Year of the Purple Pirate……My other team

As a long time, die hard Syracuse University fan which I hold 90% of my allegiances , I am a graduate of East Carolina so I do pay close attention to the Purple and Gold, that is East Carolina University. We are also know as the bastard stepchild in the North Carolina college system since we are competing with the likes of UNC, DUKE, WAKE FOREST and NC STATE. Contests against seven bowl qualifiers, including a home match up against Fiesta Bowl winner West Virginia, and battles against Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina State, Virginia Tech and Virginia, all highlight East Carolina’s complete 2008 football schedule released Tuesday by Conference USA.


After the Pirates open the campaign on Aug. 30 by continuing its 13-game series with Virginia Tech at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, the Mountaineers will make their second visit in three years to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 6. ECU will face off against North Carolina State for the third consecutive season on Sept. 20 before the Pirates head to Charlottesville for the first time since 1975 when they meet Virginia on Oct. 11, 2008.
The match up against the Hokies, who wrapped up the 2007 season with a No. 9 national rank and an appearance in the Orange Bowl, will be East Carolina’s fourth all-time contest in Charlotte dating back to 1996. ECU and West Virginia, which closed out the ’07 season with a No. 6 rank after a 48-28 victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, will clash for the 20th time in history a week later in a battle which will also represent the Pirates’ home opener. In addition, both games are scheduled to be aired in front of a national television audience on either ESPN or ESPN2

We are looking for a great 2008 this year, but have a tough schedule ahead of us. After Opening up against a Virginia Tech in Charlotte, we host West Virginia, a team that many people are routing for after the difficult departure of Rich Rodriguez to Michigan.

2008 EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 30 – Virginia Tech @Charlotte (ESPN/ESPN2)

Sept. 6 – WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN/ESPN2)
Sept. 13 – *at Tulane
Sept. 20 – at N.C. State
Sept. 27 – *HOUSTON
Oct. 11 – at Virginia
Oct. 18 – *MEMPHIS
Nov. 2 – *at UCF (ESPN/ESPN2)
Nov. 8 – *MARSHALL
Nov. 15 – *at Southern Miss
Nov. 22 – *at UABNov. 29 – *UTEP
Dec. 6 – C-USA Championship Game @highest-seed campus site (ESPN/ESPN2)

Oh, on the non-related tip.. Here is our own Lou Score with this hot danzel!

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