2013-14 Football News

April 11, 2014
UNH Athletics Partakes in SHARPP Rally
DURHAM, N.H. – Members of the University of New Hampshire community joined in front of Thompson Hall on Thursday afternoon as part of the Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program’s (SHARPP) fourth annual anti-violence walk and rally to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

March 27, 2014
Football Welcomes Trio of Freshman Walk-Ons for 2014 Season
DURHAM, N.H. – Sean McDonnell, 15th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire football program, announced Thursday the additions of three incoming student-athletes who will walk on to the team for the 2014 season: Nick Derocher (Northwood, N.H.); Jake Klose (Dix Hills, N.Y.) and Kyle Reisert (Plymouth, N.H.).

March 26, 2014
UNH Athletics Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire athletic department has announced the eight UNH graduates that will be inducted into the UNH Athletic Hall of Fame. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics Marty Scarano.

March 19, 2014
Football Places League-Leading 21 Players on CAA Academic All-Conference Team
RICHMOND, Va. – The UNH football team placed a league-high 21 student-athletes on the 2013 CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team as announced by the league Monday. It marks the second consecutive year UNH has the highest number of representatives.

March 13, 2014
Football Alum Corey Graham Joins Buffalo Bills
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Former University of New Hampshire football player and Super Bowl XLVII champion Corey Graham (Buffalo, N.Y.) has agreed to terms with his hometown Buffalo Bills. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

March 4, 2014
Football Celebrates Record-Setting Season at Team Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – Wide receiver Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) and safety Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) of the UNH football team were named the offensive and defensive most valuable players during the annual team banquet, which was held Sunday at the Memorial Union Building on the UNH campus.

February 5, 2014
Live Blog of Football's National Signing Day (Feb. 5)
DURHAM, N.H. -- Follow along live and chat with other UNH football fans to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 5, as recruits officially commit to join head coach Sean McDonnell and his Wildcat football program.

February 5, 2014
Football Announces 13 Signees on National Signing Day
DURHAM, N.H. – Sean McDonnell, 15th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire football program, announced Wednesday that 13 student-athletes signed letters of intent on National Signing Day to attend UNH and play football for the Wildcats.

February 4, 2014
Athletic Department Congratulates Super Bowl Champion Jared Smith
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire athletic department congratulates Super Bowl XLVIII champion Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) of the Seattle Seahawks. Smith, a member of the Wildcats from 2008-12, was Seattle’s seventh-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

January 31, 2014
UNH Outlines Plan for New Athletic Complex as Part of Campus Master Plan
DURHAM, N.H. – With a focus on meeting its strategic priorities, the University of New Hampshire is moving forward with fundraising and planning for a new athletic complex that will benefit the university, Durham and the Seacoast region, and the state.

January 30, 2014
Football Congratulated by Governor Hassan, N.H. State Senate
CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire governor Maggie Hassan and the N.H. State Senate each presented the UNH football team with a commendation to congratulate the Wildcats on their successful 2013 season.

January 27, 2014
Harris Named College Sports Journal All-America Honorable Mention
PHILADELPHIA – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), a junior wide receiver on the No. 5 UNH football team, was named a College Sports Journal All-America Team Honorable Mention selection on Monday.

January 17, 2014
McNeely Named College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman First Team Offense
PHILADELPHIA – Tad McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.), a redshirt freshman offensive lineman on the fifth-ranked UNH football team, was named to the 2013 College Sports Journal FCS All-Freshman First Team Offense.

January 15, 2014
Harris Tabbed College Sporting News All-America Honorable Mention
CHICAGO – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), a junior wide receiver on the No. 5 University of New Hampshire football team, was named a College Sporting News Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team Honorable Mention selection Wednesday.

January 13, 2014
UNH Athletics Ranked No. 41 In Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
CLEVELAND – UNH amassed 133 points in the final fall Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings to rank 41st of 148 teams that earned points (314 Div. I schools overall).

January 6, 2014
McDonnell Named CaptainU Fall 2013 FCS Football Coach of the Year
SAN FRANCISCO – UNH's Sean McDonnell was named the Fall 2013 Division I FCS Football Coach of the Year by CaptainU on Monday. Top coaches in their respective sports and divisions were selected for their teams’ inspiring and successful performances both on and off the field.

