University of Maine Black Bear Sports

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 …

FTS Al Fresco: Boat House Bistro

on July 29, 2014, at 5 a.m.
FTS Al Fresco heads to Boothbay Harbor, where the third-story roof deck at the Boat House Bistro offers great food, drink, and views.
Former University of Maine baseball coach John Winkin died last Saturday at age 94.

Legacy of Maine college baseball coach Winkin lives on

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
A week after the death of John Winkin, memories of the legendary Maine college baseball coach remain vivid for me after attending his wake in Waterville on Thursday night. The University of Maine’s baseball team was en route to a ballgame on its annual spring trip. Head coach John Winkin …
University of Maine women's ice hockey coach Sara Simard Reichenbach watches her team participate in a drill last season at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Hockey East says no to new NCAA rule allowing women players to hit puck with high stick

By Larry Mahoney on July 25, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved several rule changes that were recommended by the Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee and one of them is an experimental rule that allows women to legally hit the puck with a high stick. All the rule changes will be effective beginning …

The Lo-Down: UMaine’s D’Lo Brown opens the show at Unforgiven ’98

on July 25, 2014, at 7:50 a.m.
In the WrestleMania XIV fallout, UMaine's D'Lo Brown was in the middle of an imploded Nation of Domination. Where did he land? Find out in the latest edition of the Lo-Down!
Head coach Jack Cosgrove looks on as sophomore quarterback Daniel Collins scrambles for yardage during the 10th annual Jeff Cole scrimmage at Morse Field at the University of Maine.

Members of UMaine football team accused of illegal drinking at Sand Beach

By Bill Trotter on July 23, 2014, at 5:50 p.m.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A gathering Saturday at Sand Beach that included members of the University of Maine football team resulted in four players being charged with alcohol violations, according to national park rangers. Ranger Richard Rechholtz said three people were charged with underage drinking after being seen drinking …

FTS Summer Session: A look back at the UMaine career of Rudy Keeling

on July 23, 2014, at 6:57 a.m.
On the heels of John Winkin's passing, Fill The Steins continues our "Summer Session" with last year's tribute to former men's basketball coach Rudy Keeling.

Fill The Steins stands and drinks a toast to John Winkin

on July 21, 2014, at 7:25 a.m.
In the wake of John Winkin's passing, Fill The Steins' Brian MacLeod remembers the legendary coach and his last great UMaine baseball team.
Derrick Johnson is shown during UMaine's 34-20 win at Alfond Stadium in Orono in October 2013.

Former UMaine player Derrick Johnson re-signs with New England Patriots

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff on July 18, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — Derrick Johnson was just starting to get settled in with the New England Patriots last month when he strained his left knee during Organized Team Activities. The f ormer University of Maine wide receiver from Hempstead, New York, who originally signed with the Patriots on May 18, …
Maddy McVicar

Calais standout Maddy McVicar to play basketball at UMaine

By Pete Warner on July 18, 2014, at 2:16 p.m.
Maddy McVicar has the ability to dictate the tempo and flow of a basketball game from the point guard position. Her physical skills and the intangibles she has demonstrated on the court for Calais High School have earned her a scholarship at the University of Maine. McVicar, a two-time Bangor …

Ryan Lomberg’s exit is best for both the player and UMaine

on July 18, 2014, at 7:38 a.m.
Fill The Steins explores why Ryan Lomberg's departure from the University of Maine is the best possible outcome for all parties.

Former MCI coach to lead Husson golf program

on July 17, 2014, at 5:35 p.m.
Former Maine Central Institute golf coach Michael Dugas has been named the head coach of the Husson University golf program, the school announced in a news release Thursday. “I am very excited about the opportunity to coach the men’s golf team at Husson University. I will work hard to keep …

Getting to know UMaine’s New President, Dr. Susan Hunter

on July 16, 2014, at 8 a.m.
While she is new to the position, Dr. Susan Hunter is anything but new to the UMaine System. Starting off as an assistant professor almost 30 years ago, she has worked in about every corner of the Orono campus on her way to the President's House. In addition, she has spent the last year working as Vice Chancellor for the UMaine system making the transition into leading the state's flagship university a bit easier. Fill The Steins is happy to sit down with Dr. Hunter and learn about her plans for leading the school, or favorite parts of working in Orono, and how she likes to fill her stein while not on the clock.

Maine men’s hockey team addresses size deficiency in incoming recruiting class

By Larry Mahoney on July 14, 2014, at 8:44 p.m.
ORONO, Maine— The University of Maine’s men’s hockey team was the third smallest team among the 59 Division I hockey institutions last season. Just four of Maine’s 15 forwards were six feet tall or taller. But in hockey coach Red Gendron’s seven-member recruiting class announced on Monday, there are three …

FTS Al Fresco: The Thirsty Pig

on July 14, 2014, at 7 a.m.
Fill The Steins continues its Al Fresco series back in Portland at The Thirsty Pig, where sausages and Maine beers make a tucked-away deck even better.
Yarmouth native Oliver Wahlstrom is headed to Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota.

14-year-old UMaine hockey recruit heading to prestigious Shattuck-St. Mary’s School

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 8:34 p.m.
The list of hockey alumni at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Faribault, Minnesota, is an impressive one and includes National Hockey League stars Sidney Crosby, Zach Parise, Jonathan Toews, Jack Johnson and Kyle Okposo. That prep school will be the destination of 14-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom, who verbally committed to attend the …
University of Maine's Ryan Lomberg celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period of a hockey game hockey game against Boston University, at Frozen Fenway on Jan. 11, 2014.

Suspended UMaine hockey player Lomberg may leave school, return to junior league

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 6:22 p.m.
University of Maine right-winger Ryan Lomberg, who was suspended from the team and other UMaine activities in May stemming from an assault charge, may be leaving the school. Rich McKenna, assistant general manager of the Muskegon (Michigan) Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, said Friday they have traded Lomberg’s …
Coach Richard Reichenbach talks to the University of Maine women's ice hockey team during a practice at Alfond Arena in this November 2013 file photo.

Co-coach takes over as head coach of UMaine women’s ice hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on July 11, 2014, at 1:08 p.m.
ORONO, Maine — When Richard Reichenbach was playing high school hockey near Syracuse, New York, there was a player a year older from the same area that he looked up to. His name was Todd Jackson and he went on to captain the University of Maine’s hockey team. Reichenbach followed …

Summer Session with George Kinghorn

on July 11, 2014, at 7 a.m.
Fill The Steins’ “Summer Session” keeps on keepin’ on through the dog days of summer – here, we sit down with George Kinghorn, Director and Curator of the UMaine Museum of Art.
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