Brewer High School's Trey Wood (left) escapes a tackle by Jason Barnes (center) with help from teammate Zac Duncan during their Class B high school football semifinal playoff game on Doyle Field, Nov. 4, 2016.

Brewer’s Wood to join UMaine football program

By Ernie Clark on April 28, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
The 6-foot, 240-pound halfback and linebacker will join the University of Maine football program as a walk-on beginning with the Black Bears’ preseason camp this August.
Mike Flynn

Former NFL standout to join UMaine Ring of Honor

on April 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine offensive lineman Mike Flynn, a Super Bowl champion with the Baltimore Ravens, will be inducted into UMaine’s Ring of Honor this fall.
Cheerleaders perform a routine during the 27th Maine Lobster Bowl Classic held at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford in July 2016. The 2017 game has been moved to Thornton Academy in Saco because the bleachers at Waterhouse Field have been condemned.

Shrine Lobster Bowl to be played at Thornton Academy

By Ernie Clark on April 20, 2017, at 11:48 a.m.
The 28th annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic will return to the site of the event’s debut when it is played this summer at Hill Stadium on the campus of Thornton Academy in Saco.

Patriots CB Butler still in play for Saints

By The Sports Xchange on April 20, 2017, at 6:47 a.m.
New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, who signed his restricted free agent tender on Tuesday to remain with the team, appears to be in play again for the New Orleans Saints.
Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty Friday in the 2012 double murder of two Boston men.

Ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez found not guilty in 2012 double murder

By Scott Malone, Reuters on April 14, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
A Boston jury on Friday found former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez not guilty of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012.
University of Maine quarterback Jake Eaton dives into the end zone with a first-quarter touchdown against Central Connecticut at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland Saturday in 2002.  The Black Bears will play in Portland next season for the first time since 2005.

UMaine football schedules spring scrimmage, November game in Portland

By Larry Mahoney on April 13, 2017, at 10:14 p.m.
Former University of Maine football player Sherrod Baltimore (right) runs through a drill in August 2015.

Former UMaine defensive back signs with CFL’s Redblacks

By Ryan McLaughlin on April 05, 2017, at 5:14 p.m.
The Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League, the defending Grey Cup champions, have signed former UMaine defensive back Sherrod Baltimore to a contract.
Redshirt junior Drew Belcher (second right), pictured during the 2015 season, is among three players expected to compete for the starting quarterback job at the University of Maine.

UMaine football team begins spring workouts

By Larry Mahoney on April 03, 2017, at 4:17 p.m.
The Black Bears open the 2017 regular season at New Hampshire on Thursday, Aug. 31.
BANGOR, Maine -- 040117 -- New England Patriots fans enjoyed themselves thoroughly when the Lombardi Trophy came to Cross Insurance Center on Saturday. Nick Sambides Jr. | BDN

Lombardi Trophy comes to the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 02, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
New England Patriots fans enjoyed themselves thoroughly when the Lombardi Trophy came to Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday.

No Tom Brady, but Lombardi Trophy returns to Bangor for first time since 2002

By Nick Sambides Jr. on April 02, 2017, at 7:53 a.m.
It wasn’t quite a visit from Tom and Gisele, but the trophy that the New England Patriots won for their stunning come-from-behind Super Bowl victory was on display in Bangor despite being involved in a fender bender earlier Saturday.
Vince Lombardi Trophy on display during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center.

Patriots’ Super Bowl trophy coming to Bangor

By Nick Sambides Jr. on March 29, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
The trophy is coming to Bangor in response to an invitation city officials in Bangor, Brewer and Portland extended in February.

NFL owners approve Raiders’ move to Vegas

By Howard Balzer, The Sports Xchange on March 27, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.
University of Maine senior Max Andrews goes through "Pro Day" testing and workouts in front of NFL and other pro football scouts at the Latti Fitness Center and Mahaney Dome Thursday morning.

UMaine players show off to scouts for ‘Pro Day’ audition

By Larry Mahoney on March 23, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
Professional football scouts put nine former Black Bear players through a variety of drills to see if they are potential draft candidates.
Christian LaCouture of Louisiana State University celebrates after making a big play during the 2014 season. The senior defensive lineman, the son of former University of Maine hockey player Dave LaCouture and Orrington native Amy (Henderson) LaCouture, recently was honored as the Tigers player who will wear their coveted No. 18 jersey next season.

LSU football player with strong Maine ties receives prestigious honor

By Larry Mahoney on March 22, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts in the locker room as he looks for his jersey after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5. Brady's jersey, and the one he wore in the 2015 Super Bowl, were found in the possession of a Mexican journalist.

Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys recovered in Mexico

By The Sports Xchange on March 20, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.
New England linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia celebrate with the Vince Lombardi Trophy during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston. Hightower re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday.

Linebacker Hightower returns to Patriots on $43.5M deal

By The Sports Xchange on March 15, 2017, at 4:52 p.m.

John Bapst grad named Hermon High School football coach

By Ernie Clark on March 10, 2017, at 3:21 p.m.
“All the public pieces are there to put Hermon football on the map,” said Kyle Gallant.

Georgia Southern on UMaine football schedule in 2019

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:05 p.m.
The University of Maine will travel to Georgia Southern for a game on Sept. 7, 2019. It will be the Eagles’ home opener after visiting Louisiana State University the previous weekend.
Former University of Maine star defensive end Trevor Bates (right), pictured in September 2015, recently celebrated a Super Bowl victory as a practice player for the NFL's New England Patriots. Bates on Tuesday was signed to a future contract by the organization.

Patriots sign Westbrook native, former UMaine football star to future contract

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 07, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.

Tomlinson, Jerry Jones lead 2017 Hall of Fame class

By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:51 p.m.