The kickoff time for East Carolina's non-conference contest against West Virginia, originally scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, has been moved up to 12 noon (EDT) to accommodate a live national television broadcast on ESPN or ESPN2 according to an announcement from the network Monday afternoon.
The decision on which network will carry the game will be made by Sunday, Sept. 16.
The national telecast will be the second this season and fourth for East Carolina in its last 12 games on an ESPN entity. ESPN carried the Pirates' 2007 season opener at Virginia Tech Sept. 1 while ESPN2 aired a pair of games last year, which included West Virginia's visit to Greenville on Sept. 23 and ECU's bowl clash against USF last December.
East Carolina has gotten off to a 1-1 start under third-year head coach Skip Holtz, bouncing back with a 34-31 win over North Carolina Saturday after suffering a 17-7 setback against the Hokies. West Virginia (2-0), ranked No. 4 in both polls this week, will travel to Maryland Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. ESPN matchup against the Terrapins.
The contest between the Pirates and Mountaineers was earlier scheduled for a regional broadcast.