2016 SHU Football News

May 12, 2017
Department of Athletics Celebrates Career Achievements Of Class of 2017
Ellen Nighbor of the women’s golf team and Justin Danforth of the men’s ice hockey received the top honors of the Pioneer Award

April 25, 2017
Eight Student-Athletes Earn NSCA Strength And Conditioning All-America Honors
The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics had eight student-athletes named National Strength and Conditioning All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for the 2016-17 season.

April 8, 2017
Football Hosts Spring Game, Announces 2017 Captains
The Sacred Heart football team wrapped up its spring practice season with its Spring Game at Campus Field Saturday. Head Coach Mark Nofri also announced that Kevin Barry, Kevin Duke, Ose Imeokparia, Andrew O’Neill, and CJ Parvelus will be the team captains for the 2017 season.

March 30, 2017
SHU Football To Hold Electronics Collection At Spring Game April 8
The Sacred Heart University football team will be hosting a free residential electronics collection on April 8, 2017 during the 2017 Spring Football Game. In conjunction with Take 2 Secure Electronics Recycling, the event will take place from 9am – 1pm in the Tennis Court Parking lot adjacent to Campus Field and the Pitt Center.

February 1, 2017
SHU Football Announces 2017 Recruiting Class On National Signing Day
Sacred Heart University Head Football Coach Mark Nofri announced 20 commitments to the Pioneers’ Class of 2021 on National Signing Day Wednesday.

January 10, 2017
Matt Gardner Named New Offensive Coordinator For SHU Football
Sacred Heart Head Football Coach Mark Nofri announced on Tuesday that Matt Gardner has been brought on as the team’s offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

November 29, 2016
Parvelus and Merrill Named To 2016 Division One All-New England Team
Sacred Heart junior linebacker CJ Parvelus and senior offensive lineman Sean Merrill were named to the New England Football Writers 2016 Division One All-New England Team on Tuesday.

November 23, 2016
Football Puts Four On All-NEC Second Team
The Sacred Heart football team had four student-athletes named to the All-Northeast Conference Second Team on Wednesday, the conference announced.

November 19, 2016
Pioneers Drop Senior Day Shootout To Bryant
The Sacred Heart football team wrapped up the 2016 season Saturday with a 42-34 loss to the Bryant Bulldogs at Campus Field Saturday on Senior Day.

November 16, 2016
SHU Football Wraps Up 2016 Season With Senior Day Matchup Against Bryant
The Sacred Heart football team wraps up its 2016 season Saturday at Campus Field, taking on Bryant at Campus Field at 12 p.m. for Senior Day. The game will be televised on ESPN3.

November 12, 2016
Football Falls At Duquesne 31-10
The Sacred Heart football team lost its third consecutive game Saturday, a 31-10 loss to the Duquesne Dukes at Rooney Field.

November 9, 2016
Pioneers Hit The Road To Face Duquesne Saturday
The Sacred Heart football team looks to snap its current two-game slide Saturday when it travels to Pittsburgh to take on the Duquesne Dukes.

November 5, 2016
Noel Becomes SHU’s All-Time Leader In Passing Yards In 37-35 Loss At CCSU
Fifth-Year quarterback RJ Noel passed Dale Fink as Sacred Heart’s leader in career passing yards Saturday as SHU fell 37-35 to the Central Connecticut Blue Devils at Arute Field Saturday.

November 3, 2016
Andrew O’Neill Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District I Football First Team
Junior wide receiver Andrew O’Neill of the Sacred Heart football team was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Football First Team on Thursday by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.

November 2, 2016
Pioneers Travel To CCSU For Saturday Afternoon Matchup
The Sacred Heart football team looks to even up its Northeast Conference record Saturday when it travels to Central Connecticut for a 12 p.m. game at Arute Field.

October 29, 2016
Pioneers Fall At Home To Saint Francis U 38-17
The Sacred Heart football team battled back from a 10-point deficit to tie the Saint Francis U Red Flash 171-7 in the third quarter Saturday at Campus Field, but the visiting Red Flash scored 21 unanswered points to come away with a 38-17 win.

October 27, 2016
SHU Hosts Saint Francis U In Pivotal NEC Football Matchup Saturday
The Sacred Heart football team hosts Saint Francis U Saturday at Noon at Campus Field in a key Northeast Conference football matchup.

October 22, 2016
SHU Takes Down RMU 16-10
Battling heavy winds and rain most of the day, the Sacred Heart football team won its second straight game Saturday with a 16-10 victory over the Robert Morris Colonials at Campus Field.

October 18, 2016
SHU Hosts Robert Morris Saturday For Family Weekend
The Sacred Heart football team returns to Campus Field this Saturday, hosting Robert Morris for a 1 p.m. game on Family Weekend.

October 17, 2016
Nate Chavious Named NEC Offensive Player of the Week
Senior running back Nate Chavious was named the Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after his career day in SHU’s 31-24 win at Cornell on Saturday.

October 15, 2016
Pioneers Hang On For 31-24 Win At Cornell
The Sacred Heart football team staved off a late Cornell rally Saturday for a 31-24 win at Schoellkopf Field.

October 12, 2016
Football Returns To Action Saturday at Cornell
After an open week, the Sacred Heart (4-1) football team returns to the gridiron Saturday when it travels to Cornell (3-1) for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff.

