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North Carolina A&T at East Carolina postponed until Sunday

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina A&T and East Carolina's season-opening football game was postponed by one day because of two lightning delays on Saturday.

A second lightning delay before the opening kickoff led officials to push the game to Sunday, with the kickoff at 3:30 p.m.

The first delay on Saturday occurred 24 minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff. The all-clear was given at 7:17 p.m. and the 30-minute countdown began, but three minutes before the kickoff -- after the national anthem and as the captains were headed to midfield for the coin toss -- lightning flashed again. After 35 minutes of a lightning show, the rain began at 8:21 p.m. and with the downpour continuing past 9, the decision to postpone came at 9:08.

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2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Carolina A&T0-03-0
Bethune-Cookman0-01-2
Norfolk State0-01-1
Florida A&M0-01-2
North Carolina Central0-01-1
Howard0-00-2
Savannah State0-00-2
Delaware State0-00-3
Morgan State0-00-3
South Carolina State0-00-2