The East Carolina Pirates play Division I college football for East Carolina University as a member of Conference USA. The Pirates play their home games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC. Ruffin McNeill is ECU's head coach. The Pirates' main rivals include NC State, UNC Chapel Hill and Southern Mississippi.
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The East Carolina football program began in 1932.ECU went 0-5 and didn't score a point in its first season. The 1933 season started on the heels of the '32 season, and ECU lost its first four games without scoring. The Teachers, as ECU was known then, won their first game, 6-0 over Campbell on November 11, 1933.ECU has won seven conference titles, including consecutive Conference USA championships in 2008 and 2009.ECU is currently 8-9 all-time in bowl games.
East Carolina Pirates Football Tickets - Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
East Carolina has called Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium home since 1963. The 50,000-seat stadium is located in Greenville, NC. It is the third-largest college football stadium in North Carolina. It was originally named Ficklen Memorial Stadium for James Skinner Ficklen, a ECU booster and owner of E.B. Skinner Tobacco Company. In 1994, Ronald and Mary Ellen Dowdy donated $1 million during a fund-raising drive and the stadium was renamed Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in their honor. The school plans to expand the stadium again to a 58,000 capacity.
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