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  • ECU unveils hoops schedule

    By The Daily Reflector | September 1, 2015 - 3:27pm

    A demanding American Athletic Conference slate, an early tournament on the west coast and home games against three in-state foes highlight the East Carolina basketball team’s schedule, which was released on Tuesday.

  • Pirates banking on Blake

    By Nathan Summers | August 31, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Although the biggest decision on the East Carolina football roster for this Saturday’s season opener against Towson went as expected, the Pirates’ first two-deep depth chart was not without some surprises on Monday.

  • VIDEO: Ruffin McNeill's news conference on Towson

    By The Daily Reflector | August 31, 2015 - 4:42pm

    East Carolina Pirates head football coach Ruffin McNeill held the first of his weekly news conferences on Monday focusing on Saturday's opener against Towson.

  • Pressure on ECU defensive line

    By Nathan Summers | August 30, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Ike Harris has reached the point in his college football career where there are no older players left to look up to.

  • Outside potential

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 29, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Justin Hardy is gone and the East Carolina offense took a big hit earlier this week with the loss of starting quarterback Kurt Benkert, but the annual constant that remains is the plethora of talent at receiver.

  • ECU cornerback relishing memories

    By Nathan Summers | August 27, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Only a matter of days remain until Josh Hawkins begins his final football season at East Carolina, but the senior cornerback insists he is still in camp mode.

  • Pirate women face tough schedule

    August 27, 2015 - 10:24pm

    East Carolina announced the women’s basketball team’s non-conference schedule on Thursday.

  • Emotion in Benkert reactions

    By Ronnie Woodward and Nathan Summers | August 26, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Because it was a Wednesday and in congruence with in-season policy, only defensive players were available for interviews after East Carolina football’s evening practice.

  • Update: ECU QB out for season

    August 26, 2015 - 1:34pm

    East Carolina quarterback Kurt Benkert tore the ACL in his right knee at Tuesday night's practice and will miss the entire season.

  • ECU punter sets lofty goals

    By Nathan Summers | August 25, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Worth Gregory arrived at Tuesday’s post-practice media session with sand stuck to his arms, a telltale sign of a long day for any East Carolina football player.

  • Pirates back in game mode

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 25, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Scheduling and extra attention to detail by East Carolina football players were keys to practice at the Cliff Moore Practice Facility on Tuesday.

  • Pirates back in game mode

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 25, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Scheduling and extra attention to detail by East Carolina football players were keys to practice at the Cliff Moore Practice Facility on Tuesday.

  • Bigger breaks down keys

    By Nathan Summers | August 24, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Right about the time the East Carolina football team had a national ranking attached to itself last season, opponents began a trend of going off script either for a play, a drive or even a game to try to beat the Pirates.

  • Furlow ready to run?

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 23, 2015 - 10:25pm

    After Saturday’s East Carolina football scrimmage that featured a 12-yard touchdown run by true freshman and local product Shawn Furlow, ECU offensive coordinator Dave Nichol remained non-committal as to whether Furlow will play in his first collegiate year or redshirt like most freshmen.

  • Pirates find pay dirt

    By Nathan Summers | August 22, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Reflecting a much better week in practice, the East Carolina football offense flowed much more freely on Saturday morning.

  • ECU learns from looks

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 22, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Senior defensive back Josh Hawkins said after Saturday’s East Carolina football scrimmage at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium that the offense showed some different looks this time.

  • Pigskin Preview: ECU looks to reload

    By Nathan Summers | August 21, 2015 - 10:24pm

    The chip is back on East Carolina’s shoulder this football season.

  • Benkert takes reins

    By Nathan Summers | August 20, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Kurt Benkert feels like he can start to make his impact now.

  • Kickers vying for top job

    By Nathan Summers | August 20, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Davis Plowman is like all kickers in that he tries to connect on every single football the same way every time.“I kick an extra point like I do a 50-yard field goal,” said Plowman, a Roswell, Ga., native who entered East Carolina’s August camp as the only Pirate with any college experience, going 1-for-2 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points in spot duty for the Pirates the last two seasons.

  • Pigskin Preview: Pirates' personalities

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 20, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Quarterback Shane Carden relished the spotlight that came with being a key player on the East Carolina football team, even flexing the “Pirate State of Mind” tattoo on his left bicep on an ESPN morning show that was he was on in part because of a big win over North Carolina and an upset at Virginia Tech last season to highlight his upperclassmen years.

  • Pirates play the hot hand

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 19, 2015 - 10:25pm

    When asked after East Carolina football practice on Wednesday about the competition during preseason camp at the nose guard position, defensive line coach Marc Yellock pointed out that Demetri McGill, the starter on the preseason depth chart, can easily play end if needed.

  • Pirates make Benkert starting QB

    By Nathan Summers | August 19, 2015 - 5:10pm

    East Carolina offensive coordinator Dave Nichol said a couple of weeks ago he hoped to have a starting quarterback named by about this time.

  • ECU's Richardson seems ready

    By Nathan Summers | August 18, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Experience has proven to be the best teacher for East Carolina’s Terrell Richardson these last three years, and he doesn’t want that to change.

  • Cincy QB settles in

    By Joe Kay | August 18, 2015 - 10:23pm

    CINCINNATI — The second-string offense was running a play during camp, and quarterback Gunner Kiel was pacing behind the group, helmet in hand, yelling advice as everyone lined up.

  • Scrimmage memories left behind

    By Nathan Summers | August 17, 2015 - 10:24pm

    As he predicted, head coach Ruffin McNeill saw some resilience from the East Carolina football offense on Monday morning.

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