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Friedman leaves Skowhegan football post to join Husson coaching staff

By Ernie Clark on July 19, 2017, at 2:07 p.m.
“Since I’ve gotten into coaching a little over 10 years ago I’ve always wanted to try out the college game.”

UMaine soccer standout transfers to UConn

By Larry Mahoney on July 19, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
Vivien Beil, the America East Rookie of the Year two years ago and a two-time first team all-conference midfielder, has decided to leave the University of Maine and transfer to the University of Connecticut.
Alasdair Fraser puts in a basket during a game against UMBC in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

Ex-UMaine basketball player signs with Scottish team

By Ernie Clark on July 18, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
The former two-time All-America East honoree has signed a two-year contract to play for the Glasgow Rocks of the British Basketball League.
University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron, pictured in 2015, underwent successful surgery on Thursday in Los Angeles to repair a tiny hole in his skull that has been the cause of numerous health problems in recent months.

UMaine women’s basketball coach undergoes successful skull surgery

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 13, 2017, at 4:49 p.m.
Bangor's Megan Conner (left) and Camden Hills' Eliza Roy battle for the ball during their girls soccer regional championship game at Bangor.

Husson women’s soccer team adds former Bangor player

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 12, 2017, at 5:25 p.m.
Megan Conner, a center midfielder, was a four-year varsity starter at Bangor and helped the Rams capture two regional championships and a Class A state title in 2015.
ORONO, Maine -- 01/27/2017 -- University of Maine's Rob McGovern (right) makes a save from University of Massachusetts' Niko Hildenbrand during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono Friday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

UMaine men’s hockey to open season with 8 of first 10 games at home

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 11, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.

2017-2018 UMaine men’s ice hockey schedule

on July 11, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
James Mersereau, Machias, grabs a rebound over Easton’s Jacob Flewelling, Hunter Brown and Collin Sotomayor second half action of their boys class D semi final game at the Cross Center in February.

Mersereau, Rossignol among UMFK men’s basketball recruits

By Ernie Clark on July 10, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent men’s basketball team boasts a recruiting class for the coming season that literally extends from coast to coast.
Tanesha Sutton (right), pictured during a November 2016 game in Bangor, will be among the few upperclassmen who will lead the University of Maine women's basketball team into a daunting non-conference schedule during the 2017-2018 season.

Powerhouses dot UMaine women’s basketball non-league schedule

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 10, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.

Dunn named Colby football offensive coordinator

on July 07, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
Amy Vachon, pictured at an April 5 press conference, has faced numerous challenges during her first four months as the interim women's basketball coach at the University of Maine.

‘It has been a little crazy:” UMaine coach endures whirlwind first four months

By Larry Mahoney on July 07, 2017, at 9:19 a.m.
University of Maine's Rob McGovern makes a save from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono, Oct. 7, 2016.

Bruins invite UMaine’s McGovern to Development Camp

By Mike Loftus, The Patriot Ledger on July 04, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Sigi Koizar (right) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in February 2017, recently signed a contract to play professional basketball in Hungary.
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Former UMaine star to play professional basketball in Hungary

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 28, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
University of Maine's Alyssa Derrick throws a ball to first during  softball practice in April.

UMaine softball player wows social media with football toss

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2017, at 4:25 p.m.
“They were all in awe of when I would throw it,” Derrick said. “I was like, ‘this is normal for me.’”
University of Maine's Blanca Millan (right) defends against University of Massachusetts Lowell's Markayla Sherman during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in February.

UMaine sophomore to play in U19 FIBA World Cup tournament

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 27, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
Blanca Millan will join former Black Bear teammates Naira Caceres and Laia Sole on Spain’s U19 roster.
Members of the 1999 University of Maine national championship hockey team, along with some of their family members, are honored before the start of Maine's game against Boston University in November 2014 at Alfond Arena in Orono. Participating guests include (from left) Magnus Lundback, Steve Kariya, Robert Ek, Niko Dimitrakos, Anders Lundback, Eric Turgeon, Eilene Flaherty (obscured), Lynne Walsh, Sean Michael Walsh, Grant Standbrook, Andy Britt, Bobby Stewart (blue plaid shirt), Jimmy Leger (behind Stewart), Dan Kerluke, Marcus Gustafsson, Brendan Walsh (holding daughter) and Ben Guite (holding child).

Hockey coach added to UMaine Sports Hall of Fame class

on June 27, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Grant Standbrook often worked behind the scenes during his 21 seasons as an assistant hockey coach at the University of Maine.
Paul Kariya , flanked by University of Maine President Peter Hoff,  waves to hockey fans after his No. 9 jersey was retired by the school during a ceremony at Alfond Arena in March 2009.

Paul Kariya to become UMaine’s first Hockey Hall of Famer

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 26, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
Paul Kariya played a significant role in leading the 1992-1993 Black Bears to the program’s first national championship.

Husson men’s basketball team adds third Florida recruit

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Dylan Angel is the latest newcomer to the Husson University men’s basketball program.
Nick Derba was named the University of Maine's head baseball coach on Friday.

Derba named UMaine baseball coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The ‘interim’ has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.

Husson, Maine Maritime announce new head coaches

By Pete Warner on June 22, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.