June 23, 2005
- The Virginia Tech Athletics Department released Thursday its non-conference football schedules through 2011, highlighted by the announcement of an eight-game series with East Carolina University.
In each of the six years, four non-conference games will be played. Besides East Carolina every season, the following teams will be on Tech's schedule: Appalachian State (2011, Blacksburg), Bowling Green (2008, Blacksburg), Central Michigan (2010, Blacksburg), Cincinnati (2006, Blacksburg; 2009, Cincinnati, Ohio), Furman (2008, Blacksburg), Kent State (2006, Blacksburg), LSU
(2007, Baton Rouge, La.), Marshall
(2009, Blacksburg; 2011, Huntington, W.Va.), Ohio University (2006, Athens, Ohio; 2007, Blacksburg), Syracuse
(2010, Syracuse, N.Y.; 2011, Blacksburg), Western Michigan
(2010, Blacksburg), William & Mary
(2007, Blacksburg) and Wisconsin (2008, Madison, Wis.; 2009, Blacksburg).
The Hokies and Pirates will play each year from 2006-2013, including four games at Blacksburg, three at ECU and a neutral contest at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., in 2007. The Pirates and Hokies will renew a regional rivalry which peaked with seven meetings during a nine-year span from 1990 to 1998. Virginia Tech leads the overall series, 8-4, last playing in 2000, a 45-28 win for the Hokies at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Last November, Virginia Tech, in conjunction with the Atlantic Coast Conference office, released its conference opponents and sites through 2015. Exact dates on those games will be available at future dates.
|Sept. 2||Kent State||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 9||at Ohio||Athens, Ohio|
|Sept. 16||East Carolina||Blacksburg|
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|Sept. 1||vs East Carolina||Charlotte, N.C.|
|Sept. 8||at LSU||Baton Rouge, La.|
|Sept. 22||William & Mary||Blacksburg|
|Aug. 30||Bowling Green||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 13||East Carolina||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 20||at Wisconsin||Madison, Wis.|
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|Sept. 5||at Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Sept. 26||at East Carolina||Greenville, N.C.|
|Sept. 4||Central Michigan||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 11||Western Michigan||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 18||East Carolina||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 25||at Syracuse||Syracuse, N.Y.|
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|Sept. 3||Appalachian St||Blacksburg|
|Sept. 10||at East Carolina||Greenville, N.C.|
|Sept. 24||at Marshall||Huntington, W.Va.|