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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expansion to begin in December 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium expansion to begin in December 2009

ECU has given the go ahead for a 7,000 east endzone expansion beginning this upcoming December. The Dowdy-Ficklen stadium expansion has been much talked about and much anticipated over the past year. Student Pirate Club members and the ECU Marching Pirates would be moved from their current location to the 7,000 seat expansion. This would open up 3,500-4,000 seats between the 35 yard lines for Pirate Club members.

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That “Ray of Sunshine” Moment

Wednesday, August 12, 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…

Wednesday, August 12, 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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“This Pirate is a treasure all by herself”

Thursday, August 6, 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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Ol’ “Skip to my Lou” may have found another career.

Tuesday, August 4, 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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ECU Connecting With Fans In A Whole New Way

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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ECU Connecting With Fans In A Whole New Way

In the new era of connectivity via PC's, Cell Phones, PDA's, and anything else with an internet connection, the ECU Pirates are keeping us all well informed. Through sites such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter we have been able to find out news about Pirate baseball, basketball, football and the ECU Pirate Club before it ever makes it up on their official ECU site.

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Nick Schnabel to Replace Jarrett on ECU Baseball Staff

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

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Nick Schnabel to Replace Jarrett on ECU Baseball Staff

According to Pirate Radio 1250 via Twitter, Nick Schnabel has been added as the newest member of the ECU Baseball coaching staff. He will take the place of Link Jarrett who left ECU to take a position at Auburn. Over the past 2 years Schnabel has served as the Assistant Coach at Liberty.

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

Tuesday, June 23, 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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ECU players and commits picked up in MLB draft.

Wednesday, June 10, 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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The Pirates are SUPER! ECU two wins away from the College World Series.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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The Pirates are SUPER! ECU two wins away from the College World Series.

The Diamond Bucs overcome a 0-6 deficit to defeat the USC Gamecocks and move onto the Super Regional in Chapel Hill, NC to take on the Tar Heels in a best of three series that starts on Friday. ESPN love after the jump...

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