Northeastern Huskies football

The Northeastern Huskies football program were the intercollegiate American football teams for Northeastern University located in Boston. The team competed in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association. Northeastern participated in football from 1933 to 2009, compiling an all-time record of 289–366–17.[2] Citing sparse attendance, numerous losing seasons and the expense to renovate Parsons Field (its football stadium in neighboring Brookline) to an acceptable standard, the university Board of Trustees voted on November 20, 2009, to end the football program. According to president Joseph E. Aoun, "Leadership requires that we make these choices. This decision allows us to focus on our existing athletic programs."[3]

Northeastern Huskies football
First season1933
Last season2009
StadiumParsons Field
(capacity: 7,000)
Field surfaceArtificial turf
LocationBoston, Massachusetts
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
All-time record289–366–17 (.443)
Bowl record0–1 (.000)
Conference titles1 (2002)
RivalriesBoston University Terriers
UMass Minutemen
ColorsRed and black[1]
   
MascotPaws

Notable former players

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Among notable players for Northeastern were Cincinnati Bengals tight end and Pro Bowler Dan Ross; Green Bay Packers lineman and Pro Bowler Sean Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers linesman Keith Willis and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Darin Jordan, Miami Dolphins Drafted 4th round 1997, Baltimore Ravens & Arizona Cardinals Offensive Lineman Jerome Daniels; New England Patriots Tight End Matt Lengel, who caught his first career pass for a touchdown December 24, 2016 and won his first Super Bowl on February 5, 2017.

Conference affiliations

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According to the 2019 book, The Playing Grounds of College Football, Northeastern's football program held the following conference affiliations:[4]

Note – no teams were fielded in the 1943, 1944, or 1945 seasons due to World War II.[7][8]

References

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  1. ^ "Northeastern Athletics Logo Sheet". August 13, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Northeastern Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2012-10-13. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
  3. ^ Andrew Ryan, "Northeastern calls an end to football," Boston Globe, November 23, 2009
  4. ^ Pollak, Mark (2019). The Playing Grounds of College Football: A Comprehensive Directory, 1869 to Today. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 281. ISBN 9781476673622.
  5. ^ "Northeastern joins Yankee Conference lineup". The Berkshire Eagle. AP. March 24, 1991. p. 30. Retrieved November 29, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "YanCon to become A-10 in football". The Berkshire Eagle. November 14, 1996. p. 18. Retrieved November 29, 2019 – via newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Northeastern Yearly Results (1940–1944)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 29, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Northeastern Yearly Results (1945–1949)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved November 29, 2019.[permanent dead link]

Further reading

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