Citing safety concerns due to Hurricane Florence, the East Carolina athletics department announced it will not travel to Blacksburg for its upcoming football game against Virginia Tech.
The safety and welfare for everyone in the path of this storm is the University's main priority and decisions regarding athletics events are made in the best interest of ensuring the safety of student-athletes, coaches, staff and their families. In fact, all ECU athletics teams are prohibited from traveling for competition purposes this weekend. This is also consistent with the NCAA's requirement that member institutions protect the health of and provide a safe environment for student-athletes.
It is ECU's hope the game can be rescheduled at a later date this season.