Pirates' C-USA Football Opener Against FAU Moved Up
April 3, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina's 2013 Conference USA opener against Florida Atlantic, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, has been moved up two days to a Thursday night kickoff in order to accommodate a live national broadcast by an unspecified C-USA television partner according to an announcement from the league Wednesday.
The meeting with the Owls, which will serve as FAU's Conference USA debut after accepting membership late last fall, also marks the Pirates' first Thursday night home contest since hosting No. 22 Virginia Tech on Nov. 5, 2009.
The remainder of East Carolina's complete 2013 television schedule, including regional and local coverage, will be released along with kickoff times at a later date. In addition, home game-day designations such as Family Weekend and Homecoming will be announced when finalized.