ECU, Florida to play during 2015 football season
Posted February 27
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.