2014-15 Football News

March 19, 2015
Football Places 23 on CAA Academic All-Conference Team
RICHMOND, Va. – Seniors Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.) and Brian Ciccone (Manchester, Mass.) headline a total of 23 UNH football student-athletes who were named to the 2014 CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team as announced by the league Thursday.

March 12, 2015
Football Celebrates Championship Season at Team Banquet
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football team received its 2014 CAA championship rings, and seniors Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) and Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) received the Todd Walker Teammate Award as part of the annual team banquet, which was held Sunday at the Memorial Union Building on the UNH campus.

February 19, 2015
Strength & Conditioning Intern Zarkoskie Selected to NFL/NCAA Coaches Academy
LOUISVILLE, Ky.– Chris Zarkoskie, a strength and conditioning intern for the UNH athletic department, has been selected to attend the fifth annual NFL and NCAA Coaches Academy on Feb. 20-22 in Louisville, Ky.

February 4, 2015
Football Announces Addition of 17 Student-Athletes on National Signing Day
DURHAM, N.H. – Sean McDonnell, 16th-year head coach of the University of New Hampshire football program, announced Wednesday that 17 student-athletes signed letters of intent on National Signing Day to attend UNH and play football for the Wildcats.

February 3, 2015
Live Blog of Football's National Signing Day (Feb. 4)
DURHAM, N.H. -- Follow along live and chat with other UNH football fans to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 4, as recruits officially commit to join head coach Sean McDonnell and his Wildcat football program.

January 19, 2015
Football's Harris, Spears Named to College Sporting News Fabulous 50 FCS All-America Team
CHICAGO – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) of the third-ranked UNH football team were named to the College Sporting News 2014 Fabulous 50 FCS All-America Team on Monday.

January 15, 2015
Athletics Ranked No. 7 in Capital One Cup Men's Fall Standings
McLEAN, Va. – The UNH Wildcats rank seventh in the nation in the Capital One Cup men’s fall standings announced Thursday. The 30 points were awarded for the NCAA FCS semifinal run by the football program.

January 13, 2015
McDonnell Honored as AFCA FCS National Coach of the Year
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sean McDonnell, 16th-year head coach of the UNH football team, was named the 2014 American Football Coaches Association FCS National Coach of the Year on Tuesday.

January 12, 2015
Football's Harris Earns 2014 CFPA Wide Receiver Award
CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNH senior R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) was name the winner of the 2014 College Football Performance Awards FCS Wide Receiver Award on Monday.

January 9, 2015
UNH Radio Duo Bob Lipman & Tim O’Sullivan Take Home 2014 NSSA Awards
SALISBURY, N.C. – The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) honored University of New Hampshire Wildcat Sports Radio Network pair Bob Lipman and Tim O’Sullivan as New Hampshire’s 2014 Sportscaster and Sportswriter of the Year, respectively. The announcement was made Thursday, January 8.

January 8, 2015
Football Named ECAC FCS Team of the Year
DANBURY, Conn. – The top-ranked University of New Hampshire football team was named FCS Team of the Year by the Eastern College Athletic Conference on Thursday.

January 6, 2015
Football Receives 2014 ECAC Lambert Award
DANBURY, Conn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference announced Monday night that UNH has been named the 2014 Lambert Award recipient in the Football Championship Subdivision.

January 6, 2015
Football All-American R.J. Harris Selected to Play in Medal of Honor Bowl
CHARLESTON, S.C. – R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.), a senior wide receiver on the top-ranked UNH football team, has been selected to play in the 2015 Medal of Honor Bowl on Jan. 10.

December 23, 2014
McDonnell Named ECAC Coach of the Year; Three 'Cats Selected to All-Star Team
DANBURY, Conn. – Sean McDonnell, 16th-year head coach of the top-ranked University of New Hampshire football team, was named 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I FCS Coach of the Year on Monday night. Seniors Mike Coccia, R.J. Harris and Harold Spears were selected to the 2014 ECAC Division I FCS All-Star Team.

December 23, 2014
Three Football Players Receive The Sports Network All-America Recognition
PHILADELPHIA – R.J. Harris, a senior wide receiver on the top-ranked University of New Hampshire football team, was named to The Sports Network FCS All-America First Team on Tuesday. Harold Spears was a Second Team honoree and Mike Coccia was a Third Team selection.

