University of Maine Black Bear Sports

 

Maine vs. No. 3 Boston University men’s hockey capsule

on Nov. 13, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Time, site: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 3-6-1 (2-2 Hockey East), BU 5-1-1 (3-1-1 HE) Series, last meeting: BU leads 58-50-13, Maine 7-3 on Jan. 11 Key players: Maine — C Cam Brown (5 goals, 4 assists), RW Blaine Byron (3 & 4), C-RW Steven Swavely (2 …
The University of Maine's Jake Rutt (right) handles the puck against Providence College's Ross Mauermann at the Alfond Arena in Orono in this February 2014 file photo.

Black Bears want to reward 1998-99 NCAA championship team with victory over BU

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 13, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
ORONO, Maine —- When Jake Rutt was 8, the University of Maine won the school’s second NCAA hockey championship, beating archrival New Hampshire 3-2 in overtime in the title game in Anaheim, California. That accomplishment eventually played a significant role in the Scarborough defenseman’s decision to attend Maine. That 1998-99 …
Maddy McVicar of Calais, pictured driving between Orono’s Brinsley Chasse and Ally Gonyar (right) during a game last season, will play at the University of Maine starting in the fall of 2015.

UMaine women’s basketball announces signing of Calais point guard

By Pete Warner on Nov. 12, 2014, at 6:25 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine women’s basketball program announced on Wednesday the signing of Maddy McVicar to a National Letter of Intent. McVicar, a point guard from Calais, is the only scholarship player UMaine expects to add for next season, barring any other roster changes. Courtney Anderson of …
Maine head coach Bob Walsh encourages his team on defense in the first half of their exhibition game against Husson University in Bangor, Maine on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

‘Everything is new to everybody’: Revamping of UMaine men’s basketball team begins under Walsh

By Pete Warner on Nov. 12, 2014, at 6:58 a.m.
ORONO | The hiring of head coach Bob Walsh in May marked a new beginning for the University of Maine men’s basketball program. Coming off a dismal 6-22 season during which the Black Bears finished seventh in the America East Conference, Walsh and his staff are trying to instill …

UMaine men’s basketball 2014-15 schedule

on Nov. 11, 2014, at 9:29 p.m.
NOVEMBER 15 — at Butler, 4:30 p.m. 17 — at New Jersey Tech, 7 p.m. 21 — at Central Michigan, 7 p.m. 23 — vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 9:45 a.m. 30 — at Northern Illinois, 1 p.m. DECEMBER 2 — Wagner, 7 p.m. 6 — at Dartmouth, …

Three players commit to UMaine men’s basketball program

By Pete Warner on Nov. 11, 2014, at 7:20 p.m.
Wednesday marks the start of the National Letter of Intent early signing period for Division I basketball and the University of Maine men’s basketball program expects to add three players. Lavar Harewood, Ilija Stojiljkovic and Devine Eke have recently made a verbal commitment to join coach Bob Walsh’s team starting …
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UMaine women's basketball coach Richard Barron gives some instructions to Bella Swan (5) as she enters the game in the first half of their exhibition game against UNB women at the Cross Center in Bangor on Monday.

Experience, depth should help UMaine women continue basketball success

By Pete Warner on Nov. 11, 2014, at 7:02 a.m.
ORONO | Last season marked a turning point for the University of Maine women’s basketball program. The Black Bears achieved a 13-game improvement over 2012-2013 with a 17-15 record that marked their first winning season in eight years. UMaine finished fourth in America East (10-6) and lost to Hartford …

UMaine women’s basketball 2014-15 schedule

on Nov. 10, 2014, at 10:35 p.m.
NOVEMBER 11 — at Bryant, 7 p.m. 16 — Long Island, 1 p.m. 19 — at Massachusetts, 7 p.m. 23 — Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. 28 — Brown, 3 p.m. 29 — Wright State/Boston College, 3:30 p.m. DECEMBER 3 — at Central Connecticut, 7 p.m. 7 — Harvard, 2 p.m. …
New Brunswick women's basketball player Grace Wade (14) drives past Maine player Sigi Koizar (42) in the first half in their exhibition game  at the Cross Center in Bangor, Maine, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

UMaine women roll to exhibition basketball victory over New Brunswick

By Pete Warner on Nov. 10, 2014, at 9:42 p.m.
BANGOR | Defensive intensity and pressure were the early focus for the University of Maine women’s basketball team in Monday night’s exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick. The Black Bears went after the Varsity Reds full court from the outset and forced numerous turnovers that helped pave …
University of Maine head coach Jack Cosgrove watches his team during their game against Villanova at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono Saturday, Oct. 4.

