• Golden Bears Run Past Salve Regina in CCC Football Opener, 41-14
    September 29, 2018
    NEWPORT, R.I. (September 29, 2018) – Western New England University used a potent ground attack and a stout defensive effort to earn a 41-14 victory over Salve Regina University on Saturday afternoon in the Commonwealth Coast Football opener for both teams at Toppa Field.
  • Dominant First Half Fuels Western New England’s 59-7 Win Over Anna Maria
    September 22, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 22, 2018) – A dominant first half performance fueled the Western New England University football team's 59-7 victory over Anna Maria College on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Calling your alma mater home
    September 20, 2018
    Division III is home to many coaches who have made a life out of coaching at the same school they played at. Some of those coaches graduated, coached elsewhere and came home as head coach, while some never left. Adam Turer talks to a handful of young coaches who arrived as teenagers and are now young head coaches in this edition of Around the Nation.
  • Golden Bears Prevail 31-28 over Husson in Back & Forth Contest
    September 15, 2018
    BANGOR, Maine (September 15, 2018) – In a back and forth contest that featured six lead changes in the second half alone, Western New England University came away with a thrilling 31-28 victory over Husson University on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Winkin Complex.
  • Presidents’ Cup Remains in Springfield as Golden Bears Take Care of Owls, 31-23
    September 08, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 8, 2018) – The Western New England University football team continued its recent stretch of dominance against Pioneer Valley rival Westfield State University with a 31-23 victory over the Owls on Saturday afternoon in the 30th Presidents' Cup Game at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Emery out; Lebeau promoted at Western New England
    May 08, 2018
    Keith Emery is out after 13 years as head coach at Western New England, while Jason Lebeau, who has been on staff for eight years and has spent six as offensive coordinator, will be the Golden Bears' new top dog.
  • Western New England Wraps Up Regular Season with 55-14 Triumph over Nichols
    November 11, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 11, 2017) – The Western New England University football team established a 35-0 halftime lead on its way to a 55-14 victory over Nichols College on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) action at Golden Bear Stadium. 
  • Western New England Clinches CCC Football Title with 42-28 Victory at Curry
    November 04, 2017
    MILTON, Mass. (November 4, 2017) – Western New England University used a potent rushing attack to capture the inaugural Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) title with a 42-28 victory over Curry College on Saturday afternoon at Walter M. Katz Field. 
  • CCC: Excitement now and in the future
    October 31, 2017
    The herd of unbeaten Commonwealth Coast teams has been pared down, and this coming week will pit the two remaining ones against each other. Western New England and Curry have a playoff bid on the line.
  • Western New England Defeats Salve Regina, 35-26, in CCC Football Showdown
    October 28, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 28, 2017) – In a showdown between two of the three remaining teams with undefeated records in Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) play, Western New England University came away with a 35-26 victory over Salve Regina University on Saturday afternoon at Golden Bear Stadium. 
  • Western New England Rolls to 45-0 Shutout Victory at Becker
    October 21, 2017
    LEICESTER, Mass. (October 21, 2017) – Senior quarterback Anthony Service (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) became Western New England University’s all-time passing touchdown leader in the Golden Bears’ 45-0 victory at Becker College on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) action at Alumni Field.
  • Western New England Records Five Takeaways in 41-14 Victory Over Endicott
    October 14, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 14, 2017) – The Western New England University football team recorded five takeaways, and sophomore Peter Hoff (Shelton, Conn.) ran for a career-high 115 yards and two touchdowns as the Golden Bears opened Commonwealth Coast Football (CCC Football) play with a 41-14 victory over Endicott College on Saturday afternoon. 
  • Western New England Overcomes Late Deficit Again as Golden Bears Rally to Edge St. Lawrence in Overtime Thriller, 27-24
    September 30, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 30, 2017) – The Western New England University football team overcame a late two-touchdown deficit for the second consecutive week, this time rallying to defeat St. Lawrence University 27-24 in an overtime thriller on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Defense Sparks Comeback as Golden Bears Rally to Defeat Husson on Homecoming Weekend, 21-14
    September 23, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 23, 2017) – A momentum-swinging takeaway late in the third quarter sparked the Western New England University football team to a 21-14, comeback victory over Husson University on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • Husson gives CCC its eighth football program
    June 05, 2017
    The Commonwealth Coast Conference takes over the NEFC's automatic bid this fall, will have a seventh program in 2018 and now has an eighth for 2019.
  • Alfred survives, Mount Union advances
    November 19, 2016
    In the Alfred bracket, the top seed needed overtime to beat Bridgewater State, while Mount Union won going away at Hobart and Jim Margraff picked up his 200th career win. More in the roundup of the bottom left bracket.
  • No. 23 Western New England Earns First Ever NCAA Tournament Win, Defeating Husson 44-27 in First Round
    November 19, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 19, 2016) – The No. 23 ranked Western New England University football team earned its first ever NCAA Tournament win with a 44-27 victory over Husson (Maine) University this afternoon in first round action at Golden Bear Stadium.
  • PAT keeps Bridgewater State's season upright
    November 08, 2016
    With Russ Bolarinho's game-winning PAT, the Bears clinched the MASCAC title and the playoff berth that goes with it.
  • Roundup: Olivet, WNEU, Husson, Northwestern among clinchers
    November 05, 2016
    A handful of unranked teams will find themselves in the Division III playoff bracket when it's announced a week from Sunday, and more teams are inching closer. Meanwhile, Ithaca sent Mike Welch off a winner in his final home game. That and more in the Week 10 national roundup.
  • NEFC gets modern twist on title game
    November 01, 2016
    Only one conference in the nation has two undefeated teams, and they are set to go head-to-head this coming Saturday in Rhode Island.
  • 5-0 WNE leaves drama to others
    October 03, 2016
    Especially after a weekend of close and crazy games in the Northeast, Western New England has been leaving little doubt all season.
  • Thunder & Lightning at Salve
    September 19, 2016
    Salve Regina's dynamic rushing duo of Sam Pascale and James Dawson is also doing dynamic things off the field.
  • 10 games to watch for 2016
    August 30, 2016
    Veteran Around the Northeast columnist Tom Haley showcases a new season full of marquee matchups and coaches vying to make it into the national spotlight. Here are his 10 games to keep a close eye on.
  • New England conferences team up for bowl series
    August 30, 2016
    The ECFC, MASCAC, NEFC and NEWMAC will be pulling out of the ECAC's postseason bowls and creating their own postseason game this season.
  • CCC finds its seventh team
    November 19, 2015
    Becker, already an associate member of the CCC in men's hockey, will join the conference for football as well. This gives the CCC seven teams and a right to retain the NEFC automatic bid in 2019, but the shuffle isn't over yet.
  • Salisbury, Cortland get past rivals; Wabash rolls; WNEU, Albion advance
    November 14, 2015
    The Sea Gulls rallied from a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit, while Cortland took the Jug and a bid. The Golden Bears held off Salve Regina, while Albion ends up on top. Let's take a look at how playoff teams and hopefuls did on Saturday.
  • The race to seven: Two conferences chasing AQs
    November 03, 2015
    Ever since the NEWMAC dropped its offseason bombshell that it would add football in 2017, there’s been a slow-motion race in the East Region. Between the Liberty League and the Commonwealth Coast Conference, who will get to seven teams first?
  • Quarterbacks from out of nowhere
    October 26, 2015
    Western New England and Curry are both led by quarterbacks who took circuitous paths to their starting roles. Where did Tyler Ward and Riley Cote come from and how did they end up starting for the Golden Bears and Colonels, respectively? Tom Haley has the answers in Around the Northeast.
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