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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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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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