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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 with an 8-0 conference record en route to a No. 1 national …

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 …

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 …

Manny Ramirez Jr. vows to make own baseball name for himself

Thursday, May 7, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – Manny Ramirez Jr.’s hair looked a tad long when University of San Francisco Coach Nino Giarratano offered a good-natured wisecrack about his dreadlocked dad. “Probably just a hint I need to cut the hair,” Ramirez …

Three Wildcats sign with NFL teams

Monday, May 4, 2015

Three University of New Hampshire football players are signing rookie free agent contracts with NFL teams following this weekend’s draft. Former UNH assistant and current Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly is bringing Mike Coccia to Philadelphia, the team …

UNH gets defensive in spring football game

Saturday, May 2, 2015

DURHAM – Determining a winner in an intrasquad football scrimmage can be tricky, especially with some players switching sides during the contest. But it seemed clear who came out on top in yesterday’s Blue-White Spring Game at the University of New Hampshire’s Cowell Stadium. “I thought it was …

NEC rugby wins national championship in NSCRO 15s

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Rugby champions The New England College rugby team won the national championship in the 15-man division of the National Small College Rugby Organization Sunday, defeating Mount St. Mary’s College, 32-15. It was NEC’s first national championship in the 15s, but its second straight appearance in the final game. …

New NCAA Division I chief puts transfer rules on priority list

Sunday, April 26, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Kevin Lennon is putting transfer rule changes near the top of his priority list. The NCAA’s new vice president for Division I governance told the Associated Press there are growing concerns among the division’s 345 members over the surging number of students switching schools – and …

Softball coaching legend Dick Blood calls it a career

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dick Blood really didn’t want much to do with softball. Coach girls? No thanks. Now, nearly 40 years later and four games away from retirement, the soft-spoken coach can’t imagine his life without it. After 15 years at …

Dick Blood’s career by the numbers

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DICK BLOOD’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 264-43 record at Hopkinton High (1980-94) 8 Class M championships at Hopkinton (1985-89, ’91, ’93, ’94) 621-345-2 record at Cornell with 4 games remaining (1996-2016) 207 Ivy League wins, most in conference history 5 NCAA appearances (1999, 2001, ’04, ’09, ’10) 5 Ivy League …

Downing named UNH MVP; MacDonald picked as 2015-16 captain

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team acknowledged its best player from last year while getting itself ready for the next one. Grayson Downing was named team MVP at the Wildcats’ awards banquet yesterday, while rising senior Collin MacDonald was tabbed as the team’s captain for next …

Rangers put Penguins in 3-1 hole with OT victory

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. The Rangers lead the series, 3-1, heading back to New York for Game 5 tomorrow night. In …

Franklin Pierce baseball team ranked No. 1 in the country

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

For the first time ever, the Franklin Pierce University baseball team is holding the No. 1 spot in the country, as the Ravens were moved up to the top place in the Division II polls by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, which oversees the American Baseball Coaches Association’s national rankings. …