NEC Campus Tour (Sept. 29, 2011) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions

Bryant – Ten Bulldogs, the names of whom were released on Sept. 28 via, will be enshrined into the Bryant Athletic Hall of Fame this November 11. Fans, supporters, and alumni can join the Bryant University Athletic family for the annual Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at the Heidi and Walter Stepan Grand Hall in the George E. Bello Center on the Smithfield-based campus.  Those interested in attending should contact Ruth Nicastro ( Read more.

Central Connecticut – It hadn’t happened to the Blue Devils in New Britain since the 2007 regular season finale.  The Central Connecticut gridders saw their 15-game home win streak, the nation’s longest active streak, come to an end last week against Monmouth.  The Week After has been a busy one for the blue Dveils in the film room and on the practice field.  Head coach Jeff McInerney took some time to talk about his team heading into Saturday’s Constitution State Showdown against Sacred Heart. Read more.

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Fairleigh Dickinson – The Knights dropped their NEC opener on the pitch to Long Island last weekend, but will have a chance to rebound when FDU women’s soccer hosts a pair of league matches this weekend.  First, Quinnipiac will visit University Stadium on Sept. 30 before Central Connecticut comes to town on Oct. 2. Read more.

Long Island – LIU volleyball has accomplished quite a bit in recent years, but no Blackbird had ever hit as high as .917 until Wednesday night.  Junior Jessica Rice had 11 kills in 12 attempts to set a single-match program record in Long Island’s sweep of Battle of Brooklyn rival St. Francis (NY). Read more.

Monmouth – Rob McCourt’s men’s soccer squad officially begins its Northeast Conference title defense this weekend. The Hawks will play their first NEC match of the 2011 campaign when Long Island visits the Great Lawn on Friday, Sept. 30.  Central Connecticut, which won the 2007 NEC title of the same field, will visit Monmouth on Sunday, Oct. 2. Read more.

Highlights & Interviews from MU’s last match…

Mount St. Mary’s – Men’s tennis fans can see a quartet of teams clash this weekend at the Mount Invitational in Emmitsburg.  Mount St. Mary’s will welcome cross-state rival, and MAAC member, Loyola to town along with NEC rival Robert Morris and Gettysburg for the two-day event.  Read more.

Quinnipiac – The QU women will head to the Garden State first and then the men will follow.  Quinnipiac women’s soccer is set to visit New Jersey-based Fairleigh Dickinson for a NEC tilt on Sept. 30.  Two days later, Bobcats men’s soccer will be in the Garden State to face NJIT in a non-conference contest.  Read more

Robert Morris – It’s been a banner season thus far for Robert Morris field hockey, and the Colonials will look to continue their good fortune out west.  RMU heads to No. 5 Stanford (Sept. 30) and Pacific (Oct. 2) for a pair of non-conference contests this weekend.  The Colonials have six wins thus far, having already set the young program’s single-season record for victories.  Read more.

Sacred Heart – Sacred Heart’s varsity cheerleading team took part in the American Liver Foundation’s annual life walk for a fifth consecutive year. The annual event has become a tradition for the SHU cheerleaders to show their support for liver wellness. Read more.

St. Francis (NY) – Hoops season is drawing closer and St. Francis (NY) has announced its plans to host its annual Tip-Off Reception.  The event, which will feature head men’s coach Glenn Braica and head women’s coach Brenda Milano, will take place on November 3 at Legend’s in Manhattan. Read more.

Saint Francis (PA) —Saint Francis student-athletes are involved in a number of service endeavors throughout their four years on campus, and those working with the Zack Hinish Foundation saw their efforts come to fruition last Friday (Sept. 23).  Those student-athletes were on hand for a playground dedication in Hollidaysburg, PA in memory of Hinish.  Read more. 

Wagner – Former Seahawks hurler Andrew Bailey, who graduated from Grymes Hill in 2006, closed out the 2011 MLB regular season by nailing down his 24th save last night.  The two-time AL All-Star was 24-of-26 in save opportunities with 41 strikeouts and a 3.24 ERA over 42 games. has prominently featured the man who just completed his third MLB season. Read more.


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