Inside Wildcat Country
UNH Wildcat Productions' Inside Wildcat Country is a monthly magazine show that debuted October 8, 2011 on WBIN-TV and offers fans an in-depth look at the inner workings of UNH athletics, showcasing unique feature stories, game recaps and highlights. The show is hosted by UNH Athletics' Mike Murphy.
About UNH Wildcat Productions -- UNH Wildcat Productions is the athletic department's video and television entity. The department oversees video streaming, video features, video replay and manages relationships with local and national television providers.
About WBIN-TV -- WBIN-TV offers both entertainment and public affairs programming to an audience that encompasses 2.4 million households representing nearly six million viewers both over the air and through all major cable systems throughout New Hampshire and the Boston DMA.
FEATURED VIDEO: Real 'Cats Wear Pink (October 2013)
In the summer edition of Inside Wildcat Country, I.W.C. features highlights, top plays, milestones, individual accomplishments and impressive feats from an exciting year in Wildcat Country. The episode works backwards from 20 and concludes with the unveiling of the number one moment of the year. The show is hosted by Wildcat Productions' Heather Ross.
July Airings (Season 3, Episode 8)
|Fox College Sports - Atlantic|
|Wed 7/23||6:00 a.m.|
|Thu 7/24||5:30 p.m.|
|Fri 7/25||5:00 p.m.|
|Sat 7/26||11:00 a.m.|
|Mon 7/28||3:00 p.m.|
|Thu 7/31||11:00 p.m.|
|Mon 8/11||6:30 p.m.|
In April's episode, I.W.C. took a look back at SHARPP's fourth annual anti-violence walk and rally to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Then, the show featured gymnast Meghan Pflieger in a 'Cat Chat, a segment that gets to know Wildcat student-athletes off the field of competition. Additionally, I.W.C. explored the growth of Operation Hat Trick, a program that generates awareness, support, and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded warriors, both active service members and veterans. The episode concluded with recent highlights in Wildcat Country.
In the fifth episode, IWC featured a segment on a pair of swimming scholar-athletes, Lauren McCandless and Katie Mann, as well as a look ahead to gymnastics at the Whittemore Center on March 22. Additionally, the show featured family and basketball, looking at the lives of coaches Maureen Magarity and Brendan Copes off the court. The episode concluded with highlights from the month of February.
In January's episode, IWC featured a segment on the annual Skate with the Cats event as well as gymnastics' Hannah Barile and her recent achievement. Additionally, the show looked back at the unveiling of the new university logo and concluded with highlights from the month of January.
In December’s episode, IWC featured a segment on the Wildcat and Maine Black Bear football rivalry and their battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket. Additionally, the show included a "Cat Chat" feature with men's hockey senior Dalton Speelman, a look back at a pair of America East titles including the volleyball and field hockey teams, and concluded with highlights from the month of November.
In November’s episode, IWC featured a segment on the
‘Real ‘Cats Wear Pink’ campaign in the fight
against breast cancer and took a look at the involvement of
student-athletes and faculty and their involvement in community
service. The third segment gave fans a look at the volleyball team
and head coach Jill Hirschinger, and concluded with
highlights from the month of October.
In the October episode of Inside Wildcat Country, IWC featured an exclusive interview with athletic director Marty Scarano about upcoming changes in Wildcat Country, an interview with Michael McCann of the University of New Hampshire School of Law, a segment getting to know the new women’s soccer staff and highlights of the events of September.
In the March edition of Inside Wildcat Country, the show takes a look at the accomplished playing career of first year head women's lacrosse coach, Sarah Albrecht. IWC also showcases highlights from UNH Wildcat Productions and Pack Network's 15-game television package, 'Cat Chats with gymnast Courtney Connors, and a look at the newly renovated athletic training room.
In the February episode,
Inside Wildcat Country showcased a behind-the-scenes look
at UNH Wildcat Productions and what goes into broadcasting a game
on WBIN-TV, as well as an inside look at head men’s
basketball coach, Bill Herrion. Additionally, the show featured
women’s Nordic skiing co-captain, Liz Guiney, and took a look
at highlights from January.
In the February episode of IWC, the show took a look at the "Core Four" of Granite Staters, all haling from New Hampshire, on the women's basketball team. Additionally, the show explored the accomplished career of skiing coordinator, Cory Schwartz and the emergence of homegrown freshman phenom Casey DeSmith from Rochester, N.H. of the men's ice hockey team, as well as a recap of recent highlights. BUY DVD
Episode IV of IWC looked at the unique family dynamic on the men's basketball team, where head coach Bill Herrion and football head coach Sean McDonnell both have sons on the squad. Additionally, the show explored the accomplished career of gymnastics head coach, Gail Goodspeed, and the storied rivalry between UNH and Maine ice hockey, as well as a recap of recent highlights. BUY DVD
In the December edition of IWC, the program took a look at the versatile broadcasting career of the longtime voice of UNH athletics, Jim Jeannotte, as well as accomplished UNH swimming and diving program, headlined by 20-year head coach, Josh Willman. Additionally, the show provided a recap of November's highlights along with the inspiring story behind Operation Hat Trick, a special project created by UNH athletics designed to help injured U.S. military troops. BUY DVD
In the November edition, IWC took a look at the accomplished career of men's cross country and track & field head coach, Jim Boulanger, as well as the father/daughter relationship between football defensive coordinator, John Lyons and field hockey player, Kyle Lyons. Additionally, the show provided a recap of October's highlights along with a chronicled fan experience from the second edition of the Colonial Clash football game. BUY DVD
In the premier episode of IWC, host Mike Murphy sat down with Director of Athletics at UNH, Marty Scarano, to discuss the partnership with WBIN and the success of UNH athletics. The program also took a look at the success of the UNH field hockey team during the fall season lead by the senior duo of Hayley Rausch and Whitney Frates, as well as the storied history of head football coach Sean McDonnell at New Hampshire. The show concluded with a recap of September's highlights at UNH. BUY DVD