East Carolina announces 2011 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The East Carolina Pirates have announced their 2011 football schedule, which features games against Navy, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Houston, Marshall and UCF.

ECU opens the 2011 season on September 3 against the South Carolina Gamecocks. The game will be played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

A tough non-conference schedule continues when the Virginia Tech Hokies visit on September 10 and the North Carolina Tar Heels visit on October 1. East Carolina will also travel to Annapolis to face Navy on October 22.

Conference USA play begins on September 24 with a visit from UAB. The rest of East Carolina’s conference schedule includes at Houston (10/08), at Memphis (10/15), Tulane (10/29), Southern Miss (11/05), at UTEP (11/12), UCF (11/19) and at Marshall (11/26).

The Conference USA Championship Game will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2011 and will be hosted by the team with the highest winning percentage in conference play.

Listed below are links to the 2011 East Carolina football schedule and future schedules: