GREENVILLE, N.C. – Kickoff times for the rest of East Carolina’s home games this fall were officially announced Friday with the schedule featuring a mix of early and late afternoon starts. Each contest will be televised locally, regionally or nationally.
Only the Pirates’ battles at North Carolina (Oct. 2) and UCF (Oct. 30) have not been assigned a start time and television designation.
ECU opens the season in newly-renovated Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at 2:00 p.m. Sept. 5 on ESPN2 versus Tulsa, then continues home Conference USA action the following weekend with Memphis. Kickoff against the Tigers is set for 12 noon Sept. 11. Local NBC affiliate WITN-TV will air the game along with regional coverage provided by Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS). WITN-TV and CSS will also air East Carolina’s trip to Southern Miss Oct. 9. Start time from M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss., is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
After three consecutive road games, the Pirates return home Oct. 16 to take on rival N.C. State at 12 noon in a game aired nationally on CBS College Sports. C-USA rival Marshall visits Greenville Oct. 23 for a 4:15 p.m. kickoff. WITN-TV and CSS will again team up to provide television coverage.
East Carolina will host Texas Bowl-winner Navy at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Pirates’ final non-conference game. The Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) will provide regional television coverage of the contest. CBS College Sports will air ECU’s 2:00 p.m. regular-season finale against SMU Friday, Nov. 26.
Road matchups at UAB (Nov. 11) and Rice (Nov. 20) will also be carried back live to Greenville by CBS College Sports and WITN-TV/ISP, respectively. The Pirates and Blazers are scheduled for an 8:00 p.m. start from Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., while a kickoff time from Rice Stadium in Houston is still to be determined.
2010 EAST CAROLINA HOME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
09/05 Tulsa (ESPN2), 2:00 p.m.
09/11 Memphis (WITN-TV/CSS), 12 noon
10/16 N.C. State (CBSCS), 12 noon
10/23 Marshall (WITN-TV/CSS), 4:15 p.m.
11/06 Navy (MASN), 3:30 p.m.
11/26 SMU (CBSCS), 2:00 p.m.