Athletics

WABI, WVII report men’s basketball team helps with Children’s Miracle Network event

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the University of Maine men’s basketball team’s participation in a National Root Beer Float Day fundraiser at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Bangor to support the Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Marriott International is CNM’s longest-standing corporate partner, according to WVII. […]

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Women's Ice Hockey All Americans

Ten ice hockey players named All-American Scholars

Six female and four male University of Maine ice hockey players are American Hockey Coaches Association All-American Scholars. Ali Beltz, Jillian Flynn, Carly Jackson, Ally Johnson, Lydia Murray and Anna Zikova earned the honor, as did Sam Becker, Mitchell Fossier, Rob McGovern and Keith Muehlbauer.     To qualify, the student-athletes earned a 3.6 grade-point […]

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Media cover first day of football practice

Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported on the first day of practice for the University of Maine football team’s 2019 season. The team is looking to build off of last year’s historic run with new head coach, Nick Charlton, News Center Maine reported. In the 2018 season, the team earned […]

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WABI covers football team’s move-in day

WABI (Channel 5) reported on move-in day for members of the University of Maine football team. The team starts practice Aug. 1 and will host a “Meet the Bears” clinic and family movie night Aug. 21, according to the report. “It’s exciting, and knowing that our guys are excited and hungry, it’s cool. And it’s […]

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Dor Saar

Saar, Kahelin to tip off at FIBA U20 European Basketball Championship

University of Maine women’s basketball players Dor Saar and Anna Kahelin will compete Aug. 3–11 at the FIBA U20 European Basketball Championships in Prishtina, Kosovo. Kahelin plays for Team Finland, which opens with Greece on Aug. 3. Saar plays for Team Israel, which gets underway Aug. 4 with Croatia. Saar has played for five years […]

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WABI interviews student-athletes at day of service in Madison

WABI (Channel 5) interviewed several University of Maine student-athletes who teamed with New Balance for a day of service with youth in Madison. Asked what she learned from being in a small Maine town, Beate Naglestad, a soccer player from Oppegård, Norway, said, “The simple things that matter in life…the importance of family here…and the […]

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James Olivier

Olivier secures sixth place at Pan American Championships

Running for Team USA, James Olivier placed sixth in 1:54.21 in the 800m at the Pan American U20 Championships on July 21 in San José, Costa Rica. To advance to the final, the UMaine rising sophomore finished third in 1:52.15 during his semifinal heat Friday night.  Olivier had an amazing first year as a Black […]

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BDN covers Curry’s coaching experience with San Antonio Spurs

The Bangor Daily News interviewed University of Maine assistant men’s basketball coach Edniesha Curry about her experience guest coaching the San Antonio Spurs’ Sacramento and Las Vegas summer league teams. “It was phenomenal to see such high-level athletes so selfless in everything they did throughout the day,” said Curry, a former WNBA player. “Everything was […]

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WABI talks with Vachon, Ralph about new basketball floor

WABI (Channel 5) talked with University of Maine women’s basketball coach Amy Vachon and athletic director Ken Ralph about the new basketball floor in Memorial Gymnasium, aka “The Pit.” The refinished floor resembles the floor at Cross Insurance Center, where the men’s and women’s hoop teams play most of their home games. Vachon said the […]

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