December 22, 2014
To The Fans: Thanks For The Fabulous Support
The 2014 UNH Football season has been “One for the Ages.” Coach Mac and his staff and players have raised the bar and taken their game to a new level and we are headed higher still with our new stadium on the horizon. None of this would have been possible without the fabulous support we have received from the community, region and state’s citizens.

December 22, 2014
Quartet of Football Players Named To A Beyond Sports Network All-America Team
LEESBURG, Va. – A quartet of players – Mike Coccia, Casey DeAndrade, R.J. Harris and Harold Spears – from the top-ranked UNH football team were named to a Beyond Sports Network FCS All-America Team on Monday.

December 20, 2014
No. 1 Football Defeated by Illinois State, 21-18, in NCAA Semifinal
DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team was defeated by Illinois State University, 21-18, in an NCAA FCS Championship semifinal game Saturday afternoon at Cowell Stadium.

December 19, 2014
Parking/Traffic Flow Update for NCAA Semifinal Football Game (Dec. 20)
DURHAM, N.H – Due to the inaccessibility of the Priority Lot, Boulder Priority Lot and Boulder Field, the UNH department of athletics announced Friday that all football game day parking for Saturday’s NCAA semifinal game (2 p.m.) will be in Lot A for the second straight week.

December 17, 2014
Harris, Coccia Receive AP Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team Recognition
NEW YORK – Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris and senior center Mike Coccia of the No. 1-ranked UNH football team were named to the Associated Press FCS All-America First Team and Second Team, respectively, on Wednesday.

December 17, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 1 Football Battles No. 7 Illinois State in Saturday's FCS Semifinal at The Dungeon (2 p.m., ESPNU)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 1 UNH football team battles seventh-ranked Illinois State in Saturday afternoon's FCS semifinal game at Cowell Stadium. Game time is 2 p.m. (ESPNU).

December 16, 2014
Coccia and Harris Named to All-America Team by Walter Camp Football Foundation
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and senior center Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.) of the No. 1-ranked UNH football team were named to the Walter Camp 2014 FCS All-America Team on Tuesday.

December 15, 2014
Salley, Prasky: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Jessica Salley (Andover, Mass.) of the women’s indoor track & field team and Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

December 15, 2014
Football's Senior Wide Receiver R.J. Harris Selected to AFCA All-America Team
WACO, Texas – Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the No. 1-ranked UNH football team was named to the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team.

December 15, 2014
Football's Sean McDonnell Named Eddie Robinson Award Recipient as FCS National Coach of the Year
PHILADELPHIA – UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell was named recipient of the 2014 Eddie Robinson Award on Monday afternoon as the Football Championship Subdivision national coach of the year.

December 13, 2014
No. 1 Football Rallies Past Chattanooga, 35-30, To Advance To FCS Semifinal
DURHAM, N.H. -- R.J. Harris caught seven passes for 172 yards and two TDs to lift the No.-1 ranked UNH football team to Friday night's 35-30 FCS quarterfinal victory against No. 8 Chattanooga at Cowell Stadium.

December 13, 2014
No. 1 Football To Take On No. 5 Illinois State in NCAA Semifinals (Dec. 20, 2 p.m.) on ESPNU
DURHAM, N.H – The NCAA announced Saturday night that the top-ranked UNH football team will play host to No. 5 Illinois State on Saturday, Dec. 20 (2 p.m.) in an NCAA Division I FCS Championship semifinal game that will be televised nationally by ESPNU.

December 11, 2014
Football's Sean McDonnell Selected AFCA Regional Coach of the Year
WACO, Texas – UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell was named the recipient of the 2014 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Region 1 Coach of the Year on Thursday.

December 10, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 1 Football Plays Host to No. 8 Chattanooga In FCS Quarterfinal (ESPN2, 8 p.m., Dec. 12)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 1-ranked UNH football team plays host to No. 8 Chattanooga in an FCS quarterfinal game Friday, Dec. 12 (8 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium. The game will be televised live nationally on ESPN2.

December 9, 2014
Calling on Wildcat Nation - We Need You Friday Night!
Calling on all UNH Proud to rise up and support the football team on Friday. Your participation is integral to our program!!

December 8, 2014
Curtis, Steriti: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) of the women’s ice hockey team and Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

December 8, 2014
Football's Coccia, Harris and Spears Voted To All-New England Team
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Mike Coccia (Bethlehem, Pa.), R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) and Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) of the No. 1-ranked UNH football team were named to the 2014 New England Football Writers Division I All-New England Team on Monday.

December 6, 2014
Steriti's Four TDs Lift #1 Football Past #9 Fordham, 44-19, In NCAA Second-Round Tilt
DURHAM, N.H. – Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) rushed for a season-high 110 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, and a swarming defense notched nine sacks to propel the No. 1 UNH football team to Saturday afternoon’s 44-19 defeat of No. 9 Fordham in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship at Cowell Stadium.

December 3, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 1 Football Welcomes No. 9/12 Fordham for NCAA 2nd Round Game (ESPN3)
DURHAM, N.H. - The top-ranked and top-seeded UNH football team begins postseason play this Saturday, Dec. 6 (1 p.m.) with a second-round game against No. 9/12 Fordham.

December 1, 2014
Football Head Coach Sean McDonnell Selected New England Div. I Coach of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UNH football head coach Sean McDonnell was named the recipient of the 2014 Jack Grinold Division I New England Coach of the Year by the New England Football Writers Association on Monday.

November 25, 2014
McDonnell Honored as CAA Coach of the Year; Football Receives 13 All-Conference Awards
RICHMOND, Va. – The No. 1-ranked UNH football team received a total of 13 CAA Football All-Conference honors, including five First Team selections, and head coach Sean McDonnell was feted as CAA Coach of the Year.

November 24, 2014
Mann, Ciccone: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Katie Mann of the women’s swimming & diving team and Brian Ciccone of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

November 24, 2014
#1 Football To Host Fordham in NCAA D-I Second-Round - Saturday, Dec. 6 (1 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 1-ranked and top-seeded UNH football team will play host to Fordham University in the second round of the NCAA D-I Football Championship playoffs Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.

November 23, 2014
Game 11 Report: Football Reaps Its Reward, The No. 1 Seed
Early on in the NCAA Selection Show for the FCS tournament on Sunday morning, the name of the No. 1 seed for the event – New Hampshire – popped up on the large television screen in the UNH football locker room. The Wildcat players and coaches and assorted supporters of the program jumped to their feet and roared in approval.

November 23, 2014
CAA Champion Football Earns No. 1 Seed in NCAA FCS Tournament - Will Host Fordham/Sacred Heart Winner Dec. 6 (1 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The top-ranked UNH football team earned the No. 1 overall seed for the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS Football Championship. The CAA champion Wildcats (10-1, 8-0 CAA) will play host to either Patriot League champion Fordham University or Northeast Conference champion Sacred Heart at Cowell Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m.

November 22, 2014
Defense Nails Down Football’s 10th Straight Win, CAA Title
The UNH defense excitedly talked it up on the sidelines. “It’s on us,” yelled senior defensive end and captain Cody Muller to any and all within earshot. “It’s on us.” His Wildcat teammates took up the chant. And the challenge.

November 22, 2014
No. 1 Football Wins Program-Record 10th Straight, CAA Title Outright and Brice-Cowell Musket by Defeating Maine, 20-12
ORONO, Maine - The No. 1 UNH football team won the CAA title outright, retained the Brice-Cowell Musket and extended its program-record win streak to 10 games by defeating Maine, 20-12, Saturday at Alfond Stadium.

November 19, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 1 Football Looks To Retain Brice-Cowell Musket vs. Maine (Nov. 22-NBCSN-3:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 1 UNH football team closes the regular season Nov. 22 at Maine in a battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket. The game is televised on NBCSN.

November 16, 2014
Game 10 Report: It’s Maine Week – And Much Is On The Line
The Wildcats accomplished several things with their ninth straight win and 12th straight in Cowell Stadium. They had never won nine consecutive games in a single season and they matched their home winning streak. . . . They also clinched at least a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season championship.

November 15, 2014
Spears, Classmates Lead No. 1 Football On Senior Day
UNH quarterback Sean Goldrich laughed and said he owes senior tight end Harold Spears. Spears had a career day on Senior Day for the No. 1 Wildcats and helped lift them to their unprecedented ninth straight win, a 43-14 victory over Delaware at Cowell Stadium.

November 15, 2014
No. 1 Football Defeats Delaware, 43-14, for Ninth Straight Win
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) matched a career high with four touchdown passes – three of them to senior tight end Harold Spears (Perkasie, Pa.) -- to lead the No. 1 UNH football team to Saturday afternoon's 43-14 win over Delaware in front of a Senior Day crowd of 8,199 at Cowell Stadium.

