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DAVE D'ONOFRIO
AFTER TOPPING the 40-point plateau for the fifth time this season on Sunday, not only have the Patriots scored a league-high 442 points, but they're once again on an historic pace.
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
When the doors opened to the Patriots' locker room after Sunday's 41-13 thumping of the Dolphins, arguably the two most important players in franchise history stood in the middle of the room, deep in...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
It's long been thought a tenet of team building at Gillette Stadium that the more a player can do, the more important he is. The idea is that there's value in versatility — which at an...
BY DAVE D'ONOFRIO UNION LEADER SPORTS
AS THE Patriots and Dolphins readied for this afternoon's divisional showdown at Gillette Stadium, the teams each had 13 games worth of video to review while devising their strategies, maybe none of...
ROGER BROWN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
While senior Nico Steriti will likely get most of the carries that would have went to Owens on Friday night, Crossan gives the Wildcats some versatility in the offensive backfield. Crossan,...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
WHEN the Patriots awoke on the West Coast Sunday morning, there was a chance that by the time they go to sleep on the East Coast next Sunday night they could have lost control of their fate in the...
DAVE D'ONOFRIO
THE SPOTLIGHT turned on the Patriots' third, fourth and fifth cornerbacks last Sunday as quickly as Aaron Rodgers targeted rookie Davante Adams more than he had in the two previous weeks combined by...
JOHN HABIB
RYAN DAY was driving through New Jersey on Tuesday on a recruiting tour when he returned a message left for him here at the office. After exchanging greetings, our conversation turned to the 1997...
University of New Hampshire receiver R.J. Harris, left, and quarterback Sean Goldrich connected on a reverse lateral wide-receiver screen for a 61-yard touchdown in last Friday's FCS quarterfinal win over Chattanooga at Cowell Stadium in Durham.

Trick plays are elemental in the UNH offense

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SOME PEOPLE call them trick plays or gadget plays, but within the walls that house the University of New Hampshire football offices they're referred to as “Elements of the offense.”

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with tight end Rob Gronkowski after the two connected for a touchdown in Sunday's 41-13 win over Miami at Gillette Stadium. Despite the offense's recent successes, Brady is not satisfied.

Patriots offense nearing history

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AFTER TOPPING the 40-point plateau for the fifth time this season on Sunday, not only have the Patriots scored a league-high 442 points, but they're once again on an historic pace.

UNH center Mike Coccia is shown during last week's FCS quarterfinal game against Chattanooga.

Wildcats' Coccia, Harris make All-America team

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While one can make the case the University of New Hampshire football team needed the production from wide receiver R.J. Harris to reach the national semifinals, another case can be made that many of...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady prepares to throw the ball during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Bledsoe, Brady stark contrast in relative success

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When the doors opened to the Patriots' locker room after Sunday's 41-13 thumping of the Dolphins, arguably the two most important players in franchise history stood in the middle of the room, deep in...

12/03/14   Head Coach Sean McDonnell during UNH football practice in Durham on Wednesday. Thomas Roy/Union Leader

UNH's McDonnell gets Robinson coaching honor a second time

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On Monday after becoming just the third coach to win the Eddie Robinson Award twice, McDonnell, like a ferocious cornerback, deflected any praise coming his way.

University of New Hampshire receiver R.J. Harris is shown during UNH's  playoff game in Durham on Dec. 6.

UNH's Harris named to All-America team

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Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris of the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team was named to the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-America...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after clinching the AFC East title with a 41-13 win over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Versatility raises its pretty head

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It's long been thought a tenet of team building at Gillette Stadium that the more a player can do, the more important he is. The idea is that there's value in versatility — which at an...

University of New Hampshire coach Sean McDonnell hugs Steven Thames late in the fourth quarter vs. Chattanooga in their NCAA quarterfinal game at Cowell Stadium in Durham Friday. UNH won 35-30.

UNH gridders to play Illinois State on Saturday at 2

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The University of New Hampshire football team will host Illinois State in the FCS semifinals on Saturday at 2 p.m., the NCAA announced late Saturday night. The game will be televised nationally on...

Trick plays are elemental in the UNH offense

Trick plays are elemental in the UNH offense

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SOME PEOPLE call them trick plays or gadget plays, but within the walls that house the University of New Hampshire football offices they're referred to as “Elements of the offense.”

Patriots offense nearing history

Patriots offense nearing history

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AFTER TOPPING the 40-point plateau for the fifth time this season on Sunday, not only have the Patriots scored a league-high 442 points, but they're once again on an historic pace.

Wildcats' Coccia, Harris make All-America team

Wildcats' Coccia, Harris make All-America team

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While one can make the case the University of New Hampshire football team needed the production from wide receiver R.J. Harris to reach the national semifinals, another case can be made that many of the passes thrown to Harris were possible because of...

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Bledsoe, Brady stark contrast in relative success

Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: Bledsoe, Brady stark contrast in relative success

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When the doors opened to the Patriots' locker room after Sunday's 41-13 thumping of the Dolphins, arguably the two most important players in franchise history stood in the middle of the room, deep in what seemed to be a friendly, casual, catch-up...

UNH's Harris named to All-America team

UNH's Harris named to All-America team

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Senior wide receiver R.J. Harris of the No. 1-ranked University of New Hampshire football team was named to the American Football Coaches Association Football Championship Subdivision All-America Team on Monday.

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NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Brown paces Pelham victory

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The Pelham boys' basketball team looked good in its home opener and first Division III game, winning 56-45 over Campbell of Litchfield on Tuesday night.

FCS recruiting

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Participating in the FCS playoffs isn't all good for the schools involved. There is at least one drawback, and that's recruiting.

John Habib's City Sports: Memorable miss proved valuable lesson for Ryan Day

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RYAN DAY was driving through New Jersey on Tuesday on a recruiting tour when he returned a message left for him here at the office. After exchanging greetings, our conversation turned to the 1997 Class L semifinal boys' basketball clash between Day's gritty Central squad and Matt Bonner's top-ranked Concord team at the University of New Hampshire's Lundholm Gym.

Garand leads Manchester Flames U-8 hockey team

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Angelina Garand scored two goals and added a pair of assists to lead the Manchester Flames U-8 Canadiens Team past the Blackhawks, 5-3, in recent U-8 Development League action.

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