2013 News

January 7, 2014
SHU Football and Volleyball Receive NEC Fall Sportsmanship Awards
Somerset, NJ – The Northeast Conference (NEC) announced the Sacred Heart Football and Women's Volleyball teams as the winners of the 2014 NEC Spring Team Sportsmanship Award for their respective sports Wednesday afternoon.

December 23, 2013
J.D. Roussel Named to AP All-American Team
Senior defensive back J.D. Roussel (Pawtucket, RI) was named an Associated Press third team All-American as announced Friday afternoon. Roussel joins juniors Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) and Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA) who were named All-Americans by The Sports Network last week. Since 2001, Sacred Heart has earned 14 All-America honors.

December 18, 2013
Spence and Moore Named Sports Network All-Americans
Junior running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA) and junior defensive lineman Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) have been named All-Americans as announced by The Sports Network Wednesday afternoon. Spence and Moore join Kayode Mwawe (2000) as the only Pioneers in program history to be named FCS All-Americans. The Sacred Heart football team won the 2013 Northeast Conference Championship and earned the program's first-ever berth into the FCS Playoffs.

December 11, 2013
Sacred Heart Football Announces Summer Clinics
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Head Coach Mark Nofri has announced the dates of Sacred Heart football's annual One-Day Developmental Football clinics. The reigning Northeast Conference Champs will host clinics at the Pitt Center and Campus Field on Saturday, June 7th and Friday, June 20th. The clinics are open to all players entering grades 9-12.

December 3, 2013
Link, Moore, Spence Named All-New England
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Following a historic 2013 season for the Sacred Heart football team, running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA), offensive lineman Paul Link (East Greewich, RI), and defensive lineman Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) have all been named to the FCS All-New England team, as voted by the New England Football Writers’ Association Monday evening. Last season, just one Pioneer, linebacker Tyler Foehr, earned All-New England honors.

November 30, 2013
Pioneers Fall in FCS Playoffs 37-27 at Fordham
BRONX, NY – In their first-ever FCS Playoff game, the Sacred Heart Pioneers turned the ball over a season-high four times, falling 37-27 to the Fordham Rams Saturday afternoon at Jack Coffey Field. The Pioneers finish the season 10-3.

November 29, 2013
Pioneers Head to Fordham for FCS Playoffs First Round
In the program’s first-ever FCS playoff game, the Sacred Heart FAIRFIELD, Conn - Pioneers travel to take on the Fordham Rams Saturday afternoon at Coffey Field. The 2013 Northeast Conference Champions finished the season on a three game winning streak, clinching the NEC title with a 42-25 win at Robert Morris on November 16th. Fordham closed out its regular season with a convincing 56-19 win at Colgate last Saturday. Sacred Heart and Fordham have never met on the grid iron.

November 27, 2013
NEC Football Champs Win Four Major Awards; Place Ten on All-NEC Teams
Fairfield, CT – The 2013 Northeast Conference Champion Sacred Heart football team placed a program record 10 players on the All-NEC Football first and second teams, announced on Wednesday morning. Sacred Heart also won four major awards, including Head Coach Mark Nofri being named NEC Coach of the Year.

November 24, 2013
Pioneers will play Fordham in First Round of FCS Playoffs
FAIRFIELD, CT – The Sacred Heart University football team will be playing at Fordham for the first round of the FCS Playoffs Saturday, November 30th at 1:00 pm as announced on the FCS Playoffs Selection show on ESPNU Sunday morning. Sacred Heart and Fordham have never met on the gridiron.

November 20, 2013
SHU Football Coach Mark Nofri Nominated for FCS Coach of the Year
FAIRFIELD, Conn - Sacred Heart Head Football Coach Mark Nofri was named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, given to the Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year Wednesday. Coach Nofri led the Pioneers to a 10-2 regular season record on their way to the Northeast Conference Title and a berth into the FCS Playoffs.

November 18, 2013
Gordon Hill Named College Football Performance National Kickoff Returner of the Week
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior safety Gordon Hill (Sicklerville, NJ) has been named The Sports Network’s National Kick Returner of the Week. On Saturday, Hill and the Pioneers defeated the Robert Morris Colonials 42-15 to win the 2013 NEC Championship and a berth into the FCS Playoffs.

