Dr. Sharon Beverly Appointed to Lead The College of New Jersey Athletics Into the Future January 28, 2014 The College of New Jersey Vice President for Student Affairs Amy Hecht has announced the appointment of Dr. Sharon Beverly as the new assistant vice president for student affairs and executive director of athletics and recreation for the College. She will begin her tenure on March 1st. [Read More]
The ECAC, a New Beginning: The First Six Months Under New Leadership January 13, 2014 Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss became the eighth Commissioner of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on July 1, 2013. In his first six months as Commissioner, Kevin McGinniss has led the nation’s largest athletics conference through a progressive transition to enhance the intercollegiate athletics experience for ECAC student-athletes, coaches, administrators and institutions. [Read More]
ECAC Member Institution Western Connecticut State University to Host NCAA President Mark Emmert January 7, 2014 Western Connecticut State University President James W. Schmotter recently announced that the 2014 President’s Lecture will feature NCAA President Dr. Mark A. Emmert. The President’s Lecture is free and open to the public, and Emmert will speak on the Western Connecticut State University campus on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. [Read More]
Top Moments in ECAC History: Babson College and Norwich University Play at Fenway Park January 3, 2014 For over a century, Fenway Park has been one of the most iconic venues in all of sports. Known mainly for its baseball legacy, America’s Most Beloved Ballpark has played host to a number of other iconic sporting events, including the 2010 Winter Classic. In 2012, Fenway Park embarked on its 100-year anniversary and once again turned its fabled baseball diamond into an outdoor hockey venue. [Read More]
December 20, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: Roger Staubach Wins the 1963 Heisman Trophy In 1963, the College Football landscape looked far different than it does today. 50 years ago, there were no BCS standings or computer polls, but rather the “writers’ poll” by the Associated Press and the “coaches poll,” which was administered by United Press International. Based on those two polls, the top teams in the nation would meet on New Year’s Day and determine the National Champion.
December 20, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: The Birth of the ECAC On January 2, 1938, what is now the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) started as the Central Office for Eastern Intercollegiate Athletics, with its new Executive Director, Asa Bushnell, a secretary, a two room suite in the Hotel Roosevelt, a $28,000 yearly budget and a mimeograph machine in the bathtub.
December 16, 2013 ECAC Announces Strategic Partnership with Under Armour The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), Nelligan Sports Marketing (NSM) and Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) announced today that the Baltimore-based leader in performance apparel, footwear and accessories will become the official outfitter of the ECAC.
December 13, 2013 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Four Tickets On Sale Now Tickets to attend the highly-anticipated 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Four at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, April 10 and Saturday, April 12, are now on sale exclusively through ComcastTIX, online at ComcastTIX.com, by phone at 1-800-298-4200, or in person at Wells Fargo Center box office.
December 13, 2013 ECAC Officials Set to Work NCAA Division III Championship Semifinal on Saturday The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced today that seven of its football officials have been selected to work one of the NCAA Division III Championship Semifinal Games.
December 12, 2013 Bluefield State College Accepted as Full Member into the Eastern College Athletic Conference Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinnis announced today that Bluefield State College has been granted membership by the ECAC Board of Directors.
December 11, 2013 ECAC Honors Student-Athletes, Coaches and Administrators at 2013 Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival For the second consecutive year, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) partnered with the annual Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival. On Saturday, Dec. 7, the ECAC recognized the achievements of its distinguished student-athletes, coaches, and administrators.
December 6, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: EAIAW is Consolidated into the ECAC When the 1981-1982 academic year began, there were two major organizations in the east that provided regional championships and governance for student-athletes who participated in intercollegiate athletics. At the time, the ECAC was sponsoring over 40 championships annually in men’s athletics and providing administrative and legislative guidance to its membership.
December 3, 2013 Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival Set to Tip Off Saturday For the second consecutive year, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has partnered with Madison Square Garden to present the annual Holiday Festival. The 2013 Holiday Festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, with Stony Brook University tipping off against La Salle University at 11 a.m. and St. John’s University taking on Fordham University at 1 p.m.
November 29, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: Canisius College Wins 1998 Synchronized Swimming Championship The year was 1998. The average price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.07, a first class stamp cost 32 cents and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) administered its first-ever synchronized swimming championship. The field was headlined by Canisius College, the third-place finisher in the previous year’s United States Collegiate Championships, finishing behind only the Ohio State University and Stanford University.
November 22, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: 1977 ECAC Division I New England Men's Basketball Championship From 1973-1981, the Eastern College Athletic Conference administered Division I Basketball Championships in the New England, Metro New York-New Jersey and Upstate-Southern regions. These tournaments would effectively determine the NCAA Division I automatic qualifier among the eastern independents for the NCAA Tournament.
November 21, 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament Set to Feature Three ECAC Teams SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The 2013 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament will feature three Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) member institutions, as Fairfield University, Hofstra University and the College of the Holy Cross will take part in the eight-team tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) will be Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The remaining teams scheduled to participate in the tournament are Belmont University, University of Hartford, University of Louisville, University of North Carolina and the University of Richmond.
November 20, 2013 Adelphi University's Danny McCabe Appointed to ECAC Board of Directors CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss and ECAC Board of Directors President Gene Doris announced today the appointment of Danny McCabe of Adelphi University to the ECAC Board of Directors. He will serve a four-year term.
November 20, 2013 Rich Cavanaugh Announces Retirement as Head Football Coach at Southern Connecticut State University NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Rich Cavanaugh has announced his retirement as head football coach at Southern Connecticut State University, effective January 1, 2014. Cavanaugh has enjoyed an affiliation with the university since 1982 and served as head coach of the Owls' gridiron squad since 1985.
November 15, 2013 Top Moments in ECAC History: 2002 ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship Heading into the 2002 ECAC Hockey Tournament, Cornell University and Harvard University were heading in opposite directions. The Big Red had just put the finishing touches on a 25-8-2 regular season and had outscored their opponents by 55 goals in the process. The Crimson on the other hand had dropped eight of their final 11 games, including a sweep at the 2002 Beanpot and a pair of road losses to conference foes Yale and Princeton. Moreover, Cornell had beaten Harvard four of the previous six times they faced each other in the postseason, including two of the last three playoff meetings. With years of revenge on the mind of the Crimson, the two teams took to the ice in Lake Placid for the 2002 ECAC Hockey Tournament Championship.
November 14, 2013 ECAC Mourns the Loss of Edgar Cartotto CENTERVILLE, Mass. - The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) joins the rest of the college basketball community in mourning the loss of Edgar “Ed” Cartotto. Cartotto, a longtime member of the ECAC Officiating Bureau and the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA), passed away last week.