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DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football program will be the host of its annual football camps from July 13-17 on the brand new AstroTurf fields at the Durham campus.




DURHAM, N.H.-As a starting tailback at the University of New Hampshire, Jerry Azumah '99 earned a reputation as an unstoppable record-breaker. By the time he graduated from the university and joined the Chicago Bears as a fifth-round draft pick, he had already smashed four NCAA Division I-AA career records and been awarded the Walter Payton Award for his outstanding achievement as the nation's top offensive player. Now, at age 25, he's at it again. With a gift to fund the Jerry Azumah Athletic Performance Center, he is the youngest UNH alum on record to give a gift of more than $100,000 to his alma mater. The gift provides funding for the renovation and complete overhaul-including state-of-the-art equipment-of the University's strength and conditioning facility located in the UNH Field House.




DURHAM, N.H. — Coaches from the University of New Hampshire football team will be holding their 11th annual football clinics at area high schools in June. The first clinic will be held at Portsmouth High School on June 2, followed by clinics at the new stadium in Nashua (June 3), Memorial High School in Manchester (June 4), Londonderry High School (June 5) and Souhegan High School (June 6).




DURHAM, N.H.- The UNH football team and its fans got a glimpse of an improved defense in an injury-shortened Blue/White scrimmage on Saturday afternoon at Cowell Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football team will be holding its annual Blue/White scrimmage on Sat., May 3. The action is set to begin at 1:30 p.m at Cowell Stadium and admission is free.




DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire head football coach Sean McDonnell announced recently that Nick Couturier (Dover, N.H.) has signed a national letter-of-intenr to enroll at UNH and join the Wildcat football program in the fall of 2003.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire 2003 football schedule will feature six home games, three non-conference matchups and the usual exciting Atlantic 10 Football Conference contests. The announcement was made today by fifth-year head football coach Sean McDonnell.




DURHAM, N.H. — Six football players and one athletic department staff member were honored today at the University of New Hampshire football team's annual awards banquet held on the UNH campus Sunday afternoon.




DURHAM, N.H. — University of New Hampshire head football coach Sean McDonnell announced today that Hassan Noble, a quarterback at The College of San Mateo in California, will join the Wildcat football program in 2003. He will have two years of eligibility with UNH.




DURHAM, N.H. — University of New Hampshire head football coach Sean McDonnell announced today that Skyler Dugger is the 12th player added to UNH's letter of intent signee listing.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football program has received 12 commitments from high school student-athletes who have signed national letters of intent to play for the school.




WACO, TEXAS — Senior running back Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named a Division I-AA first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association. The announcement was made today via a release from the organization.




RANDOLPH, MASS. — The University of New Hampshire football team will take home plenty of hardware from this year's annual New England Football Writers Captains and Awards Banquest held Thursday night (Dec. 5) at Lantana Restaurant in Randolph, Mass. Senior running back Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) was named the winner of the 2002 Coca Cola Gold Helmet Award as the top player in New England. Former UNH head coach Bill Bowes, the all-time winningest coach in UNH history received the prestigious George C. Carens Award for his outstanding contributions to New England college football. Lewis and senior free safety Czar Wiley (North Bergen, N.J.) were also both named first-team All-New England.




DURHAM, N.H. — Former legendary University of New Hampshire head coach Bill Bowes, the winningest coach in Wildcat football history, was named the recipient of the George C. Carens Award for his outstanding contributions to New England Football.




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 2002 Walter Payton Award, Buck Buchanan Award, and Eddie Robinson Award were mailed to all voters.




ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine football locked up its second straight Atlantic 10 Football Conference Championship, and retained possession of the Brice-Cowell Musket, with a 31-14 win over the University of New Hampshire, Saturday afternoon at Alfond Stadium in Orono.




DURHAM, N.H. - Tim Gale rushed for 219 yards and five touchdowns to lead the 10th-ranked Northeastern University football team to Saturday afternoon's 49-17 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.




PHILADELPHIA--Senior running back Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the winner of the Coca Cola Gold Helmet Award this week by the New England Football Writers and was selected Co-National Player of the Week by Don Hansen's Weekly football Gazette after putting together a three touchdown performance in UNH's 31-14 upset victory over No. 12 Massachusetts on Nov. 9. He was also named the Atlantic 10 Football Conference Offensive Player Of The Week on Sunday. Lewis received the Gold Helmet Award today at the Weekly New England Football Writers Luncheon held on the campus of Harvard University.




PHILADELPHIA — Senior running back Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career after putting together an outstanding three touchdown performance in UNH's 31-14 upset victory over No. 12 Massachusetts on Nov. 9.




DURHAM, N.H. - Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) compiled 260 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns to propel the University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon's 31-14 Atlantic 10 victory against 12th-rankeed University of Massachusetts at Cowell Stadium.




