ECU/WVU Game Time Set For 3:30pm

GREENVILLE, N.C. - The kickoff time for East Carolina's non-conference contest against West Virginia, scheduled for September 12 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, has been set for 3:30 p.m. (EDT) according to an announcement by WVU Director of Athletics Ed Pastilong Wednesday afternoon.

The game between the Pirates and Mountaineers will be streamed live online on - ESPN's signature broadband sports TV network.

The Mountaineers, one of three Bowl Championship Series (BCS) opponents on ECU's 2009 schedule along with North Carolina and Virginia Tech, will look to extend a 12-game home winning streak against the Pirates. After falling to WVU 48-7 during its last matchup in Morgantown two years ago, East Carolina rebounded to post a 24-3 victory over the then eighth-ranked Mountaineers last September 6 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

In all, the two programs have squared off against each other on 20 previous occasions, including seven consecutive meetings beginning in 2002.

Fifth-year head coach Skip Holtz has led the Pirates to three consecutive bowl appearances for the first time since 1999-2001 and their first-ever Conference USA championship after ECU earned a 9-5 mark last season - the program's highest win total in nine years.

The Pirates will report to preseason camp Thursday, Aug. 6 before officially opening the ’09 campaign Sept. 5 against three-time Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national champion Appalachian State.

2009 East Carolina Football Schedule

09/05/09 vs. Appalachian State (PCW) Greenville, N.C. 12:00 p.m. ET
09/12/09 at West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. 3:30pm
09/19/09 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. 12:00 p.m. ET
09/26/09 vs. UCF (FW/HOF-LWW) * Greenville, N.C. 3:30 p.m. ET
10/03/09 at Marshall * Huntington, W.Va. 12:00 p.m. ET
10/10/09 at SMU * Dallas, Texas 8:00 p.m. ET
10/17/09 vs. Rice (HC/HSBD) * Greenville, N.C. 3:30 p.m. ET
10/27/09 at Memphis * Memphis, Tenn. 8:00 p.m. ET
11/05/09 vs. Virginia Tech Greenville, N.C. 7:30 p.m. ET
11/15/09 at Tulsa * Tulsa, Okla. 8:15 p.m. ET
11/21/09 vs. UAB (MILAD) * Greenville, N.C. 3:30 p.m. ET
11/28/09 vs. Southern Miss (SD/ASD) * Greenville, N.C. 1:00 p.m. ET
12/05/09 Conference USA Championship Game TBA TBA

* Conference USA Game

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