College sports

University of Maine tailback Joe Fitzpatrick poses for a photo during media day at the Alfond Stadium in Orono, Aug. 10, 2016.

Former Cheverus star tailback seeks more playing time at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Joe Fitzpatrick expected to redshirt last fall during his first season with the University of Maine’s football team. But when injuries mounted to Black Bear tailbacks, North Yarmouth’s Fitzpatrick was called into action.
Old Town's Andre Miller (left) avoids a tackle by a Foxcroft Academy player during their football game on Sept. 25, 2015, in Old Town.

Old Town football star to play at Husson

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 12, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.
One of the state’s more prolific high school football wide receivers of recent vintage has found a collegiate home.

UMaine women’s basketball team lands shooting guard

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 11, 2016, at 4:10 p.m.
Shooting guard Kelly Fogarty from Walpole, Massachusetts, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine beginning in the fall of 2017.
Boston University's Brandon Hickey (left) tries to steal the puck from University of Maine's Brian Morgan during their hockey game at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

Five luxury boxes to be transformed into lounge at UMaine’s Alfond Arena

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
“We are trying to create a more entertaining in-game experience for the fans for this year and in future years.”

Ex-UMaine football coordinator named to Colby staff

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 6:37 p.m.
Kevin Bourgoin, who began his career at Colby College, is returning to the Mayflower Hill campus as an assistant coach.

Daughter to follow in father’s footsteps as UMaine hockey player

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
Ray Jacques, who led the University of Maine men’s hockey team in scoring in two of his four seasons in Orono, will be making his way back to Orono on a regular basis with wife Michelle the next four years. That’s because Jacques’ daughter, Jessica, will be playing for the …
Student-athletes from Europe playing for the University of Maine women's soccer team this season include (front, from left): Vivien Bell of Germany and Kate Evans of England; and (back, from left): Beate Naglestad of Norway, Annalena Kriebisch of Germany and Riin Emajoe of Estonia.

UMaine women’s soccer team has European flair this season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
The University of Maine women’s soccer team will have a new look this season.
University of Maine football player Max Andrews.

Former John Bapst football standout adapting to new position at UMaine

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10:05 a.m.
Former John Bapst High School of Bangor standout Max Andrews is adapting to a new position on the University of Maine football team.
University of Maine quarterbacks Dan Collins (left) and Drew Belcher

Quarterback battle heating up with UMaine football opener looming

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
Dan Collins and Drew Belcher are both seasoned veterans but still have something to prove as they vie for the starting position for the third-straight season.
Len MacPhee

UMaine at Farmington to dedicate court to legendary coach

on Aug. 05, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
The basketball court at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Dearborn Gymnasium will be named Len MacPhee Court.
Green Bay Packers tight end Justin Perillo (80) blocks safety Marwin Evans (25) during the training camp at St. Norbert College in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on July 28.

UMaine product boosts stock as Packers tight end

By Pete Warner on Aug. 05, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
This summer, Justin Perillo, a 6-foot-3, 250-pound tight end from Wilmington, Delaware, has had more of a presence with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

UMaine football brings in three new assistant coaches

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
First-year head coach Joe Harasymiak has welcomed in Brian Picucci, Alvah Hansbro and Josh Heinrich.
Eddie Mathews

Maine players to kick off season on Husson women’s soccer team

on Aug. 03, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
The Husson University women’s soccer team will receive a boost this season from homegrown talent as five of the seven incoming freshmen are from Maine.
University of Maine football player Trevor Bates runs a drill for NFL scouts during "Pro Day" on March 21 in Mahaney Dome in Orono.

Mainer makes mad rush to garner Colts linebacker spot

By Pete Warner on Aug. 03, 2016, at 11:24 a.m.
The Indianapolis Colts are barely a week into their full training camp, but it is already apparent that a former University of Maine star could have a future with the NFL franchise.
Patrick Ricard

UMaine senior receives preseason FCS football All-America nod

By Pete Warner on Aug. 01, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.
If there was any doubt that the college football season is almost here, look no further than Monday’s announcement of the STATS Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-America Team. Among the 99 players recognized is one from the University of Maine, defensive lineman Patrick Ricard. Ricard, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound senior from …
University of Maine women’'s basketball assistant coach Jhasmin Player.

Former assistant coach returning to UMaine women’s basketball

on July 29, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.
Former University of Maine women’s basketball assistant coach Jhasmin Player is returning to the staff, head coach Richard Barron announced Friday.
Oliver Herner

UMaine men’s hockey adds Hungarian national team defenseman

By Larry Mahoney on July 29, 2016, at 11:43 a.m.
Oliver Herner, who played for Hungary in the World Under-20 Division II Tournament, has verbally committed to play at Maine this season.

CAA preseason poll picks UMaine football to finish ninth

By Larry Mahoney on July 26, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
University of Maine’s Pat Ricard said he was honored to be selected to the Colonial Athletic Association’s preseason all-conference team at the league’s media day on Tuesday in Baltimore but he also knows it doesn’t mean much.
Maine Maritime Academy soccer player Christopher Gilman (right) has been named the North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year.

League names MMA soccer player man of the year

on July 26, 2016, at 5:45 p.m.
Maine Maritime Academy men’s soccer player Christopher Gilman of Old Town has been selected as the North Atlantic Conference Man of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. A two-year captain of the Mariner soccer team in Castine, Gilman will be presented the award at a to-be-determined date during the 2016-17 …
Colgate University's Hunter Racine (center) tries to get a shot past the University of Maine's Rob McGovern (right) while Eric Schurhamer puts high pressure on during their hockey match at Alfond Arena in Orono in this January 2016 file photo.

NCAA puts proposed hockey overtime format change on hold

on July 20, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
UMaine coach Red Gendron said in June that he was opposed to the implementation of the four-on-four overtime proposal.

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