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Former St. Cloud State University goalie joins UMaine women’s hockey team as assistant coach

on Aug. 18, 2014, at 6:47 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Kendall Newell, a former standout goalie at St. Cloud State University, has been named a University of Maine women’s hockey assistant coach, head coach Richard Reichenbach announced in a news release Monday. Newell spent the past four seasons as head coach of the Banff Hockey Academy Female …

Notre Dame suspects four football players of academic cheating

By Reuters on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:40 p.m.
The University of Notre Dame’s storied football team will hold four key players out of games and practice because of suspected academic fraud that could force the school to vacate past wins, the university said on Friday. The South Bend, Indiana, university said the possible academic fraud was first found …
Mike Kozlakowski

Healthy Kozlakowski eager to help anchor Maine football team’s defensive line

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2014, at 8:04 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- University of Maine standout defensive end Mike Kozlakowski didn’t give it much thought. On the first day of hitting in practice last August, he reached his arm out and felt it cramp up on him. “I had no idea what happened,” said Kozlakowski who figured he’d miss …
Zach Gilpin

Hampden Academy basketball star accepts scholarship offer from Bentley University

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 13, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
HAMPDEN, Maine — It’s on to prep school this fall for Zach Gilpin. But the recently graduated Hampden Academy basketball star knows his college destination beginning in the fall of 2015 after making a verbal commitment to accept a full athletic scholarship from Bentley University, an NCAA Division II school …
The University of Maine men's basketball coaching staff in 2009 included assistant coaches Chris Markwood (second left), Doug Leichner, and head coach Ted Woodward.

Former UMaine assistant coach gets post with Iona men’s basketball team

on Aug. 12, 2014, at 1:46 p.m.
NEW ROCHELLE, New York — Former University of Maine men’s basketball assistant coach Doug Leichner has been named an assistant coach for the Iona College men’s basketball team, head coach Tim Cluess announced in a news release Monday. “Doug brings a wealth of experience on the international recruiting side in …

Saint Joseph’s College men’s soccer coach resigns

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 4:57 p.m.
Steve Babineau has resigned as the head coach of the Saint Joseph’s College men’s soccer team after five seasons and has been replaced by Adrian Dubois, the school announced in a news release Monday. Babineau cited family reasons for leaving, as he and his family will be moving to North …
Tom Bird

Former Lee Academy standout to coach University of Maine Fort Kent men’s basketball team

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 12:17 p.m.
Former Lee Academy basketball standout Tom Bird has been named the new University of Maine Fort Kent men’s basketball coach, UMaine Fort Kent Athletic Director Bill Ashby announced in a news release Monday. Bird comes to UMaine Fort Kent following a year as director of women’s basketball operations at North …
Danny Casals, a shortstop out of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida, has verbally committed to accept a baseball scholarship to attend the University of Maine starting in the fall of 2015.

UMaine baseball team lands shortstop from Miami powerhouse

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2014, at 9:09 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine baseball program has landed its third player from powerhouse Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida. Shortstop Danny Casals has verbally committed to attend Maine on a baseball scholarship beginning in 2015. Third baseman Danny Diaz and first baseman-third baseman Chris Garabedian will …

CAA commissioner opposes NCAA’s ‘Power 5’ ruling

By The Sports Xchange on Aug. 08, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
The tangible impact of the landmark change by the NCAA to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules will not be felt for some time, but the strong reaction that continues to flow in paints a clear picture of how divisive …
University of Maine football players get ready for the team picture during media day on Friday at the University of Maine in Orono.

Kicking game should be strength for UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove has lost several key players off last year’s Colonial Athletic Association championship team. One area where he has plenty of experience is the kicking game. Place-kicker Sean Decloux and punter Jeff Ondish will begin their third seasons handling those chores …

NCAA votes to grant five ‘power’ conferences autonomy

By Staff and Wire Service Reports on Aug. 07, 2014, at 3:48 p.m.
The NCAA approved a historic change Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules. The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The autonomy measures ruling is subject to a 60-day …

US college sports set for pivotal NCAA reform vote

By Eric Kelsey, Reuters on Aug. 06, 2014, at 6:51 p.m.
Student-athletes in the United States may move a step closer to receiving financial compensation, when a group of university leaders on Thursday are expected to allow the wealthiest collegiate sports programs to leave behind decades-old restrictions and chart a self-governing course. The embattled National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I Board …

Changes in college football rules address ‘targeting’ fouls, low hits on QBs

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
IRVING, Texas — With training camps in full swing, August provides the perfect time for the National Football Foundation to highlight the key rule changes and officiating points of emphasis that will be in effect during the 2014 season. There are four major rule changes for the 2014 college season, …
Bangor's Xavier Lewis at U Maine football practice on Monday afternoon.

Bangor’s Xavier Lewis looks to follow in father’s footsteps at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2014, at 8:33 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Xavier Lewis’ father, Mark, was a second-team All-Yankee Conference defensive lineman at the University of Maine in 1988. The Bangor native is hoping he can find his way into the Black Bear lineup someday as a safety. Lewis and the Black Bears took to Morse Field at …
University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins, pictured during a 2013 scrimmage, was among four players who were cited for alcohol violations on Sand Beach at Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor. The student-athletes must perform community service as determined by the university, but will not miss any game time.

UMaine football players cited for alcohol-related violations won’t be suspended

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2014, at 7:14 p.m.
The four University of Maine football players who received citations from Acadia National Park rangers for alcohol-related infractions at a gathering on Sand Beach in Bar Harbor last month won’t miss any playing time. University of Maine Athletic Director Karlton Creech said the players will not be suspended for their …
Madison Cummings

Former Belfast High standout to play field hockey at UMaine

on July 30, 2014, at 6:10 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Former Belfast High School standout Madison Cummings and Emily Corbett of Listowel, Ontario, have joined the University of Maine field hockey team, head coach Josette Babineau announced in a news release Wednesday. Cummings is a forward and Corbett is a goalkeeper. Cummings attended Belfast from 2010 to …
Kyle Solomon

NCAA settles concussion lawsuit that includes former UMaine hockey player for $70 million

By Mary Wisniewski, Reuters on July 29, 2014, at 1:03 p.m.
CHICAGO — The NCAA has agreed to settle a head injury lawsuit by providing $70 million for concussion testing and diagnosis of current and former student athletes in a move expected to change the way such injuries are handled at colleges nationwide, according to court documents filed in Chicago on …

Waterville High School’s long-time successful track coach takes post at Colby

on July 24, 2014, at 6:51 a.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine —- Ian Wilson, who has won 25 state championships in track and field while head coach at Waterville High School, will be an assistant coach for the Colby College track and field programs during the 2014-15 academic year, the college announced in a news release Wednesday. Wilson, who …

UMaine players shine in South Florida Collegiate Baseball League

on July 22, 2014, at 6:27 p.m.
University of Maine baseball players Shane Bussey, Bobby Brennan and Tyler Schwanz each recently turned in strong seasons for the Boca Raton Lightning in the South Florida Collegiate Baseball League. Bussey, a junior infielder, compiled a .387 average; Brennan, an incoming freshman, hit .385; and Schwanz, an NCAA Division II …
UNH defensive line coach Peter McCarty.

Former Bangor High football star looking forward to first season as defensive line coach at UNH

By Larry Mahoney on July 21, 2014, at 6:33 p.m.
When former Bangor High School football star and Fitzpatrick Trophy winner Peter McCarty first attended the University of Massachusetts, he majored in criminal justice. Temporarily. “I didn’t want to be stereotyped as a jock,” explained McC arty, who was a fullback and defensive end at Bangor. “But by the end …
 
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