Athletics

WVII covers second annual Nets 4 Pets 4 Vets

WVII (Channel 7) covered the April 14 basketball fundraiser event “Nets 4 Pets 4 Vets” held in Bangor. Organized by members of the University of Maine Business School’s MBS Corps and ROTC, the event involves a tournament and community dinner designed to raise money to provide service dogs for veterans. The tournament, officiated by the […]

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Brianna DeGone: Bioengineering major named 2018 salutatorian

Brianna DeGone, a bioengineering major from Turner, Maine, has been named the 2018 salutatorian at the University of Maine. At Commencement, DeGone will earn a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering with a minor in business administration. While at UMaine, DeGone was named a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar and was […]

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UMaine names 2018 valedictorian, salutatorian

The University of Maine’s 2018 valedictorian is Graham Van Goffrier of Norwell, Massachusetts and the salutatorian is Brianna DeGone of Turner, Maine. They will be honored at UMaine’s 216th Commencement in Harold Alfond Sports Arena May 12. Van Goffrier will receive a bachelor’s degree in physics, with minors in electrical engineering, mathematics and nanotechnology, and […]

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Media report on UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

The Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct a 10-member class this year. The honorees are basketball and baseball star John Gillette, men’s hockey captain Ray Jacques, track and field champion Jesse Labreck, dual-sport athlete Ron Lanza, former Major League Baseball […]

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Media report on Pro Day with NFL scouts

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine’s football Pro Day. Six NFL scouts visited UMaine to measure and test nine former Black Bear players in a series of drills, the media reported. Among the hopefuls was Jamil Demby, a four-year starter at […]

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Gendron signs contract extension as men’s ice hockey coach, media report

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald and News Center Maine reported University of Maine men’s ice hockey head coach Dennis “Red” Gendron has signed a second two-year contract extension. The terms of the extension, which runs through June 30, 2021, remain unchanged from the current contract. Gendron has been UMaine head coach since May […]

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Gendron signs two-year contract extension

University of Maine men’s ice hockey head coach Dennis “Red” Gendron has signed a second two-year contract extension, UMaine Interim Athletics Director Jim Settele announced today. The terms of the extension, which runs through June 30, 2021, remain unchanged from the current contract. Gendron has been UMaine head coach since May 2013, leading the Black […]

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UMaine student claims fourth collegiate wrestling title, Press Herald reports

The Portland Press Herald reported University of Maine nursing student Samantha Frank finished her college wrestling career with her fourth straight women’s 101-pound title at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) championships in Allen, Texas. “As soon as I won the first year, it was a goal of mine to win all four years,” said […]

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Maine Sports Hall of Fame to honor longtime athletics employee, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the Maine Sports Hall of Fame will honor longtime University of Maine athletics employee Steve Jones at its annual ceremony June 3 at the Collins Center for the Arts. Jones, who has been the equipment manager for the Black Bears for more than three decades, will receive the Lifetime Achievement […]

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Barron named men’s basketball head coach, media report

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported Richard Barron, University of Maine special assistant to the director of athletics, has been named head coach of the men’s basketball team. Following coach Bob Walsh’s decision to not seek a contract extension, the university moved forward with the appointment […]

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