FOOTBALL WHITEOUT AT UMASS
DURHAM, N.H.Fans of the University of New Hampshire Wildcats are invited to a reception prior to the UNH football team’s NCAA playoff game against the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, Dec. 2, in Warren McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, Mass., at 2:30 p.m.

The reception will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at tents set up on the north east side of the stadium, behind the visiting team's bleachers in Minute Fan Park.

NESN has secured the rights to air the NCAA quarterfinal game in the New England market. The game will also be available on various other outlets across the nation and on ESPN Game Plan, the Pay-Per-View package. The game will be part of NESN University, the network's new enterprise featuring area college teams.

The ninth-ranked Wildcat football team faces the third-ranked Minutemen in the second round of the NCAA quarterfinals following UNH’s victory over Hampton University on Nov. 25. The Wildcats are the only team in the Atlantic 10 Football Conference to advance to the quarterfinals for three straight years. The Wildcats are led by junior quarterback Ricky Santos, who tied a career mark with five touchdown passes and 315 passing yards in the game against Hampton. The winner of the UNH vs. UMass game will move on to play in the semifinals, playing the winner of the Southern Illinois vs. Montana contest.

Tickets for the Dec. 2 game are available online at http://www.unhwildcats.com and at the Whittemore Center Box Office on the UNH campus in Durham. Reserved seats are $15 each ; UNH students may purchase tickets for $5 with a valid student ID.

UNH fans are encouraged to wear white to the stadium to support the team. Stadium doors open at 12:30 p.m.Alcohol is not allowed in the reception area and there is no parking directly behind the bleachers; there is, however, plenty of parking around the stadium.

 
Directions to Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium

From the North: Route 91 South to Exit 25—At the end of the ramp turn left and follow the road to the intersection—turn right onto Routes 5 & 10 South—go 1 mile, then left onto 116 South, then eight miles to UMass exit—Left at the end of the ramp onto Massachusetts Avenue. Take a right at the first set of lights (usually blinking yellow) and proceed approximately one-quarter mile. The stadium entrance will be on your right.

From the South: Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst)—Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.

From the East: Mass Pike (Route 90) West to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst)—Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.

From the West: Mass Pike (Route 90) East to Exit 4 (West Springfield) onto Route 91 North to Exit 19 (Northampton/Amherst)—Right onto Route 9 and go approximately five miles, just past the Amherst-Hadley town line. Take a left at the lights (just after the Stop and Shop on the left-hand side) onto University Drive. Go through one set of lights and the entrance to the stadium will be on your left.

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