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East Carolina sells tickets for college football bowl game that doesn’t exist

Dec 17, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT

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As college football bowl season officially starts today, East Carolina University didn’t make it to an official bowl game this season but that hasn’t stopped them from selling tickets to one.

East Carolina’s “Pirate Club” is selling tickets to something called the “Virtual Bowl” and the proceeds will be going to charity:

East Carolina University Athletics wants to show the college football world the passion of the Pirate Nation, even in a “bowless” year for the university. The Pirate Club is excited to announce the 2011 Virtual Bowl. Our challenge will be to sell more tickets than our bowl-bound Conference USA opponents and bowl-bound teams from the Big East. The Virtual Bowl appeal will go through December 23.

Tickets for the Virtual Bowl are $50 a piece. Virtual Bowl tickets purchased will be tax deductable and donors will receive one priority point for every ticket purchased. All proceeds from the Virtual Bowl will go towards the “Step-Up To The Highest Level Campaign”

So, if you’re an East Carolina fan and want to tell the kids that you went to the first Virtual Bowl, then I suggest you pick up your ticket before they sell out….

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ECU Pirate Club Wants You To Buy Bowl Tickets [WRAL]

  1. titsinmyface - Dec 17, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    Ben, thank goodness that you have someone editing this article for you. The initial article posted referred to East Carolina as Eastern Carolina. Ever heard of Sandra Bullock – Academy Award Winning Actress, Vince McMahon UFC CEO/Founder, or Chris Johnson – Tennessee Titans / Best RB in the NFL today? All alumni of ECU. It’s about time someone starts giving ECU some credit. With 28,000 students and growing – the school is under-rated. I think they will be like a West Virginia or Virginia Tech in the next 5 years. Conferences are foolish to pass them over.

    • Dirty D Fo - Dec 18, 2011 at 2:04 PM

      Vince McMahon founded the UFC? Damn.. Here all along I thought it was the Gracie brothers. Although, I do think that Vince McMahon’s FATHER did found a wrestling promotion of some sort.

  2. titsinmyface - Dec 17, 2011 at 4:04 PM

    Well, it looks like you still need to edit your last paragraph Ben. Who the hell is Eastern Carolina?? Your crediblity suffers when you post articles for NBC sports and you have no idea who or what you are talking about. Wow!

  3. hamstergram - Dec 17, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    So to recap, a plea for respect by a person calling himself “titsinmyface”

    • cur68 - Dec 17, 2011 at 6:04 PM

      Noticed that too, eh hammy? All I gotta say is “why didn’t I call myself that when I was choosing a screen handle?” Oh that’s right: I thought I’d go for “classy”…or something…

    • trbowman - Dec 18, 2011 at 2:55 AM

      A plea for respect from someone who he thinks CHRIS JOHNSON is the best RB in the NFL