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.