Athletics

Newspaper Report on Youth Triathlon

Sunday’s Cub Tracks Youth Triathlon, which was held at UMaine’s track and field complex, was featured in a Bangor Daily News article. Lisa Trimper, a health educator with Eastern Maine Medical Center and the wife of UMaine coach Steve Trimper, said the main goal of the event is to increase youth awareness of physical activity, […]

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Former players reflect on Walsh

A Saturday Bangor Daily News story featured former players Peter Metcalf and Jack Capuanao, along with former assistant coach Grant Standbrook, sharing their perspectives on former Black Bear hockey coach Shawn Walsh, who died ten years ago Saturday.  Walsh coached the Black Bears from 1984 until his death from cancer.

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UMaine to host “Badges for Baseball” activity Saturday

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, in collaboration with the U.S. Marshal for the District of Maine, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Justice and LexisNexis Special Services, Inc. will bring its “Badges for Baseball” program to UMaine on Saturday Sept. 24 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Mahaney Dome.

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Solloway column about Shawn Walsh’s son, UMaine student Tyler

Steve Solloway’s Sunday Maine Today Media (Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Central Maine Morning Sentinel) column told the story of UMaine student Tyler Walsh, son of Shawn Walsh, the former Black Bear hockey coach who died at the age of 46 ten years ago this month.  Tyler, who is now 20 years old, aspires to […]

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UMaine Hockey Jerseys Included in All-Time List

The blue jerseys worn by the UMaine hockey team were included in a list of the top 50 non-NHL hockey jerseys of all time on the website Bleacher Report. The Black Bears’ jerseys are a favorite among college hockey fans, the website noted. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Caron, Hodgson in television interview

The WCSH television program “207” featured a ten-minute Monday interview with Prof. Sandy Caron and Mike Hodgson from the UMaine athletics development staff.  The subject was “Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to the College Game,” a new book by Caron and Hodgson.

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TV News Magazine Features Guide to College Football

Sandra Caron, UMaine professor of family relations and human sexuality, and J. Michael Hodgson, recently retired college football coach and former UMaine tight end, were interviewed for the television news magazine program “207” on Channel 2 (WLBZ) and Channel 6 (WCSH) about a book they co-wrote, “Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding the College […]

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Report on Alfond Arena Renovations

The Bangor Daily News reported on the renovation project at Alfond Arena. The story included comments from UMaine athletic director Steve Abbott, who said the arena will lose about 400 seats due to the renovations, but the end result will be a better experience for fans. The renovations are expected to be finished in time […]

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Ferraro Twins in Newspaper Story

The Suffolk Times of Long Island, N.Y., has a story about twin brothers Peter and Chris Ferraro, who were members of UMaine’s 1993 NCAA ice hockey championship team. Chris Ferraro told the newspaper that squad was arguably the best college hockey team ever put on the ice. Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777

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Professor, colleague publish guide to college football

A casual project first talked about 25 years ago by two University of Maine students became a reality this year with the recent publication of a book on the rules and nuances of college football. “Tackling Football: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding the College Game” by Sandra Caron, a UMaine professor of family relations and […]

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