Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Pirates

Head Coach: Scottie Montgomery

Team Mascot: PeeDee the Pirate

Year Opened: 1963

Capacity: 50000

City / State: Greenville / North Carolina

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

ECU vs NC State

Rival Team: NC State Wolfpack

The fact NC State and ECU are the two largest universities in North Carolina, and the proximity of the schools has led to the creation of a somewhat heated rivalry over the years. The rivalry on the gridiron dates back to 1970 when the Wolfpack took down the Pirates 23-6. The rivalry has flourished since then as 2007 even saw the addition of the Victory Barrel trophy. ECU has fared better in the series of late having won the last two matchups between themselves and the hated Wolfpack.

ECU vs UNC

Rival Team: UNC Tar Heels

The rivalry between ECU and UNC goes back to 1972 when these two large North Carolina-based state universities first met. One of the unique things about this rivalry is the fact that ECU’s strong showing in the schools’ 1973 matchup led to the creation of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series 11-4-1, but the Pirates have won the last two meetings. It’s always a big deal when ECU and UNC meet, so make sure to grab tickets to this matchup if you can.

ECU vs UCF

Rival Team: UCF Knights

ECU’s rivalry with UCF is one of the newer ones in college football; however it is quickly becoming a very heated one as the two schools have played in the same conference 2005, first in Conference USA and then starting in 2014 the American Athletic Conference. The Pirates have had the edge on the Knights since the beginning of this rivalry having won the first matchup in 1991 and continue to lead the all-time series to this day with a 9-4 record.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Pirates

Head Coach: Scottie Montgomery

Team Mascot: PeeDee the Pirate

Year Opened: 1963

Capacity: 50000

City / State: Greenville / North Carolina

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