ECU

ECU, Florida to play during 2015 football season

Posted February 27, 2014

East Carolina Logo

East Carolina University will visit Gainesville, Fla. in September 2015 for a matchup with the Florida Gators, the school announced Thursday. 

The game, scheduled for Sept. 12, will be ECU's second trip to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Pirates last played Florida in 1983. 

"I'm sure many of our fans will remember the last time we played in The Swamp," ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said in a statement. "While it's a great opportunity to compete in that environment against a program with the tradition Florida has, I'm confident Coach (Ruffin) McNeill will have the Pirates ready to play."

ECU's 2015 non-conference schedule includes road games at Florida ant BYU and a home game against Virginia Tech. 

The Pirates, who compiled a 10-3 record and made their seventh bowl appearance in the last eight years in 2013, will open play in the American Athletic Conference this season after a 17-year run in Conference USA.



8 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • moomoo Feb 27, 2014

    Doser-- Because quite often a school will ask to be let out of a scheduled game for whatever reason. That leaves an open date and the schools can reset their schedule. Sometimes the "larger" school will offer funds to the smaller school to back out in order for the larger school to schedule a more realistic opponent.

  • vt94hokies Feb 27, 2014

    I respect the AD and Ruff for scheduling a tough team. It greatly helps with recruitment, and they could surprise them. They will have a new coach in place by then.

  • lewiskr45 Feb 27, 2014

    View quoted thread



    And they will probably have a new coach in 2015, could be a win for ecu.

  • tcoutouzis Feb 27, 2014

    I think Florida will be top notch when we get down there. We are going to be breaking in a new QB that season, which doesn't bode well for us. Go Pirates!

  • abwhite88 Feb 27, 2014

    Considering Florida is a huge flaming pile of cow dung right now, who knows how this one will turn out lol.

  • Toddler10-21 Feb 27, 2014

    Did UNC schedule Elon and Idaho this year?

  • Bonnie Craig Feb 27, 2014
    user avatar

    Go PIrates! The beast in the east.

  • doser Feb 27, 2014

    How is this possible according to Pack fans schedules are made up many years in advance and cannot be changed. That is why they have such powerhouses as Ga. Sothern, Old Dominion and Presbyterian on their slate in 2014. You have to give ECU credit in making such an aggressive schedule. Take note State, recruits look at things like strength of schedule and opponents.

  • US Olympic Trials: Diving

    Today at 4:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: NY Mets at Atlanta

    Tonight at 7:00 on FOX50

  • US Olympic Trials: Diving

    Tonight at 8:00 on WRAL-TV

  • US Olympic Trials: Men’s Gymnastics

    Tonight at 9:00 on WRAL-TV

  • US Olympic Trials: Diving

    Tomorrow at 4:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • 919 Beer Podcast

    Tonight at 8:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASCAR: Toyota Save Mart 350 from Sonoma

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on 1550 The Ticket

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at Pittsburgh

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

MLB Scoreboard
Interleague
St. Louis 7:10 PT8:10 MT9:10 CT10:10 ET22:10 ET2:10 GMT10:10 7:10 MST9:10 EST9:40 VEN6:10 UAE (+1)9:10 CT
Preview
Seattle 
American League
Minnesota1Bot
8th
NY Yankees1
 
Tampa Bay0Top
8th
Baltimore5
 
Toronto8Top
5th
Chi White Sox4
 
Cleveland01:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Preview
Detroit0
 
Tampa Bay 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
Baltimore 
 
Houston 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Kansas City 
 
Boston 6:20 PT7:20 MT8:20 CT9:20 ET21:20 ET1:20 GMT9:20 6:20 MST8:20 EST8:50 VEN5:20 UAE (+1)8:20 CT
Preview
Texas 
 
Oakland 7:05 PT8:05 MT9:05 CT10:05 ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 MST9:05 EST9:35 VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 CT
Preview
LA Angels 
National League
Washington01:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Preview
Milwaukee0
 
San Diego01:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Preview
Cincinnati0
 
Arizona01:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Preview
Colorado0
 
Chi Cubs01:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT
Preview
Miami0
 
NY Mets 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Atlanta 
 
LA Dodgers 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Pittsburgh 
 
Philadelphia 7:05 PT8:05 MT9:05 CT10:05 ET22:05 ET2:05 GMT10:05 7:05 MST9:05 EST9:35 VEN6:05 UAE (+1)9:05 CT
Preview
San Francisco 
 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Jun. 25
(ATP)
Final
(2) P. Cuevas65 5    
(6) S. Johnson77 7    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Jun. 25
(WTA)
Final
(10) K. Pliskova5 3    
(12) D. Cibulkova7 6