September 26, 2017

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — It is possible for winning to change everything, but just as possible for it to only prolong the inevitable.

Even from the press box, Mike Tarbutt's kick on Sunday afternoon at Rentschler Field had a weird, hollow sound. The football he booted had a look that fit that…

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September 25, 2017

East Carolina quarterback Thomas Sirk was named the American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week Monday, which ECU coach Scottie Montgomery said can be at least partly attributed to the graduate transfer continuing to build chemistry with key receivers on the practice field.

The former…

East Carolina Connecticut Football

September 25, 2017

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Davon Grayson and Thomas Sirk were just the sort of dynamic duo East Carolina football needed to save its day.

Even that almost wasn't enough in the face of the Pirates' ever-flimsy defense in a tense 41-38 victory on Sunday afternoon.

While the ECU defense could not…

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September 24, 2017

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – East Carolina stared down a must-win at Connecticut on Sunday afternoon, and the Pirates proved to be in a matinee mood.

ECU chalked up its first win of the season against the last team it beat, last season, after parlaying a 17-point halftime lead into a chaotic 41-38…

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September 24, 2017

Although it naturally casts a far-reaching shadow over East Carolina athletics, the Pirates’ dismal start to the football season should not diminish the spotlight that is brewing in non-revenue sports this fall.

There were not high expectations for ECU women’s soccer this year, but the…


September 24, 2017

Q: You are a senior on the football field. What about academics?

A: I will graduate in December because I only have nine credit hours left. It’s good to get that degree and that’s what you come to school for. I’m glad I got a scholarship to get that for free, too, so it’s a…


September 24, 2017

It is rare for unranked college football teams to face a must-win situation in September, epecially in a conference opener.

But 0-3 East Carolina faces something dangerously close to that in today's rare Sunday noon kickoff at Connecticut, a surprise scheduling change for the Pirates and Huskies…


September 23, 2017

Scottie Montgomery firmly believes his East Carolina football team playing at Connecticut on Sunday, more than a month before originally scheduled, is a much-needed shot in the arm for his team.

Although the 0-3 Pirates are feeling the physical and mental effects of three tough games, their…


September 22, 2017

In an American Athletic Conference ripe for football head coaches at or near the beginning of their careers, Connecticut’s Randy Edsall is the self-described old guy of the AAC.

But as Edsall is in the first season of his second stint as the leader at UConn, he also is a newcomer to the…

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September 21, 2017

The East Carolina women's soccer team opened its American Athletic Conference slate with a loss Thursday night and is no longer undefeated at home after a 2-1 victory by South Florida at Johnson Stadium.

Tensions were running high when it was 1-1 late in the second half. Pirate defender Jayda…

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