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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
As good as ECU’s victory in its home finale felt for the seniors, the Pirates may have showcased their future in the process. Of the six touchdowns ECU scored in the team’s 48-20 victory over … 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
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
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
Weeks of speculation and rumors turned to reality this past Friday when ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher agreed to a buyout to step down from his position, effective May 1. The settlement, … more
ECU NOTEBOOK East Carolina is only a week into spring football practice, but things are beginning to become a bit more clear at the quarterback position. Sophomore Reid Herring has seemingly … 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
Jeff Lebo sent shockwaves through the college basketball world Wednesday, stepping down as ECU’s men’s basketball head coach just six games into his eighth season. Lebo surprised Director of … 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
A vision is beginning to become a reality for Jeff Compher and the rest of ECU’s athletic administration. The Pirate athletics director stood in front of a group of dozens of high-ranking ECU … more
It was a wire-to-wire ECU lead in the recruitment of star quarterback Holton Ahlers, but things still got a little tense in the end for all parties involved. On the eve of the opening of the early … more
If ECU wants to get back to its winning ways on the baseball diamond this season, it will need two of its players with heavy ties to the Wilson area to step up and deliver. Former Wilson Hunt and … more
It wasn’t the prettiest win by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a victory that was needed in a major way. The Pirates’ 41-38 triumph over UConn snapped a couple of lengthy streaks … more
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