Athletics

Basketball players deliver tickets

Saturday’s Bangor Daily News reported that members of the UMaine women’s basketball team personally delivered season tickets to a few fans in the Bangor/Orono area recently.  Coach Richard Barron attributed the idea to Eileen Flaherty, UMaine’s associate athletic director for compliance and senior woman administrator.

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Newspaper Features UMaine Student-Athlete

UMaine junior Yuri Chornobil was the subject of a feature story in the Brighton Pittsford Messenger Post of Brighton, N.Y., for both his achievements in academics and athletics. Chornobil, a Brighton native, is a member of the Black Bears men’s swimming and diving team, and a zoology-biology major who is headed to Australia next fall […]

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Savage Donation In Newspaper

The Bangor Daily News had a story about the news that Tom and Sally Savage of Key Largo, Fla., have donated $500,000 for athletic facilities upgrades. Tom Savage, who graduated from UMaine in 1968, is a retired attorney. The Savages are recipients of UMaine’s Stillwater Society Presidential Award, given to university supporters who are notable […]

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Benefactors Tom and Sally Savage donate $500,000 to support Black Bear athletics

Tom (Class of 1968) and Sally Savage of Key Largo, Fla. have donated $500,000 to help fund University of Maine upgrades to athletics facilities at Alfond Arena and Memorial Gym. “Once again, Tom and Sally have overwhelmed us with their extraordinary generosity,” says UMaine President Paul Ferguson. “This gift provides a tremendous boost to our […]

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Barron to co-host Friday radio program

UMaine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron will co-host the George Hale/Ric Tyler Show on Friday morning, filling in for Hale.  The program runs from 6-9 a.m. on WVOM, 103.9 FM.

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BDN Updates Memorial Gym Fundraising

The Bangor Daily News is reporting that fundraising for renovations to Memorial Gym and the UMaine fieldhouse are approaching the $14 million goal. UMaine Athletic Director Steve Abbott said the project will get underway if UMaine System trustees approve the plan at their next meeting in November. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Story Focuses on International Students on Basketball Team

Several members of the UMaine men’s basketball team were interviewed for a Bangor Daily News report on the international student-athletes playing for the Black Bears this year. Coach Ted Woodward’s team includes a contingent of four from Europe, two Canadians and one Israeli, which means international players make up 47 percent of UMaine’s 15-man roster […]

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Website Notes Treister’s Game-Winning Play

UMaine football quarterback Chris Treister’s game-winning two-point conversion in an Oct. 8 game was mentioned on the website for The Exception Magazine. The magazine linked to the GEICO College Football Play of the Year contest Facebook page, where fans can vote for the top college plays of the week. The UMaine play is leading the […]

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Houston Newspaper Notes UMaine Football Win

A blog posting on the Houston Chronicle website noted the UMaine football team’s overtime win Saturday against sixth-ranked James Madison. Blogger Jerome Solomon linked to an ESPN video of UMaine football player Chris Treister making a play to win the game for the Black Bears, and said Treister came up with a big play at […]

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Football win gets national attention

Chris Treister’s overtime two-point conversion score, which gave the UMaine Black Bears a 25-24 Saturday win over James Madison, was #2 on ESPN Sports Center’s “Top 10 Plays” on Sunday morning.  A Virginia television station’s news coverage includes video highlights from the game, including the decisive play. More game details are in a Maine Sunday […]

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