NE10 Heads Into 23rd Season of Football in 2019.
MANSFIELD, Mass. – College Football celebrates its 150th anniversary in the 2019 season, as programs at all divisions of the NCAA will commemorate this milestone with game presentations all year long – celebrating their programs' history as well as the existence of the sport at the collegiate level.
The Northeast-10 Conference will celebrate this achievement throughout the season by highlighting its nine current football programs – focusing on one each week – between now and early November.
The NE10 has sponsored football since 2001, but has provided football to its student-athletes since 1997 – known back then as the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference.
The actual birthday of college football is November 6, 1869, as it was a matchup between Princeton and Rutgers that marked the first collegiate football game. The NE10 enters its 23rd season in 2019 and is proud to display its history as part of the #CFB150 celebration.
JUST THE BEGINNING.....
College football has been going on in parts of the country for a century-and-a-half now, but in Rindge, N.H., the experience is just getting started. With the NCAA celebrating 150 years of college football in 2019, this fall marks the first year of Division II competition for the Ravens of Franklin Pierce. While the sport as a whole celebrates 15 decades worth of traditions, Franklin Pierce will set out to begin establishing its own.
THE INAUGURAL SEASON.....
THE COACHING STAFF.....
UPCOMING FOOTBALL SCHEDULE.....
The 23rd season of NE10 football continues on Friday night, Sept. 13, as Southern Connecticut travels to play Pace (7:00 p.m.). The rest of the Week 2 schedule is below and all games will be available on NE10 NOW:
Friday, Sept. 13
Southern Connecticut at Pace - 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14
Bentley at American International - 12 p.m.
Curry at Franklin Pierce - 12 p.m.
Saint Anselm at Assumption - 12 p.m.
New Haven at Stonehill - 2:30 p.m.
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 14 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 student-athletes compete in conference championships, 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.