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East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery says he can already tell a difference compared to last year at this time, but his football team will get a real test this Saturday. Set to lead his team as the second-year skipper of the Pirates into … more
Scottie Montgomery emerged from the locker rooms and re-entered Lincoln Financial Field with a look of disbelief. His team had just endured another loss, falling 37-10 in its season finale at Temple to finish 3-9 overall and 1-7 in American … more
High expectations are running rampant for East Carolina’s baseball team, but with just more than a week until the season opener, head coach Cliff Godwin knows he and his team have plenty of work to do before its Feb. 17 opener at Ole Miss. … more
The regular season isn’t quite over yet for East Carolina, but the Pirates won’t hesitate in turning their attention completely to the future of the program after this Saturday. ECU, currently sitting at 3-8 and coming off a 66-31 … more
Make no mistake about it, ECU’s performance in its last game certainly produced a much-needed good feeling for everyone associated with the program. Entering its Oct. 21 matchup against BYU at … more
ECU NOTEBOOK Tahj Deans came to ECU because he grew up watching receivers in the Pirates offense make catch after catch. Now, in the midst of his redshirt freshman season, Deans is getting his … more
The Buffalo Bills wouldn’t exactly be the ideal No. 1 landing spot for most prospects entering the NFL Draft, but to Zay Jones, it might be a match made in heaven. The East Carolina record-breaking wide receiver went early in the second … more
Perhaps it’s the cliché thing to say, but Scottie Montgomery firmly believes his football team wouldn’t be as prepared as it is now if it didn’t go through the adversity and … more
CHARLESTON — There isn’t much that can stop East Carolina’s red-hot baseball team right now. The Pirates rattled off their 10th consecutive victory on Wednesday, outslugging College of Charleston 15-12 to finish a two-game … more
ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery tabbed the starting quarterback he hopes will lead his team to a bounce-back season on Tuesday evening, naming junior quarterback Gardner Minshew the Pirates’ … more
Hoping to reverse its fortunes on the field following a 3-9 season, East Carolina has made it a mission to recruit prospects from winning high school programs for its 2017 recruiting class. The Pirates hit a home run in two of their most … more
The question has been asked for virtually all of the Scottie Montgomery era to this point. Is it coaching or is it talent? “It” being the constant struggles, the 4-14 record and the … more
East Carolina’s baseball team entered the 2017 season with plenty of expectations, but a pair of key injuries and the inability to execute the little things have hurt the Pirates over a recent rough stretch. Tuesday’s agonizing defeat … more
With the struggling on-field results continuing and attendance dropping, ECU head coach Scottie Montgomery made a plea to Pirate fans ahead of this weekend’s homecoming matchup.The message … more
Opening weekend didn’t go as planned for East Carolina’s baseball team, but the Pirates delivered on Wednesday when it counted for their first victory of the season. After getting swept at Ole Miss in a showdown of two preseason top … more
East Carolina waited a long time for the football recruiting commitment it received on Wednesday, but it was worth it in the end. Georgia Military College class of 2017 defensive end Brandon Henderson verbally committed to ECU on Wednesday … more
Last season wasn’t easy for Davon Grayson. Instead of being next to his great friend and East Carolina’s record-breaking wide receiver Zay Jones on the field and the rest of the senior class he came in with, Grayson was forced to … more
The final push for East Carolina’s 2017 football recruiting class begins this week, but the Pirates already have a large chunk of the group in school in their efforts to build toward the future. With the last contact period set to open … more
ECU NOTEBOOK There’s no doubting ECU’s defense hasn’t been where the Pirates initially envisioned it thus far this season, but the unit took a major step forward this past Saturday during … more
ECU NOTEBOOK This season hasn’t gone how any ECU football senior envisioned it, but that doesn’t take away from the emotion that the group playing its final game inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium … more
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