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University of Maine 2016 football schedule

on Aug. 28, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
Sept. 1 — at UConn, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 — at Toledo, 7 p.m. Sept. 24 — James Madison, noon Oct. 1 — Bryant, 3:30 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Oct. 8 — at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 — Albany, noon Oct. 22 — at Rhode Island, noon Oct. 29 …
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University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak talks to the players after practice on Aug. 8 in Orono. Maine opens Sept. 1 at the University of Connecticut.

UMaine football needs productive offense for successful season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
Maine’s predictable offense and inability to make plays in clutch situations last season resulted in the team’s poor rankings in many categories.
University of Maine's Danielle Aviani (right) moves the ball around Providence's Madison Deeds during their season opener field hockey game on Friday in Orono.

UMaine erupts early to upend Providence in field hockey opener

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:15 p.m.
The Black Bears, ranked 21st in the country in a National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association preseason poll, scored four times in the first 13:31.
Micah Wright (right) of the University of Maine catches a pass in front of Stony Brook's Travon Reid-Segure during their CAA football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono in this October 2015 file photo.

Video reviews to be used at UMaine football games this season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
There will be three people in the press box who will be involved in the replay process.

UMaine men’s hockey team lands point-producing center

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 24, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
Harrison Roy, who was the leading scorer for the Boston Bandits 16-Under team in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League this past season, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine. The 16-year-old center had 75 points in 55 games, according to Bandits coach Mark Jones. Roy will attend …

UMaine men’s basketball has 4 NCAA tourney teams on nonconference schedule

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 23, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
UMaine, which was 8-22, will play Duke on Dec. 3.
University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak

Offense improved in UMaine football’s second scrimmage

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
“Overall, it was nice to see the offense come together. It was probably their best day so far.”
Univeristy of Maine running backs Nigel Beckford (left) and Josh Mack, here after Sunday's scrimmage at Alfond Stadium in Orono, hope to give their team's ground game a boost this season.

Veteran, rookie hope to cover lots of ground in UMaine football running game

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
“All of our running backs put on a great display of what we can do in the run game.”
Maine Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Fern Masse (left) poses for a photo with Hall of Fame board of directors chairman Tony Hamlin, also a 2016 inductee, during Sunday's induction ceremony at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

New Maine Basketball Hall of Fame class represents generational shift

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 21, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
BANGOR | The metamorphosis of a basketball Hall of Fame involves multiple factors, among them recognizing greats of the past before it’s too late for them to appreciate the honor and acknowledging achievements in different phases of the game and various levels of the sport. The third annual induction …
University of Maine's Dan Renouf (right) battles for a loose puck with Boston University's Chase Phelps during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

UMaine submits NCAA hockey regional bid

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 19, 2016, at 7:13 p.m.
“Our athletic department feels very strongly that these are the types of things we want to do as a university and athletic department because they will benefit the whole state.”
Jamil Demby (right) of the University of Maine football team, shown during an August 2015 practice in Orono, has been lost for 3-6 weeks with a strained knee ligament.

UMaine without top offensive lineman for 3-6 weeks

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 17, 2016, at 5:34 p.m.
Junior left tackle Jamil Demby suffered a strained posterior cruciate ligament in his knee during last Saturday’s scrimmage.

Local sports results for Aug. 16, 2016

on Aug. 16, 2016, at 10:04 p.m.
Today’s games HIGH SCHOOL Boys Soccer Van Buren at Washburn, 4 p.m. Wisdom at Fort Kent, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer Van Buren at Washburn, 4 p.m. Wisdom at Fort Kent, 5 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Results HIGH SCHOOL Monday’s Results Boys Soccer Washburn 7, Wisdom 0 COLLEGE Women’s Soccer Maine …
Danielle Aviani (left), Libby Riedl and Sydney Veljacic are among the outstanding field hockey players from British Columbia who are playing at the University of Maine. Coach Josette Babineau's squad features eight women from the Canadian province.

UMaine field hockey program building around potent BC presence

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 16, 2016, at 5:30 p.m.
ORONO | It is 2,518 miles from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Bangor, Maine. But eight British Columbians have made the trek east to dot the University of Maine field hockey roster this season. They include the three top scorers off last year’s 19-4 team that set a school record …
University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins throws a pass during practice Aug. 8 in Orono.

Senior has inside track for UMaine quarterback job

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 15, 2016, at 7:12 p.m.
Senior Dan Collins has the inside track to be the starting quarterback when the University of Maine football team opens the season.
Brandon Vicens, University of Maine football

Two-sport athlete busy in transition to UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
It has been a busy 10 days for rover back Brandon Vicens.
University of Maine Black Bears quarterback Dan Collins at a practice session in August 2015.

UMaine football team developing ‘explosive’ receiving corps

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 14, 2016, at 9:04 a.m.
“We want to take the energy we put on last year and get better this year,” Jordan Dunn said. “We want to improve every single day.”
University of Maine tailback Joe Fitzpatrick poses for a photo during media day at the Alfond Stadium in Orono, Aug. 10, 2016.

Former Cheverus star tailback seeks more playing time at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Joe Fitzpatrick expected to redshirt last fall during his first season with the University of Maine’s football team. But when injuries mounted to Black Bear tailbacks, North Yarmouth’s Fitzpatrick was called into action.
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UMaine women’s basketball team lands shooting guard

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Shooting guard Kelly Fogarty from Walpole, Massachusetts, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine beginning in the fall of 2017.
Boston University's Brandon Hickey (left) tries to steal the puck from University of Maine's Brian Morgan during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

Five luxury boxes to be transformed into lounge at UMaine’s Alfond Arena

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
“We are trying to create a more entertaining in-game experience for the fans for this year and in future years.”

Daughter to follow in father’s footsteps as UMaine hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
Ray Jacques, who led the University of Maine men’s hockey team in scoring in two of his four seasons in Orono, will be making his way back to Orono on a regular basis with wife Michelle the next four years. That’s because Jacques’ daughter, Jessica, will be playing for the …
 

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