The End Zone, Special Edition of the East Carolinian, November 16, 1995












Vol. 2. No. 5
Inside
November 16, 1995
8 pages
Tigers roll in page 2
Fast Facts page 2
Seniors to rise to occasion page 3
B.J. Crane page 4
I lank Cooper page S
Photos Courtesy of HEN CLARK
ECU vs Memphis
Game day
Saturday, November 18, 1995





November 16,1995
The End Zone
Pirates look to remain unbeaten at home
Brian Paiz
End Zone Writer
ECU hopes there won't be a let
down when they host the 3-7 Memphis
Tigers on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen
Stadium. The Pirates assured them-
selves of a second straight Liberty Bowl
appearance with last Saturday's 28-7
win over Tulsa, and Kentucky's win over
Cincinnati. However, ECU still has a
chance at an undefeated record at
home. The Pirates, already 4-0 this sea-
son in Greenville, are hoping to put the
finishing touches on a perfect 1995
home record.
"We've got a chance for an unde-
feated record at home, which was one
of our major, major objectives that we
set in the preseason said ECU Head
Coach Steve Logan. "Our seniors are
playing in their last game, and you al-
ways want to send those guys out a win-
ner. "We've got everything in the world
to play for, and we have to get focused
The contest between the Pirates and
the Tigers has lost some of its luster
from last season, as the game between
these two teams in 1994 decided who
would go to the Liberty Bowl. Memphis
has struggled under first year Coach Rip
Scherer, who came to Memphis from
James Madison. The Tigers are averag-
ing 13 points a game, scoring just 25
points in their last four games combined
and with our 1-2 in the Liberty Bowl
Alliance, with their loan win coming
over Tulane
Logan and his Pirates know, how-
ever, are not to overlook this Memphis
squad. The last time the Tigers visited
Greenville, they handed the Pirates a
34-7 loss.
"It's going to be a coaching job and
the responsibility of our players to keep
their act together, keep focused and get
the job done on Saturday said Logan.
Memphis has been plagued by turn-
overs all season long. The Tigers have
turned the ball over 32 times in 10
games. Memphis has also not had a run-
ning back rush for 100 yards in 1995.
The Tigers have played a tough road
schedule, thus far, losing to Michigan
and SEC West champion Arkansas. One
bright spot for Memphis, has been their
defense, a strong point for Tiger squads
in recent years. It is led by Jerome
Woods, who has 115 tackles and five
interceptions this season. Junior defen-
sive end Marvin Thomas has six sacks
on the year.
"They've got a defense that they
think they can win with said Logan.
"They've been scoring with intercep-
tions, fumble returns and all those kinds
of things, which is characteristic of the
number of blitzes and schemes that they
employ
On offense, the Tigers have used
three different quarterbacks this sea-
son, but look for junior Quadry Ander-
son to get the starting nod against the
Pirates. He scored his first collegiate
touchdown last week against Southern
Miss and he also had a 41-yard run
against Tulsa.
Senior receiver Ryan Roskelly is
Stephanie
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Editor-in-Chief
Celeste Wilson
Production
Manager
Brad Oldham
Craig Perrott
Brian Paiz
Amanda Ross
Dill Dillard
Writers
Photo by KEN CLARK
Marcus Crandell will lead the Pirate offense against the new 4-3
Defense of Memphis. Memphis gave up 30 points last year to ECU.
ing list. This season he has 31 recep-
tions for 317 yards.
ANALYSIS:
If the Pirates can stay focused, they
should be able to achieve their unde-
feated season. ECU will be trying to
send their seniors out with a victory,
which includes linebacker Mark Llbiano
who has 112 tackles on the year
Mitchell Galloway leads the receiving
corps with 44 receptions for 600 yards
and two touchdowns Marcus Crandell
needs two touchdown passes on Satur-
day to tie Jeff Blake's record of 43.
Crandell has already broken two of
Blake's records, thus far, this season.
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The End Zone
November 16,1995
Seniors bid farewell to Ficklen
Cralg Perrott
End Zone Writer
This Saturday's game with Memphis will
be the last time that the Pirate seniors will
play in front of their home fans at Dowdy-
Ficklen Stadium.
It is the second year in a row that ECU
has had a winning season and a Liberty Bowl
berth. For those seniors that were redshirted,
this will be the dose of their fifth year as a
Pirate and their third bowl appearance in their
college football career.
"We consider ourselves fortunate be-
cause not many people get to go to three
bowl games in their career, especially two in
a row said senior center Kevin Wiggins. "I
didn't play any in the Peach Bowl. We won
and it was fun and everthing, but being able
to play in these last two makes it enjoyable
for me. I'm making a difference on the field,
that's what makes it so good
According to Wiggins, to return to the
Liberty Bowl is not the only thing on the
minds of the seniors this year, they are look-
ing to remain undefeated at home.
"I don't want to be satisfied with just
going to the Liberty Bow) Wiggins said. "I
want to win nine games this season and ex-
tend our home game winning streak. We
haven't lost a game
in Ficklen this year. I
can't even remember
the last time we lost
here
Last Saturday's
game attendance was
pitiful. The Memphis
game coming up tHs
weekend will be the
last chance to see
some quality seniors
play in their home
stadium. If anything,
Wiggins hopes that
another winning sea-
son will lay a founda-
tion for future Pirate
fans.
"If we keep win-
ning at home, our fan support will be a lot
better
H-back Mithell Galloway echoes Wiggins'
sentiments.
"We're just going to try to leave some-
thing on the field here that the fans can re-
member for next year, and that these younger
guys can take a hold of and just roll on with
it Galloway said.
Nevertheless, Galloway considers the
Memphis game to be extremely important to
Photo by KEN CLARK
These seniors will make theirfinal appearance in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday.
him personally, and his fellow classmates.
"This is the one game that we will re-
member as a senior Galloway added. "We're
going to come out and play hard
Last year the Pirates were soundly de-
feated by Illinois in the Uberty Bowl 3(H).
ECU moved the ball well between the 20-
yard lines, but just couldn't punch it in for
the score. Galloway believes that this year's
outcome will be totally different
"This year we're a little more focused,
we're a little more attentive, and I think we'll
get into the red zone and put some points on
the board this year Galloway said.
Senior defensive tackle Walter Scott is
one of the elite Pirates that has a Peach Bowl
ring. To him, the past four seasons since that
miracle year have flown by, making this last
game against Memphis even more spedal.
"it's my last home game Scott said. "I
can't believe these last five years have rushed
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November 16,1995
The End Zone
Crane strives to return to starting line-up
Junior LB patiently
awaits the call to
rise to previous
prominence
Amanda Ross
End Zone Writer
For some athletes losing a starting
position might be the end of their ca-
reer. But for B.J. Crane it just pushes
him harder.
