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ECU head football coach Mike Houston and ECU tight ends coach Fontel Mines mid-discussion during practice.

Originally scheduled for Aug. 29, East Carolina University’s home football contest against Marshall University has been moved to Sep. 12, according to a press release from

ECU was set to play the University of South Carolina on the road on Sep. 12. However, since the South Eastern Conference’s decision to play a conference-only slate for the 2020 season, the Pirates were left with an open date and no game scheduled. Marshall also lost an opponent due to changes in scheduling as the Thundering Herd had a home contest scheduled with the University of Pittsburgh.

"I appreciate Mike Hamrick and Marshall for working with us to move the game," ECU Athletics Director Jon Gilbert said in the release. "We continue to work with university, local and state health officials for guidance on fans in attendance. We will communicate with Pirate Nation in a timely manner when more information becomes available."

Kickoff time and television broadcast information will be announced upon determination, according to the release.

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