EAST CAROLINA RUMORS

Barkley scores 21, East Carolina beats Florida A&M 82-62

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Kentrell Barkley scored 11 of his 21 points in the first half to help East Carolina pull away early and beat Florida A&M 82-62 in Monday night's second round game of the Savannah Invitational. With the win, coach Jeff Lebo surpasses Tom Quinn's 102 victories, making him East Carolina's winningest coach since the program's start in the Division I era in...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones passes Broyles on all-time receptions list, ECU rolls

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Isaiah Jones moved into 2nd place on the all-time NCAA reception list with 19 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown and East Carolina routed UConn 41-3 on Saturday. Jones now has 355 career catches, six more than former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles, trailing only the 387 catches tallied by his former East Carolina teammate Justin Hardy. Philip Nelson threw...
Via Associated Press
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Kiel returns to lead Cincinnati past East Carolina, 31-19

CINCINNATI (AP) Gunner Kiel made his first start of the season and led Cincinnati to its first American Athletic Conference win, 31-19 over East Carolina on Saturday night. Kiel completed 23 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns. He was third on the depth chart at the start of the season behind Hayden Moore and Ross Trail. Cincinnati (4-3, 1-3) came up with two key defensive...
Via Associated Press
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates defeat NC State, prove they are expansion worthy

When the Big 12 recently trimmed its list of expansion candidates, East Carolina Pirates didn’t make the cut. Based on the Pirates’ play this afternoon, the league might eventually regret that decision. Powered by a high-octane offense, East Carolina defeated NC State 33-30 to move to 2-0. Make no mistake about it: the Pirate offense played a fantastic game. Quarterback Phillip...
Via The Student Section
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

East Carolina wants chance to join Big 12

Of all the AAC teams that have a chance to leave the conference and join the Big 12, the East Carolina Pirates have not been reported as one of the them. However, that doesn’t mean they want the opportunity to state their case. The team began a social media campaign to state their case for making it into the Big 12 last week and they hope it helps their chances of getting in. Associate...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Auburn DB Tim Irvin transferring to East Carolina

After a freshman year during which he recorded 18 tackles, defensive back Tim Irvin announced that he would transfer from Auburn. The nephew of NFL great Michael Irvin had been connected to Miami and Texas, but will continue his football career at East Carolina. He made the announcement via Twitter Tuesday evening. I am very excited to announce that I will be playing for East...
Via College Spun
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA baseball tournament 2016: East Carolina advances to Super Regional

The 2016 NCAA baseball tournament is well under way and we have already seen a good share of upsets throughout the Regional Round. One of the biggest so far is the East Carolina Pirates as they have gone undefeated through the Charlottesville Regional to clinch the second Super Regional berth this year. EAST CAROLINA IS ON TO SUPER REGIONALS! The Pirates claim the Charlottesville...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Virginia adds former East Carolina coach McNeill to staff

Just a week after being fired as coach at East Carolina, Ruffin McNeill has found a job. McNeill was hired Saturday as linebackers coach and assistant head coach at Virginia under new Cavaliers coach Bronco Mendenhall, the program announced in a press release.McNeill, who was 42-32 in five years at alma mater East Carolina, served as defensive coordinator at Texas Tech under Mike...
Via FOX Sports
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

East Carolina fires Ruffin McNeil as head football coach

The shelf life of a college football coach is as short as one year, one month and even one game. No one may know that better now than Ruffin McNeil, who was fired as the head coach of the East Carolina Pirates after six seasons with the school. After a 5-7 finish to the regular season (just McNeil’s second losing record in the regular season during the tenure), the school is parting...
Via Gamedayr
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

East Carolina fires Ruffin McNeill after 5-7 season

The East Carolina Pirates had a pretty up-and-down season this year. The team looked to be on top of the world coming into the season until they lost their starting quarterback Kurt Benkert before the year even began. The team seemed to push through adversity nearly upsetting Florida, who is now playing for an SEC championship this weekend, and beating Virginia Tech. Despite that...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Fred Taylor: Why he chose Florida over Florida State

This past Saturday, Florida junior running back Kelvin Taylor was berated by head coach Jim McElwain after a costly unsportsmanlike penalty during the team’s game against East Carolina. Naturally, fans were wondering how Taylor’s father, former NFL star running back Fred Taylor, was reacting to the news. Well, Taylor joined Dan LeBatard on his radio show Monday morning to...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 28, 2015  |  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
August 26, 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

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

WATCH: UCF beats ECU with game-ending Hail Mary

UCF beat East Carolina on Thursday night 32-30 on a Hail Mary that is certain to be one of the wildest finishes of the college football season. East Carolina was up 30-26 and was facing a 4th-and-19 with 16 seconds left. Instead of a punt or run, Shane Carden took a sack. That gave the Knights the ball and one last chance to win the game. And they did as Breshad Perriman hauled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 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

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

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 Associated Press
February 12, 2014  |  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 contributed...
Via Associated Press
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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