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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…


August 09, 2017

#ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery after morning practice, Aug. 9, on the weather and competitiveness during red zone drills.

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August 09, 2017

No one but the two of them can know what it is really like, but there is a definite bond between East Carolina quarterbacks Gardner Minshew and Thomas Sirk.

Both of them want what only one of them can have, yet neither seems given to jealously or disdain for the other. As the second week of camp…


August 08, 2017

Man by man, Scottie Montgomery is trying to build a winning football team.

As his East Carolina Pirates prepare to strap it back up today after their first scheduled day off from August camp on Monday, many position battles are ongoing, but just as many positions are fast becoming filled. The…


August 08, 2017

Perhaps it is just human nature to take certain things for granted, even in the multi-million-dollar world of college athletics.

Just a few years ago, a trend swept through that world, football-first as it often does. Schools and conferences began offering their student-athletes full cost of…


August 07, 2017

East Carolina football needed a new person to push its offense physically and emotionally.

Garrett McGhin has known for a while that it is him that second-year ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery and his staff have chosen to be that man. Now, the push is on to reverse last season’s 3-9…


August 06, 2017

Scottie Montgomery continued to rave about the upgrade in talent on this year’s East Carolina football team compared to last, even after Saturday’s first practice in pads of the new season.

The second-year ECU coach told media members on Saturday there is a great deal more talent and a…

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