College sports

UMaine Black Bear Sigi Koizar (left) makes her way around Purdue Boilermaker Ae'Rianna Harris during a game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in November 2016.

Former UMaine stars nominated for top America East honor

on May 17, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
Former University of Maine women’s basketball star Sigi Koizar and Black Bears running standout Jesse Orach have been nominated for the America East Conference’s most prestigious award.

6-run eighth inning lifts Boston College past UMaine baseball

on May 16, 2017, at 9:04 p.m.
University of Maine's Hernen Sardinas connects with a pitch during a  game at Mahaney Diamond in Orono on April 8.

UMaine baseball team showing positive signs down the stretch

By Larry Mahoney on May 16, 2017, at 5:13 p.m.
With the America East Tournament looming on the horizon, University of Maine interim baseball coach Nick Derba is seeing some positive signs.

Eastern Maine standouts commit to Husson women’s basketball

on May 16, 2017, at 3:09 p.m.
Rhode Island assistant basketball coach Cindy Blodgett talks some of her players during their game in Kingston, R.I. in a 2012 file photo.

Former UMaine star earns coaching promotion at Boston University

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 15, 2017, at 3:16 p.m.
“She is a proven winner and an asset at every level and in every capacity in her career.”
Maine Black Bears head coach Bob Walsh

‘This is the reality now:’ UMaine basketball teams at epicenter of transfer trend

By Ernie Clark on May 14, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
“You only get four years of eligibility in college and if you’re not getting that opportunity I can certainly understand why they would want to go to a program where they could play.”

UMaine baseball finishes off sweep of UMass Lowell

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 13, 2017, at 11:22 p.m.
University of Maine shortstop Jeremy Pena.

Pena leads UMaine baseball team to sweep of UMass Lowell

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 12, 2017, at 8:07 p.m.
The Black Bears used a seventh-inning rally powered by Jeremy Pena to defeat UMass Lowell 5-4 in the second game of the twinbill at Mahaney Diamond in Orono.

Husson men land Florida junior college guard

on May 12, 2017, at 4:04 p.m.

UMaine softball team edges Binghamton to reach league title round

By Larry Mahoney on May 12, 2017, at 4:03 p.m.
UAlbany beat UMaine 8-2 in a winners’ bracket game at the America East tournament at Binghamton University in Vestal, New York.
Maine coach John Winkin

NEIBA to enshrine Winkin, Butterfield in hall of fame

on May 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
University of Maine baseball coaches John Winkin and Jack Butterfield have been selected for induction into the inaugural class of the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association Hall of Fame.

UMaine lands North Carolina point guard

By Ernie Clark on May 12, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Trae Bryant, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Wilmington, North Carolina, by way of Cape Fear Community College, announced his verbal commitment to transfer to the University of Maine via Twitter.

Maine, UMass Lowell series moved up to Friday

on May 11, 2017, at 8:54 p.m.

UMaine softball team opens America East tourney with victory over Hartford

By Larry Mahoney on May 11, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
Sophomore right fielder Meghan Royle drove in a career-high five runs with a triple and a double as No. 2 University of Maine beat No. 6 Hartford 9-1 in five innings Thursday.
UMaine has submitted a bid to host next year's America East baseball tournament at Mahaney Diamond in Orono.

UMaine submits bid to host 2018 America East baseball tourney

By Larry Mahoney on May 11, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
UMaine previously hosted NCAA Northeast Regionals during their heyday under legendary coach John Winkin, who led them to five College World Series appearances during a six-year span from 1981-1986.

UMaine softball team draws bottom seed in league tourney

on May 10, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
University of Maine's Wes Myers (right) drives the lane past University of New Hampshire's Jaleen Smith at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor in January.

UMaine basketball player who broke teammate’s jaw won’t return to team

By Ernie Clark on May 10, 2017, at 3:32 p.m.
The offseason saga “As the Roster Turns” with the University of Maine men’s basketball has taken some new turns.
University of Maine's Erin Bogdanovich pitches at Kessock Field in Orono in 2016.

UMaine softball team confident for tourney despite suspensions, injuries

By Larry Mahoney on May 10, 2017, at 1:30 a.m.
The UMaine softball team is going to have to overcome some adversity if it is going to defend its America East championship.
Graduate student Max Staver of the University of Maine throws a pass during Saturday's Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage held at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

Cole Scrimmage key test run for UMaine football’s game in Portland

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2017, at 2 a.m.
“It was nice (to play here). It brought (back memories) of the state championship.”
Chris Mulumba Tshimanga

UMaine linebacker selected in CFL draft

By Larry Mahoney on May 09, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Former University of Maine linebacker and Montreal native Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga was drafted in the third round by the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos.