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Former New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano coaches against the Buffalo Sabres during the second period at Barclays Center.

Former UMaine hockey player, ex-Islanders coach joins Florida Panthers’ staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 23, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Jack Capuano, a former University of Maine defenseman and Bangor resident who was deposed by the Islanders in January, has been named an associate head coach with the Florida Panthers.

Ex-UMaine player transfers again

By Ernie Clark on June 23, 2017, at 12:21 p.m.
Kevin Little, the former University of Maine men’s basketball player who transferred to Colorado State University, is on the move again.
Nick Derba was named the University of Maine's head baseball coach on Friday.

Derba named UMaine baseball coach

By Larry Mahoney on June 23, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The ‘interim’ has been dropped from Nick Derba’s title.
University of Maine's Tereza Vanisova (right) moves in position around Union College's Ava Reynolds during their hockey game in December.

UMaine star chosen Czech Republic’s top hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.
University of Maine freshman Tereza Vanisova was named the Czech Republic’s Female Hockey Player of the Year.
A sign encouraging University of Maine fans to purchase season memberships for the Black Bear men's hockey team is placed in a traffic island in downtown Bangor not far from City Hall.

University of Maine athletics probes Bangor for season ticket-holders

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Beginning three weeks ago, the University of Maine has posted 100 signs in Bangor, Old Town and Orono urging locals to purchase season tickets for football and men’s hockey games.
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.

UMaine women’s basketball team lands center from Florida

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
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.
The University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron.

UMaine coach plagued by medical mystery finally gets answers

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There was a small hole, the size of a pin, right below the brain. It is rare and has only been diagnosed for 20 years,” said Richard Barron, who will soon undergo a craniotomy to repair the hole.

UMaine men’s hockey adds volunteer assistant coach to staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on June 09, 2017, at 6:17 p.m.
University of Maine's Vincent Eze (right) dunks on Stony Brook's Jakub Petras during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

America East eliminates men’s basketball tourney play-in game

By Ernie Clark on June 08, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
“We all looked at it as what’s best for the league,” said UMaine coach Bob Walsh. “I think the initial response as a coach is, ‘I don’t want there to be a chance that I don’t make the league tournament because then that’s a disaster.'”
The University of Maine has been selected to host the 2018 America East Baseball Championship at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. The six-team, double-elimination even will be held May 23-26, 2018.

UMaine chosen to host 2018 America East baseball tournament

By Larry Mahoney on June 08, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
UMaine's Naira Caceres during a game against Hartford at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

Former UMaine basketball players land at higher-level programs

By Larry Mahoney on June 08, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
Former University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove (center), now the school's senior associate director of athletics, is chairing the search committee for a new head baseball coach at UMaine.

Search committee hopes to name UMaine baseball coach within two weeks

By Larry Mahoney on June 04, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.
University of Maine's Caleb Kerbs (right) throws to first after getting University at Albany's Evan Harasta out last week in Orono.

Resilient tourney run capped up-and-down year for UMaine baseball team

By Larry Mahoney on May 31, 2017, at 1 a.m.
It was a strange season for the University of Maine baseball program.
Cody Pasic of the University of Maine celebrates after hitting a double during Saturday's game against Binghamton at the America East tournament in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Black Bears won 8-3.  
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UMBC outlasts UMaine to win America East baseball crown

By Larry Mahoney on May 27, 2017, at 8:25 p.m.
University of Maine pitcher Nick Silva led the Black Bears to a 3-0 victory over Stony Brook in the America East Tourney on Friday night.

UMaine blanks Stony Brook to stay alive in America East Tourney

By Larry Mahoney on May 26, 2017, at 10:43 p.m.
University of Maine assistant men's hockey coach Alfie Michaud.

Michaud looking forward to challenge as full-time UMaine hockey assistant

By Larry Mahoney on May 26, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
The former University of Maine goalie led the Black Bears to their second and last NCAA championship in 1998-99, being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
University of Maine's Jesse Orach (second from right) takes off during a cross country meet in Orono in September 2016

UMaine runner earns Academic All-District accolades

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 26, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.

Rain wipes out America East baseball tournament

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 25, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.
The Bears will meet the loser of Friday’s first game between No. 3 Stony Brook and third-ranked Maryland-Baltimore County, scheduled for 11 a.m.

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