December 23, 2013
Coia, Thames: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Corinne Coia (North Smithfield, R.I.) of the women’s basketball team and Steven Thames (Fort Washington, Md.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

December 20, 2013
No. 15 Football Defeated by No. 1 North Dakota State, 52-14, in FCS Semifinal
FARGO, N.D. – Steven Thames (Fort Washington, Md.) recorded his second pick-six of the season, but the top-seeded North Dakota State football team scored 52 consecutive points to defeat No. 15 UNH, 52-7, in Friday night’s FCS semifinal game at Fargodome.

December 18, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 15 Football Travels to No. 1 North Dakota State for NCAA Semifinal (Dec. 20)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 15 UNH football team travels to play No. 1 North Dakota State in a Dec. 20 (8 p.m. Eastern) FCS semifinal game at Fargodome. The game is televised on ESPN2.

December 16, 2013
Brehm, Harris: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Allison Brehm (Pembroke, N.H.) of the women’s indoor track & field team and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

December 16, 2013
Ticket Information for Football's National Semifinal Game at No. 1 North Dakota State (Dec. 20, 8 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - Tickets are available for Friday night's NCAA FCS Championship semifinal football game between 15th-ranked UNH and top-ranked and two-time defending national champion North Dakota State at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D.

December 14, 2013
Goldrich's Game-Winning TD Run Lifts No. 15 Football to 20-17 Win at No. 7 Southeastern; 'Cats Advance to First FCS Semifinal
HAMMOND, La. -- Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) capped a 14-play, 80-yard drive with a two-yard TD run to lead the 15th-ranked UNH football team to a 20-17 victory against No. 7 Southeastern Louisiana in Saturday nights' FCS quarterfinal.

December 12, 2013
Football's Harris Named Beyond Sports Network All-America Honorable Mention
LEESBURG, Va. – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), a junior wide receiver on the 15th-ranked UNH football team, was named a Beyond Sports Network All-America Honorable Mention selection Thursday.

December 11, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 15 Football Travels to No. 7 Southeastern For NCAA Quarterfinal (Dec. 14)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 15th-ranked UNH football team travels to play No. 7 Southeastern Louisiana for an NCAA quarterfinal game Dec. 14 (7 p.m. Eastern) at Strawberry Stadium.

December 9, 2013
Football Tickets For NCAA Quarterfinal At Southeastern Louisiana On Sale Now
DURHAM, N.H. – Tickets for the UNH football team’s NCAA quarterfinal game at Southeastern Louisiana on Dec. 14 (7 p.m.) at SLU’s Strawberry Stadium are on sale now.

December 7, 2013
Goldrich Passes for Career-High 291 Yards, Three TDs; No. 15 UNH Football Defeats No. 8 Maine, 41-27, in NCAA 2nd Round
ORONO, Maine – Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) threw for a career-high 291 yards and three touchdowns to propel the 15th-ranked UNH football team to Saturday's 41-27 victory over No. 8 Maine in the second round of the NCAA Division I FCS Championship at Alfond Stadium.

December 7, 2013
No. 15 Football to Visit No. 7 Southeastern Louisiana in NCAA Quarterfinal Saturday, Dec. 14 (7 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The 15th-ranked UNH football team will take on seventh-ranked and fourth-seeded Southeastern Louisiana University in an NCAA Division I Football Championship quarterfinal game Saturday, Dec. 14 (7 p.m.), at Strawberry Stadium in Hammond, La. Game time to be announced.

December 4, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 15 Football Travels to No. 10 Maine For NCAA Second Round (Dec. 7)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 15th-ranked UNH football team continues postseason play with a Dec. 7 (2 p.m.) second round game at Maine. The game is available on ESPN GamePlan and ESPN3.

December 2, 2013
Hogan, Colbert: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) of the women’s basketball team and Jay Colbert (Langhorne, Pa.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

December 2, 2013
Football Tickets For NCAA Second Round Game at Maine On Sale Now Through Dec. 4 (12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- Tickets in the designated UNH section at Alfond Stadium for the NCAA football second round game Dec. 7 at Maine go on sale Monday, Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. and can be purchased by calling 603-862-4000, extension 5.