NEWARK, DE — Junior quarterback Andy Hall (Cheraw, SC HS) rushed for a career-high 157 yards and a touchdown and senior running back Keith Burnell (Western Branch/Chesapeake, VA) added 117 more yards on the ground as the University of Delaware ran over New Hampshire 21-9 for an Atlantic 10 Football Conference victory Saturday at Delaware Stadium.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football team will be traveling to play at Delaware on Oct. 26 and Wildcat fans will have an opportunity to see the game live on the New England Sports Network (NESN) as the featured Atlantic 10 Football Game of the Week.




DURHAM, N.H. - Jonathan Smith rushed for 198 yards and scored one touchdown to lead the 14th-ranked College of William & Mary football team to Saturday afternoon's 34-27 Atlantic 10 conference victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.




PHILADELPHIA--The Atlantic 10 Football Conference announced today that freshman kicker Connor McCormick (Forty Fort, Pa.) was named the Atlantic 10 Special Teams Player of the Week for his heroics in UNH's hard-fought 20-19 victory vs. Richmond on Oct. 12.




DURHAM, N.H. - Connor McCormick (Forty Fort, Pa.) kicked a 27-yard field goal with 16 seconds remaining in the game to lead the University of New Hampshire football team to Saturday afternoon's 20-19 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of Richmond at Cowell Stadium.




HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth quarterback Brian Mann threw for 303 yards in moving into third place on the school's all-time passing yards list, but it wasn't enough as New Hampshire defeated the Big Green, 29-26.




VILLANOVA, PA. - The Villanova offense ran wild on New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon at Villanova Stadium, rushing for 316 yards and amassing 484 yards of total offense in a dominating 45-3 victory. Sophomore Terry Butler rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, as Villanova improve to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in Atlantic 10 play. UNH fell to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in conference action with the loss.




PHILADELPHIA--Redshirt freshman running back Malcolm Isom (Newton, Texas) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named the Atlantic 10 Football Conference's Rookie of the Week in recognition of his outstanding play vs. Hofstra on Sept. 14.




DURHAM, N.H. - Vemba Bukula ran for 144 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Hofstra University football team to Saturday afternoon's 52-28 Atlantic 10 victory against the University of New Hampshire at Cowell Stadium.




HARRISONBURG — Sophomore tailback Rondell Bradley (Levittown, Pa./Harry S. Truman High School) ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns, and James Madison forced three turnovers and blocked two kicks in beating New Hampshire 20-14 Saturday (Sept. 7) at Bridgeforth Stadium in its Atlantic 10 Conference opener.




KENT, OHIO--The University of New Hampshire football team played its first Division I-A football team since 1978 and Kent State's size and speed proved to be too much as the Golden Flashes defeated UNH on Thursday night by a 34-7 margin.




PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Sports Network) A total of 32 players have been chosen by The Sports Network, I-AA college football's most widely recognized information service, as 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 16th Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the top player in I-AA football, and the 8th Buck Buchanan Award, which goes to the top defensive player in I-AA. The honors will be presented at the 16th annual I-AA College Football Awards on Thursday, December 19th in Chattanooga, TN, on the eve of the 2002 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. 19th.




BALTIMORE, MD — Towson University has accepted an invitation to join the Atlantic 10 Football Conference, effective July 1, 2003 with competition beginning for the 2004 football season, it was announced today.




DURHAM, N.H. — The University of New Hampshire football team will play its annual fall scrimmage on Tue., Aug. 20, starting at 2 p.m. at historic Cowell Stadium. The announcement was made today by fourth-year head coach Sean McDonnell.




DURHAM, N.H.- The UNH football coach's show, featuring fourth-year head coach Sean McDonnell and WTSN's Andy Schachat, will return to the airwaves on Mon. Aug. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. The show will take place live at Acorn's Restaurant, located at the New England Center on the UNH campus. Fans are invited to attend the live broadcast.




PHILADELPHIA - The University of New Hampshire football team, which features preseason All-America Second Team selection Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.), was selected eighth in the 11-team Atlantic 10 conference preseason poll that was released Thursday. UNH senior wide receiver Michael Taylor (Allentown, Pa.), senior defensive lineman Kane Anderson (Bomoseen, Vt.) and senior defensive back Czar Wiley (North Bergen, N.J.) were named to the Second Team.




DURHAM, N.H. — Steve Stetson, a former University of New Hampshire assistant football coach and All-Ivy football player at Dartmouth College, returns to the Granite State as the Wildcat assistant head coach in charge of quarterbacks. The announcement was made today by fourth-year head football coach Sean McDonnell.




DURHAM, N.H. — University of New Hampshire football head coach Sean McDonnell announced Monday that offensive coordinator Chip Kelly has been promoted to associate head coach.




PHILADELPHIA — Senior running back Stephan Lewis (Coatesville, Pa.) of the University of New Hampshire football team was named a Second-Team Preseason All-American by The Sports Network on Tuesday morning.






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