2019-20 Football News

  • Football Dropped by Duquesne, 20-6, on Family Weekend
    October 19, 2019
    slow start and lack of offensive production proved too much to overcome for the Sacred Heart football team in a 20-6 loss at home to fellow defending NEC Co-Champion Duquesne on Saturday from Campus Field. The Pioneers’ third straight loss drops SHU to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in conference play while the Dukes improve to 4-2 overall and remain unbeaten at 2-0 in the league.
  • Football Welcomes Fellow Defending NEC Co-Champion Duquesne for Family Weekend on Saturday
    October 17, 2019
    With tons on the line for both teams, the Sacred Heart football team has a huge NEC game ahead this weekend as the defending NEC Co-Champion Duquesne comes to town for a Noon start on Saturday in a game that can be seen live on ESPN3. Both sides went 5-1 in league play last season but a 28-24 triumph for the Dukes in Pittsburg proved the difference as Duquesne advanced to the FCS Playoffs by-way of their win over the Pioneers. Now the top two teams in the preseason NEC poll meet with plenty of postseason implications at-stake as both look to elevate their chances of another league title.
  • Tyrese Chambers Earns Fourth NEC Rookie of the Week Award of 2019
    October 14, 2019
    For the fourth time this season, Sacred Heart football first-year WR Tyrese Chambers has earned Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon. Chambers exploded for another monster outing in Saturday’s road loss to Penn in Franklin Field.
  • Football’s Comeback Bid Falls Short in 38-24 Loss at Penn
    October 12, 2019
    An early 24-3 deficit proved too much to overcome as the Sacred Heart football team suffered a 38-24 defeat to Penn on Saturday afternoon from Franklin Field. The Pioneers (3-3, 1-1 NEC) drop their second straight game while the Quakers (2-2, 0-1 Ivy League) move back to .500 for the season.
  • Football Heads to Philadelphia for Saturday Showdown at Penn on ESPN+
    October 09, 2019
    Following a disappointing outing on Homecoming against CCSU, the Sacred Heart football team heads back on the road for non-conference play with a trip to Philly to take on Penn on Saturday at 1 PM. This serves as the Pioneers’ final non-conference road game of 2019 and also just the second all-time meeting against the Quakers as SHU is looking to avenge a 31-27 loss at home last season to their Ivy League foe. Saturday’s game can be seen on ESPN+.
  • Football Falls to CCSU, 28-3, on Homecoming
    October 05, 2019
    The Sacred Heart football team struggled coming out of the bye week, dropping a 28-3 decision to in-state NEC rival Central Connecticut State on Saturday afternoon from Campus Field on Homecoming weekend. The Blue Devils (4-1, 1-0 NEC) racked up 464 total yards of offense and forced four turnovers while the Pioneers (3-2, 1-1 NEC) managed just 238 total yards. The Pioneers played in front of a record crowd of 5,402, the most in school history for a Homecoming game.
  • SHU Football Game Day Information - CCSU Game
    October 03, 2019
    SHU Football hosts CCSU on ESPN3 on Saturday afternoon
  • Football Welcomes In-State NEC Rival CCSU to Campus Field for Homecoming on Saturday
    October 02, 2019
    After nearly a month without a home game, the Sacred Heart football team makes a triumphant return to Campus Field on Saturday afternoon with a 2 PM kickoff against their in-state NEC rival CCSU. The game will be part of Homecoming weekend on campus at Sacred Heart and will also serve as the team’s cancer awareness game. Both the Pioneers and Blue Devils enter Saturday’s contest with NEC-leading 3-1 overall records in 2019. The NEC’s ‘Game of the Week’ can be seen nationally on ESPN3.
  • Oktoberfest Theme For The Outpost Presented By Miller Lite at Saturday's Football Game
    September 30, 2019
    The Outpost is an exclusive beer garden on field-level, with a family-friendly atmosphere
  • Jordan Meachum Named Semifinalist for Prestigous Campbell Trophy
    September 25, 2019
    Sacred Heart fifth-year RB Jordan Meachum has been named one of 185 semifinalists for the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy, as announced by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday afternoon. The award recognizes one individual as the top football scholar-athlete in the nation.
