August 16, 2017

A considerable amount of pressure comes with being a wide receiver at East Carolina these days.

The football team more traditionally know for planting quarterbacks into the NFL now has a huge standard to uphold with recent NCAA all-time receptions leaders Justin Hardy and Zay Jones now playing at…


August 15, 2017

#ECU coach Scottie Montgomery energetic after a hot morning practice during preseason camp, Aug. 15.


August 14, 2017

The battles in the trenches during East Carolina football’s first preseason scrimmage Saturday were mainly won by the defense, which was a continuation of an early trend in camp.

There were some shifts in the first-team offensive line with projected starting guard Cortez Herrin not playing.…


August 13, 2017

It is not necessarily for fans who want spend the day in the same elements as the football players while sitting on aluminum bench seats similar to the ones those same players sit on when taking a breather.

Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the new Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is not about…


August 12, 2017

As East Carolina football coach Scottie Montgomery was addressing the media just minutes after the completion of his team’s first preseason scrimmage Saturday, it was obvious who had the upper hand during the game-like session at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

“You can hear (the defensive…


August 12, 2017

With transfer players set to fill starting spots and four of nine assistant coaches in their first season at East Carolina, preseason camp is an important time for the Pirates to mesh as they prepare to host James Madison on Sept. 2.

Second-year head coach Scottie Montgomery has made that clear…


August 11, 2017

Due to the forecast of heavy rain and the likelihood of lightning across eastern North Carolina, East Carolina postponed its annual “Meet The Pirates” event scheduled for Saturday night at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The popular preseason fanfest is now set for Aug. 26 — one week…


August 11, 2017

The weather might not be ideal, but East Carolina plans to scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday and coach Scottie Montgomery wants to see how his players perform in that venue.

It could be especially important for quarterbacks Thomas Sirk and Gardner Minshew, who are battling for the…


August 11, 2017

Coach Scottie Montgomery and the East Carolina Pirates are counting on Jordan Williams, and Williams is aware.

Montgomery spent part of his recent Media Day address discussing the importance of the senior linebacker, in particular his improved communication and leadership traits.

As appreciative as…


August 10, 2017

Another couple of hours in the books on Wednesday morning for the East Carolina football team meant another day of defensive intensity for a group bent on reversing last season’s losing record.

Head coach Scottie Montgomery continued working with a unique mix of old and new, and perhaps no…

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