action:article | category:SPORTS22 | adString:SPORTS22 | zoneID:40

Home » Sports » College Sports

December 14. 2013 8:07PM

Good-natured talk leads to friendly bet in UNH game

HAMMOND, La. - Robin Roberts was going with the Lions.

The Daily Star, the local newspaper, ran a picture on the front page on Saturday of the "Good Morning America" host with a few Southeastern Louisiana University fans.

The fans were visiting New York City and they and Roberts were holding a sign that read, "Geaux SLU Lions" in support of the team's Saturday night playoff game against New Hampshire.

Roberts is a graduate of Southeastern and was a star basketball player at the school.

The front page also carried a story detailing some good-natured pregame bantering between Durham town administrator Todd Selig and Hammond mayor Mason Foster.

Foster called Selig last week and proposed a friendly wager on the game, the story said.

Foster's putting up a bottle of Louisiana Hot Sauce against Selig's pint of New Hampshire maple syrup.

"Hammond is clearly a terrific community with a tremendous amount of local support of SLU," Selig told the paper. "I'll almost feel bad when the Wildcats kick some furry Lion butt on Saturday, almost."

.

The winner of Saturday night's New Hampshire at Southeastern Louisiana game advances to a semifinal game against North Dakota State, which has won the last two FCS titles, next weekend.

The Bison took out Coastal Carolina, 48-14, on Saturday afternoon.

Towson earned its spot in the semifinals with a 49-39 win at Eastern Illinois on Friday night.

Junior running back Terrance West rushed for 354 yards and five touchdowns for the Tigers.

UNH has seen that show. West went for 238 yards and three TDs in a 44-28 win over the Wildcats on Oct. 5.

UNH had won eight of its last nine games since Towson going into Saturday night's game.

Towson beat UNH, 64-35, in the final game of the regular season last year.


 NH Sports Angle more
Links to news and happenings around the world of sports with a Granite State connection, updated daily.

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing James van Riemsdyk, right, tangles with Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask in the first period of Game 1 of their NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals hockey playoff series in this 2013 file photo.

NH-based insurer sues NHL to limit its defense in players concussion lawsuits

A's claim former Fisher Cat Marcus Walden

Mariano Rivera's son to pitch for NH squad

Kevin Davis, CEO and president of Bauer Performance Sports, displays Bauer Hockey's latest innovation in hockey skates — the Vapor APX 2 with easily changeable skate blades in this 2013 file photo.

Exeter-based Bauer continues to expand beyond hockey with $330M purchase of baseball firm Easton-Bell

Hollis-Brookline head football coach resigns unexpectedly

New owners for Waukewan Golf Club

Matches announced for USA v. Cuba clash at Rockingham Park this weekend

Boston Marathon victim Jeff Baumann throws out the first pitch prior to the start of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park last year.

Service's creed on display in support of airman affected by Boston bombing

40-year-old Manchester mechanical engineer wins MMA decision

New Hampshire Motor Speedway touts viability of casino site in Loudon

USA Knockouts Tamed in Cuba

U.S., Cuba boxers clash in Havana, U.S. bouts set for Rockingham Park in Salem

Lee USA Speedway opens season April 13

Newmarket woman plans world-record cross-country run for charity

CHIP KELLY

Is Chip Kelly racist?

World Series of Boxing event moved to Rockingham Park - USA vs. Cuba

Manchester man in top 30 candidates for Padres public address announcer

NH man helps MLB players deal with stresses on, off the field

Review of the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

New Hampshire Motor Speedway may run Sprint Cup race in 2015 under the lights

How Boston lost the Patriots and 'New England' grabbed the NFL's 'Gold Standard'

Twin State Speedway gets new manager

Yale promotes former UNH coach to offensive coordinator

Bulldogs sign UNH's Nick Sorkin

Flyers Notes: Flyers sign speedy New Hampshire forward

MORE

 New Hampshire Events Calendar
    

    SHARE EVENTS FOR PUBLICATION, IT'S FREE!

Upcoming Events

 New Hampshire Business Directory

  

    ADD YOUR BUSINESS TODAY!