FAIRFIELD, CT (August 7, 2012) - The Northeast Conference announced their five-game television football package for their 17th season on the gridiron this fall and Sacred Heart will be featured against in-state rival Central Connecticut State. The Pioneers will host the Blue Devils on Saturday, September 29th on "Homecoming Weekend". The game time has been moved to 12:00 noon and the game will be featured live on Fox College Sports, Cox and on ESPN3.
All five contests are scheduled to air live on Fox College Sports (FCS) with four of the five also being picked up by online-and-mobile-based ESPN3.
"As NEC football continues to increase its visibility, we are pleased to announce a television slate that provides our fans with coast-to-coast coverage this season," said Ron Ratner, NEC Associate Commissioner. "Along with our loyal regional affiliates, we are extremely excited to showcase our teams on a national scale via Fox College Sports and ESPN3. There are so many stories to tell, and with some terrific matchups and games of regional interest, this year's schedule really stands out."
Regional sports networks such as MSG and Root Sports (Pittsburgh) will also air select contests. Meanwhile, local carriers Cox (CT/RI) and Time Warner 3 (Albany) have also agreed to air games and additional carriers may be added in the coming weeks.
Paul Dottino, who doubles as a reporter and host for the New York Giants' Radio Network, will return for his 10th season as the play-by-play announcer for NEC football. Entering his third season, former Cal quarterback Steve Levy will provide color commentary. Eric Singer is the producer of NEC football telecasts.
2012 NEC Football Schedule
Sept. 22 - Wagner at CCSU - 7 pm - FCS, MSG Network
Sept. 29 - CCSU at Sacred Heart - 12 noon - FCS, ESPN3, Cox (CT)
Oct. 6 - Albany at Bryant - 12 noon - FCS, ESPN3, Cox (RI), TW3 (Albany)
Nov. 3 - Duquesne at Robert Morris - 3:30 pm - FCS, ESPN3, Root Sports (Pittsburgh)
Nov. 10 - Saint Francis (PA) at Monmouth - 12 noon - FCS, ESPN3, TD-Root Sports (Pittsburgh)