November 18, 2013
Hill and Noel Earn NEC Weekly Awards
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sacred Heart quarterback R.J. Noel (Lowell, NJ) and safety Gordon Hill (Sicklerville, NJ) were both honored with Northeast Conference weekly awards this week, following the Pioneers 42-25 win over Robert Morris on Satuday afternoon. Noel hauled in his seventh NEC Rookie of the Week award, while Hill garnered his first Defensive Player of the Week honor. Noel and Hill were both vital pieces in Saced Heart’s wire-to-wire NEC Championship-clinching victory and first-ever berth into the FCS Playoffs.

November 16, 2013
Pioneers Defeat Robert Morris 42-25, Capture 2013 Northeast Conference Championship
The Sacred Heart University football team completed its magical run, winning the Northeast Conference Championship and a berth into the FCS playoffs following a 42-25 win over Robert Morris Saturday afternoon in Moon Township. A year removed from a 2-9 record and a last place NEC finish, Head Coach Mark Nofri and the Pioneers will play in the FCS playoffs for the first time in program history.

November 14, 2013
Sacred Heart Heads to Robert Morris Seeking NEC Title
The Sacred Heart Pioneers look for a share of the Northeast Conference when they travel to take on the Robert Morris Colonials in Moon Township, Pa. SHU is coming off a 10-0 win over Duquesne last Saturday afternoon. Junior running back Keshaudas Spence ran for 181 yards against the Dukes on his way to breaking the Sacred Heart single season rushing record. Robert Morris comes into this afternoon’s game on a three game winning streak, with wins over Wagner, Bryant and Central Connecticut. Last week, the Colonials defeated CCSU 54-21 in New Britain. Quarterback Paul Jones tossed three touchdowns in the win over CCSU.

November 11, 2013
R.J. Noel Snags Sixth NEC Rookie of the Week Award
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Sacred Heart quarterback R.J. Noel (Lowell, MA) has been named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season. Noel has won the honor four of the last five weeks.

November 9, 2013
Sacred Heart Shuts Down Duquesne 10-0 on Senior Day
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA) ran into the record books and the Sacred Heart defense recorded its second shutout of the season, as the Pioneers defeated the Duquesne Dukes 10-0 on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. Sacred Heart improves to 9-2 on the season and 3-2 in the Northeast Conference.

November 7, 2013
Pioneers and Dukes Set for Pivotal NEC Clash on ESPN3
The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome the first place Duquesne Dukes to Campus Field for a key conference showdown to be broadcasted live on ESPN3. With bothteams firmly in the conference title hunt, today’s game will go a long way in deciding who willget a slot in the FCS playoffs. Sacred Heart is coming off a 24-21 win over Monmouth, whileDuquesne comes into this afternoon’s game having defeated Saint Francis University 21-10, onSaturday afternoon. SHU lost to Saint Francis two weeks ago in Loretto, Pa. Duquesne’s loneconference loss comes at the hands of the Bryant Bulldogs, 42-14 in Smithfield, RI on October26th. The Pioneers defeated Bryant 56-28 earlier this season. Sacred Heart will celebrate their 14departing seniors in a ceremony prior to today’s game

November 4, 2013
Noel Hauls in 5th NEC Rookie of the Week Award
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Redshirt Sophomore R.J. Noel (Lowell, MA) has been named this week’s Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week. It is Noel’s fifth rookie of the week honor this season and the Pioneers’ 13th NEC award of the year.

November 2, 2013
Sacred Heart Holds on for 24-21 Win over Monmouth
FAIRFIELD, Conn –Coming off a 24-10 loss at Saint Francis, the Sacred Heart Pioneers built a 24-7 halftime lead on the Monmouth Hawks and held on for a 24-21 win Saturday afternoon on Campus Field. Sacred Heart is now 2-0 after a loss this season and improve to 8-2 overall, 3-2 in the Northeast Conference.

October 31, 2013
Pioneers Welcome the Monmouth Hawks to Campus Field
The Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome former NEC-rival Monmouth to Campus Field for their final non-conference game of the season. Sacred Heart is coming off just their second loss of the season at Saint Francis University on Saturday afternoon. The Pioneers held a 7-3 halftime lead but scored a season low three points in the second half on their way to a 24-10 loss. SHU sits at 2-2 in the conference, tied for third place. Bryant and Duquesne are tied for first with just one NEC loss. Monmouth is coming off a thorough 48-23 beating of Cornell over the weekend. Last season, Monmouth defeated Sacred Heart 27-14 in West Long Branch, NJ.

