BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ)– The football game between Navy and East Carolina has been rescheduled for November 19 because of flooding associated with Hurricane Matthew, according the American Athletic Conference.
The game was originally set to be played Thursday at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.
“Based on the latest information and projections we have received regarding the rising water level and subsequent adverse travel conditions in eastern North Carolina the remainder of the week, we feel it is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone involved,” ECU Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said. “We are thankful for our colleagues at the U.S. Naval Academy for their compassion and understanding to assist us with this situation. Additionally, we are appreciative of American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco and his staff for their support throughout this process.”
Both ECU and Navy have November 19 as an open date on its schedule.