Each workday for the next three weeks Charlotte49ers.com will profile a different Conference USA school as a way to introduce our new league opponents starting in 2013-14.
Location: Greenville, N.C.
Colors: Purple and Gold
Chancellor: Dr. Steve Ballard
Athletics Director: Jeff Compher
Facebook: East Carolina Pirates
Conference History: Has been a member of Conference USA since 2001
Proper References: East Carolina, ECU
Athletic Highlights: Football has been to 12 bowl games, most recently the News Orleans Bowl in 2012 against Louisiana. Men’s basketball was the 2013 CollegeInsider.com Tournament champions. Baseball has advanced to NCAA Regionals 12 out of the last 13 years. Since 1951, ECU has produced over 100 Major League Baseball players. ECU has had many players enter into the NFL, including Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson, N.Y. Giants DT Linval Joseph, free agent FB Vonta Leach and Pro Bowl QB Jeff Blake.
Noteworthy Accomplishments: Leads Conference USA in football attendance with an average of 46,529. Ranked 45th in football attendance nationally in 2012 with a 47,013 average.
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