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Team: East Carolina Pirates
School: East Carolina University
Division: AAC East
Conference Titles: seven
Division Titles: three
Head Coach: Mike Houston
East Carolina Pirates Football TicketsLoyal and bold, purple and gold — the East Carolina Pirates have a long legacy to be proud of, and it shows its team spirit with every game. This North Carolina team is known for playing fair but tough; near the end of every home game, a “ ”No Quarter“ ” flag featuring the ECU Jolly Roger is raised to terrify enemies. East Carolina Pirates games are also often accompanied by purple smoke and the sound of “ ”Purple Haze“ ” by Jimi Hendrix. The Pirates have been around since 1932 and have won more than 425 games over the years. With 11 conference titles, three division titles and nine bowl wins, the Pirates team members know that they can always dominate if they put their minds to it. Head coach Mike Houston joined the team in 2019. Houston has a history of bringing teams to championship success, and the Pirates are ready for another successful season. Join the team on its adventures with East Carolina Pirates tickets bought at StubHub.
Where do the East Carolina Pirates play home games?The East Carolina Pirates play home games on Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, which is located on the East Carolina University campus. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium was built in 1963 and has a capacity of 50,000 people. The most-attended East Carolina Pirates game was against the North Carolina Tar Heels in September 2014 when 51,082 people showed up to see the match.
Who is the head coach of the East Carolina Pirates?Mike Houston became the head coach of the East Carolina Pirates team in 2019. Houston has been coaching since 1991. He previously worked as head coach for the James Madison Dukes from 2019-2018 and the Citadel Bulldogs from 2014-2015. Houston has led both of these teams to conference championships, and the Pirates hope that he will lead the team to its next championship as well.
What conference do the East Carolina Pirates play in?The East Carolina Pirates is a member of the American Athletic Conference in the East Division. The Pirates has been in the AAC since 2014. From 1997 to 2013, the Pirates was a member of Conference USA. The Pirates was part of the Southern Conference between 1965 and 1976, and it was included in the North State Conference between 1947 and 1961.
Has the East Carolina Pirates won any championships?The Pirates won its first championship as a member of the North State Conference in 1953 under the leadership of coach Jack Boone. The Pirates went on to win four championships as a member of the Southern Conference. In 2008 and 2009, the Pirates won two more conference championships while working with head coach Skip Holtz.
Does the East Carolina Pirates have any rivals?The East Carolina Pirates' most important rivalry is with the Marshall Thundering Herd. On November 14, 1970, all members of the Thundering Herd were killed in a plane crash on the way back from a game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. This tragic incident caused the two teams to form a deep bond. The Pirates placed a memorial plaque at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and the rivalry is one of the friendliest in college football. The Pirates also has rivalries with the NC State Wolfpack and the UCF Knights.
Have any notable players come from the East Carolina Pirates?The East Carolina Pirates is known for producing wide receiver Zay Jones. Jones broke the record for career receptions with 399 successful receptions between 2013 and 2016. The previous career leader, Justin Hardy, was also a member of the East Caroline Pirates. Zay Jones currently plays for the Buffalo Bills. Other notable Pirates include Shane Carden, Justin Hardy and Dominique Davis.
Where can I buy East Carolina Pirates football tickets?Whether you're heading to a game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium or catching the Pirates in your hometown, you can always get East Carolina Pirates tickets at StubHub.
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