Athletics

WBZN lists UMaine facilities on list of things to see and do in Orono

WBZN (Z 107.3 FM) included several UMaine museums, facilities and gardens in a list of 25 essential things to do in Orono. The list included the Versant Power Astronomy Center and the Maynard F. Jordan Planetarium, the Collins Center for the Arts, the Hudson Museum, Morse Field, the Harold Alfond Sports Arena, the Page Farm […]

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Sun Journal reports on UMaine Women’s Basketball high grade accolade

The Sun Journal reported on the University of Maine Women’s Basketball team earning the highest team grade-point average in women’s college basketball nationwide. The team earned a collective 3.90 GPA. “It’s hard enough for any student to get a 3.9, never mind a team, never mind a student-athlete,” coach Amy Vachon said. “I just think […]

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Penobscot Times cites UMaine partnership in staffing Orono pool

The Penobscot Times cited a partnership with the University of Maine’s Ccampus Rrecreation that has facilitated public access to Orono’s municipal pool. Adriana Del Amo, UMaine’s coordinator for fitness and aquatics, is managing the shared lifeguard staff and scheduling their work at the Orono pool and at recreation facilities on campus in response to a […]

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Sun Journal notes Tanous helping with tennis program

The Sun Journal interviewed Marla Tanous, a University of Maine student majoring in English, about teaching children how to play tennis for the Tennis in the Parks program. “We have seven or eight per group, which was more than I was expecting — which I think is really awesome that there (are) that many kids […]

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Media report on new turf

WABI (Channel 5) the Bangor Daily News and the Portland Press Herald reported on the University of Maine installing its new artificial turf on Morse Field. The new turf is part of UMaine’s Athletics Facilities Master Plan, which guides the overall $110 million investment toward upgrades. Funding for the new turf derives from the overall […]

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America East reports UMaine athletes take Walter Harrison Academic Cup

America East reported that student athletes at the University of Maine who competed in America East sports collectively earned a record-setting 3.62 cumulative GPA to win the 2020–21 Academic Cup. This is the third time in school history that UMaine has won the honor. A UMaine Athletics news release about the America East honor is […]

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Maine Business School announces new sport management major

The Maine Business School is adding its first new major since 1965: sport management.  The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Sport Management program will offer the core business curriculum from the Maine Business School with courses to prepare students for careers in sports-related industries. Students earning their BSBA in Sport Management will have […]

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Ralph, Charlton talk with BDN about turf installation in Alfond Stadium

Ken Ralph, athletics director at the University of Maine, and head football coach Nick Charlton spoke with the Bangor Daily News about the replacement of the artificial turf surface on UMaine’s football field. According to Ralph, funding for the replacement, which is expected to cost less than $500,000, will ultimately be drawn from the $90 […]

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