Georgia Southern on UMaine football schedule in 2019

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:05 p.m.
The University of Maine will travel to Georgia Southern for a game on Sept. 7, 2019. It will be the Eagles’ home opener after visiting Louisiana State University the previous weekend.
Former University of Maine star defensive end Trevor Bates (right), pictured in September 2015, recently celebrated a Super Bowl victory as a practice player for the NFL's New England Patriots. Bates on Tuesday was signed to a future contract by the organization.

Patriots sign Westbrook native, former UMaine football star to future contract

By Ryan McLaughlin on Feb. 07, 2017, at 7:26 p.m.

Tomlinson, Jerry Jones lead 2017 Hall of Fame class

By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange on Feb. 06, 2017, at 6:51 p.m.
Old photos of Harold "Thomas" Fickett from the trifolds for his memorial service in August 2016 can be seen recently in Clifton.

Family honors son’s memory at Super Bowl party, but football still missing

By Ernie Clark on Feb. 06, 2017, at 4:28 p.m.
“The emotions at the end were tough, people were in tears because Tom was just an absolutely diehard fan, and it was almost like without his help we wouldn’t have won that game.”
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with owner Robert Kraft after defeating the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium.

Brady thought jersey was stolen postgame

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 06, 2017, at 8:48 a.m.
Robert Kraft replied, jokingly, “You’d better look online.”
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi trophy as interviewer Terry Bradshaw approaches after the Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons to win Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017.

Deflategate ended with Super Bowl LI and Roger Goodell heard the boos to prove it

By Cindy Boren, Washington Post on Feb. 06, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
It was the moment everyone had anticipated since the moment Tom Brady gave up the legal fight over his four-game Deflategate suspension.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by the Atlanta Falcons during Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

8 numbers that show just how crazy Patriots’ comeback in Super Bowl LI really was

By Neil Greenberg, Washington Post on Feb. 06, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (celebrates after beating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday night.

Pats cap biggest Super Bowl comeback with OT win

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 05, 2017, at 10:47 p.m.
General overall view of New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons helmets and NFL Wilson official Duke Super Bowl LI logo football at NRG Stadium.

How the Super Bowl evolved from gridiron showdown to entertainment extravaganza

By Peter Hopsicker and Mark Dyreson, The Conversation on Feb. 05, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Perhaps it’s because the game itself has never been all that exciting, with the outcome rarely a close call.
Chris Fickett Sr. (right) kisses the hair of Chris Jr. (center), his youngest son, as he and mother Tina Fickett greet the approaching family dog as the family gathered in front of the urn of their son and brother Harold "Thomas" Fickett to show off his old football jersey from John Bapst High School on Thursday in Clifton.

Patriots, fans rally behind family in wake of son’s death, stolen autographed football

By Pete Warner on Feb. 03, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.
Upon hearing about the situation, folks in the New England Patriots organization sprang into action. Patriots Community Relations Coordinator Julie Redwine, who said the story touched the Kraft family (the team owners) and the organization, reached out in the hope of contacting the Ficketts.
A general overall view of NRG Stadium prior to Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

Super Bowl LI GameScout: Patriots vs. Falcons

By Bucky Dent, The Sports Xchange on Feb. 03, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
Super Bowl LI starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at NRG Stadium in Houston. It will be televised on FOX with announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews.
Michael Laverriere of Thornton Academy in Saco is among the players who have committed to the University of Maine football program on Wednesday, the first day of the National Letter of Intent signing period.

UMaine football adds place-kicker among 15-member recruiting class

By Larry Mahoney on Feb. 01, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
Brewer's Austin Lufkin (left) runs up to sack Lawrence's Braden Ballard during their Class B North quarterfinal at Doyle Field in Brewer in this October 2015 file photo.

Record-setting Brewer High thrower set to accept Wofford football scholarship offer

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 31, 2017, at 8:34 p.m.
These are special times for Austin Lufkin.
Austin Lufkin of Brewer High School on Saturday was presented with the Frank J. Gaziano Memorial Defensive Lineman of the Year Award.

Lufkin, Bartholomew win lineman awards

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 28, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.

This is the MPA’s proposed high school football alignment for 2017-2018

on Jan. 27, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) stops the Detroits Lions' Matthew Mulligan for a two-yard loss in the NFC Wild Card Playoff on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Centurylink Field in Seattle.

Former UMaine standout donates Super Bowl tickets to charity raffle

on Jan. 27, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
The “Big Game” Raffle includes a trip for two to Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas on Feb. 5.

UMaine football receives commitment from Deering defensive tackle

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 25, 2017, at 3:48 p.m.
Raffaele Salamone had a remarkable senior campaign while anchoring Deering High School’s defensive line.

Ryan, Jones lead Falcons to rout of Packers in NFC final

By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange on Jan. 22, 2017, at 8:17 p.m.
Max Staver

Former Florida Gators quarterback among three UMaine football transfers

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 20, 2017, at 5:41 p.m.
The University of Maine football team has added three transfers for the 2017 season, including a quarterback who spent time at the University of Florida, the school announced Friday.

Adrian Peterson considers options: Texans, Giants, Bucs

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 19, 2017, at 6:57 p.m.
Seven-time Pro Bowl running back Adrian Peterson revealed three teams he’d consider in free agency should he not return to the Minnesota Vikings next season.