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The football game against ECU and Virginia Tech was set to take place in September but Hurricane Florrence touched down in N.C., resulting in the game being cancelled. As a result, VT has decided to cancel its future games against ECU in Greenville for 2019, 2023 and 2025.
Gov. Roy Cooper said in a statement, “Canceling a major college football game means lost revenue, but the safety of players and fans should come first. ECU made the responsible decision and this dispute should be resolved without making Pirate Nation bear additional costs from Hurricane Florence.”
Cooper is reaching out to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to help resolve this football issue.
Hurricane Florence made landfall on September 14, 2018, devastating communities across North Carolina and lingering over the state for days, dumping trillions of gallons of rain, and causing 43 deaths, widespread flooding, road closures and an estimated $17 billion in damage.
Written by Clarke Jones