December 2, 2013
Football Trio Tabbed To All-New England Team
BOSTON – Ricky Archer (The Plains, Va.), Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the 15th-ranked UNH football team were named to the 2013 FCS All-New England Team on Monday.

November 30, 2013
No. 15 Football Rolls Past Lafayette, 45-7, In FCS First Round Playoff Game
DURHAM, N.H. – Jay Colbert (Langhorne, Pa.) notched three of the 15th-ranked UNH football team’s season-high 10 sacks and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) recorded eight catches for 173 yards and a touchdown in Saturday afternoon’s 45-7 NCAA first-round victory against Lafayette College at Cowell Stadium.

November 27, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 15 Football Plays Host To Lafayette In NCAA First Round (Nov. 30)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 15th-ranked UNH football team plays host to Lafayette in an NCAA first round playoff game on Nov. 30. Kickoff at Cowell Stadium is 12 p.m.

November 26, 2013
Eight Football Players Receive CAA All-Conference Recognition
RICHMOND, Va. – A total of eight UNH football players, led by junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) on the First Team, received CAA Football All-Conference recognition Tuesday morning. The Wildcats had two representatives on the Second Team and five on the Third Team.

November 25, 2013
DeAndrade Honored As CAA Football Rookie of the Week
RICHMOND, Va. – Casey DeAndrade (East Bridgewater, Mass.), a redshirt freshman defensive back on the 15th-ranked UNH football team, was honored as CAA Football Rookie of the Week on Monday.

November 24, 2013
No. 15 Football Selected to NCAA Playoffs for 10th Straight Year
INDIANAPOLIS – For a nation-leading 10th consecutive season, the UNH football team has been selected to compete for the NCAA Division I Football Championship. The 15th-ranked Wildcats will play host to Lafayette at Cowell Stadium in a first-round game Saturday, Nov. 30 (12 p.m.) on ESPN3.

November 23, 2013
No. 21 Football Retains Brice-Cowell Musket with 24-3 Win Over No. 4 Maine
DURHAM, N.H. – Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) rushed for 139 yards, highlighted by a 68-yard touchdown run, and the 21st-ranked University of New Hampshire football handed No. 4 Maine its first CAA loss of the season, 24-3, before a crowd of 10,333 at Cowell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

November 20, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 21 Football Battles No. 4 Maine For Brice-Cowell Musket (Nov. 23; 12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The 21st-ranked UNH football team plays host to No. 4 Maine in the Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket on Nov. 23. Kickoff for Senior Day at Cowell Stadium is 12 p.m.

November 18, 2013
Lightfoot, Crossan: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Madison Lightfoot (Clarkston, Mich.) of the volleyball team and Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

November 18, 2013
Crossan Named CAA Football Rookie of the Week
RICHMOND, Va. – Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), a freshman running back on the 23rd-ranked University of New Hampshire football team, was named CAA Football Rookie of the Week on Monday. He also received that honor Oct. 21.

November 16, 2013
Crossan scores pair of TDs in No. 23 Football's 37-20 Win at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. – Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and tacked on a 51-yard rushing score in the 23rd-ranked UNHfootball team’s 37-20 victory Saturday over Albany at Bob Ford Field.

November 13, 2013
Football's Harris Wins N.E. Gold Helmet Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the 23rd-ranked UNH football team was named Wednesday as the Ray Gallant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Boston Gold Helmet Award recipient for the week of Nov. 11.

November 13, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 23 Football Heads to Albany for CAA Battle (Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The 23rd-ranked UNH football team (5-4, 4-2 CAA) returns to action Saturday, Nov. 16, for a CAA road matchup at Albany (1-9, 0-6 CAA). The Wildcats are bidding for their fifth win in six games, while the Great Danes are seeking their inaugural league victory in their home finale.

November 11, 2013
Bozek, Harris: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Megan Bozek (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) of the field hockey team and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

November 11, 2013
UNH-Maine Football Game to be Televised Live on Comcast SportsNet (Nov. 23, 12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football team’s regular-season finale at Cowell Stadium against the University of Maine will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet on Saturday, Nov. 23 (12 p.m.) as part of CAA Football’s Rivalry Week lineup, announced Monday.

