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A Great Shirt For An Even Better Cause

31. August 2009

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A Great Shirt For An Even Better Cause

If you have ever read Boneyard Banter, there is a pretty good chance you know who Whitey is. He could just be another username on Boneyard that you see replying in a funny way to a topic or coming up with a clever nickname for something about the Pirates. However, Whitey’s presence on Boneyard could mean a lot more than that if you are one of the people that has been fortunate enough to be touched by his kindness and sincerity. If you don’t read Boneyard (and you should) then let me pass along an incredible story about one of the biggest East Carolina University fans that I have ever come into contact with.

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Old Dominion & ISP Sports team up with ECU Football to help with away games…

22. August 2009

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Old Dominion & ISP Sports team up with ECU Football to help with away games…

The Pirates have a new badass 18-wheeler to haul the football gear around the country for away games. Thanks to Old Dominion Freight Lines and ISP Sports for sponsoring the truck. I also had a little fun with Jerry Reed's 'East Bound & Down' lyrics by making them a little more Pirate friendly. Check out the new lyrics and a gallery of pictures of the new equipment truck.

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That “Ray of Sunshine” Moment

12. August 2009

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That “Ray of Sunshine” Moment

Unbelievably, one other thing I learned from Coach Emory was how to let myself be loved. . I have to admit, I loved this man. He would often say, “Ahhh, if I can’t put my hands on ya, I can’t coach ya. I’m jus’ showing ya I love ya.” Knowing that he was showing me “love” helped ease the pain I experienced each time he jerked my by the face mask when I missed a block in practice. It felt good to be loved. Tough-loved. -A story from former East Carolina football player Bob Alexander

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Expect some changes in Football parking this year…

12. August 2009

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Expect some changes in Football parking this year…

As the season draws nearer, everyone is anticipating the arrival of their season tickets and parking passes. Many of you may have received your tickets already and beginning on Friday many will begin to see their parking passes arrive in the mail as well. With the growth of the ECU facilities come many consequences. Some see them as good, others see them as bad (I guess that all depends on whether you parked in the softball field lot last year).

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Armanti Edwards’ Lawn Service

8. August 2009

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Armanti Edwards’ Lawn Service

I know that the news is a little old now. If, for some reason, you haven't heard that Armanti Edwards ran over his own foot with a lawnmower, he did. He is expected to be back to play against the Pirates but will probably miss almost every practice leading up to it. The whole situation sounds a little sneaky because of the lack of details. Let us know what you think.

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“This Pirate is a treasure all by herself”

6. August 2009

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“This Pirate is a treasure all by herself”

East Carolina Cheerleader, Cassie Adcock was featured on the popular sports blog Bleacher Report's "College Football Preseason Top 25 Power Rankings: Cheerleader Edition". ECU Cheerleaders were ranked No. 3, beating the No. 22 ranked UNC.

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ECU alum, Sandra Bullock, to star in The Blind Side

4. August 2009

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ECU alum, Sandra Bullock, to star in The Blind Side

Come check out the trailer to the new Sandra Bullock film called The Blind Side that is based on Michael Lewis' New York Times bestselling book about the story of Michael Oher (former Ole Miss football player and current NFL athlete on the Baltimore Ravens).

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Ol’ “Skip to my Lou” may have found another career.

4. August 2009

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Ol’ “Skip to my Lou” may have found another career.

Lou Holtz , the father of our beloved ECU football coach, has met with top Republicans in Washington DC and is supposedly considering a run for Congress in Central Florida. The 72 year old Hall of Fame coach and current ESPN analyst is interested in challenging first-term U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, D-New Smyrna Beach.

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Want to be like Skip? Snag his hat…

3. August 2009

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Want to be like Skip? Snag his hat…

U.B.E. just debuted the new white Nike East Carolina Football Coaches Sideline cap and it looks effin' sweet. Check out the post for some more information on the cap and a 10% coupon for your next shopping trip to U.B.E. or Piratewear.com.

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