November 12, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 1 Football Battles Delaware on Senior Day (Nov. 15)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 1-ranked UNH football team plays host to Delaware on Saturday, Nov. 15. Kickofff for Senior Day is 1 p.m. at Cowell Stadium.

November 10, 2014
Murray, Harris: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Caroline Murray (New Canaan, Conn.) of the women’s soccer team and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

November 9, 2014
Game 9 Report: No. 2 – And Rising? - Wildcats Win 8th Straight
Junior quarterback Sean Goldrich made a triumphant return to the lineup and senior wide receiver R.J. Harris had a career day to lead No. 2 New Hampshire to its eighth straight win, a 41-14 victory at Rhode Island on Saturday.

November 8, 2014
Harris' Career-High 210 Receiving Yards Leads No. 2 Football to 41-14 Win at Rhode Island
KINGSTON, R.I. -- R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) caught 11 passes for a career-high 210 yards and two touchdowns to lead the No. 2 UNH football team to Saturday’s 41-14 CAA conference victory against URI at Meade Stadium.

November 6, 2014
The Road Ahead For No. 2 Wildcats; Hockey Takes On Michigan State
The UNH football team, second-ranked in the country in the FCS, heads South in a quest for its eighth straight win on Saturday afternoon. Sean McDonnell’s team faces winless Rhode Island at 12:30.

November 6, 2014
Football Announces 2015 Schedule
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football team will open the 2015 season at San Jose State of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) on Thursday, Sept. 3, and the Wildcats’ home opener will be Saturday, Sept. 26, against Central Connecticut State University. The entire 2015 UNH football schedule was announced Thursday.

November 6, 2014
Cefalo, Shorey Named To Capital One Academic All-District Football Team
DURHAM, N.H. – Nick Cefalo (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Cam Shorey (Calais, Maine) of the second-ranked UNH football team were selected Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as members of the 2014 Capital One Academic All-District® Football Team.

November 5, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 2/3 Football Travels To Battle Rhode Island (Nov. 8-12:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 2/3 UNH football team looks to extend its seven-game winning streak Nov. 8 at Rhode Island. Game time at Meade Stadium is 12:30 p.m.

November 3, 2014
Purrier, Muller: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Elinor Purrier of the women’s cross country team and Cody Muller of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

November 3, 2014
Football's Harris Named CAA Offensive Player of Week & College Sporting News All-Star
RICHMOND, Va. & CHICAGO – Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) of the second-ranked UNH football team has been feted as the CAA Offensive Player of the Week and a national College Sporting News All-Star for his performance in Saturday’s 49-24 victory against then-23rd ranked University at Albany.

November 2, 2014
Game 8 Report: No. 2 Wildcats Start Fast, Make It 7 Straight Wins
No. 2 New Hampshire got back to its preferred style of fast starts and led 14-0 after a period and 29-3 at the half in a 49-24 dismantling of No. 23 Albany. The Wildcats have won seven straight games.

November 1, 2014
Muller, Defense Answer The (Wakeup) Call
The UNH offense, under the direction of senior quarterback Andy Vailas and featuring senior wide receiver R.J. Harris, piled up the yards and the points. The ball-hawking and stingy defense, led by senior defensive end Cod Muller, did its share, too

November 1, 2014
No. 2 Football Defeats No. 23 UAlbany, 49-24
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) scored three touchdowns and senior defensive end Cody Muller (Telford, Pa.) led a stifling and opportunistic defense to lift the No. 2 UNH football team to its seventh straight win, a 49-24 triumph over No. 23 Albany.

October 29, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 2/4 Football Ends Homestand Nov. 1 vs. No. 23 UAlbany
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 2/4 UNH football team looks to extend its six-game winning streak when the Wildcats kick off against No. 23 UAlbany on Nov. 1 (6 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium.

October 25, 2014
No. 3/5 Football Rallies Past Stony Brook, 28-20, for Sixth Straight Win
DURHAM, N.H. – Senior QB Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H) ran for a couple of touchdowns, the offense came up with two long scores in the second half and the defense overcame a slow start to lift the No. 3/5 UNH football team to its sixth straight win, a 28-20 come-from-behind triumph over Stony Brook in front of 8,811 at Cowell Stadium on Saturday.

October 21, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 3/5 Football Plays Host to Stony Brook on Family Weekend (Oct. 25)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 3/5 UNH football team plays host to Stony Brook as part of Family Weekend on Oct. 25 (3 p.m.).

