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FOOTBALL

'Body of work' will matter at the end

There is a reason the FCS football playoff and NCAA basketball tournament committees do not publish weekly polls. College Football Playoff organizers state the early rankings are to “condition the public” prior to the final Dec 7 rankings. ... More from Greg Vacek...
 

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday:
     Tulsa at Memphis, 8 pm (ESPNU)
     Cincinnati at Tulane, 8 pm (ESPN2)
Saturday:
     ECU at Temple, 12 pm (ESPNN)
     UCF at UConn, 12 pm (CBSSN)
     Houston at USF, 4 pm (ESPNN)
 
— NUGGETS & BRIEFS —
SPIED FROM THE CROW'S NEST

Bumgarner harkens days of yore ... Chevy exec stumbles through MVP presentation ... N.C. boy does his father proud in World Series ... Second guessers question decision to hold Gordon ... A-Rod's suspension ends ... Free agents abound ... Judge rejects Hernandez's request to move trial ... Mack Brown enjoying TV ... Dead bobcat roils Tennessee high school rivalry ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL

Elections every week in college football

Al Myatt

You can't avoid the realization that an election day is approaching. Reminders are everywhere. Every week in college football has an election day, when voters rate the teams for ranking purposes. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

BASKETBALL RECRUITING

Recruiting Class of 2015-16 Verbals

Northern Durham (NC) High School SF Kentrell Barkley (left); Trinity Valley (TX) Community College PF Clarence Williams (right): Thumbnail sketches...
 

FOOTBALL

Playoff model has fatal flaw

The debate rages on. A team has to win convincingly in order to move up in the polls unless the team plays a higher-ranked opponent, and then any victory will move the needle upward. ... 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 outside receivers coach Dave Nichol (right): Replay show...
 

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: Coach Ruff Weekly Presser...

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; Bonesville file photo): Select clip...
 

FOOTBALL GAME CENTER

EAST CAROLINA 31, CONNECTICUT 21

Inside Game Day | Photo Gallery... | Post-game Audio...

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?

Al Myatt

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 ... More from Al Myatt...

PURPLE HEART: East Carolina 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. [W.A. Myatt photo]

View more pictures in W.A. Myatt's photo gallery...

Audio: Ruff Post-game

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after the Pirates defeated UConn 31-21 Thursday night (recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...
 

— WEB HEADLINES ROUNDUP —

Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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

 

— SPORTBYTE™ —

"Willie Mays was my childhood hero, but not because he was a great baseball player. Because he had a big house." — O.J. Simpson, football player [Archives]
 

 
 

 

— AUDIO FEATURES ON DEMAND —

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BONESVILLE BYTES

Ruffin McNeill

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

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— LEGACY PROFILES —


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Pirate Time Machine

Pirate Time Machine™ Collage

Dave Alexander
Daniel Boone
Reggie Branch
Anthony Brenner
Ken Burnette
Jeff Connors
Marcus Crandell
Pat Dye
Ed Emory
Luke Fisher
Terry Gallaher
Greg Gardill
Cary Godette
Dan Gonzalez
Leander Green
Chad Grier
Jim Gudger
Clint Harris
Daren Hart
Eddie Hicks
Shane Hubble
Neal Hughes
Danny Kepley
Wayne Lineberry
Sean McConnell
Mike Myrick
Damon Pope
Norman Quick
Jody Schulz
Vinson Smith
Ken Strayhorn
Jerry Tolley
Don Tyson
Zack Valentine
Cedric Van Buren
Henry VanSant
Tabari Wallace
Pat Watkins
George Wheeler
Kevin Walker
Pete Zophy