Media report on UMaine Athletics receiving $80M gift

WFVX (Channel 7 in Bangor), WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), the Bangor Daily News, News Center Maine, Odisha Expo, the Sun Journal, the Portland Press Herald, Philanthropy News Digest, eJewish Philanthropy and The New England Council reported that the Harold Alfond Foundation donated $80 million to University of Maine Athletics. The gift increases the Alfond […]

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Student athletes break team GPA records in fall 2023

University of Maine student-athletes posted impressive marks in fall 2023 as 10 of the 17 varsity programs either broke or tied their records for highest cumulative team grade point averages (GPAs) in any fall semester.  The teams for women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s ice hockey, softball, women’s swimming & diving, women’s indoor track & […]

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Alfond Foundation providing $80 million for athletic facility upgrades

The Harold Alfond Foundation is providing an $80 million supplement in financial support for athletic facility improvements at the University of Maine, which will benefit all 17 varsity programs at Maine’s only Division I athletic program.  The gift increases the Alfond Foundation’s total commitment to UMaine Athletics to $170 million, representing one of the largest […]

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Nadeau named national collegiate hockey player of the month

University of Maine men’s hockey freshman forward Josh Nadeau has been named the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Player of the Month. Nadeau, who was named the Hockey East Player of the Month earlier this week and was recognized as the Player of the Week on Dec. 4, is the first Maine player to earn a […]

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Top UMaine social media content in 2023

The University of Maine community created so many exciting and heart-warming memories this year, which we shared on social media.  We witnessed Black Bears travel across the world; explore the sea, sky and stars; showcase innovative research and art; give back to their community; dominate on the court, rink and field; and “shout ’til the […]

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Media report on upcoming New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News; Mainebiz; WABI (Channel 5), WFVX (Channel 7), WGME (Channel 13 in Portland) and BVM Sports reported on the University of Maine planning to construct the state-of-the-art New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex, made possible by a $7 million commitment from New Balance Athletics.

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UMaine building New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex

University of Maine Athletics and the University of Maine Foundation have announced plans to construct the state-of-the-art New Balance Track & Field and Soccer Complex, made possible by a $7 million commitment from New Balance Athletics. The contribution is part of the fundraising campaign underway to meet the challenge grant for UMaine Athletics as part […]

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UMaine men’s rugby heading to regional playoffs with zero losses

The University of Maine Men’s Rugby Team will enter the regional playoffs for Division II of National Collegiate Rugby with a 7-0 record so far this season.  Black Bears, the third-ranked team in the country, are among four teams playing in the East Regionals Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19 in Reading, Pennsylvania. Whichever team wins will compete […]

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Media report Black Bears winning America East soccer championship

The Bangor Daily News, the Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5), WFVX (Channel 7) and WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) reported on the University of Maine women’s soccer team winning the program’s first-ever America East Championship. The UMaine team will advance to play in its first NCAA Tournament.   

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