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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Florida State's DeMarcus Walker (44) rushes North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C. Heisman Trophy winners no longer need preseason hype and this season even the players considered the front-runners are not quite the household names that Mariota was going into his junior year, including Brissett. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype. Just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton, who won it as first-time starters. This season even the players considered the front-runners are not quite the household names that Mariota was …

USC’s Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Southern California Coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane …

UNH football team’s offense looks sharper in Blue-White scrimmage

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DURHAM – Senior quarterback Sean Goldrich has learned through experience that there’s never enough time to get ready for the start of the season. That’s …

Report: Umile signs extension with UNH hockey team

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

According to a report, the University of New Hampshire signed men’s hockey Coach Dick Umile to a three-year contract extension. The Grand Forks Herald in North Dakota published the report on Friday, saying that UNH President Mark Huddleston signed the deal July 15. According to the report, the …

UNH football team voted No. 3 in CAA preseason poll

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The University of New Hampshire football team received five of a possible 24 first-place votes and was selected third in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll, which was released Tuesday at the annual Media Day at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. UNH, which won the 2014 CAA championship …

Four-sided videoboard coming to UNH’s Whittemore Center for this hockey season

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The University of New Hampshire department of athletics is partnering with Daktronics, Inc. to install a new four-sided, center-hung videoboard along with an LED display band at the Whittemore Center. The project is slated for completion prior to this year’s hockey season. The system includes a four-sided, high-definition …

SEC West is home to huge salaries – but everyone can’t win

Thursday, July 16, 2015

HOOVER, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference Western Division is college football’s land of plenty, with all seven schools throwing huge piles of money at their respective coaching staffs to try and gain an upper hand. The theory: More …

UNH football program announces road trips to San Diego State, Colorado

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The University of New Hampshire football team will open this season on Sept. 3 at San Jose State. And the Wildcats just announced they’ll be taking some more trips out west to face Football Bowl Subdivision opponents. The UNH athletic department announced on Wednesday that the football team …

Headlines from around the world in sports

Monday, July 13, 2015

Tour de France Basso withdraws with cancerous tumor PAU, France – Stunning the Tour de France on its first rest day, doctors diagnosed a cancerous tumor in the left testicle of two-time Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso on Monday, forcing him out of the showcase race. At age …

UNH brings back former player Mike Souza as assistant coach

Saturday, July 11, 2015

DURHAM, N.H. – In a move that had been widely speculated for weeks, the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team named former Wildcats captain Mike Souza an associate head coach on Friday. “Mike Souza was an outstanding …

Judge: Redskins’ trademark must be canceled; team to appeal

Thursday, July 9, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – For the first time in a legal battle that has stretched over 20 years, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of the Washington Redskins’ trademark registration, ruling that the team name may be …

’Unbelievable’: Jankovic tops two-time Wimbledon champ Kvitova

Saturday, July 4, 2015

LONDON – About an hour after flopping on her back and kicking her feet overhead to celebrate a stunning comeback against defending Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, Jelena Jankovic still was giddy. “I cannot stop smiling. … I was …

Bow’s Nerbonne finds comfort zone at national field hockey tournament

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bow’s Lindsey Nerbonne has been to national field hockey events in the past. But she never had as much fun, or success, as she did at the USA Field Hockey Young Women’s National Championship that was held from …