East Carolina University is located in the city of Greenville, North Carolina. The football team was founded in 1932 back when the university was know as teacher training school.
East Carolina plays at Dowdy-Fricklen Stadium and on Bagwell Field, but they didn't always play there. Prior to 1942 they played at College Stadium located on the main campus.
The coaches and administrative support is located in the Ward Sports Medicine Building, which is located adjacent to the stadium. Strength and conditioning for the players occurs in the Murphy Center, which is located in the west end zone of Dowdy-Ficklen.
The Pirates' scrimmages at adjoining practice facilities named the Cliff Moore Practice Facility.
East Carolina's main rivials are NC State, UNC, and Southern Mississippi, some of the other notable rivials are West Virigina and Virigina Tech.
Some of the the retired numbers are 29 and 36 which belongs to James Speight and Roger Thrift.