Summers: No need to defend win
October 24, 2014 - 10:24pm
Don’t defend the win.In a postgame locker room filled with East Carolina football players who for the second time in as many games fused into a singular driving force when it counted most, head coach Ruffin McNeill told his team to shun any notion that it hadn’t won by enough.
Pirates fend off Huskies
By Nathan Summers | October 23, 2014 - 10:37pm
Another team played its best football game of the season against No. 18 East Carolina, and the Pirates were immovable again.
Hardy closing in on Broyles
By Ronnie Woodward | October 23, 2014 - 10:36pm
Ryan Broyles is the only one Justin Hardy has left to chase.
VIDEO: ECU vs. UConn, Oct. 23, 2014
October 23, 2014 - 10:24pm
See clips from different events during ECU's win over UConn on Oct. 23, 2014.
Gameday: ECU, UConn meet
By Nathan Summers
The Daily Reflector | October 22, 2014 - 10:25pm
No. 18 East Carolina will be challenged again tonight to match another team’s desperation when Connecticut pays a visit to Greenville for the first-ever football game between the schools.
ECU run defense leads conference
By Nathan Summers | October 21, 2014 - 10:25pm
Suddenly, East Carolina is the team the rest of the American Athletic Conference doesn’t want to see next on the schedule, and guys like Montese Overton aren’t helping to soothe the Pirates’ fear factor much.
Pirates look to build on start
By Nathan Summers | October 20, 2014 - 10:25pm
With the dawn of the college football season’s second half upon him and his team, East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill on Monday continued to champion the family structure upon which the No. 18 Pirates are built.
Four SEC teams in top five; ECU at 18
October 19, 2014 - 10:25pm
The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division.
By Nathan Summers | October 18, 2014 - 10:25pm
When a football coach can count on one finger the bad things that stand out to him after watching game film, he is probably watching wins.
Pirates work on flag etiquette
By Nathan Summers | October 17, 2014 - 10:24pm
Like lots of problems in life, penalties in football can neither be ignored nor argued against with any success.
Grayson pleased with TD plunge
By Nathan Summers | October 16, 2014 - 10:25pm
As it should be, Marquez Grayson’s first collegiate touchdown was far more spectacular in appearance, importance and memory than his first one as a sophomore tailback at Lexington High School a few years ago.
Swamp Monster in spotlight
By Nathan Summers | October 15, 2014 - 10:25pm
Having a nickname means having distinction among one’s peers and having gained a unique notoriety worthy of a second, more affectionate name than the official designation on one’s birth certificate.
Hawkins leads shutout effort
By Nathan Summers | October 13, 2014 - 10:25pm
Blanking the South Florida Bulls completely in the second half last Saturday in Tampa, Fla., was no small feat for the East Carolina defense.
Summers: Allen guides ECU again
October 12, 2014 - 10:25pm
TAMPA, Fla.The running of the Bulls was nothing compared to the running of the Breon on Saturday night.
Bulldogs No. 1; ECU 18th
October 12, 2014 - 10:24pm
Mississippi State is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, replacing Florida State and making the fastest rise to the top spot in the history of the poll.
Maness gets pitching victory
October 12, 2014 - 10:24pm
ST. LOUIS — East Carolina product Seth Maness was the winning pitcher in Sunday night’s wild 5-4 National League Championship Series victory for the St.
Pirates rally past Bulls, 28-17
By Nathan Summers | October 11, 2014 - 10:25pm
TAMPA, Fla. — East Carolina pulled off a memorable heist on Saturday night in Raymond James Stadium.
GAMEDAY: Pirates hit road to face USF
By Nathan Summers | October 10, 2014 - 10:25pm
No one on this year’s East Carolina football team can be motivated by revenge today when the No. 19 Pirates visit South Florida, but they can nonetheless cross off another program first and bask in the national rankings for another week if they can beat the Bulls for the first time today.
By Tony Castleberry | October 9, 2014 - 10:25pm
The offseason narratives for basketball greats from Michael Jordan to LeBron James have a lot in common even though those superstars plied their trades in different decades.
Lennon's motivation not lacking
By Nathan Summers | October 9, 2014 - 10:24pm
Saturday’s game is just the kind Domonique Lennon has been waiting for, so he won’t have any trouble finding motivation when the East Carolina football team locks horns with the South Florida Bulls in Tampa.
ECU baseball moving forward
By Ronnie Woodward | October 8, 2014 - 10:25pm
Recruiting is a big focus for first-year East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin and his staff no matter the time of year, but the Pirate coaches are currently fixated on something they enjoy maybe more than anything else.
Riley adds to offensive ranks
By Nathan Summers | October 8, 2014 - 10:24pm
It’s hard to believe, but Lincoln Riley is finding more guys to join in on the offensive machine he’s building at East Carolina.
ECU players cited in lockdown
October 7, 2014 - 10:27pm
Three East Carolina freshman football players were cited for discharging a weapon within city limits Tuesday after Wahl-Coates Elementary School was placed on lockdown because of the shots fired, the Greenville Police Department reported.
Carden gets big little brother
By Nathan Summers | October 7, 2014 - 10:25pm
Thanks to a standing tradition on the East Carolina football team, quarterback Shane Carden has a 311-pound little brother this season.“Everyone is assigned a big brother, and that big brother is there for the entire time,” ECU head coach Ruffin McNeill said of his team policy of assigning an older player as a big brother to a younger one to serve as a guide in football and beyond.
McNeill applauds QB’s patience
By Nathan Summers | October 6, 2014 - 10:25pm
Although East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden admitted after Saturday’s win against SMU that he knew he was approaching David Garrard atop ECU’s all-time passing yards list, his head coach said he didn’t know about the record until after the Pirates’ 45-24 victory.