The Midshipmen will conduct practice on Thursday and Friday then take the weekend off.Niumatalolo said the coaching staff will now turn its attention to Memphis, which comes to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Oct.Compher said school administrators did not want students traveling back to Greenville under such circumstances.Adding to the travel woes is that Pitt-Greenville Airport closed indefinitely on Sunday.East Carolina athletic officials had dubbed it a “blackout” game with students and fans encouraged to wear all black clothing.“Many of our season ticket holders travel a great distance to get here and that was a consideration,” Compher said.“It certainly was not prudent to conduct a college football game under the conditions we’re facing.”Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo had no problem with the decision, stating emphatically that safety should always come first.“It really puts everything in perspective.
“Apparently, the surrounding areas have already suffered major devastation.
There are things a lot more important than football,” Niumatalolo said.
“It’s been a pretty devastating storm and there are people in North Carolina who have suffered.
East Carolina University is a wonderful university.
The professors across the board genuinely care about their students and their success.
A majority of East Carolina fans come from the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill triangle area or along the I-95 corridor and thus use Route 264.“There are also road closures from the north and south, so we are quickly becoming a little island,” Compher said.