Athletics

Media report on vigil marking Minor’s death

WABI-TV and FOX 22/WFVX Bangor reported on the University of Maine football team’s July 24 vigil that marked the two-year anniversary of the death of first-year student-athlete Darius Minor. The Black Bears have Minor’s No. 39 jersey at all its games.    

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Gilbert, Ralph speak with News Center Maine about return to campus

News Center Maine interviewed Faye Gilbert, interim executive vice president of academic affairs and provost at the University of Maine, about the university reopening campus for the fall 2020 semester. The university shifted to remote-learning in March in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but officials plan to bring back in-person instruction, complemented with options for […]

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Press Herald quotes Ferrini-Mundy, Ralph about prospective return of sports

The Portland Press Herald quoted University of Maine President Joan-Ferrini Mundy about the possible return of college sports to campuses this fall. While President Ferrini-Mundy said she is hopeful that college athletes will be able to compete, officials have been developing “contingency plans in the event that our seasons are shortened, delayed or interrupted,” as […]

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Press Herald reports on student-athlete safety protocols 

The Portland Press Herald reported that University of Maine student-athletes are testing safety protocols implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic. Athletes have participated in voluntary workouts facilitated by strength and conditioning staff and training staff at Mahaney Diamond since June 18. According to the article, UMaine is the first college in the state to facilitate […]

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Portland Press Herald highlights 1964 Black Bear CWS squad

The Portland Press Herald included the University of Maine baseball team’s appearance at the 1964 College World Series in its June 18 “This Day in Maine” bicentennial feature. The highlight included: “University of Maine sophomore pitcher Joe Ferris, a Brewer native, wins the Most Outstanding Player Award at the end of the 1964 NCAA University […]

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Shermerhorn, Allison reminisce about historic Frozen Four contest

Dan Shermerhorn and Blair Allison talked about the 1995 Black Bear men’s ice hockey team’s historic Frozen Four game — the longest Frozen Four game in Division I history — with the Bangor Daily News. Shermerhorn scored the winning goal versus the University of Michigan 28 seconds into the third overtime to end the 100-minute, […]

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Fanny Wadling

Fanny Wadling: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Fanny Wadling of Nacka, Sweden, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Education and Human Development. She will receive a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education, with a minor in business administration, and a concentration in exercise science. Wadling is a member of the women’s basketball team and was named to […]

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UMaine's Memorial Union

Meet the 2020 Outstanding Graduating Students

Editor’s Note: Story updated May 1, 2020 Ten undergraduates have been named 2020 Outstanding Graduating Students at the University of Maine. Among them is Grace Smith, the Outstanding Graduating Student in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and the 2020 salutatorian. The other Outstanding Graduating Students include brothers Abram and Gabriel Karam from […]

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Ines Khiyara

Ines Khiyara: Outstanding Graduating International Student

Ines Khiyara of Crisnée, Belgium, is the Outstanding Graduating International Student in the College of Engineering.   Khiyara is majoring in biomedical engineering with a minor in environmental engineering.  Cite your top three academic scholarships, achievements, and awards: International Presidential Scholarship and Richard E. Durst Scholarship, multiple scholar-athlete awards, America East Honor Roll. Tell us about […]

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