UNH WILDCATS Featured Stories

by Matt Dougherty, Executive Director of I-AA Football

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - None of this year's I-AA wide receivers will match the professional accomplishments of Jerry Rice.


DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire football team was ranked No. 1 in all of I-AA college football according to "Lindy's 2006 Football Preview" a magazine that covers all NCAA divisons.


NORTHFIELD - The Vermont Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association named David Ball of Orangeand Carmen Lagala of Montpelier as the 2005-06 Male and Female Athletes of the Year for the State ofVermont on Sunday at Norwich University.


DURHAM, N.H. — If the "AnyGivenSaturday.com" I-AA College Football Poll is any indication as to what University of New Hampshire football fans can expect during the 2006 football season, now may be a good time to snap up season tickets as the Wildcats were picked to finish second in the nation in the web site poll.


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The University of New Hampshire Athletic Department and the Manchester Wolves arenafootball2 professional team have partnered to present "UNH Football Night" at the Verizon Wireless Arena on July 14, 2006.


Senior defensive lineman Derek Stank (Etters, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team and senior Amanda Hall (Bremerton, Wash.) of the UNH gymnastics program were named the 2006 Jim Urquhart Student-Athletes of the Year on Sunday night at the third annual senior awards banquet at Holloway Commons on the UNH campus


DURHAM, N.H.- Over the past two seasons, the UNH football team has won with an explosive offense and an opportunistic defense that created turnovers. UNH football fans saw a lot of both in Saturday's Blue/White Scrimmage.


DURHAM, N.H. - Former University of New Hampshire football player and Pro Bowl NFL cornerback Jerry Azumah formerly of the Chicago Bears has announced a fundraising event on Saturday, May 6th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the 100 Club in Portsmouth, N.H.


DURHAM, N.H.-Jon Shelton, a defensive assistant coach at Kansas University last season, has been hired to a similar position for the University of New Hampshire football team.


DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire football program reached new heights last season, advancing to the NCAA I-AA Quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, winning a share of the Atlantic 10 Championship and posting the most wins ever in a season with 11. Eighth-year head coach Sean McDonnell, the 2005 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, will be looking to build on the success of the past two seasons when his players take the field for the first spring practice on Saturday, April 8.


LAKE FOREST, IL - Chicago Bears cornerback Jerry Azumah announced his retirement from the National Football League on Thursday after a seven-year career highlighted by two post-season appearances and his selection to the Pro Bowl following a career-best 2003 season.


Derek Stank Named MVP and Baron Flenory Earns Bill Bowes Award

DURHAM, N.H.-Seven members of the University of New Hampshire football team, four of them defensive players, were honored today at the team's annual awards banquet held on the UNH campus Saturday afternoon.


DURHAM, N.H.-Sean McDonnell, the eighth-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire football team, announced that 13 student-athletes have signed letters of intent to attend UNH and play football for the Wildcats.


DURHAM, N.H.-The 2005 University of New Hampshire football team continues to earn various honors and awards for its outstanding efforts this past season. This time the Wildcats were selected as the winners of the I-AA Lambert Meadowlands Cup and also named the ECAC Team of the Year. The announcement was made recently by the ECAC.


PHILADELPHIA, PA — Nine players from the University of New Hampshire football team were honored this week as members of the Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference squad. In order to be eligible for the honor, the student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve and must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. First-year freshmen are not eligible. In all, 79 student-athletes were honored by the conference, 40 on offense and 39 on defense. Listed below are the nine UNH players honored by the conference for their academic efforts:


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.-University of New Hampshire head football coach Sean McDonnell was named the 19th winner of the Eddie Robinson National I-AA Football Coach of the Year Award on Thursday evening at "The Sports Network" awards dinner held at the Sheraton Road House Hotel in Chattanooga. The honor is given annually to the most outstanding head coach in all of Division I-AA college football.


DURHAM, N.H.-Senior All-America tight end Jonathan Williams (Rochester, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was recently selected to play in this year's inaugural Magnolia Gridiron Classic, which features many of the top football players from around the nation. The game will be played on Sat., Dec. 24, at Veteran's Memorial Statdium in Jackson Mississippi. Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. EST.


DURHAM, N.H. — The 2006 schedule for the University of New Hampshire football team was announced Friday by the UNH Athletic Department and the Wildcats, who broke the school single-season win total with an 11-2 record and No. 1 national ranking in 2005, will kick off the 2006 season Sept. 9 at Northwestern University of the Big Ten Conference.


