Hokies Will Not Play East Carolina in 2019


Virginia Tech announced it will not travel to play East Carolina in 2019. That game against the Pirates is canceled, and Tech will add a seventh home game in its place. That opponent and date is unknown at this time. Moreover, the Hokies will "opt out" of the 2023 and 2025 contests in Greenville.


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Horse......you know what to do

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MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

We're waiting!!

Hold your other horses! There are still THREE ECU games on the schedule! Three!

Not for long....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

This is actually what I'm waiting for. Now that Whit has removed a decent chunk of the remaining games, if ECU follows through by canceling the rest, we'll be in business.

you can parlay your donation. I'm a Whit believer and already donated! Do it, HOAT! Do it, now!

Then what will I withhold from the Hokie Club for them to cancel the Liberty and Wisconsin games?

Why you wanna cancel Wisky??

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2 reasons:

1) I have heard that we are playing Wisconsin for like 15 years. It hasn't happened. The narrative I've heard is that Wisconsin just keeps pushing the series back. It doesn't sound like they are actually going to step up and play us. I'm tired of the goalpost shifting and I want to just say to heck with it and remove it from the schedule. If what I've said doesn't reflect the reality then please, someone, tell me this is wrong because I've been believing it for almost half a lifetime

2) After high school, a few people I knew went to Wisconsin. When they were there they turned into the biggest and most asinine douchebags I've ever claimed as friends. I no longer claim them as friends, and wish nothing but mid-major sisters of the poor for their opponents. Wisconsin has a longstanding tradition of having the worst OOC opponents in FBS and I hope their reputation of cupcake-home-game-scheduling douchebaggery is maintained into posterity.


Also, leg for pressing me for an answer

Well, glad you were able to get that out. Sounds like you hate Wisky nearly as much as LOLUVA.

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If Wisconsin played LOLUVA, I'd root for #goACC

Interesting. The Badgers fans I know couldn't be nicer, as well as nearly everyone I met in Sconnieland when I visited last summer. I want that home and home to happen so bad. I would travel up there in a heartbeat.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

I live in Iowa and work with a bunch of Wisconsin grads. I can confirm the above that they are douschebags.

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They are only written in invisible ink...

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

FAMMMM get some, Whit!

VB born, class of '14

ECU thought they were slick. Turns out Whit did not appreciate their ruse.

And the size of Whit's Hokie Club grew three sizes that day.

Just told my wife Whit whipped his "club" out, put it on the table and slapped ECU in the face with it

Finally Amen , now cancel the remaining games !


we should leave the leg count at 69

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I'm betting those remaining ECU home games are written in pencil, just trying to find a replacement.

BUT everyone don't get mad when they find out who the replacement program is, because it's a low level team.

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It is, but I agree, that doesn't matter.

No it does not. Because ECU is gone and it's glorious day for Hokie Nation and Whit just gave me more proof he is an amazing AD.

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Next year we will need 7 wins for bowl eligibility

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies


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Is it basketball season yet?

Not a shock that we couldn't get a good opponent lined up for 9 months from now when these deals are done years in advance.

Bad home game better than a road game at ECU tho.

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

That's okay, we're gonna get at least 7 wins next year.

We're practically returning the whole team, and two starting-caliber QBs.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

Just two? Not four?

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Are you talking about Patterson and Hooker?

Patterson is 1-for-5 for 9 yards and 0 TDs in his career. Hooker is 0-for-0 for 0 yards and 0 TDs in his career.

So no, I wouldn't consider either of them "returning" starting-caliber QBs. Not that they aren't good prospects, but if either of them are starting next year that will mean both Jackson and Willis took a step back.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

I don't think so. Hooker and Patterson both have more athleticism than either returning starter. They can overtake the incumbents just by taking a step forward.

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That's not entirely accurate. After all the teams that are normally eligible (6-6/6-5 or better, max 1 FCS win) are selected for bowl games, if there are any slots remaining they fill in this order:

1. 6-6/6-5, max 2 FCS wins
2. 6-7 teams that either played AT Hawaii OR lost in their conference championship game
3. Teams with 6 or more wins that are in their last year of transition to FBS, such as Liberty this year
4. 5-7 teams in order of APR

So while it's not a situation we want to see Tech in, it's possible for the Hokies to become bowl eligible at 6-6 with two FCS wins.

