Athletics

Vachon named women’s basketball interim head coach

Amy Vachon will be the interim head coach of the women’s basketball team for the 2017–18 season. Vachon guided the Black Bears to their second-straight America East Championship game in March. She took over head coaching duties during the 2016–17 campaign when coach Richard Barron took an extended medical leave. More information in available online.

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Media report on UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inductees

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall, including the first team inductee to the 187-member hall. Honorees include the 1993 Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship team, National Football League (NFL) veteran Mike DeVito, multi-record setting swimmer Charles “Chuck” Martin, state champion runner […]

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UMaine to receive $640,038 from NCAA for student-athletes, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the University of Maine Department of Athletics is expected to receive a $640,038 allocation from the NCAA. One-time payouts totaling $200 million to nearly 350 Division I schools around the country stem from the liquidation of an NCAA quasi-endowment valued at more than $360 million, according to the article. Each […]

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Media report on Pro Day with NFL scouts

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported on the University of Maine’s football Pro Day. Professional football scouts from the NFL and CFL (Canadian Football League) put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential candidates to be drafted […]

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Nursing major wins third national wrestling title, media report

The Bangor Daily News reported University of Maine student Samantha Frank won her third consecutive individual title last weekend at the 20th National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships in Allen, Texas. She pinned each of her opponents to win the women’s 101-pound division while being named the meet’s outstanding wrestler, according to the article. Frank is […]

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FOX 22 features Screamin’ Pep Band

FOX 22 did a two-part feature on the Screamin’ Black Bears Pep Band. The band, directed by Christopher White, seeks to elevate men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s basketball games into must-attend events. White says the pep band is part of the fabric of athletic contests and senior Jay Baines, a snare drummer, says […]

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Hop aboard fan bus for America East championship game

Women’s basketball fans are invited to ride the University of Maine fan bus to New York for the America East title contest at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 10 between the Black Bears and the Albany Great Danes. The bus will depart Memorial Gym at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9. Stops along the route can be […]

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WABI covers annual Play4Kay women’s basketball game

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine women’s basketball team’s annual Play4Kay breast cancer awareness game Feb. 12. The team wore pink jerseys in the game against Stony Brook, which they won 78–71. Play 4Kay is named after Kay Yow, a longtime North Carolina State women’s coach who died of breast cancer in […]

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Bobsled team and fans

UMaine grads take part in Super Bowl, World Cup races

Fans of the University of the Maine have a lot to cheer about. Former Black Bear football star Trevor Bates is a practice player for the New England Patriots, who square off with Atlanta on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Super Bowl LI. If the Patriots win, Bates will earn a Super Bowl ring. The December […]

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