Rather than fret about a young pitcher being felled by Tommy John surgery, the Blue Jays selected an arm who has already had the procedure.
The Blue Jays chose East Carolina Pirates right-hander Jeff Hoffman, who had the surgery in mid-May, ninth overall Thursday night.
And two picks later, Jays scouting director Brian Parker chose Kennesaw State Owls catcher Max Pentecost.
East Carolina junior defensive end Terrell Stanley will miss the entire 2014 season as a result of serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Feb. 12.
The school confirmed that Stanley has "demonstrated continued progress" during the rehabilitation process, but needs more time before returning to the field.
"Terrell has come a long way and we admire his...
East Carolina guard Akeem Richmond may have finished his college career with a loss earlier this week. But it's safe to say he's already over the sting of defeat after his mom hit it big on a scratch-off lottery ticket.The pleasant surprise came less than 24 hours after Richmond's Pirates fell to Wright State in the CollegeInsider.com tournament. To call it good timing...
Akeem Richmond scored 23 points as East Carolina won back-to-back games for the first time since December with a 67-55 victory over Rice on Saturday.
East Carolina used a 15-0 run to build a 24-3 lead with 8:43 remaining in the first half. Richmond scored 14 points during the span. Rice eventually pulled with two points, 46-44 with 9:46 to play. East Carolina answered with an 11...
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February 22, 2014
It's the offseason and still a few more weeks before spring practices kick off across college football.
In the meantime, East Carolina kicker Davis Plowman and a few of his Pirates teammates are having a little fun.
With his shirt over his head and the ball spinning freely after the snap, Plowman nails a 50-yard field goal.
Plowman only had one field goal attempt last season...
East Carolina says defensive end Terrell Stanley is in critical condition after he and a teammate were involved in a single-car accident in Greenville.
The school said Wednesday that Stanley was being treated at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville after the accident Wednesday morning.
Offensive tackle Isaac Harris was a passenger in a car driven by Stanley to school from their...
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February 12, 2014
On Monday the Ohio Bobcats and East Carolina Pirates will face off against one another in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl.
Ohio (7-5) and East Carolina (9-3) will each be showcasing themselves in this daytime game on Monday.
Coverage of the game between Ohio and East Carolina will air on ESPN beginning at 2:00 pm ET from Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, FL.
The Odds: The East...
Shane Carden tossed three first-half touchdown passes as East Carolina pulled away for a 34-13 win over FIU on Saturday.
Carden connected with Justin Hardy for a 44-yard score on East Carolina's first drive, putting the Pirates (6-2, 4-1 Conference USA) up 7-0. Later in the half Carden threw touchdown passes on consecutive drives, hooking up with DaQuan Barnes for a 26-yard...
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November 02, 2013
The East Carolina Pirates unveiled their new all-black uniforms for their game against Florida Atlantic on Thursday and they are awesome. Purple and black is a fantastic combination and the gold accents the jerseys perfectly. These jerseys should make their way into the permanent rotation for ECU.
The East Carolina Pirates will be breaking these excellent, all-black uniforms and helmets out against Florida Atlantic for the "Paint It Black" game.
We’ve seen some pretty impressive grocery store displays showing support for local teams before. Recently, we’ve shown you displays from Illinois, Notre Dame, and a local Omaha store stepped up for the College World Series. Now, a Walmart in Greenville, North Carolina is getting in on the fun. Here’s its awesome display supporting the East Carolina Pirates:
If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, what Nebraska did to honor an ailing young boy at its spring game sparked a similar tribute from East Carolina University on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers honored Jack Hoffman by letting him run for a touchdown a week ago.
The good vibe provided a spark for the Pirates, who replicated the act as a kind gesture for 8-year-old Noah Roberts...
Who: East Carolina Pirates (8-4) vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-4)
When: Saturday, December 22nd, Noon EST
Line: Louisiana by 4.5
Jay (0-1 overall, 0-1 ATS): I'm a big fan of the job Mark Hudspeth has done at Lafayette, and I'm honestly surprised that it looks like he's going to make it through another spin of the coaching...
2011 Record: (5-7, 4-4 in C-USA)
Head Coach: Ruffin McNeill (11-14 at ECU, 9-7 in C-USA)
Last Bowl Game: 2010 Military Bowl: lost to Maryland 51-20
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Big Name Opponents: 9/8 at South Carolina, 9/22 at UNC
Must Win: 9/1 vs Appalachian St, 10/13 vs Memphis, 10/20 at UAB, 11/17 at Tulane
Revenge: 9/15 at Southern Miss, 9...
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Miguel Paul scored a career-high 25 points as East Carolina pulled away in the second half from North Carolina Central 84-76 Thursday night.
Paul was only 4 of 12 from the field, but hit 15 of 17 free throws for the Pirates (8-4), who have won four straight.
The back-and-forth first half was tied eight times, with East Carolina leading 39-35 at the break.
After the Eagles (7-7...
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December 29, 2011