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ECU's McNeill Does Ice Bucket Challenge, Honors Marine

Updated: 6:12 PM - 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: 2:23 PM - 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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Hardy Named To 2014 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Posted: 07/15/2014 - East Carolina¹s Justin Hardy has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List, according to an announcement by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TOC) Foundation Tuesday.

ECU's Brooks Competes In CPL All-Star Game

Updated: 07/14/2014 - East Carolina University centerfielder Garrett Brooks participated in the Coastal Plains League All-Star Game Monday night in Morehead City.
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Carden And Hardy Named To Maxwell Award Watch List

Updated: 07/07/2014 - East Carolina seniors Shane Carden and Justin Hardy have been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List according to a release by the Maxwell Football Club Monday. The award is given each year to America’s College-Player-of-the-Year.
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ECU's Richmond To Get NBA Workout

Posted: 06/10/2014 - Former East Carolina standout Akeem Richmond will participate in a pre-draft workout for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, June 11.

Curt Kraft Named USTFCCCA Southeast Region Coach Of The Year

Posted: 06/09/2014 - East Carolina Head Track and Field Coach Curt Kraft was named Southeast Region Women's Coach of the Year for the first time in his career by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) it was announced Monday.

Harris Returns To Greenville For Camp

Updated: 06/08/2014 - Former ECU star wide receiver and current Dallas Cowboys receiver Dwayne Harris returned to Greenville Saturday for his 2nd annual Youth Football Camp.
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ECU's Ryan Williams Drafted By Cubs

Posted: 06/06/2014 - ECU relief pitcher Ryan Williams was drafted in the 10th round by the Chicago Cubs in the MLB First Year Player Draft Friday evening.

UPDATE: Hoffman Talks About ECU After Being Drafted

Updated: 06/18/2014 - ECU junior pitcher Jeff Hoffman talked with the media after being selected 9th overall Thursday night in the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft. One of the topics he touched on was his time playing in Greenville.
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