This junior linebacker from College
Park, Ga. didn't make ECU his first
choice right away. He was intent on
going to SMU, but after one visit to ECU
he was hooked and there was no going
back. It was at that point Crane decided
he wanted to wear a little purple and
gold.
During the 1993 season, his fresh-
man year, he recorded 49 tackles, in-
cluding 22 solos. The four games he
started in were against Syracuse, Cen-
tral Florida, Memphis State and South
Carolina. He posted impressive numbers
starting as a true freshman. Against
Memphis State, he forced and recovered
a fumble, intercepted a pass against
Central Florida and deflected a pass
against Syracuse.
The Syracuse game was Crane's first
collegiate game. That game was nation-
ally televised on ESPN. However, Crane
says that game was nothing compared
to his first scrimmage. Before that
scrimmage Crane was second on the
depth chart so he knew he needed to
have an impressive showing to move up
on the roster. Knowing he didn't want
to redshirt that year, Crane came out
and impressed the coaches enough to
the point he was moved up to first on
the depth chart.
"Starting on national television my
first game was cake compared to that
said Crane.
Going into his sophomore year,
Crane knew how important his role was
to the team. He finished the season with
79 total tackles, with 44 solos. Those
numbers allowed him to finish second
best on the squad. Some of Crane's ac-
complishments included 17 stops at
Duke, 11 tackles against Temple and
13 tackles against Syracuse.
This year Crane has taken a differ-
ent position. Despite having not started
any games, he knows he still plays a
big role in ECU's success.
"Last year I was a starter and
B. J. Crane
started seven games, this year I haven't
started any Crane said. "Coming off
the bench I'd like to be on the field
first, because that is what I am used to.
But I've handled it well because I've
grown up and because I know that in
time my time will come
This season he has recorded 58
tackles. When he looks at his numbers
he asks himself if he is making a play
every five plays. This is what he wants
to do and feels he is capable of han-
dling that responsibility.
"I think for the most part every five
plays that I'm on ths field I've made a
tackle. As long as I am that productive
I feel like that's pretty good
As with any athlete goals are a big
part of the athlete's success. How well
an athlete can accomplish the goals set
before them shows their capability on
the field. Crane's goals were altered just
a bit after he found out he wouldn't be
starting.
"I wanted to one, help us get to a
bowl; two, I wanted to be productive;
three, I wanted to be a leader. I want
people to say 'hey B.J. say something
or do something
Leadership is a key aspect in
Crane's life. As a member of the Foot-
ball Academic Leadership team he tours
area high schools and motivates young
students. Crane's ability to speak out
not only helps him talk to students, but
it also helps him on the field.
"I want to be able to say something
that might motivate somebody else to
do it said Crane.
Crane feels he is a very spiritual
person, contrary to how people might
perceive his demeanor. He believes God
wanted him to come here, so he is go-
ing to give it everything he's got.
"Honestly more than anything I
think it's just meant to be that I lead
Crane said
With some key
linebackers leaving
after this year
(Libiano, Foreman)
Crane will have to
step up his play. He
doesn't believe
their leaving will
effect them too
much since players
have been rotated
in and out of the
linebacker posi-
tions. If there
hadn't been the ro-
tation then he feels
their loss could pos-
sibly hurt them
more, but Crane
doesn't see it as a
big obstacle stand-
ing in the way next
year.
"Regardless of
how much or how
little I'm on the
field I'm going to
take the initiative to
lead these guys
Never at a loss
for words, Crane compares football to
a ladder. Interestingly enough the anal-
ogy he uses is one that could be used
for life.
"If you're going to push someone
up a ladder you can't do it standing on
the ground. If you're going to get them
to go up that ladder you have to step
up too. Every time you push them up a
little, you have to step up a little. And
if I help push this team up the ladder
that means I'm going up too
With ECU securing a Liberty Bowl
bid for the second consecutive year,
Crane advises opponents to watch out.
ECU is coming full force, to avenge last
years loss to Illinois.
"I challenge anybody who plays in
that game on Dec. 30 not to be ready
because if they aren't they're going to
go home like we did last year, because
were coming to win a game
Crane is positive that ECU will have
a positive showing and people will no
longer say EC- who? With growing suc-
cess accredited to the football team,
Crane feels in a lot of ways ECU has
just arrived on the scene. With back-
to-back winning seasons, ECU looks
forward to continuing the good fortune
for years to come.
"Starting from Dec. 30 to eternity
ECU will be one of the most respected
Photo by KEN CLARK
Crane had 79 tackles in 1994, including 44 solo
stops. His total was second best on the squad.
teams in the nation said Crane.
For Crane his father has been the
biggest role model in his life. Crane's
father is the one person who has
shaped his thinking.
"If you talk to my father he would
be the same person that I am. He is
my hero
Crane says his father is just as
much as a motivator as he is, and he
believes that is where he obtained that
quality.
"All my idiosyncrasies have been
formed by him
Crane tries to live his life now, the
way he would like to live it in the fu-
ture. His family is important to him
and one day he hopes to have a family
of his own.
"I live my life to shape myself to
be the best son, and one day best hus-
band and father that I can be
As for his future career, Crane sees
stars. No, he doesn't want to be an
astronomer, he wants to be a star. He
sees himself becoming a television per-
sonality.
"I want to be someone so when I
walk into a room people will say 'there
he is
Is ESPN-calling? Who knows. But
watch out Keith Olberman, you may
have a new co-host.





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The End Zone
November 16,1995
Adversity no match for Cooper
Dill Dlllard
End Zone Writer
In the world of sports, there are so
many victory stories. Often times some
stories are overlooked or not empha-
sized.
When you look at just an ECU foot-
ball roster and you look up senior
cornerback Hank Cooper, you'll only see
"6-0, 178 and 13 Now if you want
the real story on Hank Cooper, seeing
has to be believing. Off the field as well
as on.
Cooper, a native of Smyrna, Ga has
had a rocky, but successful career as a
Pirate.
"I came into the program in 1991
in the Peach Bowl year and I was red
shirted. So I didn't get to play, but you
can say I've been fortunate, being a part
of three bowl teams in the five years
that I've been here said Cooper.
That's right. This wilt be the third
bowi season for Cooper in his ECU ca-
reer, but if all goes well, this will be
Cooper's first time actually playing in
a bowl. As said earlier Cooper was red
shirted the Peach Bowl season, and it
looked as if in '94 he would see action
in Memphis until injury struck. After
playing the first eight games, and start-
ing in six of those contests, Cooper tore
ligaments in his left knee during a play
in a Liberty Bowl alliance bout with Cin-
cinnati in Greenville.
"It frustrated me not being able to
play the last three games of the season
and then miss the Bowl game, but I
didn't let it get me down said Coo-
per.
Cooper was having a solid year reg-
istering forty-four tackles, thirty of
them solos, along with two intercep-
tions. To say the least, Cooper lived up
to his description of being one of the
best open field tacklers on the team,
upping his career totals to 108 total
tackles along with five interceptions and
one and a half sacks.
