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… Read More
    ORONO, Maine — Amber Smith knew last December she wouldn’t be playing until the 2010-11 basketball season. The University of Maine freshman guard demonstrated Sunday afternoon that she has made considerable strides in her game, contributing eight points, eight steals and six rebounds in the Black… Read More
    ORONO — Spencer Abbott began evolving into a consistent offensive threat at the end of last season for the University of Maine men’s hockey team. The junior left winger registered at least one point in four of Maine’s five Hockey East playoff games, notching two goals… Read More
    Maine Maritime Academy of Castine will try to shake off the effects of an emotional week as it continues its quest for the New England Football Conference Bogan Division title. The Mariners, who lost assistant coach Richard Dykas II to a tragic automobile accident early Sunday… Read More
    Aluminum baseball bats have come under increasing scrutiny over the years because of the perception that they result in more injuries on the baseball diamond. That premise was derived from empirical data that show balls hit by aluminum bats not only go farther, in some cases,… Read More
    ORONO — The distinctive “ping” of aluminum bats has resonated in ballparks at college and high school baseball games for more than 35 years. Starting next spring, that ringing sound will be replaced more of a dull “clink.” The National Collegiate Athletic Association has… Read More
        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… Read More
    PENOBSCOT — An assistant football coach at Maine Maritime Academy died early Sunday morning and another was injured as a result of a traffic accident, according to police. Richard E. Dykas II, 24, of Dedham, Mass., was behind the wheel of a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup… Read More
    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. Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine Black Bears knew they would have their hands full with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux Saturday night following Friday night’s convincing 7-3 men’s hockey triumph. But the Black Bears weathered a strong first period showing by the nation’s… Read More
    Husson University swimming opens the 2010-11 season Saturday at the Blue Jay Pentathlon hosted by St. Joseph’s (Conn.) College. The Eagles will race under interim head coach Bruce Babin, appointed recently following the resignation of Jeff Wren, who had coached the team for two years. Read More
    On Oct. 13, 2000, the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux were in Orono for a two-game set against the University of Maine. With Black Bear coach Shawn Walsh away in California getting treatment for kidney cancer, which would claim his life… Read More
        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.   … Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine Black Bears were the fourth-highest scoring team in the nation a year ago (3.67 goals per game). That average was helped by 11 goals in their last two Hockey East Tournament games. The Bears picked up where they left off… Read More
    MAINE vs. NO. 3 MERCYHURST Time, site: Saturday, Sunday, 1 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono Records: Maine 2-0, Mercyhurst 2-0 Series, last meeting: Mercyhurst leads 2-0 Key players : Maine — C Brittany Dougherty (2 goals,… Read More
    Winning is the best way to develop confidence within a football team. The University of Maine and Maine Maritime Academy of Castine both look to build on last weekend’s victories heading into important conference contests Saturday afternoon. Maine Black Bears (2-3) at… Read More
    ORONO — The University of Maine men’s hockey team far exceeded expectations a year ago by finishing in a third-place tie in Hockey East after being picked eighth in the preseason coaches poll. But the Black Bears fell a goal short… Read More