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ECU Aggressively Going After Big 12 Invite On Twitter, Sells Itself As West Virginia Travel Partner

Unlike many previous rounds of conference realignment, the Big 12's upcoming expansion is playing out in a very public way. Numerous candidates have released statements expressing their desire to join the league, but the school that is being the most aggressive, at least on social media, in pursuing one of the league's openings is ECU. The Pirates official Twitter account tweeted a statement about joining the Big 12 a few days ago, and today, sent out a map to promote its potential as a travel partner for West Virginia.

">July 21, 2016

">@ECUAthletics would be an excellent travel partner along with

Looks like @ECUAthletics would be an excellent travel partner along with @WVUSports! pic.twitter.com/7FN5tKRS23

— ECUAthletics (@ECUAthletics) July 25, 2016

">@WVUSports! pic.twitter.com/7FN5tKRS23 — ECUAthletics (@ECUAthletics)

Looks like @ECUAthletics would be an excellent travel partner along with @WVUSports! pic.twitter.com/7FN5tKRS23

— ECUAthletics (@ECUAthletics) July 25, 2016

">July 25, 2016

ECU is also tweeting out articles promoting its candidacy.

">@sportsdaydfw An under-the-radar expansion candidate that intrigues me; the school Big 12 has most to gain from https://t.co/jh7D16ocek

— ECUAthletics (@ECUAthletics)

Via @sportsdaydfw An under-the-radar expansion candidate that intrigues me; the school Big 12 has most to gain from https://t.co/jh7D16ocek

— ECUAthletics (@ECUAthletics) July 21, 2016

">July 21, 2016

ECU seems like a very unlikely candidate, especially when compared to schools like BYU, Cincinnati, and Houston, but you can't knock the hustle. Well, unless you are in the AAC.