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DURHAM, N.H. — A memorial for former University of New Hampshire head football coach Clarence E. "Chief" Boston will be held on June 29 at the Durham Community Church on Main Street in downtown Durham. The memorial will begin at 11 a.m.




DURHAM, N.H. — Coaches from the University of New Hampshire football team will be holding their 10th annual football clinics at area high schools next month. The first clinic will be held at Memorial High School in Manchester on June 3, followed by clinics at Portsmouth High School on June 4, Londonderry High School on June 5, Nashua High School (June 6), and finally at Souhegan (June 10).




DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire football team featured many stars on offense and defense in Saturday's annual Blue/White Spring Scrimmage, however, none stood out more than senior quarterback Michael Hurley (Walpole, Mass.) and sophomore field general Mike Granieri (Linwood, N.J.), who each posted impressive statistics.




DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire football team will be holding its annual Blue/White Scrimmage on Sat., May 11. Game time is 1 p.m. at Cowell Stadium.




Clarence E. ("Chief") Boston died peacefully May 4, 2002, at age 85 at his home in Nashville, Indiana, after an heroic struggle with lung cancer.




DURHAM, N.H. — University of New Hampshire football players Jason Ball (Londonderry, N.H.) and Jon Oosterhuis (Guelph, Ont.) have both earned opportunities to play football in the pros next season. Ball, a center, recently signed a free agent contract with the National Football League's San Diego Chargers. Meanwhile, Oosterhuis, a defensive end at UNH, was a first-round pick (eighth overall) by the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League draft.




DURHAM, N.H. — Three more student-athletes have signed letters of intent to play football for the University of New Hampshire. The announcement was made today by fourth-year head coach Sean McDonnell. This brings the total number of players signed to 16 for the Wildcats. Here's a look at the roster information for each of the three, followed by a brief biography:




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football program released its schedule for the 2002 season and it features games vs. many of the top teams in Division I-AA football and even a I-A contest at Kent State for the season-opener on Aug. 29.




PITTSBURGH — Fullback Dan Kreider, an undrafted free agent out of the University of New Hampshire, agreed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on April 2.




DURHAM, N.H.--Eight senior players from the University of New Hampshire football team were honored today at the team's annual awards banquet held on the UNH campus.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football program has received commitments from 13 high school student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent to play for the school.




DURHAM, N.H.--Senior center Jason Ball (Londonderry, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named a first-team ECAC Division I-AA All-Star on Tuesday evening. This comes on the heels of his being named a third-team Division I-AA All-American on Monday night by The Sports Network.




DURHAM, N.H. — Senior offensive center Jason Ball (Londonderry, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire football team has accepted an invitation to play in the 64th annual Blue/Gray All-Star Football Classic on Dec. 25 in Montgomery, Ala. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. and the game will be shown nationally on ABC-TV (WMUR, Channel 9).




DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire running back Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) and offensive lineman Jason Ball (Londonderry, N.H.) were both selected to the All-New England Division I-AA Team by the New England Football Writers announced Thursday.




DURHAM, N.H. - Jake Eaton completed 22 of 30 passes for 343 yards, threw two touchdown passes and also had two rushing touchdowns to lead the University of Maine football team to Saturday afternoon’s 57-24 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.




BROOKLINE, Mass. - L.J. McKanas rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead Northeastern to a 34-11 win over New Hampshire.




DURHAM, N.H. - Brian Westbrook scored three touchdowns and amassed 242 all-purpose yards to break the NCAA I-AA career all-purpose yardage record and lead the Villanova University football team to Saturday afternoon's 38-35 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.




HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -Rocky Butler and Trevor Dimmie each rushed for two touchdowns as Hofstra University extended its winning streak to six games with a 35-20 win over the University of New Hampshire football team on Saturday afternoon at Hofstra Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for Sept. 15, but was postponed due to the tragic events of Sept. 11.




KINGSTON, R.I. - David Jamison ran for 260 yards and two touchdowns to lead the fourth-ranked University of Rhode Island football team to Saturday afternoon's 31-27 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Meade Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H.-On the heels of UNH's impressive come-from-behind victory at Massachusetts on Oct. 13 (35-24), tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) was named the recipient of the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet Award which is presented on a weekly basis to the top player in New England as decided by the New England Football Writers. Lewis received the honor today at the organization's weekly luncheon held on the campus of Harvard University. In addition to the Gold Helmet Award, Lewis received this week the Sports Network National Offensive Player of the Week honor for the second time this season, and was also named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in 2001.




DURHAM, N.H.-On the heels of UNH's impressive come-from-behind victory at Massachusetts on Oct. 13 (35-24), tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) was named the recipient of Sports Network National Offensive Player of the Week honor for the second time this season. He was also named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts on Sunday afternoon.




