Husson University and the University of New England in Biddeford have agreed to meet in football beginning in 2017 and continuing through at least 2021.

UNE's new football program will begin playing games in 2017. Husson and the Nor'easters will play a home-and-home series of sub-varsity games in '17.

The first varsity game will be played September 8th, 2018 at Biddeford. The two schools will rotate home games through 2021.

The Eagles play in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference. The Nor'easters are joining the Commonwealth Coast Conference.

There will be six Division III schools playing football in 2017 - Husson, UNE, Maine Maritime Academy, Colby, Bowdoin and Bates. UMaine is the state's Division I program.