Had they been wearing different uniforms, New Hampshire might have been taken a little more seriously this season. The America East coaches knew better, of course, picking the Wildcats second behind Vermont, with three of the eight who were not Bill Herrion putting New Hampshire first.
That, of course, is a long, long way from most of the history of the program, which can’t really be called checkered because there aren’t enough successful data points to offset the 19 (?!?) straight losing seasons from 1995-2014. The Wildcats only had one winning campaign in the previous decade to that as well, so it probably goes without saying they’ve never been to the NCAA Tournament (becoming Division I in 1977).
Through the first month of the season, New Hampshire has yet to put it together. Continue reading
On Saturday at Stony Brook, New Hampshire head coach Bill Herrion went to his seventh different starting five of the season, but that doesn’t concern him. Continue reading
It was a good week for most of the top teams in the America East, and Maine was one untimely collapse away from leaving the winless category, which they will go for tonight against Wagner. UMBC, who has been without Rodney Elliott, will have a chance to wipe themselves from the winless column against Maryland Eastern Shore. Continue reading
The America East beat teams from Conference USA, the Northeast Conference, the Patriot League and Ivy League over the past week. Hartford, UMass Lowell and Stony Brook are all off to a 5-2 start to the season. Here is a look back on some of the best plays of the week, in GIF form. Continue reading
The 2013-14 season was supposed to be the year of the breakthrough for Bill Herrion and the New Hampshire Wildcats. Continue reading