They claim it's because they'd only have 6 home games (oh boohoo), but if that's the only problem then why not just reschedule the game for a different year? They're cowards and don't want to risk losing on the road to a G5.
$1M for not playing is not a bad deal for any G5 budget. They will probably get the $1m for 2021 too.
"eye fo an eye and toof fo a toof" - Idiot in Missouri
Note to self: When scheduling P5's, don't give the P5 school all of the home games on the FRONT end of the series. Big mistake.The agreement called for games at South Carolina in 2014, 2016, and 2020 and games at East Carolina in 2019 and 2021.
If possible, we should try to schedule East Carolina now.
ECU is typically good. I bet South Carolina wanted to pay to avoid an embarrassing loss.