"The season started out good with
the exception of the loss to Duke, said
Cooper. "When I was told that I was
out for the rest of the season, I knew I
just had to get back to work and try to
get where I could contribute again
Cooper added.
It was David Hart who got the start-
ing nod in place of Cooper, as the Pi-
rates made it to the St. Jude's Liberty
Bowl only to lose to Illinois 30-0.
Despite the fact that Cooper missed
his opportunity to face the lllini in Mem-
phis his Junior season, Hank found him-
self in a position to step up against prac-
tically the same Illinois team this year
in the regular season. Although the 7-0
battle with the lllini went the other way,
Cooper got his shot at the defending
Liberty Bowl champs. Cooper took full
advantage of his opportunity by mak-
ing big plays, including two key inter-
ceptions that kept the Pirates in the ball
game on the road.
"When we played at Illinois, I
wanted to play well seeing that I missed
the Bowl, but more than anything, I
wanted us to win cause it's another sea-
son Cooper commented.
With the Pirates acceptance of the
invitation to the 1995 Liberty Bowl this
Saturday, it will be a special time. Along
with it being Senior Day, and Cooper's
last game in Dowdy- Fickien Stadium,
it will also be a step closer to the Lib-
erty Bowl and playing on national tele-
vision, which is something Cooper en-
joys.
"Well, I'm excited because it is a
bowl game, but more than that it'll be
on television Cooper said. "Being
from the Atlanta area, most of my fam-
ily and friends have never seen me play.
So, when we play in Memphis they'll
get to finally get to see me play at the
college level added Cooper.
After the cheers have died down
from Cooper's football career, Hank as-
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Cincinnati
Southern Miss
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Memphis at East Carolina
Southern Miss at SW Louisiana
Cincinnati at Tulsa
Hank Cooper
pires to be an architect upon receiving
his degree in environmental design.
So now when you read on the ros-
ter "13 Hank Cooper remember that
also reads "a Pirate that refuses to
quit
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"Pirates duplicate offensive performance of last
years meeting with Memphis
Dr. Ronald Speier
Dean of Students
ECU 31
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"Our Pirates are going to win this one and take us
all the way to Memphis
Harry Bray
SGA Legislative Speaker
"Pirates will be perfect at home this year
ECU 24
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Stephanie Lassiter
TEC Editor-in-Chief
ECU 21
M 10
'Pirates take out the final one in Dowdy-Ficklen'
Brian Baily
WNCT-TV Sports
"Pirates pitch shut-out for seniors.
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November 16,1995
The End Zone
Boothe bowls over competition
Cralg Perrott
End Zone Writer
At 6-foot-7, and 284 pounds, Charles
Boothe towers above his competition. Since
coming to ECU as a tight end in 1991,
Boothe has gained 80 of those pounds. That
could be credited to Boothe's father, who
owns some bakeries in his hometown of Ft.
Lauderdale. He is an impressive sight on
the gridiron, using his size and leverage to
dominate Pirate opponents.
Boothe is a Pirate veteran that has seen
his share of success. He, like his redshirt
senior teammates, has been a part of three
bowl games in his five year career with this
year's Liberty bowl berth, and two consecu-
tive winning seasons.
"I'm just happy to be a part of it
Boothe said. "I think as a team we've played
great We've won the games we're supposed
to, and we pulled out some tough games,
like Syracuse
Boothe went down with an ankle in-
jury in that Syracuse game, and it has ag-
gravated him all year.
"I've had a lot of ups and downs be-
cause of my injury, but the times I was in
there I tried to play pretty good Boothe
said.
Fellow lineman Ron Suddith has also
had a nagging ankle injury this year, and
the offensive line for the Pirates has experi-
enced some shuffling.
"When me and Ronnie got hurt, we
had other guys that stepped up and knew
the system, so I don't think there was a fall-
off Boothe said. "Depending on the de-
fensive schemes, we stepped up to what we
had to do. If we said we were going to throw
it, or if we were going to come out and run
it, I think we did pretty good and got better
each week
This week against Memphis, Boothe and
the other Pirate frenchmen will face a 4-3
front, new to the Tigers, due to the depar-
ture of Memphis' defensive coordinator from
last year. Memphis has been known in re-
cent years to run a 50 defense.
"They still run some 50 fronts with a
flexed nose guard, but they basically run a
bask 4-3 Boothe said.
The Memphis game will mark Boothe's
last home game as a senior. To him, the
past five years have come and gone too
quickly.
"To tell you the truth, I can't believe
it's here. It seems like not too long ago I
was just coming in here and unpacking my
stuff for my first year. It was the quickest
five years I've ever seen
Boothe has seen action at three differ-
ent positions during his tenure at ECU, com-
ing in as a tight end, being moved to defen-
sive end and finally to offensive tackle last
year.
"I've played about 60 positions, it's
been pretty bad Boothe said.
Boothe is looking forward to returning
to the Liberty Bowl this year, and is hopeful
that the outcome will be different this time
around.
"We started the season with unfinished
business, now we have a chance to finish it.
Hopefully, we can go to Memphis and win it
this time
Boothe was one of the few left that
were a part of the Cinderella 1991 Peach
Bowl season. But looking back, the two
consecutive Liberty Bowl appearances mean
more than that championship won in Atlanta.
"The Peach Bowl was great, you know,
but it's different when you're standing on
Charles Boothe
the sidelines. When you're actually out there
playing, it's a whole different experience
Interesting Pirate Fact:
Boothe was recruited by Cincinnati and Kan-
sas. He turned down Cinci because it was in
the city, and he wanted to stay out of trouble
and the negative influence of city life. And
Kansas?
"It was just too far Boothe says with
a 284 pound smile.
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The End Zone
November 16,1995
Oldham reflects on Pirate football
Brad Oldham
End Zone Writer
After covering Pirate football the
last three years and attending the games
the last four, this Saturday's final home
game will be on the list of special last
events as my senior year winds dcwn.
Yes, people actually do finally
graduate from this school, so as the fi-
nal week of the regular season dwindles
down to a couple of days, I've decided
to take a look at the roller coaster ride
that ECU football has been on over my
last four seasons here.
As a high school senior in 1991, I
knew I wanted to attend a college that
had a good football team, among other
things. Nobody wants to be associated
with a loser, so I have no problem ad-
mitting that ECU'S 11-1 record that sea-
son, as well as a Peach Bowl champion-
ship had a pretty strong influence on
my attending this school.
I was actually lucky enough to make
it down here that year and watch such
stars as Jeff Blake and Robert Jones
work their magic on the field. They
played Akron that day, and won 56-20.
It was a homecoming, I had never tail-
gated before, and I went downtown to
celebrate later that night. "Where do I
sign?" I said to myself.
I applied and got accepted early,
giving me a jump on which residence
hall to live in. I chose Scott Hall, which
put me right in the middle of the foot-
ball atmosphere. I moved in August, and
was ready to experience ECU football
as a true Pirate.
