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EAST CAROLINA RUMORS

South Carolina, East Carolina Officially Schedule Four Future Games

Three times over the past four seasons, the East Carolina Pirates and South Carolina Gamecocks have battled on the football field. The two schools, though having previously signed a contract to play more games, officially announced when those games will be played: Back in June of 2007, East Carolina announced a five-game football series with South Carolina. At the time, the games...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Undaunted,’ East Carolina’s intro mixtape for 2015

The East Carolina Pirates, a newly appointed member of the American Athletic Conference whose home is nestled in the quaint town of Greenville, North Carolina, hope to divulge in more success following the last three years with a combined win-loss record of 26-13. Although the Pirates will jog through the tunnel without now-Atlanta Falcon Justin Hardy (1,494 receiving yards, 10...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU QB Kurt Benkert to miss season with torn ACL

East Carolina starting quarterback Kurt Benkert suffered a torn ACL in his right knee during Tuesday evening’s practice, an MRI confirmed. The news was made official on Wednesday morning. MRI shows #ECU's Kurt Benkert has torn ACL. He will miss the season. — Stephen Igoe (@StephenIgoe) August 26, 2015 On Wednesday of last week, the sophomore was named the Pirates’ starting...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: ECU starting QB Benkert tears ACL, out for season

East Carolina starting quarterback Kurt Benkert is out for the season with a torn ACL, a source told FOX Sports Wednesday morning. There were very high hopes inside the Pirates football program surrounding the talented 6-3, 220-pound sophomore from Florida who runs a 4.7 40 and has a very good arm. Benkert played in three games in 2014 and used his redshirt season in 2013. He was...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After 3-year run, season of change arrives for East Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina has beaten power-conference teams, put up big offensive numbers and even popped into the national rankings during an impressive three-year run. Now the Pirates must prove they have some staying power. After 26 wins over three seasons, East Carolina enters its second year in the American Athletic Conference with a new offensive coordinator leading...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Benkert named ECU’s starting QB for 2015

Redshirt sophomore Kurt Benkert has been named East Carolina’s starting quarterback for the 2015 season, Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill told The News & Observer. “We’ve had great competition at that position so far, but we felt it was time to name a starter to move forward with our preparations for the season,” McNeill said. “While Kurt will have the first opportunity...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU dismisses projected starting guard Larry Williams

East Carolina University has dismissed potential starting guard Larry Williams from the program due to an unspecified violation of team rules, according to John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill offered a brief statement on Williams’ dismissal. “It is always disappointing when someone is dismissed from the program, but there comes...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: East Carolina unveils new black uniforms

One of the most popular uniform trends in all of sports is adding an all-black alternate to your team’s variety of look. The latest team to unveil their blacked out scheme is the East Carolina Pirates. East Carolina has previously worn all-blacks, but they were still eager to unveil the new look from Nike on social media. We'd like to introduce @ECUAthletics @ECUPiratesFB fans...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Season Preview: Game Two, East Carolina Pirates

Florida’s first game of the season should be no problem. It’s what happens in games two through twelve that will define their season. And that stretch starts with a (sort of) familiar foe. EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Coach: Ruffin McNeil, 6th year (37-27) … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates 2015 Preview and Prediction

East Carolina enters 2015 without three of the key cogs of its offense — quarterback Shane Carden, receiver Justin Hardy and coordinator...
Via Athlon Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Memories of Dean Smith:East Carolina Coach Jeff Lebo

Jeff Lebo and Dean Smith/couriertribune.comby Josh Adams @NCAAHoopsDigest As a young kid in the 1980's growing up in Central Pennsylvania, high school basketball was the most exciting thing in my life. I would stay up until 11:15 on Friday's waiting for the WGAl-8 highlights of all the games around the region. The team that usually lead off the highlights was Carlisle High School...
Via College Hoops Digest
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: East Carolina Pirates

East Carolina’s 2014 season came to an emphatic thud with a 28-20 loss to Florida in the Birmingham Bowl. After wins over North Carolina and Virginia Tech, pollsters, fans, and the Pirate Nation all believed this was the “It” team among the Group of Five conference, and the soon-to-be American Athletic Conference champion in its first season in the conference. After falling...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

East Carolina Shows The World How NOT To Defend The Hail Mary

The East Carolina Pirates were beating the Central Florida Knights 30-25 late in the fourth quarter and should of had the game all wrapped up. Then this happened; Just like that UCF wins the game and a share of the American Athletic Conference title. This is just terrible defense, like really really bad. the ECU defenders had 51 yards to think about this lob from Justin Holman to...
Via Sports Mockery
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

East Carolina WR Hardy breaks FBS career receptions record

After a late-season downswing, the East Carolina Pirates' dreams of breaking into a major FBS bowl fell off a couple weeks ago. The school's 2014 season will still go down in history, however, if only for wide receiver Justin Hardy's career production. The senior from Vanceboro, N.C., has been a model of consistency for the high-powered East Carolina offense over the past three-plus...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Bold Predictions for East Carolina’s Game vs. Tulane

The 2014 campaign hasn’t been going according to plan for the East Carolina Pirates. Back-to-back losses have set back the dream season, but there couldn’t be a better recipe for success this weekend than to face Tulane. Tulane’s season hasn’t panned out the way it would have wanted either. As the losses mount up for the […] The post 5 Bold Predictions for East Carolina’s...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

With Second AAC Loss, Where Does East Carolina Go from Here?

The East Carolina Pirates‘ early season form had many pegging them for an American Athletic Conference championship and an invitation to an Access Bowl this year. But after consecutive losses to Temple and Cincinnati, the questions are being asked about what went wrong, and where the team goes now. I’ll tell you where: The Pirates will […] The post With Second AAC Loss, Where...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 18, 2014  |  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
October 17, 2014  |  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
September 22, 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

Richmond leads East Carolina over Rice 67-55

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

ECU kicker nails 50-yard field goal blindfolded

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, but...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2 ECU players involved in single-car accident

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...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio Bobcats vs. East Carolina Pirates: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

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...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

East Carolina runs away from NC A&T, 84-71

Akeem Richmond and Paris Roberts-Campbell each scored 21 points to power East Carolina to an 84-71 win over North Carolina A&T Saturday night. The Pirates (9-2), coming off a week-long break for final exams, built a 17-point lead in the first half behind Richmond's 15-point effort. Roberts-Campbell had 15 of his points in the second half to help seal the win. Caleb White...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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