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UNH’s hot start cooled off by Maine goalie in 4-0 loss

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DURHAM – Time is slipping away from the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team, and the Wildcats took the Whittemore Center ice like they knew it. UNH attacked Maine from the opening faceoff, zipping through the Black Bears defense and peppering goalie Matt Morris with chance after chance that had the wired fans ready to erupt. Go figure, that …

UNH men’s hockey team blows lead in 6-4 loss at Maine

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team blew a two-goal first-period lead and lost to Maine, 6-4, last night in Orono. After falling behind …

UNH hockey: With Hockey East position growing crucial, Wildcats look to sweep Maine

Friday, January 23, 2015

DURHAM – There’s a board set up inside the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team’s locker room. Coach Dick Umile hates it. Can’t stand …

Miller scores 18 as UNH men’s hoop beats Vermont, 73-68

Thursday, January 22, 2015

DURHAM – Daniel Dion hit a key 3-pointer with 2:10 left and five New Hampshire players reached double figures in a 73-68 victory over Vermont last night. Dion’s trey gave the Wildcats a 64-61 lead. Dre Wills split a pair of free throws to pull Vermont within 64-42. …

UNH’s Tirone named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

University of New Hampshire goalie Danny Tirone was named Defensive Player of the Week by Hockey East yesterday, after leading the Wildcats to a pair of victories. Tirone made his second and third starts of the season on Tuesday and Saturday, allowing three goals in the two contests. …

UNH basketball beats UMass Lowell in overtime, 67-64

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

DURHAM, N.H. – Tanner Leissner scored 18 points and Jaleen Smith added 17, including two free throws with 13 seconds left in overtime, to lift New Hampshire to a 67-64 win over Massachusetts-Lowell yesterday. Smith’s free throws came after Matt Harris drilled a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left …

UNH basketball teams sweep Binghamton

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tanner Leissner scored four of his 17 points in overtime to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 73-66 victory over Binghamton yesterday. Leissner made two layups in the extra period, the second giving the Wildcats a 66-63 lead with 2:47 remaining. Binghamton’s Romello …

Jim Litke column: Maybe Paterno will get his statue back, too

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Feckless, arrogant, self-aggrandizing, inept – if you needed just one episode to illustrate everything wrong about Mark Emmert’s tenure as NCAA boss, he just handed it over, tied up with a bow. No matter how Emmert and his …

UNH hockey erases three deficits but falls to Massachusetts, 6-4

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The University of New Hampshire hockey team had little trouble putting the puck in the net but more difficulty keeping it out, falling to Massachusetts, 6-4, in a Hockey East game at the Mullins Center last night. The Wildcats (7-12-2, 2-6-1) outshot the Minutemen (7-15-0, 2-10-0) by a …

Split for UNH hoop teams: men lose while women win

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Taylor Dyson scored 16 points, including the tie-breaking 3-pointer with 50 seconds left, and the Hartford men’s basketball team held on to beat New Hampshire, 68-67, last night. Dyson’s shot put the Hawks (9-7, 2-1 American East) ahead, 65-62. Justin Graham, who finished with 12 points off the …

UNH’s McDonnell wins national coach of the year award

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sean McDonnell, 16th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire football team, was named the 2014 American Football Coaches Association FCS National Coach of the Year yesterday. It’s the first AFCA National Coach of …

UNH hockey team jumps to early lead, holds off Providence, 2-1

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DURHAM – Grayson Downing’s shot wasn’t even headed toward the net. Not that it matters when it hits a defenseman, pops into the air and floats over the goalie before anyone can react. Hey, when you’re hot, you’re hot. The senior center and alternate captain scored a pair …

Elliott, Ohio State beat Oregon, 42-20, to win national championship

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas – Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Ohio State won the first national title in college football’s playoff era, running over Oregon 42-20 last night. Elliott scored three straight times in the …