DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey tradition of 'throwing out the fish' has been entered in the 2014 SiriusXM College Sports Nation Traditions Tournament as one of the best traditions in college sports. The eighth-seeded Wildcats are up against the defending champion and top-seeded University of Arkansas for its 'calling of the hogs'.
The round of 32 voting is currently open and ends Sunday, June 8 at midnight. Listeners of the College Sports Today with Mark Packer program nominated schools and traditions that were narrowed down into bracket format.
The tradition of throwing out the fish dates back to the 1970s and occurs when UNH men's hockey scores its first goal of any home game. The fish symbolizes the opposing goaltender 'fishing pucks' out of the net.