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The Game: Stonehill College opens its Northeast-10 Conference schedule against one of the preseason favorites in the conference when it battles American International College at Ronald J. Abdow Field in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday. The Skyhawks are winners of five-straight dating back to last season after last Friday night's 41-33 victory over Pace University and have gotten their season off to a 2-0 start for the first time since opening the 2007 season with three wins in head coach Robert Talley's first season at the helm. The Yellow Jackets are in search of their first win of the year after opening with a pair of non-conference setbacks including a 31-14 loss to NCAA Division I FCS member University at Stony Brook last Saturday night.
Media Info: This afternoon's game is being broadcast live by WAIC 91.9 FM in the greater Springfield area. Live video webcast is also available via www.aicyellowjackets.com on a pay-per-view basis.
Leaders of the Pack: For the second-straight year, StonehillCollege is partnering with Pack Networks to provide live "Packcasts" of all home football and men's and women's basketball games along with other select athletic events. Fans can access the webcasts via www.stonehillskyhawks.tv. Viewers can opt to purchase single-game passes for $6.99 or purchase an "All-Access" pass for $59.99, however Skyhawks Fans who sign up for an All-Access pass before October 1 will receive a $10 discount. All-Access pass members can view all Stonehill webcasts for the entire year, while also gaining access to the archives and be able to watch the webcasts at any time.
The Series: This afternoon marks the 14th meeting all-timebetween these two programs. American International has won each of the 13 previous meetings, including a 34-17 victory in Easton, Mass., on September 11, last season. The Yellow Jackets are 5-0 here at Abdow Field, last winning a 24-10 decision here in 2008. Head Coach Robert Talley has dropped each of histhree encounters with the Yellow Jackets.
On Deck: The Skyhawks return home for two-straight home games starting next Friday night when they host Merrimack College at W.B. MasonStadium at 7 p.m.