South Carolina football won’t be making a scheduled trip to East Carolina in 2019, East Carolina athletic director Jeff Compher said Tuesday.
The Gamecocks and Pirates are in the middle of a 4-game series that started with the 2016 meeting at Williams-Brice Stadium. But the 2019 game won’t happen, as the Gamecocks backed out of the trip with a hefty fee, according to Compher on Pirate Radio 1250.
"South Carolina will not be coming here in 2019. The contract calls for a $1 million payment for cancellation"
– #ECU AD on FB Scheduling
— Pirate Radio (@pirateradio1250) April 18, 2017
South Carolina also is scheduled to play at East Carolina in 2021, with ECU scheduled to make a trip back to Columbia in 2020.
South Carolina plays North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C., in 2019 and plays host to Charleston Southern and Clemson.