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Greyhounds Picked to Claim 2017 NE10 Title
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Assumption was picked to win the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Football title by the league's ten head coaches it was announced today. The Greyhounds narrowly edged out defending NE10 champion LIU Post by two points in the final voting, 78-76.
For complete results of the poll, please see below.
The Greyhounds racked up 78 points, including six of the ten possible first place nods, while the Pioneers received 76 total points, and the four other first place nods. LIU Post defeated Assumption 43-23 in last year's NE10 title game in Brookville, N.Y.
LIU Post would defeat Winston Salem in the First Round of the 2016 NCAA Football Championship, before, ultimately, falling to Shephard in round two.
The 2017 NE10 football season will offically kick off on Thursday, August 31, as Bentley and Saint Anselm hit the road in non-conference tilts.
Assumption and LIU Post's championship rematch is scheduled for Saturday, September 30 at LIU Post. There will be no NE10 Championship Game / Weekend this year as the conference's athletic directors voted to remove it for the 2017 season.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.