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Throwback Thursday Pirate Profile: Pernell Griffin (1998-2001)

12/13/2018
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When coming out of Williamston High School in the late 90's, Pernell Griffin was one of the state's most highly sought prospects. After turning down the likes of Penn State to come to East Carolina, Griffin went on to a stellar career that featured him helping guide the Pirates to three bowl games in his final three seasons and 23 wins. After being named a Freshman All-American by Football News in 1998, the legendary linebacker earned First Team All-Conference USA honors in each of his final...

Duration:00:35:18

Former Pat Dye asst Frank Orgel talks ECU, Auburn, Bear Bryant, Bo & more!

12/9/2018
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With the 40th Anniversary podcast party for ECU's 1978 Independence Bowl Champion team less than a week away, we wanted to provide you with a little glimpse at what awaits you next Saturday afternoon!! Whether you're with us on site at Professor O'Cool's in Greenville, watching live on Facebook or listening via our archives on all the places you typically find your favorite podcasts, you'll have a chance to hear numerous stories from former players and coaches who were a part of the 1978 ECU...

Duration:01:25:13

ARMY-NAVY SPECIAL: Perspectives on America's Greatest Rivalry

12/9/2018
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There are rivalries and then there is the annual Army-Navy game! After 14 consecutive victories for Navy, former Navy assistant Jeff Monken has led Army to back to back wins and now the Black Knights will aim for a third straight triumph in the 119th meeting of the programs on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. We caught up with Army Head Coach Jeff Monken, the play by play announcers of each academy, current and former players and ESPN.com's Senior Writer...

Duration:02:19:42

New ECU FB Coach Mike Houston Press Conference (FULL)

12/5/2018
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The Sports Objective was at the Murphy Center on Tuesday morning (12/4/18) as Mike Houston was introduced as the 22nd Head Football Coach in the history of East Carolina University. We have Interviews with ECU QB Holton Ahlers, Sammy Batten of the Fayetteville Observer, Jeff Charles, Voice of the Pirates, and new ECU Head Football Coach, Mike Houston. Like our Facebook Page. Follow us on Twitter @TheSportsOBJ, on Instagram @thesportsobjective, like our Facebook page and subscribe to our...

Duration:00:30:43

New East Carolina AD Jon Gilbert Press Conference (FULL)

12/5/2018
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The Sports Objective was at ECU's Murphy Center on Monday afternoon (12/3/18) for Jon Gilbert's introductory press conference as the new East Carolina AD. Follow us on Twitter @TheSportsOBJ Photo Credit: Walter Powell of Hoist The Colours/247 Sports

Duration:00:28:29

MIKE HOUSTON SPECIAL: JMU PxP Dave Thomas & Beat Writer Greg Madia

12/3/2018
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Only 24 hours after the 2018 season came to a close with a brutal 58-3 loss at rival NC State, East Carolina's fan base was unusually upbeat. WHY? Highly successful JMU coach Mike Houston had agreed to become the new coach of the Pirates. To give Pirate Nation an idea of what it's getting, we talked to JMU play by play voice Dave Thomas and JMU football beat writer Greg Madia of The Daily News Record in Harrisonburg. Follow us on Twitter @TheSportsOBJ, on Instagram @thesportsobjective, like...

Duration:01:06:44

Championship Week in College Football is Here!

12/1/2018
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The Championship Week in College Football is here! Three great guests come on to talk about the games. First up is college football analyst, Tom Luginbill from ESPN and Sirius XM. He and Dave Richmond talk about all of the championship games! Adam Witten is the play-by-play voice of the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The first Sunbelt Championship game and its being held in Boone. Adam talks about the matchup between ASU and ULL. Finally, Pac 12 Network's very own Mike Yam stops by to talk...

Duration:01:00:52

PIRATE PREVIEW: ECU great Scott Harley joins us to talk Pirates & Pack!

12/1/2018
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22 years ago today, ECU great Scott Harley concluded his record-setting season with a record as he ran for 351 yards to lead the Pirates to a 50-29 win over the Wolfpack in Charlotte. We get you ready for the 30th meeting between East Carolina and NC State!

Duration:00:44:43

Friedlander on ECU, Chris Hughes on HS FB Playoffs PLUS ECU BB Practice Report!

11/30/2018
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On Thursday morning (about 3 hours prior to the announcement of Coach Mo's firing), we caught up with longtime NC sportswriter Brett Friedlander to talk ECU AD search, football and more!! The 3rd round of the NCHSAA PLAYOFFS are tonight so we caught up with Chris Hughes of Carolina Preps.com. ECU Basketball returns to action tonight when App State visits Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. We were at practice on Thursday afternoon and caught up with head coach Joe Dooley, Shawn Williams and...

Duration:01:31:45

EMERGENCY PODCAST: ECU parts ways with Coach Mo, Blackwell named Interim HC

11/30/2018
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With kickoff against in-state rival NC State just 48 hours away, ECU's administration decided to part ways with third-year head coach Scottie Montgomery on Thursday. After finding out his fate earlier in the morning, Montgomery--who was just 9-26 in his three years in Greenville--met with the team around noon. Defensive Coordinator David Blackwell will serve as the team's interim head coach for this week's game at NC State and stay on to guide the program into the transitional period as the...

