Central Florida, the upstart program from the American Athletic Conference, is visiting East Carolina on Oct. 20, 2018. UCF (6-0, 3-0 AAC East) faces the Pirates (2-4, 0-3 AAC East) at 7 p.m. Saturday before a national ESPN2 television audience.
Houston football’s Ed Oliver has already declared for the 2019 NFL draft, and he heads to Greenville, NC to play the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. ECU coach Scottie Montgomery must try to stop him.
East Carolina University played Temple in an AAC East conference football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. The Owls denied the ECU Pirates a touchdown and won 49-6.
If the Pirates had turned up flat in their American Athletic Conference opener, it would have been understandable. But instead of ECU being routed by the unbeaten South Florida Bulls for a second straight year, the Pirates (1-2, 0-1 AAC East) had a chance to beat USF (4-0, 1-0 AAC East) before falling 20-13 in Tampa.
East Carolina football coach Scottie Montgomery says Virginia Tech tweet that referenced Hurricane Florence was unfortunate. The Hokies’ assistant athletic director apologized for the tweet that said the Hokies are waterproof.
As Hurricane Florence heads toward North Carolina, ECU will not travel to Blacksburg for Saturday’s football game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., due to concerns about dangerous travel conditions.
Scottie Montgomery understood East Carolina football’s history upon being named head coach in 2016. And he hasn’t backed away from “playing up” against Power 5 schools with their recruiting resource advantages.
Hurricane Florence latest: Storm is expected to hit North Carolina or South Carolina in September 2018. Here’s an update on sports and football teams UNC Tar Heels, NC State Wolfpack, Duke Blue Devils, East Carolina and Carolina Courage soccer and Durham Bulls baseball