So why happens if you play two FCS teams, but only have one FCS win?

Sort of /s, sort of actually wondering.

As long as you have 5 FBS wins in there too, you're bowl-eligible.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

The penalties for losing that game are no different than normal:

1. national perception takes a hit
2. perception from other fan bases takes a hit
3. perception from your own fan base takes a hit
4. you still need 5 more wins to become bowl eligible normally

So, no, there's no penalty to bowl eligibility for going 0-1, 1-1 or 0-2 vs. FCS teams as long as you get those 6 wins.

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Lol the balls on ECU to think we would still play there next year after they cost us millions this year.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

I'm betting those remaining ECU home games are written in pencil, invisible ink just trying to find a replacement.


2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

don't get mad when they find out who the replacement program is, because it's a low level team.

Give me either a big name or low risk (low FBS/FCS opponent). Just don't be in between.

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This. Exactly.

That's the problem with ECU. They're just good enough to win every once in a while, but there's absolutely no upside for our program when we beat them.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

I disagree that there was no upside. There were recruiting reasons to play and beat ECU. That said... I could not be happier with the news today. ECU brought this on themselves.

I have to ask... what recruiting reasons?

dominance over all NC schools? an away game relatively close to the 757 that we could bring recruits to? Just spit-balling here.

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Definitely "spit balling". It fits the venue.

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Everyone likes to play in front of their family and friends. Being able to say we will have a significant number of games in NC (or within x miles from their home, or however the coaches want to sell in different situations), over the course of their time at VT is definitely a selling point.

It also made it easier to get certain recruits up to an additional game. Etc. Spreading games around in your recruiting footprint is generally a good thing.

If only we were in a conference with four schools in North Carolina, and played two of them annually...

Sarcasm aside, the ECU deal was made long before NC2VT became a big push, and also before the ACC jacked up our schedule so we always had UNC and Duke at home in the same years. The recruiting reasons for this series were minimal.

I am not opposed to playing a low level team (there are instances where I would be but that would require some crazy stuff that's not likely to happen with the CFP). I just don't think we need to play the same low level team for 90 years. Unless it's LOLUVA.

Christmas came early......thank you ol' Saint Whit

The OP buried the lede here a bit. We cancelled all future games at ECU (2019, 2023, 2025)

Home games are still on.... Until we find someone better.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Home games are still on.... Until we find someone .better

Fixed it.

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The games have already been scrubbed from the future schedule on hokiesports.com. Still haven't added the Marshall games, though. Still need to adjust the 2024 schedule, but we're probably just waiting to see if Wisconsin really will play us this time, or postpone again.

Here's to the best AD in the land!!

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

Friends, this is amazing! Whit didn't play come to Blacksburg to play AD, he came to work! This is what competence and confidence looks like. Little guys, do not try to screw over VT.

Merry Christmas Hokie Nation.

Does this mean that we aren't rescheduling them during our bye week this year?

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

With as how bad the rest of our home slate is, I might be ok putting a floater out there for UCF and see if they'd be interested. Even though they aren't P5, losing to them isn't a debacle and they need all the quality P5 opponents they can get. Seems like a win-win

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Yeah, but then the game would just get cancelled by weather like the last two years when UCF tried to play an ACC team.

Ah, but tech generally plays through hurricanes and doesn't cancel unexpectedly.

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Glad ecu is gone, but not psyched about playing 2 fcs teams

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Options were play ECU there or play an FCs At home.

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Man, I would have loved to have been a part of these negotiations... or just a fly on the wall..

VT: 2019 game should be played in Blacksburg.
ECU: Absolutely not.
VT: Then you need to pay the penalty for the breech of contract.
ECU: Haha, you think we breeched the contract? Sue us.
VT: not necessary. By the way, we will no longer be playing any games in Greenville.
ECU: So, you're this pissed that you're going to pay the huge fee to cancel all those games.
VT: cancellation fee is not necessary. Contract is already breached.
ECU: come on, please be reasonable.
VT: I was.

I don't know if you meant this, but I love that in your hypothetical negotiation, the pirates spelled 'breeched' with two 'e's as in 'cannon part' whereas Whit spelled 'breached' correctly, with an 'e' and an 'a' as in 'broke the terms of'.

