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2011 ECU FOOTBALL FAN GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS 2011 Football Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Gameday Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5 Pirate Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Message from Terry Holland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Step Up to the Next Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Head Coach Ruffin McNeill . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Tune in to the Pirates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Football Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 2011 Fall Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Ticket and Admission Information . . . . . . . .10 2011 Conference USA Schedule . . . . . . . .28-29 Guest Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2011-12 Bowl Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Gameday FYI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Pirate Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Stadium Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 Your “2011 ECU Football Fan Guide” is a publication of IMG College in conjunction with ECU Athletics. The appearance of advertising in this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the advertiser and/or the advertiser’s product or service by IMG College or the University. For information on how you can become involved as an advertiser in this publication or as a corporate sponsor of the Pirates, contact the Pirate IMG Sports Marketing offices at (252) 757-0707.

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2011 SCHEDULE Subject to change • Check for updates

2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

Date Sept. 3

Opponent (TV) South Carolina

Location Charlotte, N.C.

Time (ET) TBA


HOME Pirate Club Weekend Presented by CenturyLink & Verizon



HOME Family Weekend


OCT. 1

NORTH CAROLINA (CBSSN) HOME Hall of Fame/Letterwinners’ Weekend Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina & University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina

8 P.M.

Oct. 8

Houston* (CBSSN)

Houston, Texas

7 p.m.

Oct. 15


Memphis, Tenn.


Oct. 22

Navy (CBSSN)

Annapolis, Md.

3:30 p.m.

OCT. 29


NOV. 5

SOUTHERN MISS* (CSS) HOME Military Appreciation Weekend

12 P.M.

Nov. 12

UTEP* (TW El Paso)

8:05 p.m.

NOV. 19


Nov. 26


Huntington, W.Va.


Dec. 3

Conference USA Championship Game



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El Paso, Texas

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THE EARLY YEARS The original plan for ECU’s current football facility was announced Oct. 7, 1961, by Dr. Leo Jenkins, Chancellor of the College, at a meeting of the Society of Buccaneers. Within a year, $283,387 had been raised, although the goal had been only $200,000. With the funds in hand, Ficklen Stadium was built. The James Skinner Ficklen Memorial Stadium was dedicated Sept. 21, 1963, as East Carolina defeated Wake Forest, 20-10. The original stadium consisted of the permanent stands on the south side, a small press box, and the old lighting system, which was removed after the 1974 season. Total cost was $300,000.

THE NAMESAKES In April 1994, Ron and Mary Ellen Dowdy, of Orlando, Fla., announced a $1 million gift to the

ECU Educational Foundation. The gift went toward the ongoing expansion of ECU’s football stadium, which was renamed Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

BAGWELL FIELD Since graduating in the early 1970s, Al and Debby Bagwell have been gracious friends of the university, with Al serving on the Pirate Club’s Executive Committee in 1994-95 and being appointed to the University’s Board of Visitors in 1998. The couple from Lake Gaston, Va., was honored in 1997 for their gift to the Pirate Club’s Shared Visions Campaign. For their contributions on behalf of the University and to the ECU Educational Foundation, the Bagwell’s name became a permanent mark on the ECU landscape as the field is now recognized as Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

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the stadium’s capacity to 43,000, East Carolina completed a 7,000-seat expansion project in the east end zone that pushed the seating availability to 50,000 in time for Ruffin McNeill’s Pirate head coaching debut in September 2010. In addition, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium received an aesthetic enhancement the same year when 10,200 purple chairback seats replaced existing bleachers inside the 35-yard lines on both sides of the facility.

SCOREBOARD A new 84-foot by 28-foot high definition-rated score/videoboard accompanied the 7,000-seat end zone expansion in the summer of 2010. The new board, which ranks among the 25 largest in college football, features state-of-the-art video capabilities for fan enjoyment. In addition, a new auxiliary scoreboard was added to the Murphy Center on the west side to give spectators easy visibility from all locations.

MESSAGE FROM THE A.D. Dear Pirate Fans, Welcome to the 2011 edition of the ECU Football Fan Guide. Each of you has an opportunity to make Pirate Game Day a special occasion for you, your family, other Pirate fans and our visitors. The ECU Football Fan Guide will provide valuable information to enhance everyone’s game day. Please take time to review this information and familiarize yourself with all policies and procedures. It is important to the future of our program to pass on your passion, pride and class to everyone who attends this year’s games. Travel safely, arrive early to the games and celebrate the great tradition of ECU football at home games and on the road in support of your ECU Pirates. Thank you making a Pirate Game Day such an awesome experience!

