East Carolina Rumors & News

  • East Carolina's Kurt Benkert to transfer

    Yahoo! Sports "Kurt Benkert is leaving East Carolina. The program announced Monday that Benkert, a junior quarterback, has decided to pursue a graduate transfer once he earns his degree. According to a release from the program, Benkert is on track to graduate with a degree in business administration in..." April 26

  • Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery to be ECU head coach

    Raleigh News & Observer "Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery is set to become the next head football coach at East Carolina, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports’s Bruce Feldman was first with the news Saturday night. A Duke source confirmed that an announcement could come as early as Sunday. Montgomery,..." December 13

  • East Carolina fires coach Ruffin McNeill after six seasons

    CBS Sports "East Carolina made a surprise decision on Friday and fired coach Ruffin McNeill after six seasons with the Pirates. East Carolina posted its second-worst record under McNeill in 2015 with a 5-7 mark. McNeill had a 42-34 (.553) record in his six years at ECU, including a bowl victory in..." December 04

  • ECU QB Kurt Benkert out for season with knee injury

    Raleigh News & Observer "East Carolina suffered a huge setback Wednesday as it announced starting quarterback Kurt Benkert will miss this season with a right knee injury. According to a release from ECU, Benkert felt discomfort in the knee after Tuesday's practice and additional testing on Wednesday confirmed the..." August 26

  • East Carolina gives Ex-Gophers, Ex-Rutgers QB Philip Nelson one more chance

    College Football Talk "When East Carolina opened spring practice, it did so with one quarterback looking to turn his college career around. Philip Nelson, the former Minnesota quarterback that once transferred to Rutgers only to be dismissed, will join the Pirates as a walk-on this season. East Carolina confirmed his..." August 08

  • Oklahoma hires East Carolina's Lincoln Riley as offensive coordinator

    SI - College Football "East Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Lincoln Riley has accepted the same position at Oklahoma, according to a source. Riley is considered one of college football’s brightest young offensive minds and comes from the coaching tree of Washington State’s Mike Leach, a..." January 12

  • East Carolina WR Justin Hardy wins Burlsworth Trophy as nation’s top former walk-on

    College Football Talk "East Carolina wide receiver Justin Hardy was famously – and ridiculously – left off the Biletnikoff Award semifinalist list back in November, but he took home a nice consolation prize on Monday. Hardy was named the winner of the Burlsworth Trophy as the nation’s top former walk-on. He received..." December 09

  • ECU Football player dismissed after arrest

    WITN "An ECU football player has been dismissed from the team just two days before the final game of the regular season after getting arrested. Davonte' Spruill, 18, was a freshman linebacker who was a walk-on member of the ECU football team and a graduate of Plymouth High School. He was arrested..." December 05

  • ECU WR Justin Hardy breaks FBS career receiving record

    CBS Sports "ECU wide receiver Justin Hardy became the NCAA's all-time leading pass catcher on Saturday, breaking the record set by former Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles in the first half against Tulane. The senior from Vanceboro, N.C., broke Broyles' record (349 career receptions) on an 8-yard play in..." November 23

  • East Carolina indefinitely suspends three for BB gun incident

    College Football Talk "East Carolina has indefinitely suspended three freshmen for their involvement in a BB gun incident. Linebackers Yiannis Bowden and Markel Winters and wide receiver Curtis Burston have been suspended by head coach Ruffin McNeil after each player received a citation for discharging a BB gun within..." October 09

  • East Carolina plunders Virginia Tech transfer RB

    College Football Talk "East Carolina had quite a day picking from and poking at their ACC opponents this season. In the past two weeks the Pirates have defeated Virginia Tech and North Carolina, and seen a billboard bragging about in-state dominance. Now the Pirates welcome the addition fo a former Hokies running back." September 24

  • East Carolina WR Cam Worthy suspended 2 games

    SB Nation "The East Carolina Pirates will be without their top wide receiver Cam Worthy for their next two games, as he has been suspended for violating the student code of conduct, according to Fox Sports Carolinas' Lauren Brownlow. Worthy's suspension will run through October 4th, so he will miss..." September 21

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • ECU DE Terrell Stanley out for 2014, continuing rehab after car accident

    CBS Sports "East Carolina junior defensive end Terrell Stanley will miss the entire 2014 season as a result of serious injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Feb. 12. The school confirmed that Stanley has "demonstrated continued progress" during the rehabilitation process, but needs more time..." May 23

  • East Carolina makes receiver walk the plank after DWI charge

    College Football Talk "Three strikes and you are out, right? Such is the case for East Carolina wide receiver Danny Webster. Following an arrest and DWI charge earlier this month, East Carolina has kicked Webster off the team. East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill confirmed the news Thursday. Webster may have..." February 28

  • ECU's Terrell Stanley in critical condition following car accident

    CBS Sports "East Carolina defensive end Terrell Stanley is in critical condition following a car accident Wednesday morning, according to a release from the school. The release says that Stanley was the driver of a car in a single-vehicle accident with offensive lineman Isaac Harris as a passenger. Both..." February 12