Media cover football pep rally

News Center Maine, WABI (Channel 5), WVII (Channel 7) and 92.9 FM The Ticket covered a pep rally for the University of Maine Black Bears football team at the Memorial Union Nov. 29. The event supported the team ahead of their playoff game against Jacksonville State University at Alfond Stadium on Dec. 1. This is the eighth NCAA playoff appearance for the team, and the first since 2013. It will be the first time UMaine has played a school from the Ohio Valley Conference, according to the 92.9 FM The Ticket. “I really just wanted to say thank you to everyone. That’s the main message here. I see a lot of familiar faces here, and I can’t tell you how much it means to have a home playoff game,” said head football coach Joe Harasymiak. “It’s pretty impressive for these guys and what they’ve accomplished so far.” WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) also advanced the pep rally.