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Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party
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The 31st Annual Pigskin Pig-Out is set for April 11-12 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and the surrounding area of the ECU Athletics Complex, featuring the pig cookin' contest, autographs with the Pirate Football team and your two favorite Eastern North Carolina traditions ... BARBECUE AND PIRATE FOOTBALL!!!

The Spring Game will begin at 2:30 PM. Proceeds from the Pig-Out benefit student-athletes through the ECU Educational Foundation, better known as the Pirate Club.

Fans attending the weekend festivities will be able to enjoy a number of FREE activities, including Movie Night at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, the Parade of Pigs and the Purple/Gold Pigskin Game! For the first time in the history of the event, the Pirates will also be hosting a track & field meet, and a Pirate Equipment Sale will also take place on Friday evening and early Saturday!


7:00 PM
Pirate Golf Classic Pairing Auction (Harvey Hall)
The annual golf tournament kicks off Thursday night with a social and auction event in Harvey Hall of the Murphy Center. The Classic is a 4 Person Superball format with morning and afternoon shotgun starts Friday, April 11 at Ironwood Country Club. Sponsorship and entries are still available!

7:30 AM
Pirate Golf Classic Morning Registration & Breakfast (Ironwood CC)
Morning registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 AM, with a shotgun start at 8:15 AM.

Pirate Golf Classic Afternoon Registration & Lunch (Ironwood CC)
Afternoon registration and lunch begin at noon, with a shotgun start at 1:15 PM.

Bill Carson Invitational (ECU Track and Field Complex)
The Pirates play host to the track and field teams from Charlotte, South Carolina and UNC Wilmington with the hammer and discus throwing events taking place on Friday afternoon and evening. Visit the link above for a complete event schedule.

5:00 PM
Pirate Equipment Sale (Men's Auxiliary Gymnasium/Smith-Williams Center)
A wide array of the Pirates' gear from past years will be available for purchase inside the Men's Auxiliary Gymnasium in the new practice facility - Jerseys, pants, gloves and other assorted items are availabe! Open to public from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Prices range from $2.00 to $50.00.

Pig-Out Pig Cookin' site open to public (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
The annual Pig Cooking contest features 40 cooks in two divisions - Purple and Gold. Friday night festivities include a social atmosphere with the Southern hospitality of a football tailgate party and a Showmanship competition beginning at 7:00 PM to determine the most festive pig cooking site! Concessions will be available for purchase as well.

PirateFest (Uptown Greenville)

6:00 PM
PeeDee's Birthday Party (Bagwell Field/Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
PeeDee will be celebrating his birthday with all his friends and he wants every young buccaneer to join him! First 100 kids will receive a cupcake, and kids can meet ECU Cheerleaders and have their pictures taken with PeeDee! Help us celebrate at 7:00 PM by joining us on Bagwell Field as we sing "Happy Birthday" to our favorite pirate prior to the free movie screening on the Pirates' videoboard.

Relay For Life (North Campus Recreational Complex)
The ECU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be participating in this event that benefits the American Cancer Society!

7:00 PM
Parade of Pigs (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
Join your fellow Pirates for the Parade of Pigs as our delivery truck makes its winding way through the confines of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, accompanied by the ECU Cheerleaders, PeeDee and the Marching Pirates!

7:30 PM
The Nut Job (Bagwell Field/Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
Join us on Bagwell Field for Movie Night! The Nut Job, an animated feature, will play at 7:30 PM. Fans may sit on the field or in the stands to enjoy the film. Concessions will be available and outside food, beverages and chairs are not permitted. Fans planning to sit on the field may carry in blankets for their seating area.

11:00 PM - Stadium Closed to the Public

7:30 AM
Pig-Out Pig Cookin' judging (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
Our 40 teams will be judged by North Carolina Pork Council certified judges. Results will be posted at the Barbecue Tent (and drive thru) so you can see who takes home first prize in the Purple and Gold divisions!

9:00 AM
Pirate Alumni 5K (U.B.E.)
Join fellow alumni and friends as we race to raise funds for ECU scholarships. Runners of all ages will enjoy the 5K road race or one-mile fun run.

10:00 AM
Pirate Equipment Sale (Men's Auxiliary Gymnasium/Smith-Williams Center)
A wide array of the Pirates' gear from past years will be available for purchase inside the Men's Auxiliary Gymnasium in the new practice facility - Jerseys, pants, gloves and other assorted items are availabe! Open to public from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Prices range from $2.00 to $50.00.

Alumni Swim Meet (Minges Natatorium)
Join past Pirate swimmers as they relive their glory days at ECU in our alumni meet.

PirateFest (Uptown Greenville)
Shuttle service will be available to and from the Pigskin Pig-Out and PirateFest in Uptown Greenville, from 10 AM to 4 PM!

11:00 AM
BBQ Plates For Sale (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium/ECU Track and Field Complex)
A BBQ Meal, which includes barbecue and fixins, is available for $8. Beverages and additional concessions will also be available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Athletic Ticket Office beside Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. A drive-thru location will be accessible along Ficklen Drive, and an additional walk-up location will be open near the ECU Track and Field Complex.

Team Meet and Greet (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium - Gate 5 Plaza)
While you enjoy your meal, visit with this year's team as they sign autographs and mingle with their fellow Pirates. The 2014 schedule card and double-sided poster will also be available near Gate 6 of the stadium!

Bill Carson Invitational (ECU Track and Field Complex)
Day two of the Bill Carson Invitational begins. Finals in every track and field event will take place throughout the day. Visit the link above for a complete event schedule.

Pirate FunFest (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium - Gate 5 Plaza)
Enjoy entertainment and activities geared toward our younger buccaneers!

1:00 PM
Meet Your Seat (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
Gates open at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 1 PM and Athletic Ticket Office staff will be on hand for individuals interested in seeing what locations are still available for the upcoming season! Fans who order season tickets at the event will receive a FREE set of Boneyard pint glasses.

2:30 PM
Purple/Gold Spring Game (Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium)
Fans are invited to enjoy the 2014 spring game - free of charge! Get your first glimpse of the 2014 Pirates in action as they prepare for the upcoming season and joining the American Athletic Conference. The first 500 students at the game will receive a FREE Pirate t-shirt!

4:30 PM - Stadium Closed