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FOOTBALL

Been there, done that

Shortly after East Carolina's upset win over Virginia Tech in Blacksburg two Saturdays ago, someone with the school told me he wished the football team would "act like they had been there before." ... More from Brian Bailey...

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The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest was ECU offensive line coach Brandon Jones (right): Replay show...
 

 
THIS WEEK'S AAC SCHEDULE >>> ..... Saturday > USF at Wisconsin, Noon (ESPNU) ..... Tulane at Rutgers, Noon (ESPNN) ..... TCU at SMU, Noon (CBSSN) ..... Temple at UConn, 4 pm (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati at Ohio State, 6 pm (BTN) ..... Memphis at Mississippi, 7:30 pm (FSN) ..... Texas State at Tulsa, 8 pm (ESPNN) ..... .....
 
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Trout may finally win MVP ... Cards clinch playoff spot ... Braves chop GM ... MLB to look at pace of play ... Turnovers, penalties doom Jets ... No possession for Denver in OT ... Don't count RG3 out just yet ... Brady Hoke denies he's feeling heat ... Texas QB optimistic ... Who are these Mountaineers? ... More from Al Myatt...

 

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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... Friday > USF 17, UConn 14 ..... ..... Saturday > Duke 47, Tulane 13 ..... Temple 59, Delaware State 0 ..... Texas A&M 58, SMU 6 ..... ECU 70, North Carolina 41 ..... UCF 41, Bethune-Cookman 7 ..... Cincinnati 31, Miami (OH) 24 ..... Memphis 36, Middle Tennessee 17 ..... Houston 47, UNLV 14 ..... .....

Work pays off as Pirates party

Al Myatt

GREENVILLE — North Carolina's second trick play for a touchdown, a 29-yard pass from holder Tommy Hibbard to a wide open Eric Albright from field goal formation, momentarily subdued the excitement at rowdy Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday. The score came with 12:15 left in the first half and gave the Tar Heels their last lead at 20-14. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pix: Tar Heels can't hang with Pirates...

ECU receiver Jimmy Williams is on the move during the Pirates' 70-41 rout of North Carolina on Saturday. Photo by W.A. Myatt. ... W.A. Myatt's gallery of game day images...

Audio: Ruff & Players Post-game...

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after the Pirates defeated North Carolina on Saturday in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...
 

FOOTBALL

Kevin's Keys to the Game

The East Carolina Pirates return home to Dowdy-Ficklen today to face in-state rival UNC-Chapel Hill. Every time these programs match up, it is a big game for both teams. This year the Tar Heels opened the season in the top 25. The Pirates are their first real test after wins over Liberty and San Diego State. ECU, as usual, is fighting for respect. ... More from Kevin Monroe...

 

FOOTBALL

Your personal guide to split loyalties

The term "House Divided" has been used to describe members of the same family that root for different teams when those teams play each other. On Saturday, there will be many families that have both East Carolina and North Carolina connections with an acute interest in the matchup in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. ... More from Greg Vacek...

 

FOOTBALL

Numbers better for Smith and staff

Al Myatt

With the big games that Shane Carden and Cam Worthy had offensively in a 28-21 win at Virginia Tech on Saturday, it's easy to lose sight of the contributions of the East Carolina defense in a 2-1 start as the Pirates get ready to host North Carolina (2-0) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ESPNU). ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL

Big win means bigger opportunity

East Carolina made it three in a row over ACC teams on Saturday, beating Virginia Tech 28-21 in Blacksburg. More impressive is the fact that each of the three wins came on the road. Now the Pirates can go for four in a row ... More from Brian Bailey...

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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 RBs coach & recruiting coordinator Kirk Doll: Replay show...
 

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