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FOOTBALL

ECU's MIB a blockbuster hit

These East Carolina Pirates simply love playing the role of the “Men in Black.”
Of course it’s not quite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but you get the idea. ...
More from Brian Bailey...

FOOTBALL MULTIMEDIA

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was ECU hall of famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Robert Jones (right): Replay show...
 

AAC SCOREBOARD & SCHEDULE

FINALS UPCOMING
Thursday:
     Houston 31, Temple 10
Saturday:
     UCF 20, Tulane 13
     USF 38, Tulsa 30
     Cincinnati 41, SMU 3
Thursday:
     UConn at ECU, 7 pm (ESPNU)
Friday:
     USF at Cincinnati, 7 pm (ESPN2)
Saturday:
     Memphis at SMU, 12 pm (ESPNN)
     Temple at UCF, 5 pm (CBSSN)
 
— NUGGETS & BRIEFS —
SPIED FROM THE CROW'S NEST

Royals rely on bullpen ... Archie Manning takes leave from playoff committee ... Upsets imperil Big 12's playoff chances ... Seminoles have doubters ... ACC says call was correct ... Irish coach wades into college football politics ... Winston planning on jump to NFL ... UNC investigation update due ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL

Déjà vu emerging in heart of defense

While East Carolina may not be known as Linebacker U, there should be no mistaking the quality of players that have come through the program at the position. ... More from Ron Cherubini...
 

FOOTBALL

Student Pirate Club a model for success

Football stadiums will be buzzing again this weekend as the second half of the college football season begins. But there will be plenty of empty seats on game day in many of the student seating sections around the country. ... More from Greg Vacek...

 

FOOTBALL

2nd half feeds into 2nd half of season

Al Myatt

The extended break between games for the 2014 East Carolina team amounts to halftime in the regular season for the Pirates, who are 5-1 and ranked as high as No. 16 in the major polls. Halftime marked a significant juncture Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Future looks bright at running back

The pass-centric “Air Raid'' offense that Ruffin McNeill and Lincoln Riley brought to East Carolina from Texas Tech back in January 2010 has from the very start attracted talented recruits at the quarterback and wide receiver positions. ... More from Sammy Batten...

 

FOOTBALL

"Swamp Monster" a force in the middle

Shane Carden is “The Captain.”
Justin Hardy goes by “Deuce.” Breon Allen is “Fun Size.” Those nicknames can’t compare with the moniker Terry Williams goes by. The 6-1, 353-pound Williams is nicknamed “The Swamp Monster.” ...
More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest was ECU director of football administration Dale Steele (right): Replay show...
 

FOOTBALL GAME CENTER

EAST CAROLINA 28, SOUTH FLORIDA 17

Al Myatt's Inside Game Day   |   Ruff Post-game Audio...

AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... Thursday > UCF 31, BYU 24 (OT) ..... ..... Saturday > Temple 35, Tulsa 24 ..... Miami (FL) 55, Cincinnati 34 ..... ECU 28, USF 17 ..... Houston 28, Memphis 24 ..... Tulane 12, UConn 3 ..... .....

Pirates End A Competitive Hex

Al Myatt

TAMPA — East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill has acronyms for a variety of things. He formulated TBA for Trust, Belief and Accountability to describe the foundation for relationships among members of the program. OPAT for One Play At (a) Time evolved later as a reminder for the mindset needed to respond to immediate challenges. ... More from Al Myatt...

BULL FIGHTERS: ECU quarterback Shane Carden works the zone read with fellow senior Breon Allen on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The duo connected on a 35-yard pass for the Pirates' first touchdown late in the first quarter and both were instrumental in ECU's 28-17 comeback victory over the USF Bulls. Photo by Al Myatt. ©Bonesville.net.

View more pictures in Al Myatt's "Inside Game Day."

Audio: Ruff Post-game

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after the Pirates defeated South Florida on Saturday (recorded by Al Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...
 

— WEB HEADLINES ROUNDUP —

Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

View Greg Vacek's daily compilation of headlines & links from around the Web...

 

— SPORTBYTE™ —

"In this country, when you finish second, no one knows your name." — Frank McGuire, basketball coach [Archives]
 

 
 

 

— AUDIO FEATURES ON DEMAND —

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Ruffin McNeill

Press Conferences, Post-Game Audio & Special Events...

Jeff Lebo

 

— LEGACY PROFILES —


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Dave Alexander
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Pat Dye
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Terry Gallaher
Greg Gardill
Cary Godette
Dan Gonzalez
Leander Green
Chad Grier
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Clint Harris
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Danny Kepley
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Sean McConnell
Mike Myrick
Damon Pope
Norman Quick
Jody Schulz
Vinson Smith
Ken Strayhorn
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Don Tyson
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Cedric Van Buren
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Pat Watkins
George Wheeler
Kevin Walker
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