DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire's (UNH) Wildcat Sports Properties and Ross Furniture most recently teamed up to award three UNH football fans with a new piece of furniture—courtesy of the Wildcats' "Take It to The House" promotion.

At the Wildcats' home opener on September 4, 2010, current UNH students Noel Alaka and Vinny Bartucca and UNH alumnus, Craig Rappa ('09), were selected to sit field side in the "Best Seats in the House"—a comfortable couch provided by Ross Furniture.  The three friends and avid Wildcat supporters remained in the seats for the entire game and got a close up view of the on-field action.

"When we were selected and offered field-side seats, we were psyched," said Alaka.  "The players and the action were so close.  It was a cool experience and winning a new couch was definitely something that we didn't expect would happen."

The couch-winning referred to by Alaka is the grand prize of a continuous, season-long "Take It to The House" promotion.  As part of the company's partnership with Wildcat Sports and providing the game's best seats, Ross Furniture awards the lucky fans with a new couch if the 'Cats "take it to the house" and return the opening kickoff for a touchdown.   

Alaka, Bartucca and Rappa will get to select a new couch from Ross Furniture and "take it to their house" thanks to UNH's Terrance Fox.  Just 16 seconds into last Saturday's game, Fox, making his first appearance since the 2008 season, registered the first kick-return score of his career. With the kick-return touchdown, the trio of fans became the first winners of the football promotion in its two-season history. The promotion will continue throughout the football season. 

Since the early 1940's, Ross Furniture Company has been a landmark in downtown Dover.  Located at 38 3rd Street in Dover, Ross Furniture was voted "Best of the Best" in the Seacoast Area for 7 Years running and has been an official partner of Wildcat Sports since 2009.  Pete's Bargain Basement Furniture and Mattresses located next to Ross Furniture also offers consumers many favorite furniture brands for discounted prices.  Both companies are "Closed Sunday, see you in Church."  Visit and to learn more.
Wildcat Sports Properties is a property of Learfield Sports, which is the exclusive multimedia rights holder of the University of New Hampshire.  The company manages rights for more than 50 collegiate institutions and associations, provides exclusive sports programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the country and is title partner for the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.  For additional corporate information and complete collegiate portfolio, visit
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