Terry Holland

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HEAD COACH RUFFIN McNEILL 2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

Entering his second season as head coach of the Pirates

RUFFIN McNEILL led the Pirates to record-setting performances during his first season.


hen former Pirate defensive back and assistant coach Ruffin McNeill came home last year, the return offered a promise of renewed Purple and Gold passion — not to mention plenty of points. McNeill, who starred as a four-year letterman in the late 1970s and completed a 10-year stay at Texas Tech, was appointed East Carolina’s 20th head football coach Jan. 21, 2010. The Lumberton native delivered on those pledges during his initial campaign, which also marked his 25th overall season coaching at the collegiate level. Despite inheriting a program that lost 34 lettermen off the previous year’s squad — the most of any FBS program in America — the selfdescribed football "lifer" guided the 2010 Pirates to six wins and qualification for a fifth-straight bowl game, an accomplishment unprecedented in program history. While playing one of the top 50 most difficult schedules in the country, McNeill’s six victories ranked seventh nationally among all first-year FBS 6

coaches. In addition, his five league wins stood second — trailing only Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher’s six. Capacity crowds at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium also were treated to an exciting, high-scoring and prolific spread offensive scheme that enjoyed a record-breaking campaign in 2010 — shattering or at least matching 29 team or individual standards. ECU’s offense also ranked among the nation’s best statistically — finishing eighth in passing offense, 16th in scoring offense, 25th in total offense, fifth in offensive red zone efficiency, sixth in fourth-down conversion percentage and 18th in first downs per game. Although the unit featured 11 first-time starters, McNeill’s offense scored a single-season record 60 touchdowns (39 pass, 21 rush). Overall, the Pirates tallied 62 touchdowns and 478 points, which also were school standards. During his first year at ECU, McNeill enhanced his reputation as a father figure, promoting a family-type atmosphere and providing the disciplined instruction on the field that marked his long tenure at Texas Tech. Tickets: 252-737-4500 or

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Before returning to his alma mater, McNeill concluded the 2009 season as the Red Raiders’ interim head coach by rallying No. 21 Texas Tech to a 4131 victory over Michigan State at the Valero Alamo Bowl Jan. 2 after the dismissal of Mike Leach. In addition to helping the program complete the year with nine triumphs, McNeill’s steady hand was responsible for Texas Tech’s first season-ending three-game winning streak since 1995. The 2009 campaign marked his 10th season as a member of Leach’s staff and second full year as the defensive coordinator. He served the final nine games of 2007 in that role on an interim basis, before taking over officially in 2008. A charter member of Leach’s initial coaching staff in 2000, McNeill began his career at Texas

Tech as linebackers coach during the 2000-02 seasons, before taking over defensive tackles and special teams duties in 2003. A four-year letterwinner at East Carolina from 1976-80, McNeill was a three-year starter at defensive back and was the team captain for two seasons. He helped lead ECU to the Southern Conference Championship in 1976 and an Independence Bowl berth in 1978 — the school’s first in what is recognized as the modern era. He graduated from East Carolina in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in education and earned a master’s degree in secondary counseling from Clemson in 1987. McNeill, 52, and his wife, Erlene, have two daughters: Olivia (20) and Renata (30). Olivia is a senior at Appalachian State.

RUFFIN McNEILL AT A GLANCE PERSONAL INFORMATION Born . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Oct. 9, 1958 Wife: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Erlene Children: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Renata and Olivia COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE Years School 1980-84 Lumberton High School 1985-86 Clemson University 1987 Austin Peay University 1988 North Alabama University 1989-91 Appalachian State University 1992 East Carolina University 1993-96 Appalachian State University 1996 Miami Dolphins 1997 UNLV 1998 UNLV 1999 Fresno State University 2000-02 Texas Tech University 2003-06 Texas Tech University 2007 Texas Tech University 2008-09 2010-11

Texas Tech University East Carolina University

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High School . . . . . . . . . .Lumberton (N.C.) HS College . . . . . . . . . . .East Carolina, 1980 (B.A.) Clemson, 1987 (M.A.)

