Two ECU Players Injured In VA Tech Loss, Out For Season

Virginia Tech beat ECU Thursday night at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium in Greenville in a game aired nationally on ESPN.

The Hokies won 16-3.

Thursday was a tough night for the Pirates, with two key players injured early in the game.

Dekota Marshall, a defensive back, has two broken bones in his lower leg and will be out for the rest of the season.

Rob Kass, a tight end, has a torn MCL in his right knee. The medial collateral ligament is critical to supporting the knee joint. WITN has learned it is most likely the injury will take him out for the remainder of the season.

The Pirates return to play November 15 with a conference game in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The game will air on ESPN 2 with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff.

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Greenville police say if you're not going to the Virginia Tech game tonight it would probably be a good idea to stay away from that part of town later today.

ECU parking lots will open at 4:00 p.m. as the kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

As with other home games, 14th Street will be closed from Charles Boulevard to College Hill Drive and Berkley Road two hours before kickoff and then 90 minutes after the game. Parking on both sides of 14th, from Elm to Berkeley will be by permit only.

Following the game, motorist can expect these restrictions to be put in place around 9:30 p.m.:

  • No traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from Elm Street. All traffic exiting from the C.M. Eppes parking lot will be diverted west on 14th Street and turn right onto College Hill Drive to 10th Street.
  • All traffic exiting from Berkley Road will be diverted east onto 14th Street. 14th Street from Berkley Road to Elm Street will be eastbound traffic only. The center lane will be sent east on 14th Street crossing over Elm Street out to Greenville Blvd. and the right lane will turn right or south at Elm Street. Traffic leaving the stadium area on 14th Street will not be allowed to turn north on Elm Street.
  • No traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from the Swashbuckler Carwash near Charles Blvd.
  • Charles Blvd. will be closed to southbound traffic at 14th Street. All southbound traffic on Charles from 10th Street will be diverted west on 14th Street towards Evans Street.
  • At Greenville Blvd. and Charles Blvd. no traffic will be allowed north on Charles Blvd. Traffic traveling north on Charles Blvd. from Red Banks Road will be diverted right onto Greenville Blvd.

The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

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  • by Pinkneysux on Nov 13, 2009 at 04:46 PM
    It doesn't matter how you spell anything T. Pinkney is still a sorry quarterback who should have been moved to receiver years ago. There are several quarterbacks from NC, SC and VA who are now playing at small colleges who are better quarterbacks than pinkneysux. A good forty time doesn't make a good qb. A smart kid with a big arm makes a good qb. In other words, Skippy needs to look for a set of feet that might be a bit slower but they are attached to brain that is a lot faster.
  • by T Location: Washington on Nov 12, 2009 at 01:15 PM
    Dave.. We firefighters are not the best spellers in the world, but I am from Lil' Washington, and a country boy. Matter of fact, I had my one tooth cleaned today. Its all good dude, as I know you are a closet Pirate fan. It can't be helped simply because of the atmosphere our great fans provide. It is really cool to drive 20 minutes and see some decent college sports. Anyway, I gotta go outside and use the out house. When the weather clears, I gotta get all the blocks from the 20 cars in the yard. Later dude.
  • by Data Man on Nov 12, 2009 at 10:12 AM
    To Tom, Why dont you leave then!! Go and hide under a rock! Greenville must be doing something for you, you are still here!!
  • by Dakota Location: Wilmington on Nov 12, 2009 at 05:17 AM
    T,you are right about Dave and Tom's comments, but you know, those are there very intentions. They want to ruffle as many feathers as possible and they do this with some degree of success. Sadly, there are very few comments that can me made about people who relish the injuries of others. These are college athletes like you stated who are both team players and are well respected by their team and fans. Being a student athlete is one one the most difficult things in the world to be at an early age. What would be the purpose of Dave and Tom wishing injury to such dedicated individuals? A real sports enthusiasts doesn't wish harm to the participants. Without them, there would not be a sport to watch. What is sad is that they use these articles to display their ignorance. Enough is enough and you just need to know when to act more educated and think more of others. One day you may find yourself with an injury that puts you down and you discover that you are not the men you thought you were.
  • by Dave Location: Here on Nov 11, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    T it's spelled LOSING with one 'O' Why is it that you people continuously misspell that word?? Anyway, injuries are part of the sport, you just have to suck it up and press on.
  • by T Location: Washington on Nov 11, 2009 at 05:53 AM
    I absolutely hate this for Rob and Dekota. Rob has shown his dedication to his team, TIME AND TIME AGAIN. Chances are, he has played his last football game EVER. I know the feeling, and the frustration, he is going through. Dekota is a team player, and his devotion is evident as well. Hold your heads high, and be proud of your accomplishments. This article is not about ECU loosing. We lost two first class student/athletes who ARE devastated due to injury. Both give 110% on the field, and I respect both of them. When will you people learn to not let Dave and Tom get under your skin? They are useless, and they both know it.
  • by To Dave and TOm Location: Greenville on Nov 11, 2009 at 04:20 AM
    You two are welcome to leave town as soon as possible. Greenville will be much better when you are gone.
  • by Dave on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    I agree with you 100% Tom! That was the post of the year!
  • by TOm Location: Greenville on Nov 10, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    I watched the Pirates lose. I think the football team in a product of the town. I have lived in Greenville for a year and everyone I have met has been a loser.
  • by JDLadd Location: my pad on Nov 10, 2009 at 01:29 PM
    PieRatWoman I don't like UNC. If you knew me by now you will know that I am a Florida Gators fan the #1 team in this great country of ours!!

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