Kickoff for East Carolina's season-opener against South Carolina on Sept. 3 is set for 7 p.m.
The Pirates travel to Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte to meet the Gamecocks in a game to be telecast by FOX Sports networks.
These teams renew a series started in 1977 and one that spans 15 games. This nonconference contest marks the first game of Pirates' coach Ruffin McNeill's second season. His team ended last season with a 6-7 record and reached the program's fifth straight bowl, falling to Maryland in the Military Bowl.
South Carolina finished the season 9-5 and reached the SEC championship game and Chick-fil-A Bowl.