Summers: ECU enjoys easy win
November 20, 2015 - 11:24pm
ORLANDO, Fla.Win and advance.There was genuine jubilation emanating from the visitors’ locker room beneath Bright House Networks Stadium late Thursday night.
Summers: Pirate offense firing blanks
November 8, 2015 - 11:25pm
The team that throws the football for a living — not a hobby — is having a tough time making ends meet.
Summers: ECU needs quick fixes
October 31, 2015 - 10:24pm
EAST HARTFORD, Conn.Wearing the casual attire that anyone else might don for a mid-autumn football game in New England, Geno Auriemma looked like a regular dude.
Summers: Temple lowers the doom
October 23, 2015 - 10:24pm
East Carolina spent another 60 minutes in the Temple of doom on Thursday night, and once again the Pirates had their hearts ripped out.
Summers: Hawkins' big stage
October 18, 2015 - 10:24pm
Josh Hawkins loves a stage, and in his world, there is none bigger than the opponent’s end zone at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, where he triumphantly stood in the Saturday afternoon sun with the football in his hands.
Summers: Timing favors Cougars
October 11, 2015 - 10:24pm
PROVO, UtahThe actual fireworks launched after the game, big streaks of blue-and-white sparkling fireballs shooting into the massive Utah sky, and the host BYU football team made sure they happened at all costs.
Summers: A man for all seasons
October 4, 2015 - 10:24pm
DALLASThis time, it happened on dry land.
Summers: QBs' tall comeback tale
September 27, 2015 - 10:24pm
A man stood alone in the rain, peering out from beneath a hood and leaning on crutches on Saturday evening in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Summers: Mids' athleticism underrated
September 20, 2015 - 10:24pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md.How fast a man can run a 40-yard dash might be the most overrated number in football. Just ask the Navy Midshipmen.
SUMMERS: Fine details divide teams
September 13, 2015 - 10:24pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla.Footballs never seem more oddly shaped than when they do the wrong thing, and perhaps that imperfection is why the game is uniquely difficult.
Summers: Pirates avoid panic button
September 6, 2015 - 10:25pm
The panic button was there.
Although not visible to the naked eye, it’s never far away in football.
Sad send-off doesn’t define seniors
January 4, 2015 - 11:24pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.Forgive the prepositional faux pas, but the impact has only just begun to sink in.
Summers: Dream finish slips by
December 5, 2014 - 11:25pm
It came down to a fling and a prayer.
Summers: Different duo shines
November 29, 2014 - 11:25pm
TULSA, Okla. -- Two very familiar stars shined bright time and again for the East Carolina football team on a clear Friday night in Tulsa.
Summers: All eyes on Hardy
November 23, 2014 - 11:25pm
The college football universe scrambled to keep pace, to find No. 2 on every play.“Is that him out on the left flank?
Summers: Big guns too much
November 14, 2014 - 11:24pm
Gunner may as well have been named Destroyer on Thursday night in Paul Brown Stadium.
Summers: Pirates face AAC storm
November 2, 2014 - 11:25pm
PHILADELPHIA -- There is no denying this climate change.
Summers: No need to defend win
October 24, 2014 - 10:24pm
Don’t defend the win.In a postgame locker room filled with East Carolina football players who for the second time in as many games fused into a singular driving force when it counted most, head coach Ruffin McNeill told his team to shun any notion that it hadn’t won by enough.
Summers: Allen guides ECU again
October 12, 2014 - 10:25pm
TAMPA, Fla.The running of the Bulls was nothing compared to the running of the Breon on Saturday night.
Summers: Historic duo guides ECU
October 5, 2014 - 10:24pm
A little more than four years ago, there were plenty who doubted Texas and North Carolina would come together and make much of anything in the football world.
Summers: Purple skies over new era
September 21, 2014 - 10:24pm
It’s a brand-new era.
When dusk descended on Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday evening, there was a small trickle of the record-setting crowd beginning to traverse the staircases and disappear into the coming night.
Summers: Williamses leave mark
September 14, 2014 - 10:25pm
BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.
Summers: Similar stage awaits Pirates
September 7, 2014 - 10:25pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. —A classic big-game setting was accompanied by the very real possibility of an upset on Saturday night in the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium, but ultimately it went the way most such games do.
Summers: No shortcuts for Pirates
December 25, 2013 - 11:25pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ruffin McNeill got the one tangible gift he wanted for Christmas this year, but the physical worth of the object pales in comparison to its intangible value.
Summers: ECU's somber send-off
December 1, 2013 - 11:25pm
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will be dark and quiet this weekend unless East Carolina turf manager extraordinaire Joey Perry has some postseason maintenance plans.