Northeast Conference Campus Tour (Apr. 13, 2012) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 12 member institutions

Bryant – The Bulldogs welcome the NEC’s Keystone State contingent to Smithfield for a pair of women’s lacrosse contests this weekend.  First, Bryant will host Saint Francis (PA) under the lights on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 pm.  Bryant has teamed up with MADD to use the particular game as a platform for promoting drunk driving awareness and prevention.  On Sunday, April 15, the Bulldogs will clash with Robert Morris.  Read more.

Central Connecticut – Former CCSU football player Rich Royster has been gone since January 2011, but has not been forgotten.  The Blue Devils will honor their fallen brother along with Brittany Mariani, who both perished in an automobile accident, by hosting a Flag Football fundraiser in their names.  CCSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host the second annual Rich Royster and Brittany Mariani Memorial Flag Football Tournament this Sunday, April 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Arute Field.  Read more.

 

Fairleigh Dickinson – Bidding for its eighth Final Four appearance in nine years, FDU has gotten off to a fast start at the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championships.  The Knights went 4-3 during traditional match play Thursday, which was Seeding Day, and entered Friday’s best-of-seven championship baker play as the No. 3 seed in the eight-team field.  FDU rolled past Arkansas State, 4-to-1, in its first best-of-seven baker match in the double-elimination bracket.  Then, the Knights pulled off the improbable by rallying from an 0-to-3 deficit to top Nebraska, 4-to-3, to continue on in the winner’s half of the championship bracket.  FDU will play a third match on Friday, April 13 against an opponent TBD.  All matches can be seen live on NCAA.com. Read more.

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LIU Brooklyn – The Blackbirds will make the short trip over the Verrazano Bridge to face Wagner at Richmond County Ballpark this weekend.  The four-game NEC baseball series between the two cross-bridge rivals may wind up going a long way in whether or not the Blackbirds or the Seahawks qualify for the four-team postseason NEC Tournament.  Wagner (8-8) sits in sixth place of the NEC standings with LIU (5-7) in seventh.  Read more.

Monmouth – Spring football is in full-swing at Monmouth, and that means Monmouth Football Weekly is back on the worldwide web.  The latest episode previews the defensive line and tight ends.  The Hawks annual Spring Game is set for April 21. Read more.

Mount St. Mary’s – Jamion Christian has been on the job for a little more than a week, but he is already hard at work.  The new head coach of Mount men’s basketball inked a pair of recruits for the upcoming academic year. Christian Crockett (Houston, TX/Travis) and Shivaughn Wiggins (Charlotte, NC/North Mecklenburg) have signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the Mount in the fall of 2012.  Read more.

Quinnipiac – Members of Quinnipiac Athletics celebrated National Student-Athlete Appreciation Day on Thursday night, April 12.  The Bobcats’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted a ‘Minute To Win It’ challenge in the QU Cafeteria on Mount Carmel Avenue. The event brought student-athletes together for the purpose of friendly competition and interaction.  Read more.

Robert Morris – The Colonials’ first opponent is no slouch.  In fact, RMU will kick off the 2012 football season against some of the best competition FCS has to offer.  Joe Walton’s Colonials officially unveiled their 2012 schedule, which begins on Sept. 1 at the Fargodome against defending national champion North Dakota State.  The 11-game slate also features non-league contests with Dayton and Lafayette.  Read more.

Sacred Heart – The Pioneers lost two tight matches during best-of-seven baker play at the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championships.  Sacred Heart fell behind 0-to-3 to UMES in its first match in the championship bracket, but stormed back to force a deciding Game 7.  The defending NCAA champion Hawks proved too much for the Pios in Game 7 and sent SHU into the loser’s bracket where they fell to Valpo, 4-to-2.  Read more.

St. Francis (NY) – The Terriers were not one of the eight lucky teams to qualify for the NCAA Bowling Championships, but that does not mean Amelia Tonyes’ season is done.  It’s not.  Tonyes is headed to Lincoln, NE where she will bowl for the USBC Intercollegiate Singles Championship title on April 17. Read more.

Saint Francis (PA) – The Red Flash’s SAAC organized quite an event in the memory of Zack Hinish.  The inaugural “Mr. SFU” Pageant brought in over $1,000 for the Hinish Foundation.  Zack Hinish passed away at the age of five after suffering from numerous neurological disorders and was bound by a wheelchair for the majority of his life. The date of the Mr. SFU pageant, April 11, marked Zack’s eighth birthday.  Read more.

Wagner – The Seahawks’ new men’s basketball head coach Bashir Mason rounded out his staff this week.  Mason made his final addition in the form of former UMass standout Mike Babul. Babul joins Scott Smith and Marquis Webb as assistant coaches for the upcoming season. Read more.

 

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