University of Maine Black Bear Sports

 
University of Maine hockey defenseman Rob Michel spars with a Wildcat from the University of New Hampshire as the two teams duked it out at the Cross Insurance Arena on Dec. 29, 2015, in Portland.

UMaine defenseman flourishes after netting first collegiate goal

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“It’s definitely nice to get a couple,” said Rob Michel.
Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine (left) dribbles up the court during a recent game against Purdue. The senior led the Black Bears to a 49-39 victory over Tennessee Chattanooga on Sunday.

UMaine women use tight defense to shut down UT Chattanooga

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

UMaine, UMPI men’s basketball sum

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.

UMaine, Brown men’s hockey sum

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
Cedric Lacroix of the University of Maine (left), pictured during a recent game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the Black Bears to a 5-1 victory over Brown at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Lacroix propels UMaine men’s hockey team past Brown

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 11:16 p.m.
Austin Howard

Junior finds shooting touch as UMaine men handle UMPI

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 6:42 p.m.
Vincent Eze (center) of the University of Maine gets fouled as he goes up for a shot during a recent game against Northeastern University in Boston. The redshirt freshman is making the transition to life and college basketball in the U.S. after coming from Nigeria.

A long journey: UMaine freshman from Nigeria still adjusting to life, basketball in United States

By Noah Perkins, Special to the BDN on Nov. 26, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
It has been a long journey for Vincent Eze: Six years, three high schools, two countries and 6,244 miles. For the 6-foot-8, 230-pound center for the University of Maine, it has felt even longer.
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University of Maine's Sam Becker (left) fights for the puck with Boston College's Colin White at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Nov. 4, 2016.

In Portland, UMaine is finding a fanbase and a future path

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 25, 2016, at 7:59 a.m.
Portland is an important piece of the puzzle for University of Maine athletics, which hopes to engage alumni and showcase its brand to fans of hockey and other sports in the market.

Hampton University upends cold-shooting UMaine women

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Senior guard Sigi Koizar had a game-high 25 points for the Black Bears, including 18 of their 22 points in the second half.

UMaine places nine players on All-CAA football teams

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
Patrick Shea

Freshman working hard, making impact for UMaine hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
“I seem to be getting minutes now, and hopefully I can keep playing well.”

No. 3 South Carolina jumps out early en route to win over UMaine women

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2016, at 10:43 p.m.
The University of Maine's Jaquan McKennon drives to the basket against LIU Brooklyn during their game in the Steve Wright Classic in Boston on Monday. LIU won 71-66.

LIU hands UMaine men third straight loss

By Sam Perkins, Special to the BDN on Nov. 21, 2016, at 10:39 p.m.
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University of Maine's Josh Mack (right) pushes for yards past New Hampshire's Pop Lacey (center) and Casey DeAndrade during their football game Saturday at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine football team has solid season in transition under new coach

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2016, at 3 p.m.
“This isn’t how we wanted the season to end, but we definitely set the footprint for years to come.”

UMaine women overcome cold shooting night to beat Saint Peter’s

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:37 p.m.
The University of Maine's Andrew Fleming dunks the ball against Northeastern during their game in the Steve Wright Classic at Case Gym in Boston on Sunday. Northeastern won 80-72.

Northeastern men’s basketball pulls away from Black Bears

By Sam Perkins, Special to the BDN on Nov. 20, 2016, at 8:28 p.m.

Vermont, UMaine hockey summary

on Nov. 20, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.

UNH, UMaine football summary

on Nov. 20, 2016, at 12:57 p.m.
University of Maine's Rob McGovern makes a save from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute during their hockey game on Friday at Alfond Arena in Orono. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Third-period goals help Vermont tie UMaine men’s hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 19, 2016, at 10:48 p.m.
Andrew Fleming of the University of Maine goes up for a dunk during pregame warmups for Saturday's men's basketball game against Boston University at Northeastern's Steve Wright Classic.

UMaine men’s basketball takes step back in loss to Boston U.

By Sam Perkins, Special to the BDN on Nov. 19, 2016, at 10:07 p.m.