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  • Summers: ECU enjoys easy win

    November 20, 2015 - 10:24pm

    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 - 10:25pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    DALLASThis time, it happened on dry land.

  • Summers: QBs' tall comeback tale

    September 27, 2015 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:25pm

    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 - 10:24pm

    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 - 10:25pm

    It came down to a fling and a prayer.

  • Summers: Different duo shines

    November 29, 2014 - 10:25pm

    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 - 10:25pm

    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 - 10:24pm

    Gunner may as well have been named Destroyer on Thursday night in Paul Brown Stadium.

  • Summers: Pirates face AAC storm

    November 2, 2014 - 10:25pm

    PHILADELPHIA -- There is no denying this climate change.

  • Summers: No need to defend win

    October 24, 2014 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:25pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:24pm

    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 - 9:25pm

    BLACKSBURG, Va.Where there was a Williams, there was a way.

  • Summers: Similar stage awaits Pirates

    September 7, 2014 - 9:25pm

    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 - 10:25pm

    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 - 10:25pm

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will be dark and quiet this weekend unless East Carolina turf manager extraordinaire Joey Perry has some postseason maintenance plans.

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