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Cosgrove Among Maine Sports Hall of Fame Inductees, Media Report

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Bangor Daily News and The Maine Edge 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.

Red Sox Officials, Mascot to Bring 2013 World Series Trophy to Orono

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Red Sox staff and mascot Wally the Green Monster will bring the 2013 Commissioner’s Trophy — presented annually to the Major League Baseball World Series Champions — to the University of Maine on Sunday, Jan. 26.

The trophy will be available for public viewing from 2–4 p.m. in the Alfond Arena on the Orono campus. The event is free and open to the public. UMaine will also host “Skate with the Bears” from 2:30–3:30 p.m. to allow visitors a chance to meet the UMaine hockey teams.

The trophy will also be available for a public viewing session from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine Athletic Trainer Culina Works 500th Hockey Game, BDN Reports

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News reported University of Maine athletic trainer Paul Culina worked his 500th Black Bear hockey game Jan. 17, and he will be honored for it at the 2014 Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society and Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Culina spoke to the BDN about the milestone, and his love of UMaine and Orono.

Student-Athletes, Coaches, Staff Interviewed in BDN Article on Social Media Use

Monday, January 20th, 2014

University of Maine student-athletes, coaches and staff members were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News article about the use of social media and how it affects UMaine’s Athletics Department. Eileen Flaherty, UMaine’s associate athletics director for compliance, said the university tells student-athletes what they post represents themselves, their family, their school and their team. Flaherty, who meets with each team annually to go over compliance rules, says she tries to instill a skill set so student-athletes make good decisions about their postings. Social media posts are regulated by the UMaine Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and sometimes by team rules, and student-athletes must sign to acknowledge they understand the terms of the university’s written social media policy.

Media Cover Women’s, Men’s Ice Hockey Games on Pink Ice

Monday, January 20th, 2014

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine women’s ice hockey team’s game against Providence on pink ice at the Alfond Arena to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The ice was dyed pink as part of Hockey East’s Skating Strides Against Breast Cancer and donations raised went to the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. The men’s team also played on pink ice earlier in the week. Yahoo! News and USA Today Sports reported on the men’s game.

WLBZ Interviews Creech About UNC Student-Athlete Controversy

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

WLBZ (Channel 2) spoke with Karlton Creech, University of Maine’s new director of athletics, about a controversy at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill that surrounds allegations of academic fraud involving classes heavily attended by student-athletes. Creech, who served as senior associate director of athletics at UNC, said when the alleged events took place several years ago he was in a development role and had no knowledge of student-athletes being enrolled in classes that did not meet. He added “it’s very important” for student-athletes to meet the same expectations as other students.

Football Team Earns Solid Rankings in National Polls

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The University of Maine football team, led by 21-year head coach Jack Cosgrove, finished the 2013 season ranked No. 11 in the NCAA FCS Coaches Poll and No. 12 in The Sports Network FCS Top-25 Poll.

The Black Bears — 10–3 overall — had one of their best seasons in school history. They won the Colonial Athletic Association title with a 7–1 league record, made their seventh overall NCAA postseason appearance and captured 10 wins for the first time since 2002.

In both national polls, FCS national champion North Dakota State (15–0) earned the No. 1 ranking and runner-up Towson University (13–3) of the CAA attained the No. 2 ranking.

92 Moose Reports on Barron’s Promise to Shave Head for Cancer Fundraiser

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

92 Moose reported University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron has pledged for the third consecutive year to shave his head if the UMaine community contributes $10,000 for the Kay Yow Foundation to support breast cancer research. Barron said if the goal is reached, he will shave his head after his team’s annual Play4Kay game Feb. 9. Play4Kay is named after Yow, a longtime North Carolina State women’s coach who died of breast cancer in 2009.

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Hockey Teams to Play on Pink Ice for Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The University of Maine men’s and women’s ice hockey teams will play on pink ice at the Alfond Arena this week to raise breast cancer awareness. The men’s team will take on St. Francis-Xavier at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and the women’s team will play Providence at 2 p.m. Jan. 19. During the men’s game, members of the women’s ice hockey team will be taking donations for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Tickets for the men’s game start at $15 and are available online or by calling 581.BEAR.

BDN, Press Herald Report on 13-Year-Old Committing to UMaine Hockey Team

Monday, January 13th, 2014

The Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald reported seventh-grader Oliver Wahlstrom of Yarmouth, Maine, has committed to play hockey at the University of Maine, making him the youngest player to commit to an NCAA college hockey program. When Wahlstrom was nine years old, he became an Internet sensation for making a shootout goal during a skills competition hosted by the Boston Bruins. Wahlstrom said he chose UMaine because he likes the campus, training facilities and coaches, as well as the outdoors. Wahlstrom’s father, Joakim Wahlstrom, is a former Black Bear forward.