October 26, 2013
Pioneers Look For Three Straight at Saint Francis University
The Sacred Heart Pioneers look for their third consecutive conference vicory on the road against the Red Flash of Saint Francis University. The Pioneers are 4-0 on the road this season, including their first ever win at Bryant last Saturday. Saint Francis comes into this afternoon’s game following a 28-10 home victory over Monmouth. The Red Flash scored two defensive touchdowns on their way to snapping a two game losing streak. SFU lost their only NEC game of the season to CCSU on October 5th by the score of 38-29.

October 26, 2013
Pioneers Fall 24-10 at Saint Francis
LORETTO, Penn – The Sacred Heart Pioneers scored its lowest point total of the season, falling to the Saint Francis Red Flash, 24-10, Saturday afternoon at DeGol Field in Loretto, PA. The loss snaps a two game winning streak and puts the Pioneers at 2-2 in the conference and 7-2 overall this season.

October 22, 2013
RJ Noel Joins Jerry Rice Award Watch List
Sacred Heart quarterback RJ Noel (Lowell, Mass.) was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List on Tuesday.

October 21, 2013
Spence, Noel, and Moore All Receive NEC Weekly Awards
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA), sophomore quarterback R.J. Noel (Lowell, MA), and junior defensive Lineman Tory Moore (Worcester, MA) have all been honored with Northeast Conference weekly awards after Sacred Heart’s impressive 56-28 win at Bryant on Saturday. Noel was named Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week, Spence the Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive time, and Moore was named Defensive Player of the Week. The Pioneers have now hauled in 10 NEC weekly honors this season.

October 21, 2013
Troy Moore Named The Sports Network's National Co-Defensive Player of the Week
FAIRFIELD, Conn – Junior defensive lineman Troy Moore (Worcester, MA) has been named The Sport’s Network’s National Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Moore becomes the third Pioneer to win the award this season, joining the ranks of sophomore quarterback R.J Noel (Lowell, MA) and junior defensive back J.D Roussel (Pawtucket, RI).

October 19, 2013
Pioneers Score Early and Often in 56-28 Win over Bryant
SMITHFIELD, RI – The Sacred Heart Pioneers racked up 500 yards of total offense on their way to a 56-28 victory over the Bryant Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in Smithfield, RI. It is Sacred Heart’s first ever win at Bryant and improves their record to 7-1 and 2-1 in the NEC.

October 17, 2013
Pioneers Look For Second NEC Win at Bryant
The 6-1 Sacred Heart Pioneers hit the road to take on the Bryant Bulldogs at Bulldog Stadium in Smithfield, Rhode Island. SHU is looking for their second straight Northeast Conference win, while Bryant is looking to snap a two game losing streak. Bryant is coming off a 41-14 loss to the Brown Bears. This is the first of back-to-back NEC road games for the Pioneers. The Pioneers have never won at Bryant and have lost three straight to the Bulldogs.

October 14, 2013
RJ Noel Named The Sports Network's National Freshman of the Week
FAIRFIELD, Conn. –Sophomore quarterback R.J. Noel (Lowell, MA) was named The Sports Network’ National Freshman Player of the Week. Noel joins junior defensive back Stephan Thomas (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) (Defensive Player of the Week) as two Pioneers who have been honored by The Sports Network so far this season.

October 14, 2013
Noel and Spence Win NEC Weekly Awards
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Junior running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorchester, MA) and sophomore quarterback R.J. Noel (Lowell, MA) were both honored with Northeast Conference weekly awards after the Pioneers 59-36 victory over CCSU on Saturday. Spence was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Noel reeled in his third Rookie of the Week honor.

October 12, 2013
Pioneer Offense Shines in 59-36 Win over CCSU
Sacred Heart junior running back Keshaudas Spence (Dorcchester, MA) piled up a career-high 211 yards with two scores as the Pioneers ran away with a 59-36 Northeast Conference win over Central Connecticut Saturday afternoon on Campus Field. The Pioneers forced four turnovers and blocked a punt, all leading to touchdowns in the win and improved to 6-1 overall and 1-1 in the NEC.