I even remember how excited I was
that first week, when brand new Head
Coach Steve Logan sent me a letter in
the mail explaining how valuable fan loy-
alty was from students throughout the
season. Sure, every other person at this
school got the same letter, but hey, I
was a freshman, and was just happy to
be getting mail.
I went to UBE, bought the brand
new T-shirts and ECU hats, and pre-
pared for the ESPN Thursday match-up
on ESPN versus Syracuse. The drama
was intense all week as Greenville and
ECU prepared for the Orangemen. I
don't know if they still do it or not, but
a rebellious activity, I believe they
termed "panty-raids was participated
in by the male residence halls on cam-
pus. I, of course, participated only to
say that i had participated, among other
things.
Well, we lost bad to Syracuse, 42-
21. That entire season was actually
about as up-and-down as the dance floor
at the Elbo was that year, another ac-
tivity I participated in that crazy fresh-
man year, among other things.
The team ended up 5-6, not bad
for a team restructured by a new coach
and basically a new team after the many
seniors departed after the dream sea-
son the year before. '
My sophomore year I crossed the
line from fan to journalist as I began to
cover ECU football for TEC and WZMB.
One of the bright spots from the sea-
son before, a young, maturing quarter-
back named Michael Anderson was MIA.
This meant that a fellow sophomore
named Marcus Crandell, who sat next
to me in Freshman & the University, was
now a fellow sophomore who was given
the task of leading this ECU football
team. I always thought that Crandell was
a real cool guy in class. He was very
modest and soft-spoken. I began to re-
ally know just how special he was as I
began to cover him for the media. He
showed as much character and compo-
sition off the field as he showed poten-
tial on the field. His first game, again
against Syracuse and again on ESPN,
he stole the hearts of ECU fans, mak-
ing people ask Michael Who? as he led
ECU in a valiant effort that culminated
in defeat at the hands of the much tal-
ented Orangemen.
That's why it hurt so much the very
next week, when Crandell's season was
ended on a cheap shot, late hit, by some
scrub on Central Florida's defense. This
injury put an extreme amount of stress
on Logan, who ended up using three
different quarterbacks that season, end-
ing a nightmarish 2-9 on the year. I defi-
nitely picked the wrong season to be-
gin to cover the Pirates, because the
only positive aspects of the team I could
talk about were the potential talent this
squad had in seasons to come.
My junior year, out of the dorms
and into an apartment stocked with
beer, among other things. Covering the
Pirates became a bit easier, with early
season victories over Southern Miss,
and South Carolina. Life actually meant
something again to the die-hard Pirate
fans, you know, the ones who actually
know where the field is after tailgat-
ing?
Logan finally got his first winning
season under his belt, finishing 7-5 and
going to the Liberty Bowl.
Well, this season, you could say, is
the one Logan has been talking about
ever since he came to ECU. This is the
Photo by KEN CLARK
The ECU defensive line will butt heads with a Memphis offense lead
by receiver Ryan Roskelly. The Pirate "D" will be up to the task,
year he has all veteran players and fi- careers.
nally has veteran leadership at ail posi-
tions. My fellow seniors Mark Libiano,
Morris Foreman, Kevin Wiggins, Jerris
McPhail, Charles Boothe, Dwight
Linville, Aaron Black, Walter Scott,
Hank Cooper, Emmanuel McDaniel,
David Crumble and others have weath-
ered the bad times in return for two
great seasons to end their collegiate
This is the year that everybody is
truly happy to be a Pirate. We're going
to a second Liberty Bowl, and I'm sure
that years after I've left this campus for
good, when fresh young journalists come
in and replace the old geezers such as
myself, the success of ECU football will
result in great parties in Greenville down
the road, among other things.
EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
Ward SpomMedicine Budding � Greenville, NC 278SM3S3 � Phone:�l�J2tH5JO � FAX: vl9 S28i52S
Department
of athletics
Dear ECU Students:
First, to those students who were in Dowdy-Rcklen Stadium last Saturday for the ECU
vs Tulsa game, thank you for your loyalty, support and special effort to be in the stands
for your football team You were a part of a fun afternoon and something special for your
university.
Last Saturday, your Pirates secured their second consecutive bowl game. This Saturday,
your Pirates can earn an 8-3 record, are shooting for a Top 25 national ranking, an
undefeated home season, and their first shut-out in since 1982. You can be a part of
making this happen by being in your seats 20 minutes prior to the game, on your feet for
the team entrance, get loud for ever' third down play by the opposing team, and cheer
your fellow students on the football team on until the final hom.
Realizing that Thanksgiving break begins this weekend, it will be easy for you to attend
the game. The dorms will be open until Sunday, so whether you live on or off campus
you can come to the game and still have a whole week's vacation with family. An
exciting day is planned Saturday. It includes a band in the Tailgate lot before the game,
honoring the senior football players, and a post-game Liberty Bowl invitation ceremony
in the stadium.
This football team is a special group of young men who deserve to play in front of a full
stadium Saturday and 20,000 Pirate fans in the Liberty Bowl. This Saturday will be
another special and exciting day for all who are in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
GET IN THE STANDS EARLY, BE PROUD, and GET LOUD!
Sincerely,
Steve Logan
Head Football Coach
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November 16,1995
The End Zone
Sept. 2
Sept. 9
Sept. 16
Sept. 23
Sept. 30
Oct. 7
Oct. 21
Oct. 28
Nov. 4
Nov. 11
Nov. 18
The Rood to
Memphis
at Tennessee (L, 7-27)
at Syracuse (W, 27-24)
Central Michigan (W, 30-17)
at Illinois (L, 0-7)
West Virginia (W, 23-20)
at Cincinnati (L, 10-13)
Temple (W 32-22)
at Southern Miss (W 36-34)
at Army (W 31-25)
Tulsa(W28-7)
Memphis (Noon)
NMMNP
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Till
ECU vs- Stanford
Game day
Saturday, December 30, 1995
Hey Logan,
well be there
even if it's
sleeting
sideways!
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The End Zone
East meets west in Liberty Bowl
Brad Oldham
End Zone Writer
This year's 1995 St. Jude Liberty Bowl
involves two teams that have about as much
in common as the oceans they border on.
First off, you have the ECU Pirates, a
team that has been dying to get back to this
Liberty Bowl ever since the last second
ticked off the clock on December 31st,
1994, after Illinois demolished them in front
of a nationally televised audience, 30-0. The
entire spring practice, pre-season, and regu-
lar season has all led them to a unified goal
of returning to Memphis to claim what was
swiped out of the air from them the year
before.
"Unfinished Business" has been the
resounding theme this year for head coach
Steve Logan and his troops, and they are
just one game away from finishing the busi-
ness at hand.
The Stanford Cardinal, however, had
nowhere to go but up this season, as they
were predicted to finish last in the Padfic-
10 Conference by just about every publica-
tion. They had a brand new coach in Tyrone
Willingham, and questions were being asked
about how he would lead this program af-
ter former head coach Bill Walsh split town.
