Archive for the ‘Athletics’ Category

Foster’s Reports Cosgrove Among Maine Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported Jack Cosgrove, head coach of the University of Maine football team, is one of nine people to be inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in May at its 39th annual awards banquet. Other inductees include Joseph L. Ferris, who pitched for UMaine in the 1964 College World Series, and Edward J. Flaherty, an All-American performer at UMaine in 1975.

Media Announce Women’s Basketball Postseason Selection

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, and WVII (Channel 7) were among the media outlets to report on the University of Maine Women’s Basketball team’s selection for the Women’s Basketball Invitational postseason tournament. The Black Bears (16–14) host Bucknell (16–13) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Tickets are $10 for adults/$5 for youth and seniors and may be purchased through Ticketmaster or by calling 800.745.3000. Tickets also will be available at the CIC box office Tuesday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, March 19, from 10 a.m. until game time. For more information, call 207.561.8333.

BDN Clarifies Reporting of Woodward’s Contract

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News clarified its reporting about terms of University of Maine men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward’s contract, which runs through June 30, 2016.

Joseph’s Extradition Hearing Covered by PPH

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The Portland Press Herald reported that former University of Maine football player Zedric Joseph, who is accused of stabbing a man to death in Florida on March 7, told a judge in Georgia that he wanted to consult with his lawyer in Florida before deciding if he would contest extradition. Joseph’s hearing is expected to resume Friday.

Creech Talks About Coaching Evaluations

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The Portland Press Herald spoke with University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech about men’s basketball coach Ted Woodward, who has two years remaining on his contract. Creech said he had not yet met with Woodward for an end-of-the-season evaluation. Creech praised the team, which compiled a 6–23 record, for playing hard despite the mounting losses.

Media Outlets Report on Joseph’s Arrest

Monday, March 17th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, Washington Post, WABI-TV, WFLX, and WMTW were among the media organizations reporting that former University of Maine student-athlete Zedric Joseph was being held in connection with a March 7 double stabbing that killed a man and injured a woman in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Creech Quoted in BDN Article on Hockey East Playoff Game

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Karlton Creech, University of Maine’s athletic director, was quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about the university’s decision to decline the offer by WABI (Channel 5) to televise UMaine’s Hockey East first-round game against Merrimack College. UMaine officials turned down the offer because they wanted to honor their agreement with their current broadcast partner, WVII ABC 7 and Fox 22, which couldn’t televise the game. Creech said, “Unfortunately, our partner [WVII-Fox] wasn’t able to produce the game for several reasons and we didn’t want to go outside of that [agreement].” He added, “The good news is there are plenty of tickets available so people can watch it in person instead of on TV.”

Coach Barron, Basketball Players Talk to BDN Year After Bus Crash

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Richard Barron, head coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team, along with players on the team spoke with the Bangor Daily News for an article on the one year anniversary of an Interstate 95 bus crash the team was involved in. The players and coach recalled the crash and spoke about its lasting effects. “I think because we all survived it and without long-lasting, permanent injuries, it was something that we looked at as having brought us together and that we endured,” Barron said. “That’s probably something that strengthens our team.”

Three UMaine Athletes Receive ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Award

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The University of Maine announced on Tuesday that Holly Stewart (North Vancouver, British Columbia) of the field hockey team, Kelton Cullenberg (Chesterville, Maine) of the cross country and track and field teams and Marcus Wasilewski (Kulpmont, Pa.) of the football team are the recipients of the 2014 “M” Club Dean Smith Awards. The awards are presented annually to the top male and female student-athlete with outstanding academic and athletic achievement along with citizenship and community service.

Stewart, a kinesiology and exercise science major with a 3.984 grade point average, finished second on the field hockey team in scoring her junior season with 12 goals and six assists for 30 points.

Cullenberg, the first UMaine male runner to compete in the NCAA Cross Country Championship since 1979, has been named to the Dean’s List six times and has posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average four times.

Wasilewski capped his senior season by leading Maine to the CAA Title and a first-ever home NCAA playoff game and was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Conference First Team.  He also earned the New England Football Writers Gold Helmet of the Year.

The “M” Club Dean Smith Award was first presented as the “M” Club Scholarship Award in 1980. The award was renamed to honor Dean Smith in 1993. Dean Smith was a recipient of the Walter Byers Award presented by the NCAA. Smith combined the top grade-point average among senior electrical engineering majors with the NAC scoring title as the captain of the 1989-90 men’s basketball team.

In addition, the University of Maine Athletic Department named its sixth annual “Team Maine” representing the top sophomore, junior or senior achieving the highest grade point average for the calendar year 2013. Representing “Team Maine” for 2013 are:

Logan Fullmer, Baseball, Food Science and Human Nutrition

Till Gloger, Men’s Basketball, Business Administration

E. Kelton Cullenberg, Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field, KPE — Exercise Science *

Arron Achey, Football, KPE — Exercise Science

Kyle Williams, Men’s Ice Hockey, Finance

Robert Bickford, Men’s Swimming, Biochemistry

Megan Smith, Cheering, Nursing

Rachele Burns, Women’s Basketball, KPE — Teaching and Coaching

Holly Stewart, Field Hockey, KPE — Exercise Science *

Brianne Kilgour, Women’s Ice Hockey, KPE — Teaching and Coaching and KPE M. Ed. (Grad)

Katelyn Massey, Women’s Ice Hockey, Psychology *

Stephanie Wood, Softball, Biology

Abigail Linn, Women’s Swimming, Sociology

Taylor Cunningham, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field, English and Anthropology (DM) Honors College

Darien Lewis, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field, KPE Exercise Science – Honor College

Carolyn Stocker, Food Science and Human Nutrition — Honors College *

Rachel Wilkinson, Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field, Food Science and Human Nutrition *

Ashten Hackett, Women’s Track and Field, KPE Exercise Science

Lisa Bijman, Women’s Soccer, KPE Exercise Science *

Meaghan Bradica, Women’s Soccer, KPE Exercise Science #

BDN Reports on 2014 ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Award Winners

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News reported on the 2014 “M” Club Dean Smith Award winners at the University of Maine. The honor is given to the top male and female student-athletes who have displayed outstanding academic and athletic achievement along with citizenship and community service. UMaine field hockey player Holly Stewart, cross-country and track team member Kelton Cullenberg, and quarterback Marcus Wasilewski were selected as this year’s award recipients.