October 10, 2013
Sacred Heart Welcomes Central Connecticut to Campus Field
FAIRFIELD, Conn - The 5-1 Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome their in-state rival, Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils, to Campus Field for a Northeast Conference clash. Last season, Sacred Heart defeated Central Connecticut 34-21 to earn their only Northeast Conference win of the 2012 season. Keshaudas Spence ran for 123 yards in the victory and the SHU defense snagged three interceptions. Sacred Heart is looking for their third straight victory over their in-state rival, while CCSU leads the all-time series 9-6. The Blue Devils and Pioneers first met on October 24, 1998, a 38-31 Central Connecticut victory.

October 5, 2013
Pioneers Drop NEC Opener to Wagner
Fairfield, CT – Before a record 4,288 person crowd at Campus Field, Wagner kicker Bryan Maley nailed a game-winning 42-yard field goal with just four seconds left to defeat the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 23-20, in their first NEC game of the year.

October 3, 2013
Pioneers Host Defending Northeast Conference Champs
Fairfield, CT - The undefeated Sacred Heart football team opens up their Northeast Conference schedule as they play host to the Wagner Seahawks, the defending conference champions. The Pioneers played the Seahawks tough in 2012, with Wagner prevailing 12-3 at Campus Field. Sacred Heart is 7-8 all-time against Wagner with their first meeting coming on September 19, 1998. The Pioneers last defeated Wagner in the final game of the 2013 season by a score of 38-22.

October 1, 2013
SHU Football Honored by College Football Performance
Fairfield. CT – Junior defensive back J.D Roussel (Pawtucket, RI) was named College Football Performance’s National Defensive Back of the Week. In addition, defensive linemen Connor Caveney (Fitchburg, MA), Troy Moore (Worcester, MA), and Ray Hodgson (Coral Springs, FL) all earned Honorable Mention accolades for National Defensive Lineman of the Week.

September 30, 2013
J.D. Roussel Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week
Fairfield. CT – Junior defensive back J.D. Roussel (Pawtucket, RI) was named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week. The corner back becomes the 5th Pioneer to win a NEC weekly award this season.

September 28, 2013
Sacred Heart Shuts Down Bucknell 16-0
Lewisburg, PA – The Sacred Heart Pioneers forced six turnovers and collected seven sacks on their way to a 16-0 victory over the Bucknell Bison Saturday night at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, PA. It is the first Sacred Heart shutout since October 5th, 2002 when they blanked Robert Morris 34-0. The Pioneers improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2008.

September 26, 2013
Pioneers Seek Five in a Row at Bucknell
Fairfield, CT - The undefeated Sacred Heart Pioneers hit the road once again to take on the Bucknell Bison at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium Saturday night. The Pioneers are looking for their second victory over the Patriot League this season, having defeated Lafayette 26-24 on a last second field goal earlier this season.

September 21, 2013
Sacred Heart Victorious Over Chowan on Homecoming
Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart Pioneers scored a program record 78 points on their way to a convincing 78-35 victory over the Chowan University Hawks Saturday afternoon on Homecoming weekend at Campus Field.

September 19, 2013
Pioneers and Chowan Clash on Homecoming Weekend
The 3-0 Sacred Heart Pioneers welcome the Chowan Hawks to Campus field as SHU celebrates Homecoming Weekend on campus. The Pioneers are looking to go 4-0 for the first time since 2008, while Chowan looks to climb over .500 for the first time this season. This is the first time these schools have ever met for a football game. Chowan is in the same division as the Pioneers’ last foe, the Lincoln Lions.

September 18, 2013
Saturday's Football Game to be Available on CPTV Sports
The Sacred Heart University football game with Chowan this Saturday, September 21st will be broadcast live on CPTV Sports throughout the state of Connecticut. The Pioneers are off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2008 and will host the Chowan Hawks on "Homecoming Weekend".

September 16, 2013
Sean Bell Named Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week
Fairfield, CT (September 16, 2013) – Junior running back Sean Bell (Medford Lakes. NJ) was named this week’s Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week.

September 14, 2013
Sacred Heart Runs Past Lincoln 45-3
The Sacred Heart Pioneers scored touchdowns on their first four drives Saturday night en route to a run away 45-3 victory over the Lincoln Lions in Sacred Heart's home opener at Campus Field. SHU improves to 3-0 for the first time since 2008.

September 12, 2013
Pioneers Set for Home Opener Saturday Against Lincoln
Fairfield, CT (September 12, 2013) - The Sacred Heart Pioneers make their debut on Campus Field for their 2013 home opener Saturday night playing host to the Lincoln University Lions. The Pioneers are 2-0 to start their season thanks to a pair of road wins at Marist, 37-21, and at Lafayette, 26-24.

