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Piedmont stalwarts boost recruiting class

The most recent additions to East Carolina's recruiting harvest are accomplished stars from the Piedmont region of the state. High Point Central defensive end Ja-Quane Nelson (left) and Western Alamance running back Darius Pinnix (right) plan to pursue their college careers under the tutelage of ECU coach Scottie Montgomery and staff. Their pledges increase the Pirates' list of 2017 commitments to 15. ... Thumbnail sketches...

Photo credits: Ja-Quane Nelson ( Darius Pinnix (

ECU recruiting thumbnails: Class of 2016 | Class of 2017


Audio Rewind: AAC Media Day

This week's assembly of American Athletic Conference coaches, players and administrators in Newport, RI, was highlighted by their interactive sessions with the league's press contingent. Bonesville's Al Myatt was on hand to gather comments of interest to ECU fans, including Commissioner Mike Aresco's address to the media and Myatt's own interviews with ECU coach Scottie Montgomery and players DaShaun Amos and Zay Jones. ... Select audio clips...






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Aresco looking to rescue American

Mike Aresco has been here before. Conference realignment is once again on the front burner with news that the Big 12 wants to expand. Aresco knows that the American Athletic Conference has several attractive options, and he’s ready to take a punch or two. ... More from Brian Bailey...

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 AAC commissioner Mike Aresco, ECU coach Scottie Montgomery and ECU players DaShaun Amos and Zay Jones: Replay show...



Aresco addresses Big 12 speculation

NEWPORT, RI — American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco led off the league's football media day and felt obliged during the course of his remarks to address possible Big 12 expansion that could impact his league. Aresco made the point that if the AAC wasn't competitive, the handful of programs that have been mentioned as possibilities to join the Power Five conference wouldn't be getting such attention. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: Commissioner Mike Aresco delivers a state of the conference address on Tuesday to open the final day of the AAC media days in Newport, RI. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


AAC plays before interview day

NEWPORT, RI — The American Athletic Conference doesn't neglect having fun when it gathers for its annual football media days. There was a golf outing at Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in nearby Middletown on Monday afternoon and that was followed by the annual clambake on Goat Island overlooking Narragansett Bay. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: Monday featured casual activities at the AAC Summer Kickoff in Newport, RI. As the day came to a close, players, coaches and other attendees at a New England clambake gathered around the fire pit as the tarp was removed for the food to be transported. Two Memphis players participated in a ceremonial dance around the fire. (Photo by W.A. Myatt)


Cleveland County ties still producing

Scottie Montgomery may or may not be a fan of the “Wizard of Oz,'' but the first-year East Carolina coach certainly believes in one of the famous lines from that classic movie: "There's no place like home." ... More from Sammy Batten...

ECU recruiting class of 2107 thumbnail sketches...



Vines snatched up hometown offer

When you’re playing alongside a major college recruit and one of the most productive high school receivers in the state you can be easily overshadowed. But that situation only served as motivation for Mydreon Vines last season at Greenville’s Rose High School. ... More from Sammy Batten...

ECU recruiting class of 2107 thumbnail sketches...



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