🏈 Kickoff 2017 🏈 Reading List

NEC football is BACK for a 22nd season. All seven teams lift the lid of the 2017 campaign with games on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.

Plenty was written about #NECFB this summer and the word counts have increased with the arrival of GAME WEEK.

We have done all the work for you and constructed your End-of-the-Summer NEC Football Reading List.

 

GAME WEEK READS

Bryant begins new era under up-tempo Perry – Woonsocket Call (Branden Mello)

EXCERPT: A number of other Bryant leaders who were on 2014 team see some similarities, but they know how hard it will be for the squad to replicate that start.

 

Get to know Central Connecticut State, Syracuse football’s first opponent – Syracuse.com (Staff)

EXCERPT: SU head coach Dino Babers called opening against the Blue Devils a “very dangerous situation.” How much of that is truth and how much is coachspeak?

 

Duquesne Football Faces Stiff Test To Open Season On Thursday — CBS Pittsburgh (93-7 The Fan)

EXCERPT: “It’s new for us to go up to that part of the country, but a couple years we opened against Old Dominion, they put 25-30,000 people in their seats and two years ago, we went up and playing Buffalo and actually were leading that game in the 4th quarter at one point in time,” said Schmitt.

 

Duquesne Dukes bringing FCS playoff contender to Brookings – Argus Leader (Matt Zimmer)

EXCERPT: The Dukes are the first team to get a shot, and while they’ll be decided underdogs against the defending Missouri Valley Football Conference champions, they are not an early-season sacrificial lamb. This is an FCS team with some momentum of its own.

 

Stetson to honor Blakely at season opener – YAHOO! Sports (STATS)

EXCERPT: Sacred Heart is planning to hold a moment of silence before the nonconference game.

 

Fenimore to start for Red Flash – WTAJ (Alex Cawley)

EXCERPT: Coach Chris Villarrial pointed to the Houston transfers’ progression in camp, as well as his ability to check out of plays at the line of scrimmage, as the reason for his decision.

 

Alex Thomson, Wagner College football team set for opener Thursday – Staten Island Advance (Advance Sports Desk)

EXCERPT: Last season was about recovery and rebuilding for Wagner College, which won one game in Jason Houghtaling’s first year as head coach in 2015.

 

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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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CCSU Stuns Towson to Cap Noteworthy Week 1 in #NECFB

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

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#TBT – Remember Jon Corto?

It’s a football-themed #ThrowbackThursday.

To celebrate the great news coming out of Sacred Heart today (senior DT Troy Moore was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List), we will throw it back to one of the greatest defensive players to ever don the Red & White.

Jon Corto earned All-NEC First Team accolades at linebacker in 2006 before going on to spend five seasons in the NFL with his hometown team. A native of Western New York, Corto appeared in 37 games with the Buffalo Bills.

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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