Bryant – Set for its third NEC season on the gridiron, Bryant football opened its training camp on August 11. The Bulldogs are coming off a 7-win season and were tabbed for a fifth-place finish in the annual NEC Coaches’ Poll. Read more. … Quick update on 2010 NEC Baseball Rookie of the Year, and 2011 NECBL Summer All-Star, Kevin Brown – The outfielder, who heads into his junior year at Bryant has helped his summer league team, the Keene Swamp Bats, capture the NECBL title. Read more.
Central Connecticut – Central Connecticut Athletics unveiled a sleek, new look this week. The Blue Devils officially released the department’s new athletic logo in the front lobby of Detrick Gymnasium. AD Paul Schlickmann did the honors with a slew of media, fans, and alumni in attendance. Also feel free to visit ccsubluedevils.com and suggest a name for the new Blue Devil. Read more.
Fairleigh Dickinson – Fairleigh Dickinson men’s soccer has unveiled an official list of 13 newcomers who will join the program for the 2011 season. The Knights, led by longtime head coach Seth Roland, have been one of the conference’s most-decorated programs throughout the years and are coming off a semifinal round loss to Garden State rival Monmouth in the 2010 NEC Tournament. Read more.
Long Island – The man who holds Long Island’s men’s basketball single-game scoring record passed away earlier this month in his New Jersey home. LIU legend Sherman White, an All-American forward who scored 63 points on Feb. 28, 1950, is survived by his wife Ellen, his daughter and three stepchildren. Read more.
Monmouth – Monmouth is home to the 2010-11 Northeast Conference Women’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. Ali Kliment, a recent graduate of the Hawks’ women’s soccer program, received the honor by virtue of her conference-high grade-point average. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s – Head women’s basketball coach Bryan Whitten has inked five recruits who will enroll at the Mount for the 2011-12 academic year. The fifth-year coach welcomes four freshmen and a transfer from Division I CAA member Virginia Commonwealth. Read more.
Quinnipiac – Two members of the Bobcats’ women’s volleyball team spent some of their summer at the Olympic Training Facility. Junior Taylor Pane and alumnae Amanda Armstrong coached for the Iroquois Empire High Performance program, a part of the USA Volleyball Olympic Pipeline for athlete development. Read more.
Robert Morris – The Colonials women’s soccer team opened camp last week in preparation for the upcoming 2011 season, which features non-conference dates against Big East member Syracuse (Aug. 19) and cross-town rival Duquesne (Sept. 16). RMU looks to improve on its 6-win season from a year ago. Read more.
Sacred Heart – The Pioneers will kick off the 2011 Northeast Conference Television schedule when they host Bryant in a gridiron contest slated for September 16. Sacred Heart and Bryant will play under the lights at Campus Field before a Friday night TV audience on MSG+ and Cox. Read More.
St. Francis (NY) – The Terriers’ men’s soccer team has three captains heading into the 2011 campaign. Head coach Tom Giovatto has announced that seniors Aldo Toma and Robbie Weir along with junior Farzan Bigdeli will serve in the leadership roles. Read more.
Saint Francis (PA) – The Red Flash advanced to the NEC Men’s Soccer Championship Game thanks to a pair of tallies by Sean O’Reilly in a semifinal round win over Sacred Heart. O’Reilly, who graduated in May, recently put an exclamation point on his collegiate career when he was named the NEC Men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. Read more.
Wagner – Five Wagner greats will be enshrined into the Seahawk Hall of Fame later of this calendar year. AD Walt Hameline announced that Jennifer Abrizio (Class of 1985, Softball), John Chaney (Class of 1988, Football), Andy Fellouris (Class of 1986, Football), Frank Gunther, (Class of 1964, Golf), and Milan Rikic (Class of 1995, Basketball) were selected on the merit of their athletic prowess. Read more.