Northeast Conference

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Northeast Conference
Years Active
Prior Name(s)/Conference(s)
Successor Conference(s)

The Northeast Conference (NEC) is a collegiate athletic conference whose schools are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Teams in the NEC compete in Division I for all sports; football competes in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), formerly known as Division I-AA. Participating schools are located principally in the Northeastern United States, from which the conference derives its name.


Current members

Bryant Bulldogs • Central Connecticut Blue Devils • Fairleigh Dickinson Knights • LIU Sharks • Merrimack Warriors • Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers • Sacred Heart Pioneers • St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers • Saint Francis Red Flash • Wagner Seahawks

Associate members

Caldwell Cougars (bowling) • Duquesne Dukes (bowling and football) • Fairfield Stags (field hockey) • Hobart Statesmen (men's lacrosse) • Howard Bison (men's and women's swimming & diving; women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer in 2021) • Rider Broncs (field hockey) • Saint Joseph's Hawks (men's lacrosse)

Former members

Baltimore Super Bees • Loyola Greyhounds • Marist Red Foxes • UMBC Retrievers • Monmouth Hawks • Quinnipiac Bobcats • Rider Broncs • Robert Morris Colonials • Siena Saints • Towson Tigers