October 1, 2016
Pioneers Fall In NEC Opener At Wagner 45-20
The Sacred Heart football team dropped its Northeast Conference opener Saturday night, falling 45-20 to the Wagner Seahawks at Hameline Field.

September 29, 2016
SHU Football Ranked Number One In EFN Lambert-FCS Cup Poll
The Sacred Heart football team topped the Eastern Football Network Lambert-FCS Cup Poll for this week.

September 28, 2016
Football Opens NEC Play At Wagner On ESPN3 Saturday Night
After its third win over a ranked opponent last week, the Sacred Heart football team opens Northeast Conference play at Wagner Saturday night at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.

September 26, 2016
Trio of Pioneers Earn NEC Football Weekly Honors
Quarterback RJ Noel, linebacker Kevin Barry, and kicker Alec Finney earned weekly honors from the Northeast Conference for their parts in Sacred Heart’s 38-10 win at #20/24 Stony Brook Saturday night.

September 24, 2016
Pioneers Dominant In 38-10 Win At #20/24 Stony Brook
The Sacred Heart football team scored 31 unanswered points to take down #20/24 Stony Brook 38-10 at LaValle Stadium Saturday night. It’s the Pioneers second win over a ranked Colonial Athletic Association team in the last three seasons. SHU won at then-#24 Delaware 10-7 on Oct. 4, 2014.

September 21, 2016
SHU Travels To #20/24 Stony Brook For Saturday Night Matchup
The Sacred Heart looks to move to 4-0 for the first time since 2013 Saturday night when it travels to Long Island to face the #20/24 Stony Brook Seawolves.

September 17, 2016
Pioneers Rush Past Marist 31-6 For Homecoming Win
Led by 125 rushing yards and two touchdowns from running back Nate Chavious, the Sacred Heart football team moved to 3-0 with a 31-6 win over the Marist Red Foxes at Campus Field Saturday night.

September 14, 2016
SHU Hosts Marist For Homecoming Saturday
The Sacred Heart football team looks to sweep its season-opening three-game series against the Pioneer Football League on Saturday when Marist comes to Campus Field for the Homecoming game at 5 p.m.

September 12, 2016
SHU Announces Game Time Change For Oct. 22 Football Game
Pioneers home game against Robert Morris changed to a 1 p.m. kickoff

September 12, 2016
CJ Parvelus Named NEC Defensive Player of the Week
Junior Linebacker CJ Parvelus was named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after setting a career-high in tackles in SHU’s win over Valparaiso Saturday.

September 10, 2016
Pioneers Cruise To 42-14 Win Over Valpo In Home Opener
Behind 491 yards of total offense, the Sacred Heart football team moved to 2-0 on the season with a 42-14 win over the Valparaiso Crusaders in the Pioneers’ home opener at Campus Field.

September 8, 2016
Football Game Day: Pioneers Host Valpo Saturday Afternoon
SHU hosting Heroes Homecoming Saturday for football home opener

September 7, 2016
Pioneers Host Valpo In Home Opener Saturday At 1 PM
Fresh off a come-from-behind victory at Stetson last week, the Sacred Heart football team hosts the Valparaiso Crusaders at Campus Field Saturday at 1 p.m.

September 5, 2016
Barry and Imeokparia Earn NEC Weekly Honors
Sacred Heart seniors Kevin Barry and Ose Imeokparia were named the Northeast Conference’s Defensive and Offensive Football Players of the Week on Monday for their efforts in the Pioneers’ 18-14 win at Stetson Saturday night.

September 3, 2016
SHU Football Rallies For Season-Opening Win At Stetson
The Sacred Heart football team scored 12 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Stetson Hatters 18-14 in the season opener Saturday night at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium.

August 31, 2016
SHU Football Opens 2016 Season Saturday at Stetson
The Sacred Heart football team opens its 2016 season Saturday night at Stetson. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

August 8, 2016
Nofri Announces Coaching Staff As Preseason Camp Begins
Nofri announced the addition of Mark Wojcik and Andre Barboza-Penn to the Pioneers coaching staff.

August 5, 2016
James Rentz Named To STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year Watchlist
Sacred Heart linebacker James Rentz was named to the STATS FCS Defensive Player of the Year watchlist on Friday.

August 3, 2016
RJ Noel Named To STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year Watchlist
Sacred Heart quarterback RJ Noel was named to the 2016 STATS FCS Offensive Player of the Year watchlist on Wednesday.

August 1, 2016
James Rentz Named To STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team
Senior linebacker James Rentz was named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America Team on Monday, his second preseason honor for 2016.

July 20, 2016
SHU Football Picked Second In NEC Preseason Coaches Poll
The Sacred Heart football team was picked to finish second in the Northeast Conference on Thursday, as the NEC released the preseason coaches’ poll as well as its preseason All-NEC team at NEC Social Media Day at MetLife Stadium.

July 14, 2016
Northeast Conference Releases 2016 ESPN3 Football Schedule
The Northeast Conference released its 2016 Football TV Schedule on Wednesday. Eight games will be televised on ESPN3 this season.

July 6, 2016
Football Tailgate Village And Season Tickets On Sale Now
Tailgate Village provides the best parking, while enjoying pre and postgame college football atmosphere.

May 11, 2016
SHU Football Releases 2016 Schedule
Sacred Heart Head Football Coach Mark Nofri announced the Pioneers’ 2016 schedule Wednesday. SHU will play five home games at Campus Field beginning on September 10 against Valparaiso.