College sports

A sign encouraging University of Maine fans to purchase season memberships for the Black Bear men's hockey team is placed in a traffic island in downtown Bangor not far from City Hall.

University of Maine athletics probes Bangor for season ticket-holders

By Larry Mahoney on June 22, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Beginning three weeks ago, the University of Maine has posted 100 signs in Bangor, Old Town and Orono urging locals to purchase season tickets for football and men’s hockey games.
Peter Kemble, pictured during Bangor High School's Class A North quarterfinal victory over Hampden Academy on June 8, will play this summer in the South Florida Collegiate League in preparation for his freshman season at the University of Maine. 
Ashley L. Conti | BDN

Bangor baseball ace to hone pitching skills in Florida

By Ernie Clark on June 21, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.

UMaine women’s basketball team lands center from Florida

By Larry Mahoney on June 21, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Gary Zane (left) of Unity is presented with a plaque recognizing his induction into the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Legacy Hall of Fame recently in Norfolk, Virginia. Zane spent 30 years as a coach and administrator at Unity College.

Longtime Unity College athletic administrator inducted into hall of fame

By Pete Warner on June 15, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
Former University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins, pictured during a game in November 2016, has signed a contract with the Canadian Football League's Ottawa Redblacks.
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Former UMaine quarterback signs with defending Grey Cup champions

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
The University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron.

UMaine coach plagued by medical mystery finally gets answers

By Larry Mahoney on June 14, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“There was a small hole, the size of a pin, right below the brain. It is rare and has only been diagnosed for 20 years,” said Richard Barron, who will soon undergo a craniotomy to repair the hole.
University of Maine's Vincent Eze (right) dunks on Stony Brook's Jakub Petras during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

America East eliminates men’s basketball tourney play-in game

By Ernie Clark on June 08, 2017, at 3:51 p.m.
“We all looked at it as what’s best for the league,” said UMaine coach Bob Walsh. “I think the initial response as a coach is, ‘I don’t want there to be a chance that I don’t make the league tournament because then that’s a disaster.'”
The University of Maine has been selected to host the 2018 America East Baseball Championship at Mahaney Diamond in Orono. The six-team, double-elimination even will be held May 23-26, 2018.

UMaine chosen to host 2018 America East baseball tournament

By Larry Mahoney on June 08, 2017, at 3:19 p.m.
UMaine's Naira Caceres during a game against Hartford at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

Former UMaine basketball players land at higher-level programs

By Larry Mahoney on June 08, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
Jarrod Chase (second left) of George Stevens Academy is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game-winning shot in the Class C state championship game in March at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Chase has committed to attend Husson University in Bangor.

Husson men’s basketball adds GSA state-game hero

on June 07, 2017, at 2:14 p.m.
Husson University of Bangor hopes to take the next step in the evolution of its football program when it joins the Commonwealth Coast Football conference starting with the 2019 season.

Husson football to join new conference

By Larry Mahoney on June 05, 2017, at 2:33 p.m.
Former University of Maine head football coach Jack Cosgrove (center), now the school's senior associate director of athletics, is chairing the search committee for a new head baseball coach at UMaine.

Search committee hopes to name UMaine baseball coach within two weeks

By Larry Mahoney on June 04, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.

Family provides $8.3 million naming gift for Colby basketball arena

on June 02, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.

Bates coach named NEILA Man of the Year

on June 01, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.

UNE athletic administrator to step down

on May 31, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
Jack McDonald, who has served as athletic director at the University of New England since 2015, will step down effective Sept. 1, the school announced Wednesday.
Carsyn Koch, right, won Saturday's 800-meter final at the NCAA Div. II Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Bradenton, Fla. Koch is a 2014 graduate of Washburn District High School and just finished her junior year at Cedarville University in Ohio.

Washburn graduate captures second straight national title

on May 29, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
Cody Pasic of the University of Maine celebrates after hitting a double during Saturday's game against Binghamton at the America East tournament in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Black Bears won 8-3.  
Brandon Poli | UMaine athletics

UMBC outlasts UMaine to win America East baseball crown

By Larry Mahoney on May 27, 2017, at 8:25 p.m.
University of Maine pitcher Nick Silva led the Black Bears to a 3-0 victory over Stony Brook in the America East Tourney on Friday night.

UMaine blanks Stony Brook to stay alive in America East Tourney

By Larry Mahoney on May 26, 2017, at 10:43 p.m.
University of Maine assistant men's hockey coach Alfie Michaud.

Michaud looking forward to challenge as full-time UMaine hockey assistant

By Larry Mahoney on May 26, 2017, at 5:58 p.m.
The former University of Maine goalie led the Black Bears to their second and last NCAA championship in 1998-99, being named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

Rain wipes out America East baseball tournament

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 25, 2017, at 6:33 p.m.
The Bears will meet the loser of Friday’s first game between No. 3 Stony Brook and third-ranked Maryland-Baltimore County, scheduled for 11 a.m.