Athletics

Maine Sports Hall of Fame to honor longtime athletics employee, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News reported the Maine Sports Hall of Fame will honor longtime University of Maine athletics employee Steve Jones at its annual ceremony June 3 at the Collins Center for the Arts. Jones, who has been the equipment manager for the Black Bears for more than three decades, will receive the Lifetime Achievement […]

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Barron named men’s basketball head coach, media report

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported Richard Barron, University of Maine special assistant to the director of athletics, has been named head coach of the men’s basketball team. Following coach Bob Walsh’s decision to not seek a contract extension, the university moved forward with the appointment […]

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Vachon signs four-year head coaching contract, media report

The Associated Press, Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, News Center Maine, WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) reported Amy Vachon has signed a four-year contract with the University of Maine to be head coach of the women’s basketball team, effective March 1. Vachon was elevated from assistant coach when Richard Barron went on […]

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Vachon signs four-year head coaching contract with UMaine

Amy Vachon, whose squad recently captured the America East regular season title, has signed a four-year contract with the University of Maine to be head coach of the women’s basketball team, effective March 1. Vachon has led the team since Jan. 6, 2017, when she took over head coaching duties after it was announced that […]

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Settele named UMaine interim athletics director, media report

The Bangor Daily News, Portland Press Herald, WABI (Channel 5) and WVII (Channel 7) reported Capt. James Settele, chief of staff to the president at the University of Maine, has been named UMaine’s interim director of athletics, effective March 12. Settele, a member of the UMaine community since 2006, replaces Karlton Creech, who has been […]

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UMaine celebrates girls, women in sports, WABI reports

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine’s celebration of females in sports. The Black Bears hosted a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration at the Cross Insurance Center before the women’s basketball game with the University of Albany. Attendees were invited to take pictures with the Black Bears and take part […]

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UMaine legacy collection featured in Campus Marketplace

Campus Marketplace, the official newsletter of the National Association of College Sports, reported on the roll out of the University of Maine’s legacy collection. University Bookstore has been pushing to create a legacy logo for a couple of years, and this year’s Winter Carnival proved to be the perfect opportunity to unveil merchandise bearing the […]

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Settele named UMaine interim athletics director

Capt. James Settele, chief of staff to the president at the University of Maine, has been named UMaine’s interim director of athletics, effective March 12. Settele, a member of the UMaine community since 2006, replaces Karlton Creech, who has been named vice chancellor for athletics, recreation and Ritchie Center Operations at the University of Denver, […]

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Barron visits WABI to speak about celebrating girls, women in sports

Richard Barron, head coach of the University of Maine women’s basketball team, visited the studios of WABI (Channel 5) to speak about UMaine’s upcoming celebration of females in sports. On Feb. 25, the Black Bears will host a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration at the Cross Insurance Center before the women’s basketball […]

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