ECU & South Carolina To Meet Sept. 8th

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The 2012 meeting between East Carolina and South Carolina, which was tentatively designated as an early November matchup, will be played Saturday, Sept. 8 in Columbia according to a release of league schedules by the Southeastern Conference Wednesday.

The Pirates and Gamecocks, who are currently engaged in a five-game series which began at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium last September, will square off against each other at Williams-Brice Stadium for the first time since 1999.

As a result of the cooperative effort with the SEC, East Carolina's contest against Appalachian State at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium has been moved up one week to serve as the Pirates' official season opener Sept. 1. ECU added the Mountaineers to the 2012 slate as its fourth non-conference opponent earlier this month.

In addition to games against South Carolina and Appalachian State, East Carolina will also face Atlantic Coast Conference member North Carolina at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill and host Navy. Those contests are currently scheduled for Sept. 22 and Oct. 27, respectively.

The Pirates' annual Conference USA schedule, which will feature home games against Houston, Marshall, Memphis and UTEP in 2012, is traditionally released by the league office in late winter or early spring.

Sept. 8 - at South Carolina
Sept. 22 - at North Carolina
Oct. 27 – NAVY

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  • by Michael Location: Pirate Nation on Jan 5, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    This game is a week after the App state game. We need to go into this game at 1-0. If we have one more losing season, Coach Ruff is gone!
  • by Harley Quinn on Dec 31, 2011 at 09:14 AM
    It's called Easy Credits University!
  • by bill Location: winterville on Dec 31, 2011 at 08:29 AM
    who cares?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:14 PM
    Another one for the "L" column!
  • by lyle with style Location: fremont on Dec 28, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    Well it looks like eastern carolina college will have 4 nonconf losses. Big ruff will b fired by oct 15. This is really a pathetic athletic program. App state is gonna embarrass this div 1 program. Eastern should go naia. Bunch of losers
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      by Alex on Dec 28, 2011 at 05:30 PM in reply to lyle with style
      Well at least the program will never be as pathetic as your attempt at bringing down our program. Seriously guy, "eastern carolina college"? Where exactly did you receive your advanced education?
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        by Anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 at 05:14 AM in reply to Alex
        He was joking when he called it Eastern Carolina College.
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      by Chuck on Dec 28, 2011 at 05:40 PM in reply to lyle with style
      Fella you are The real Loser Here & full of it.You need to know that it is "East Carolina",not Eastern Carolina College. Just shows how stupid you really are.ECU might lose the S Carolina game,but should win App State,Navy & maybe UNC.\Non Conference schedule is not as bad as 2011 was.
  • by Johnny Ringo Location: Here on Dec 28, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    well, since we have a big question at quarterback for next year, this could be a bad bad start for us next year........sigh, at least it will be alot easier to get cheap football tickets by mid seasons.....I so hope I'm wrong
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      by Alex on Dec 28, 2011 at 02:05 PM in reply to Johnny Ringo
      Maybe not, Rio Johnson has shown flashes of good skill. Also, we have a QB named Shane Carden that has displayed a great skill set and is a prototypical pocket passer who could really thrive in our spread offense. It will be interesting to see this QB battle play out in the off-season.

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