Athletics Archives

Grover Truslow talks to East Carolina University football teammates about the helmet he wore in the 1970 ECU-Marshall game. ECU and Marshall play this weekend at 4 p.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Sep 06, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward


The rivalry between East Carolina University and Marshall University is unlike any other in college football. There is a solid foundation of respect and an unfortunate link to tragedy through...

Pirate Nation has raised $503.7 million and counting in the Pursue Gold campaign.
Aug 09, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


East Carolina University is painting the Pursue Gold campaign purple as gifts supporting the Jeff Charles Scholarship fund have taken the comprehensive campaign over its $500 million goal. Pirate Nation...

Aug 07, 2023
  • Doug Boyd

ECU renovations, upgrades aimed at elevating learning, research and campus life

The beep-beep of loaders, the rumbles of diesel engines and the whir of power tools have been steady reminders during the summer of construction work going on at East Carolina...

East Carolina University sign when entering campus.
Jul 27, 2023
  • Patricia Earnhardt Tyndall


Donors contributed nearly $100 million in philanthropic support for East Carolina University in 2022-23, making it the most successful fiscal year fundraising endeavor of the comprehensive Pursue Gold campaign and...

A game program from Oct. 26, 1935, is displayed along with other artifacts for the “No Quarter: The History of East Carolina Football and Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium” exhibition.
Jul 26, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward


The contract for the first paid East Carolina University head football coach was signed in 1934 on the back of a postcard. ECU’s only undefeated season was a 7-0 record...

ECU graduate school student Sydney Frank posing for a photo
Jun 01, 2023
  • Benjamin Abel

Student: Sydney Frank

Sydney Frank always knew she wanted to be one to help others. During her undergraduate psychology education at Villanova, she figured that physical therapy would be the right fit. After...

ECU Brinkley-Lane Scholars
May 18, 2023
  • Ronnie Woodward

Kaylee Chavis

A line on Kaylee Chavis’ resume includes she is committed to working hard and serving her school, peers and community. She is ready to do that as a Brinkley-Lane Scholar...

ECU Brinkley-Lane Scholars
May 18, 2023
  • Lacey L. Gray

Josie Smith

Josie Smith said working alongside East Carolina University peers and faculty members who will challenge her is one of the things she is looking forward to as a member of...

East Carolina University celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2023 Friday in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
May 05, 2023
  • ECU News Services


Each one’s journey has been different, but almost 5,000 Pirates now share at least one major accomplishment in common — they are East Carolina University graduates. ECU’s Class of 2023...

Mar 08, 2023
  • Crystal Baity

ECU alumnus writes book about traveling country to watch Pirate football

Carl Davis’ seats in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium inspired the title of his first book, but it was the trips to away games that provided many of his stories. Davis, an East...