BOSTON, MASS-Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the 67th recipient of the "Bulger" Lowe Award, which is given annually to the top offensive and defensive player in New England.


WACO, TEX.-For the second consecutive year University of New Hampshire head coach Sean McDonnell has been named a District I I-AA Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association. The announcement was made today.


Santos compiles 458 total yards of offense in Wildcats' loss

DURHAM, N.H. — Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.), one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award, amassed 458 yards of total offense with 345 passing yards, 106 rushing yards and seven receiving yards, but the No. 1 ranked and top-seeded University of New Hampshire football team was defeated 24-21 by No. 7 University of Northern Iowa in Saturday afternoon's NCAA I-AA quarterfinal game at Cowell Stadium.


WMUR-TV (Channel 9) has come to an agreement with the NCAA in order to carry live the University of New Hampshire/University of Northern Iowa Division I-AA Quarterfinal matchup scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Cowell Stadium. Kickoff is at 11 a.m. The contest will also still be shown live on ESPN Game Plan, and on a tape-delayed basis on ESPNU at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. The contest is being produced by ESPN. Trey Bender will handle the play-by-play and Kelly Stouffer will be the analyst.




PHILADELPHIA, PA - Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos of New Hampshire, the 2005 Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year, has been named one of three finalists for the prestigious Walter Payton Award, it was announced on Monday.


DURHAM, N.H. — For the second consecutive season, and for the second time in school history, the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA I-AA Playoffs. The contest, vs. No. 7 ranked Northern Iowa, is scheduled for Sat., Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. The contest will be shown live on ESPN Game Plan and shown tape delayed on ESPNU at 9:30 p.m.


Santos compiles 417 total yards, four TDs

DURHAM, N.H. — Led by Walter Payton Award candidates Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.), who compiled 417 total yards of offense and four touchdowns, and David Ball (Orange, Vt.), who caught nine passes for 173 yards and three TDs, the No. 1-ranked and top-seeded University of New Hampshire football team defeated 24th-ranked Colgate University, 55-21, in Saturday's first round of the NCAA I-AA playoffs at Cowell Stadium.


PHILADELPHIA--Quarterback Ricky Santos of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year following a end-of-season vote by the conference head coaches. The announcement was made today by the Atlantic 10 office.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- The race for the top player, defensive player, and coach in I-AA college football took a final step on Monday as ballots for the 2005 Walter Payton Award, Buck Buchanan Award, and Eddie Robinson Award were mailed to all voters. For UNH, sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos and junior wide receiver David Ball are up for the Walter Payton award and UNH head coach Sean McDonnell is included among the top coaches up for the Eddie Robinson Award.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- New Hampshire outscored Maine, 59-47, to maintain the No. 1 position in this week's Sports Network I-AA top 25 poll. The Wildcats earned the top seed in the 2005 I-AA playoffs with a 10-1 record and claimed the Atlantic 10 automatic berth with a 7-1 conference mark. New Hampshire is at No. 1 in the rankings for the third week in a row and the fifth time overall. Sean McDonnell's club earned 45 of a possible 78 first-place votes and 1,916 total points in this week's balloting. New Hampshire faces No. 24 Colgate in the first round of the playoffs.


I-AA.org, the leading news service covering NCAA football Division I-AA has named its national weekly All-Stars for the week ending November 19, 2005. Below are the four individual student-athletes honored including their height, weight, class, position, game for which they are honored, hometown and a description of their accomplishments this week.


DURHAM, N.H. — The No. 1 ranked University of New Hampshire football team was awarded the top seed in the NCAA I-AA football playoffs with a 10-1 record and will be entertaining Patriot League Champion Colgate on Sat., Nov. 26, at Cowell Stadium. Game time is 12 p.m. and the contest will be shown live on ESPN2.


Santos leads 'Cats with school-record seven TDs

DURHAM, N.H. — Led by Walter Payton Award candidates Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.), who threw for four touchdowns and ran for three more, and David Ball (Orange, Vt.), who had eight receptions for 76 yards and three TDs, the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team recorded a 59-47 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of Maine in Saturday afternoon's regular-season finale at Cowell Stadium. UNH won the Brice-Cowell Muskett, which is presented annually to the victor of this rivalry, for the third consecutive year.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- No. 1 New Hampshire scored an easy, 56-0, win against Iona to maintain its position at the top of The Sports Network I-AA Top 25 poll. The Wildcats improved to 9-1 for the season, and can clinch the Atlantic 10 automatic berth with a win at home against Maine on Saturday. New Hampshire picked up 58 of a possible 103 first-place votes and 2,522 points to land at No. 1 for the second week in a row and fourth week this season.


