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  • Summers: Entrance adds to game

    August 31, 2014 - 10:25pm

    The East Carolina football parking shuttle steered through boisterous throngs of tailgating diehards on a sunlit Saturday evening in Greenville, their grill smoke, music and drink flowing in equal measures to create a happy pregame fog.

  • Spurrier: Davis doubtful to play

    August 31, 2014 - 10:24pm

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier said Sunday that 1,000-yard rusher Mike Davis was “sort of doubtful” to play against East Carolina this week because of bruised ribs.

  • New-look ECU defense shines

    By Ronnie Woodward | August 31, 2014 - 10:24am

    When the East Carolina defense stared down the North Carolina Central offense for the first time in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday night, nose tackle Chrishon Rose and cornerback Detric Allen were the only ECU starters who also started the 2013 season finale.

  • ECU blasts Eagles in opener

    By Nathan Summers | August 31, 2014 - 12:48am

    There were few surprises inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on a stuffy Saturday opening night, and little magic from the visiting North Carolina Central football team despite it sparking an upset-worthy first few minutes.

  • VIDEO: ECU football vs. NCCU, Aug. 30

    August 30, 2014 - 10:24pm

    ECU met up with NCCU for the first game of the 2014 season. Check out the video for highlights from ECU's win of 52-7.

  • Gameday: Pirates-Eagles breakdown

    By Nathan Summers | August 29, 2014 - 10:35pm

    North Carolina Central will take a stab at the mightiest opponent on its schedule in the first game of the season, and on an opening day that restages a few of college football’s famous upsets.

  • Senior Harvey has high hopes

    By Nathan Summers | August 28, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Warren Harvey knows he’ll miss East Carolina when his academic and football careers end.

  • ECU hoops schedules released

    August 28, 2014 - 10:24pm

    East Carolina will make a school-record 17 national television appearances during the upcoming men’s basketball season, ECU’s first in the American Athletic Conference.

  • Ivey relishes starting role

    By Nathan Summers | August 27, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Not everything has gone according to plan for Lamar Ivey, but that doesn’t mean his ultimate goal is not intact.

  • Pirates reshape offensive line

    By Nathan Summers | August 26, 2014 - 10:25pm

    East Carolina football’s biggest preseason obstacle on offense could very likely turn the tables on its opposition.

  • Geared up for game week

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

    With the first official football practice of the season held on Sunday night and classes starting today at East Carolina University, there is little time left to wait for the Pirates’ season kickoff on Saturday night.

  • Bulked-up Bryce

    By Nathan Summers | August 23, 2014 - 10:25pm

    This year, there will be even more of Bryce Williams for defenses to try to cover and tackle.

  • Pirates walk plank

    By Nathan Summers | August 22, 2014 - 10:25pm

    There was no shortage of exhilaration floating around the East Carolina football practice facility on Friday morning.

  • McNeill set for ALS challenge

    By Nathan Summers | August 22, 2014 - 12:24pm

    At the end of today’s East Carolina football practice, head coach Ruffin McNeill will join the nationwide frenzy to support ALS research by submitting to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

  • Pigskin Preview: ECU record breakers

    By Nathan Summers | August 21, 2014 - 10:25pm

    Shane Carden became East Carolina’s new quarterback at halftime of the team’s second game of the 2012 season at South Carolina.

  • Pigskin Preview: ECU's loaded offense

    By Nathan Summers | August 21, 2014 - 10:25pm

    A team that boasted the No. 11 pass offense in the country, won 10 games and began rewriting the East Carolina football record book in 2013 brings perhaps an even more talented squad onto the field this season.

  • Vets, new starters crave opponent

    By Nathan Summers | August 21, 2014 - 10:24pm

    It’s the time of August when football players start counting down the minutes.

  • 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.

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