The ECU-Marshall season-opener scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12 in Greenville, N.C., has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was announced Thursday.
A revised date and time has not yet been determined.
“We are disappointed we won’t be able to host Marshall for our season-opener, but our top priority remains the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans and our community,” ECU Athletics Director Jon Gilbert said. “Mike Hamrick and Marshall have been tremendous to work with as we work to reschedule the game.”
ECU will now open the season against UCF Saturday, Sept. 26 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
“We anticipate having fans in the stadium in 2020 and will be implementing safety measures and COVID-19 protocols in conjunction with local health officials,” Gilbert said. “This continues to be a fluid situation and we can’t wait to all be together again in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium rooting on the Pirates. The support of Pirate Nation means everything to our athletic department and we continue to ask for your patience and understanding. It’s imperative we continue to look out for each other and stay safe as we go through this pandemic.”
The pandemic also led to the rescheduling of ECU’s Thursday, Nov. 12 contest at Cincinnati to Saturday, Nov. 14.