Assignment Assistant coach Graduate assistant coach Linebackers Linebackers Linebackers Defensive line Defensive coordinator Summer intern Defensive coordinator Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Defensive coordinator Linebackers Assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Assistant head coach/ interim defensive coordinator/defenisve tackles Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Head coach 7

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FOOTBALL STAFF 2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

Assistant coaches and key personnel

JOHN WILEY Associate Head Coach Inside Linebackers

BRIAN MITCHELL Defensive Coordinator Secondary

LINCOLN RILEY Offensive Coordinator Quarterbacks

BRANDON JONES Offensive Line

DONNIE KIRKPATRICK Inside Receivers Recruiting Coordinator

CLAY MCGUIRE Running Backs/ Special Teams Coordinator

DUANE PRICE Outside Linebackers

DENNIS SIMMONS Outside Receivers

MARC YELLOCK Defensive Line

JEFF CONNORS Assistant A.D./ Strength and Conditioning

CARY GODETTE Football Administration

ANTONIO HUFFMAN Football Operations

HAROLD ROBINSON High School Football Relations

CHRIS BLAND Defensive Assistant

RYAN DOUGHERTY Special Teams Assistant

LANDON HOEFER Offensive Assistant

ANN COYLE Administrative Assistant


KELLY NEEL Administrative Assistant

BILLIE WALLS Administrative Assistant

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TICKET AND ADMISSION INFORMATION Information for fans planning to attend games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

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All fans entering Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium must have a valid ticket for admission unless they are younger than two years of age (and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t occupy a seat). An attendant will scan the barcode located on your ticket with a hand-held ticket scanner. To expedite this process, please make sure each person in your party presents their ticket individually to the attendant.

There is a no re-admittance policy in effect at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Spectators also should be aware that East Carolina student tickets are for use only by ECU students upon presentation of a valid University student I.D. card.

GAME DAY ASSISTANCE Assistance with any ticket issue on game day can be obtained by going to the Minges Coliseum Box Office located to the west of DowdyFicklen Stadium.

GAME TIMES All game dates and times are subject to change. ECU will publicize any game date and/or time changes. Ticket refunds will not be made because of a change in schedule or the kickoff time.


PURCHASING TICKETS Tickets for all ECU athletics contests can be purchased through the Athletics Ticket Office Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Gameday ticket sales are subject to availability and are available through the Minges Coliseum Box Office.

REFUNDS/RESALE Tickets cannot be sold on University property. Lost or stolen tickets are not the responsibility of management, and additional tickets can be obtained through the ticket office. There is a No Cash Refund policy in effect on all tickets. ECU reserves the right to refuse admission.

WILL CALL Will Call is located at the outside windows at Minges Coliseum. Identification is required before tickets will be released. Visiting Team Will Call tickets are available at Stadium Gate 6 upon the visiting teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, which is usually two hours before game time.

All stadium gates open two hours prior to kickoff. The Press Will Call window is located at Minges Coliseum.


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GUEST SERVICES Information for fans attending games in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

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FAN ASSISTANCE TEXT MESSAGING A simple text message code permits ECU fans to send questions, concerns or requests via their mobile phones to the command and control center at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. For stadium assistance or to report an issue, text the key word ecu, followed by your message and location, to 57375. Standard text messaging rates apply.

DISABLED SERVICES Requests for accommodations related to disabilities need to be made to the Athletic Ticket Office at 252-737-4500. Requests must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Entrances for the handicapped are located at Gates 1, 8 and 9. Seating to accommodate wheelchair spectators is located on the South and North sides and the east end zone of the stadium. Seating in these areas is limited. Tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Two attendees per wheelchair patron are permissible. Handicapped parking is available to Pirate Club season ticket holders by calling 252-737-4540.

FIRST AID A First Aid facility is located under the North Stands beneath Section 19 and beneath Section 217 in the upper deck with EMT personnel on duty at all times. Rescue squad units are located at both ends of the field.

LOST & FOUND A Lost & Found station is set up at Gate 1 at the scoreboard end of DowdyFicklen Stadium. If you find an item, please turn it in to the attendant at the station. All items not claimed will be available Monday by calling 252-7374517. Lost patrons and those looking for lost patrons should proceed immediately to the service gate located at the scoreboard end of the stadium.

SECURITY Uniformed police and event security are located throughout Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and surrounding parking lots.

USHERS Requests for assistance should be directed to stadium ushers, located at every entrance throughout the stadium.

PUBLIC TELEPHONES Telephones for public use are conveniently located under Section 6 and under Section 17. 12

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GAMEDAY FYI Information for fans attending games in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

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POLICIES & PROCEDURES ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS Artificial noisemakers are not permitted in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

UMBRELLAS Umbrellas are not permitted in any Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium seating area.

STADIUM INFORMATION ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited within the stadium per North Carolina Statutes. (Also see Stadium Entry Inspection). BAGWELL FIELD REGULATIONS No one is allowed on the playing field during or after the game without credentials. Fans may be ejected and are subject to arrest for throwing any objects within the stadium. BANNERS/FLAGS Banners hung in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium must be approved by calling 252-737-4531 by 5 p.m. Thursday prior to the day of the game. For the convenience and safety of all fans, flags on poles are not permitted in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. CONTAINERS/COOLERS No outside containers (cans, plastic bottles, etc.), coolers or food items are permitted in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. CONDUCT The management of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium reserves the right to eject patrons from the stadium for intoxication, drug use, foul or abusive language or any other conduct which is not conducive to a family atmosphere as determined by East Carolina University. SMOKING Smoking is permitted in the open areas underneath the North and South stands and the open concourse area beneath the upper deck seating of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Smoking is not permitted in the seating areas, stairwells, rest rooms and any enclosed area of the stadium. SOLICITATION/FLYERS Solicitations in or surrounding Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, including parking areas, is prohibited. STADIUM ENTRY INSPECTION For the safety of all spectators, anyone entering Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is subject to having their bags, pocket books, camera bags, etc., inspected by staff security. No bag larger than 10-inches by 10-inches or backpacks will be allowed. Entry may be refused to individuals failing to allow inspections. STROLLERS Strollers are not allowed in the stands, but fans may check them at customer service.


CONCESSIONS Food and beverages are sold throughout the stadium. CUSTOMER SERVICE Customer service booths are located at gates 2 and 7. GATE INFORMATION For direct and efficient access to your seat(s), please enter the stadium through the gate indicated on your ticket. East Carolina students are to enter gates designated for their use (see stadium diagram on pages 16-17). Stadium gates open two hours prior to kick-off. PREGAME EXCITEMENT Teams take Bagwell Field for pregame warm-ups approximately one hour prior to game time. Pregame festivities, including the Marching Pirates and the rousing team entrance, begin approximately 30 minutes prior to kick-off. PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM No appeals will be made over the public address system except under extraordinary conditions. The public is asked not to request this service. REST ROOMS Rest rooms are located throughout the stadium. Porta-johns are located in the parking lots for use prior to and after the game. All rest rooms are handicapped accessible in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. SEVERE WEATHER THREAT In the event the game is halted due to the threat of severe weather conditions, fans should calmly exit the stadium in an orderly fashion. Police and ushers will provide instructions upon exiting. Minges Coliseum will be open for your convenience. Fans should tune their radios to the Pirate Sports Radio Network for continuous updates. Fans must have their ticket stubs to be readmitted into the stadium. SOUVENIRS Officially licensed East Carolina University souvenirs are available at conveniently located souvenir stands in the stadium. The ECU Dowdy Student Store is the only stadium souvenir vendor. Patrons should be aware that the sale of any items by persons other than ECU Student Store personnel in and around Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and its parking lots is prohibited.

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PIRATE CLUB 2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

The East Carolina University Educational Foundation

EMMETT FLOYD Interim Executive Director

MARK HESSERT Senior Associate Executive Director

MATT MALONEY Assistant AD-Major Gifts


JARED BRINKLEY Assistant Director

he East Carolina University Educational Foundation, better known as the Pirate Club, is the backbone of financial support for ECU Athletics. Funds raised by the Pirate Club from alumni, fans and friends go to help fund scholarships for Pirate student-athletes, athletics facility improvements and other programmatic needs for the University’s Division I athletics program. The Pirate Club is committed to providing ECU’s student-athletes the opportunity to excel academically, socially and athletically. This commitment begins with the vital annual support of the Pirate Nation. Whether you have been a longtime supporter of ECU, or you’ve never


DENNIS YOUNG Associate AD-Major Gifts

MARK WHARTON Assistant AD-Major Gifts

MICHAEL GILSTORF Assistant Director

set foot in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, it is the right time to step forward in support of Pirate Athletics. Through membership in the Pirate Club, you can have an immediate impact on the lives of ECU’s student athletes. Contributions received from Pirate Club membership provide another step towards reaching our goal of full scholarship funding to ECU’s 19 sports programs — carrying on and advancing ECU’s tradition of excellence. To support ECU student-athletes through Pirate Club membership, contact us at 252-7374540, or visit us on the Web at You make a difference and we thank you!

