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ECU getting 'total package' in DT Dukes

Mooresville coach Hal Capps didn't hesitate when asked recently if his star defensive lineman Jamil Dukes compared to any players he'd previously coached or competed against. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnail sketches: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...


Monday Infographic: 'That's Reality'

In the wake of its last-second, season-ending loss to Cincinnati, injuries and close losses sum up East Carolina's 2015 football campaign. Five of the Pirates' seven losses were by ten points are less. ... Details and data from Greg Vacek...


(5-7, 3-5)




(7-5, 4-4)

>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... ..... Thursday: USF 44, UCF 3 (ESPN) ..... ..... Friday: Houston 52, Navy 31 (ABC) ..... Tulsa 45, Tulane 34 (ESPNU) ..... ..... Saturday: Memphis 63, SMU 0 (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati 19, ECU 16 ..... Temple 27, UConn 3 (ESPNU) ..... .....


Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium | Attendance: 40,743 | TV: CBSSN

Cincinnati 19, ECU 16 | Inside Game Day | Photo Gallery... | Audio: Ruff Postgame...

>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... ..... Thursday: USF 44, UCF 3 (ESPN) ..... ..... Friday: Houston 52, Navy 31 (ABC) ..... Tulsa 45, Tulane 34 (ESPNU) ..... ..... Saturday: Memphis 63, SMU 0 (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati 19, ECU 16 ..... Temple 27, UConn 3 (ESPNU) ..... .....

Another Senior Day heartbreaker

Post-game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with reporters after the Pirates' loss to Cincinnati (recorded by Al Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...

GREENVILLE — Cincinnati provided some unwanted deja vu as East Carolina was trying to nail down a bowl bid and send its seniors out in style Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

For the second straight year, a play as time expired was the difference maker in a loss on Senior Day for the Pirates. Andrew Gantz was once again a villain for ECU. ... More from Al Myatt...

ECU defenders Fred Presley (99), Joe Alleley (57) and Zeek Bigger (44) are ready to make a play during the American Athletic Conference game between the Pirates and Cincinnati on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. (Photo by Al Myatt; view Game Day Photo Gallery...)

View Al Myatt's game day photo gallery...


Bowls facing dilemma ... Richt out at Georgia ... Rutgers cleans house ... Virginia's coach shown the door ... Tar Heels No. 8 in AP poll ... Voters still like AAC teams ... UNC gridder charged with assault ... And then there was one ... Redskins top Giants ... Duke blasts Utah State ... Source: Okafor stopped for driving 108 MPH ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates leave Vegas as winners

LAS VEGAS — East Carolina snapped a three-game losing streak as B.J. Tyson scored 22 points in a 93-73 win over Stetson in the Pirates' final game of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational on Friday. ... More...

Next: ECU vs. Florida Atlantic
Tuesday, 7 pm | TV: ASN/ESPN3



Kevin's Keys to the Game

Today's game between East Carolina and visiting Cincinnati should be an exciting one between two high-powered offenses. The Pirate offense has been underwhelming most of the year because of key injuries. The Bearcat offense has been good, but not always good enough to overcome deficiencies on defense. ... More from Kevin Monroe...



Little Rock inches past ECU

LAS VEGAS — Arkansas-Little Rock found enough offense in the second half to top East Carolina 54-46 in a Las Vegas Invitational defensive battle at Orleans Arena on Thursday. The Pirates led 23-15 at the half. ... More...



Pirates planning feast, nap

Al MyattEast Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill likes a certain routine during game week but he's looking forward to an exception today as the Pirates (5-6, 3-4 AAC) get ready to host Cincinnati (6-5, 3-4) on Saturday at noon. ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates playing for seniors, bowl bid

East Carolina and Cincinnati approach the regular season finale with similar records, but heading in different directions. While the Pirates have had their disappointments, this Bearcat team heads to Greenville this week under .500 in league play ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: Ruff Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill met with reporters on Monday at his weekly press conference (audio courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; file photo): 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 guests this week were J.H. Rose football coach David Wojtecki, D.H. Conley football coach Nate Conner and ECU basketball color analyst Si Seymour (right): Replay show...



Pirates fall to Aztecs

SAN DIEGO — Host San Diego State jumped out to a 16-0 lead and finished with a 79-54 win over East Carolina on Monday night. The Aztecs (3-2) were coming off a 49-43 loss to Arkansas-Little Rock, ECU's opponent on Thanksgiving at 2 p.m. in Las Vegas. ... More...



Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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



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Mike Myrick
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