As part of the agreement, the Hokies will play at Greenville in 2013, ’15, ’17 and ’19 and host the Pirates in ’14, ’16, ’18 and ’20.
The teams were originally scheduled to play a home-and-home series in 2012 and ’13, but they moved it back, both to accommodate the Hokies opening the 2013 season with Alabama and to clear room in preparation for a nine-game ACC schedule.
But the ACC backed out of its commitment to a nine-game league schedule last month, forcing Tech to scramble to fill out its non-conference slate next year with Pittsburgh, previously a non-conference game, becoming a league game.
Virginia Tech will now open next season against Alabama in Atlanta on Aug. 31, host Western Carolina on Sept. 7, travel to East Carolina on Sept. 14 and host Marshall on Sept. 21.
The eight ACC teams Tech will face will be announced at a later date.