Seven ECU Football Games Included Among Early 2011 TV Schedule

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Seven East Carolina football games, four at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and three on the road, are scheduled for live television coverage in 2011 according to Conference USA's release of initial broadcast selections Tuesday.

FOX Sports Networks, a new C-USA television partner, will air the Pirates' home opener against Virginia Tech on Sept. 10 - the network's first visit to Greenville for a contest since 2002 - and a pivotal league intra-divisional matchup against UCF on Nov. 19.

ECU will open the month of October with consecutive appearances on the CBS Sports Network when it hosts North Carolina on Oct. 1 and travels to C-USA rival Houston on Oct. 8. CBSSN will also carry the Pirates' final non-conference game of the season at Navy on Oct. 22.

Kickoff times have been established for all three of the CBSSN contests, including an 8 p.m. start time for East Carolina's battle against the Tar Heels. The Pirates will follow with 7 p.m. (ET) and 3:30 p.m. road kicks against the Cougars and Midshipmen, respectively.

In addition, league officials announced Comcast Sports South (CSS) will broadcast East Carolina's clash against Southern Miss from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Nov. 5 and Time Warner-El Paso will air the action from the Sun Bowl when the Pirates visit UTEP a week later.

ECU's local television package, which is coordinated by IMG College, and possible additional selections by FSN, CBSSN or other networks will be announced at a later date.

09/10 Virginia Tech, TBA (FSN)
10/01 North Carolina, 8:00 p.m. (CBSSN)
10/08 at Houston*, 7:00 p.m. (CBSSN)
10/22 at Navy, 3:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
11/05 Southern Miss*, 12 noon (CSS)
11/12 at UTEP*, 8:05 p.m. (TW El Paso)
11/19 UCF*, TBA (FSN)
*Conference USA game; all times Eastern

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  • by Dave Location: destination unknown on Jun 24, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    Go Pirates!!!
  • by Dave Location: destination unknown on Jun 15, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    I'm a little tea pot short and stout. Here is my handle and here is my spout. When I get all steamed up hear me shout...tilt me over and pour me out. Thank you, thank you very much.
  • by Your friend on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    ECU will finish in the top 50-60 and will go to some lousy mid December Bowl game that 6-6 teams make played in some lousy state.
  • by deadfish Location: enc on Jun 14, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    Keep dreaming about that CUSA championship/ beating UNC/ and top 25 finish. Even on prob USC will have a better overall record. You guys suck!
  • by LO on Jun 11, 2011 at 04:12 PM
  • by pirate/hawk Location: G-vegas on Jun 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM
    Don't ever underestimate the nation of purple. Yes we did have one bad year, but we have now reloaded and are locked in on getting coach ruff his first c-usa crown. Oh and cry o lina, well just remember what happened the last time that you thought that you getting out of G-vegas with a win... AARRGGHH.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jun 8, 2011 at 01:08 PM
    I like seeing this television schedule mainly for the road games, but may possibly go up to Annapolis Maryland for the ECU-Navy game. It's going to be tough as we'll start out with 2 national championship contenders (Gamecocks & Hokies) to start the season. Cheers to another C-USA Championship, a win over UNC, and a Top 25 finish at the end of the season!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM in reply to Sam
      good luck with that...
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      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM in reply to Sam
      Keep dreaming little man.
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      by Dave on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to Sam
      Drugs are bad.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    I was impressed last year with how many ECU games were covered by Direct TV.
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      by ED on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to
      That means you got to see EU's joke of a defense get whalloped. I cannot wait to see it again.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 03:43 PM
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      by Jimbo on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:18 AM in reply to
      Realistically I think we can go at least 7-5 if we can play just a little defense. If the defense is as bad as last year then you may be right.
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        by Purp on Jun 9, 2011 at 06:06 PM in reply to Jimbo
        4-8 at best.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 11, 2011 at 03:20 PM in reply to Purp
  • by couchpotato Location: livivingroom on Jun 7, 2011 at 01:40 PM
    Gee Anonymous you don't have digal tv? or just upset that someone will watch ECU play!
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