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  • Sophomores to play major roles

    By Nathan Summers | August 20, 2014 - 10:25pm

    East Carolina’s freshman wide receivers flexed their collective muscle right away last season, and they haven’t stopped yet.

  • Godwin following LeClair’s vision

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 20, 2014 - 10:24pm

    Like so many others this summer, Cliff Godwin took the challenge.

  • Transfer of power

    By Nathan Summers | August 19, 2014 - 10:25pm

    A few big questions on the East Carolina football team have some very big answers.

  • Sharp eye on secondary

    By Nathan Summers | August 18, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Rick Smith has a knack for drawing a bottom line on things without hesitation.

  • McNeill lauds linebackers, linemen

    By Nathan Summers | August 18, 2014 - 10:24pm

    East Carolina football returned to the practice complex on Monday morning for a single workout sandwiched between off days Sunday and Tuesday, and head coach Ruffin McNeill reflected on the team’s first preseason scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

  • Pirates clicking early

    By Nathan Summers | August 16, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Mid-August scrimmages don’t count, but they usually say a lot about how a football team is playing heading into a new season.

  • 'Pretty physical' scrimmage planned

    By Nathan Summers | August 15, 2014 - 10:25pm

    This morning marks the first dress rehearsal in the buildup to East Carolina football’s Aug. 30 season kickoff against North Carolina Central.

  • Walk-ons become recruiting rewards

    By Nathan Summers | August 14, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Almost exactly four years ago, East Carolina head football coach Ruffin McNeill carefully watched after the completion of an evening workout as two players stayed on the field for some extra work.

  • ECU's heavy hitters

    By Nathan Summers | August 13, 2014 - 10:25pm

    The new-look East Carolina defensive backfield could have the talent to make a memorable mark by season’s end, but before it begins, the Pirate secondary is more concerned with leaving a mark in the traditional football sense.“We’re physical.

  • Several Pirates in the running

    By Nathan Summers | August 12, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Although they might all carry the football by season’s end, the battle to become East Carolina’s top running back continued on Tuesday morning.

  • McNeill pleased with Pirates' start

    By Nathan Summers | August 11, 2014 - 10:25pm

    There is a lot more drilling and a lot less dazzle during the opening two weeks of August college football camps, but that can make the big plays seem even bigger when they happen.

  • Linemen ready to battle

    By Nathan Summers | August 10, 2014 - 10:25pm

    With last year’s starting defensive ends both missing for different reasons, it might seem that East Carolina’s defensive front would enter the season searching for an identity.

  • Lineman gains perspective from wreck

    By Nathan Summers | August 9, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Ike Harris routinely shoulders 500-plus-pound barbells in the East Carolina University weight room to push his physical limits, but the junior football player’s greatest gain during the last offseason was perspective.

  • Lights, camera, Carden

    By Nathan Summers | August 8, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Shane Carden loves the film industry and always has, but the term took on a different meaning for him during the last year.

  • Worthy of attention

    By Nathan Summers | August 7, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Given the big plays East Carolina’s young wide receivers have already authored, the future is clear and bright for the Pirate offense, but the time is now for the senior twosome in the Pirates’ deep pack of pass-catchers.

  • Overton's path to disruption

    By Nathan Summers | August 6, 2014 - 10:25pm

    The football perception, generally, is that when an established star player vacates his position, a recovery process begins while the new starter tries to figure out how to replace him.

  • McNeill’s way with numbers

    By Nathan Summers | August 5, 2014 - 10:25pm

    On their first night as college football players, some of East Carolina’s freshmen were a little flustered at their number of repetitions on the opening day of camp.

  • Pirates hit practice field

    By Nathan Summers | August 4, 2014 - 10:25pm

    An East Carolina football team with loads of experience and plenty of self-appointed expectations embarked on a new season on Monday as the Pirates completed an introductory workout that kick-started a run of 19 practices in 22 days.

  • Dorm days for players

    By Nathan Summers | August 3, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Check-in day probably means something different to every college football player across the country, yet the rituals of the annual event are unchanging.

  • Lebo lauds productive Pirates

    By Tony Castleberry | August 2, 2014 - 10:24pm

    Productive summers are becoming more and more crucial to college basketball teams’ success in the fall and winter.

  • Guilmette committed to comeback

    By Tony Castleberry | July 31, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Marshall Guilmette is doing everything in his power to not be the forgotten man, but if his body does not cooperate, Guilmette’s unwavering desire to return to the basketball court may not matter.

  • Pirates picked 4th in AAC

    July 29, 2014 - 10:24pm

    The East Carolina football team was picked to finish fourth in the American Athletic Conference preseason football media poll.

  • VIDEO: ECU fantasy campers hit field

    By Tony Castleberry | July 25, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Participants in Ruffin McNeill’s fantasy football camp who thought they were just going to jog through a couple of drills, hear coach McNeill and his East Carolina assistants give a couple of speeches and collect a T-shirt found out quickly that Friday’s camp offered much more.

  • Pirate leaders embrace social media

    By Nathan Summers | July 18, 2014 - 10:24pm

    As social media changes on an almost hourly interval, college sports coaches are constantly tweaking their game plans for using it to their utmost advantage.

  • Pirates on display

    By Nathan Summers | July 16, 2014 - 10:25pm

    WASHINGTON — Although he is the newest partner in the East Carolina sports coaching firm, Cliff Godwin sounded like he’d been working on his message to ECU fans for a long time on Wednesday night at the Washington Civic Center.

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