ORONO — One week before its regular-season opener, the University of Maine women’s basketball team received a test of its readiness to take on a Division I opponent. The Black Bears trailed most of the evening, but eventually wiped out an 11-point, second-half deficit Saturday night… Read More
    ORONO — The importance of faceoffs was showcased in the University of Maine's 3-2 men's hockey overtime win over Vermont on Saturday night. Maine's second and third goals came directly off faceoffs. The Black Bears have won 55.1 percent of their… Read More
        ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine men's basketball team played its only fall preseason contest Saturday afternoon, earning a 72-57 exhibition victory over Cape Breton (Nova Scotia) University.     Coach Ted Woodward's team played solid defense and dominated the rebounding action while giving several… Read More
    “We have positive attitudes. We like to have fun and they are training hard,” University of Maine swim coach Susan Lizotte said. The Black Bears travel to Rhode Island for a Friday dual meet against Bryant University and then race Saturday at the University of Rhode… Read More
    Senior midfielder Kelsey Wilson of Gorham was named to the All-America East second team by the league’s coaches on Wednesday and she will lead the Black Bears into their America East quarterfinal at Hartford tonight at 6. Maine is 7-8 overall and earned the sixth seed… Read More
    N0. 11 MAINE vs. NO. 2 NORTH DAKOTA Time, site: Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 1-1-2, North Dakota 3-0-1 Series, last meeting: UND leads 11-6-1, Maine 3-1 on 10/21/06 Key players: Maine — LW… Read More
    ORONO — Robby Dee recalls attending games between the University of Minnesota and archrival North Dakota when he was a teenager growing up in Plymouth, Minn. “I’ve seen them play so many times,” said Dee, the University of Maine’s senior center. “Back then, 10 years ago,… Read More
    ORONO — Hannah Breton’s first-half goal lifted the Maine Black Bears to a 1-0 women’s soccer victory over the Hartford Hawks Sunday. Breton controlled a rebounded shot off the goalie and drained the ball into an empty net as the Bears went on to improve to… Read More
    ORONO — Villanova University may not possess quite the level of talent and cohesiveness that carried it all the way to the Football Championship Subdivision national title last season, but it remains a formidable challenger this season in the Colonial Athletic Association. Saturday afternoon, the sixth-ranked… Read More
    EAST LANSING — University of Maine coach Tim Whitehead had hoped that his team would benefit from a couple of needed lessons entering its men’s hockey series finale against Michigan State on Friday night. First, Whitehead had hoped that the No. 8 Black Bears (1-1-2) would… Read More
    University of Maine senior center and captain Tanner House and senior defenseman and assistant captain Jeff Dimmen are two of 20 men’s hockey finalists for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes… Read More
    College basketball coaches, as a rule, try not to put a lot of stock in preseason polls. That said, there is no denying a team’s place in the voting hierarchy is a reflection of what a program has done lately. Coach Ted Woodward’s University… Read More
    University of Maine junior defenseman Ryan Hegarty spent two years in Michigan playing for the United States National Team Development Program’s Under-18 and U-17 squads. He was in Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan. Hegarty will return to the… Read More
    University of Maine women’s ice hockey goalie Brittany Ott said she didn’t have much trouble falling asleep after Saturday night’s school record-setting 69-save performance in a 5-2 loss to Mercyhurst College (Pa.), the nation’s third-ranked team. “I passed right out,” grinned Ott after making 45 more… Read More
    NEWARK, Del. — Looking back at the first half of the 2010 season, the University of Maine football team agonized over allowing potentially winnable games to slip away. Saturday afternoon, the Black Bears’ propensity for inopportune mistakes prevented them from making a run at the No. Read More