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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.
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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.

Incoming UMaine freshman earns hockey playoffs MVP award

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 12:27 p.m.
University of Maine's Nolan Vesey (left) tries to move the puck past New Hampshire's Dylan Maller during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono on Dec. 3, 2016.

Former goalie offered assistant hockey coaching job at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on May 25, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine goalie Alfie Michaud, who was the school’s first-year volunteer goalie coach this past season, could be named the full-time assistant replacing Jay Leach as soon as Thursday.

Wednesday’s UMaine-Albany baseball summary

on May 24, 2017, at 6:58 p.m.
Chris Bec of the University of Maine takes a healthy cut during the opening game of the America East baseball tournament on Wednesday at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, Massachusetts. Albany blanked the Black Bears 3-0.

UMaine stays alive in America East baseball tourney with 11-inning win

By Larry Mahoney on May 24, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
The 21-28 Black Bears went an eye-opening 0-for-13 with men on base to find themselves staring at a 6 p.m. elimination game against the loser of the contest between No. 3 Stony Brook and sixth seed Hartford.
 

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