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ECU up to No. 22 in AP poll

Updated: 09/28/2014 - The ECU football team has moved up one spot to No. 22 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

ECU-SMU to kickoff at Noon

Posted: 09/27/2014 - The kickoff time for East Carolina's inaugural American Athletic Conference contest against SMU, scheduled for Oct. 4 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been set for 12 noon (ET) to accommodate a live ESPNU national television broadcast according to an announcement from network and league officials Saturday.

Carden named American Conference player of the week

Posted: 09/22/2014 - East Carolina senior Shane Carden has been named the American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week, while also being selected as one of eight quarterbacks for the Manning Stars-of-the-Week.

ECU ranked 23rd in AP poll, 24th in USA Today

Updated: 09/21/2014 - Following a convincing 70-41 victory over then No. 25 North Carolina Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, East Carolina finds itself nationally-ranked for the first time since 2008 after being tabbed No. 23 in the Associated Press and No. 24 in the USA Today/Amway Coaches Polls Sunday afternoon.
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East Carolina Knocks Off No.17 Virginia Tech

Updated: 09/13/2014 - East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and scored a rushing touchdown with 16 seconds left to lead the Pirates to a 28-21 upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday.
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ECU Falls On The Road To South Carolina

Updated: 09/07/2014 - Mike Davis ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as No. 21 South Carolina bounced back from an embarrassing opening-week loss to Texas A&M to hold off East Carolina 33-23 on Saturday night.
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A&M Jumps, FSU, 'Bama Lose Some Support In AP Poll

Posted: 09/02/2014 - Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs.

ECU's McNeill Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Honors Marine

Updated: 08/22/2014 - ECU head football coach Ruffin McNeill and two of his staff members took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge Friday in part to honor retired Marine Major Randy Heberet who's had the disease since 1995.
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Hardy, Carden Chasing Records For Pirates' Offense

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Justin Hardy and Shane Carden started their East Carolina careers working together on the scout team. Four years later, their connection means everything to the Pirates' pass-heavy attack - and has put both fifth-year seniors within reach of all kinds of records.

Offense Scores Three Times In ECU's First Scrimmage

Updated: 08/16/2014 - Shane Carden connected with Justin Hardy on a pair of scoring plays to lead the offense, while DaShawn Benton’s 15-yard interception return complemented a four-sack defensive effort during East Carolina’s first intra-squad scrimmage of preseason camp Saturday morning at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
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'Thankful' Joseph Rejoins Vikings After Shooting

Posted: 08/10/2014 - Defensive tackle Linval Joseph has rejoined the Minnesota Vikings after being shot in the leg at a bar, and he is expected to recover in time for the start of the regular season.

Pirates Conclude First Two-A-Day Practice

Posted: 08/09/2014 - East Carolina continued its preseason camp progress Saturday by completing its first two-a-day schedule on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.

Linval Joseph Shot Outside Minneapolis Nightclub

Updated: 08/09/2014 - Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting inside a downtown nightclub that injured 9 people, including Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle and former ECU Pirate Linval Joseph
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ECU Holds Annual Media Day

Updated: 08/05/2014 - East Carolina's improved defense was a big reason why the Pirates won 10 games for the first time in 22 years last season. The Pirates' success in Ruffin McNeill's fifth season will depend largely on how that unit regroups after losing eight starters.
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ECU Football Begins Fall Practice

Updated: 08/04/2014 - Fifth-year East Carolina Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill opened the 2014 campaign Monday with a mid-morning walk-through before guiding the Pirates through their first official workout of the season on Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex.
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