Ball breaks Wildcat record for career receiving yards

DURHAM, N.H. — Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) threw for 153 yards and David Ball (Orange, Vt.) caught two passes for 42 yards as the pair of Walter Payton Award candidates saw limited playing time in the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team's 56-0 non-conference victory Saturday afternoon at Cowell Stadium.


Throws Four TD Passes In 29-26 Win At Hofstra

PHILADELPHIA--Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week for another outstanding four-TD passing effort in a hard-fought 29-26 victory at Hofstra on Nov. 5. This marks the fourth time this season he has received the prestigious honor.


Philadelphia, PA - After a 29-26 victory at Hofstra, the New Hampshire Wildcats moved up one spot to re-claim the No. 1 position in The Sports Network I-AA Top 25 poll. The 8-1 Wildcats held the No. 1 ranking for two weeks earlier in the season (Oct. 1 and Oct.8). New Hampshire moved into the top spot due to Furman's 27-24 loss at Georgia Southern. The Wildcats have a 6-1 record in the Atlantic 10, and go out of conference play to host Iona on Saturday. The Wildcats picked up 57 of a possible 108 first-place votes and 2,634 points to claim the No. 1 spot.


HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - University of New Hampshire quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) threw four touchdown passes, including the decisive score to Aaron Brown (Central Square, N.Y.) with 6:40 left in regulation, as the second-ranked Wildcats escaped with a 29-26 win over the Hofstra Pride in Atlantic 10 action Saturday afternoon at Shuart Stadium.


The UNH Sports Network and Seacoast affiliate WTSN-AM (1270) invite UNH football fans to a special tailgate party during Saturday's game against Hofstra. WTSN will be conducting its annual Caring and Sharing Canned Food Drive during the game and UNH fans who donate to the drive will be treated to free food and, while supplies last, receive free tickets to the November 12th home game against Iona.


HILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network) - An updated list of 32 players has been established by The Sports Network, I-AA college football's most widely recognized information service, indicating the current and official "Payton Watch" and "Buchanan Battle" members. The "Payton Watch" and "Buchanan Battle" pages, which can be found at The Sports Network's website (www.sportsnetwork.com) keep track of the quest for the 19th Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the most outstanding player in I-AA football, and the 11th Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the top defensive player in I-AA. The honors will be presented at the 19th annual I-AA College Football Awards on Thursday, December 15th in Chattanooga, TN, on the eve of the 2005 I-AA National Championship. The Eddie Robinson Award, honoring I-AA's top coach, and the Sports Network Cup, bestowed upon the nation's best I-AA mid-major program, will also be presented on Dec. 15th.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- For the first time since 1990, the Furman Paladins hold the No. 1 ranking in The Sports Network I-AA top 25. The Paladins moved up one spot after a bye week due to Western Kentucky's 31-20 loss to Southern Illinois. Furman was ranked No. 2 for four weeks this season and six weeks during the 2004 campaign. The Paladins have a 7-1 mark and a 4-1 record in the Southern Conference, and face a major test on Saturday with a trip to No. 14 Georgia Southern. Furman picked up 61 of a possible 112 first-place votes and 2,742 points to claim the top spot.


~Ball named 19th Bill Knight Award Winner, Santos becomes all-time school passing touchdown leader~

AMHERST, Mass. - Junior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) caught four touchdown passes and posted 199 yards on nine catches to lead the fourth ranked University of New Hampshire football team to a 34-28 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon in front of 12,539 fans at McGuirk Alumni Stadium.


Makes Four TD Catches Vs. Top Defense In I-AA Football

PHILADELPHIA — Junior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday, not just for making four touchdown receptions and nine catches for 199 yards, but for accomplishing it all against the No. 1 defense in I-AA football.


Completes 25 of 26 Passes For Five TDs And Runs For One

PHILADELPHIA — Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass) of he University of New Hampshire football team was just one pass attempt away from a perfect game as he led UNH to a 52-21 rout of Atlantic 10 rival Northeastern University this week. As a result of his amazing efforts, Santos was named Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week for the third time this season.