October 13, 2014
Vaattovaara, DeAndrade: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) of the women’s ice hockey team and Casey DeAndrade (East Bridgewater, Mass.) of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

October 13, 2014
Football's Ryan Farrell Named CAA Special Teams Player of Week
RICHMOND, Va. – UNH sophomore Ryan Farrell (Westwood, Mass.) has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.

October 11, 2014
Defense Puts Clamps on in #4 Football's 32-3 Homecoming Win Over #10 William & Mary
DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 4/6 UNH football team held No. 10/11 William & Mary to 217 yards of total offense, and Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) scored three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ dominant 32-3 Homecoming triumph Saturday at Cowell Stadium before a standing-room-only crowd of 18,774.

October 10, 2014
Boulder Field Homecoming Parking Sold Out
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH athletic department announced Friday that the Boulder Field tailgating area is sold out for Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. Homecoming football game between No. 4/6 UNH and No. 10/11 William & Mary at Cowell Stadium.

October 8, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 4/6 Football Welcomes No. 10/11 William & Mary for Homecoming Live on NBCSN (3:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 4/6 UNH football team plays host to No. 10/11 William & Mary in an Oct. 11 Homecoming game at Cowell Stadium. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m., and the game will be televised nationally on NBCSN.

October 6, 2014
Lightfoot, Thames: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Roundup
DURHAM, N.H. – Madison Lightfoot of the women’s volleyball team and Steven Thames of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

October 6, 2014
Goodrich Tabbed CAA Football Co-Rookie of Week
RICHMOND– Donald Goodrich (York, Maine), a redshirt freshman running back for the UNH football team, was named the CAA co-Rookie of the Week, the league announced Monday.

October 6, 2014
Wildcat Tailgating Cook-Off Presented by Coca-Cola Coming Oct. 11 (Homecoming)
DURHAM, N.H.—UNH Athletics is proud to host the 11th Annual Wildcat Tailgating Cook-off presented by Coca-Cola of Northern New England on Homecoming weekend.

October 4, 2014
No. 4/6 Football Extends Win Streak To Four Games With 48-14 Win at Elon
ELON, N.C. -- Steven Thames recorded a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown to help propel the No. 4/6 UNH football team to Saturday afternoon's 48-14 win at Elon.

October 2, 2014
Chance to Win Chevy Cruze in Homecoming VIP Fan Experience Contest
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH football students, season ticket holders and fans can win a VIP Football Fan Experience to this year’s Homecoming game at Cowell Stadium on Saturday Oct. 11, 2014 (3:30pm) against William & Mary.

October 1, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 4/6 Football Makes First Trip to North Carolina To Play Elon (Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 4/6 UNH football team welcomes CAA newcomer Elon to conference play with an Oct. 4 game at Rhodes Stadium. Kickoff is 1:30 p.m.

September 29, 2014
Vailas Named CAA Football Offensive Player of Week
RICHMOND – The Colonial Athletic Association named University of New Hampshire quarterback Andy Vailas (Bedford, N.H.) its CAA Offensive Player of the Week following the fourth-ranked Wildcats’ 52-19 defeat of Dartmouth College on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

September 29, 2014
UNH/Dartmouth Football Attendance Figure Corrected to 10,133
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire department of athletics announced Monday a corrected attendance figure for Saturday’s State of New Hampshire Day football game between then-No. 4/7 UNH and Dartmouth College.

September 27, 2014
Vailas Accounts for Four TDs in #4 Football's 52-19 Win Over Dartmouth
DURHAM, N.H. – No. 4 New Hampshire got night football in Cowell Stadium off to a nice start with a 52-19 triumph over Dartmouth College on Saturday in front of 8,753 fans on State of New Hampshire Day.

September 24, 2014
GAME NOTES: Football Battles Dartmouth on State of New Hampshire Day (Sept. 27)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The UNH football team battles intrastate rival Dartmouth College on State of New Hampshire Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. Kickoff at Cowell Stadium is 6 p.m.

September 20, 2014
Steriti's Late 2-Yard TD Run Lifts No. 7 Football past No. 17 Richmond, 29-26
RICHMOND, Va. – Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) scored on a two-yard run with 19 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to lift the No. 7 UNH football team to a 29-26 victory against No. 17 Richmond.

