Breaking down the schedules for Stonehill, CCSU, Merrimack and Sacred Heart

March 21, 2023

The NEC released their 2023 football schedule on Monday. The four New England programs in the conference have some great out of conference match-ups on their respective schedules. So without further ado, let’s jump into it. CCSU: First year coach Adam Lectenberg and his Blue Devils have a competitive schedule in 2023. They open with home games against Division Two AIC on September 2nd and then host Stonehill week two….


5 Observations from Stonehill Spring Practice

March 19, 2023

It was a cold and brisk morning in Easton, Massachusetts as the Stonehill Skyhawks kicked off spring practice at WB Mason Stadiun. The Skyhawks are coming off of a 4-5 season, their first in Division One as a member of the NEC. Stonehill was very competitive despite the fact that they joined the conference only months earlier. With several key starters back, on offense and some young blood on defense,…


Merrimack solidifies strong class on National Signing Day

February 1, 2023

Just one win away from a Northeast Conference title a year ago, Merrimack is all-in on an FCS playoff push in 2023. The Warriors are now eligible for the postseason after having to sit it out following the move. Now, head coach Dan Curran, his staff and the rest of the Warriors are welcoming a new bunch of talent into the fold. Below is a list of guys Merrimack has…


Central Connecticut State University names familiar face as new head coach

January 11, 2023

Image courtesy of @CCSUfootball It was 12 years ago when Adam Lechtenberg helped lead the CCSU Blue Devils to a Northeast Conference title as the co-offensive coordinator. Well, now he’ll have a chance to lead the team back to prominence as the head coach. On Wednesday evening, Lechtenberg was named as the 15th head coach as the program enters its 84th season. “We extend an enthusiastic, warm ‘welcome back’ to Mr. Lechtenberg…


College: St. Francis (PA) 52, Merrimack 23; Warriors fall in NEC title game

November 19, 2022

By Jacob Hamilton NEFJ Correspondent NORTH ANDOVER – Entering the NEC Championship game on Saturday, St. Francis University led the conference in scoring, averaging north of 39 points per game.  Despite its best efforts, Merrimack College’s defense could not keep up, nor could the offense keep pace with the Red Flash all day in a 52-23 season ending loss. With a healthy balance of running the football and well-designed run-pass-options,…


College: Warriors prove to be Mack Tough in 17-10 win over Stonehill

October 30, 2022

Merrimack running back Tyvon Edmonds bursts up the middle for a 24 yard touchdown run. EASTON- The Merrimack Athletic Department hashtag is Mack Tough. Yesterday Merrimack proved they were Mack Tough by beating Stonehill in a nail biter, 17-10. Stonehill dominated the first half thanks to a stifflimg defense and a ball control offense that emphasized the running game and RPO’s in the passing game. If the Skyhawks goal was…


Harvard: Crimson survive scare from Merrimack with comeback overtime win

September 17, 2022

By Ryan Barry NEFJ Correspondent ALLSTON – The backdrop of Harvard Stadium is seldom beaten with the Boston skyline protruding just above its east stand. On Friday night in Allston as the sun set down, the Harvard Crimson complemented the picturesque setting with a thrilling 28-21 come from behind win over Merrimack.  Despite being separated by just 30 miles this was the first time these programs met on the field,…


College: Stonehill blows out Post 76-0 in home opener

September 10, 2022

EASTON – Two plays. That’s all it took for Stonehill to make Post’s life miserable on Saturday afternoon. The Skyhawks took the field at W.B. Mason Stadium for the first time as a Division 1 FCS program and didn’t disappoint the large crowd on hand, building a 41-point lead after one quarter and never looking back, destroying the Eagles 76-0. Stonehill is now 2-0 and has two weeks off before…


College: 10 Takeaways from Merrimack camp

August 10, 2022

With most of campus still quiet, the music and yelling coming from Duane Stadium on the campus of Merrimack Wednesday morning probably startled those few families walking around on tours or getting their freshman son or daughter adjusted to college life. The football team could be heard from the parking lot at 9:30 as another day of camp got started and the energy remained consistent for 2:40 of practice. The…


College: Central Connecticut State, Merrimack, Sacred Heart and Stonehill kick off the season with NEC Media Day

August 4, 2022

College football in the NEC is upon us as the conference hosted its annual media day today. Central Connecticut State was represented by Head Coach Ryan McCarthy, linebacker Chizi Umunakwe and offensive lineman Craig Wood. Merrimack was represented by Head Coach Dan Curran, tight end Tyler Roberts and defensive back Anthony Witherstone. The Pioneers were represented by long time coach Mark Nofri, running back Malik Grant and linebacker Deandre Byrd….