Well, the Cardinal proved the experts
wrong, as they turned in one of the best
regular seasons in school history at 7-3-1.
They finished fourth in the Pac-10 with a 5-
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3 conference record, and Willingham went
on to win the Pac-10 Conference Coach of
the Year award, an accomplishment that had
been achieved only one other time in school
history, when Walsh won in 1977.
The Cardinal started off the season with
a 4-0-1 record, the best beginning in 44
years for Stanford. Big wins over Oregon
and Arizona State made the Pac-10 stop in
their tracks as Stanford looked to be the
Cinderella team of the west. The bubble
burst in the middle of the year for the Car-
dinal as they dropped three out of their next
four games, to Washington, UCLA, and USC,
arguably the best three teams in the Pac-
10.
Stanford ended the season with back
to back wins against Washington State and
California, and waited for their post-season
destiny in the ever-confusing and unpredict-
able world of bowl bids.
When the announcement was made on
Sunday, November 27th that Stanford would
be traveling to Memphis for the Liberty Bowl
to face ECU, it marked an ironic twist that
while Pirate fans had waited an entire year
to get to the Liberty Bowl, Cardinal fans
considered this a dream come true to make
it to any bowl following the bleak year that
was foreshadowed upon them by the so-
called experts.
So now that both teams have a month
to prepare for each other, what will they
look to exploit in one another? Both coaches
will admit that they're fairly unfamiliar with
anything at all about the other's team. And
why shouldn't they be? ECU and Stanford
have never played before. Heck, Stanford
has only played a team from North Carolina
twice in their history, that being Duke both
times. Plus, the distance between schools
prevents ?ny real media coverage inform-
ing either coach about the other team.
And let's face it�a Big East team was
supposed to be playing us anyway, so there's
no way that Logan could of had any idea
he would be playing such an odd-ball choice
as Stanford.
As bad as Stanford was supposed to
have been prior to the 1995 season, they
still managed to get 13 players honored for
All-Pac-10 awards. Three of these were First-
Team selections.
The first is senior left tackle Jeff
Buckley, who at 6-5,300 pounds, heads up
an experienced offense made up exclusively
of juniors and seniors, ranging from 270-
303 pounds.
The second is senior place-kicker Eric
Abrams, who will likely win the Lou Groza
Award for the best kicker in the country.
Abrams set two school records in '95 for
points scored and PATs. He hit 16-of-18 field
goals this season for an extremely solid 89
percentage, the best single season average
in Stanford history. Abrams has led Stanford
in scoring for each of the past four seasons.
If this year's Bowl game ends up anything
like the Peach Bowl game did against N.C.
State a few years back, the possibility of
putting Abrams in for a do-or-die field goal
might be money in the bank for the Cardi-
nal.
The last First-Team selection for
Stanford this season is kickoff-returner
Damon Dunn, who in just his sophomore
season became the school's first all-league
return specialist since 1987.
That large offensive line mentioned
earlier will benefit Stanford's Second-Team
All-Pac-10 quarterback, senior Mark
Butterfield. Butterfield was "the little en-
gine that could" of this season's squad, as
he took four seasons of bench-warming ex-
perience to the table prior to this season in
trying to win a starting nod from the rookie
head coach. Butterfield did battle with jun-
ior Tim Carey before earning the starting
spot, which wasn't even dedded until a week
before the season opener with San Jose
State.
Butterfield completed 194 of 333
passes for a 58 percent passing percent-
age, with 2,533 yards, nine interceptions,
and 19 TD's.
The running game is anchored by
sophomore Second-Team All-Pac-10 selec-
tion Anthony Bookman, who gained 872
yards on the year, induding four 100-yard
rushing games.
Just as there's no letter "s" on the end
of the team mascot Cardinal, there really
should be no "D" at the end of Stanford,
because the team lacks both depth and tal-
ent on the flip side of the ball.
The Cardinal ranks ninth in the Pac-10
in total defense, giving up an average of
26.2 points per game, as well as an incred-
ible 412.6 a game average total yards. If
there's one area that Logan and his team
can exploit, its the Stanford defense.
The lone bright spot on the Stanford
defense is the inside linebacker duo of se-
nior Mike Hall and sophomore Chris Draft.
Hall leads the team with 182 tackles over
the last two seasons, and has started 22
straight games at ILB. Draft finished sixth
in the conference with 103 tackles.
ECU senior running back Jerris McPhail
could have a huge game, considering the
Cardinal gives up 184 yards rushing a game.
Look for Crandell to exploit the Stanford
defense both on the long and short passes.
The way to look at this game without
getting technical about the little things is to
simply match-up both team's offenses and
defenses in general.
It's fairly obvious that our offense is
much better than their defense. If the of-
fense that shows up December 30th is the
one that we saw against teams such as Syra-
cuse and West Virginia, instead of the of-
fense that showed up against Cincinnati and
some of the other games in the middle of
the season, when the Pirate defense dearly
carried this ball-dub.
Speaking of the Pirate defense, match
them up against the talented Stanford of-
fense and it's a harder call to make as far
as which way the scale is leaning. Obviously,
if this Pirate defense steps up like it has
pretty much all season, especially seniors
such as Morris Foreman and Mark Libiano,
the chances of us matching up to
Willingham's offense looks pretty good.
And finally, and maybe the most im-
portant factor above anything else, is the
motivational issue. The true drive and de-
termination that has lingered in the hearts
of all the returning ECU players from last
year's squad has catapulted them into the
position of taking back what they lost last
year. Sure, they've gone to the Liberty Bowl
two years straight now, but without a win in
either game, twenty years from now, who's
going to remember?
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Location. - Stanford,
California
founded - 1885
Enrollment - 13,075
Head Coach - Tyrone
Willingham
STickname- Cardinal
Colors - Cardinal &
White
Stadium - Stanford
(85,500)
Conference- Pacific 10
Current Record 7-3-1
Votes: This will be the
first ever match-up
between Stanford and
ECU. The Pirates have only
played one other Pac-10
opponent in their history,
losing to Washington in
1993.





The End Zone
Concentration key to victory
Amanda Ross
End Zone Writer
No doubt about it, ECU is heading to
Memphis this year with something differ-
ent in mind this year.
Many players admit last year they re-
ally didn't have football as their first prior-
ity. They were Just happy to have gotten
that far last season.
Senior linebacker Morris Foreman
admits that the team was enthusiastic about
being in Memphis, but not for all the right
reasons.
"Last year was more of a celebration
said Foreman. "We went down there to
have fun. We wanted to win, but when we
came out on game day there was no focus
there and we knew that, and we didn't
come out to play football
For most players, last season's trip to
Memphis was their first bowl game ever.
For a few veterans, this was their second
post-season game. Many of those same
players who played on the 1991 Peach
Bowl team and the 1994 Liberty Bowl,
will be heading to their third bowl game of
the year. So they know the importance of
keeping their cool in pressure situations.
