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East Carolina football team heads south ahead of Hurricane Florence

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Watch East Carolina football coach Scottie Montgomery's postgame press conference after the ECU Pirates defeated the UNC Tar Heels.

The East Carolina football team went to Orlando early Wednesday ahead of Hurricane Florence, the school said in a press release.

“The location was determined based on the track of Hurricane Florence and lodging availability, along with lessons learned from recent past difficulties returning home to an area impacted by widespread flooding,” the release states. “Should this be the case again as forecasted, accessibility and transitional logistics for our next game in Tampa become manageable.”

The Pirates next game is at South Florida on Sept. 22.

On Tuesday, the Pirates canceled their trip to Blacksburg, Va. for their game against No. 13 Virginia Tech because of the storm, which was a Category 3 as of Wednesday afternoon.

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