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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 …

As distractions and criticisms mount, Florida State just keeps winning

Thursday, December 4, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Chaos has become the norm at Florida State. There seems to be constant stream of off-field issues swirling around the Seminoles, who just keep winning games and championships amid the turmoil. This week is no …

Lagging behind in competitive football landscape, Michigan must nail coaching search

Thursday, December 4, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Even if Michigan hires a football coach with Michigan ties, don’t expect him to be introduced as a Michigan Man. “I want to get rid of the word ‘Michigan Man’ – maybe today you …

UNH football team raring to go after Thanksgiving break, first-round bye

Thursday, December 4, 2014

DURHAM – Returning to a routine after vacation can feel like a drag. When the University of New Hampshire football team returned to practice this week after its Thanksgiving holiday, however, no one was dragging. “The energy was …

New Hampshire wins third straight game, 72-56

Thursday, December 4, 2014

NEW YORK – Jaleen Smith scored 16 points and Tanner Leissner added 13 points and eight rebounds as the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team won its third straight game, beating LIU Brooklyn, 72-56, last night. UNH made just 41.7 percent of its shots, but hit 12 …

Pittsburgh running back Conner named ACC player of the year

Thursday, December 4, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Pittsburgh running back James Conner’s career as a defensive end is likely over. The sophomore was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s player of the year yesterday following a breakout season in which the 6-foot-2, 250-pound …

TCU jumps Florida State into third in playoff rankings

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

TCU moved up to No. 3 in the final College Football Playoff rankings before the teams are selected to play in the national semifinals, becoming the latest team to jump past undefeated Florida State. The Seminoles are fourth, …

Meyer takes stand, says Buckeyes shouldn’t drop with injury to QB

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For most of the season, Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer has barely feigned knowledge of or interest in the College Football Playoff. That all changed on a Big Ten championship game teleconference. The third-year Buckeyes …

Alabama adds offensive explosiveness to its running and defense trademark

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The final score was more Oregon or Baylor than Alabama. The top-ranked Crimson Tide showed it can keep pace in a point-a-minute shootout with a 55-44 victory over Auburn that seemed so out of character …

UNH’s McDonnell recognized as New England Coach of the Year

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

University of New Hampshire football Coach Sean McDonnell was named Division I New England Coach of the Year by the New England Football Writers Association yesterday, marking the fifth time he’s won the award. McDonnell, who also earned …

UNH edges Dartmouth, 65-63, in men’s basketball

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Daniel Dion matched a career-best with 23 points and hit the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining to lift the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team over intrastate rival Dartmouth, 65-63, yesterday. Dartmouth’s Connor Boehm scored to tie it at 60 with 1:36 remaining. Jaleen Smith hit …