Needless to say last year's bowl de-
feat was heart breakingTor all the players,
but many of those first year players were
just excited to be there and their frame of
mind wasn't necessarily on football.
Consequently the teams motto this
season has been "unfinished business
Scott Richards knew this year's team
the '94 Liberty Bowl loss on their mind at
the start of this season.
"We put on our shirts 'unfinished busi-
ness' and we decided that was what we
were going to work for all year said
Richards.
ECU hopes to go to Memphis and fin-
ish that business and no team is going to
stand in their way of what they are going
there to come home with - a victory.
"We're going to Memphis to win a
game and it doesn't matter who the oppo-
nent is said linebacker B.J. Crane. "If
the Cardinal happen to be there so be it -
our goals don't change
The task of making it back to the Lib-
erty Bowl for the second consecutive sea-
son has not been easy. It's been a tough
road, but one that has been well traveled.
After a brutal Sept. schedule, which in-
cluded Tennessee, Syracuse, Central Michi-
gan, Illinois and West Virginia, the Pirates
came out on top posting a 3-2 record. Most
predicted that ECU would not come out
that well, but the Pirates wanted to prove
their skills from the very beginning this
season.
"We've had some tough opponents,
but we came out strong and I think that is
what is important said Richards. "We fin-
ished this season getting better and bet-
ter week-to-week
The Pirates did improve ail the way
to an 8-3 record. Since the Pirates do
have some recent bowl experience behind
them they will hopefully be able to handle
the hype that goes along with bowl games.
"We're much older now and we know
how to handle that said Foreman.
Quarterback Marcus Crandell, is
proud of the way ECU has played this year,
and the way they have stuck to their guns
and accomplished what they set out to
prove at the beginning of the year.
"We set the goals at the beginning
of the season and now it's happening
said Crandell. "Right now we have to fo-
cus on what we have to do to win and
how we are going to do that
Back-to-back winning seasons will
also help the Pirates' momentum going
into the Liberty Bowl, and should help
seniors focus more on the last game of
their career.
Crandell adds that this season should
be especially good for those seniors be-
cause they helped contribute in ECU'S per-
fect 5-0 home record. He believes the play-
ers, fans and university should be proud
of their accomplishments and hard work
put forth by all members of the team.
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Senior Morris Foreman says
thisyearthe Pirates are heading
to Memphis to win.
For the seniors who will be graduat-
ing from the team, this will be a special
game. Not only do they want to put last
years 30-0 loss to Illinois behind them, but
they want to carry with them a memory
forever of ECU'S 1995 football team go-
ing to Memphis and coming home with a
victory.
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season. With those met, the 1995 -unfinished business" theme points to our last goalA Liberty
Bowl victory and a Top 25 national ranking.
The Stanford University Cardinal football team from the outstanding PAC 10onference wiUbe
our opponent. They have a rationally recognized program with rich tmtiuon. We have the utmost
respecrfoTmis football Mm. But, make no mistake, our mission is to go to Memphis and
WINWe will be focused on this objective!
Many deserving learns will be left at home because they were not invited to a bowl game this
y�u Through the support of Pirate students and fans at the 1994 Uberty Bowl. rjwlb�bdl
team ha. been offered a short term bowl opportunity. The amount of fan. wbo .nv.de Memphis
will nuke a great impact on long term bowl and conference opportunities. I know every student
and loyal ECU fan. like mc, never wants to be left out again.
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ECU side of the Liberty Bowl is essential.
This is the only time this ye the Pirate football Mm and fans will appear "tont�f� national
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Pirate saber slashing pride and enthusiasm.
A victory over nationally prominent Stanford! What a feeling it will be on Beale Street,
December 30. Every loyal Pirate Fan in Memphis will have been a part of the next great moment
in ECU football history.
Be Loud and Be Proud! It will be a great time.
A True Believer in The Pirates,
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Head Football Coach
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The End Zone
Special teams under "the gun
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Dill Dillard
Staff Writer
When an average football fan hears
the term "special teams many foot-
ball fans think of the kicker and the
punter. To a football coach the special
teams are just that�"special You'll
hear time and time again how vital spe-
cial teams are to a football team during
this Liberty bowl season when the Pi-
rates take on evenly matched Stanford,
Dec. 30.
Now if you want to talk ECU spe-
cial teams, E.J. Gunthrope's name will
pop up nine times out of 10.
Gunthrope, a 6-foot-2, 212 pound
junior safety, is seeing his third year of
action this year after being redshirted
in his first season at ECU. Gunthrope,
a native of Winston-Salem and Parkland
High School, chose ECU over other
nearby programs.
"I really liked the people and sur-
roundings when I visited here, and I had
some friends that were already here
said Gunthrope.
Coincidentaily, fellow defensive
backs and Winston-Salem natives David
and Daren Hart were some of the friends
of Gunthrope that he spoke of that were
Greenville bound out of high school.
Despite the fact Gunthrope has
never been looked to as far as a start-
ing role goes, Gunthrope has certainly
made his impression in his three years
of play. In his first eligible year, "the
Gun" saw action in nine games followed
by an outstanding '94 season capped
off by being named Outstanding Spe-
cial Teams Player of the Year by the
coaching staff.
"I feel that special teams is one of
the most important parts of the game
Gunthrope added. "Most people don't
take special teams seriously and don't
really pay attention to it. Like the big-
ger schools, they feel it's insignificant,
but special teams win and lose ball
games for us ended Gunthrope.
After three years of playing a re-
serve and special teams role, for
Gunthrope, this year has been no dif-
ferent. Once again Gunthrope has been
a mainstay for the Bucs in special teams
tackles for most of this year, and is im-
proving every game.
"I've definitely seen improvement
in my game from my first year here,
especially on special teams said
Gunthrope. "The past two years I've
worked on skills that wouid enable me
to contribute Gunthrope added.
As many Pirate fans have noticed
not only the special teams have im-
proved, but the ECU defense has also
improved as a whole.
"Oh, I have definitely seen an im-
provement in our defense since I've
been here. Coach (Steve) Logan has
brought in some of the best coaches in
the country here to ECU and it has
helped the team a lot said Gunthrope.
As vital as depth is in a defensive
backfield, Gunthrope feels that he could
see more time as a safety in the future.
"I've worked hard on my game and
going into the bowl game all the way
into my senior season, I'm sure because
of my improvement I'll have to be ready
to go as a safety added Gunthrope.
Gunthrope, an exercise and sports
science major, has ambitions of becom-
ing a school principal. Looking at
Gunthrope's past present and future as
a Pirate, it is plain to see that he sticks
to the quote he lives by: "Good things
come to those who wait
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Junior Safety E.J. Gunthrope helps out on special teams. He
attributes the team's success to Logan and his coaching staff.
Pirates on
the Street
Will you be
going to the
Liberty
Bowl?
