Virginia Tech renews series with ECU

Virginia Tech and East Carolina will renew their series next season and play every year through 2020, the schools announced Tuesday.

The game next season will take place on Sept. 14 in Greenville, N.C., and will be played there again in 2015, 2017 and 2019. Virginia Tech will host East Carolina in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020.

The two teams had mutually agreed not to meet in 2012 or 2013 because of the ACC’s impending nine-game conference schedule, but when the league voted to go back to eight conference games, the Hokies needed to find a fourth non-league game.

East Carolina agreed to a scheduling arrangement with North Carolina as well.