The #NECFB 20th Anniversary Logo

A special season calls for a special logo and the Northeast Conference has one for the 20th anniversary of its football sponsorship.

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Set to kick off its 20th season on the gridiron this September, the NEC unveiled a special mark that will appear on the league’s printed and digital publications throughout the year.

The logo is part of the conference’s 20th anniversary celebration which will continue throughout the summer.

Prior to kicking off the 2015 campaign, the NEC will host a Social Media Day at MetLife Stadium on July 23. The event will feature head coaches and current student-athletes from all seven members as well as select NEC alumni. Fans will be able to watch the day unfold live on ESPN3 beginning at 11:00 am ET.

The NEC will also name a 20th Anniversary Team that will honor the top performers who have come through the conference since 1996.

Seven members – Bryant, Central Connecticut, Duquesne, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis U and Wagner – will compete for the 2015 NEC football crown and the winner will recive an automatic berth into the NCAA Division I FCS playoff bracket.

 

 

#NECFB Timeline

June 29 – 20th anniversary logo unveiled

July 14 – #NECFB on ESPN3 schedule announcement show

July 23 — #NECFB Social Media Day at MetLife Stadium

September 1 – NEC 20th Anniversary Team announcement

September 4 – Week 1 kicks off

Bulldogs Won’t Loosen Grip, Secure Second Consecutive Cup

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Ronald Machtley and Bill Smith will drink from the coveted chalice again this week.

The Northeast Conference will award the Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup at its annual spring meetings banquet Thursday evening, and for the second consecutive year, Bryant will be the recipient.

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NEC SAAC’s ‘It’s On Us’ Video Provides One of Year’s Top Highlights

Charlotte's 'It's On Us' video plays on the big screen at the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game (Photo: @NCAA).

Charlotte’s ‘It’s On Us’ video plays on the big screen at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game (Photo: @NCAA).

The success of Northeast Conference student-athletes extends far beyond the playing surface.

Supporting evidence for the prior statement was present at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four this past April.

At the world-renowned event held in Indianapolis, the NCAA announced the top-ranked submissions from Division I National SAAC’s “It’s On Us” Contest. Although a UNC Charlotte-produced piece won the national title, the Northeast Conference’s submission was one of five highlighted finalists.

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