  • Tyrese Chambers Earns Third Straight NEC Rookie of the Week Honor
    September 23, 2019
    For the third straight week, Sacred Heart football first-year WR Tyrese Chambers has earned NEC Rookie of the Week accolades, as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon. His performance on Saturday in a 34-10 road win at LIU also put him in consideration for National Freshman Player of the Week as he was announced as an honorable mention.
  • Football Dominates LIU, 34-10, in NEC Opener
    September 21, 2019
    After trailing 7-6 at the end of the first quarter, the Sacred Heart football team ripped off 21 unanswered points that powered the way to a 34-10 road win over LIU from Bethpage Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The victory in the NEC opener ups the Pioneers’ (3-1, 1-0 NEC) win streak to three while the Sharks fall to 0-2 (0-1 NEC) on the season.
  • QB Logan Marchi, WR Tyrese Chambers Featured in Local Media Outlets
    September 20, 2019
    Sacred Heart football’s high-flying offensive tandem of fifth-year QB Logan Marchi and first-year WR Tyrese Chambers were featured this week in a pair of local outlets. A feature piece entitled ‘Marchi off to blazing start at SHU’ was written by Steve Barlow in Waterbury’s Republican-American while ‘Receiver Tyrese Chambers finds home at Sacred Heart’ was written by Doug Bonjour for the CT Post. Links to both articles are available above.
  • Football Takes Two-Game Win Streak into NEC Opener at LIU on Saturday
    September 18, 2019
    Riding an impressive two-game win streak in which the offense has put up a combined 86 points, the Sacred Heart football team heads into their Northeast Conference opener on Saturday with a meeting at the newest league member LIU. Formerly LIU Post, the institution’s athletic programs underwent an integration with LIU Brooklyn to form the LIU Sharks and enter the NCAA Div. I ranks for the first time. Kickoff from Bethpage Stadium is set for 1:00 PM.
  • Football Earns CFPA National and NEC Weekly Honors
    September 16, 2019
    An award-filled week for Sacred Heart football continued on Monday as QB Logan Marchi and WR Tyrese Chambers picked up weekly honors throughout the day. These all come on the heels of the Pioneers’ 56-40 road win at Lafayette in which SHU scored its sixth-most points in a game in program history while also recording their fifth straight victory over the Leopards.
  • Logan Marchi Earns Second Straight College Sports Madness NEC Offensive Player of the Week Honor
    September 15, 2019
    Sacred Heart football QB Logan Marchi’s explosive effort on Saturday earned him a second straight College Sports Madness NEC Offensive Player of the Week honor, as announced on Sunday morning. Marchi tied a school record with six passing touchdowns and helped engineer a 35-point second half for SHU as the Pioneers overcome a three-point halftime deficit to defeat Lafayette 56-40 on Saturday.
  • Logan Marchi Ties School Record, Football Tops Lafayette in Shootout, 56-40
    September 14, 2019
    Six touchdown passes for QB Logan Marchi and 56 points for the Sacred Heart offense proved more than enough on Saturday afternoon as the Pioneers toppled Lafayette, 56-40, in an offensive shootout from Fisher Stadium. A second consecutive win and first away from home in 2019 moves SHU to 2-1 on the season and 5-1 all-time against the Leopards, who drop to 0-3 on the year in defeat.
  • Football Heads Back on the Road to Face Lafayette on Saturday
    September 12, 2019
    A week removed from a dominating 30-10 home win over Bucknell, the Pioneers prep for their second straight Patriot League opponent with a trip to Lafayette slated for Saturday, September 14 at 12:30 PM from Fisher Stadium. SHU owns an impressive 4-1 all-time mark and come in riding a four-game win streak against the Leopards having scored 73 points combined in the last two meetings.
  • Football Earns Pair of NEC Weekly Honors
    September 09, 2019
    Sacred Heart football won a pair of Northeast Conference weekly awards following the Pioneers’ 30-10 home win over Bucknell on Saturday night. Sophomore RB Julius Chestnut was announced as the NEC’s Offensive Player of the Week while first-year WR Tyrese Chambers earned Rookie of the Week honors, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon.
