Athletics

‘Meet the Black Bears’ football clinic, family movie night Aug. 22

The University of Maine football team will host its annual “Meet the Black Bears” free football clinic at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Alfond Stadium. Participants of all ages will have the opportunity to meet players and coaches, get posters and autographs, and join the team for a pizza party sponsored by Domino’s. Following […]

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Media outlets report on Orach’s exciting Beach to Beacon finish

A number of media outlets, including the Portland Press Herald, covered Jesse Orach and Rob Gomez’s dramatic finish at the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K race Saturday. Orach, who had a stellar academic, track and cross-country career at the University of Maine and was highlighted in the inaugural Black Bear Nation athletics magazine, won […]

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Alfond Fund Ambassadors program topic of BDN report

Jack Cosgrove, senior associate director of athletics at the University of Maine, and Seth Woodcock, senior associate athletic director for development, were quoted in a Bangor Daily News article about the Alfond Fund Ambassadors program that helps teams meet demands of NCAA Division I athletic programs, strengthens the Black Bear brand and creates a strong […]

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NBC4 Los Angeles reports on Barron’s successful surgery

NBC4 Los Angeles reported on Richard Barron’s recent successful surgery. Barron, head coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team, began an extended medical leave in January when he was diagnosed with two parallel neurological conditions. Barron recently underwent a “revolutionary” craniotomy at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. Unlike similar surgeries, […]

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UMaine football players escort students to school, WABI reports

Before school let out for the summer, WABI (Channel 5) reported members of the University of Maine football team escorted students to Vine Street School in Bangor as part of the Maine Walking School Bus Program. The program provides area schools with an alternative form of transportation and special guests to get them there, according […]

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Media report on UMaine youth sports camps

WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on youth summer sports camps held at the University of Maine. During a talk with members of the high school football camp, University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak shared what he hopes players of all ages can gain in the summer to be ready for […]

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Derba named baseball head coach, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, WABI (Channel 5), College Baseball Daily and 92.9 FM The Ticket reported Nick Derba has been named head coach of the University of Maine baseball team, effective July 1. Derba, who assumed the role as interim head coach in December 2016, becomes the team’s 25th head coach. “I’m very […]

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Nick Derba named UMaine baseball head coach

University of Maine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech has named Nick Derba head coach of the UMaine baseball team, effective July 1. Derba, who assumed the role as interim head coach Dec. 17, 2016, becomes the 25th head coach of the squad. A news release about the appointment is online.

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