August 17, 2010

Pioneers and Red Flash Kick-Off 2010 NEC Football Television Package

Northeast Conference Press Release

The Northeast Conference announced their a five-game football television package for the 2010 season this week with the Sacred Heart Pioneers and Saint Francis (PA) Red Flash match-up kicking it off on September 18th. 

The five-game package is the largest in league history as the NEC begins play this fall in what will be landmark season for the conference.  The Northeast Conference will send its 2010 champion to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs via an automatic bid, a first for the league.   

The NEC Television Network and its growing list of broadcast partners will air the games regionally in the Northeast, as well as nationally on Fox College Sports (FCS), which is available on digital cable in approximately 56 million homes nationwide. FCS will air all five contests live.

The Pioneers and Red Flash kick-off the five-game slate on Saturday, September 18th in Loretto, Penslyvania at 12 noon with the game going out live over Fox College Sports, the Connecticut Sports Network (CTSN) and WATM-ABC 23 in western Pennsylvania. FSN-Pittsburgh will televise the game two days later on September 20th with a 7:00 pm prime time showing.

The 2010 season marks the eighth straight that the NEC has broadcast football games as part of its extensive regional sports package. This coming winter, the league will air more than 20 men's and women's basketball games.

"This is a very exciting year for Northeast Conference football as our teams battle to earn the league's first ever AQ to the FCS Championship," said Noreen Morris, NEC Commissioner. "With the help of our television partners we will showcase our programs with the largest televison package to date, highlighting five games and boasting 13 live windows."

Paul Dottino enters his eighth season as the play-by-play voice of NEC football. He is also a member of the NEC basketball broadcast team and the New York Giants gameday reporter with the WFAN/Giants Radio Network. Former Cal quarterback Steve Levy is set to make his debut on color commentary. Eric Singer is the Producer of NEC football telecasts.

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