#NECFB Vital Info for Week 9

The FCS schedule reaches the quarter pole today while the #NECFB race rumbles on.

Three conference contests await in Week 9, including the #NECFB on ESPN3 Game of the Week between Central Connecticut and Robert Morris. The former is one of three teams tied for first place in the league standings with a 2-1 record.

Saint Francis hosts Sacred Heart while Wagner battles Duquesne in other NEC action.

Bryant will complete its non-conference schedule with a visit to Patriot League member Holy Cross.

 

Week 9 Schedule

WNY Matchups Week 9

 

‘Whole 9 Yards’ Video Preview

 

Defying Preseason Predictions, CCSU and RMU Clash for the Nation to See on ESPN3

They were the last two teams picked in the preseason coaches’ poll, but midway through the #NECFB schedule and they are both in title contention.

In fact, Central Connecticut is in a three-way tie for first place. The Blue Devils (2-1), who have defeated two of the top-three teams from that aforementioned preseason poll, welcome Robert Morris (1-2) to Arute Field for the “NECFB on ESPN3” Game of the Week on October 31. The game will kick off at 12:00 pm ET.

Both teams feature second-year head coaches – CCSU (Pete Rossomando), Robert Morris (John Banaszak).

RMU captured last year’s meeting in Moon, scoring 18 unanswered points to pull out a 27-24 victory.

Dave Popkin will be on the call Saturday along with NFL coaching veteran Kevin Gilbride. John Cabral will man the sidelines.

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Click here to watch CCSU vs. RMU

#TBT: Sell High on the List of #NECXC Legends

SFU alumnus Brian Sell

SFU alumnus Brian Sell

The Northeast Conference will crown its cross country champions this upcoming Saturday at Bryant University, hence the subject of today’s #ThrowbackThursday.

Before he became an Olympic Marathoner, Brian Sell was propelling Saint Francis U to the NEC XC team title.

Sell, who posted three consecutive top-five finishes at the NEC Cross Country Championships (1998-2000), helped the Red Flash capture their first-ever #NECXC men’s team title.

After placing fifth on the individual leaderboard in 1998, Sell moved up to second overall in 1999 as SFU ended Mount St. Mary’s quest for a fifth straight team title. The Keystone State product was again the top finisher for Saint Francis U in 2000, powering the Flash to back-to-back NEC crowns.

Sell, who was a 2015 enshrinee to the SFU Athletics Hall of Fame, finished third overall at the 2008 US Olympic trials in the marathon and went on to compete in Beijing.

Nutmeg Flavor to #NECFB on ESPN3 Featured Game of the Week

The largest live coverage package in league history rolls on this Saturday (Oct. 24) and the Nutmeg State will provide the backdrop.

Intrastate rivals Sacred Heart and Central Connecticut will clash on Campus Field in Fairfield and the nation can watch live via ESPN’s multi-screen digital network.

The Pioneers (1-0) and the visiting Blue Devils (1-1) are both very much alive in the race for first place.

Paul Dottino, a member of the New York Giants radio network, will be on the call along with NFL coaching veteran Kevin Gilbride. John Schmeelk will man the sidelines.

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Click here to watch SHU vs. CCSU live on ESPN3

#NECFB Vital Info for Week 7

By the end of Saturday, the 2015 schedule will be more than half complete.

Six teams will take to the gridiron October 17 as only Robert Morris will enjoy a bye.

Central Connecticut and Sacred Heart both close out their non-conference schedules at home against Ivy League members.

Meanwhile, a #NECFB Doubleheader will unfold on ESPN3. It starts in Smithfield with Bryant and Duquesne. Saint Francis and Wagner will follow from Loretto.

 

Week 7 Schedule

Wk 7 Matchup Graphic

 

 

‘Whole 9 Yards’ Video Preview