NEC Campus Tour (September 9, 2011) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions

Bryant – The Bulldogs have welcomed back one of their own to join head coach Ron Gendron on the men’s tennis coaching staff.  Jose Rodriguez, a 2009 graduate, will serve as an assistant coach for a program that’s enjoyed a great deal of success during its reclassification into the NCAA Division I ranks.  The Bulldogs played six matches against NEC opponents during the 2010-11 academic year and won all six. Read more.

Central Connecticut – The Blue Devils will host the CCSU Volleyball Invitational in New Britain this weekend, and fans will be able to view all of Central’s matches via the web.  Central Connecticut will play once on Friday (Sept. 9) and twice on Saturday (Sept. 10) with all three contests available on www.CCSUBlueDevils.tv. Read more.

Fairleigh Dickinson – Renee Montana’s Knights will welcome local rivals to Teaneck for a pair of women’s soccer matches this weekend.  FDU, which opened the season with a scoreless draw but is still in search of its first win, will host New Jersey Tech and Manhattan.  NJIT will come to town for a Friday night (Sept. 9) match under the lights.  Two days later, Manhattan will make the trip across the Hudson River for a matinee (1:00 pm kickoff) with the Knights on the 10th anniversary on 9/11.  Read more.

Long Island – Jocelyn Davis coached her Blackbirds to their best season yet on the lanes in 2010-11.  The fourth-year head coach of LIU bowling, who has built the program from scratch, is looking to continue the momentum with her work on the recruiting trail.  Davis has inked Brittany Hart, who hails from Troy, NY, for the upcoming season.  Read more.

Monmouth – Rob McCourt’s nationally-ranked Hawks will take to the pitch this weekend at the Stihl Soccer Classic hosted by Old Dominion.  The Monmouth men, who sit at No. 18 in the latest national rankings released earlier this week, are scheduled to face  No. 14 William & Mary on Friday (Sept. 9) before facing host ODU on Sunday (Sept. 11).  Read more.

Mount St. Mary’s – The Mount’s athletics communications department has unveiled a new video web feature entitled “This Week in Mount Athletics.”  The weekly piece will recap all the action of the previous seven days.  This week’s installment features an appearance by women’s soccer senior Alicia Miller.  Read more.

Quinnipiac – Athletic director Jack McDonald has added another mark of distinction to his resume.  Entering his 17th year at Quinnipiac, the man who oversaw the Bobcats’ transition into the Division I ranks has been tabbed to serve on National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Executive Committee.  It will be his second stint on the Committee with his initial service dating back to the 1993-94 academic year when he was at the University of Denver.  Read more.

Robert Morris – RMU field hockey fans will have their first opportunity to see freshman Taleah Scott in action at Joe Walton Stadium where the Colonials will begin a five-game home stand this Sunday (Sept. 11).  Robert Morris, which split a pair of games on last weekend’s trip to Central Michigan, will welcome in Colgate for the first of five straight home contests.  Scott has been one of the most-impactful rookies in the NEC thus far this season.  She scored two goals and added two assists in RMU’s 4-1 win over SLU.  Read more.

Sacred Heart – In almost exactly two months, Sacred Heart men’s basketball will tip off the 2011-12 season at Mohegan Sun where the Pioneers will face Hartford in the Connecticut 6 Classic on November 11.  The game will be one of 13 non-conference dates on Sacred Heart’s schedule, which head coach Dave Bike finalized today.  The Pioneers will play four of those contests at the Pitt Center with the first coming against Stony Brook on November 15.  Sacred Heart will also participate in the Cancun Challenge.  Read more.

St. Francis (NY) – The Terriers are in the win column.  SFC men’s soccer shutout Hofstra, 1-0, at Brooklyn’s Aviator Field on Sept. 7.  St. Francis (NY) will next be in action on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 when it travels to our nation’s capital for a match with Howard.  Read more.

Saint Francis (PA) – Red Flash football is headed out to Fargo, ND for Saturday night’s bout with nationally-ranked North Dakota State (Sept. 10), but before the Flash departed they paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks at a local park.  Read more.

Wagner – When the Seahawks step onto the gridiron at No. 9 Richmond on Saturday night (Sept. 10) they’ll be wearing a special decal on their helmets.  The decal will be in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11/01, a number of whom resided on Staten Island. Read more.

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