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Hot-shooting Huskies sink Pirates

STORRS, CT — Five players scored in double figures for Connecticut in an 85-67 American Athletic Conference win over visiting East Carolina on Sunday. Shonn Miller and N.C. State transfer Rodney Purvis had 16 points for the Huskies (17-6, 7-3 AAC). ... More...

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Recruiting report card: Offense

January push pays talent dividends

Less than a month remained before college football's national signing day by the time new East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery finalized his staff in early January. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnail sketches: ECU's football recruiting class of 2016...


An outcome worthy of movie scripts ... Reality stares Cam in the face ... Broncos beat Panthers in Super Bowl 50 ... Peyton Manning still won't say ... Von Miller named named Super Bowl MVP ... Newton hesitated on pivotal play ... Vegas discounts Carolina, Denver for 2017 ... Super Bowl another day for homeless ... Marshawn Lynch may retire ... NFL grabs Arkansas RBs coach again ... Paul helps hold off Heat ... CBS poll has Iowa No. 1 ... Pitino blames system ... Willett wins at Dubai ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates worked fast on recruiting class

GREENVILLE — Certain elements of a real pirate's lifestyle such as attacking, plundering and escaping probably had to be done with a relatively high degree of speed. Time was of the essence as Scottie Montgomery assembled his staff and put together his first recruiting class as East Carolina football coach. ... More from Al Myatt...

Pictured: ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery discussed his first crop of recruits at Wednesday's signing day press conference. (W.A. Myatt photo) | Replay audio...

Thumbnail sketches: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...

Audio: Signing Day Presser

ECU football coach Scottie Montgomery met with the press on Wednesday to talk about the Pirates' recruiting class of 2016 (recorded by Al Myatt): Select clip...


Weber shores up thin tight end ranks

New East Carolina defensive line coach Deke Adams returned to familiar territory to land one of his first recruits for the Pirates. Adams spent the last three seasons in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was defensive line coach for Hall of Fame coach Steve Spurrier at the University of South Carolina. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...



Purvis finally got the offer he wanted

Raequan Purvis took a gamble that paid off with an opportunity he'd dreamed about. A defensive end/linebacker from tiny Plymouth, a town of about 4,000 residents in Northeastern North Carolina, Purvis had wanted to play for East Carolina since making the high school varsity as a freshman. ... More from Sammy Batten...

Thumbnails: ECU's recruiting class of 2016...



Pirates' confidence intact after loss

East Carolina's double-overtime loss to Houston on Saturday looked just like an old-fashioned, western shootout. The Pirates were riding a two-game winning streak when the Cougars came to town. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was football recruiting analyst Sammy Batten: Replay show...



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