Northeast Conference announces fall 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Northeast Conference (NEC) has announced their fall 2021 football schedule. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 11.

All eight NEC members will participate in the fall 2021 season — Bryant, Central Connecticut, Duquesne, LIU, Merrimack, Sacred Heart, Saint Francis U., and Wagner. Central Connecticut and Saint Francis U. both opted out of playing during the spring of 2021.

The fall NEC football season kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 2 when the LIU Sharks travel to face the FIU Panthers. Saint Francis plays at Eastern Michigan on Friday, Sept. 3, and the remaining NEC schools return to the gridiron on Saturday, Sept. 4.

Conference action kicks off on Saturday, Sept. 11 with Sacred Heart at Bryant and Central Connecticut at Wagner.

All NEC football games this season will be streamed live on NEC Front Row unless chosen for an exclusive ESPN3 broadcast.

2021 NEC Football Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021

Friday, Sept. 3, 2021
Saint Francis U. at Eastern Michigan

Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021
Bryant at Rhode Island
Duquesne at TCU
Saint Anselm at Merrimack
Bucknell at Sacred Heart
Wagner at Buffalo

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021
Sacred Heart at Bryant
Duquesne at Ohio
LIU at West Virginia
Merrimack at Holy Cross
Saint Francis U. at Delaware
Central Connecticut at Wagner

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Bryant at Akron
LIU at Miami (Ohio)
Merrimack at Maine
Morgan State at Bucknell
Wagner at Saint Francis U.

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021
Bryant at Marist
Central Connecticut at Miami (FL)
Virginia-Lynchburg at Duquesne
Merrimack at Delaware State
Sacred Heart at Dartmouth
Norfolk State at Saint Francis U.
Wagner at Temple

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
Brown at Bryant
Duquesne at Merrimack
Sacred Heart at Howard
Saint Francis U. at Morgan State
Delaware State at Wagner

Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021
Columbia at Central Connecticut
Bryant at Duquesne
Merrimack at Sacred Heart
LIU at Saint Francis U.
Wagner at Fordham

Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
Saint Francis U. at Bryant
Merrimack at LIU
Central Connecticut at Sacred Heart

Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021
LIU at Central Connecticut
Duquesne at Sacred Heart
Bryant at Wagner

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021
Saint Francis U. at Duquesne
Wagner at LIU
Central Connecticut at Merrimack

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021
Bryant at Central Connecticut
Duquesne at LIU
Sacred Heart at Saint Francis U.
Merrimack at Wagner

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021
LIU at Bryant
Central Connecticut at Duquesne
Wagner at Sacred Heart
Merrimack at Saint Francis U.

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
Saint Francis U. at Central Connecticut
Sacred Heart at LIU
Bryant at Merrimack
Duquesne at Wagner

NEC Football Schedule

Comments (2)

Why is the Morgan St./Bucknell game listed on this schedule? Neither are members of the NEC.