Rhode Island football to join Northeast Conference

The Rhode Island football team will compete in the Northeast
Conference starting in 2013.

The Rams will become the conference’s 10th football team when
they join.

Rhode Island’s football team currently competes in the Colonial
Athletic Association. In other sports, the university is a member
of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

URI President David Dooley said in a statement that victories
this season over Villanova, New Hampshire and Massachusetts make
clear that the program is on the rise.