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Football Basics with Cosgrove Set for Aug. 2

University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove will host “Coach Cos’s Football 101 For Women” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Alfond Lounge inside Alfond Arena.

The interactive workshop is designed to teach women basic football such as offensive and defensive strategies as well as what to look for when watching a game.

The first part of the workshop will feature light refreshments as Cosgrove will go over the fundamentals of the game and host a question-and-answer session. The second part will include a tour of the facilities – including the locker room, weight room, field and skyboxes – and a chance to participate in drills with the coaching staff and run plays on the field.

The $25 cost includes a T-shirt, refreshments, a ticket to Maine’s home opener on Sept. 22 against Albany, and the Football 101 book written by Sandy Caron, a UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality, and former UMaine football player Mike Hodgson. There will be a drawing for two sideline passes for the home opener. All proceeds benefit the UMaine football program.

Attendees are asked to register in advance by calling the Black Bear Club at 581-1130, and wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes for the walking tour and drills. Payment may be made by credit card through the Black Bear Club, or mailed to Mike Hodgson, assistant AD, University of Maine, 5747 Memorial Gym, Orono, Maine 04469. Checks should be made out to the “University of Maine.” Hodgson can be reached by email at for more information. Please provide your full name, email address, phone number and T-shirt size (women’s cut). The registration deadline is July 31.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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