September 17, 2014
UNH Football Head Coach Sean McDonnell Wins Prestigious Paul Harris Award
DURHAM, N.H. – The Rotary Club of Durham-Great Bay presented UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell with the Paul Harris Award on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The Paul Harris Award is the highest rotary award a club can present.

September 17, 2014
Goldrich Receives N.E. Football Writers' Gold Helmet Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.), junior quarterback for the seventh-ranked UNH football team, was honored Wednesday with the New England Football Writers’ Gold Helmet Award for his performance in Saturday’s 45-27 victory against Lehigh at Cowell Stadium.

September 17, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 7/9 Football Travels to No. 17/18 Richmond For CAA Opener (Sept. 20)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 7/9 UNH football team begins CAA conference play Sept. 20 at No. 17/18 Richmond. Game time at Robins Stadium is 4 p.m.

September 15, 2014
Murphy, Spears: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Brooke Murphy of the women’s soccer team and Harold Spears of the football team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight.

September 15, 2014
Football's Goldrich Named CAA Offensive Player of Week
RICHMOND – UNH junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) has been named the CAA Football Offensive Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness CAA Offensive Player of the Week.

September 13, 2014
No. 7/9 Football Takes Down Lehigh, 45-27
DURHAM, N.H. – Junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) matched a career high with four touchdown passes and eclipsed his career high in passing yards with 422 to lead No. 7/9 UNH to a 45-27 win over Lehigh on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

September 12, 2014
Athletics Selects Populous & Lavallee Brensinger Architects For Complex
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH athletic department announced that architect firms Populous and Lavallee Brensinger Architects, in conjunction with PC Construction Company, have been selected as the design-build team for the new $25 million athletic complex scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.

September 10, 2014
GAME NOTES: No. 7/9 Football Plays Home Opener vs. Lehigh This Saturday (3:30 pm, NESN.com)
DURHAM, N.H. -- The No. 7/9 UNH football team plays its 2014 home opener this Saturday, Sept. 13 against Lehigh. Game time at Cowell Stadium is 3:30 p.m.

September 1, 2014
Serrano, Goldrich: Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight & Wildcat Minute
DURHAM, N.H. – Chelsey Serrano (Manchester, N.H.) 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.

August 30, 2014
Goldrich Throws For Two TDs, Rushes For Another; Football Falls 54-20 At Toledo
TOLEDO, Ohio – Sean Goldrich matched career highs in passing yards (291) and attempts (39) with a personal-best 27 completions for the UNH football team, but Toledo overcame a 14-3 deficit to prevail 54-20.

August 27, 2014
Lipman, O'Sullivan Set to Broadcast Football on Wildcat Sports Radio Network
DURHAM, N.H. – Wildcat Sports Properties (WSP), a property of Learfield Sports, announced Wednesday that the voice of the Wildcats Bob Lipman will be joined by Concord Monitor sports reporter Tim O’Sullivan as the UNH football radio broadcast team on the Wildcat Sports Radio Network in 2014.

August 26, 2014
No. 4 UNH Football Travels To Toledo For Season Opener (Aug. 30, 7 pm)
DURHAM, N.H. - The No. 4 UNH football team opens the 2014 season Saturday, Aug. 30 (7 p.m.) at Toledo in the Glass Bowl. The game is televised online at ESPN3.

August 22, 2014
UNH-Holy Cross Announce Four-Year Football Series (2016-19)
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH and Holy Cross announced Friday a four-year agreement to meet annually in college football from 2016-19. The longtime New England gridiron rivals will alternate home and away beginning with a Sept. 10, 2016, game at UNH’s new football stadium.

August 21, 2014
Freshman Duo Teams Up for Two TDs in Football's Blue-White Game
DURHAM, N.H. – Trevor Knight (Nashua, N.H.) and Rory Donovan (Canton, Mass.) connected for a pair of touchdown hookups, including a 19-yard connection on the final play of Thursday’s Blue-White Game that closed out the UNH football team’s fall camp.

August 20, 2014
No. 4 Football Plays Host to Blue-White Game on Thursday, Aug. 21 (1 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – The No. 4-ranked UNH football team takes to Cowell Stadium on Thursday for the annual Blue-White Game that concludes the preseason portion of fall camp. The game begins at 1 p.m. and admission is free. Parking is in Lot A, across from the Field House.