Brent Creech,
Med. Student
"Yes, I feel our
team needs our
support
Will Stanley
Senior
"Yeah, I'll be in
Memphis to
support
team.
the
Go
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0
Pirates
Selina Coleman
"I'm not sure,
but I hope to be
able to go out
and support the
Pirates
Mandy Steed
Freshman
"No, I'm
celebrating my
dad's birthday
and I want to be
with my fiance for
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The End Zone
Daren Hart stand on his own
Craig Perrott
End Zone Writer
It's not easy having a brother, much
less a twin.
in last year's Liberty Bowl, David Hart
won the Defensive Player-of-the-Came
Award. Now, a year later, he's stiil hang-
ing it over his brother's head.
"I hear it all the time. 'You did this,
but who got the trophy? Daren Hart said.
"He's got it sitting in our room, and it
ain't small, it's a big trophy. I would love
to have a trophy to put beside his so he
won't have that bragging right, but I al-
ways tell people that I had more tackles
that game. I had 15 and he had 12
"I felt good for him, though, because
he brought the award to the house, so to
speak
David may have the trophy, but Daren
dominates the stat books. The 5-10, 195
lb. safety is second on the team in tack-
les with 91 and has four sacks this sea-
son. He also has three interceptions this
year, including a 15-yard interception re-
turn against Central Michigan. In the Illi-
nois contest this season, Daren set single-
game superlatives for the team with 20
total tackles and 12 initial stops. Daren,
a native of Winston-Salem, considers him-
self a motivator that carries with himself
a positve attitude and a will full of deter-
mination.
"I just try to be consistent and do my
job Daren said. "I just make the plays
that come to me. The coaching staff is
beginning to believe in me, and put me
in the position where I can make big
plays
The defense has kept the Pirates in
every game they have played this season.
In years past, it has been the offensive
unit that has bailed out the defense. With
this reversal of roles, Daren realizes that
no matter what happens, the defense must
keep playing hard and pick up the slack
when necessary.
� Dar DefensivS&Ud
en Hart e stats Total 91INT 31 Sacks 4
UT AT 62 29
"When the offense wasn't playing
well, the defense stood behind them and
said 'you were there for us when East
Carolina used to score a lot of points and
the defense was struggling, so we're go-
ing to be there for you now It all evened
out in the end
If the offense plays poorly, and the
defense can't get started, then the Pirates
rely on their special teams to carry the
load.
"It's three phases to the game, and
we go out and try to win at least two of
them. If we do that, we usually come out
on top
The 1995 Liberty Bowl will feature a
different ECU team than last year's out-
ing. It is a Pirate squad that is more fo-
cused and intent on accomplishing their
"unfinished business The team was ex-
tremely lax last year in Memphis, but the
fun and games will be cut out this time
around in an effort to achieve their goals.
"The difference between this year and
last year is we expect to win. We've been
there before, and we go out thinking that
we're better than the other teams. If we
lose, we're disappointed
Last year ECU was soundly defeated
by Illinois 30-0. It is a score that has been
on the minds of players, coaches and fans
for the past 12 months. The Pirates are
more experienced this year, and are yearn-
ing to bring home a Liberty Bowl Cham-
pionship.
"We're not going down there to lose
two in a row Daren said. "Our offensive
players are picking it up because they
think nobody can shut them out. It's go-
ing to be a good game
ECU will face a Stanford offense that
can put a lot of points on the board.
"We watched the film of the Califor-
nia game, and we think their going to try
to run the ball and establish a running
game against us Daren said. "Hopefully
we can get them into their passing game,
because we think we can take advantage
of that situation
Daren and David
combined for 124
tackles last year, and
will be back in 1996
as seniors to hope-
fully lead the Pirates
back to a third con-
secutive Liberty Bowl
appearance.
"I love the
game, and all I'm
about, in any situa-
tion, is winning. I
don't care how we do
it
Photo Courtesy of ECU SID
Daren Hart, junior safety, plans to enter Memphis with a winning
attitude. He is second on the team in tackles with 91 and four sacks.

PtO$H44tc6at6l6
Dr. Richard Eakin
ECU Chancellor
ECU 30
Stanford 24
'The Pirates complete some unfinished business
Stephanie Lassiter
TEC Editor-in-Chief
ECU 30
Stanford 17
"The Pirates will be eating Cardinal on the steps of
Graceland
ECU 20
Stanford 14
Amanda Ross
TEC Sports Editor
"ECU will take advantage of Stanford's poor defense
Dr. Ernest Phelps
Communication Professor
ECU 21
Stanford 14
"If Pirates keep cool they can pull off victory
Dan Owens ECU 24
Senior, Communication Stanford 10
"East coast shows west coast who's the best
Ian Eastman
SGA President
"The Pirates on a romp
ECU 34
Stanford 31





The End Zone
Most recent bowl appearances
ECU
Stanford
IB �� wTJ Tnif
First downs
Rushes-Yards
Passing Yards
Total Offense
Passing
Punting
Penalties-Yards
Fumbles-Lost
17
23-92
179
271
41-20-4
5-41.0
6-40
1-1
16
42-155
210
365
29-17-2
7-42.4
5-41
2-1
rono
reasons to go to
Memphis
10. Great opportunity to bond with friends
9. Mississippi casinos
8. Graceland
7. Barbeque
6. Blues, blues and more blues
5. Silky's
4. Fill the stadium with purple and gold
3. New Year's Eve on Beale Street
2 . Show the N&O whose fans are the most loyal
1. Witness the Pirates tackle their unfinished business





The End Zone
Make Memphis more than the Bowl
. .ui.tlt U!oilSnv Ui hntal
Stephanie Lassiter
Editor in Chief
"On the road again. I can't wait to get
on the road again I'm up for taking
Willie's advice and once againg heading to
Memphis.
A lot of students think the 15-hour
drive to Memphis is too much, especially
considering last year's disappointing out-
come, but it's a new year and a new team
with a new philosophy. Besides, did you
get to see everything there is to see in
Memphis last year?
Go ahead a book your room for a few
extra nights because there is a lot to do in
Memphis and you might as well make a
vacation out of it. Spring break is a long
ways away.
Graceland is a iust. Yes, Chip, ECU
fans will go to Graceland. Elvis was a Pi-
rate, ya' know? For the tow price of $9
you can see Elvis' 15-foot yellow vinyl
couch, his burial site (next to his twin
brother's), his Taking-Care-of-Business-in-
a-Flash diamond ring, his gaudy Jumpsuits
and his never ending walls of Golden
Records.
But, that's not all. Graceland will be
decorated for Christmas just as Elvis deco-
rated it prior to his death in the '70s. The
blue lights strewn across the lawn will take
you down memory lane to when you were
a wee little one helping mom decorate the
snow-flocked artificial pine.
If you want to see EMs' plane, the
Lisa-Marie, it'll cost a little more, but isn't
it worth it to see a bed with seat belts?
