URI/UNH Four Down Preview: No. 22 Rhode Island Rams (6-3) at No. 21/25 New Hampshire Wildcats (6-3)

November 11, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: The fate of a postseason berth hangs in the balance when the No. 22/22 Rhode Island Rams visit the No. 21/25 New Hampshire Wildcats in Durham on Saturday afternoon. Each team is on the outside looking in as far as CAA title contention goes, with the Wildcats fortunes looking slightly better than the Rams. Both teams also have similar resumes,…

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College: New England College Football Week 10 schedule

November 10, 2022

Heading down the home stretch now. It’s crazy to think that most of the 16 teams in this area will be wrapping up the season in the next two or three weeks, but there are still some who are right in the thick of playoff races or bowl bid opportunities. SATURDAY Bryant @ Holy Cross (Noon) – Coming off a 4th straight Patriot League title, Holy Cross has to make…

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College: Week 10 Top 16 Poll

November 9, 2022

  The regular season is winding down with only three weekends left. Most programs in the area have two games left barring a playoff appearance. It is hard to believe but time flies. Here is this week’s poll. 1. Holy Cross (9-0): Crusaders clinch fourth straight Patriot League title with win over Lehigh. Next up; Bryant. 2. Merrimack (6-2): Warriors move up one spot despite having a bye. They visit…

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College: Week 10 Round Up

November 8, 2022

Holy Cross wrapped up it’s fourth straight Patriot League title with a win over Lehigh, UConn and UMass went back in fourth in a great game and B.C battled but fell short against Duke. We look at it all in this week’s round up. UConn and UMass went toe to toe on Friday with the Huskies prevailing 27-10 to go 5-5 on the season. UConn needs one more win to…

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NFL: Rhode Island’s Kwity Paye has a day he won’t soon forget at Gillette

November 7, 2022

Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday was a surreal day for Indianapolis Colts defensive end Kwity Paye. Paye – a former Michigan Wolverine and Bishop Hendricken star – was back in New England as an NFL player for the first time when the Patriots hosted the Colts on Sunday. Paye had plenty of support in the stands with his mother Agnes among others on hand to watch his homecoming….

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Holy Cross: Crusaders remain unbeaten & win fourth straight Patriot League title

November 5, 2022

WORCESTER –  As the final seconds of a 42-14 win over Lehigh ticked down on Saturday afternoon, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney was doused with red Gatorade as the sideline jubilantly spilled onto the field. All year long, Chesney has had his team focused on the day-to-day process that would get them back to the FCS playoffs. Well, that box was checked with a remarkable fourth straight Patriot League…

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College: UConn 27, UMass 10; Huskies inch closer towards stunning bowl berth with win over rival Minutemen

November 4, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent EAST HARTFORD – An unseasonably warm night at Pratt & Whitney Stadium was the setting for the UConn Huskies’ 27-10 win over the UMass Minutemen. Dubbed among other things, the “U Game,” this year’s edition did not disappoint, as these two New England rivals defied their critics and played a tough game all the way till the end. The Huskies (5-5) rushed for 274 yards…

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UMass/UConn Four Down Preview: Umass Minutemen (1-7) @ UConn Huskies (4-5)

November 3, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN By Ryan Barry, NEFJ Correspondent Kickoff: On the heels of the UMass Minutemen and UConn Huskies renewing their series through 2027, the imminent next chapter of this New England rivalry kicks off on Friday night under the lights at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. A win is of the highest importance when these two meet, but in the landscape of independent college football, the implications of who…

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Boston College Four Down Preview: Duke Blue Devils (5-3) @ Boston College Eagles (2-6)

November 3, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN First down: Primetime, under the lights on a Friday night, Alumni Stadium should be rocking, right? Well, that would’ve been the case before the Eagles’ season went completely off the rails, but now I’m not sure 15 or 20,000 people make it into the stadium for this one between BC and Duke. Second down: Defensively, the Eagles are going to have their hands full. Duke ranks…

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