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Providing $15 million in private funding for the proposed men’s and women’s basketball practice facility

ARTIST’S RENDERING of the proposed men’s and women’s basketball practice facility.

For more information on how you can help make this ECU Athletics facility a reality, contact the Pirate Club at 252-737-4540, or e-mail 22

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2011 RADIO AND TV AFFILIATES TV AFFILIATES (As of June 28, 2011) WITN (Greenville) . . . . . . . . . .Sunday, Noon WAUG (Raleigh) . . . . . . . . . . .Sunday, 5 p.m. MASN (regional) . . . . . . . .Wednesday, 1 p.m. Suddenlink Channel 68 (Greenville) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, 8 p.m. Suddenlink Channel 13 (Rocky Mount) . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, 8 p.m.

Elizabeth City . . . . . . . . . .WGAI-AM (560) Fayetteville . . . . . . . . . . . .WFBX-AM (1450) Greensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . .WPET-AM (950) Greenville (flagship) . . . .WNCT-FM (107.9) Hamlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WKDX-AM (1250) Myrtle Beach, S.C. . . . . . .WRNN-AM (1450) Nags Head . . . . . . . . . . . .WZPR-FM (92.3) Portsmouth, Va. . . . . . . . . .WHKT-AM (1650) Raleigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WKIX-AM (850) Sanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WFJA-FM (105.5) RADIO AFFILIATES Williamston . . . . . . . . . . . .WIAM-AM (990) (As of June 28, 2011) Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . .WAAV-AM (980) Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . .WBCN-AM (1660) Stations in bold carry the Ruffin McNeill Radio Show

THE RUFFIN McNEILL RADIO SHOW The Ruffin McNeill Radio Call-in Show, live from Logan’s Roadhouse in Greenville, takes place each Tuesday throughout the season from 7-8 p.m. Hosted by the “Voice of the Pirates” Jeff Charles, the show features in-depth game analysis from McNeill and a question-and-answer segment for fans. In addition to live coverage on the Pirate IMG Sports Network (107.9 FM), the show is available

on network affiliate stations, as well as online on a subscription basis at

THE RUFFIN McNEILL TV SHOW ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and the “Voice of the Pirates” Jeff Charles take a 30-minute look inside ECU Football. The program originates from local NBC affiliate WITN-TV, the Flagship Station of the Pirates.

PIRATE IMG SPORTS MARKETING The exclusive multimedia rights holder for ECU Athletics, IMG College is regarded as the country’s foremost collegiate sports marketing company and brings a national presence to the overall marketing of Pirate sports. IMG produces and markets a variety of sponsorship opportunities surrounding ECU Athletics, including live play-by-play and coaches’ shows on the Pirate IMG Sports Network; game broadcasts and coaches’ shows on local/regional television; advertising in various athletics publications and on the official athletics website (; and all signage and promotions at university athletics events.



SETH HORTON Senior Account Executive

SETH FIRQUIN Senior Account Executive

For more information on how you can be closely involved with ECU Athletics as a corporate sponsor of the Pirates, contact Pirate IMG Sports Marketing at (252) 757-0707.

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2011 FALL SCHEDULES Home games in bold caps • All times Eastern • For the latest updates, go to

2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

SOCCER Aug. 12 Aug. 19 Aug. 21 Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 27 Nov. 2-6

at Virginia Tech SOUTH CAROLINA at Old Dominion UNC-WILMINGTON UNC GREENSBORO at Davidson at Charlotte WILLIAM & MARY at Francis Marion at Colorado College at UTEP UAB MEMPHIS SOUTHERN MISS UCF at Tulsa at SMU RICE HOUSTON MARSHALL C-USA Tournament

6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA

VOLLEYBALL Aug. 26 Aug. 27

Sept. 2 Sept. 3

Sept. 9 Sept. 10

Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 23 Sept. 25 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 21 Oct. 23 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 11 Nov. 13 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 Nov. 23


