Athletics

UMaine to launch national search this month for next athletics director

A national search for a University of Maine athletics director will begin this month. UMaine President Susan J. Hunter has appointed Dr. Robert Dana, UMaine vice president for student life and dean of students, chair of the search committee for the new permanent head of the state’s only Division I program. The search committee will […]

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WABI covers Healthy High, sexual assault awareness walk

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the 11th annual Healthy High 5k/10k and 1-mile run/walk at the University of Maine. Several participants in the 1-mile run/walk wore red high heels, as part of the international “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” campaign. At UMaine, the walk is spearheaded by the student group Male Athletes Against Violence […]

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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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