2019-20 Bryant University Football News

  • Olive's stem cell donation makes impact off the field
    June 17, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Stephen Olive was one of nearly 100 Bryant Football players that took part in the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation's "Get in the Game. Save a Life" program in March of 2018.
  • Football receives APR Award for eighth-straight year
    June 03, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team was named a recipient of the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic Progress Rate (APR) award for the eighth-consecutive season.
  • Kim, Holloway, Wright earn ICC honors
    May 01, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Three Bryant University senior student-athletes have been honored by the university with 2019-20 Intercultural Center awards from the PwC Center for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Hawkins named wide receivers coach
    March 13, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach Chris Merritt announced Joseph Hawkins as the Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach on Wednesday, March 4.
  • Ken Goodwin named defensive line coach
    March 03, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach Chris Merritt announced Ken Goodwin as the Bulldogs’ defensive line coach on Tuesday, March 3.
  • Bryant signs Team IMPACT's Emery Sims
    February 22, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. --  The Bryant University football team is excited to announce the signing of Team IMPACT's Emery Sims to the Bulldog program.
  • Merritt tabs Barese as Defensive Coordinator
    February 10, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach Chris Merritt announced Anthony Barese as the Bulldogs' Defensive Coordinator on Monday, February 10.
  • Costigan '19 signs with Edmonton in the CFL
    February 07, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football alum Tom Costigan ’19 has signed a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League on Friday afternoon.
  • Football signs 4, completes signing class
    February 03, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University head football coach Chris Merritt announced the addition of four student-athletes to the Class of 2024 during Wednesday’s signing period.
  • 122 named to NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
    January 23, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University student-athletes enjoyed an exceptional Fall 2019 in the classroom as a record 122 were named to the Northeast Conference Academic Honor Roll including 27 who were named to the NEC's Commissioner's Honor Roll.
  • Seven from football named to Phil Steele All-NEC team
    January 09, 2020
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Seven members of the Bryant University football team were named to the 2019 Phil Steele All-Northeast Conference team on Wednesday.
  • Bryant Football announces 2020 schedule
    December 28, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Highlighted by its first-ever game against an FBS opponent and games against in-state rivals Rhode Island and Brown, the Bryant University football team announced its 2020 schedule on Wednesday.
  • Bryant signs 18 in early signing period
    December 14, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach Chris Merritt is excited to announce the signing of 18 student-athletes during the December signing period. The 18 student-athletes make up the first part of the Class of 2024 that will join the Bulldogs next fall.
  • Football celebrates 2019 at annual Awards Banquet
    December 06, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team celebrated the 2019 season on Saturday night with its annual Football Awards Banquet in the Multipurpose Athletic Center.
  • Wright named All-New England
    December 02, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football senior Tomas Wright (St. Augustine, Fla.) has been named to the 2019 New England Football Writers University Division All-New England team.
  • Four from Football named All-NEC
    November 27, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team placed four players on the All-Northeast Conference teams that were announced on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Daly named NEC Co-Rookie of the Week
    November 25, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football freshman Jack Daly (South Glastonbury, Conn.) was named the Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday.
  • Ukele pick-6 helps Bryant close 2019 with win
    November 23, 2019
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Senior Richard Ukele (East Longmeadow, Mass.) returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown to highlight a dominant second half for the Bryant University football defense as the Bulldogs closed the 2019 season with a 14-10 victory over Wagner College on Saturday afternoon at Hameline Field.
  • Bryant visits Wagner in 2019 finale
    November 20, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team travels to Staten Island on Saturday afternoon to take on Wagner College in the final game of the 2019 season.  
  • Samperi named NEC Special Teams Player of the Week
    November 18, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football junior Luke Samperi (Beverly, Mass.) was named the Northeast Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday.
  • Seniors lead Bulldogs to 20-16 win over Duquesne
    November 16, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Senior Robert Brown (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) tied the single-game record with 17 tackles to lead an stout defense as the Bryant University football team defeated Duquesne, 20-16, on Senior Day at Beirne Stadium.
  • Bryant hosts Duquesne on Senior Day
    November 14, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team plays its final home game of the 2019 season on Saturday when it welcomes Duquesne to Beirne Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.
  • Wright named to Buck Buchanan Award Watch List
    November 07, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football senior Tomas Wright (St. Augustine, Fla.) was one of 16 players nationwide added to the STATS FCS Buck Buchanan Award Watch List on Thursday afternoon.
  • Bulldogs fall to Sacred Heart, 24-17
    November 02, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Seniors Jesse Nemerowicz (Hudson, Mass.), Tomas Wright (St. Augustine, Fla.) and Robert Brown (Palmetto Bay, Fla.) combined for 35 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 5.0 tackles for a loss but it wasn’t enough as the Bryant University football team fell to rival Sacred Heart, 24-17, on Family and Friends Weekend.
  • Bryant, Sacred Heart meet on Family & Friends Weekend
    October 30, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team returns to Beirne Stadium on Saturday when it welcomes Sacred Heart on Family and Friends Weekend. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.
  • Nemerowicz sets tackles record, Bulldogs fall to RMU
    October 26, 2019
    MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. – The Bryant University football team took a 13-0 lead into the half but Robert Morris came from behind to earn a 24-20 victory over the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium.
  • Bryant faces RMU on ESPN3 Saturday
    October 24, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University football team makes its longest road trip of the year when it visits Robert Morris on Saturday afternoon in the #NECFB on ESPN3 game of the week. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:05 p.m.
  • Bulldogs fall to CCSU on Saturday
    October 19, 2019
    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – The Bryant University football team fell to No. 25 Central Connecticut, 52-14, on Saturday afternoon at Arute Field.
  • Center of attention: Jones leading the way on OL
    October 18, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football head coach Chris Merritt made it very clear that he wanted to be the toughest team in the Northeast Conference to play against, be able to run the ball and stop the run.
  • Wright named NEC Defensive Player of the Week
    October 14, 2019
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University football senior Tomas Wright (St. Augustine, Fla.) was named the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
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