November 9, 2013
Harris' Three TDs Lift No. 25 Football Past No. 22 James Madison, 33-17
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) returned from a three-game injury absence to register a career-high three touchdowns to power the 25th-ranked UNH football team to Saturday afternoon's 33-17 CAA victory over No. 22 James Madison before a crowd of 6,084 at Cowell Stadium.

November 6, 2013
UNH Athletics Partners With NH Food Bank and WOKQ 97.5 FM for Sixth Annual Wildcat Food Drive
DURHAM, N.H. – The New Hampshire Food Bank and WOKQ 97.5 F.M. are partnered with UNH Athletics for the sixth annual Wildcat Food Drive. All proceeds and contributions will go to support the NH Food Bank and granite state communities.

November 6, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 25 Football Welcomes No. 22/18 James Madison to The Dungeon (Nov. 9; 12:30 pm)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The 25th-ranked UNH football team plays host to No. 22/18 James Madison in a Nov. 9 game that will be televised live on NBC Sports Network. Kickoff at Cowell Stadium is 12:30 p.m.

November 2, 2013
No. 16/17 Football Falls to William & Mary 17-0
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- The No. 16/17 UNH football team saw its three-game win streak end with Saturday afternoon's 17-0 loss to William & Mary at Zable Stadium.

November 1, 2013
Football Announces 2014 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football program revealed Friday its 2014 schedule, which includes six home games at Cowell Stadium. The Wildcats, who open the season with a visit to Toledo of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) on Aug. 30, welcome Lehigh to Durham for the home opener Saturday, Sept. 13.

October 31, 2013
GAME NOTES: No. 16 Football Visits William & Mary (Nov. 2, 1:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The 16th-ranked UNH football team looks to earn its fourth straight victory when it travels to William & Mary (5-3, 2-2 CAA) for a 1:30 p.m. game Saturday at Zable Stadium. The Wildcats (4-3, 3-1) are looking to claim their first win at W&M since 1998.

October 28, 2013
Lehman, Mello: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Lynne Lehman of the field hockey team and Justin Mello of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

October 26, 2013
Mello's Three TD Catches Propels No. 20/22 Football Past Stony Brook, 31-13
STONY BROOK -- Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) recorded eight catches for 110 yards and three touchdowns to propel the No. 20/22 UNH football team to Saturday evening's 31-13 victory against Stony Brook.

October 23, 2013
Goldrich Wins N.E. Football Writers' Gold Helmet Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) of the 20th-ranked UNH football team was feted Wednesday as the Ray Gallant Insurance New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Boston Gold Helmet Award recipient for the week of Oct. 21.

October 23, 2013
No. 20 Football Visits Stony Brook for Inaugural CAA Clash (Oct. 26, 4 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The 20th-ranked UNH football team visits Stony Brook in the first-ever CAA meeting between the two schools. Both the Wildcats (3-3, 2-1 CAA) and the Seawolves (3-3, 1-2) will be searching for a third straight victory when they tangle at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26 (4 p.m.).

October 21, 2013
Football's Crossan Named CAA Rookie of Week
DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire redshirt freshman football player Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) was named the CAA Rookie of the Week, the league announced Monday.

October 19, 2013
Late TD and 2-pt Conversion Lift Football Past No. 12/11 Villanova, 29-28
DURHAM, N.H. – Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) rushed for a 4-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter and Chris Setian (East Longmeadow, Mass.) powered his way in for the ensuing 2-point conversion to cap the No. 25/23 UNH football team’s come-from-behind 29-28 upset victory over No. 12/11 Villanova on Saturday afternoon at Cowell Stadium.

October 16, 2013
No. 25/23 Football Squares Off with No. 12/11 Villanova on Saturday, Oct. 19 (CSN-NE)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 25/23 UNH football team (2-3, 1-1 CAA) takes on No. 12/11 Villanova (4-2, 3-0) at Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19 (12 p.m.). It is Real 'Cats Wear Pink weekend on campus, and the game will be televised live on CSN-NE.

