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Northeast Conference Champion Football Team Announces 2010 Schedule
Head Coach Jeff McInerney and the Central Connecticut State University football team announced its 2010 schedule on Thursday. The Blue Devils, coming off their third Northeast Conference title in the last six seasons, won the outright NEC crown in 2009. They finished the year with a 9-3 overall record and a 7-1 mark in conference action. Central opens the season on the road at New Hampshire on Sept. 4 in Durham, NH.
“Once again we are extremely excited by this schedule for the upcoming season,” McInerney said on Thursday. “We will take to the road to face two powers in FCS football in New Hampshire and Youngstown State. We have proven during my previous four seasons that we will play some of the best teams in the country, and I think that shows again in 2010.”
Following the trip to UNH, the Blue Devils will open the home portion of their schedule on Sept. 11 against Bentley University. They take to the road again for a tough test against Youngstown State on Sept. 18. That will mark the final non-conference game of the season for the Blue Devils.
Conference play begins on Sept. 25 at home vs. Bryant. The Blue Devils will play home conference games this season against the Bulldogs, Duquesne (Oct. 9), Wagner (Oct. 30) and St. Francis (PA) (Nov. 20). They will travel to face Sacred Heart (Oct. 2), Albany (Oct. 23), Robert Morris (Nov. 6) and Monmouth (Nov. 13). Central will have a bye week on Oct. 16 in between the games vs. Duquesne and Albany.
“Our conference schedule is tough, and we will use our non-conference schedule to prepare us as we look to defend our league title in 2010,” McInerney said. “Last season was special, and the goal for this season is to build on 2009 and give ourselves a chance to play for the title again this year.
“Spring practice is right around the corner and we continuing preparing for next season right now. We open spring ball on Mar. 31, and will play our spring game on Friday, Apr. 23 at 2 p.m. We are excited to get back on the field and continue to work towards next season.”
Some game times are still to be determined and will be released at a later date. All five home games at Arute Field will have start times of 12 noon.
Sat, Sep 04 New Hampshire at Durham, NH 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 11 Bentley New Britain, CT 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 18 Youngstown State at Youngstown, OH TBA
Sat, Sep 25 Bryant * New Britain, CT 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct 02 Sacred Heart * at Fairfield, CT TBA
Sat, Oct 09 Duquesne * New Britain, CT 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct 23 Albany * at Albany, NY TBA
Sat, Oct 30 Wagner * New Britain, CT 12:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 06 Robert Morris * at Moon Township, PA TBA
Sat, Nov 13 Monmouth * at West Long Branch, NJ TBA
Sat, Nov 20 St. Francis (PA) * New Britain, CT 12:00 p.m.
* NEC games
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