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Did Riley leave parting gift?

Al Myatt

Lincoln Riley got busy when two quarterbacks who had committed to East Carolina for the 2014 recruiting class went elsewhere. "When they get fidgety, I get fidgety," Pirates coach Ruffin McNeill said of the sequence of events ... More from Al Myatt...



No ban for Brady for now ... Goodell won't attend NFL opener ... Cost of TV sports rights poses challenge ... Problems persist for Scarlet Knights ... Makeover working for Mets ... Big cuts coming to Michael Waltrip racing ... PGA cancels Grand Slam ... American Pharoah will race again ... More from Al Myatt...



More answers coming on Saturday

East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill almost reverted to his best impression of “Wild Bill” Hagy in explaining the Pirate quarterback situation at his first news conference of the 2015 season. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: Ruffin McNeill Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill addressed members of the media on Monday in the first of his regimen of press conferences that will be conducted each game week. The Pirates kick off the season on Saturday at home against Towson. (Recorded by Brian Bailey; file photo by Al Myatt: Select audio clip...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was ECU defensive coordinator Rick Smith (right): Replay show...



Answer at QB may be surprise

Ruffin McNeill may or may not have been a Boy Scout, but he is a firm believer in the organization’s motto of “Be Prepared.” It’s a philosophy that’s going to be severely tested ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Pirates must adjust at QB

Al MyattThe concept of developing depth and position competition at East Carolina may be facing its biggest test in the tenure of Ruffin McNeill as he enters his sixth season as football coach of the Pirates. ... More from Al Myatt...



What a difference a week makes

The offensive timing was back for East Carolina’s final scrimmage of the preseason on Saturday. That timing was a big part of five scores for the offense in the scrimmage. It was a far cry from a week before, when the Pirate defense dominated play. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was ECU offensive coordinator Dave Nichol (right): Replay show...



Pirates generate alarming numbers

Al MyattFor a fan base that counts the hours to the start of the football season, there is a paucity of statistics this time of year. The only numbers generated since preseason camp started at East Carolina earlier this month were from a scrimmage Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. ... More from Al Myatt...



Questions surface about offense

The East Carolina offense hit the snooze button one time too many on Saturday morning. The Pirate defense dominated the first scrimmage of the 2015 fall campaign. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was ECU athletic director Jeff Compher: Replay show...



Pirates rigging for difficult seas

Al MyattThe 2015 East Carolina football schedule is quite a conversation piece. There's a rematch with Florida from the Birmingham Bowl in the Swamp on Sept. 12. The trip to Navy for the Midshipmen's first ever American Athletic Conference contest ensues Sept. 19. ... More from Al Myatt...



Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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"I never have been sick. I don't even know what it means to be sick. I hear other players say they have a cold. I just don't know what it would feel like to have a cold – I never had one." — Honus Wagner, baseball player [Archives]


ECU Pirates 2015 Football Schedule

Sept 5 6 pm Towson ESPN3
Sept 12 7 pm at Florida ESPN2
Sept 19 3:30 pm at Navy CBSSN
Sept 26 TBA Virginia Tech TBA
Oct 3 TBA at SMU TBA
Oct 10 TBA at BYU TBA
Oct 17 TBA Tulsa TBA
Oct 22 7 pm Temple ESPN2
Oct 30 7 pm at UConn ESPNU
Nov 19 7:30 pm at UCF ESPN
Nov 28 TBA Cincinnati TBA
Dec 5 12 pm Championship ABC/ESPN



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