The Chace Athletic Center is in the process of receiving a face-lift. Actually, it may be more appropriate to call it a floor-lift. Only July 22, workers began installing a new floor at the Home of Bryant Basketball. The playing surface will be completely ready for use on September 6. Read more.
CCSUBlueDevils.com is introducing a new way to tell the stories of Central Connecticut student-athletes. CCSU senior Ashley Afonso, an aspiring sports reporter, has met with dozens of student athletes and subjected each of the athletes to 60 seconds of questioning. The result is the “60 Seconds with a Blue Devil” web feature. Read more.
The women already have two results in the books –a win over MAAC member Iona and a setback to Stony Brook. On August 30, it’ll be the men’s turn as Seth Roland’s squad kicks off a new campaign on the pitch at Drexel. The defending NEC champion Knights will start the season ranked No. 26 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire poll and No. 30 in the College Soccer News poll. Read more.
The Blackbirds flew past Big East member Seton Hall on August 26. Now, they’ll take off for Las Vegas. LIU women’s soccer will play its third match of the season against New Mexico State at the UNLV Nike Invitational on August 30. Read more.
Mount St. Mary’s
Mount St. Mary’s hoops fans, rejoice. The season is getting closer and the Mountaineers have unveiled their 2013-14 men’s basketball slate. Jamion Christian’s team will play 12 games in front of the Mount Maniacs this season, but won’t tip off in Knott Arena until November 23. The first five contests of the Mount’s slate will all take place away from home, starting with a matchup at West Virginia on November 8. Read more. View the full slate.
The first #NECFB team to take the field in 2013 will be the Colonials. Robert Morris has a Thursday night date at No. 19 Eastern Kentucky to kick off what will be legendary head coach Joe Walton’s final season on the sidelines. Although the Colonials have had the same head coach for 20 years, they do have a new quarterback. Former All-NEC selection Jeff Sinclair has graduated and Penn State transfer Paul Jones will take the snaps in Week 1. Read more.
The Pioneers have aspirations of reclaiming NEC women’s volleyball supremacy, and their mission officially begins on August 30 in Worcester, MA. Rob Machan’s squad will contest the Crusader Classic and is slated to face tournament host Holy Cross in its first match. Read more.
St. Francis Brooklyn
The Terriers’ 2013 soccer schedule will test Tom Giovatto’s squad right from the start. St. Francis will visit No. 5 Connecticut to kick off the new season on August 30. It’ll be the first of three consecutive road contest for the Terriers, who come home to play their first-ever game at the newly-completed Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 5 on September 10. Read more.
Following a season-opening weekend comprised of a setback (Duquesne) and a draw (Morehead State), Saint Francis women’s soccer is bound for the Nation’s Capital. The Red Flash will play their next two in Washington DC, facing Virginia Commonwealth on August 30 before battling George Washington on Sept. 1. Read more.
The Seahawks will be back to business on Hameline Field come Saturday, August 31. The 2012 NEC Football champions will welcome Georgetown to Grymes Hill, and starting center David Fredrickson is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead on Saturday and beyond. Hear what the preseason all-NEC selection had to say when he met up with @NECralph for a Google Hangout. Read more.