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McNally and Decker named 2011 captains

Senior quarterback Kevin Decker and senior defensive end Brian McNally will serve as captains for the 2011 University of New Hampshire football team, head coach Sean McDonnell announced during Thursday's practice. The duo was honored as the result of a team vote during the final week of spring practice.

Another year in the books

Readers, in part, made the year at TNH special

  Dear readers, It seems that with every year here at UNH, the semesters go by faster and faster. And now another semester is in the books, excuse a few finals. With that, here at The New Hampshire, we look back on our hundredth year serving the campus.

Coach McDonnell

A day in the life: head coach Sean McDonnell

Chris Chandler held in a smile as he blew UNH head football coach Sean McDonnell's whistle. With each sound Chandler made with the whistle, McDonnell, the 13-year head coach in his mid-50s, dropped to the ground in pushup stance, lowered himself to the ground and then sprung himself back up, shooting his hands in the air.


Ten minutes with Matthew Gray Gubler

After he threw a pajama party for a sold-out Granite State Room on Wednesday, April 27, actor and director Matthew Gray Gubler sat down with me for a brief and incredibly charming question and answer session.   TNH: First of all, are you aware that you are actually the nicest person in existence? MGG: Oh, no. 6 comments

NFL Draft

TNH picks the top ten (plus the Pats)

The consensus about the first few picks in the 2011 NFL draft is this: there is no consensus. No matter which mock draft you check out online, you would be hard pressed to find any two that are relatively similar, and for good reason. There is no favorite top overall pick this year, although it seems like now, with two days until the first round commences, the field has been narrowed down to just a few.


If CAA collapses, Scarano needs to be prepared

Move to Patriot League may be an option

As University of Massachusetts Chancellor Robert C. Holub announced that the Minutemen football program was bolting to play in the bigger and better Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, he talked of the uncertainties facing the Colonial Athletics Association. 7 comments


Future uncertain for football in Northeast

As the UMass football program celebrates its move up to the Football Bowl Subdivision this week, the remaining programs in the northern region of the CAA are left in limbo, as yet another team has left its ranks. While the move is obviously beneficial for UMass, it is decidedly bad for football in the rest of the Northeast.

UMass, UNH, Football

Rival UMass bolts to FBS

Move likely to have effect on future of UNH football

The University of Massachusetts announced that it would be elevating its football program to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and will become a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) this past Wednesday. The formal announcement was made at Gillette Stadium, where the Minutemen will be playing their home games beginning the 2012 football season. 1 comment

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