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The University of Maine football team will have to make only slight adjustments to its preseason practice regimen this season after rules changes enacted by the NCAA eliminating contact in more than one session per day.

UMaine football adapting to rules changes as NCAA limits ‘double sessions’

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 11:16 a.m.
The Division I Council voted in April to limit teams to only one contact practice per day during the preseason.
Dan O'Connell

Football coach promoted to John Bapst athletic administrator

By Larry Mahoney on June 16, 2017, at 7:24 p.m.
Dan O’Connell, who has been the associate athletic director at John Bapst Memorial High School the past five years and the head football coach for 15 seasons, has been named to replace Rick Sinclair as the athletic director at the Bangor-based school.
Former University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins, pictured during a game in November 2016, has signed a contract with the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Redblacks.
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Former UMaine quarterback signs with defending Grey Cup champions

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Husson University of Bangor hopes to take the next step in the evolution of its football program when it joins the Commonwealth Coast Football conference starting with the 2019 season.

Husson football to join new conference

By Larry Mahoney on June 05, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.

Former Husson assistant named Mt. Blue football coach

By Ernie Clark on June 02, 2017, at 12:24 p.m.
New England Patriots running back James White (28) celebrates after he scored a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.

Super Bowl hero White not taking role for granted

By The Sports Xchange on June 01, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
Last summer, a smattering of uninformed onlookers — media and fans alike — thought James White might be on the roster bubble for the New England Patriots.

Brady delivers video message at funeral of Navy SEAL from Maine

By The Sports Xchange on May 29, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
Brady delivered the video message last week at the funeral of Kyle Milliken, thanking the hero’s wife and their two children for their sacrifice.
 Former University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins, pictured during a 2016 game against Connecticut, has signed a contract to play for the Frankfurt Universe of the German Football League.

Former UMaine quarterback signs pro deal in Germany

By Larry Mahoney on May 24, 2017, at 10:58 a.m.

Patriots’ Gronkowski agrees to restructured contract

By The Sports Xchange on May 24, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
The New England Patriots and Rob Gronkowski agreed to a restructured deal that could pay the tight end as much as $10.75 million this season, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

Brady’s agent denies QB had concussion in 2016

By Wire Service Reports on May 20, 2017, at 8:53 a.m.
“Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion last year,” agent Don Yee said in a statement to ESPN, NFL Network and other media outlets.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, said he has sustained concussions, including one last season.

Wife says Patriots’ Brady had concussion — one not listed on injury report

By Cindy Boren, The Washington Post on May 17, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Tom Brady graces cover of ‘Madden NFL 18’

By The Sports Xchange on May 12, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.
Brady, who will turn 40 in August, becomes the oldest player to appear on the cover of the popular EA Sports football video game.
Former New England Patriots football player Aaron Hernandez sits during his murder trial at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, on April 2, 2015. Hernandez's conviction has been thrown out by a judge after he died by suicide in April.

Judge overturns Aaron Hernandez murder conviction

By The Sports Xchange on May 09, 2017, at 2:03 p.m.
Graduate student Max Staver of the University of Maine throws a pass during Saturday's Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage held at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

Cole Scrimmage key test run for UMaine football’s game in Portland

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2017, at 2 a.m.
“It was nice (to play here). It brought (back memories) of the state championship.”
Chris Mulumba Tshimanga

UMaine linebacker selected in CFL draft

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine linebacker and Montreal native Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga was drafted in the third round by the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos.
Max Staver, a graduate transfer quarterback from Houston Baptist, was among the University of Maine standouts during Saturday's Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage held at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

Transfer QB among UMaine standouts in Cole scrimmage at Portland

By Larry Mahoney on May 06, 2017, at 10:16 p.m.
University of Maine's Darian Davis-Ray runs up field past James Madison during their football game at Alfond Stadium.

UMaine football slates annual Cole scrimmage Saturday in Portland

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2017, at 5:26 p.m.
Portland-area fans will get their first intown look at University of Maine football team since 2005 when the annual Jeff Cole Memorial Football Scrimmage is held at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday.
UMaine's Dan Collins looks to throw down field past New Hampshire during a November game at Alfond Stadium.

UMaine quarterback earns one-day tryout with Buffalo Bills

By Larry Mahoney on May 05, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
UMaine quarterback Dan Collins, a third-team All-Colonial Athletic Association selection last fall, will attend a tryout camp with the Buffalo Bills on May 11.
Former UMaine football player Brian Gaine is pursuing a general manager vacancy with the Buffalo Bills, according to a report.

Report: Former UMaine tight end to interview for Bills’ GM vacancy

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 03, 2017, at 4:54 p.m.
Brian Gaine, who hauled in 74 passes as a tight end for the Black Bears, will speak to the Bills soon about the general manager vacancy, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.
University of Maine senior, Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga, is measured before going through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome in March.

Two UMaine football players set to attend NFL rookie tryout camps

By Larry Mahoney on May 01, 2017, at 7:48 p.m.
“He has a legitimate chance to make it if he can stay consistent.”