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Vikings Open with WSSU on September 3rd; Homecoming Slated for October 15th vs. Virginia State

March 29, 2011

ELIZABETH CITY, NC - The Elizabeth City State University Athletic Department has released their 10-game football slate for the 2011 season.

ECSU will host four games at Roebuck Stadium beginning with the season opener September 3rd against Winston-Salem State University at 6:00 pm. In their last meeting during the 2005 season the Rams held on for a 24-23 win over the Vikings at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem.

The Vikings will return to the River City in week seven (October 15th) for Homecoming 2011 when they welcome Virginia State University for a 1:30 pm kick-off. Bowie State will visit the following week on October 22nd and ECSU will close out their home slate with the season finale on November 5thagainst Lincoln University. Both games will begin at 1:00 pm at Roebuck Stadium.

On September 10th the 14th Annual Down East Viking Football Classic will feature Livingstone College as the Blue Bears make their first trip to Rocky Mount. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm at the Rocky Mount Athletic Complex.

After the “Down East” ECSU will hit the road for four straight away games beginning with Fayetteville State on September 17th (6:00pm), defending CIAA Champion Shaw University in Durham on September 24th (2:00pm) followed by Saint Paul’s College on October 1st. The Vikings will look to play spoiler when they visit Virginia Union University as the Panthers’ Homecoming opponent at Hovey Field in Richmond, VA on October 8th.

ECSU will take a short trip to Chowan University on October 29th, their first to Murfreesboro since the Hawks joined the CIAA (football only) in 2008. The Vikings are coming off a 6-4 season (CIAA 5-2) good for third place in the CIAA Northern Division.

The 2011 CIAA Football Championship will take place on November 12th. For more information on ECSU Athletics, visit

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