NEC Football Featured In Staten Island Advance Article
Following Wagner's historic FCS playoff victory over Colgate on Saturday, longtime Staten Island Advance reporter Jim Waggoner penned an article tracing the history of NEC football and how far the league has come in recent years.
Wagner College's win over Colgate puts Northeast Conference football on the map
By Jim Waggoner, Staten Island Advance
The little Northeast Conference grew up considerably with Wagner College’s historic 31-20 victory over nationally-ranked Colgate in the NCAA football playoffs last weekend.
It took years of perseverance for the NEC to land an automatic berth into the Football Championship Subdivision national tournament, but just one glorious afternoon on Grymes Hill for the conference to demonstrate that it finally had arrived.
“It’s definitely a monumental time for NEC football,” said Noreen Morris, the conference commissioner. “To have a convincing win over a very quality opponent in our third year in the tournament really proves we belong and that the NEC is a force to be reckoned with in the (FCS) football world.”
to read the remainder of the article in the SI Advance.