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Farewell Column: Let's make it Clare

Bret Belden April 7, 2017

I wrote this farewell column while on the Amtrak Train to Boston. I was on my way to the Sports and Entertainment Career Fair at Fenway Park and I had no idea how to start this column. I must have written...

Let's make it Clare: There’s nothing better than the theatrics of sports, basketball

Bret Belden April 7, 2017

l column and I have to go out on a high note. I thought about commenting on Tony Romo’s recent retirement and how his legacy stacks up with the other quarterbacks. But a friend of mine convinced me that...

The problem begins at the core for the Boston Bruins

Bret Belden March 30, 2017

I’ll be the first one to say I am not the biggest hockey fan, let alone a Boston Bruins fan. But being in one of the most influential hockey hotspots in the country, it’ll be impossible to ignore the...

Dear LaVar Ball, enough is enough

Bret Belden March 27, 2017

Like it or not, it had to be said. Ever since LaVar Ball, who seemed to come out of nowhere, uttered the words that his son, UCLA point guard Lonzo Ball, could be better than two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry,...

History repeats itself Poor shooting dooms ‘Cats in Burlington

Bret Belden March 9, 2017

As the saying goes, “history repeats itself.” This rings true for the Wildcats as their conference title hopes were spoiled in the America East semifinals in Burlington, Vermont for the second straight...

‘Cats win rubber match with UMBC to advance to semis

Bret Belden March 2, 2017

On Wednesday night, the UNH men’s basketball team squared off in a rubber match against the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in the first round of the America East playoffs. The two teams...

Double OT drama: ‘Cats clinch home seed with win over UMBC

Bret Belden February 27, 2017

Sometimes the sequel is better than the original and, for UNH men’s basketball, that saying rings true. On Saturday, the Wildcats faced off against UMBC in a game that had playoff-seeding implications...

UNH holds off River Hawks late

Bret Belden February 24, 2017

What seemed to be an easy win for the Wildcats soon turned into a near heartbreaker for UNH. On Wednesday, UNH at one point had a 19-point first half lead over the UMass Lowell River Hawks in what seemed...

Smith’s big day leads UNH to blowout victory

Bret Belden February 20, 2017

On Saturday, UNH faced off against the University of Hartford at Lundholm Gymnasium. It was a game that was worrisome for the Wildcats at the beginning but comfortable at the end. The Wildcats beat the...

Wildcats ‘Light Up Lundholm’

Bret Belden February 16, 2017

The ‘Cats stayed true to the theme of ‘Light Up Lundholm’ night at Lundholm Gymnasium as the Wildcats put together an impressive performance against the University of Maine. On Wednesday, the 15-11...

Leissner scores 27 in comeback win

Bret Belden February 14, 2017

“Great win, a much needed win for us and a much needed win for the morale and a spirit lifter,” head coach Bill Herrion said of the Binghamton game. “We did everything we could to get this win....

Wildcat bench struggles in defeat

Bret Belden February 10, 2017

Good things come in threes. However, the UNH men’s basketball team may be thinking the opposite after Monday night’s contest. The Wildcats faced America East opponent the University at Albany Great...

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