ETA: after looking more closely you have whit getting it wrong first, but correcting it later. So close.

Old sigline: I've been cutting back on the drinking.

New Sigline: lol it's football season.

The last comment from VT should end. "If you think we breached the contact, sue us."

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Live look at Whit talking to ECU

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

If I could find it, I'd try to post the pic wedding pic of MacGruber about to take a dump on Kunth's bodybag at the end of the movie (with MacGruber being Whit & Kunth obviously being the entire ECU series). But I can't find it....

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Probably for the best. Remember why you got put in timeout not too long ago.

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Do you all think Whit "surprised" ECU this morning? He said they were in negotiations for a neutral site game but things didn't work out.

Thought maybe he just dropped a bomb on them on the Saturday morning before Christmas - turnaround is fair play, right?

We can only hope

Kind of funny too how the ECU message skips right to the part where they explain away their decision not to play earlier this year. It's blatant that Whit is pissed about the situation and ECU knows it.

Good riddance to the WVU of the east coast.


My hate for ECU has grown so strong recently that I feel this might be unfair to the cousins.


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Fuck em

7 home games and 2 FCS schools isn't the worst option for a young team who will be set up for a legit run at the conference title in 2020.

Always choose joy.


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So we going to get that cancellation fee soon now or nah?

Duke and BC are the only other ACC teams we play with an open date on Sept. 21st. I don't mind playing GT early with a new HC and system.

Whit during negotiations with those scrubs...

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Christmas came early. It will be enjoyable to see ECU's response over the next week. When will they avoid coming to the home games here in Blacksburg? Will they do it now or the week of the game again?

I love the comment "Bring on the SEC"! Had me in tears I was laughing so hard.


Then there's this gem:

ECU and VT are breaking up. Would be great to replace them with Virginia, Maryland, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Clemson, Georgia, FSU, Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Miss St, Oklahoma, or Alabama. Whoever has openings. Even if we have to go 2 for 1. Do it !

Yeah...none of those teams are going to travel to Greensville, except maybe UVA.

Who the fuck do they think they are lmao

Lmao, right? I saw that and almost spit my coffee. Your program is hot garbage right now, just fired your coach, coming off a 3-9 season, and you say bring on the SEC? They must be gluttons for punishment. The only thing more glorious would have been saying We Want Bama!

OMG, I think it gets better:

I would absolutely love a home and home with Tennessee. A great road trip.

So would we, and the best we can get is one game at a race track.

...and the reason we can't schedule teams like Tennessee is because they scurred. It's no secret that in spite of their reputation, SEC teams pretty much refuse to play power 5 teams in a non-neutral stadium. So yes, it's not crazy to think Tennessee would schedule a home and home with ECU before us.

I don't doubt that Tennessee would schedule ECU before VT. But Tennessee's not going to Greensville.

This is why the older VT crowd refers to ECU as "the strawgraspers."


ESPN comes out ahead. Now they get an extra game for the ACC Network.

See?I told you that Whit had a classy plan to tell them to see themselves out and not let the doorknob hit them on the way out... Much nicer than tweeting at them..

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Well we announced on the website and social media. My only hope it we didn't give them the heads up before greenlighting the posts.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Actually in my head he purposely waited until everyone in the organization was on break to announce it so they couldn't meet to discuss it.

Now, Cole, when you shift the gear and that little needle on the tach goes into the red and reads 9000 RPMs, that's bad!

He sent the email out on Friday afternoon and probably laughed every time he got an automatic out of office reply.

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I was kinda hoping he'd have plastered it on the VT equipment bus and had it driven around Greenville all day.

"That’s a stupid question. Next question."
-Corey Moore


2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Hey, does anyone have that gif of CFB not-so-subtely giving the bird to LOLUVA after beating them in '15??? I feel that also applies here (to this).

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Tell Whit to get on the phone to Morganhole

I been here since day 0.

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I been here since day 0.

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Can we call UCF and get them to play next year, spice this thing up real nice!

Does anybody remember the name of that scumbag beat writer who tried to drag Whit's name through the mud?

I'd like to send him a Christmas card.

Ben Swain, that guys a douche

Duke beat writer. He has douchiness flowing through is veins.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

I can't find his Twitter account. Did he delete it?

