The East Carolina Pirates and the South Carolina Gamecocks are scheduled to meet four times between 2016 and 2021, FBSchedules.com has learned.
Back in June of 2007, East Carolina announced a five-game football series with South Carolina. At the time, the games were scheduled for 2011 and 2014 in Charlotte, 2015 in Greenville, and 2012 and 2016 in Columbia.
The 2011 and 2012 games were played as scheduled. Then a new contract was signed by both schools in April 2014 that superseded the previous contract, according to a copy of the contract obtained from ECU via a public records request.
The new contract, which also called for a five-game series, moved the previously scheduled 2014 game in Charlotte to Columbia. ECU received a $1.2 million guarantee for that game.
There are now four games remaining in the series. Listed below are the years and the guarantee for the visiting team:
- 2016 – Columbia, SC ($850,000)
- 2019 – Greenville, NC ($250,000)
- 2020 – Columbia, SC ($300,000)
- 2021 – Greenville, NC ($300,000)
East Carolina and South Carolina have met 18 times in a series that began in 1977. The Gamecocks lead the overall series 13-5 and have won the last three meetings.