East Carolina

RSS for East Carolina
Loss to ECU shows Virginia Tech out of gas under Frank Beamer

Loss to ECU shows Virginia Tech out of gas under Frank Beamer

A pattern seems to be developing that foreshadows a retirement announcement at season’s end from Frank Beamer, the man who built Virginia Tech into a national program.The buildup to each week’s game includes the opposing coach – from Ohio State’s Urban Meyer in the opener to the...

Virginia Tech tries to avoid loss to nemesis East Carolina

Virginia Tech tries to avoid loss to nemesis East Carolina

Last week ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, a Big Ten graduate of Northwestern, said on his show Pardon the Interruption that Northern Illinois could finish fourth in the Big Ten.Agreeing or disagreeing with him (I disagree) isn’t the reason for this story. It’s to point out that East...

McNeill recognizes path Raye helped clear to Birmingham

McNeill recognizes path Raye helped clear to Birmingham

The frame of reference of today’s college football players dates merely two decades, meaning it is not necessarily unusual to see African-American Ruffin McNeal lead East Carolina into a bowl game as the Pirates’ head coach.But such a moment is significant when it's the...

McNeill remains grateful for Dantonio endorsement

McNeill remains grateful for Dantonio endorsement

The 2010 Alamo Bowl crowd roared, the Texas Tech band played and bodies swirled around Red Raiders interim head coach Ruffin McNeill and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio at midfield following the 2009 season’s bowl game played in San Antonio. Yet McNeill remembers a...

Harbaugh demonstrated his good guy side with McNeill

Harbaugh demonstrated his good guy side with McNeill

One of the hottest stories in college and pro football is speculation on where Jim Harbaugh will land next with his coaching whistle. The narrative is he’s again worn out his welcome, and the San Francisco 49ers are about to fire him after three years of success – including one...