  • Logan Marchi Named College Sports Madness NEC Offensive Player of the Week
    September 08, 2019
    Sacred Heart fifth-year QB Logan Marchi has been named the College Sports Madness Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week, as announced on Sunday afternoon. Marchi?s efforts through the air helped lead the Pioneers to a 30-10 home win over Bucknell on Saturday night in front of a record crowd (4,187) for a SHU home opener.
  • Football Dominates Bucknell, 30-10, in Front of Record-Breaking Home Opener Crowd
    September 07, 2019
    Playing in front of a record-breaking crowd of 4,187, the most Sacred Heart football has ever drawn for a home opener, the Pioneers dominated the visiting Bucknell Bison to the tone of a 30-10 decision on Saturday night from Campus Field. Sacred Heart wins its eight consecutive home opener under head coach Mark Nofri and bounce back in a big way following a season-opening defeat at Maine to even their record at 1-1. Bucknell drops to 0-2 with the loss.
  • SHU Football Game Day Information - Bucknell Game
    September 06, 2019
    SHU football hosts Bucknell Saturday night.
  • Football Looks to Bounce Back with 2019 Home Opener against Bucknell on Saturday Night
    September 04, 2019
    Following a tough loss to then-No. 7 ranked Maine, the Sacred Heart football team looks to bounce back with the Pioneers’ 2019 home opener on Saturday night from Campus Field against Bucknell. SHU hopes to prolong an extended string of success in home openers as the Pioneers have won their last seven consecutive home openers, all of which have come since Head Coach Mark Nofri took the reins of the program in 2012. Kickoff is set for 6 PM.
  • Football Drops Season Opener at No. 7 Maine, 42-14
    August 30, 2019
    The Sacred Heart football team struggled at No. 7 nationally-ranked Maine on Friday night to open the 2019 season, allowing 582 yards on the defensive side in a 42-14 defeat from Alfond Stadium. The Pioneers totaled 207 yards of offense, including just 65 through the first half, as the reigning CAA Champion and FCS national semifinalist Black Bears handled the visitors in SHU’s first contest of the season.
  • Football Set to Open 2019 Season Friday Night at No. 7 Nationally-Ranked Maine
    August 28, 2019
    The Sacred Heart University football team opens its 2019 season this Friday night at the No. 7/7 nationally-ranked Maine Black Bears from the Alfond Sports Stadium. The game is set for 6:00 p.m.
  • Football’s Tight End Duo of Ed Cuddahy and Del Driscoll Featured in Sentinel & Enterprise
    August 19, 2019
    The Sacred Heart football team’s senior tight end duo of Ed Cuddahy and Del Driscoll were featured over the weekend in a piece titled ‘Leominster’s Cuddahy, Townsend’s Driscoll are stronger together’ written by Matt Stewart for the Sentinel & Enterprise based in Massachusetts. Fans can click on the link above to read the piece focusing on the two Massachusetts natives who figure to play a big role on offense in 2019.
  • Football Announces Team Captains for 2019 Season
    August 15, 2019
    The Sacred Heart football coaching staff has announced Pioneer team captains for the 2019 campaign. The captains for the season are fifth-year running back Jordan Meachum, fifth-year safety Noah Provenzano, senior cornerback Shawn Ramcheran, senior defensive end Chris Agyemang and senior center Josh Sokol.
  • Jordan Meachum Recognized on CFPA FCS Performer of the Year Watch List
    August 13, 2019
    Sacred Heart fifth-year running back Jordan Meachum has been named to the College Football Performance Awards 2019 FCS Performer of the Year Award Watch List, the organization announced on Tuesday morning.
  • Football Picked Second in NEC Preseason Poll, Chris Agyemang and Jordan Meachum Named Preseason All-NEC
    July 24, 2019
    The Sacred Heart football team has been picked second in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced Wednesday morning at the fifth annual NEC Social Media Day at Metlife Stadium. In addition, Pioneer senior defensive end Chris Agyemang and fifth-year running back Jordan Meachum were both selected to the 2019 Preseason All-NEC Team.
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