Athletics

UMaine’s Homecoming 2018 to be celebrated Oct. 26–28

The University of Maine will celebrate Homecoming 2018 with several events on campus Friday through Sunday, Oct. 26–28. Homecoming weekend kicks off Friday afternoon with campus and building tours, and a field hockey game against University of Vermont at 3 p.m. Also on Friday is the Maine Heritage Lecture, given by Kathryn Olmstead at 4:15 […]

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WABI, WVII cover fifth annual March Against Domestic Violence

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) covered the fifth annual March Against Domestic Violence on the University of Maine campus on Oct. 3. The march was held on the Mall at noon, and was followed by speakers on the steps of Fogler Library. The march honored victims of domestic violence, and raised awareness about […]

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Fifth annual March Against Domestic Violence set for Oct. 3

The University of Maine’s fifth annual March Against Domestic Violence will take place Oct. 3 on the Mall in front of Fogler Library. The march, which begins at noon, is sponsored by the Maine Business School (MBS) Corps, which partnered with UMaine Athletics, Student Life, Partners for Peace and other organizations. Following the march, remarks […]

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BDN publishes profile on football players pursuing master’s degrees

The Bangor Daily News published a feature article on two University of Maine football players who are pursuing master’s degrees. Strong safety Jeffrey DeVaughn received an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at UMaine and is working toward a master’s degree in higher education. Tight end Joe Vitiello transferred to UMaine from Boston College, where he earned […]

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Ken Ralph named UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, Director of Athletics at Colorado College, has accepted the position of Director of Athletics at the University of Maine, effective Sept. 1. Dr. Robert Dana, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, led the national search and chaired the 12-member search committee. The university was assisted by Turnkey Search and its […]

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Vachon speaks to WABI about closing of Maine Girls’ Academy

Amy Vachon, the head coach for women’s basketball at the University of Maine, spoke to WABI (Channel 5) about the closing of the Maine Girls’ Academy in Portland, the state’s only private all-female school. The school, formerly Catherine McAuley High School, recently announced its closing due to low enrollment resulting in lack of revenue, WABI […]

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Retirement reception for Gallant, Ford June 27

A retirement reception for Willi Gallant and Caren Ford from the University of Maine Athletics Department will be held at 1 p.m., June 27 in Alfond Family Lounge. Between them, the two have dedicated more than 66 years to the University of Maine, including 31 years of service to the Athletics Department.

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BDN reports on search consultant for UMaine’s next AD

The Bangor Daily News reported that Gene DiFilippo, the managing director of Turnkey Search, will be the consultant for the University of Maine’s national search for its next permanent athletics director to replace former AD Karlton Creech. DiFilippo will meet with UMaine officials and staff, including the search committee chair, Vice President for Student Life […]

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UMaine AD search consultant named

The University of Maine’s national search for the next permanent athletics director will be aided by consultant Gene DeFilippo, managing director of Turnkey Search who has four decades of experience in intercollegiate sports. DeFilippo is on campus this week to meet with search committee chair Dr. Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student life and […]

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Free screening of ‘Space Jam’ June 22 on Morse Field

The University of Maine Athletics Department is partnering with local businesses to host a free community movie night on Morse Field at Alfond Stadium at 8 p.m. June 22. Members of the public are welcome to bring blankets and refreshments and enjoy a showing of “Space Jam.” The event is the first in the Orono […]

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