UMaine football pep rally set for noon Nov. 29

A pep rally for the Black Bear football team begins at noon Thursday, Nov. 29 in the Memorial Union at the University of Maine.

The Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band, UMaine Dance Team and cheerleaders will perform in the atrium outside the UMaine Bookstore, while speakers including UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and head football coach Joe Harasymiak will fire up the crowd as the Black Bears move toward their NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoff Second Round matchup with Jacksonville State. That game is set for noon Saturday, Dec. 1 at Alfond Stadium.

The Black Bears, who earned the No. 7 seed in the upcoming NCAA FCS Playoffs, will host their second-ever NCAA Playoff game when they meet Jacksonville State. Tickets for the Second Round game are on sale now and can be purchased online, by phone at 207.581.BEAR or by visiting the Alfond Arena Box Office.