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                === Beef O'Brady's Bowl picks East Carolina ===
 
 Greenville,  NC  (SportsNetwork.com) -  East Carolina  announced Sunday it has
 accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 Beef O'Brady's Bowl.
 
 The  Pirates, who  will be making a  seventh bowl appearance in the past eight
 years,  will face an opponent yet to be determined in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl,
 which will be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Dec. 23.
 
 "While  it is an honor to compete in the Beef O' Brady's Bowl, the opportunity
 to  take our team and Pirate Nation to the Tampa-St. Petersburg area will make
 this  trip even more exciting," said Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill. "We're
 looking  forward to  the challenge of accomplishing a 10-win season, something
 that  has  only been done once  in the history  of our program, and allowing a
 special group of seniors a chance to play for a bowl championship."
 
 East  Carolina went  9-3 overall during the regular season and finished second
 to  Marshall in the  East Division of Conference USA with a 6-2 mark in league
 play.
 
 12/08 15:24:45 ET

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