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BATTLE FOR N.C.: ECU in 5th

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A referee seperates East Carolina's Marcus Holton Jr., left, and North Carolina's Thomas Jackson during their game on Sept. 8, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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The Daily Reflector

Monday, September 10, 2018

The major development this weekend in college football in North Carolina was East Carolina’s 41-19 rout of the North Carolina Tar Heels in Greenville.

ECU replaces UNC in our “Battle for N.C.” rankings.

1. N.C. State

Record: 2-0.

Why No. 1? The Wolfpack rolled to a 41-7 win against Georgia State for a second straight victory against an overmatched opponent. Things pick up in a major way this week when No. 14 West Virginia visits Raleigh.

2. Duke

Record: 2-0.

Why No. 2? Because starting quarterback Daniel Jones got hurt in a 21-7 win at Northwestern. Duke also opened with a nice victory against Army and would be No. 1, but it is a big blow if Jones is facing a lengthy absence with a clavicle injury.

3. Appalachian State

Record: 1-1.

Why No. 3? Appalachian State showed off its firepower in Week 2, cruising to a 45-9 win at lowly Charlotte. Like N.C. State (West Virginia) and Duke (at Baylor), ASU has a big matchup next in Boone against a consistent and quality program in Southern Miss.

4. Wake Forest

Record: 2-0.

Why No. 4? Wake is quietly 2-0 and set for a daunting five-game stretch that includes playing Notre Dame, Clemson and Florida State. It starts Thursday night in beginning Atlantic Coast Conference action at home against Boston College.

5. East Carolina

Record: 1-1.

Why No. 5? The case could be made for North Carolina A&T here, but A&T shouldn’t have defeated ECU and it wouldn't have happened without a few critical giveaways by the Pirates. ECU then proved it was better, on the scoreboard and in reality, than UNC with a signature and needed 41-19 win.

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ECU

November 15, 2018

Two important elements to Saturday night’s East Carolina football game are that the struggling Pirates (2-7) are favored against Connecticut (1-9), and that it is senior day at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

ECU has been the underdog in all but two games this season. It was nearly a two-touchdown…

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November 14, 2018

With East Carolina football still seeking its first American Athletic Conference win of the season and many fans in Pirate Nation upset with the results by third-year coach Scottie Montgomery and the Pirates, ECU Chancellor Cecil Staton released a statement late Wednesday afternoon saying that an…

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November 14, 2018

The score was tied only briefly Wednesday night in Minges Coliseum for women’s basketball action.

East Carolina and Grand Canyon were deadlocked, 24-24, for exactly 12 seconds before ECU produced a game-changing rally late in the second quarter and the Pirates stayed in front the rest of the…

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November 14, 2018

 

The first day of the recruiting early signing period saw Joe Dooley and East Carolina basketball sign three guards on Wednesday in Logan Curtis, Tyrie Jackson and Tremont Robinson.

Jackson is a transfer from Northwest Florida State College and Robinson is currently attending Garden…

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November 14, 2018

Four football teams are still in contention in the American Athletic Conference West Division, while the East champion will be decided this weekend.

SMU, Houston and Tulane are in a three-way tie in the West at 4-2. Memphis is one game back at 3-3. Houston and Tulane meet Thursday night, while SMU…

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November 14, 2018

With his ability to duck past defenders, lean into the post and find both sides of the rim for baskets, freshman Jayden Gardner is a breath of fresh air for the East Carolina basketball team.

After glimpses of promise but poor shooting in the team’s first two games this season, Gardner…

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November 13, 2018

Usual backup Darius Pinnix is first on the East Carolina depth chart at running back this week, and there is optimism that he could provide the jolt desperately needed for the Pirate run game Saturday versus lowly Connecticut.

Such a conventional breakthrough also is not guaranteed, which is why…

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November 12, 2018

East Carolina basketball player Jayden Gardner was named the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball freshman of the week on Monday.

In three games last week, Gardner averaged 14.4 points, 7.7 rebounds and 26 minutes and connected on 45.5 percent of his field goal attempts (10-of-22)…

November 12, 2018

It remains to be seen whether or not the premier team in the American Athletic Conference will again be undefeated and knocking on the door of the College Football Playoff at season’s end, but Central Florida already is very much in the public eye of college football.

Everything will be on…

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November 12, 2018

As East Carolina’s football team has three games remaining in its season and is out of bowl consideration with a 2-7 record that will not allow for reaching the required six-win mark, coach Scottie Montgomery remains focused on the day-to-day aspects of managing his team.

Without an athletics…

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