While the current economic environment has led to the elimination of numerous Varsity sports programs, it has also led to an explosion in the popularity of the more economical Club Sports programs. Since 2010, the Yankee Collegiate Football Conference (YCFC) has provided an opportunity for club-level college teams to compete in a true conference, offering many players and fans the College Football experience they had previously only wished for.
Congratulations to the 2015 Yankee Collegiate Football Conference Champs, the SW Connecticut Grizzlies on their convincing 48-8 Yankee Bowl win over the nationally ranked Onondaga Ogres in the 2015 Yankee Bowl. this win puts the Grizzlies near the top of the national rankings and in contention for the National Title, while OCC will again appear in the nation's top 10 teams.
There were too many terrific players to mention in the 2014 season, so congratulations to all of the outstanding student-athletes that put on great performances. A special congratulations to the top vote-getters who were named to this year's All-Conference Team, now viewable under the All-Conference Tab.
The SW Conn. Prep Grizzlies capped a perfect season with an incredibly wild shootout win over fellow National powerhouse University of Vermont 69-33, giving the Grizz the Yankee Conference Crown and the #1 ranking in the nation!
They were set to battle Coppin State on the stage in December, but the Coppin team bowed out the week of the game, surrendering the National Championship to SW Connecticut.
The Grizz, UVM and last year's National Champs Onondaga have proven that the YCFC is the nation's premier conference.
In a rematch of last season's overtime Yankee Bowl thriller, the defending National Champions Onondaga were edged in another tight battle with SW Conn Prep 15-8. The game was deadlocked at 8-8 at the half, and is the third straight one-score game between the rivals.
The UVM Catamounts rack up their third straight impressive win with a 23-0 victory over ECSU. For the full story on this game click here.
The Terriers log their first win of the season at the University of Hartford 26-0 with touchdowns coming from 4 different players, including a fumble recovery returned by defensive back and captain Kevin Geary. The win lifts Boston to 1-1 on the season.
The YCFC's own Onondaga Community College Club team capped its 2013 season with a win in the ICFF National Championship Canton Bowl. For the full story on this game, CLICK HERE