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The First Annual “Old Spice Chris Johnson Football Camp”

30. June 2009

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The First Annual “Old Spice Chris Johnson Football Camp”

During the summer, kids are out of school and have plenty of free time on their hands. You see them riding bikes around the neighborhood or hanging out by the pool or just doing something to take up all the time they didn't have during the school year. All of this free time can lead to time-consuming activities that are not always productive to society. In an effort to curb some of these non-productive activities, the NFL and its teams have set up youth programs and camps during the summer where kids have the chance to spend part of their summer (1-3 days) with professional athletes while learning the fundamental skills that helped the professional athletes get to the NFL.

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Desi Brown verbally commits to ECU

29. June 2009

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Desi Brown verbally commits to ECU

According to Scout.com, Desi Brown is the newest East Carolina football recruit to verbally commit to our program. He was recruited by the quarterback coach Phil Petty and verbally committed this morning. Brown's former high school coach, Luke Little, at South Stanly High School in Norwood, NC confirmed the commitment. Brown chose East Carolina over Arkansas and Louisville.

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Garrard presented with a key to the city of Durham

24. June 2009

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Garrard presented with a key to the city of Durham

On June 20, 2009, Mayor Bill Bell of Durham, NC presented David Garrard with a key to the city for his incredible representation of the city and for pretty much just being genuinely good guy. Find out more about Garrard's summer camp in Durham, NC called 'Air It Out' and reminisce about some memories from his East Carolina and Jacksonville careers.

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ECU Pirate Football: 1990 to 2007

23. June 2009

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Pirate Club and Student Pirate Club numbers looking good in ’09.

23. June 2009

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Pirate Club and Student Pirate Club numbers looking good in ’09.

Looks as though the ECU Pirate Club numbers are up as compared to last year. According to my recent memory, these numbers are around $400,000 greater than last year at this time. Coupled with the recent Student Pirate Club numbers of 4,500 members thus far, I believe we may get the green light for the Dowdy Ficklen stadium end zone expansion.

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The early kick-off from a different perspective

18. June 2009

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The early kick-off from a different perspective

I found this site called AppFan.com and went through the comment section of a post about the 'Battle of the Beards' on September 5th. They went from comparing SAT scores between ECU and App St. to discussing the pros and cons of Raleigh and why they were driving there because they didn't want to stay in Greenville that Saturday night.

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ECU announces kick-off times for the 2009 home football schedule

17. June 2009

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ECU announces kick-off times for the 2009 home football schedule

Earlier this week, East Carolina University's athletic department released the kick-off times for all of the 2009 home games. With all but one started before 3:30pm, it looks like the tailgater's season will be bright and early in the morning. One plus is that fans of opposing schools either have to stay overnight in Greenville (a big boost for the local economy) or drive a long way early Saturday morning.

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ECU players and commits picked up in MLB draft.

10. June 2009

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ECU players and commits picked up in MLB draft.

It didn't take long for a player with ECU ties to get scooped up in the MLB draft on Tuesday, June 9. With the 25th pick, the Anaheim Angels drafted ECU commit, Mike Trout. ECU had high hopes for the outfielder from Millville Senior High School in New Jersey but we will be able to follow him and other ECU related ballplayers in minor and major league ball parks throughout the country.

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ECU vs. UNC Kickoff Scheduled for Noon on September 19

4. June 2009

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ECU vs. UNC Kickoff Scheduled for Noon on September 19

This upcoming weekend of baseball against UNC is only making us all more eager to see the Pirates play them on the field this upcoming football season. The anticipation is over and we now know what time this matchup will take place.

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Plan approved for east end zone expansion at Dowdy-Ficklen…

4. June 2009

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Plan approved for east end zone expansion at Dowdy-Ficklen…

Yesterday, the plan was approved for the expansion of the east end zone of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and this rendering was released. Check out some more specs from the expansion project in the post.

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