August 15, 2014
Pregame Fan Festival and Pre-Purchased Parking Option Announced For 2014 Football Season
DURHAM, N.H. – Pre-purchased parking at Boulder Field, a new tailgating policy and a pregame fan festival for students and young alumni prior to each home game highlight changes announced Friday by UNH to enhance the fan experience for the 2014 football season.

August 5, 2014
No. 4 Football Hosts 2014 Media Day at Cowell Stadium
DURHAM, N.H. -- The fourth-ranked UNH football team held its annual media day at Cowell Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Members of the football team posed for photos and were interviewed by various newspaper, television and radio outlets.

August 4, 2014
Football Officially Opens Fall Camp
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football team held its first practice of fall camp Monday, Aug. 4, at Bremner Field. Check out the photo gallery and video recap of the start of the 2014 preseason.

August 4, 2014
2014 Football Media Guide Now Available
DURHAM, N.H. – The 2014 UNH football media guide is now available to view and download. The fourth-ranked Wildcats hold their annual Media Day on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Cowell Stadium as part of the opening week of fall training camp.

July 31, 2014
Cowell Stadium Update (July 31, 2014)
DURHAM, N.H. – The construction at Cowell Stadium at the University of New Hampshire continues as the first of five light poles was brought upright on Thursday, July 31.

July 23, 2014
Football Picked Atop CAA Football Preseason Poll; Steriti, Harris Named Preseason All-CAA
BALTIMORE – The UNH football team, with 15 of a possible 24 first-place votes, was selected atop the 2014 CAA Football Preseason Poll that was released at Wednesday’s annual Media Day at M&T Bank Stadium. Seniors Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) and R.J. Harris (Odenton, Md.) were named to the Preseason All-Conference Team.

July 22, 2014
Crossan Chosen to CFPA Kickoff Returner Award Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNH sophomore running back Dalton Crossan (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Kickoff Returner Award Watch List on Tuesday.

July 22, 2014
Five Football Games Televised in 2014 Season
RICHMOND, Va. - CAA Football announced Tuesday that the UNH football team will have a total of five televised games during the 2014 regular season, and that includes four by the conference’s broadcast partners.

July 22, 2014
Follow CAA Football Media Day Live Coverage (10 a.m., July 23)
BALTIMORE – Catch exclusive coverage of 2014 CAA Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 23, live from M&T Bank Stadium, home of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, beginning at 10 a.m. on CAA.TV.

July 16, 2014
Prasky Selected to CFPA Punter Award Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNH senior punter Brad Prasky (Groton, Mass.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards FCS Punter Award Watch List on Wednesday.

July 15, 2014
Johnson Named 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee
NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Tim Johnson (Oakdale, Pa.), a senior offensive lineman on the UNH football team, is one of a record-breaking 182 nominees for the 2014 Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.

June 30, 2014
UNH Finishes 82nd in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup
CLEVELAND – UNH finished in 82nd place overall and No. 1 among America East Conference institutions in the 2013-14 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup.

June 27, 2014
Dana Receives Athletic Trainer Service Award by NATA
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jon Dana, director of sports medicine at the University of New Hampshire, received the 2014 Athletic Trainer Service Award (ATSA) by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) at the 65th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia on Friday, June 27 at the Indiana Convention Center.

June 27, 2014
USNH Board of Trustees Approves Plan for Renovated UNH Athletic Complex
CONCORD, N.H. -- The USNH board of trustees approved UNH's plan to renovate its athletic complex as part of its campus master plan at its meeting today. The approval came after the university successfully raised $5 million in private donations.

June 24, 2014
Wildcat Football Camp Set for July 13-17
DURHAM, N.H. – The UNH football program announces the 2014 Wildcat Football Camp will take place Sunday, July 13-Thursday, July 17, from 5:30-8 p.m. nightly at the UNH football facilities. The UNH coaching staff, players, select area high school coaches and other New England college coaches will provide skills instruction for campers in grades 6 through 12.

June 16, 2014
Steriti Selected to CFPA Running Back Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNH senior running back Nico Steriti (Toms River, N.J.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Running Back Award watch list June 16.

June 11, 2014
Football Team Receives FCS Athletics Directors Association Academic Progress Rate Award
ORLANDO – The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) presented UNH an Academic Progress Rate Award for having the highest 2012-13 APR in the Colonial Athletic Association.

June 10, 2014
Football Alum Kyle Auffray Signs With NFL's New England Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Kyle Auffray, who played for the UNH football team from 2008-10, signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots, the NFL team announced Monday.