September 10, 2013
SHU Football Snags Three NEC Weekly Awards
Fairfield, CT (September 10, 2013) – RJ Noel (Lowell, MA), Stephan Thomas (Egg Harbor Township, NJ) and Alec Finney (Reading, PA) of the Sacred Heart football team were all honored with Northeast Conference weekly awards after Sacred Heart’s exciting win over Lafayette on Saturday night.

September 9, 2013
Stephan Thomas Named The Sports Network's FCS National Defensive Player of the Week
Fairfield, CT (September 9, 2013) – Junior defensive back Stephan Thomas (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ) was named The Sports Network National Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Sacred Heart’s 26-24 win over Lafayette on Saturday night.

September 7, 2013
Finney Nails 42-yard Game-Winner for 26-24 Win at Lafayette
Sacred Heart freshman Alec Finney (Reading, PA) hit a 42-yard field goal as time expired to cap a 26-24 Pioneer win at Lafayette College Saturday night. Sophomore quarterback RJ Noel (Lowell, MA) engineered an 11-play, 54 yard drive with 2:02 left in the game to set up Finney’s game-winning kick and send the Pioneers off on a 2-0 start to their season.

September 5, 2013
Pioneers Head to Lafayette for Week Two
Fairfield, CT - Sacred Heart travels to take on the Lafayette Leopards at Fisher Stadium Saturday night at 6:00 pm. After an opening week 37-21 win over Marist, SHU is looking to go 2-0 for the first time since 2008. SHU was extremely impressive last week against Marist, staking themselves a 37-7 lead into the fourth quarter before letting up two meaningless touchdowns.

September 4, 2013
RJ Noel Receives New England Football Writers' Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award
Cambridge, MA - Sacred Heart sophomore quarterback R. J. Noel has been selected as the first recipient of the New England Football Writers' Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmett Award for the 2013 college football season.

September 2, 2013
RJ Noel Named NEC Co-Rookie of the Week
Fairfield, CT – Two days after navigating Sacred Heart to an opening week victory over Marist, sophomore quarterback RJ Noel (Lowell, MA) was named Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the week. Noel shares the award with Duquesne running back Dillon Buechel.

August 31, 2013
Pioneers Take Down Marist 37-21 To Win Football Season Opener
A dominant showing by the Sacred Heart offense led the Pioneers football team to a 37-21 win over the Marist Red Foxes Saturday night at Tenney Stadium at Leonidoff Field in the 2013 season opener.

August 29, 2013
Pioneers Open Season Saturday Night at Marist
Fairfield, CT - The Sacred Heart Pioneers travel to take on the Marist Red Foxes at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, NY on Saturday night. SHU and Marist both look to start 2013 with a victory after posting sub .500 records last year.

August 23, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - Special Teams
We wrap up our preseason preview of the 2013 Sacred Heart Pioneers with a look at the special teams units. Assistant coach and special teams coordinator Darin Edwards talks with us about the Pioneer kicking and return game.

August 22, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - Wide Receivers & Tight Ends
Our final look at the Sacred Heart offense brings a preview of the Pioneer wide receivers and tight ends. Assistant coaches Jim Jeffers and Darin Edwards talk about the SHU receiving corps and helping the transition of a new quarterback.

August 22, 2013
Senior Matt Colucci Added as a Captain for 2013
Sacred Heart head football coach Mark Nofri announced that fifth-year senior linebacker Matt Colucci (Hopewell Junction, NY) has been added as a team captain for the 2013 season.

August 21, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - D-Line
The Pioneers are winding down their preseason camp and on Wednesday we wind down with our final look at the defense previewing the defensive linemen. Junior Troy Moore and former Pioneer and current coach Justin Embler give us a rundown of the SHU defensive front.

August 20, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - Quarterbacks
The Sacred Heart football team is winding down preseason training camp and headed towards week one at Marist on August 31st. The Pioneers have three young quarterbacks vying for the starting role as we chat with each of them and assistant coach Matt Gardner in part six of our season preview.

August 19, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - 2013 Team Captains
SacredHeartPioneers.com opens the second week of our football preseason preview with a conversation with the 2013 team captains. Head Coach Mark Nofri will rely on seniors Alex Aitkens (Wood Ridge, NJ), Paul Link (East Greenwich, RI) and Greg Moore (Newark, NJ) as his leaders on and off the field in 2013.

