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ECU vs. Tulane • 3:30 pm • Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (50,000) • TV: ESPN3

AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3) ..... UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN) ..... ECU 34,  Tulane 6 (ESPN3) ..... Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN) ..... | .....

Kevin's Keys to the Game

The Pirates will take on a challenge from Tulane today in their first appearance in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in a month. It will also be East Carolina's last Saturday home game this season. ... More from Kevin Monroe...
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GAME DAY WEATHER

After experiencing the arctic plunge last week in Cincinnati (27 degrees at kickoff) and miserable, rainy conditions the previous game at Temple, the East Carolina football team may feel like it has returned to a tropical paradise as it hosts Tulane for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff today. The temperature is expected to be 51 degrees at the outset of the American Athletic Conference contest with clear skies, low humidity (22 percent) and slight wind (South, one mile per hour). By the end of the game, the mercury will have dipped to 42 degrees with 33 percent humidity and south winds at six mph. There is a zero percent chance of precipitation, according to the forecast. (Filed by Al Myatt)

AMERICAN FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

LAST WEEK THIS WEEK
Thursday:
     Cincinnati 54, ECU 46 (ESPN2)
Friday:
     UCF 31, Tulsa 7 (ESPN2)
Saturday:
     Penn State 30, Temple 13 (ESPN2)
     Memphis 38, Tulane 7 (ESPNU)
     USF 14, SMU 13 (CBSSN)
Saturday:
     UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN)
     Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3)
     ECU 34, Tulane 6 (ESPN3)
     Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN)
     Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN)
 

 

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FOOTBALL

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At some point during Saturday’s game against Tulane, probably in the first half, Justin Hardy will come off the line, get a step on his defender and catch his fourth pass of the day from quarterback Shane Carden.  ... More from Brett Friedlander...

 

BASKETBALL

Transfers pace Pirates

GREENVILLE — Florida State transfer Terry Whisnant made four of seven attempts from behind the 3-point line and scored 16 points to lead East Carolina to a 92-51 nonconference basketball win over Virginia-Lynchburg at Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum on Thursday night. ... Story, photos and audio...

The East Carolina bench reacts after walk-on Peyton Robbins scores a basket in the final minutes of the Pirates' 92-51 victory over Virginia-Lynchburg on Thursday night at Minges Coliseum. Thirteen ECU players scored in the rout, five of them in double figures. (Photo by W.A. Myatt.)

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FOOTBALL

Two losses set stage for Tulane's arrival

Al Myatt

Saddled with a two-game losing streak under adverse conditions in the rugged American Athletic Conference, East Carolina's football team has been looking forward to returning to competition following a layoff from a Thursday night game at Cincinnati on Nov. 13. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL SPECIAL FEATURE

Fifteen Questions for B.J. Tyson

Bunyon Devell (B.J.) Tyson, Jr., is off to a good start in East Carolina's basketball program. Two games into the 2014-15 season, the 6' 3" freshman is averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and leads the Pirates in steals with seven. He is playing 23.5 minutes per game. Tyson has hit nine of his 10 free throws (90 percent) and 12 of 22 field goal attempts (54.5 percent), although he has made just one of seven behind the arc. ... More from W.A. Myatt...

Pictured: Freshman guard B.J. Tyson has hit the court running after attending East Carolina for a year before joining the roster this season. The Wadesboro product leads the team in steals and is second in scoring. (ECU Media Relations photo)

 

FOOTBALL

Justin Hardy deserves better

Justin Hardy has been snubbed. East Carolina's spectacular receiver will most likely set the all-time NCAA record for career receptions this week when the Pirates host Tulane. Hardy needs just four catches to break the record set by Ryan Broyles of Oklahoma in 2011. ... 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 guests were prep football coaches David Wojtecki, Bobby Curlings, Paul Cornwell, Sport Sawyer, Scott Gardner: Replay show...
 

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Audio: Coach Ruff Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday as the Pirates prepare to host Tulane on Saturday (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; file photo): Select clip...

 

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"The ball sailed so high that when it came down it was coated with ice." — Bill McGeehan, sportswriter, on one of Babe Ruth's home runs [Archives]
 

 
 

 

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