He blocked me, didn't he?

You are blocked from following this account and viewing their Tweets

I guess I've already made my point to Ben. He doesn't want to hear it anymore.

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Congratulations Eastern Carolina, you've been dad dicked.

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.


"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Big Whit Energy?

VB born, class of '14

It's just a very satisfying way of saying we put them in their place

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

VERY satisfying.

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Great now get rid of the Liberty game

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Oh, this is good

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

David Wilson concurs

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Good luck finding another P5 team with fans willing to travel to your broken-down city, deal with your caustic fans, and do it for multiple years, ECU!

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And here is the media take Alum is always talking about. Fuck this asshole.

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That's it. Let's start a kickstarter to give them their fucking 100k back. I'm so incredibly tired of them using that to win some type of perception war over this issue. We should send them a check plus interest and tell them to go fuck themselves on the "for" line on the check.

I'm so disgusted by how they are using that to try Nd make Tech look bad. Fuck ECU so hard.

We already sent them a check, for that game they didn't show up to.

Sounds to me like they got their contributions back by getting paid and not playing.

That may be true but to have lowlifes like this guy continually using that donation as some sort of virtue signaling, and clutching his pearls over us moving on after what we went through drives me insane. It's so low. I'd rather us cut our nose off to spite our face on this one.

Maybe attach a letter with the check that says how appreciative we were for the donation but did not realize it would be used as perpetual moral hostage reasoning. It reminds me of the phone call I got on the morning of April 16th from a friend in West Ambler Johnston which makes me want to fight this reporter.

Been around the world and found that only stupid people are breeding. This reporter is making me nuts. Like I said in the Gift from Whit thread, they are using April 16 the same way that Danny Kaye pointed to his arm every time he wanted Bing Crosby to do something in White Christmas. Bringing up something that any decent human being would have done in the same situation just to get their way and try to make themselves look better.

When Mark Herzlich played for BC and had cancer, Tech made a donation for him. We didn't use it as a publicity thing or an ego boost to make us look good. No, we did it because it was the right thing to do. We wanted to be supportive in his situation.

Decent people take care of their friends and do what it takes to be supportive. I have dropped everything for my friends and loved ones when they needed it and never thought twice about what I was doing and never thought about holding my actions over their heads. I have also been on the receiving end of friends doing any and everything they could for me. I am appreciative of their actions and support but I know their reasons for what they did were the same as my reasons---you take care of those you love.

While I don't wish anything overly catastrophic on this Brian Bailey idiot (I'm not heartless), I hope that if he ever finds himself in a situation where something terrible has happened to him and he needs support that he has better friends than the type of "friend" he is. I hope that his friends don't hold their kindness over his head for the rest of his life. Although Karma is a bitch, so it would serve him right.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Alright, I got this.

Is this a TKPism I don't understand?

My comment just above yours was dangerously close to yours, and yours was first, so that was my way of acknowledging it.

You know, I'm never mad when some rando fan, especially on twitter, offers a dumb insulting opinion. It's par for the course on twitter. But I maintain that media figures, no matter how local or minor, have a higher obligation to think before spewing their bullshit out in the open. His platform gives him some legitimacy, such that even some reasonable ECU fans will now be parroting this garbage talking point because of him.

You would think, wouldn't you. They should. But media folks are like other folks... Some are idiots, some are unreasonable, some are flawed, some have poor management (seriously, that his editor doesn't sit him down is perhaps moat disturbing), etc.

I call bullshit. No way this guy has friends

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MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

I hate this fucking bullshit. Fuck that guy. I'm at a loss for words. I would fucking love to mail them a check back with a fruit basket and a card that says go suck a frozen turd. Fuck their handout and fuck their football program. And fuck that writer. He needs to edit his tweet to say he had Hokie friends but they realized he was a fucking douchebag.

Not a jab, btw. Just for shits & gigs.

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I retweeted your reply. Thank you.

Yeah it's been a constant narrative from ECU beat writers ever since this went down. We are forever in debt to them because of the Massacre. Fuck that noise.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

He has deleted his tweet.

This is what happens when I start TKPing too late in the day. I wanted to see all the replies dragging ol' Brian.

No, I *don't* want to go to the SEC. Why do you ask?

We don't love dem Hoos.

