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Josh Hawkins named Thorpe Award semifinalist

Posted: 10/27/2014 - East Carolina junior Josh Hawkins has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame announced Monday morning.

ECU stays at 18 in AP poll

Updated: 10/19/2014 - The ECU football team remains ranked 18th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.

ECU rallies to beat USF 28-17

Updated: 10/11/2014 - Shane Carden led three long second-half touchdown drives and No. 19 East Carolina shrugged off a slow start to come back and beat South Florida 28-17 on Saturday night.

Carden earns 2nd American Conference Player of the Week honors

Posted: 10/06/2014 - East Carolina senior Shane Carden picked up his second American Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week honor, while also being selected as one of eight quarterbacks for the Manning Stars-of-the-Week for the third time this season.

ECU moves up 3 spots in AP Poll

Updated: 10/05/2014 - The ECU football team has moved up 3 spots to 19th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Pirates beat SMU 45-24 in their American Athletic Conference opener Saturday.
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ECU beats SMU in Greenville

Updated: 10/04/2014 - Shane Carden threw for 410 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 22 East Carolina beat SMU 45-24 in its American Athletic Conference debut Saturday.
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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

Updated: 10/03/2014 - 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.

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