Posts Tagged ‘CAA’


6 UMaine players earn All-CAA honors

By Pete Warner on Nov. 22, 2010, at 9:38 p.m.
Junior tight end Derek Buttles and junior safety Jerron McMillian headline a group of six University of Maine football players to earn All-Colonial Athletic Association recognition this season. Buttles and McMillian were named to the All-CAA second team, while junior receiver Derek Session, sophomore offensive guard Chris Howley, senior kick …

James Madison football holds off UMaine

By Pete Warner on Nov. 20, 2010, at 3:57 p.m.
ORONO — All season long, the University of Maine football team was unable to make enough plays in critical situations to win consistently. That is exactly how the Black Bears’ disappointing 2010 campaign came to an end Saturday afternoon on Morse Field. Tight end Jeff Falvey caught a short screen …

Banged-up Black Bears play at UMass

By Pete Warner on Nov. 05, 2010, at 6:12 p.m.
Playing a grueling Colonial Athletic Association schedule has taken a physical toll on the University of Maine football team. This week, after trying to get rested and healed during the past two weeks, coach Jack Cosgrove’s Black Bears return to action with a CAA contest at 15th-ranked Massachusetts. The game …

UMaine men thrive on competition, intensity

By Pete Warner on Oct. 26, 2010, at 6:18 p.m.
ORONO — Ted Woodward spent Monday’s practice session in Memorial Gym preaching a central message to his team. “It’s about nothing else other than winning,” said the University of Maine men’s basketball coach. Whether he was stressing the importance of setting a good screen, focusing on the need for the …

Bears prevailed despite sluggish offense, ailing defense

By Pete Warner on Oct. 23, 2010, at 12:07 p.m.
KINGSTON, R.I. — A different result might have crushed the spirit of the struggling University of Maine football team. Instead, the Black Bears made a critical play with their backs against the goal line and a game on the line Saturday afternoon. Rhode Island quarterback Steve Probst was stopped on …

UMaine football visits Rhode Island; MMA, Husson play at home

By Pete Warner on Oct. 22, 2010, at 4:27 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove is looking for a spark from his University of Maine football team. The Black Bears have struggled recently against some of the top teams in the Colonial Athletic Association — and the nation. They head into the homestretch of their season looking to perform at a higher level. …
Villanova running back Angelo Babbaro (22) races out of the hands of Maine linebacker Donte Dennis (10) and down the sideline for a  touchdown in the second half of their NCAA college football game in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

Villanova’s versatility plagued Maine; URI next for Bears

By Pete Warner on Oct. 16, 2010, at 2:54 p.m.
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 Wildcats demonstrated the benefits …

UMaine football faces 4th straight top-25 foe

By Pete Warner on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:23 p.m.
It’s put up or shut up time for the University of Maine football team, which welcomes defending Football Championship Subdivision national champion Villanova to Orono for its homecoming contest. It headlines a full Saturday schedule of football games involving Maine college programs. No. 6 Villanova Wildcats (3-2) at Maine Black …
Maine defensive back Jerron McMillian (26) intercepts a pass intended for New Hampshire's Joey Orlando (84) in overtime  of their NCAA college football game  in Orono, Maine, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael C. York)

Football Bears kept working for common goal

By Pete Warner on Oct. 04, 2010, at 5:24 p.m.
The University of Maine football team builds around the premise that if each man does his job, good things will happen. The Black Bears maintained that belief Saturday night to help eke out a crowd-pleasing 16-13 Colonial Athletic Association football overtime victory over rival New Hampshire at Alfond Stadium in …

UMaine soul-searching after penalty outburst

By Pete Warner on Sept. 27, 2010, at 6:45 p.m.
It’s difficult enough to lose a game when the opponent is superior in talent. It’s harder still when repeated mistakes prevent a team from beating a highly-regarded opponent. Such was the case Saturday night at Alfond Stadium in Orono, where the University of Maine football team repeatedly shot itself in …

UMaine begins CAA play Saturday

By Pete Warner on Sept. 24, 2010, at 7:10 p.m.
Whatever has happened during the first three weeks, success in conference play can earn teams a spot in the postseason. The University of Maine and Husson University of Bangor play their league openers, while Maine Maritime Academy of Castine kicks off intradivision play, highlighting Saturday’s games involving Maine college football …
Ryan McCrossan (left) has been a key performer on special teams for the University of Maine football team.

McCrossan plays special role for UMaine

By Pete Warner on Sept. 23, 2010, at 8:27 p.m.
ORONO — Last season, with the University of Maine facing a potential punt situation in a close game, long snapper Ryan McCrossan was on the sideline, having an injured hand evaluated. “I remember saying to (athletic trainer) Ryan Taylor, ‘if he can’t go, you’ve got to let me know right …