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Athletics

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4 College Senior

Athletics: Good coaches some great athletes have come out this college

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have a big athletic department and a great coaching staff

4 College Senior

Athletics: Great job done with the athletic department

3 College Senior

Athletics: As a college athlete, I have had nothing but good experience thus far in the athletics department.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are something that bring the students together

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Elizabeth City State University takes pride in everything students do, from academics to athletics. Students rage in the audience with chants, school colors, face paintings, and cheers to the athletes on the field or court. The University's athletic department is well-respected, and many faculty and staff dedicate their time to ensure wonderful and eventful seasons for both the audience and the athletes. Parents and other family members come from all over the United States just to see their son/daughter play in a game.

During the regular season, the stands are usually packed, but during Homecoming, seat availability is even scarcer. Athletes are well-respected at the University, and they have to meet certain requirements academically in order to play in a game. Coaches are helpful by providing their athletes with a study hall session, and strict by requiring them to be at every practice—morning, evening, night, and weekends. Every game brings on new excitement, pumping up the audience to cheer the team on toward victory. Even when the team loses, the crowd's emotion for the athletes can be felt throughout the stadium or gym. Not matter the type of sport, spectators get invested. Intramurals are very popular for students who don't want to play at a collegiate level. Amazingly, almost the same number of students attend intramural games as they do the collegiate games, and that is a huge number for both intramural and varsity sports.

Facts & Statistics

Athletic Association
  • NAA
  • NCAA
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conferences
Football: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Basketball: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
School Colors
Royal blue and white
School Nickname
Vikings
Men Playing Varsity Sports
146 - 12%
Women Playing Varsity Sports
54 - 3%
Men's Varsity Sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
Women's Varsity Sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Club Sports
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Pep squad
Intramurals
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Flag football
  • Powder puff football
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
Athletic Fields & Facilities
  • R. L. Vaughn Center
  • Roebuck Stadium
Most Popular Sports
Basketball, football, and volleyball are the most popular sports on campus.
Most Overlooked Teams
Baseball, softball, and tennis are the most overlooked teams.
School Spirit
Students get super excited about every game. The pep squad is always coming up with new ideas and chants to boost the crowd and athletes. Many students show school spirit by painting their faces and wearing school colors. Others bring different items (such as newspapers) to show their disinterest when the other teams' players are being introduced.
Getting Tickets
Tickets are usually easy to get for parents and visitors. Students get into games for free, as long as they have their student ID. Sometimes, there can be long lines, depending on how fast the cashiers can get people through the door, and it also depends on who ECSU is playing.
Best Place to Take a Walk
The Waterfront Park is the most prestigious area to take a nice, peaceful walk. Many students can be found walking near the Waterfront during early mornings and late in the evenings.

Student Polls

How popular are varsity sports on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 15% Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
  • 59% Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
  • 27% Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
  • 0% No one pays attention to varsity sports.

How popular are intramurals and club sports?    Based on 40 responses

  • 28% They are just as popular as varsity sports (or even more so).
  • 42% They are overshadowed by varsity sports, but still a big part of campus life.
  • 30% Some people participate in them, but they aren't a big part of campus life.
  • 0% Almost no one participates in them.

How would you describe the athletic facilities?    Based on 43 responses

  • 2% The athletic facilities are some of the best in the country.
  • 49% Sports are important, and the quality of facilities shows that-for both athletes and non-athletes.
  • 42% The athletic facilities are good for athletes, but only mediocre for the average students.
  • 7% The athletic facilities are relatively subpar for the demands.

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