GREENVILLE (WNCT) – Jake Trotter, an ESPN reporter who covers the Big 12, obtained and released letters from ECU Chancellor Dr. Cecil Staton and ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher sent to the Big 12.

Trotter then tweeted those letters out.

Dr. Staton emphasized East Carolina’s football attendance in his “formal expression of interest” while Compher’s letter promised the Big 12 that ECU could deliver the entire state of North Carolina.

Staton also used the combined DMA of Greenville, Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte as television markets the Big 12 would benefit from if East Carolina were invited into the league.

A copy of the letters can be found below.