October 14, 2013
Purrier, Goldrich: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Elinor Purrier (Montgomery, Vt.) of the women’s cross country team and Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

October 12, 2013
No. 25/22 Football Defeats Rhode Island, 59-19, on Homecoming
DURHAM, N.H. – Playing before a Homecoming crowd of 18,412, Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) passed for two touchdowns and ran for another to propel the No. 25/22 UNH football team to Saturday afternoon’s 59-19 victory over Rhode Island at Cowell Stadium.

October 11, 2013
Student-Athletes Team Up with Pease Greeters to Welcome Troops Back Home
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Members of nine different University of New Hampshire sports as well as members of the athletic administration were present at the Pease International Tradeport to welcome military servicemen and women back into the United States on Sunday, Oct. 6.

October 9, 2013
No. 25/22 Football Welcomes Rhode Island for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 12 (12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 25/22 UNH football team will reprise its rivalry with Rhode Island in a Homecoming showdown at Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 12 p.m. The Wildcats (1-3, 0-1 CAA) will look to make it nine wins in their last 10 games against the Rams (2-4, 1-2 CAA) in the 87th all-time gridiron battle between the two schools.

October 7, 2013
Gifford, Cefalo: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Nicole Gifford (Ennismore, Ontario) of the women’s ice hockey team and Nick Cefalo (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight

October 5, 2013
No. 19/18 Football Upended 44-28 at No. 3/2 Towson
TOWSON, Md. -- The No. 3/2 Towson University football team scored 41 consecutive points to overcome a 20-3 first-quarter deficit and defeat No. 19/18 UNH, 44-28, Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

October 4, 2013
Wildcat Tailgating Cook-Off Presented by The Meat House Coming Oct. 12
DURHAM, N.H.—UNH Athletics is proud to host the 10th Annual Wildcat Tailgating Cook-off presented by The Meat House on Homecoming weekend. The cook-off will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Boulder Field tailgating area.

October 2, 2013
No. 19/18 Football Visits No. 3/2 Towson in Saturday's CAA Opener (CSN-NE, 12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 19/18 UNH football team takes on No. 3/2 Towson (5-0, 1-0 CAA) in the Wildcats' CAA opener Saturday, Oct. 5, at 12 p.m. The Wildcats (1-2, 0-0 CAA) will look to snap the Tigers' nine-game winning streak in a game that will be televised live on CSN-NE.

September 30, 2013
Prasky Tabbed CAA Football Special Teams Player of Week
RICHMOND, Va. – Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.), a junior punter for the UNH football team, was tabbed Monday as the CAA Special Teams Player of the Week.

September 28, 2013
No. 10/7 Football Edged 34-27 at No. 21/17 Lehigh
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) rushed for 116 yards but the No. 10/7 UNH football team was defeated 34-27 by No. 21/17 Lehigh at Goodman Stadium on Saturday.

September 25, 2013
No. 10/7 Football Clashes With No. 21/17 Lehigh on Saturday, Sept. 28 (12:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 10/7 UNH football team seeks its second consecutive victory when it visits Goodman Stadium to challenge No. 21/17 Lehigh on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 12:30 p.m. The Wildcats (1-1, 0-0 CAA) own a nine-game winning streak in the all-time series that dates back to 1975.

September 16, 2013
Borkan, Steriti: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Mimi Borkan of the women’s soccer team and Nico Steriti of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

September 16, 2013
Football's Spears Named CFPA National Tight End Performer of Week
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) of the No. 12/9 UNH football team was named the CFPA National Tight End Performer of the Week on the heels of Saturday’s 53-23 victory over Colgate at Cowell Stadium.

September 14, 2013
Big First Half Lifts No. 12/9 Football to 53-23 Win Over Colgate
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 12/9 UNH football team racked up 40 points in the first half, including 26 in the first quarter, to cruise to Saturday afternoon's 53-23 victory over Colgate in the Wildcats' home opener at Cowell Stadium.

September 13, 2013
Cowell Stadium to Undergo Renovation for 2014 Football Season
DURHAM, N.H. – Repairs and structural improvements to Cowell Stadium at the University of New Hampshire for the 2014 football season will make it possible for the team to play night games and bid for lucrative NCAA playoff games as well as benefit youth athletes from across the state.

