The East Carolina Pirates are one of the up and coming brands in college football. The Pirates play in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) against many of the top teams from the East Coast, Midwest, South, and Texas. East Carolina has been playing football since 1932, and has won 7 conference titles and over 385 games since then. Many of college footballs great players have worn the Pirates’ purple and gold, including Chris Johnson, Dwayne Harris, Roger Thrift, and James Speight. The Pirates have some of the most passionate fans in college football and game day festivities start a day early in Greenville, with Fridays being “Purple and Gold” days or “Paint it Purple Fridays.” Inside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium fans sing E.C. Victory defiantly after every touchdown or big play. The raising of the No Quarter flag in the 4th quarter is one of the coolest traditions in the AAC, and gets the home crowd ready to help their team down the home stretch. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for East Carolina Pirates football tickets.
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East Carolina Pirates Football at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Address: 100 Ficklen Dr. Greenville, North Carolina 27858
The ECU Pirates play their home games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina. Dowdy-Ficklen has been home to the Pirates since 1963, and can seat over 50,000 fans. Known to many as “Rowdy Dowdy,” Dowdy-Ficklen is one of the loudest, and toughest places to play in the AAC. The atmosphere is ominous for opposing teams, with Jolly Rogers flying high, and a cannon shot off after every Pirate score. Before the game, fans, players, and coaches take part in the “Pirate Walk” from Clark-LeClair Stadium to Dowdy-Ficklen, in one of the best pre-game festivities in North Carolina. The East Carolina Pirates home bench is on the Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium sideline with sections 1-11. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium parking information is covered in our Pirates event guide.
East Carolina vs. NC State
Two of the largest schools in North Carolina battle for the right to take the Victory Barrel trophy home to their campus. Separated by only about 83 miles, these neighbors have played over 25 times since their first meeting in 1970. The Pirates have seen much success in the matchup recently and have made this one of the closest inner-state series on the east coast. Both schools compete for students, athletes, coaches, and support in North Carolina and when they meet on the gridiron, it is always a must watch.
East Carolina vs. Southern Miss
These two former conference rivals are no strangers to each other and usually when they meet, much is on the line. The two schools have played over 47 times, including a stretch from 1983-2013 where they played every season. In that stretch the two schools combined for 7 Conference USA championships, and even more 4th quarter battles. With East Carolina moving to the AAC, this rivalry has been put into limbo and might be another casualty of college football realignment.
East Carolina vs. UCF
One of the young rivalries in college football, these two budding powers have played over 10 times since first meeting in 1991. The rivalry began as both schools were members of Conference USA, with the Pirates enjoying much success. With East Carolina joining UCF in the AAC, and both schools knocking at the door of college footballs elite programs, this rivalry looks to pick back where it left off and should be one of the most anticipated matchups in the young conference.
2011 East Carolina Football Preview
East Carolina has been a bit of an enigma in Conference USA over the last several years, earning big wins over Virginia Tech but falling to lesser conference rivals. However, with one of the most talented quarterbacks in the country, the Pirates may be on track to upset some bigger names and get back to a bowl in 2011.
The success of East Carolina lies on the shoulders of quarterback Dominique Davis. Last season, he set an impressive 15 school records and managed to amass 30.2 completions per game. Though he's definitely among the most talented players on the team, he won't be alone. A deep wide receiving corps will provide him with plenty of targets including Lance Lewis and Michael Bowman.
The offense likely won't have any problems putting up points, but the defense will have to improve over last year's squad, which gave up an unacceptable 44 points per game - which ranked second-to-last in the country. But the news is not all bad, as they have the parts to get better. Specifically, safety Bradley Jacobs and Emmanual Davis will lead a strong secondary, and nosetackle Michael Brooks is solid up the middle.
2010 East Carolina Football Preview
The East Carolina Pirates have won a total of eight bowl games and five conferences championships, most recently capturing the Conference USA East title just last season. Finishing with a 7-1 record in the conference and a 9-5 record overall, the Pirates proved that they deserve to be regarded as one of their league's top competitors.
Entering the 2010 season, East Carolina will carry a lot of momentum from their recent success. Though they've lost their past two bowl games, the Pirates are coming off of back-to-back seasons in which they were the top team in Conference USA East.
Ushering in a new era for East Carolina football, new coach Ruffin McNeill will inherit a roster that lost more starters to graduation than any other college football team. McNeill, a former defensive back for the Pirates, will bring in a new offensive and defensive system, as well as a history of success. As a player for East Carolina, he helped the team capture the 1976 Southern Conference Championship and contributed to a 1978 Independence Bowl berth.
The Pirates kick off their season against Tulsa on September 5, and take on their storied rivals North Carolina State on October 16.
2009 East Carolina Football Preview
The East Carolina Pirates are a program on the rise heading into the 2009 season. East Carolina Head Coach Skip Holtz has a gritty football team that is coming off a couple of huge upsets and a conference championship in 2008. If Holtz and Pirates can start as strong as they did last season, then expect them to be in the conversation for major bowl games.
2008 East Carolina Football Preview
After a capable season and bowl appearance in 2007, the next few seasons for the East Carolina Pirates football team will be exciting to watch. The team is building itself into a real contender with a high-powered offense and good defense. Coach Skip Holtz will look to improve this coming season and clinch the Conference USA title and strive for an even better bowl bid. Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium in Greenville will be abuzz with Pirates fans screaming for their team to beat out its conference rivals and break as many school records as possible.