The only people more butthurt over this whole thing than ECU people are LOLUVA people.

Is it basketball season yet?

They're just mad because ECU has beaten us more recently than they have.

This comment is underrated.

The pirates & hoovers should play each other. Two asshole programs and fan bases,that deserve each other


I'm not sure if this has already been posted. I couldn't find it. But I found this bullshit from a person who calls himself "Stephen Igoe" at 247 and it pissed me off so much I have to make you mad with me. Sorry. (He, too, mentions the shooting.)


This is just about the most biased thing I've ever read. He spends the entire time trying to appeal to your emotions but never actually offering any evidence.

They sent an email at 10:26 AM the day they bolted for Florida

Give me a break. An email? You acknowledge that we offered to set up housing for you. But you respond via email and then say we didn't get back to you before you hit the road? Something as urgent as this and all you do is send a fucking email? Wanted to save the phone battery for the impending storm? Tough shit.

I just read it. Here's what gets me the most from these articles and fan comments. It's the constant desire to claim moral high ground. They constantly bring up the 100k donation and the safety of the athletes during the storm. It's a pathetic attempt to avert attention away from any rational discussion.

I had some pretty vitriolic comments on this subject earlier. At this point I wish the entire Hokie nation would simply ignore anything ECU related. If they want to sue then let them sue. I'm done with them. Not wasting anymore time. Let's let Whit handle this with the lawyers.

These writers who keep standing on the April 16th donation should be fucking ashamed. If someone pulls that card to my face I'm afraid of how I'll react.

There is such a thing as media bias/agenda reporting. It's unfortunate, but it's amazing how often articles are written to emphasize certain aspects of news (often pushing people's emotional buttons), and de-emphasize others. The art of just reporting the news, with all the pertinent facts, is becoming a rarity.

ECU can fuck right off for all I care. You can't go an article without them referencing the Massacre to justify them being in the right. That's all you need to know about them.

I'm much happier playing bumfuck who gives a shot FCS than playing them ever again. And it's not like they have even been competitive the last few meetings. We are clearly a class above them, we have no business playing down to their level again. The fact they are so offended about our cancellation is telling for how much they needed us in the end. We will get by just fine trying to replace them. They'll struggle to find anyone on our level willing to play them in Greenville.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Good grief, the ECU fans are getting dumber as the day goes on.

Calling Karma! Oh Karma, where are you?

Miss Karma, you tapped danced on our heads for the last three years, now its time to pay a visit to Blacksburg. See you there!!!

This is the karma, you dumbass.

Best payback we can give the Hokies.

Everyone who is unhappy about this game cancellation be sure to show up to the game we replace them. A SELLOUT would be the sweetest revenge. 50,000 plus Pirate fans loud and proud showing them what they will be missing.

Yes, because we will be watching some noon game on CBS Sports Network (at best) against some crap team that no one has heard of.

Who do they think was actually filling the stands at those games?

What has changed, besides Beamer and Weaver? What happened?

There has got to be more to it than the hurricane game...just saying.
This would not even be considered in the past, to strong a bound between the two schools.

What bond? Even though people keep throwing out there that the series dates back to 1956, it doesn't. There was one game in 1956, and then we didn't play them again until 1987. We played most years 1987-2000 (only playing in even years after 1994), and then didn't start things up until the current series in 2007.

There is no bond. They were convenient opponents to fill out the schedule. They got lucky that they were scheduled to be the first game in 2007.

Just overall, a bunch of their fans seem to be buying into the Power 6 bullshit that the American keeps trying to shove out there. They don't realize that we're not on their level. They don't realize that the SEC schools they want to play are another level above us.

Yeah we won't give a shit if ECU sells out every game next year. We don't want them on our schedule. Bye Felicia.

This bond is the oft repeated favor we perennially owe them due to a $100k check they gave us after the Massacre. They kept our $300k fee this year despite cancelling the game on us. Yeah we owe them nothing going forward.

They won't get any SEC team to play on Greenville. Won't happen. Maybe a game in Charlotte, but even then, it's not likely. If they get a matchup, it's a tune-up for their conference slate. In fact, outside NCSU and UNC being politically pressured into playing them (almost guaranteed to happen now that we gave them the finger) it's unlikely they'll find any power conference teams really willing to go play there. And with the P5 now being incentivised to schedule within itself, it's incredibly likely they're going to be permanently left behind.

