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East Carolina

Carolinas/Region/National

American Athletic Conference

September 3 2015

From Bonesville.net
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Did Riley leave parting gift?
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Spied from the Crow's Nest

From ecupirates.com
The Ruffin McNeill Show (Aug. 30, 2015)
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American Conference Unveils 2015-16 Women's Hoops Schedule
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East Carolina Wins in Straight Sets at NC Central

Earning PGA Tour card rewarding for Gastonia’s Harold Varner, but now comes the hard part
Charlotte Observer

From the Greenville Daily Reflector (sub req'd)
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ECU defense gears up for Towson
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Towson coach talks ECU, QBs

Stanley Ready to Return & more
rivals.com

Cool and collected, Blake Kemp ready for first start
247 Sports

East Carolina football brings big bucks to city businesses
WCTI 12

One defensive starter out, two others questionable for Towson football's opener at East Carolina
Baltimore Sun

September 2 2015

Spied from the Crow's Nest
Bonesville.net

From ecupirates.com
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East Carolina Wins in Straight Sets at NC Central
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ECU Reveals 2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule
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ECU Student Pirate Club Surpasses 10,000-Member Mark
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East Carolina Names Wooten Assistant Cheerleading Coach

East Carolina searching for answers at quarterback, again
Raleigh News & Observer

ECU students geared up for football game Saturday
WCTI 12

From WNCT 9
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Bears cut former Pirate Shane Carden
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ECU announces 2015-16 hoops schedule

Shane Carden cut by the Chicago Bears
247 Sports

From the Greenville Daily Reflector
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Robinson in Reading
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Pirates banking on Blake
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ECU unveils hoops schedule
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Pirates amp up workouts (sub req'd)
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Around the AAC- Coaches debuting (sub req'd)

Wednesday Tailgate- Most impactful season-ending injuries
USA Today

Mic'd Up- Justin Hardy
Atlanta Falcons

Tides take 6-3 win over Charlotte
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

Connor Frazier leads quarterbacks in Towson football's release of first official depth chart
Baltimore Sun

September 1 2015

From Bonesville.net
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More answers coming on Saturday
Coach Ruff weekly presser
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Spied from the Crow's Nest

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show
Pirate Radio 1250

From ecupirates.com
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Coach McNeill's Weekly Press Conference Quotes
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East Carolina Heads to N.C. Central for Midweek Contest
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Pee Dee Fans Encouraged to Support ECU in College Colors Challenge
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Former Pirate Harold Varner Earns PGA TOUR Card
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Trio of ECU Swimmers Make A Splash in Summer Competitions
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Coggins Joins Pirates as Assistant Director of Ticket Operations

ECU works to keep everyone safe from weather during football games
WNCT 9

East Carolina to start Blake Kemp at quarterback
ESPN

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Trevon Brown off the depth chart, but still in ECU’s plans
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Kemp to start opener at QB for ECU … but Pirates have options just in case

ECU to start Blake Kemp at QB after injury to Benkert
WITN 7

Blake Kemp selected as ECU's starting quarterback
Norfolk Virginian Pilot

College football- ECU quarterback situation a mystery as 2015 season kicks off
Fayetteville Observer

From the East Carolinian
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Kemp named starter for season opener
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East Carolina women's tennis team values experience
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Pirate soccer squad drops a pair of road matches
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ECU sorority life sees increased interest

Pressure on ECU defensive line
Greenville Daily Reflector (sub req'd)

From 247 Sports
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ECU makes top five for three-star DT
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James Summers officially joins ECU

Takeaways from McNeill's Towson Presser
scout.com

McNeill Addresses Press for Week One
rivals.com

AAC Football Notebook- East Carolina's QB Switch
Hartford Courant (sub req'd)

Towson coach Rob Ambrose tight-lipped about Saturday's starting quarterback at East Carolina
Baltimore Sun

Chicago Bears facing many roster decisions
Daily Herald

 

 

September 3 2015

Grand opening- College football starts, playoff talk begins
Associated Press

From the Charlotte Observer
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UNC-South Carolina could be most important game of Larry Fedora’s tenure with Tar Heels
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UNC vs. South Carolina- How they match up
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Ex-Vance star Larenz Bryant on Charlotte homecoming- Don’t dismiss South Carolina’s defense
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Roster bubble is real for these 4 Carolina Panthers
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Final NFL exhibition? Yawn. There will be more drama elsewhere
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Stephanie Ready rises in Hornets’ broadcasts
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Coach Steve Clifford looking forward to more shooting, passing from new-look Hornets
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Q&A- MKG says Hornets contract extension will add fuel to his fire
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Knicks, Bulls in Charlotte for NBA exhibitions

From the Fayetteville Observer
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Thursday's college football matchups for Duke, UNC, Wake
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UNC looks to debut retooled defense under Gene Chizik in opener vs. South Carolina
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Tar Heel, Gamecock QBs share ties to both schools

For Gamecocks’ Connor Mitch, a lifetime of competition leads to Thursday night
Charleston Post & Courier

From the Wilmington Star-News
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TWO MINUTE DRILL- Thursday’s ACC football preview capsules
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UNC, USC agree to two more football games in Charlotte
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Wolfpack facing familiar foe in Troy defensive coordinator Koenning
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Former football player Coker joins UNC basketball team

CFB goes against what colleges stand for
Philly.com

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Triangle’s football teams enjoying era of collective success
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2015-16 ACC basketball schedule- Highlights for Duke, UNC, NC State
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Opening of dove season an important time for hunters