Wildcats Move Up To Fourth In Sports Network National I-AA Poll

PHILADELPHIA — Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass) of the University of New Hampshire football team was just one pass attempt away from a perfect game as he led UNH to a 52-21 rout of Atlantic 10 rival Northeastern University this week. As a result of his amazing efforts, Santos was named "The Sports Network's" National Offensive Player of the Week and the team moved up from fifth to fourth in The Sports Network I-AA Top 25 Poll.


Santos throws for five TDs, runs for another

DURHAM, N.H. — Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) completed 25 of 26 pass attempts for 306 yards and five touchdowns, and also ran for another TD, to lead the fifth-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon's 52-21 Atlantic 10 victory against Northeastern University at Cowell Stadium.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- With both teams ahead of them losing, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers jumped up two spots to claim the No. 1 ranking in The Sports Network I-AA Top 25. Western Kentucky, which held the No. 1 spot for one week earlier in the year, improved to 5-1 with a 37-29 victory against Missouri State and has a 4-0 mark against I-AA competition. The Hilltoppers picked up 64 of a possible 117 first-place votes and garnered 2,827 points to earn the top spot.


PHILADELPHIA, PA.: Redshirt freshman punt returner/wide receiver Mike Boyle (Plymouth, N.H.) of the No. 8 ranked University of New Hampshire football team has been all over the football field this season. He had already rushed for a pair of touchdowns, but most recently he was named the Atlantic 10 Special Teams Co-Player of the Week after he scampered 71 yards on a punt return to give UNH a 28-0 lead in the first quarter against Rhode Island. Boyle also gave UNH a 21-0 lead with a 24 yd. touchdown reception. UNH went on to win the Atlantic 10 matchup by a 53-9 margin.


Wildcats score seven first-half touchdowns

DURHAM, N.H. — Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) threw four touchdown passes to lead the eighth-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon's 53-9 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of Rhode Island in UNH's Homecoming Game, a quagmire at Cowell Stadium.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network) - An updated list of 32 players has been established by The Sports Network, I-AA college football's most widely recognized information service, indicating the current and official "Payton Watch" and "Buchanan Battle" members. The "Payton Watch" and "Buchanan Battle" pages, which can be found at The Sports Network's website (www.sportsnetwork.com) keep track of the quest for the 19th Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the top player in I-AA football, and the 11th Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the top defensive player in I-AA. The honors will be presented at the 19th annual I-AA College Football Awards on Thursday, December 15th in Chattanooga, TN, on the eve of the 2005 I-AA National Championship. The Eddie Robinson Award, honoring I-AA's top coach, and the Sports Network Cup, bestowed upon the nation's best I-AA mid-major program, will also be presented on Dec. 15th.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- The Southern Illinois Salukis claim the No. 1 ranking in The Sports Network Top 25 after a 34-24 victory at Western Illinois. The Salukis, who held the top spot for one week earlier in the season, are 4-1 for the year and are undefeated against I-AA competition. Southern Illinois moves up one position after New Hampshire lost, 42-10, at William & Mary. The Salukis picked up 58 of a possible 114 first-place votes and earned 2,715 points to claim the No. 1 spot. Southern Illinois hosts Illinois State on Saturday.


WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The 17th-ranked William & Mary Tribe scored the first 21 points of the game and never looked back, handing the top-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats their first loss of the season, 42-10, Saturday afternoon in Atlantic-10 football action at Zable Stadium.


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network)- The New Hampshire Wildcats strengthened their hold on the No. 1 ranking in The Sports Network I-AA Top 25 poll after a convincing, 45-17, win against Villanova. The Wildcats improved to 4-0 on the season and hold the top spot for the second week in a row. New Hampshire garnered 84 of a possible 115 first-place votes and 2,862 points to earn the No. 1 spot. The Wildcats go on the road to No. 17 William & Mary on Saturday.


PHILADELPHIA--University of New Hampshire quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) and senior teammate and strong safety Baron Flenory (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were both honored by the Atlantic 10 Football Conference for their outstanding efforts in UNH's 45-17 victory over No. 38 ranked Villanova on Oct. 1. Santos was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week and Flenory earned Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week honors.


Santos throws for 371 yards, five touchdowns

DURHAM, N.H. — Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) completed 28 of 33 pass attempts for 371 yards and five touchdowns to propel the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon's 45-17 Atlantic 10 victory against Villanova University in front of 8,012 fans at Cowell Stadium.


Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - For the first time in school history, the New Hampshire Wildcats hold the No. 1 ranking in The Sports Network I-AA Top 25 poll. The Wildcats defeated Dartmouth, 49-20, to move to 3-0 for the season and up one spot in the rankings as Western Kentucky lost to Auburn. The Wildcats are the fourth No. 1 team in as many weeks, which is also a first in The Sports Network poll. The last time four teams held a No. 1 ranking at any point in the same regular season was 1993. New Hampshire garnered 65 of a possible 115 first-place votes and 2,760 points to earn the No. 1 spot. The Wildcats put the No. 1 ranking on the line when they play host to Villanova on Saturday.


DURHAM, N.H. — The second-ranked University of New Hampshire football team ran for 280 yards and passed for 267 more and utilized that balanced attack to record Saturday afternoon's 49-20 non-conference victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Cowell Stadium. UNH has now won the Granite Bowl Trophy each of the six years since its inaugural presentation to the winner of this matchup in 2000.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced that Russ Francis, former New England Patriot and San Francisco 49er, will host his WTPL (107.7FM) weekly radio show from Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9:00-11:30am as UNH faces Dartmouth in its home opener.


PHILADELPHIA, PA — The University of New Hampshire football team earned its highest ranking ever (No. 2) in this week's "Sports Network" I-AA College Football Poll.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced that Wildcat student-athletes will be collecting monetary donations to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund at the UNH home opening football game against Dartmouth College on Sept. 24 (12 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium


PHILADELPHIA — Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) was named Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week for his outstanding efforts as the he led the University of New Hampshire football team to an impressive 62-21 victory on the road at Towson University on Sept. 17.


TOWSON, Md. - Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos took third-ranked New Hampshire overland, throwing for 422 yards and three touchdowns and scoring twice himself to lead the Wildcats to a 62-21 victory over Towson in the Atlantic 10 Football Conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon in Johnny Unitas Stadium.


PHILADELPHIA — The University of New Hampshire football team moved up from No. 7 to No. 3 in the "Sports Network I-AA Football Poll" this week, despite the fact that the Wildcats did not play last weekend.


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the recipient of the Boston Globe Gold Helmet Award for his heroic efforts in UNH's last-minute, come-from-behind 17-13 victory over UC Davis on Sept. 3. He received the honor Wednesday afternoon at the weekly New England Football Writers' Luncheon held on the campus of Harvard University.


Named A-10 Player of the Week and I-AA.org All-Star

DURHAM, N.H. — Junior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week and a I-AA.org national All-Star for his outstanding efforts in UNH's 17-13 season-opening victory at UC Davis.


DAVIS, CALIFORNIA — Junior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) scored on a 4-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) with 35 seconds left in the game to give the University of New Hampshire football team (1-0) to a 17-13 victory over UC Davis (0-1) on Saturday evening.


DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football has added I-A Army to the 2008 football schedule. The game will take place on Sept. 6.


DURHAM, N.H.--Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) and the UNH offensive unit compiled 965 yards (647 passing and 318 rushing) of offense as the squad scored 54 points in the annual Fall Blue/White scrimmage Thursday afternoon at Cowell Stadium.


PHILADELPHIA — Sophomore quarterback Ricky Santos (Bellingham, Mass.) and junior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire football team were both named to "The Sport Network's" Walter Payton Award Watch List heading into the team's season-opener on Sept. 3 at UC Davis.


DURHAM, N.H. — The No. 7 ranked University of New Hampshire football team will hold its annual Fall Blue/White Scrimmage on Thu., Aug. 25 at Cowell Stadium. The action is set to begin at 1 p.m.


PHILADELPHIA — The first "Sports Network I-AA Football Poll" was released today and the University of New Hampshire was ranked No. 7 after completing the 2004 campaign at No. 6.


WARWICK, R.I. — The University of New Hampshire football team will enter the 2005 season tied as a favorite to win the North Division of the Atlantic 10 Football Conference along with long-time rival Massachusetts, according to the Atlantic 10 preseason poll. The poll was announced Wednesday afternoon at the annual Atlantic 10 Football Media Day held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, R.I.



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DURHAM, N.H.--The University of New Hampshire football team showed the I-AA football world in 2004 that Wildcat football is alive and well. Judging by preseason rankings, the experts think the team's success will carry into 2005 as UNH has been ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation by three media sources.


Ball, who received first-team All-America honors on the 2005 preseason squad at the end of the 2004 season from "The Sports Network", finished among the top five nationally in receptions (86), receiving yards (1,504) and touchdowns (17). All three totals were good for school records at UNH. Ball was also a first-team All-Atlantic 10 selection for the Wildcats.

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