September 11, 2013
No. 12/9 Football Plays Home Opener Against Colgate on Saturday, Sept. 14 (12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 12/9 UNH football team (0-1) welcomes Colgate University (0-2) to Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 12 p.m. in a battle matching up the defending CAA co-champions against the defending Patriot League champions.

September 9, 2013
Dunklau, Mello: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Weekly Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Taylor Dunklau (Mukwonago, Wis.) of the volleyball team and Justin Mello (Dartmouth, Mass.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

September 7, 2013
Last-Second Field Goal Lifts Central Michigan Past No. 11/8 Football, 24-21
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Ron Coluzzi's 27-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Central Michigan University football team to Saturday afternoon's 24-21 victory against No. 11/8 UNH at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

September 5, 2013
UNH Football Coach's Show Returns Sept. 9
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH Coach’s Show with Wildcat head football coach Sean McDonnell returns to the Wildcat Sports Radio Network for its 2013 season premiere Monday night, Sept. 9, from 7-8 p.m. live from Buffalo Wild Wings at the Fox Run Mall in Newington, N.H.

September 4, 2013
No. 11/8 Football opens season at Central Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 7 (3 p.m, ESPN3)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 11/8 UNH football team kicks off its 2013 season with a matchup against Central Michigan (0-1, 0-0 MAC) of the FBS on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m. in a game that can be seen on ESPN3.

September 3, 2013
Archer Named FCS Senior Scout Bowl Preseason All-American
SOUTHFIELDS, N.Y. – UNH senior offensive lineman Ricky Archer (The Plains, Va.) has been named to the 2013 FCS Senior Scout Bowl Preseason All-American First Team, and senior co-captains Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) and Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) were each tabbed to the Second Team.

August 30, 2013
Building Bridges Social Slated for October 19 (4-6 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire will hold its Building Bridges Social on Saturday, October 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Elliott Alumni Center.

August 29, 2013
Passing Game Highlights Blue-White Football Game
DURHAM, N.H. – Quarterbacks Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) and Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) combined to go 24-for-27 for 299 yards, and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) hauled in a 72-yard touchdown reception in Team Wild’s 21-9 victory over Team ‘Cats on Thursday in the UNH football Blue-White Game at Cowell Stadium.

August 28, 2013
Football's Chris Zarkoskie Named Recipient of 2013 Scotty Whitelaw Sportsmanship Award
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin McGinniss announced Wednesday that Chris Zarkoskie, a University of New Hampshire senior offensive lineman on the 2012 football team, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Scotty Whitelaw Sportsmanship Award.

August 26, 2013
Football Blue-White Game Set for Thursday, Aug. 29 (4 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 10/8 UNH football team concludes the preseason portion of training camp with its annual Blue-White Game on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Cowell Stadium. The intrasquad scrimmage is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. and admission is free.

August 14, 2013
Football's Vailas Named to CFPA National Performer of Year Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH junior quarterback Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) has been named to the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List, the organization announced Wednesday. Vailas is one of 33 returning CFPA recipients on the list to determine the nation’s top player based upon college football’s most scientifically rigorous conferments.

August 11, 2013
Football holds 2013 Media Day at Cowell Stadium
DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire football coach Sean McDonnell and his Wildcat football players held their annual Media Day at Cowell Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

August 6, 2013
Football Ranked 8th in Preseason Coaches Poll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The UNH football team, led by 15th-year head coach Sean McDonnell, is ranked eighth in the FCS Coaches Preseason Poll, which was announced Tuesday.

July 30, 2013
Football 2013 Media Guide Now Available
DURHAM, N.H. – The 2013 UNH football media guide is now available to view and download at www.unhwildcats.com. The publication features coach and player bios, a game-by-game recap and full statistics from last season, a preview of the upcoming year and comprehensive team records.

July 28, 2013
Football Alum David Ball Signs Contract with Philadelphia Eagles
PHILADELPHIA – David Ball, the all-time leading receiver in University of New Hampshire football history, has signed a contract with the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles.

