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UNH faces ‘complete team’ in FCS semifinals against Illinois State

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – The Wildcats want to take the next step. Today they’ll get that chance. New Hampshire reached it’s first FCS semifinal last year, only to suffer a 52-14 loss to North Dakota State, a team that went on to win its third straight national title. No. 1 UNH (12-1) will get another chance to win a semifinal starting at …

Defending champion North Dakota State beats Sam Houston State, 35-3, to return to final

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FARGO, N.D. – John Crockett ran for three touchdowns and North Dakota State’s defense returned to form with a 35-3 win over Sam Houston State …

UNH hockey: Ideas for how the Wildcats can turn things around after a rough first half

Friday, December 19, 2014

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team is on its break, so with no game to preview for this weekend, it’s appropriate to take …

Big third period leads UNH men’s hockey team past Maine, 7-4

Saturday, December 13, 2014

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team answered Maine’s four-goal second period with a four-spot in the third period to rally past the Black Bears, 7-4, last night. Senior Grayson Downing notched a hat trick in the final frame to spark the Wildcats (5-10-1), who earned a …

Oregon QB Mariota wins Heisman Trophy

Saturday, December 13, 2014

NEW YORK – Marcus Mariota, the prototypical 21st-century quarterback, took an old-fashioned approach to become Oregon’s first Heisman Trophy winner. The Ducks’ understated star won the Heisman last night going away, capping a three-year climb to college football’s …

UNH football team rallies in second half, wraps up FCS semifinal berth

Saturday, December 13, 2014

DURHAM – The University of New Hampshire football team needed seven shots in 10 years to win an FCS quarterfinal. Now the Wildcats have turned the trick in back-to-back seasons. With last night’s 35-30 quarterfinal win over No. …

Former UNH goalie Casey DeSmith comments on media coverage of his arrest and suspension from UNH

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Text of a press release provided by the parents of Casey DeSmith. ROCHESTER – Casey DeSmith, who had been the starting goaltender for the University of New Hampshire Wildcats Division I men’s ice hockey team from the spring …

UNH hockey team falls apart after taking early lead, loses to Maine, 5-2

Saturday, December 13, 2014

MANCHESTER – Blown leads have been the recent culprit for the University of New Hampshire hockey team, but its weakness hasn’t been closing games out. In fact, the Wildcats would love more chances to finish games off. They haven’t kept leads long enough to give it a shot. …

Kearsarge grad Heffernan caps surprising college cross country career

Friday, December 12, 2014

Lindy Heffernan is the Accidental Harrier. Five years ago, as a senior at Kearsarge Regional High, the soccer and lacrosse standout replaced an ailing friend in the Cougars’ cross country lineup. It was intended to be nothing more …

UNH football team ready for dangerous Chattanooga in FCS quarterfinals

Friday, December 12, 2014

DURHAM – When No. 1 New Hampshire (11-1) faces No. 8 Chattanooga (10-3) tonight in the FCS quarterfinals, the Wildcats will carry an 11-game winning streak onto the turf at Cowell Stadium. They’ll also be facing an opponent …

Oregon QB Mariota big winner at awards show

Friday, December 12, 2014

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff. At the College Football Awards Show last night, he went a perfect …

Wildcats have Durham all abuzz

Thursday, December 11, 2014

DURHAM – As the FCS playoff field decreases, the excitement around the University of New Hampshire campus increases. “The buzz is definitely growing,” UNH junior defensive tackle Julian Turner said. “More and more I’m getting stopped on the …

Heisman nominee Cooper brings a rare set of abilities to the field

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama receiver Amari Cooper blew past the defensive back on a deep post, and his offensive coordinator didn’t even wait until the ball was in the air to celebrate. Lane Kiffin raised his hands on …