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Wake Up And Tailgate!

Friday, September 10, 2010

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Wake Up And Tailgate!

  ^Tailgating Violation for the half-full Corona^ It will be an early one in G-Vegas as the Pirates welcome league opponent Memphis at noon. This will mark the second league opponent in as many weeks with back to back home games. This is a change in scheduling strategy for ECU; usually the Pirates are playing big [...]

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Pirates Hire Pirate

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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Pirates Hire Pirate

Multiple outlets including the The Daily Reflector in G-Vegas are now reporting Ruffin McNeill to be the next ECU head coach. McNeill, a Lumberton, N.C., native, played defensive back for the Pirates from 1976-79. Congrats and go get em coach Ruff!

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TOGETHER WE STAND AND DIVIDED WE FALL!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

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TOGETHER WE STAND AND DIVIDED WE FALL!

I am sure I don't stand alone when I say I am a little frustrated with the Pirates performance over the past six games. But as great leaders always do, Terry Holland has taken a stance and made it well known that Pirate Nation must stand together and remain confident and supportive of our team. Below is a message from him sent out today regarding Pirate expectations and maintaining unity and resolve.

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

Saturday, August 22, 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

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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