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ECU's Saturday Hoops Double-Dip Now Free Admission

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Due to the forecast of inclement weather this weekend, East Carolina University officials have announced operational changes that will be implemented for the scheduled women's and men's basketball doubleheader Saturday. ECU has announced that admission for both games will be free to everyone.

Tip-off times for the Lady Pirates' game against Memphis and the Pirates' matchup against Rice inside Minges Coliseum remain set at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., respectively, but parking and Pirate Club hospitality events have been revised.

•There will be an open parking policy (no passes, no attendants) in place for lots adjacent to Minges Coliseum for fans who can drive safely to campus;

•Doors to Minges Coliseum will open at 3:30 p.m.;

•All scheduled Pirate Club events (Friday banquet, hospitality social between games) are postponed.

Fans are encouraged to check www.ECUPirates.com for possible updates and exercise caution driving to the games if weather conditions allow transportation.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Pitt County in effect from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Sunday, which means a potential for snow, sleet and ice to develop in the area.


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