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  • ECU QBs continue battle

    By Nathan Summers | September 3, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Replacing East Carolina all-time leading passer Shane Carden was never going to be easy, but the challenge has grown exponentially more difficult in the last two weeks.

  • ECU defense gears up for Towson

    By Nathan Summers | September 2, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Towson will be looking for any spark that might ignite an upset on Saturday night against East Carolina.

  • Towson coach talks ECU, QBs

    By Ronnie Woodward | September 2, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Towson defensive coordinator Matt Hachmann doesn’t think East Carolina’s offense is entirely dependent on great quarterback play.

  • Pirates amp up workouts

    By Nathan Summers | September 1, 2015 - 10:25pm

    Tuesday was what East Carolina head football coach Ruffin McNeill calls a heavy day.

  • Around the AAC: Coaches debuting

    By Ronnie Woodward | September 1, 2015 - 10:24pm

    A couple of highly sought-after assistant coaches took over American Athletic Conference football programs this offseason for their first head coaching gigs.

  • Robinson in Reading

    September 1, 2015 - 10:24pm

    Former East Carolina point guard Antonio Robinson will begin his professional career with the Reading Rockets of the English Basketball League.

  • 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.

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