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Great Pirate Purple/Gold Pigskin Pig-Out Party
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2015 Pig Cooking Contest Results 

The 33rd Annual Pigskin Pig-Out is set for April 15-16, 2016! The weekend will feature a pig cookin' contest, movie night, a meet and greet with the 2016 football team, Pee Dee's birthday party, the Alumni Road Race and much more. Make sure to check back often as we will continue to update the events, times, and locations as we get more information. For specific questions, you can email

Registration for cooks is now open. Click HERE for a registration form.


ALL DAY - Pirate Golf Classic
A 4-Person Superball format golf tournament that benefits the ECU Athletics Department. The tournament is at Ironwood Country Club in Greenville. For more information contact the Pirate Club at 252-737-4547.

2:00 PM - Women's Tennis vs. Cincinnati

5:30 - 8:00 PM - Pirate Equipment Sale
As the Pirates transition from NIKE to adidas, everything must go! A wide array of Pirate gear from past years will be available for purchase including jerseys, athletic equipment, bags, and much more. Cash and credit will be accepted.

5:30 - 7:00 PM - PeeDee's Birthday Party
PeeDee will be celebrating his birthday with all his friends and he wants every young buccaneer to join him. Face painting will be available and the first 100 kids will receive a free cupcake. This event will be held on the football field.

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Former Football / Swimming Letterwinners' Reception
This event is by invitation only and will be held in the Murphy Center. For more information, please contact the Pirate Club at 252-737-4547.

7:00 PM - Parade of Pigs
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!

7:00 PM - Murder Mystery Dinner - Rip Roaring Revenge sponsored by Students Treasure Chest
Location: Mendenhall Student Center Great Rooms
ECU Students: $15
Family/Community Member: $25
For tickets call, ECU Central Ticket Office is 328-4788 or visit

7:30 PM - Movie Night
Join us on Bagwell Field for a FREE Movie Night! This year we will be showing the newly released Star Wars - The Force Awakens (PG13). Fans may sit on the field or in the stands to enjoy the film. Concessions will be available for purchase. 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 closes to the public.

7:30 AM - Pig-Out Pig Cookin' Judging
Our 40 teams will be judged by North Carolina Pork Council certified judges.

8:00 AM - Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run
The East Carolina Alumni Association presents the ninth annual Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run! 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. Click HERE to register or for more information.

9:00 AM - Parking Lots Open
All the lots are open and FREE. Spots will be filled on a first come first served basis. We encourage fans to come tailgate before the game. Set up your tent, cornhole boards, music, etc... The best part about it is you don't have to cook. BBQ will be sold starting at 11:30 AM.

10:00 - 3:00 PM - Pirate Equipment Sale
As the Pirates transition from NIKE to adidas, everything must go! A wide array of Pirate gear from past years will be available for purchase including jerseys, athletic equipment, bags, and much more. Cash and credit will be accepted.

10:30 - 12:00 Noon - ECU Parents Council Meeting
This event is open to all ECU Parents and will be held in Club Level, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Email for more information.

11:00 AM - BBQ Awards Ceremony
Come find out who had the best pig! Cooking awards will be given out underneath the Boneyard.

11:30 AM - BBQ Plates for Sale
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. NOW ACCEPTING CASH AND CREDIT AT THE TENT - DRIVE THRU IS STILL CASH ONLY.

11:30 - 12 Noon - Team Meet and Greet
While you enjoy your meal, visit with this year's team as they sign autographs and mingle with their fellow Pirates. 2016 football posters and schedule cards will be available.

12 Noon - Women's Tennis vs. UConn

2:00 PM - Purple/Gold Spring Game
Fans are invited to enjoy the 2016 spring game - free of charge! Get your first glimpse of the 2016 Pirates and Coach Mo in action as they prepare for the upcoming season. 2015 awards will be presented to players during halftime.

6:00 PM - Corporate and Leadership Awards Banquet
The Division of Student Affairs wishes to honor outstanding alumni, corporate partners, parent and community supporters, and young emerging alumni. To purchase a ticket to this event held at the Hilton in Greenville, or for more information, click HERE.

5:30 PM - SGA Banquet / Robert Wright Society Induction
Join ECU Student Government Association for annual banquet in the Murphy Center and swearing-in of newly elected officers. Email for more information or to RSVP.