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12-point lead disappears in fourth quarter of UNH’s semifinal loss

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DURHAM – They led by nine at halftime. They were up 12 going into the fourth quarter. And even after their 21-18 semifinal loss yesterday, the Wildcats had a hard time believing they let those leads, and their chance at a national championship, slip away. “I still feel like we have another game to play and it’s just hard,” New …

UNH men’s basketball team falls to Sacred Heart, 73-60

Saturday, December 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Cane Broome made a career-high 10 field goals and matched a career-best with 25 points to lead the Sacred Heart men’s basketball …

Utah routs Colorado State in Las Vegas Bowl

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Utah quarterback Travis Wilson ran for three touchdowns and passed for another yesterday, leading the No. 23 Utes to a 45-10 rout of Colorado State …

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 …

NCAA President Emmert: Olympic sports at risk of being cut at Division I colleges

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NEW YORK – NCAA President Mark Emmert said yesterday that it was troubling to see the University of Alabama-Birmingham drop its football program, but he believes Olympic sports are more vulnerable to cuts as schools look at athletic …

UNH men’s basketball team comes close, but falls to Rutgers, 60-56

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Coming off a loss in which it was dominated by Seton Hall, Rutgers had just one goal in mind against New Hampshire: The Scarlet Knights had to win at all costs, regardless of how it looked. “No matter how we won, as long as we …

Mariota, Cooper, Gordon named Heisman Trophy finalists

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW YORK – The Heisman Trophy finalists would make one heck of an offense. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama receiver Amari Cooper and record-breaking Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are set to make the trip to New York …

Three UNH players named to All-New England team

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Three University of New Hampshire football players were named to the New England Football Writers Division I All-New England Team yesterday. Mike Coccia, R.J. Harris and Harold Spears were named to the list for their roles in leading UNH to a No. 1 overall ranking and CAA championship. …

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Ohio State are in playoff

Monday, December 8, 2014

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The playoff picks are in: Top-ranked Alabama will play No. 4 Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, and No. 2 Oregon will play No. 3 Florida State at the Rose Bowl in …