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ECU to join new conference for all sports

Posted March 27, 2013

— When the dust that is the disintegration of the Big East settles, East Carolina University will be a full-time member of the soon-to-be named conference that includes the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Connecticut, East Carolina University, the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, Southern Methodist University, the University of South Florida, Temple University and Tulane University. 

The Pirates had already committed to play football in the Big East in Fall 2014. They will join the to-be-named Big East replacement for all sports in July 2014.

“ECU is a valuable addition to our conference," said Commissioner Mike Aresco in a statement issued about the move. "Their men’s and women’s basketball teams have enjoyed excellent seasons and their Olympic sports are strong. East Carolina being made an all-sports member is another important step in strengthening our conference.”

The Big East name will stay with the seven schools who are leaving the conference: DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier and Butler.

The conference that includes ECU will have a new name as soon as July.

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  • PirateGrad2009 Mar 29, 9:34 a.m.

    East Carolina University stands on its own. They have no need for the ACC. The people of... View More

    — Posted by walences

    You're right they do stand on their own...in the middle of nowhere in Greenville, NC. Place is a... View More

    — Posted by Revenge of KT

    You are from Raleigh. Get the plank out of your own eye before passing judgment.

    — Posted by cmandelin

    Raleigh is practically Beverly Hills compared to the slum that is Greenville. Remove your head... View More

    — Posted by Revenge of KT

    To properly compare two cities you have to actually visit BOTH. Greenville and East Carolina University have come a long way in the past 10 years: infrastructure, job growth, # of students, population, etc. and most notably taking away the stereotypical insult given by ignorant & misinformed people "well they have a high crime rate." According to the NCDOJ's recent report, crime DROPPED 17% in Greenville compared to an increase of 2% in Raleigh.

    Get your facts straight and start supporting your state institutions & towns instead of tearing them down.

  • Revenge of KT Mar 28, 11:52 a.m.

    East Carolina University stands on its own. They have no need for the ACC. The people of... View More

    — Posted by walences

    You're right they do stand on their own...in the middle of nowhere in Greenville, NC. Place is a... View More

    — Posted by Revenge of KT

    You are from Raleigh. Get the plank out of your own eye before passing judgment.

    — Posted by cmandelin

    Raleigh is practically Beverly Hills compared to the slum that is Greenville. Remove your head from your anus before posting.

  • uncsuckz Mar 27, 11:05 p.m.

    Who is ECU? ROFL.

    — Posted by Big John

    Why did you even post?

    — Posted by cmandelin

    it's markie in another of his alter egos. always a loser, though.

  • cmandelin Mar 27, 7:25 p.m.

    Who is ECU? ROFL.

    — Posted by Big John

    Why did you even post?

  • Big John Mar 27, 6:45 p.m.

    Who is ECU? ROFL.

  • PirateHeist Mar 27, 6:03 p.m.

    NCSU fans are so touchy... just like their pansy AD. Who cares if we don't play them anymore? They only bring our SOS down anyway. We can backfill with a WVU/VaTech etc.

    Sad that one of the biggest upset victories Carter Finley has seen was a game the WolpFack wasn't even playing - ECU v Miami 1999. Glad we could carry your goalposts down Hillsborough for you!

  • me2you Mar 27, 4:54 p.m.

    It can be called Conference USA II

  • baldchip Mar 27, 4:18 p.m.

    Good for them. They need to be in a credible conference-sounds like a fairly good group of schools. Best wishes-good luck!!

    The would not be a fit for the ACC-schools outside NC would not allow it-plus-they bring no new revenue to the table for the ACC-and it's all about revenue.

  • tcoutouzis Mar 27, 4:08 p.m.

    I think Lebo is taking this program to another level. The NBE sees that ECU's basketball program is no longer a laughing stock.

  • tcoutouzis Mar 27, 4:07 p.m.

    The ACC should have gotten ECU instead of ND

    — Posted by iron fist

    You're thinking like a fan instead of an ACC administrator. The reason for most league... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again01

    I could care less about being in the ACC. However, we do enjoy playing our in state rivals. It is funny, because UNC seems to be warming up to playing ECU and NCSU looks down on us so much that they don't want to play ECU. That is not how all of your fans think, but the majority do. Many of you go on suicide watch if you lose to us. Despite what you think, we are not a po-dunk team or university. Our athletics and academics are very solid. If you lose to us, so what? I am still able to get up the next morning if we lose to you. I can still handle the ribbing I get if we lose, so you should too.

    Please give me a REAL reason why you shouldn't play us every couple of years?

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