July 24, 2013
Football's O'Neill, Harris, Asam Named to CAA Preseason All-Conference Team
BALTIMORE, Md. – UNH senior co-captain Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) and junior R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) join senior co-captain Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) on the 2013 CAA Football Preseason All-Conference Team, which was announced early Wednesday.

July 23, 2013
Football Featured on CAA Media Day Live (July 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.)
BALTIMORE, Md. – UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell and Wildcat co-captains Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) and Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) will represent the Wildcats during CAA Media Day Live, which will be live streamed Wednesday (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) on CAA.TV from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL champion Baltimore Ravens.

July 22, 2013
Football to Visit Towson (Oct. 5), Host Villanova (Oct. 19) on NBC Sports Regional Networks
RICHMOND, Va. – The UNH football team will play a pair games on NBC Sports Regional Networks in 2013, a road game at Towson on Oct. 5 (12 p.m.) and a home game against Villanova on Oct. 19 (12 p.m.). Monday’s announcement from the CAA brings a total of three televised games to the Wildcats’ schedule.

July 18, 2013
Football to host James Madison on NBC Sports Network (Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m.)
RICHMOND, Va. – The University of New Hampshire/James Madison football game at Cowell Stadium (Nov. 9, 12:30 p.m.) will be one of five CAA football games broadcast nationally on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) in 2013, the league announced Thursday.

July 17, 2013
Football's Harris, O'Neill Named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-American Teams
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) was named Tuesday to Phil Steele’s 2013 Preseason FCS All-American Second Team, and offensive lineman Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) has been tabbed to the publication’s All-American Third Team.

July 8, 2013
Football's Harris Named to CFPA All-Purpose Performer Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) has been named to the CFPA All-Purpose Performer of the Year Watch List, the organization announced Monday. The preliminary list highlights 32 returning all-purpose performers vying for the top individual all-purpose honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.

July 2, 2013
Football's Harris, O'Neill Tabbed to The Sports Network All-America Third Team
PHILADELPHIA – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire football team have been named to The Sports Network FCS Preseason All-America Third Team, which was announced Monday.

June 24, 2013
Football's MacArthur Named to CFPA Placekicker Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – University of New Hampshire senior placekicker and punter Mike MacArthur (North Hampton, N.H.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Placekicker Award Watch List, as announced by the organization Monday. The preliminary watch list highlights 32 returning performers vying for the top individual placekicker award in the Football Championship Subdivision.

June 20, 2013
Football's Harris, O'Neill Named to BSN Preseason All-America Second Team
LEESBURG, Va. – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and Seamus O’Neill (Manchester, N.H.) of the UNH football team have been named to the 2013 Beyond Sports Network (BSN) Preseason All-America Second Team, it was announced Thursday.

June 17, 2013
Football Co-Captain Asam Named to CFPA DB Award Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH senior co-captain Manny Asam (Bloomfield, N.J.) has been named to the CFPA FCS Defensive Back Award Watch List, the organization announced Monday. The preliminary list highlights 36 returning performers vying for the top individual defensive back honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.

June 11, 2013
Five Programs Receive NCAA APP Public Recognition Awards
INDIANAPOLIS – Five UNH athletic programs have been honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are distributed annually to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport.

June 7, 2013
Football Hires Scott James as Safeties Coach
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell announced Friday that Scott James has been hired as the Wildcats’ safeties coach, effective immediately. James brings 14 years of coaching experience to the UNH sidelines, including the previous five seasons coaching at the University of New Haven.

May 28, 2013
Football's Spears Named to CFPA Tight End Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH junior tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Tight End Award Watch List, the organization announced Monday. The preliminary list highlights 32 returning performers vying for the top tight end honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.

May 22, 2013
Wildcat Football Camp Set for July 14-18 (5:30-8 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football program announces the 2013 Wildcat Football Camp will take place Sunday, July 14-Thursday, July 18, from 5:30-8 p.m. nightly at the UNH football facilities. The UNH coaching staff, select area high school coaches and other New England college coaches will provide skills instruction for campers in grades 6 through 12.

May 20, 2013
Football's R.J. Harris Named to CFPA WR Award Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH junior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Wide Receiver Award Watch List, the organization announced Monday. The preliminary list highlights 34 returning performers vying for the top WR honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.

