Skyhawks NEC Debut Against Duquesne at WB Mason Stadium Named at Two in Conference’s ESPN3 Game of the Week Package
NEC Announces Nine Game Football Streaming Package on ESPN3
2022 Stonehill Football Schedule (Game Times Added)
EASTON, Massachusetts (August 2, 2022) – Stonehill College’s football program has had two games during its inaugural Northeast Conference schedule listed in the Conference’s ESPN Game of the Week package to be broadcast when the program begins transitioning into NCAA Division I Football Championship Series competition with the 2022 season announced today along with the full schedule .
Stonehill’s NEC debut against Duquesne University on Saturday, October 1, at noon, marks the third time the football program has hosted a televised game at WB Mason Stadium after appearing on CBS Sports Network against the University of New Haven in 2012, as well as a matchup with the Chargers on ESPN3 in 2016. The NEC also featured Stonehill’s October 22 match at 1:00 PM at Saint Francis (Pa.) University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, as part of the ESPN3 package. The television package also includes two “wildcard” dates on November 12 and 19 that are targeted for key late-season games on NEC’s regular season schedule that can also be picked up by ESPN3.
The announcement of the ESPN package marks the tenth consecutive year that the NEC and ESPN3 have teamed up on an exclusive football streaming package. The nine-game series marks the largest ESPN package in NEC history, putting each of the Conference’s eight teams in the spotlight at least once, both at home and on the road. Certain NEC games are delivered through ESPN streaming services on the web and through the ESPN app on smartphones, tablets and connected devices. The games will be available to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. Longtime play-by-play announcer Paul Dottino will return to the booth for the NEC games this fall, and he will be joined by color analyst Kevin Gilbride, a two-time Super Bowl champion coach.
Stonehill’s October 1 match-up with Duquesne not only marks the Skyhawks’ debut in the NEC, but the match is also part of Family Weekend at the College, and the football program that day also celebrates 50 years of Stonehill football. After announcing its inaugural NCAA FCS schedule in June, the College has also released tee times for its full 2022 schedule. Except for the Duquesne game, the remaining four home games will start at 1:00 PM this fall
Stonehill finished his final Northeast-10 Conference season in 2021 with an 8-2 record overall, including a 6-2 point in the Conference to finish third in the final regular season standings. The Skyhawks finished their season with three consecutive wins, taking their eighth win for the first time since the 2013 (8-3 NE10 regular season championship campaign), while posting their first 8-2 season since 1996. . The Skyhawks finished 6 -2 in NE10 play for the first time since posting an 8-1 point in 2013. Stonehill opens the 2022 season with a non-conference matchup at Bloomsburg (Pa.) University on Saturday, September 3 at 2 p.m. The Skyhawks home opener is the following Saturday against Post University at WB Mason Stadium on September 10 at 1 p.m.
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