DURHAM, N.H.-On the heels of UNH's impressive come-from behind victory at Massachusetts on Oct. 13 (35-24), the University of New Hampshire football team had two players honored by the Atlantic 10 Football Conference this week. Junior tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) was named Co-Offensive Player of the Week and redshirt freshman quarterback Mike Granieri (Linwood, N.J.) was named Rookie of the Week.




AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Stephan Lewis ran for three fourth-quarter touchdowns Saturday to lead New Hampshire to a 35-24 come-from-behind victory over Massachusetts.




DURHAM, N.H. - Butter Pressey scored three touchdowns and compiled 134 total yards to lead the University of Delaware to Saturday afternoon’s 49-36 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.




The College Football Hall of Fame unveiled its Atlantic 10 Conference exhibit Friday, it was announced by the world-class museum in South Bend, Ind. Twice a year, the Hall of Fame recognizes a conference with a temporary exhibit in the gallery and lockers with full uniforms in the Hall of Fame's Locker Room.




UNH junior tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa) of the University of New Hampshire football team has been added to the Walter Payton Award Candidate Listing called "The Payton Watch", put out by the Sports Network.




The University of New Hampshire football team was defeated for the first time this season as the College of William & Mary recorded a 38-28 Atlantic 10 victory Saturday afternoon at Zable Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H.-The University of New Hampshire football team, which improved to 3-0 on the season after a victory over Dartmouth (42-38), also improved in both Division I-AA national polls with a placing of 19th in the ESPN/Sportsticker Poll and 20th in the poll conducted by The Sports Network.




HANOVER, N.H. - With four seconds left, quarterback Ryan Day found Brian Mallette in the right corner of the end zone with a 24-yard pass, giving New Hampshire a 42-38 victory over cross-state rival, Dartmouth, on Saturday.




DURHAM, N.H.-For the first time since the University of New Hampshire football team became a Division I-AA program back in 1978, the Wildcats have added Division I-A football teams to the next two schedules. The announcement was made today by UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano. On August 29, 2002, UNH will travel to Kent, Ohio to play the Golden Flashes of Kent State University. Then, on Aug. 28 of the 2003 season, UNH will visit Mount Pleasant, Mich. for a contest at Central Michigan University.




DURHAM, N.H.-Out of respect for the victims of this week's national tragedy and their families, both the University of New Hampshire and Hofstra University have mutually decided to postpone this Saturday's football game until Oct. 27, the open date on both team's original schedules. The announcement was made today by the presidents and athletic directors of both institutions.




DURHAM, N.H.-The University of New Hampshire football team, which improved to 2-0 on Sept. 8 with a 26-19 victory over James Madison, was ranked 21st in the nation today in both the Sports Network and ESPN/USA Today Division I-AA football polls.




DURHAM, N.H. - Senior quarterback Ryan Day (Manchester, N.H.) passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a game-high 88 yards to lead the University of New Hampshire to a 26-19 victory against James Madison University in Saturday afternoon's Atlantic 10 conference opener for both teams at Cowell Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H.-Junior tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Sports Network I-AA Co-National Player of the Week for his record-tying performance during UNH's 45-29 victory over Hampton on Sept. 1 at Cowell Stadium. On Sunday, he was also named the recipient of an Atlantic 10 Co-Offensive Player Of The Week honor. He shared both awards with Villanova's Brian Westbrook, who also scored five touchdowns in his team's victory over Colgate.




DURHAM, N.H.-Junior tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named an Atlantic 10 Football Conference Co-Offensive Player Of The Week for his record-tying performance during UNH's 45-29 victory over Hampton on Sept. 1 at Cowell Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H. - Junior tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) rushed for 248 yards and tied a school record with five rushing touchdowns to propel the University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon’s 45-29 victory over Hampton University at Cowell Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H.-The University of New Hampshire football team played its annual fall scrimmage on Thursday afternoon and the veterans came through with flying colors, while several newcomers impressed the coaching staff.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football team will be back on campus on Friday, August 10, for the annual Wildcat Football Media/Photo Day. The event, which kicks off every season, will begin at 1 p.m. behind the UNH Field House.




PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The University of New Hampshire garnered one first-place vote and was selected seventh overall in the 2001 Atlantic 10 Football Conference Preseason Poll, which was released along with the preseason All-Conference teams on Thursday afternoon. UNH senior center Jason Ball (Londonderry, N.H.) and junior tailback Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) were selected to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference First Team.




DURHAM, N.H.-University of New Hampshire athletic director Marty Scarano announced today that three football games on the upcoming 2001 schedule will be carried live on Manchester's WMUR-TV (Channel 9).




DURHAM, N.H.- Carnelius Cruz, formerly a coach and player at the University of Rhode Island, was recently named assistant football coach at the University of New Hampshire. He will be responsible for mentoring the running backs. The announcement was made today by third-year head football coach Sean McDonnell.






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