Posts Tagged ‘Memorial Gym’

 

UMaine men cruise past Norfolk State at Pit

By Pete Warner on Dec. 12, 2010, at 2:41 p.m.
ORONO — When coach Ted Woodward walked into the locker room after Sunday afternoon’s game at Memorial Gymnasium, his University of Maine players wanted to know one thing: “Can we play every game in here?” they wondered aloud. The Black Bears appeared quite comfortable in their regular practice facility, shooting …

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 …
Bangor native Pete Babcock watches as the University of Maine men's basketball team goes through a Monday afternoon practice session at Memorial Gym in Orono. Babcock, a scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers, was believed to be looking at Black Bears junior Gerald McLemore. (BDN Photo by Gabor Degre)

Cavaliers scout, Bangor native visits UMaine

By Pete Warner on Oct. 25, 2010, at 8:26 p.m.
    ORONO — Pete Babcock's dream was to make it to the National Basketball Association.     While he admittedly didn't have the physical skills to play at that level, his knowledge of the game, inner drive and polished communication skills have made him a fixture in the NBA for more …

UMaine men show defensive intensity in Blue-White scrimmage

By Pete Warner on Oct. 24, 2010, at 6:19 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine men’s basketball team will play 12 regular-season home games on its home court at Alfond Arena. Coach Ted Woodward’s Black Bears got their first opportunity to get re-acclimated to the floor and the atmosphere during Sunday’s annual Blue-White scrimmage. Approximately 150 fans turned out …
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 …

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 athletics to announce $5.5M donation from Alfond Foundation

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
The University of Maine is expected Friday morning to announce a major gift to support the Memorial Gymnasium and Alfond Arena restoration projects. The gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation reportedly will total $5.5 million — $3.5 million for improvements to the hockey facility and $2 million toward the gymnasium …

UMaine women to take court sooner

By Pete Warner on Sept. 22, 2010, at 9:16 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine women’s basketball team got an early start to its season in August when it competed in a four-game exhibition tour in Canada. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears are hoping to capitalize on that experience when they begin full preseason team practices — earlier than …
 
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