East Carolina Classic GARDNER-WEBB PRESBYTERIAN FLORIDA ATLANTIC Holiday Inn Jefferson Cup LONG ISLAND CALIFORNIA VIRGINIA UNCW Beach Bash at UNC Wilmington vs. North Carolina State vs. Charleston Southern Thunder Invitational at Marshall vs. Central Michigan vs. George Mason at Memphis at UAB UCF UTEP HOUSTON HOUSTON at Southern Miss at Tulane at SMU TULSA TULANE SOUTHERN MISS at Rice at Rice at UTEP at UCF UAB MEMPHIS MARSHALL

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.


TBA TBA TBA 7:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 9 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m.

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CONFERENCE USA SCHEDULE As of June 2011 • All times Eastern • For updates, go to

2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

SEPTEMBER Date Opponents Thu., Sep. 1 Mississippi State at Memphis Sat., Sep. 3 Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane UCLA at Houston Charleston Southern at UCF Tulsa at Oklahoma Stony Brook at UTEP Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss Rice at Texas South Carolina vs. East Carolina Sun., Sep. 4 Marshall at West Virginia SMU at Texas A&M Sat., Sep. 10 Purdue at Rice Tulsa at Tulane Houston at North Texas Boston College at UCF Memphis at Arkansas State Southern Miss at Marshall UAB at Florida UTEP at SMU Virginia Tech at East Carolina Sat., Sep. 17 UCF at Florida International Houston at Louisiana Tech Austin Peay at Memphis Marshall at Ohio Northwestern State at SMU Ohio at Marshall Oklahoma State at Tulsa Southeastern Louisiana at Southern Miss Tulane at UAB UTEP at New Mexico State Fri., Sep. 23 UCF at BYU Sat., Sep. 24 SMU at Memphis Virginia Tech at Marshall Tulsa at Boise State Georgia State at Houston Rice at Baylor Southern Miss at Virginia Tulane at Duke UAB at East Carolina UTEP at USF Thu., Sep. 29 Houston at UTEP Fri., Sep. 30 SMU at TCU

Location Memphis, Tenn. New Orleans, La. Houston, Texas Orlando, Fla. Norman, Okla. El Paso, Texas Hattiesburg, Miss. Austin, Texas Charlotte, N.C. Morgantown, W.Va. College Station Houston, Texas New Orleans, La. Denton, Texas Orlando, Fla. Jonesboro, Ark. Huntington, W.Va. Gainesville, Fla. Dallas, Texas Greenville, N.C. Miami, Fla. Ruston, La. Memphis, Tenn. Athens, Ohio Dallas, Texas Athens, Ohio Tulsa, Okla. Hattiesburg, Miss. Birmingham, Ala. Las Cruces, N.M. Provo, Utah Memphis, Tenn. Huntington, W. Va. Boise, Idaho Houston, Texas Waco, TX Charlottesville, Va. Durham, N.C. Greenville, N.C. Tampa, Fla. El Paso, Texas Fort Worth, Texas





Time 8 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9:05 p.m. 10 p.m. TBA TBA 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 6 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 8 p.m. 12 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 8 p.m. 8 p.m.

OCTOBER Sat., Oct. 1

Sat., Oct. 8


Tulane at Army North Carolina at East Carolina Marshall at Louisville Memphis at Middle Tennessee State North Texas at Tulsa Rice at Southern Miss UAB at Troy Mississippi State at UAB Southern Miss at Navy Marshall at UCF

West Point, N.Y. Greenville, N.C. Louisville, Ky. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Tulsa, Okla. Hattiesburg, Miss. Troy, Ala. Birmingham, Ala. Annapolis, Md. Orlando, Fla.



12 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 12 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 p.m.

