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GAME CENTER: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

Final: ECU 31, UConn 21 • Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Attend: 40,152 • TV: ESPNU

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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Thursday > ECU 31, UConn 21 (ESPNU) ..... Friday > Cincinnati 34, USF 17 (ESPN2) ..... | Saturday > Memphis 48, SMU 10 (ESPNN) ..... UCF 34, Temple 14 (CBSSN) ..... .....

How good is ECU?

Post-game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after Thursday night's ECU-UConn game (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...

GREENVILLE — East Carolina became bowl eligible for the eighth time in the last nine seasons with a 31-21 American Athletic Conference football win over Connecticut at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Thursday night.

The Pirates improved to 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the American Athletic Conference while the Huskies fell to 1-6 for the season and 0-4 in the league. ... More from Al Myatt...

PURPLE HEART: ECU coach and alumnus Ruffin McNeill joins in on the fight song in front of the "Boneyard" in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium after the Pirates' hard-fought victory over American Athletic Conference foe UConn. ©Bonesville.net. All right reserved. [W.A. Myatt photo]

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— NUGGETS & BRIEFS —
SPIED FROM THE CROW'S NEST

SF evens Series with 11-4 comeback win ... Lions send player home from London ... Running game boosts Romo ... How do names get on jerseys so fast on draft day ... Report: Army allowed underage recruits to imbibe ... Trubisky finally delivers for UNC ... TCU sets records in rout of Texas Tech ... Kansas State shuts out Texas ... Illini take down Gophers ... Cornhuskers roll past Rutgers ... Fan dies at LSU's Tiger Stadium ... Top 25 college football roundup ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL

Kevin's Keys to the Game

East Carolina is back in action today after its second bye week. The opening in the schedule came at a perfect time for the Pirates. With just one American Athletic Conference game under its belt, it gave the team the opportunity to get healthy and recharge to make its first run at the American title. ... More from Kevin Monroe...

 

FOOTBALL

'Bring 'em on' strategy looking shrewd

East Carolina has long subscribed to the philosophy of playing anybody, anyplace, anytime on the football field. It’s an approach that was accelerated back in 2005  ... More from Brett Friedlander...

 

FOOTBALL

ECU's MIB a blockbuster hit

These East Carolina Pirates simply love playing the role of the “Men in Black.”
Of course it’s not quite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, but you get the idea. ...
More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA

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 hall of famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Robert Jones (right): Replay show...
 

FOOTBALL

Déjà vu emerging in heart of defense

While East Carolina may not be known as Linebacker U, there should be no mistaking the quality of players that have come through the program at the position. ... More from Ron Cherubini...
 

FOOTBALL

Student Pirate Club a model for success

Football stadiums will be buzzing again this weekend as the second half of the college football season begins. But there will be plenty of empty seats on game day in many of the student seating sections around the country. ... More from Greg Vacek...

 

FOOTBALL

2nd half feeds into 2nd half of season

Al Myatt

The extended break between games for the 2014 East Carolina team amounts to halftime in the regular season for the Pirates, who are 5-1 and ranked as high as No. 16 in the major polls. Halftime marked a significant juncture Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL RECRUITING

Future looks bright at running back

The pass-centric “Air Raid'' offense that Ruffin McNeill and Lincoln Riley brought to East Carolina from Texas Tech back in January 2010 has from the very start attracted talented recruits at the quarterback and wide receiver positions. ... More from Sammy Batten...

 

FOOTBALL

"Swamp Monster" a force in the middle

Shane Carden is “The Captain.”
Justin Hardy goes by “Deuce.” Breon Allen is “Fun Size.” Those nicknames can’t compare with the moniker Terry Williams goes by. The 6-1, 353-pound Williams is nicknamed “The Swamp Monster.” ...
More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest was ECU director of football administration Dale Steele (right): Replay show...
 

— WEB HEADLINES ROUNDUP —

Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

View Greg Vacek's daily compilation of headlines & links from around the Web...

 

— SPORTBYTE™ —

"When you're ten, eleven, and twelve, the most important lesson you can have in sports is to have fun." — Grant Hill, basketball player [Archives]
 

 
 

 

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Ruffin McNeill

Press Conferences, Post-Game Audio & Special Events...

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— LEGACY PROFILES —


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Dave Alexander
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Leander Green
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Danny Kepley
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Sean McConnell
Mike Myrick
Damon Pope
Norman Quick
Jody Schulz
Vinson Smith
Ken Strayhorn
Jerry Tolley
Don Tyson
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Pat Watkins
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