So maybe you aren't the biggest Elvis
fan. Try heading toward Mississippi to try
your hand at gambling. To enter you must
be 21 years old.Turt the drinks are free -
it's a cleaver method for getting you to
drop more coins into the slot machine. If
you hang around the Roulette tables you'll
begin to see why people jump off bridges
and throw themselves in front of 18-wheel-
ers. Gambling is the quickest way to lose a
lot of money and to run yourself into bank-
ruptcy.
The trip to Mississippi seems like
something out of a horror movie. The 30-
something-mile trip is long and never end-
ing thanks to the dark, empty fields along
the straight road. You'll half expect Freddy
to jump out in front of your vehicle, but
just when you think you'll never get there,
bright lights will illuminate the sky. Lady
Luck, Harrah's and Circus Circus neon signs
will invite you to the land of lost dollars.
It's another world, one worth at least an
hour's time.
You can't leave Memphis without
checking out the ducks at the Peabody.
True, the Peabody was the scene to Tom
Cruise's first dealings with the firm in The
Firm, but the ducks are what the Peabody's
really about. Twice daily, at 11 a.m. and 5
p.m the Peabody ducks march on red
carpet to the tune of "King Cotten March
It's such a big attraction that the Peabody
has a restaurant named Mallard's and their
official logo is the duck.
Last year, the owner of Silky
O'Sullivan's bar on Beale Street was so
enthused with the Pirates that he offered
a pail of a specially concocted purple bev-
erage. Pirate fans turned out in droves for
the colorful, tasty drink. In fact, Silky's
was so packed with Pirate fans that I just
hung around outside the bar. Butthisyear,
I think I'll try to make my way in
If a 15-hour trip is too long for you
and your pals to make in one day, take a
rest. Pigeon Forye is the home to Dolly
Parton and Dolly Wood. It's also an ideal
place to spend some of that Christmas
money Santa left in your stocking. It's the
home to outlets, outlets and more outlets.
If you would like to see a spectacular
display of Christmas decor, stop in Nash-
ville at the Opryland hotel. The grounds of
the hotel are enough to leave you moan-
ing and sighing for days, but the hotel's
interior is also a must. Yes, a hotel's inte-
rior is worth stopping to see. When my
parents suggested it, I, too, was skeptical,
but I'm glad I opted for the tourist attrac-
tion and not a night cooped up in a hotel
room with my folks. Visiting the hotel is
free and it's something you won't see in
Greenville. Besides, it makes a good rest
ing place and you just might get the chance
to see Reba, in case you miss Elvis al
Graceland.
Don't let this exciting travel opportu-
nity pass you by. Get a group of friends,
pile into someone's mom's wag and head
to Memphis. Order your tickets today and
support your Pirates. Let's show Stanford
who really has the class and fill the stands
at the Liberty Bowl. To order tickets, dial
1-800-DIAL-ECU or 328-4500 (office is
open 9 a.m5 p.m.). Tickets are $30. For
more information on Memphis contact the
Memphis Visitor Information Center at
(901) 543-5333.
'95 St. Jude Liberty Bowl Special Events
EVENT
DATE
Team welcome dinnerparty
Coaches awards luncheon
Peabody Hotel
President's Formal DinnerDance
Adam's Mark Hotel
1226
1227
TIME
6 p.m.
12 p.m.
COST
$25
$20
Ladies Fashion ShowLuncheon
Family Funfest Team Dinner Party
Agricenter International
1227
1228
1228
7 p.m.
12 p.m.
$80
$20
Basketball Challenge Game:
U. of Memphis vs. Temple Pyramid
1228
5 p.m.
St. Jude Liberty Parade
Beale Street Music Fest
1229
7 p.m.
$15adult
$10child
call (901) 274-4600 for info
4 p.m.
1229
St. Jude Liberty Bowl
Professional Rodeo
Shelby Showplace Arena
1229
6 p.m.
no charge
$15
7 p.m.
$8($10 day of event)
1230
Jimmy Dean Pre-game Brunch
Mid South Coliseum
(next to Stadium)
To order tickets contact (901) 274-4600.
8:30 a.m.
$20





8
The End Zone
Muting the Class of '95
Dwight Liiwille, Winston-Sa-
1cm, N.C. - What football has
taught him about life: No matter
how many times you get knocked
down, you can get back up. Life has a
lot of hardships, but you have to be
able to get back up
Derrek Batson, Miami, Fla. �
"Football is a team sport made up of
individuals contributing individual ef-
fort In life you will find yourself in situ-
ations or on a job that will require your
individual maximum effort. Giving
your all on the field will carry over into
the corporate world
Chuch Ingram, Greensboro,
N.C. - What football has taught
him about life: Playing football here
at ECU has taught me a lot. I have
learned how to deal with adversity a
lot better. I have not had an opportu-
nity to play in a game here. Knowing I
have the talent to do so only shows
me that things happen for a reason.
This has really taught me how to be a
team player"
Jerris McPhail, Clinton, N.C.
- What football has taught him
about life: "Be more responsible. And
that you are always going to run into
obstacles and you have to be able to
overcome them.
David Crumbie, Tallahassee,
-Fla. - What football has taught
him about life: "Football has taught
me that life is roller coaster ride, with
plenty of ups and downs, and twists
and turns, much like a football game.
To be successful, there is no substi-
tute for hard work
Mark Libiano, Easton, Pa. �
His life motto: "There is always time
to learn, so take some time to listen"
Walter Scott, Trenton, N.C.
� Marcus Garvey suplied his life
motto: If you don't have confidence
in yourself, you are twice defeated in
the race of life. With confidence, you
have won even before you have
started
Kevin Wiggins, Pink Hill, N.C.
� Who he attributes his success
to: "My family. They have supported
me in everything that I have done from
elementary school to college
Hank Cooper, Smyrna, Ga. �
Who he attributes his success to:
"My parents first of all have always
been there for me. But here, it is Coach
Connors who helped me to be strong
mentally and physically through his
ambition and attitude
Emmanuel McDaniel,
Jonesboro, Ga. � His life motto:
"Always strive to be the best you can
be, no matter what you are doing in
life
Morris Foreman, Farmville,
N.C. - What football has taught
him about life: Dedication and love
for something can take you a long way.
make you do things you never believe
you could do
Aaron Black, Primghar, Iowa
� His life motto: "Those who fail to
plan, plan to fail. People who do not
prepare for various situations will not
ultimately succeed in life
Eric Blanton, Warwick, N.Y.
� Who he attributes his success
to: "To my parents because they en-
couraged me and helped teach me to
be the best 1 can be at all times
Charles Boothe, Ft. Lauder
dale, Fla. - What football has
taught him about life: "If you don't
work hard, you won't achieve what you
want
Quotes courtesy of the Nov. 18,1995
edition of the East Carolina University
Game Program.
Photo by HEN CLARK





Title
The End Zone, Special Edition of the East Carolinian, November 16, 1995
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