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Date Sat., Oct. 8 (cont.) Sat., Oct. 15

Thu., Oct. 20 Sat., Oct. 22

Thu., Oct. 27 Sat., Oct. 29

Opponents East Carolina at Houston Syracuse at Tulane Memphis at Rice UAB at Tulsa East Carolina at Memphis Rice at Marshall UCF at SMU UTEP at Tulane UCF at UAB East Carolina at Navy Marshall at Houston SMU at Southern Miss Colorado State at UTEP Memphis at Tulane Tulsa at Rice UCF at UAB Rice at Houston Memphis at UCF SMU at Tulsa Southern Miss at UTEP Tulane at East Carolina UAB at Marshall

Location Houston, Texas New Orleans, La. Houston, Texas Tulsa, Okla. Memphis, Tenn. Huntington, W. Va. Dallas, Texas New Orleans, La. Birmingham, Ala. Annapolis, Md. Houston, Texas Hattiesburg, Miss. El Paso, Texas New Orleans, La. Houston, Texas Birmingham, Ala. Houston, Texas Orlando, Fla. Tulsa, Okla. El Paso, Texas Greenville, N.C. Huntington, W. Va.


Time 7 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA 8 p.m. TBA TBA FSN TBA TBA CSS 8 p.m. CBSSN 3:30 p.m. CSS 4:30 p.m. CBSSN 8 p.m. TW El Paso 9:05 p.m. TBA FSN TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

NOVEMBER Thu., Nov. 3 Tulsa at UCF Sat., Nov. 5 Houston at UAB Houston at UAB Southern Miss at East Carolina Tulane at SMU UTEP at Rice Thu., Nov. 10 Houston at Tulane Sat., Nov. 12 East Carolina at UTEP Marshall at Tulsa Navy at SMU Rice at Northwestern UAB at Memphis UCF at Southern Miss Thu., Nov. 17 Marshall at Memphis Southern Miss at UAB Southern Miss at UAB Sat., Nov. 19 Marshall at Memphis SMU at Houston Tulane at Rice Tulsa at UTEP UCF at East Carolina Fri., Nov. 25 Houston at Tulsa UTEP at UCF Sat., Nov. 26 East Carolina at Marshall Memphis at Southern Miss Rice at SMU Tulane at Hawaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;i UAB at Florida Atlantic

Orlando, Fla. Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, Ala. Greenville, N.C. Dallas, Texas Houston, Texas New Orleans, La. El Paso, Texas Tulsa, Okla. Dallas, Texas Evanston, Ill. Memphis, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, Ala. Memphis, Tenn. Houston, Texas Houston, Texas El Paso, Texas Greenville, N.C. Tulsa, Okla. Orlando, Fla. Huntington, W.Va. Hattiesburg, Miss. Dallas, Texas Honolulu, Hawaii Boca Raton, Fla.





DECEMBER Sat., Dec. 3

C-USA Championship Game

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As of June 2011 • Dates and times are subject to change Date




Time (ET)


Dec. 17

New Mexico

Albuquerque, N.M.


2 p.m.

MWC #4/5 vs. WAC


Boise, Idaho


5:30 p.m.

MAC #3 vs. WAC

New Orleans

New Orleans, La.


9 p.m.

Sun Belt #1 vs. C-USA Big East #6 vs. C-USA

Dec. 20

Beef O’Brady’s

St. Petersburg, Fla.


8 p.m.

Dec. 21


San Diego, Calif.


8 p.m.

MWC #2 vs. WAC

Dec. 22


Las Vegas


8 p.m.

MWC #1 vs. Pac-12 #5

Dec. 24


Honolulu, Hawaii


8 p.m.


Dec. 26


Shreveport, La.


5 p.m.

MWC #3 vs. ACC #7

Dec. 27 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 30

Dec. 31

Little Caesars Pizza Detroit, Mich.


4:30 p.m.

MAC #2 vs. Big Ten #8


Charlotte, N.C.


8 p.m.

Big East #3 vs. ACC #5


Washington D.C.



ACC #8 vs. Navy^


San Diego, Calif.


9 p.m.

Pac-12 #3 vs. Big 12 #5


San Antonio, Texas


9:15 p.m.

Big 12 #3 vs. Pac-12 #2

Champs Sports

Orlando, Fla.


5:30 p.m.

Big East #2 vs. ACC #3


New York, N.Y.



Big 12 #7 vs. Big East #4 MWC #4/5* vs. C-USA

Armed Forces

Fort Worth, Texas



Music City

Nashville, Tenn.


6:30 p.m.

ACC #6 vs. SEC #7


Tempe, Ariz.


10 p.m.

Big 12 #4 vs. Big Ten #4/5

Kraft Fight Hunger San Francisco, Calif.

ESPN 12:30 p.m.


El Paso, Texas



Memphis, Tenn.


