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ECU Pirates Have a Tricky Road to Peach Bowl

After their excellent early-season form (see their midseason report here), it would be easy to prematurely anoint the East Carolina Pirates as American Athletic Conference champions. A look at their schedule would back that up. No Houston, no Memphis, and an offense-free UCF in Greenville appears to be the only major threat. But overlooking any opponent could ruin the Pirates’...
Via AAC Football Fever
10 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Week 8 Stock Watch: Receiver’s White, Hardy Keep Rising, First-Round Linemen Struggle

The senior receiver class has proved to be one of the most intriguing and surprisingly talent-filled for the 2014 NFL Draft, and after Week 8, two of the familiar faces have once again seemed to rise on draft boards. Kevin White and Justin Hardy keep rising, get to know a certain Mountain West offensive tackle and AAC linebacker, and two well-known linemen didn’t have the best...
Via Optimum Scouting
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 Pirates' receiver depth boosting offense

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Isaiah Jones is fine with seeing opposing defenses focusing on fellow receiver Justin Hardy in No. 18 East Carolina's passing game. That attention on Hardy is giving young wideouts like Jones and true freshman Trevon Brown chances to make plays in a prolific offense. And their emergence has given the Pirates more options downfield heading into Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

UConn-East Carolina Preview

Shane Carden and East Carolina are looking to get back to business following their off week. Thursday night's home matchup against lowly Connecticut should help the No. 18 and heavily favored Pirates pick up where they left off. East Carolina (5-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) is off to its best start since opening 7-1 in 1999, with its only loss coming 33-23 at then-No...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breon Allen Could Be ECU Pirates’ Difference Maker Down the Stretch

East Carolina has been proving all season long that Shane Carden can throw the ball and that he has many targets to throw to. Opponents are looking to stop this dynamic pass threat and thus rendering the Pirates’ offense useless and upsetting the 18th-ranked team in the country. Photo used courtesy of zimbio.com. In the words of the great Lee Corso: “Not so fast my friend!...
Via AAC Football Fever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates’ Midseason Report Card

Who is surprised by the East Carolina Pirates’ performance this season? I’d be surprised if many put up their hands. Arguably the only Conference USA immigrant who looked ready to compete entering the season, it’s little surprise that the Pirates are 5-1 at this stage. What’s more surprising are the struggles of their AAC peers. All ECU has to do is keep winning, and the...
Via AAC Football Fever
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Did USF Make ECU Pirates Look Vulnerable?

In the 28-17 victory over South Florida, did the East Carolina Pirates look vulnerable? That is the question I struggled with as I watched and re-watched the game from last weekend. I honestly can’t say that the Pirates looked vulnerable. Beatable, yes. Vulnerable? No. After breaking down that game, I have pinpointed three areas of concern in high, medium and low concern levels...
Via AAC Football Fever
7 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates at South Florida Bulls: Betting odds, tv info

On Saturday the East Carolina Pirates and South Florida Bulls face face off against one another in a match-up of two All American Conference schools. No. 19 East Carolina (4-1) will be looking to add to its resume with a win over South Florida (2-3) in this one. Coverage of the game between East Carolina and South Florida will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from...
Via Tireball.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina-South Florida Preview Capsule

No. 19 East Carolina (4-1, 1-0 American) at South Florida (2-3, 1-0), 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU) Line: East Carolina by 15 Series Record: South Florida leads 4-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE In addition to aiming for a 2-0 league start in its first season in the American Athletic Conference, East Carolina is looking for its first victory over South Florida, which has won the four previous four meetings...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

University of South Florida screws up their homecoming shirts

The University of South Florida hosts East Carolina this weekend for their homecoming game. To help celebrate, the school has decided to make shirts for students to where to the game. But there is a real big problem with the shirts the school made. South Florida’s school colors are green and gold, but the shirts are purple which is East Carolina’s school color. Now that the school...
Via No Guts, No Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs at East Carolina Pirates: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the East Carolina Pirates will host the SMU Mustangs in for a contest. The No. 22 East Carolina Pirates (3-1) will be looking to drop SMU (0-4) to its fifth straight loss. Coverage of the game between SMU and East Carolina will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC. The Odds: The East Carolina Pirates are a 41...
Via Tireball.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU Trolls North Carolina With Billboard

The East Carolina Pirates rolled over the North Carolina Tar Heels  70-41 this weekend…and ECU isn’t going to let them forget about it anytime soon. Why the blatant troll job you ask? Well, the billboard pictured below is a play on a North Carolina player saying ECU was always beneath them. The billboard is reportedly [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 2 visits today) The post ECU...
Via No Coast Bias
28 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates Have Argument for Nation’s Best Offense

There’s the old cliche in football that defenses win championships. East Carolina does have a great defense, but has an even better offense that runs at a high level and leads the Pirates to many victories. So far this season, the lone loss has come when the offense hasn’t played well. Photo used courtesy of kansascity.com. If you haven’t followed ECU this season, shame on...
Via AAC Football Fever
29 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina WR Cam Worthy suspended 2 games

The East Carolina Pirates will be without their top wide receiver Cam Worthy for their next two games, as he has been suspended for violating the student code of conduct, according to Fox Sports Carolinas' Lauren Brownlow. Worthy's suspension will run through October 4th, so he will miss Saturday's in-state showdown against North Carolina and the game against SMU. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina Fails Miserably On Punt Return Against Virginia Tech (GIF)

The East Carolina Pirates are probably going to work on downing punts this week during practice. After Virginia Tech’s punter drilled a beautiful punt Saturday, which bounced near the goal line and could’ve been downed inside the five yard line, five Pirates tried to field the ball, but none of them were able to execute the routine operation. First, two players went for a jump...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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