Friday, June 1, 2018

Kickoff Times, TV Selections Announced For Pair of ECU Home Non-Conference Games

GREENVILLE, N.C. – The kickoff time for ECU’s season-opening contest against North Carolina A&T, scheduled for Sept. 1 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been set for 6:00 p.m. (ET) and will be streamed live on ESPN3 according to an announcement by the American Athletic Conference on Thursday afternoon.

The matchup with North Carolina A&T marks the first meeting between the two programs and follows a visit by fellow-Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) member James Madison last September. The Aggies, who went 12-0, captured the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) national championship by downing Grambling State 21-14 in the Celebration Bowl at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

The American also released a 3:30 p.m. (ET) start time for the Pirates’ Sept. 8 non-conference home bout against in-state opponent North Carolina, slated for broadcast on ESPNU. Including 2018, ECU's schedule has featured at least one ACC opponent in 23 consecutive years. The Pirates, who have faced UNC seven times since 2007, currently own a two-game win streak against the Tar Heels.

As previously announced, ECU’s Sept. 15 contest at Virginia Tech is scheduled for a 12:20 p.m. (ET) kickoff and will be broadcast on the ACC Network.

Season tickets remain on sale with packages starting as low as $175 each. Purchases may be made via ECU's Online Ticket Center or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at (252) 737-4500.

The remainder of the Pirates’ kickoff times will be announced once other television broadcast schedules have been finalized.