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Dowdy-Ficklen among 'shrines' on pigskin 'tour'

It may not bring with it the national hype associated with ESPN's traveling College GameDay circus, but many college gridiron aficionados south of the Mason-Dixon Line consider the attention surrounding stops along the "The Southern Fried Football Tour" as the next best thing.

This fall, East Carolina fans will have their first-ever opportunity to experience the hoopla up close and personal when the tour with a drawl veers into Greenville on Saturday, Oct. 1, to set up shop at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for the Pirates' 6 p.m. game with Southern Mississippi.

Instead of talking heads Chris Fowler and Lee Corso, Charlotte radio personality Mark "The Packman" Packer will be in town carrying out The Southern Fried Football Tour's stated objective of visiting "the great college football shrines in the South."

Mark Packer, the son of CBS college basketball analyst Billy Packer, is the daily host of "Primetime with the Packman," a syndicated sports talk show that premiered in 1997 and is heard across the Carolinas.

The show is carried locally by WGHB-AM Pirate Radio 1250, which announced this week that ECU would be one of The Southern Fried Football Tour's destinations.

Pirate Radio 1250, an affiliate of the Pirate Sports Radio Network, also produces an extensive lineup of local sports programming focusing on ECU.

The Southern Fried Football Tour's announced 2005 itinerary:

Sept. 3   Texas A&M at Clemson
Sept. 10  South Carolina at Georgia
Sept. 24  North Carolina at N.C. State
Oct. 1    Southern Miss at East Carolina
Oct. 15   Georgia Southern at Appalachian State
Nov. 5    Miami at Virginia Tech
Nov. 12   Florida at South Carolina
Dec. 3    Atlantic Coast Conference Championship

From staff reports, and a WGHB-AM release.

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