May 14, 2013
Football to Hold Annual Granite State Coaches Clinics
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire football program will hold its annual Granite State Coaches Clinics for area high school players at various locations around the state from June 4-10.

May 14, 2013
Football Alum Kyle Auffray Signed by Arizona Cardinals
TEMPE, Ariz. – Kyle Auffray (Cornwall, N.Y.), who played for the UNH football team from 2008-10, has signed a free agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals, the NFL team announced Tuesday. Auffray participated in the Cardinals rookie mini-camp this past weekend on a tryout.

May 13, 2013
Football's Steriti Tabbed to CFPA Running Back Award Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH junior running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Running Back Award Watch List, the organization announced Monday. The preliminary list highlights 33 returning performers vying for the top RB honor in the Football Championship Subdivision.

May 8, 2013
McDonnell Honored with Mooradian Award by Joe Yukica-NH Chapter of NFF
MANCHESTER, N.H. – UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell was honored Tuesday night with the Andy Mooradian Award for outstanding contributions to amateur football. McDonnell was feted during the Joe Yukica-New Hampshire Chapter of the National Football Foundation’s 26th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at the Executive Court Banquet Facility.

May 7, 2013
Evans, Maguire Named Jim Urquhart Student-Athletes of Year
DURHAM, N.H. – Matt Evans (Hanover, Mass.) of the football team and Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) of the women’s track and field team were named the 2012-13 recipients of the Jim Urquhart Student-Athlete of the Year award by the UNH athletic department.

May 6, 2013
Football's Vailas Named to CFPA QB Award Watch List
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – UNH junior quarterback Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Quarterback Award Watch List, the organization announced Monday.

May 4, 2013
Kelly Notches 69 yards, TD in Spring Blue-White Football Game
DURHAM, N.H. – Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) rushed for 61 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Mike Kelly (Merrimack, N.H.) registered 69 yards receiving and a TD in the UNH football team’s spring Blue-White Game at Cowell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

May 4, 2013
Jimmy Vailas Receives Football's Todd Walker Teammate Award
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH senior defensive lineman Jimmy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) was presented the Todd Walker Teammate Award by football head coach Sean McDonnell in a ceremony held Saturday at the Walk of Memory in front of the UNH Field House.

May 3, 2013
Football's Zarkoskie Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society
DALLAS – UNH football player Chris Zarkoskie (West Caldwell, N.J.), who graduated in December, was named Thursday to the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society.

May 2, 2013
Spring Football Game (Saturday, May 4, 12:30 p.m.) Preview
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football program will hold a food drive to benefit Saint Thomas More Parish food pantry at the Blue-White Game that closes out spring football camp Saturday, May 4. Fans are encouraged to donate a canned food item at Cowell Stadium prior to the 12:30 p.m. scrimmage. Admission to the game is free.

April 27, 2013
Football's Jared Smith Drafted by Seattle Seahawks
NEW YORK – UNH senior defensive tackle Jared Smith (Greencastle, Pa.) was selected Saturday by the Seattle Seahawks with the 35th pick in the seventh round (No. 241 overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, held at Radio City Music Hall.

April 10, 2013
Twenty-seven Football Student-Athletes Receive CAA Commissioner's Academic Award
RICHMOND, Va. - Twenty-seven members of the University of New Hampshire football program have garnered the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award for the 2012-13 season. Student-athletes receiving this honor achieved at least a 3.20 grade point average based on semester performance or cumulative GPA.

April 9, 2013
Football Defensive Coordinator John Lyons Named to Northwest Catholic (Conn.) Hall of Fame
DURHAM, N.H. - John Lyons, third-year defensive coordinator for the UNH football team, will be inducted into the Northwest Catholic (Conn.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame in West Hartford, Conn., during a dinner and ceremony at Wampanoag Country Club on Saturday, April 27.

April 2, 2013
Spring Football Camp Opens; Blue-White Game Slated for Saturday, May 4 (12:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH football team began preparation for the 2013 season with the official start of spring camp Tuesday, April 2. Spring camp will feature 15 scheduled practices, culminating with the annual spring Blue-White Game on Saturday, May 4 (12:30 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium.

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