June 9, 2014
Goldrich Tabbed to the CFPA Quarterback Watch List
CHARLESTON, S.C. – UNH junior quarterback Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Quarterback Award watch list on Monday, June 9.

June 9, 2014
Football Coaches Participate in 11th Annual Lauren's First and Goal Fundraiser
EASTON, Pa. – Assistant coach Brian Barbato of the UNH football program was among the more than 300 coaches who participated in the 11th Annual Lauren’s First and Goal Pennsylvania Camp.

June 4, 2014
2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony To Be Held Saturday, June 7
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH athletic department will enshrine eight former student-athletes into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 7 (6 p.m.) at Lundholm Gym.

June 3, 2014
Thames Named To CFPA FCS Defensive Back Award Watch List
DAVIDSON, N.C. – UNH senior defensive back Steven Thames (Fort Washington, Md.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards FCS Defensive Back Award watch list on Monday, June 2.

May 27, 2014
McNeely Selected To CFPA Linebacker Award Watch List
DAVIDSON, N.C. - UNH senior linebacker Shane McNeely (Whitehall, Pa.) was named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) FCS Linebacker Award Watch List on Monday, May 26.

May 7, 2014
UNH Athletics Donates Over 1,000 Pairs of Shoes to Soles4Souls
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire athletic department again joined forces in the worldwide campaign Soles4Souls, contributing to the combative movement against poverty.

May 3, 2014
Live Blog Coverage of Football's Spring Game
Follow along with live blog coverage of UNH football's 2014 spring football game. Team Wild (offense) takes on team 'Cats (defense) in the final event of the spring season.

May 3, 2014
Goldrich Dazzles in Football Blue-White Game
DURHAM, N.H. – Sean Goldrich (West Haven, Conn.) went a perfect 12-for-12 for 139 yards and a touchdown, and Kyon Taylor (Springfield, Va.) hauled in a game-high six catches for 77 yards and a TD to highlight the UNH football team’s Blue-White Game on Saturday at Cowell Stadium.

May 3, 2014
Jim Earley Receives Football Todd Walker Teammate Award
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH senior running back Jim Earley (Hopkinton, N.H.) was presented Saturday with the Todd Walker Teammate Award by football head coach Sean McDonnell in a ceremony held at the Walk of Memory in front of the UNH Field House.

May 2, 2014
Team Wild Takes on Team Cats in Football's Blue-White Game (Saturday, May 3, 12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – After reaching the NCAA Division I football semifinals last December for the first time in program history, the UNH football team returns to action in its annual Blue-White Game to cap spring camp Saturday, May 3, at 12 p.m. Admission is free, and the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free 2014 schedule magnet.

May 1, 2014
Bowman, Muller Named 2014 Football Co-Captains
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell announced Thursday that senior offensive tackle Rob Bowman (Cheshire, Conn.) and senior defensive end Cody Muller (Telford, Pa.) will serve as co-captains for the 2014 season.

April 29, 2014
Athletics Announces Plans for Student-Athlete Center for Excellence
DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire will build a $1.9 million Student-Athlete Center for Excellence at the Field House for its Division I and Northeast Passage student-athletes.

April 24, 2014
Football and Women’s Lacrosse Welcome Troops Back Home
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – Members of the University of New Hampshire football and women’s lacrosse were in attendance at Pease International Tradeport to welcome military servicemen and women back into the United States on Tuesday, April 6.

April 21, 2014
Football to Host Annual Bone Marrow Testing Drive (April 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. – As part of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Be The Match Registry®, UNHhead football coach Sean McDonnell and his Wildcat football players will host their annual bone marrow testing drive Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Piscataqua/Cocheco Rooms at Holloway Commons.

April 1, 2014
Football Announces Three Coaching Staff Additions
DURHAM, N.H. – UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell announced Tuesday the coaching staff additions of defensive line coach Peter McCarty, linebackers coach Garrett Gillick and assistant defensive line coach Kyle McAllister.

April 1, 2014
Football Begins Spring Camp; Blue-White Game Scheduled for Saturday, May 3 (12 p.m.)
DURHAM, N.H. - The UNH football team opened the 2014 preseason with the official start of spring camp Tuesday, April 1. Spring camp features 15 scheduled practices, culminating with the annual spring Blue-White Game on Saturday, May 3 (12 p.m.) at Cowell Stadium.

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