Athletics

UMaine Athletics raffles trip for two to Paris

University of Maine Athletics is raffling a five-day trip for two to Paris that includes airfare, accommodations and selected activities. Travel dates are flexible.  Each entry costs $50 and may be purchased online. The winner will be drawn Feb. 14 at the men’s ice hockey game with the University of Connecticut.  Proceeds will benefit the […]

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Curry featured in New York Times video series ‘Equal Play’

University of Maine assistant men’s basketball coach Edniesha Curry is featured in The New York Times opinion video series “Equal Play” that showcases “insurgent athletes dragging women’s sports into the 21st century.” Curry is the lone woman coaching Division I men’s basketball in the country. The video accompanies Lindsay Crouse’s article titled “Where Are All […]

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PPH notes UMaine Athletics in piece about Small Business Spotlight Promotion 

University of Maine Athletics was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald story about The Willie Wags, a downtown Bangor business that won the KeyBank Small Business Spotlight Promotion. The store will receive $5,000 in marketing assets through UMaine Athletics and a $5,000 grant from KeyBank. The Willie Wags and KeyBank partnered with the Black Bears […]

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Curry talks with ‘90% Mental’ about her basketball career

Edniesha Curry, assistant coach of the University of Maine men’s basketball team, was a recent guest on the “90% Mental” podcast. Curry, the lone woman coaching men’s basketball at the Division I level, told interviewer Grant Parr, a mental performance coach, that mental toughness means “having an unbreakable faith in yourself.”

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WVII reports on student-athlete donations to food pantry

WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s presentation of a check for $3,026 and more than 1,000 nonperishable food items to the Black Bear Exchange on-campus food pantry. The student-athletes collected the food during the “America East Food Frenzy,” a conferencewide drive held each semester, according to the report.

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Penobscot Times reports UMaine student crowned Miss Maine USA 

The Penobscot Times reported that University of Maine student Julia Van Steenberghe of Old Town was crowned Miss Maine USA on Nov. 10 in South Portland. She will represent the state in 2020 in the televised national Miss USA pageant. Van Steenberghe is a Presidential Scholar at UMaine, double majoring in elementary education and child […]

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UMaine community giving back during holiday season

Editor’s note: This is not a complete list; additions may be made. Several University of Maine groups are leading charitable efforts to give back to the community throughout the holiday season. The Black Bear Exchange, UMaine’s food pantry and clothing exchange, will provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need. Registration is open until Nov. 21, […]

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Homecoming, ‘Rumors’ included in BDN roundup of weekend events

Events at the University of Maine were mentioned in a Bangor Daily News roundup of things to do in eastern Maine the weekend of Oct. 26–27. The article mentioned the School of Performing Arts production of “Rumors,” a classic farce by Neil Simon, as well as Homecoming. The BDN cited the football game with tailgating, […]

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UMaine’s Homecoming to be celebrated Oct. 25–27

The University of Maine will celebrate Homecoming 2019 with several events on campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 25–27. Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday afternoon with tours of the Advanced Structures and Composites Center at 1 p.m. and Emera Astronomy Center at 2 p.m. The Maine Heritage Lecture, “Protecting Wabanaki Basketmaking Traditions Threatened by an Invasive […]

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I-95 previews UMaine Homecoming events

Bangor’s Classic Rock Station I-95 (95.7 FM) advanced University of Maine Homecoming events slated Oct. 25–27, including the UMaine football game vs. William & Mary and the annual UMaine Alumni Association Craft Fair and Maine Marketplace. More information about Homecoming is online.

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