Posts Tagged ‘Cindy Blodgett’

The University of Maine's Katelyn Vanderhoff blocks University of Maryland Baltimore County's Meghan Colabella during the first half on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Ross basket lifts UMaine women by UMBC

By Pete Warner on Jan. 09, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
ORONO — To win tight games, a team must execute down the stretch. Sunday afternoon, the University of Maine made just enough clutch plays to get the job done. Senior Tanna Ross of Newburgh banked in a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left, lifting Black Bears to a 60-57 …

UMaine’s Wheeler still sidelined after concussion

By Pete Warner on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:49 p.m.
ORONO — Despite dealing with another headache and continued disappointment, Samantha Wheeler was her usual cheery self Tuesday afternoon. Rather than playing basketball, the University of Maine junior is playing a waiting game as she recovers from a concussion suffered during a Nov. 29 practice. Wheeler, the leading scorer (12.8 …

Penn cruises past UMaine women

BDN staff reports on Dec. 10, 2010, at 11:07 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania outscored the University of Maine 17-3 to open the game, building the foundation for a convincing 69-48 women’s basketball victory at The Palestra. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears (1-7) spotted the Quakers (3-5) a 36-15 halftime advantage and were never able to make any …

Holy Cross defeats UMaine women’s basketball

BDN staff reports on Dec. 04, 2010, at 5:11 p.m.
    WORCESTER, Mass. — Holy Cross outscored the University of Maine 12-2 during a key, five-minute stretch of the second half Saturday afternoon, giving the Crusaders the upper hand on their way to a 79-69 women's basketball victory at the Hart Recreation Center.     Holy Cross (4-4) outscored UMaine (1-6) …

Black Bears overcome deficit, earn first win

BDN staff reports on Nov. 19, 2010, at 11:15 p.m.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Katelyn Vanderhoff hit a jumper with 5:43 left to play Friday night to give the University of Maine women their first lead of the second half and the Black Bears pulled away 74-66 to earn their first win of the season against Bryant University. The Black Bears, …

Several newcomers in mix for UMaine hoop teams

By Pete Warner on Nov. 01, 2010, at 7:35 p.m.
Judging from the weekend’s exhibition action, there are likely to be some new faces making significant contributions to the University of Maine men’s and women’s basketball teams this season. Both of the Black Bears’ first-year players played often and played well for Ted Woodward’s squad, while Cindy Blodgett’s women incorporated …

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 …
Gerald McLemore (left) of the University of Maine men's basketball team sits down for an interview with WABI-TV sports director Tim Throckmorton, while Black Bears women's coach Cindy Blodgett (second left, behind)) chats with reporter Melissa Kim of WLBZ-TV during Wednesday's UMaine basketball media day at the Memorial Gym in Orono.

UMaine basketball: Men’s expectations high; women seek improvement

By Pete Warner on Oct. 20, 2010, at 9:19 p.m.
ORONO — Expectations and excitement filled the air Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. Members of the University of Maine men’s basketball team discussed being picked to finish third in America East this season. And while the men hope to live up to high expectations this season, the Black Bears women …

‘Her Game’ film spotlights leadership in UMaine women’s basketball

By Pete Warner on Oct. 19, 2010, at 5:19 p.m.
Donna Rae Warren spent the 1997-98 season with unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the University of Maine women’s basketball team. She and her film crew shot more than 300 hours of footage in the process. This week, more than 12 years after embarking on the project, the independent filmmaker is releasing …

UMaine women cancel hoop scrimmage

By Pete Warner on Oct. 18, 2010, at 8:43 p.m.
    Cindy Blodgett wants every available player in uniform when the UMaine women's basketball team opens its season Nov. 13 at home against Harvard.     For that reason, the Black Bears' fourth-year coach has canceled the annual Blue-White intrasquad scrimmage.     Coach Ted Woodward's men's squad will play its scrimmage …
University of Maine President Robert Kennedy (right), flanked by (from left) interim athletic director Steve Abbott, women's basketball coach Cindy Blodgett and men's basketball coach Ted Woodward, talks about a $5.5 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation during a Friday morning press conference in Orono. The money will go toward improvements at Alfond Arena and the Memorial Gym.

$5.5M Alfond donation boosts UMaine athletic facilities projects

By Pete Warner on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:35 p.m.
The Memorial Gymnasium and field house complex has been a hub of activity and the architectural anchor on the north end of the University of Maine’s Orono campus since it was dedicated in 1933. Time and extensive use have taken a toll on the facility over the years, but the …

UMaine men 3rd, women 8th in AE hoop polls

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.
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 of Maine men were selected to …

Extension for Blodgett the right move by UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 21, 2010, at 7:05 p.m.
The question was asked Monday by a colleague in the newsroom. Why would the University of Maine extend the contract of a coach whose three-year tenure had produced a 20-69 record? He was referring to former Black Bear All-American and current head women’s basketball coach Cindy Blodgett. Why? Because it …
Cindy Blodgett, women's basketball coach at the University of Maine (BDN photo by Gabor Degre)

UMaine’s Blodgett receives 2-year contract extension

By Pete Warner on Sept. 20, 2010, at 11:07 a.m.
The University of Maine women’s basketball team has struggled since former Black Bears star Cindy Blodgett took over as the head coach three years ago. Blodgett nonetheless received a vote of confidence from the UMaine administration Monday when she was given a two-year contract extension. “Cindy’s unbelievably determined,” said UMaine …