Hokies are 60-minute men in 64-17 comeback victory GREENVILLE — As a matchup with an ACC opponent opened Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, it looked as though East Carolina might put a feather in the cap of the American Athletic Conference. A crowd of 43,776 was experiencing some deja vu dating back to the days when… [ Continue Reading ]
Hurricane Irma has impacted East Carolina football after all. With the rescheduling of South Florida’s game at Connecticut from Sept. 9 to Oct. 28, the Pirates will travel to UConn for a noon kickoff on Sunday, Sept. 24, rather than Nov. 4, as originally planned. ECU’s game at Houston has been moved from Oct. 28… [ Continue Reading ]
MORGANTOWN, WV — Scottie Montgomery is a persuasive person, which no doubt makes him an effective recruiter. There are still players that he helped bring into the Duke program, which dealt Northwestern a 41-17 defeat on Saturday. Montgomery’s skills must have influenced ECU athletic director Jeff Compher when the Pirate football head coaching position was… [ Continue Reading ]
Bonesville’s Al Myatt roamed the Milan Puskar Stadium sidelines with his camera during East Carolina’s game with Big 12 power West Virginia on Saturday. Myatt captured a number of action shots and other candid photos. (Click any image for expanded view and caption.).
East Carolina got a sobering dose of reality in its season opener in the form of a 34-14 loss to James Madison. A year ago, the Pirates dismantled Western Carolina 52-7 to open the Scottie Montgomery coaching era at ECU. That first game in 2016 was hardly an indicator of the overall course of the season… [ Continue Reading ]
GREENVILLE — The first game of 2017 looked too much like East Carolina’s first season in the Scottie Montgomery coaching era. That was disappointing to many, including the Pirates coach, who were expecting improvement from the level of play that produced a 3-9 overall record last year and a 1-7 mark in the American Athletic… [ Continue Reading ]
Even before Temple hung a 37-10 defeat on East Carolina to finish the Pirates’ 2016 season at 3-9 overall and 1-7 in the American Athletic Conference, ECU coach Scottie Montgomery was making plans to get the program turned around. A new season is at hand as the Pirates host James Madison at 6 p.m. Saturday.… [ Continue Reading ]