This marks the second consecutive season that second-year NEC member Duquesne will appear on the NEC television schedule. Last year, DU's game at Robert Morris was televised.
The NEC network reaches nearly 11 million regional households in the Northeast in addition to national satellite subscribers with multi-sport packages. Fox College Sports, which is available on digital cable in approximately 54 million homes nationwide, will air all four contests.
The 2009 season marks the seventh straight that the NEC has aired football games as part of its extensive regional sports package.
"We're very pleased to be able to expand our football coverage this season," said Ron Ratner, NEC Interim Commissioner. "This is an exciting time for NEC football with interest rising and automatic access to the FCS playoffs just one year away. Thanks to our television partners, this year's package includes a pair of rivalry games, and also opens and closes with traditional NEC powers Monmouth and Albany, respectively."
Paul Dottino enters his seventh 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 beat reporter for WFAN radio in New York and for Sirius' NFL Radio Channel. Longtime NEC basketball announcer Dave Popkin will provide color commentary. Eric Singer is the Producer of NEC football telecasts.
2009 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Sat., Sept. 19 -- Duquesne at Monmouth -- 12:00 p.m.
MSG-Plus, Fox College Sports, FSN Pittsburgh (tape delay on 9/20 at 3:30 p.m.)
Sat., Oct. 3 -- Sacred Heart at Central Connecticut State -- 12:00 p.m.
MSG-Plus, Fox College Sports, Cox Cable (Conn. & R.I.)
Sat., Oct. 17 -- Saint Francis, Pa. at Robert Morris -- 12:00 p.m.
FSN Pittsburgh, Fox College Sports, WWCP Fox 8 (Altoona/Johnstown)
Sat., Nov. 21 -- Albany at Wagner -- 1:00 p.m.
Fox College Sports, Time Warner Albany (TW3)