Growth, resolve led UMaine football to a 33-20 upset of No. 8 Richmond

By Pete Warner on Nov. 10, 2014, at 6:59 p.m.
ORONO | The University of Maine football team has spent much of this season trying to gain critical experience for its many young players — all while overcoming a spate of injuries. Evidence of the Black Bears’ progress was clear Saturday afternoon. Coach Jack Cosgrove’s team earned its most …
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Coach Walsh’s Black Bears Looking to Build a Championship Culture

on Nov. 09, 2014, at 6:53 p.m.
As the Bob Walsh era begins in Orono, we preview the upcoming season and what Maine’s new head coach is looking to create in the men’s basketball program.
Junior Liz Wood leads the University of Maine women's basketball team into Monday's 7 p.m. exhibition game against the University of New Brunswick at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball entertains New Brunswick in final exhibition game

on Nov. 09, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. NEW BRUNSWICK Time, site: Monday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 17-15 (2013-14), New Brunswick 2-0 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 7-5, Maine 88-38 on 11/2/13 Key players: Maine (2013-2014 statistics) — 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (12.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.1 steals), …

Maine, Vermont college hockey summary

on Nov. 09, 2014, at 10:46 a.m.
Vermont 4, Maine 1 Maine (3-6-1) 0-1-0 — 1 Vermont (6-1-1) 2-1-1 — 4 First period — 1. UVM, A. Privitera 2 (Fallon, Bradley), 5:04 (pp); 2. UVM, Turk 4 (J. Privitera), 6:03. Second period — 3. UVM, Stenerson (Bradley, Irwin), 1:31; 4. Maine, Leen 2 (Schurhamer, Romeo), 12:07. Third …

Vermont hockey team completes weekend sweep of Maine with 4-1 triumph

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 08, 2014, at 10 p.m.
The University of Vermont received early first-period goals 59 seconds apart from Alexx Privitera and Jonathan Turk and gave the University of Maine Black Bears a lesson on how to protect a lead in the third period en route to a 4-1 triumph that completed a weekend sweep on Saturday …
The University of Maine football team takes on No. 9 Richmond today in a CAA game at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

UMaine football team shocks eighth-ranked Richmond

By Pete Warner on Nov. 08, 2014, at 10:41 a.m.
ORONO | An open date provided the University of Maine football team with the opportunity to rest up and prepare well for its game against Richmond. The time off appears to have been just what the Black Bears needed. UMaine’s opportunistic defense forced five turnovers and the special teams …

Maine, Vermont college hockey summary

on Nov. 07, 2014, at 10:50 p.m.
Vermont 4, Maine 3 (OT) Maine (3-5-1) 2-1-0-0 — 3 Vermont (5-1-1) 0-2-1-1 — 4 First period — 1. Maine, Shore 4 (Brown, Swavely), 12:37 (pp); 2. Maine, Leen 1 (unassisted), 19:30. Second period — 3. Vermont, Markison 2 (Stenerson, Paliotta), 6:18 (pp); 4. Vermont, Markison 3 (Shaw, Stenerson), 14:13; …

‘We aren’t mentally tough enough’: Vermont hockey team beats Maine in OT

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 07, 2014, at 9:43 p.m.
The University of Maine men’s hockey team’s road miseries continued Friday night in Burlington, Vermont. With goalie Brody Hoffman on the bench in favor of the extra attacker, Mario Puskarich tied it with 58.6 seconds left in regulation and Mike Stenerson won it in with 1:47 left in overtime as …
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A Tribute to Stephen King, UMaine’s Finest Son

on Nov. 07, 2014, at 6:34 a.m.
With Stephen King’s The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County coming to The Collins Center for the Arts this Saturday to kick off its national tour (as previewed by FTS’s own Matt Grondin), it seems only fitting to reflect upon King’s impact as one of the College of Our Hearts’ most …
Husson University forward  Conor Adams (44)  gets a hand in the way of Maine player Till Gloger (25) in the first half of their exhibition game in Bangor, Maine, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.

UMaine men’s basketball team responds with 98-58 win over Husson

By Pete Warner on Nov. 06, 2014, at 9:50 p.m.
BANGOR | There was absolutely no chance the University of Maine men’s basketball team was going to take Husson University lightly. Five days after a head-shaking loss to Division III University of Southern Maine, the Black Bears made a much better showing on Thursday night. Sophomore Garet Beal led …

Men’s college hockey: Maine at No. 14 Vermont capsule

on Nov. 06, 2014, at 3:46 p.m.
Time, site: Friday, Saturday, 7:05 p.m., Gutterson Fieldhouse, Burlington, Vermont Records: Maine 3-4-1 (2-0 in Hockey East), Vermont 4-1-1 (2-1-1 HE) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 21-19-4, UVM 5-2 on Nov. 30, 2013 Key players: Maine — C Cam Brown (4 goals, 3 assists), LW Blaine Byron (3 & 4), …
 
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