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Husson football team shuts out Alfred State; MMA falls to MIT

on Sept. 24, 2016, at 9:24 p.m.
BANGOR | Obie Christmas rushed for two touchdowns and John Smith compiled 153 yards on the ground as Husson University used a balanced attack to defeat Alfred State 35-0 at the Winkin Complex on Saturday. The 2-1 Eagles raced out to a 28-0 lead at halftime and did not …
University of Maine's Darian Davis-Ray runs up field past James Madison during their football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono Saturday.

James Madison wears down mistake-prone UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 24, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
ORONO, Maine —- In a close game, the team more used to winning is the one that finds ways to make pivotal plays down the stretch. That was the case at Alfond Stadium on Saturday afternoon as 11th-ranked James Madison University converted two interceptions into long touchdown runs by the …

TV, radio schedule for Sept 24-25, 2016

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
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Wide receiver Micah Wright, pictured making a diving catch during a game in 2015, returns to action after a two-game suspension as the University of Maine faces James Madison University on Saturday at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Suspended wideout returns as UMaine hosts James Madison

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
A well-rested University of Maine football team welcomes top receiver Micah Wright back into its lineup.
Football quarterback Jake Eaton is among six people who will be inducted into the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 30 in Orono.

College briefs: UMaine Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Tickets for the University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet are now on sale.

BDN Football Forecast, Week 4 predictions

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Here are the picks of the Bangor Daily News staff and guests for the fourth week of the Football Forecast.
Darius Greene (middle) of the University of Maine lines up along the line of scrimmage during last Saturday's game at Toledo. The senior nose guard has been a quiet yet powerful presence on the Black Bears' defensive front.

This senior defensive lineman is an unsung hero for UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“He’s everything you would want in a kid. You’d want 90 of them on your team.”

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 23, 2016

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
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Bowdoin College head football coach J.B. Wells addresses the Polar Bears during a game in 2015. Bowdoin opens its 125th gridiron season on Saturday with a NESCAC contest at Middlebury.

Bowdoin set to open 125th football season

By Jim Caton, Bowdoin College athletics on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:51 p.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College football team will open its 125th season on Saturday when they travel to Vermont to battle Middlebury College. The Polar Bears are entering their second season under head coach JB Wells, who steered the team to a 2-6 record in his first year at …
Alyson Matteau is pictured playing for the University of Maine women's hockey team during the 2015-2016 season. The Quebec native is continuing a family tradition of excellence on the ice. Her father is former National Hockey League standout Stephane Matteau and her brother Stefan plays for the Montreal Canadiens.

UMaine hockey defenseman skating out of NHL father’s shadow, forging own identity

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 22, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“She is a big, strong defenseman who influences a game. She’s aggressive. She is a difference-maker.”
Former longtime University of Maine-Farmington coach and teacher Len MacPhee unveils the newly painted basketball court at Dearborn Gym that has been named Len MacPhee Court in his honor. A ceremony was held at the facility last Friday.

UMaine-Farmington dedicates court to longtime coach

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
The University of Maine-Farmington athletic department on Friday dedicated its nearly renovated basketball court at Dearborn Gymnasium to legendary coach Len MacPhee.
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The University of Maine football team plays its home opener at Alfond Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Black Bears football is an unrivaled experience for Maine sports fans.

UMaine football an unrivaled experience for Maine sports fans

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
There is no sporting event in Maine that rivals the atmosphere of a University of Maine football game. Outside Morse Field at Alfond Stadium, fans gather in the tailgating lots waiting to sample the variety of grilled meats, sandwiches and other goodies they have brought from home and to talk …
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UMaine cross-country senior continues torrid pace

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 19, 2016, at 3:01 p.m.
University of Maine senior Jesse Orach continued his blazing start to the cross-country season.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade competes for the University of North Carolina in this photo. The former Messalonskee High School star made a rare competitive return to Maine on Sunday when the top-ranked Tar Heels played the University of Maine in Orono.

Maine Majestix alumnae enjoy rare head-to-head competition

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 19, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
It was a Maine Majestix field hockey club reunion of sorts on Sunday when the University of North Carolina played the University of Maine.

National power edges UMaine field hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 18, 2016, at 6:03 p.m.
The University of Maine field hockey team turned in an impressive performance against perennial powerhouse the University of North Carolina in front of a crowd estimated at 657 Sunday morning but the talented Tar Heels emerged with a hard-fought and deserved 3-1 triumph.
Nicole Langlois of Washington, D.C., was a varsity swimmer at the University of Maine prior to graduating in 2013. She competed despite suffering from breast cancer. Langlois died on Thursday at age 26.

Former UMaine athlete succumbs to cancer

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 17, 2016, at 7:47 p.m.
A former University of Maine swimmer lost a long battle with breast cancer on Thursday, the school announced Saturday.
Kristy Bernatchez of Belgrade competes for the University of North Carolina in this photo. The former Messalonskee High School star will make a rare competitive return to Maine on Sunday when the top-ranked Tar Heels play the University of Maine in Orono.

Senior for powerhouse North Carolina excited for ‘home’ game at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 17, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“This will be good for field hockey in Maine,” said Kristy Bernatchez, who is anxious to see her friends on the Maine team.

Junior’s four touchdowns help power Husson past Dean College

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 16, 2016, at 10:02 p.m.
The junior tailback from Fayetteville, Georgia, tallied 280 yards on 39 carries and four touchdowns.

BDN Football Forecast: Week 3 prognostications

on Sept. 16, 2016, at 12:27 p.m.
Here are this week’s staff and guest predictions for Week 3 of the BDN Football Forecast.  
Husson's John Smith (right) runs past Castleton during their football game at Husson in Bangor in this October 2015 file photo.

Husson football seeks first win of season in rare Friday night game

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 15, 2016, at 4:44 p.m.
Bangor’s Husson University and Castine’s Maine Maritime Academy will look to bounce back from close losses two weeks ago.
 

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