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ECU hungry for a bite out of the upper crust

ECU's football identity has progressed from a small college program to major college independent to one that will transition to the American Athletic Conference after this final 2013 season in Conference USA. The move to the AAC represents an upgrade in revenue for the Pirates but it doesn't approach what North Carolina will realize in terms of the ACC's restructured deal with ESPN which will generate $17.1 million annually for league members. (Bonesville.net)

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