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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CCSU Stuns Towson to Cap Noteworthy Week 1 in #NECFB

Coach Ross, Alaeze, SanGiacomo, Hollomon post game press conference after 31-27 victory over Towson #GoBlueDevils

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Central Connecticut stunned the nation’s No. 7-ranked team to solidify a winning Week 1 for NEC football.

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Three Men Have the Chance to Achieve a First for #NECFB

The Walter Payton and Buck Buchanan awards are the top two individual honors in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.

Neither has yet to make its way into the hands of a NEC student-athlete, but Keshaudas Spence, Troy Moore or Rob Hollomon can change that.

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NEC Campus Tour (May 2, 2014) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 10 member institutions

Bryant

Lacrosse will be a major topic of discussion amongst Bulldog fans this weekend. Mike Pressler’s men’s team is out to defend its 2013 conference crown down in Philadelphia, while Jill DePetris-Batcheller and her team host the NEC Women’s Lacrosse Tournament in Smithfield. With its wire-to-wire win over No. 3 Sacred Heart on Thursday night, Bryant advanced to the NEC Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game and is one win away from securing the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The men will face off against No. 4 Hobart on Saturday at 1:00 pm in a contest that will air live on NEC Front Row. Meanwhile, the women open tournament play on Friday evening with a semifinal match against No. 4 Central Connecticut. Should they prevail, they will play for all of the marbles on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Read more.

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NEC Campus Tour (Apr. 25, 2014) – A quick trip across the campuses of the NEC’s 10 member institutions

Bryant

One more win will do it. Bryant has two regular season women’s lacrosse games remaining, and a victory in either one will cement the Bulldogs’ right to host the 2014 NEC Tournament. Currently undefeated in league play (5-0), Bryant will visit LIU Brooklyn on April 25 (watch on NEC Front Row) before hosting Sacred Heart on April 27. Read more.

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