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Pratt is a special teams ace

Every football team every year has one. This year for No. 21 East Carolina, that one is Dayon Pratt.

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Pratt is a special teams ace

Every football team every year has one. This year for No. 21 East Carolina, that one is Dayon Pratt.

  • UConn leads poll; ECU 3rd

    NEW YORK — Despite being a league newcomer, East Carolina was picked third in the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball preseason poll released Thursday.

  • ECU erasing the run

    East Carolina football might have dropped a few places in the national rankings this week, but the Pirates continue their climb in one of the most important statistical categories in the game.

  • Proving Worthy

    In each of its last two football games, East Carolina has relied on a late defensive resurgence and a few sudden jolts of offense to get out of tight predicaments.

  • PRC is ECU's Ironman

    As parts of East Carolina’s men’s basketball team changed around him, Paris Roberts-Campbell was always there.

  • McNeill not worried about ranking

    Ruffin McNeill has a pretty logical argument for not expending a lot of energy worrying about college football’s national rankings.

Duke-Pitt headlines ACC slate

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 10 of the season:GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 24 Duke at Pittsburgh.

  • Duke, UNC lead preseason poll

    CHARLOTTE — Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference.

  • UConn picked to win American

    NEW YORK — The American Athletic Conference may not have the cachet of the old Big East, but it still has UConn and on Wednesday made sure the defending national champions were again on the top of their marquee.

  • ACC aims to snap Final Four drought

    CHARLOTTE — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference built its basketball reputation on nearly annual appearances in the Final Four.

  • ACC: Parity gives everyone a shot

    The Atlantic Coast Conference is still looking to prove there’s good football in the league beyond Florida State.

  • Duke focused on Pitt, ACC race

    DURHAM — After quarterback Anthony Boone found out No. 24 Duke was back in the national rankings, he called a players-only meeting.

Wright clutch for Chargers

Jake Wright likes to play in the close games, like earlier this season in a seven-point victory over rival North Pitt and even in a one-point loss to Southern Nash.

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  • Roundup: Locals go 2-1 in playoffs

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  • Rampants close in on state title

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  • Eagles capture state title

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  • Rose sweeps into East final

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SF dynasty talk heats up

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  • MacKenzie in 13th place

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  • Royals look toward next season

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  • QB rivalry began in obscurity

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  • Bumgarner lifts Giants to title

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  • Panthers battle for division lead

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Earnhardt Jr. gets 4th victory

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  • Harvick has work cut out

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  • McMurray wins Martinsville pole

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  • Earnhardt raises concussion awareness

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  • Keselowski advances in Chase

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  • Earnhardt needs win to save season

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