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Navy at East Carolina football game postponed

Navy at East Carolina football game postponed

Navy football will have an unexpected bye this week due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew.

The No. 25 Midshipmen, high off a 46-40 win over previously No. 6 Houston, were scheduled to play at East Carolina in a nationally televised game Thursday night, but the game has been postponed because of concerns about flooding in the area.

Hurricane Matthew delivered a serious blow to eastern North Carolina over the weekend, leading to 20 deaths, causing widespread power outages and stranding more than 1,500 in the city of Lumberton.

Concerns about additional flooding led East Carolina officials to postpone the football game. Navy and East Carolina will now meet on...