Oct 242014
 
East Carolina Pirates Make a Name for Themselves Outside the Big 5 | The New York Times

On Tuesday nights in the fall, East Carolina Coach Ruffin McNeill, known to some as Ruff, conducts his call-in show at Logan’s Roadhouse, about a mile south of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Regulars reserve tables in advance. This week, callers were curious about Connecticut, East Carolina’s opponent on Thursday night. The Pirates, who officially joined the American Athletic Conference in July, had never faced the Huskies.