Always dangerous East Carolina has played in eight bowl games the past nine seasons, going 2-6. The Pirates play at Florida in Week 2. The teams met in the Birmingham Bowl in January with the Gators winning, 28-20.
East Carolina did something a little different and produced a double-sided poster. The Pirates set sail in the offseason, leaving the port of Conference USA for the American Conference. The move brings an upgraded schedule, but East Carolina has proven more than capable of beating name programs. Last season alone, it beat in-state rivals North Carolina and North Carolina State. It came within a score of knocking off Virginia Tech.
When there's nothing else to sell, there's always hope. We've combed through YouTube to find the best 34 season ticket videos. It's broken into three posts because if we put them all in one, it would take forever to load.
Teams featured in part 1: Kentucky, South Carolina, Northwestern, Missouri, Arizona, North Carolina State, Idaho, East Carolina, Louisiana Tech, Temple, Kansas State and New Mexico State.
Wiz correspondent Greg Laughlin was in Greenville over the weekend. The hometown East Carolina Pirates took on the Memphis Tigers in a Conference USA matchup before an announced crowd of 45,137 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.