From the Virginian Pilot
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Redskins' DeSean Jackson can relate to what RGIII is going through
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Hokies seek more bang out of Bucky

Western Carolina schedules North Carolina in 2017, '18
ESPN

September 2 2015

From the Charlotte Observer
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South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier enters season with misgivings
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Preparing for South Carolina, UNC coach Larry Fedora reminded of ones who got away
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UNC, South Carolina will each receive $3 million-plus to play in Charlotte
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More UNC-South Carolina games coming to Charlotte
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‘Crazy’ odyssey brings wide receiver Kevin Norwood to Carolina Panthers
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‘Million Dollar Bill’ Elliott was born at 1985 Southern 500

JUST CALL THE REDSKINS ANOTHER BRANCH OF CONGRESS
New Bern Sun Journal

UNC’s Fedora steals one from Spurrier
Durham Herald-Sun

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Defense bears watching, but consistent offense key to UNC’s chance in opener
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ACC FOOTBALL PREVIEW- North Carolina
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Doeren- Redshirting top recruit Frasier ‘best for his future’

Scouting Virginia Tech- A look at the 2015 Hokies
Lantern

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Five-star point guard Frank Jackson commits to Duke
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Los Angeles to anchor U.S. bid for 2024 Olympics
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Bill Peters 2.0- His team, his system
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Whitney, Daniels join Canes’ scouting staff

Coastal Carolina moving to the Sun Belt
Greenville Online

September 1 2015

Hokies, Brewer prepping for rematch with No. 1 Ohio State
USA Today

From the Wilmington Star-News
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Tar Heels have short memory when it comes to Gamecock gamesmanship
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ACC FOOTBALL PREVIEW- N.C. State

From the Norfolk Virginian Pilot
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Kirk Cousins gets nod as Redskins' starting quarterback
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Hokies' new helmets are doubly special
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Ex-U.Va. quarterback Lambert to start for Georgia

Ranking all 87 games of college football season's first weekend
Athlon Sports

Complete Preseason 2015 Bowl and College Football Playoff Predictions
Bleacher Report

From the Raleigh News & Observer
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Grand jury indicts ex-football player in UNC agents case
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Duke’s DeVon Edwards a quiet weapon
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Duke may benefit from quarterback transition
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#1Pack1Goal- NC State takes aim at an ACC title
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Nine wins well within reach for Wolfpack

Wake Forest prepares for season-opener against Elon
Winston Salem Journal

 

September 3 2015

From theAmerican.org
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UCF Opens The Season At Home Thursday Night Against FIU
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Tuesday Women's Soccer Recap- Temple notches fourth straight victory
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2015-16 Conference Women's Basketball Schedule Announced

2015 College Football Preview- AAC Predictions
The Ledger

Tuberville's Year 3- Can UC finally crack Top 25?
Cincinnati Enquirer

UConn Vs. Villanova- An Inside Look At The Game
Hartford Courant

Preview- Colgate at Navy
WSBT 22

UCF eager to focus on run game during season opener against FIU
Orlando Sentinel

USF banks on spread to speed up turnaround
Miami Herald

Tanner Lee, Tulane offense ready for Duke in 2015 season opener
New Orleans Times Picayune

Temple keeping PSU game in perspective
Philly.com

Pressure not getting to Tulsa QB Dane Evans
Tulsa World

Duke expects tougher test in rematch at Tulane
Houston Chronicle (AP)

Which direction? College football programs across Florida face a crossroads
Tampa Bay Times

Higher standard, not higher pressure for Tigers
Memphis Commercial Appeal (sub req'd)

September 2 2015

From theAmerican.org
Watch Now - 'The Rise' on the Eve of Football Opening Day
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2015-16 American Men's Basketball Schedule Announced
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American Stories

5 teams to watch in AAC football
Raleigh News & Observer

From the Cincinnati Enquirer
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UC's Tuberville, media get inside look of new Nippert
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Doc- QB Kiel is key to UC's football potential
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UC basketball announces 2015-16 AAC schedule

UCF's George O'Leary focused on doing two jobs well, football contract runs through 2020
Orlando Sentinel

Tulane announces its 2015-16 AAC basketball schedule
New Orleans Times Picayune

UConn Men's Hoops Schedule Set With Details Of AAC Games
Hartford Courant

UConn men to play 31-game schedule
Connecticut Post

Memphis Tigers Men's Basketball 2015-2016 Schedule Is Released
Local Memphis

Binns guards important position for Mids
Annapolis Capital (sub req'd)

September 1 2015

From theAmerican.org
It's Game Week
Week 1- FOOTBALL Teleconferences - LISTEN NOW
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USF, SMU Ranked in Bushnell Golfweek Preseason Coaches Poll

UCF football players looking to protect tough home-field reputation
Orlando Sentinel

From philly.com
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Temple sets O-line for opener
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Rhule praises three Owls
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Temple, Under Armour to sign extension
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Temple signs guard from Argentina

Nichols- Why an SMU coach, who can't swim, jumped off a high board into a pool to motivate Mustangs
Dallas Morning News

Tulane releases depth chart ahead of season opener against Duke
New Orleans Times Picayune

From the Hartford Courantt
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Shirreffs Named UConn's Starting QB
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Navy's Football Program Unique (sub req'd)
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UConn Football Coach Diaco Has Praise For Melifonwu (sub req'd)