Atlanta, Ga.

Pac-12 #6 vs. Army$

2 p.m.

ACC #4 vs. Pac-12 #4


3:30 p.m.

C-USA #1 vs. Big East/SEC #8/9


7:30 p.m.

ACC #2 vs. SEC #5 Big 12 #6 vs. Big Ten #6

Meineke Car Care of Texas Houston, Texas



Capital One

Orlando, Fla.



Big Ten #2 vs. SEC #2


Jacksonville, Fla.



Big Ten #4/5 vs. SEC #6


Pasadena, Calif.



Dallas, Tex.




Tampa, Fla.


1 p.m.

Big Ten #3 vs. SEC

Jan. 3


New Orleans, La.



SEC Champion vs. BCS

Jan. 4


Miami, Fla.


8:30 p.m.

ACC Champion vs. BCS

Jan. 5


Glendale, Ariz.


8 p.m.

Big 12 Champion vs. BCS

Jan. 6

Mobile, Ala.



MAC #1 vs. Sun Belt #2


Arlington, Texas


8 p.m.

Big 12 #2 vs. SEC

Jan. 7

BBVA Compass

Birmingham, Ala.


1 p.m.

SEC #8/9 vs. Big East #5/C-USA

Jan. 9

BCS Title

New Orleans, La.



BCS #1 vs. BCS #2

Jan. 2

TBA Big Ten Champion vs. Pac-12 Champion Big Ten #7 vs. C-USA

* If BYU is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Armed Forces Bowl. ^ If Navy is bowl-eligible it will play in the Military Bowl. $ If Army is bowl-eligible, it will play in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. If not, an ACC team will be selected.


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PIRATE TRADITIONS 2011 East Carolina Football Fan Guide

Show your Pirate pride


eginning in 2007, the Pirates adopted a new set of flag-raising ceremonies at home football games. These new ceremonies reflect the historic Pirate traditions of battle at sea when pirates would hoist the colors of the crew’s captain to identify themselves when attacking other sea-faring vessels. In keeping with these Pirate traditions, East Carolina will hoist the colors (raising the Jolly Roger) just before the opening kickoff at home Pirate football games. Following the end of the third quarter, the Pirates will raise the “No Quarter” flag to start the fourth quarter of home football games. The flag-raising will be accompanied by thrilling music, and fans are encouraged to join in the excitement. Show the opponents the Pirates will give NO QUARTER by crossing your arms in imitation of the skull and crossbones! Cheer loud, stomp your feet and show the team these Pirates will give no quarter! The Pirates’ red No Quarter flag will be flown from the beginning of the fourth quarter throughout the remainder of the game to show that the Pirates will fight on until the end, giving no mercy to their opponents.

JOLLY ROGER The Jolly Roger refers to the “colors” or flag of a pirate ship’s captain. Pirate vessels looked like all other merchant ships of that era. Once a pirate

NO QUARTER If a ship refused to surrender, they risked the wrath of the Pirate ship’s crew. Once a battle began, the Jolly Roger was lowered and replaced with a “No Quarter” flag signifying that the Pirates would now take no prisoners and give no quarter to their enemy. The No Quarter flag often featured the skull and crossbones or other characteristic marks of the Jolly Roger. The two flags could easily be distinguished, however, due to the No Quarter flag bearing a deep red field for the background, as opposed to the common use of black on the Jolly Roger.



By Harold A. McDougle, ’44

Cheer for East Car’lina, Cheer for Old E.C., We know we’re the finest, Onward to victory! GO PIRATES!!

Praise to your name so fair, Dear Old East Carolina. Your joys we’ll all share And your friends we’ll ever be. We pledge our loyalty And our heart’s devotion. To Thee, our Alma Mater Love and Praise


was in striking distance of a targeted vessel, they would declare their intentions by showing their true colors. Various pirates had different flags, which were well known to those who sailed the sea. Most depictions of the Jolly Roger include a skull and crossbones, generally seen on a black field. The Jolly Roger was used to instill fear into one’s enemies, and in many cases ships would surrender to a band of pirates when this fearsome banner was raised.

Cheer for East Car’lina, Cheer for Old E.C., Loyal and Bold, We’re the Purple and Gold, WE ARE THE PIRATES OF E-C-U!!!

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East Carolina Football Fan Guide 2011