Too bad so sad.

"I regret nothing. The end." - Ron Swanson

Maybe ECU and WVU will bring back their series together? They played fairly regularly from '95-'09, but haven't played much since.

WVU makes a little sense, since their closest conference road game is 600 miles away. WVU actually needs a closer proximity road game.

The funny thing about the Power 6 rhetoric being thrown around by the American is that each and every one of those schools would leave in a heartbeat if they were offered by the P5. Sadly, that conference represents the dividing line from the last round of realignment. AAC schools either had no real geographic benefit to a P5 or were the small fish in states already dominated by P5 schools. You have to give UCF credit for what they have been able to accomplish, but they legitimately have a chance to go 28-0 over the past two years with a snowball's chance in hell of ever making the playoff. If ECU fans can't realize their true standing in the CFB landscape, they are sheerly delusional. Some comments from their fan base asserting that we are peers and have so much in common are clueless. Pretty much any similarity ended with our move to the Big East and rise in the early-mid 90s.

they are sheerly delusional.

Having lived in Raleigh and worked with a number of ECU alumni, I can assure you that this statement is 800% correct. When I lived there, state politicians from eastern NC were pushing for a state mandate that UNC and NCSU play them every year, in football, basketball and baseball. They truly had the belief that the two largest public schools in the state were "afraid" to play them.

The only reason that ECU is as large a school as it is can be credited to their medical school. Before the med school opened, the eastern part of NC had a massive shortage of Dr and nurses, because very few graduates from other medical programs, in the state were willing to move to eastern NC.

That's because the parts of Eastern NC which aren't directly on the Atlantic Coast or the sounds are utter shitholes.

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I was doing my best to not make this explicit statement. With the exception of a few beach communities (but no one from those communities associates with the rest of the eastern part of the state), you hit the nail on the head.

Growing up in NC and spending plenty of time doing work across the Eastern part of the state, I've been through most of the mid-to large-size communities there and that is what I observed.

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Greetings from a shit hole!

I live 45 minutes outside of Greenville and I hate Virginia Tech Football is not playing at ECU next year. At the last VT v ECU game in Greenville, I scored seats in the ECU Chancellor's box for on $20 each on StubHub! Best game and seat combination ever! We took an elevator to our section and they brought us drinks and Chick-Filet sandwiches complimentary! Curiously, Whit walked out of the enclosed area with about 5 minutes to go and headed down the steps to the field. I wonder what happened?

Of the 100% of the fan-base that wanted the ECU series to end, I am part of that 1 +/- against ending it. For the next couple of years (and maybe longer), you could post a W on the ECU game because ECU will have to rebuild and they don't have a Lincoln Riley at OC. I hate it has come to this, but then, Whit does not have worry about living and working in Eastern NC or about travelling to see a game. Thanks Whit, this shit hole is more of a shit hole now.

Carolina Hokie

Very well said. πŸ‘

"What kind of person would throw away a perfectly good dog?"

Does this image make anyone else want to puke? Really I"m queezy.

"Hey Bud, you wont have to hold the opponent to 17 points anymore."

They have no eyes.

I will never be able to unsee this...

I still wanna know why the hell it was reposted. Isn't once enough??

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

VT '10, Born & Raised in the 804.
Rockin the Bakken.
β€œWhen life deals you lemons, pick β€˜em up and chuck β€˜em at Gritty.”

I'm still staring, waiting for two bony hands to come out of her mouth and a skeleton with blazing eyes to pull himself through...

Warning: this post occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)..

I do not possess these skills, but this needs to be done, posted, and then sent to history's ash heep.

Pain is Temporary, Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever, Let's Go Hokies!!

Last time I saw a mouth like that, it was about close close down on a bear's leg.

All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world
So there was only one thing that I could do
Was ding a ding, dang my dang a long ling long....

As I have said on this forum many times. There is no reason on earth for Virginia Tech football to play in Greenville against ECU. None. Nada. No good reason at all. It has never and will never "help recruiting", its a lose/lose scenario for VT and it unnecessarily gives a team in our region a marquee home game against an ACC team. If anything it helps ECU's recruiting- lol. Zero reason to ever play down there, and glad Whit realized that.