October 16, 2012
Virginia Tech to re-activate football series with East Carolina University
Schools add additional five years to current contract

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech and East Carolina University announced Tuesday the re-activation of their current football contract that runs through the 2015 football season, plus an addition five years to bring the total of games to eight.

The two will renew the series beginning next year, 2013, with a game on Sept. 14 at Greenville and will play there in 2015, 2017 and 2019. ECU will visit Blacksburg in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

The two teams had mutually agreed not to meet in 2012 or 2013 because of the ACC’s impending nine-game conference schedule, but when the league voted to go back to eight conference games, it necessitated the need for a fourth non-league game for everyone. Tech originally had Pittsburgh as a non-conference game, but that now becomes an ACC contest with the Panthers joining the league next season.

Virginia Tech’s 2013 non-conference slate is now: Aug. 31 vs. Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Sept. 7 at home against Western Carolina, Sept. 14 at East Carolina and Sept. 21 at home against Marshall. The eight ACC teams Tech will face will be announced at a later juncture with the addition of Syracuse and Pittsburgh.

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