It’s an appropriate way to tip off the NEC’s television schedule.
Goethals Bridge rivals Fairleigh Dickinson and Wagner will clash on Grymes Hill for the nation to see via CBS Sports Network.
It marks the first time these two sides have met since the 2016 NEC Championship Game last and it stands as the first event on the conference’s comprehensive television schedule.
After emerging victorious over Wagner on Grymes Hill last March, Fairleigh Dickinson went on to capture the title of 2017 NEC preseason favorite. On Thursday, Greg Herenda’s Knights take aim at a 3-0 start to league play.
Meanwhile, Wagner enters the game at 1-1 in conference games. Bashir Mason’s Seahawks, which upset UConn in the 2016-17 season opener, have tightened up their defense lately. Wagner’s opponents are averaging only 48.0 points per contest over the last three outings.
Dave Popkin (play-by-play), Joe DeSantis (color) and Paul Dottino (sideline) will have the call live from Staten Island. Tipoff is set for 9:00 pm ET.