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UNH Notebook: Holy Toledo! Only 130 days until football opener
Did you know it’s 130 days until the University of New Hampshire football teams opens the 2014 season against the Rockets of Toledo in the Glass Bowl on Aug. 30? There the Wildcats will square off against a team that went 7-5 last season and returns 19 starters, 10 of them on the defensive side of the ball, in a rematch of their 2011 opener.
Steriti, in fact, ran for an 87-yard touchdown late in that game and Harris caught four passes for 46 yards in their collegiate debuts.
Coach Sean McDonnell and his crew are more concerned about another countdown at the moment.
There are 12 days of spring remaining until the annual Blue-White game on May 3 wraps up this round of spring football.
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THE football team is hosting its annual bone marrow testing drive on Friday at Holloway Commons on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
UNH has recorded more registrants than any other participating school in the northeast over the last five years, according to a school release, and the goal is to bring in 600 more this year.Cam Lyle, a former UNH track athlete out of Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, had registered with the program a few years ago.
In January, Lyle received an NCAA Award of Valor for his decision and actions.
THE track and field teams host an America East pre-conference meet on Saturday at 11 a.m. on their Reggie Atkins Track & Field Facility.
The America East championships are May 3 and 4 in Burlington, Vt.
THE lacrosse team battled back from a 9-0 deficit in the first half, but lost a 15-5 decision at Stony Brook on Saturday.
Stony Brook clinched the top seed for the America East tournament with the win and will host the league championships on May 2 and 4.
The Wildcats close out the regular season with a game at home against Albany on Saturday at noon and need a win to guarantee a spot in the four-team America East tournament.
A win gets UNH in, while a loss could set up various tiebreaker scenarios.