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Season Opener at ECU Set for Noon, Sept. 1

Several thousand Appalachian State fans made the journey to Greenville, N.C. for the 2009 season opener at East Carolina. Appalachian and ECU open the 2012 season on Sept. 1 at noon. Photo courtesy of Keith Cline and Appalachian Sports Information

June 14, 2012. Appalachian State University’s 2012 football opener at East Carolina will kick off at noon on Sept. 1 and be televised live by Fox Sports Net, Conference USA announced on Thursday.

Fox will not decide until later this summer which FSN affiliates will air the Appalachian State-East Carolina season opener. The Mountaineers and Pirates also kicked off at noon in Appalachian’s last visit to Greenville, N.C., a 29-24 nailbiter won by ECU in the 2009 season lid-lifter.

The Sept. 1 matchup is the 31st installment of the ASU-ECU rivalry, which the Mountaineers lead, 19-11. Tickets from Appalachian State’s allotment are currently available only to ASU season-ticket holders. Should any tickets from the allotment remain, they will go on sale to the general public on Aug. 7. To purchase season tickets and seats for the season opener at ECU today, call the Appalachian athletics ticket office at (828) 262-2079.