Pirates to participate in New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 22

ECU Pirates running back Vintavious Cooper of Homerville, Ga., carries the football against Houston Nov. 3 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
(Photo by Jay Clark)


East Carolina has accepted an invitation to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. beginning at 11 a.m. Central Time/noon Eastern on Dec. 22.

The Pirates will play against the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Individuals wishing to purchase tickets may call the ECU Athletics Ticket Office at 800-DIAL-ECU or visit ECUPirates.com. Fans unable to attend the game are asked to purchase tickets to be donated to local military stationed at the Naval Construction Battalion Center in Gulfport, Miss.