Photo: Blake Proehl in stride for a reception at ODU
East Carolina football is back on the ESPN Thursday night game radar after a three-year blackout. The Pirates are eagerly promoting their own definition of a blackout, telling fans to dress for a “Paint It Black” night.
That includes the players wearing all-black uniforms when the Pirates (3-2, 0-1 AAC East) host Temple (3-1, 0-0 AAC East) with an 8 p.m. kickoff at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
“I’ve never played in a Thursday night game,” said senior defensive end Kendall Futrell, who is coming off a career-best performance with seven tackles, three sacks and 3.5 tackles for a loss in last week’s win at Old Dominion. “It will be a big crowd – a “black out” crowd – and we’re wearing black. It feels special.” ...
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