Members of the East Carolina marching band took a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to Saturday’s game between the Pirates and visiting Central Florida. In addition to being booed and heckled throughout the game, the band and football team are being boycotted by a local ESPN radio station.
Several members of the East Carolina marching band knelt during the national anthem, and a number of fans did not take kindly to it.
So, the Florida Gators are playing East Carolina today in the Birmingham Bowl, and at half, Florida's giving the Pirates the business. But that, comrades, is not why we are here.
Oh, look: The Big East is adding teams again, because why not? West Virginia already bolted, Pitt and Syracuse will be gone next year, and Rutgers the year after that (if not sooner). What better solution, then, than to add Tulane for all sports and East Carolina for football?
ECU's Brandon Jackson was kicked off the team in 2010 after an arrest for public intoxication and resisting arrest—his third arrest in two seasons. He's found trouble again, being charged for a hit-and-run incident two weeks ago in which he allegedly drove his Lexus through a cemetery, knocking over 12-15 tombstones.
Two months ago, John Sieglinger of Raleigh removed his raiment and ran across the field at halftime of the East Carolina University-Southern Miss football game. Three days after that, The East Carolinian student paper published uncensored photos of Sieglinger's Streak on its front page and its website, sparking moral…
At halftime of the East Carolina University-Southern Miss football game on Saturday, John Sieglinger of Raleigh bravely stormed the field wearing nothing but his manhood. Nothing unusual about a streaker down Carolina way. Sieglinger was charged with misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor indecent exposure. Nothing…
A sad young man is accused of recruiting high school football players for East Carolina—a school he has no affiliation with and that has never heard of him. What could have been the point of this not-so-master plan?
The hunt is on for the rapscallion responsible for this: An update of East Carolina University's pirate logo. Yes, it may be time for all pirate-themed teams to turn in their swash, and their buckle.
Will told you earlier in the week about the struggles of the East Carolina basketball team, and their fans' plan to show up at the final home game of the year with bags on their heads. As far as I can tell, last night against UTEP, there were no bags (I can find no mention of them)... and the ECU Pirates got their…