Postseason #NECFB Awards Announced on Thanksgiving Eve 🏈🦃

The Northeast Conference gave football fans something other than turkey to dissect at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

The league unveiled its two All-NEC Teams and anointed five major individual award winners via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Duquesne saw one of its one etch his name onto the NEC Offensive Player of the Year award for the first time ever. NEC champion Central Connecticut produced the first non-skill position winner of the NEC Offensive Rookie of the Year award while Pete Rossomando became the Blue Devils’ third recipient of the Coach of the Year honor.

Duquesne (12) and Central Connecticut (11) produced the highest number of all-NEC honorees. The former placed a league-high eight on the First Team. All seven NEC teams earned multiple all-conference selections.

Here are the selections that will make for some fun fodder during your holiday celebration…

 

MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

 

ALL-NEC TEAMS

#NEChoops Preseason Predictions Red All Over

The Northeast Conference ceremoniously tipped off a new basketball season with its sixth annual #NECinNYC Social Media Day celebration at Barclays Center. Both the men’s and women’s preseason poll results were unveiled at the event.

Saint Francis U topped both preseason polls while placing two men and two women on the five-member Preseason All-NEC Teams.

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Student-Athlete Lineup for #NECinNYC Tipoff Event

Every men’s and women’s team will ceremoniously tip off the 2017-18 Northeast Conference basketball season at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on October 25.

Each of the 20 men’s and women’s programs will send their head coach and a featured student-athlete to the event, which can be seen live at NECFrontRow.com beginning at 11:00 am ET on Wednesday.

Check out the special guests for the sixth annual #NECinNYC Social Media Day…

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Twenty-Seven Players Tabbed Preseason All-NEC; Duquesne Pegged as ‘Team to Beat’

The two teams that shared the 2016 Northeast Conference football crown were the top-two vote getters in the league’s preseason predicted order-of-finish.

Duquesne earned the No. 1 Preseason Ranking for the second straight summer, while Saint Francis U, which earned the NEC’s automatic FCS Playoffs bid last fall, was the runner-up in the poll of the conference’s head coaches.

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NEC Spring Scholar-Athlete Awards Spread Across Seven Campuses

They competed during the 2017 spring sports season while performing remarkably well in the academic arena.

They are the NEC Spring Scholar-Athlete of the Year award winners.

Bryant, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis U and Wagner each earned multiple selections. Fairleigh Dickinson, Robert Morris and Saint Joseph’s are home to single honorees.

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