Duration:01:00:08

EMERGENCY PODCAST: Southern Miss' AD Jon Gilbert to be ECU AD

11/28/2018
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More than a week ago, Ronnie Woodward of the The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC) wrote an article indicating that current Southern Miss' AD Jon Gilbert had emerged as a lead candidate for the AD vacancy at ECU. On Monday afternoon, Ronnie Woodward, Pirate Radio 1250/930 and other Greenville media outlets announced: THE EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL HOLD A SPECIAL-CALLED MEETING AT 1 P.M. WEDNESDAY, NOV 28TH, 2018 IN CONFERENCE ROOM 105 IN THE SPILMAN BUILDING ON THE CAMPUS...

Duration:00:30:14

PIRATE FOOTBALL PLAYBACK: ECU-Cincinnati PLUS Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports!!

11/26/2018
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Former ECU tight end and current ESPN3 analyst Jay Sonnhalter joined us to talk about the Pirates and some of the other games from Rivalry Weekend! We also had an excellent chat with Fox Sports/FS1 sideline reporter Bruce Feldman re: a variety of college football topics. Bruce, who also writes about College Football for The Athletic, is also Co-host of The Audible, with Stewart Mandel (Editor In Chief at The Athletic CFB) and the well-connected duo provide excellent coverage throughout the...

Duration:01:06:21

ECU Basketball Preview - HPU and AD Search!

11/22/2018
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The Pirates get a big win Wednesday night over Prairie View A and M. The Pirates won 76-64 over the Panthers. Freshmen Jayden Gardner scored 28 points and 17 rebounds. The Pirates have a big game Saturday Afternoon at 5pm against High Point University. HPU is now coached by Tubby Smith. The legendary coach comes back to lead his alma mater in the Southern Conference. Had a chance to catch up with our friend, David Glenn from the David Glenn Show. DG and Dave Richmond talk ACC Championship in...

Duration:01:31:33

PIRATE PREVIEW @ UC: Former ECU RB Brandon Simmons & Chad Brendel

11/21/2018
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The Pirates (3-7) are seeking their first road win of 2018 on Friday as they travel to Cincinnati (9-2). To get you set for ECU and UC, we are joined by former Pirate running back Brandon Simmons and talk to Chad Brendel of The Bearcat Journal of the 247 Sports Network. We also talk about ECU basketball, as the women are off to a 4-0 start and the men will look to improve to 4-2 when they host Prairie View A&M on Wednesday night at Williams Arena - Minges Coliseum. We also discuss the latest...

Duration:01:42:05

ECU HOOPS PREVIEW: Pirates host UTRGV PLUS Chris Spatola & the ECU AD SEARCH

11/19/2018
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This episode has three great guests! First guest is Jamie Arrington from the To the Top Talk Podcast. It's a podcast about Southern Miss Sports. The USM Athletics Director is Jon Gilbert. Gilbert has emerged as the top candidate for the ECU Athletics Director job. ESPN College Basketball Analyst, Chris Spatola, stops by to talk about college basketball. Former ECU Basketball great, Othello Meadows talks to the guys about his career at East Carolina. Plus, we have a preview of the game at...

Duration:02:13:11

ECU Basketball Preview-UTRGV

11/19/2018
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This episode has three great guests! First guest is Jamie Arrington from the To The Top Talk Podcast. It's a podcast about Southern Miss Sports. Jon Gilbert is the USM Director of Athletics. Gilbert has emerged as the top candidate for the vacant ECU AD job. ESPN College Basketball Analyst, Chris Spatola, stops by to talk about college basketball. Former ECU Basketball great, Othello Meadows talks to the guys about his career at East Carolina. Plus, we have a Preview of the game at Williams...

Duration:02:13:11

Pirate Playback UCONN: Pirates beat the Huskies 55-21

11/18/2018
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Pirates win the third game of the year and are 3-7 (overall) and 1-6 (AAC). The guys bring in Alan Powell better known to Pirate Nation as "Pirate Al." They talk about the AD of USM, Jon Gilbert as the lead candidate for the vacant AD job for ECU. Who will be the next Football coach? Also, the guys discuss the UCONN game. Don't forget to join us for the Big Day on Saturday December 15 from 2-4 pm at Professor OCools in Greenville as we honor the 1978 Independence Bowl Team. Please RSVP by...

Duration:01:16:20

ECU Basketball Preview- Georgia Tech

11/16/2018
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It is game day for ECU Men's Basketball. The Pirates are on the road for the very first time against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The guys talk ECU Hoops with former ECU great Neil Punt. They get a preview for Georgia Tech with Georgia Tech Play-by-Play Voice, Andy Demetra. Also, they get the ESPN3 Analyst, Nate Ross. Like the Facebook Page, Follow us on Twitter @TheSportsOBJ and Instagram @thesportsobjective.

Duration:01:45:37

Pirate Preview: UCONN Huskies coming to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

11/16/2018
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The Pirate Preview for the gridiron this week is with the UCONN Huskies. The Huskies are 1-9 overall and 0-6 in the AAC. The Pirates are 2-7 overall and 0-6 in the conference. Someone has to win a conference game. The guys have Alex Putterman, beat writer for UCONN Football for the Hartford Courant. He will gives us a preview of the Huskies. We have a practice report from Hight Field. Ivan Maisel from ESPN.com and the Campus Conversation podcast comes on to talk about the National Picture of...

Duration:01:18:18

Talking ECU Baseball with Corey Gloor

11/14/2018
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The guys talk to Corey Gloor, Play-by-Play Voice for ECU Baseball. They talk schedule, roster for 2019, and other sports topics. Like the Facebook page. Follow us on Twitter @TheSportsOBJ and Instagram @thesportsobjective

Duration:01:32:01