August 16, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - Defensive Backs
As we close in on just two weeks before kick-off at Marist, this week's final installment of Pioneer Preseason Pass focuses back on the defense. Friday's edition takes a look at the Pioneer corners and safeties as we chat with SHU alum and assistant coach Brian Butterworth '05 and junior safety Gordon Hill (Sicklerville, NJ).

August 16, 2013
NEC Announces Football TV Package
The Northeast Conference (NEC) has teamed up with a national carrier for its 2013 football on-air package. The Division I FCS conference and ESPN have reached an agreement to make ESPN3 the exclusive home of Northeast Conference football. The Sacred Heart Pioneers home game against NEC foe Duquesne will be featured as part of the package.

August 15, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - Offensive Line
The SHU football preseason camp is in full swing as we continue with our 2013 preview, Pioneer Preseason Pass. On Thursday, we talked with offensive coordinator Kevin Bolis and senior Paul Link in previewing the Pioneer offensive line.

August 14, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - The SHU Linebackers
The Sacred Heart football preseason is underway and its time to preview the 2013 Pioneers. We spent a few minutes with head coach Mark Nofri, longtime linebacker coach, and r-senior Matt Colucci (Hopewell Junction, NY) to preview the Pioneer linebacking corps.

August 13, 2013
Pioneer Preseason Pass - Previewing the Running Backs
The Sacred Heart football preseason is underway and its time to preview the 2013 Pioneers. With August 31st circled on our calenders for kick-off at Marist, lets take a look at the SHU running backs in part one of Pioneer Football Preseason Pass.

August 12, 2013
Link and Moore Named Preseason All-NEC; Pioneers Selected 7th
Fairfield, CT – The Sacred Heart football team has been selected to pick seventh in the Northeast Conference this season, as voted on by the NEC Head Coaches and announced Monday morning during the first-ever NEC Football Head Coaches Google+ Hangout. Junior defensive lineman Troy Moore and senior offensive lineman Paul Link were named to the Pre-season All-NEC team.

August 9, 2013
NEC Football Media Event Scheduled for Monday
For the first time in league history, the Northeast Conference will host their annual preseason football coaches telaconference via a Google Hangout on Monday. The annual event will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday morning with the league's seven head coaches particpating.

July 8, 2013
Pioneer Football Adds Lincoln University to 2013 Schedule
Sacred Heart head football coach Mark Nofri announced that the Pioneers have added a twelfth game to their 2013 schedule this fall and will play host to Lincoln University. The Pioneers will have six home games and six road trips this coming fall.

June 4, 2013
Sacred Heart Removes Interim Title from Mark Nofri
After serving as the interim head coach of the football program in 2012, Mark Nofri has been elevated to head football coach at Sacred Heart University. Nofri is the seventh head coach in Sacred Heart football history.

April 27, 2013
Pioneer Offense Impresses in 2013 Spring Game
The Sacred Heart football team held its annual Red & White Spring game Saturday afternoon on Campus Field with the offense impressing with a pounding rushing attack. At the end of Saturday’s game, head coach Mark Nofri announced that seniors Justin Sexton (Murrieta, CA), Alex Aitkens (Wood Ridge, NJ), Greg Moore (Newark, NJ) and Paul Link (East Greenwich, RI) have been elected team captains for the upcoming 2013 season.

April 25, 2013
Annual Red & White Spring Game Set for Saturday
Fans will have the chance to get their first look at the 2013 Pioneers when the Sacred Heart football team hosts its annual Red & White Spring Game this Saturday, April 27th on Campus Field. Admission is free for the game with kick-off scheduled for 11:00 am.

April 22, 2013
Pioneer Football Hosts Clinic with RISE Transition Program
The Sacred Heart Pioneer football program took some time off from their spring practices last week to spend the afternoon running a football skills clinic with students from the University's RISE Transition Program. SHU junior defensive lineman Joe Tulino (Lacey Township, PA), who works with the program as a peer fitness buddy, helped organize the clinic featuring several of his Pioneer teammates.

April 4, 2013
Pioneer Football Announces 2013 Schedule
Sacred Heart head football coach Mark Nofri announced the 11 game schedule for the upcoming 2013 football season. The Pioneers begin their 23rd season on the gridiron this fall and 15th season playing in the Northeast Conference. This year's slate features five home games and non-conference match-ups against Bucknell, Chowan, Lafayette, Marist and Monmouth.