University of Maine Black Bear Sports

Maine Black Bears head coach Bob Walsh watches his team.

Major conference foes dot 2017-18 UMaine men’s basketball schedule

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 22, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
The Black Bears’ 2017-18 regular-season schedule begins with a nonconference slate that includes opponents from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Big East and three opponents from the Atlantic 10.

UMaine women’s soccer team seeking more goal production this season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2017, at 2:43 p.m.
Goals were hard to come by for the University of Maine women’s soccer team last season.
Chris Ferguson will be the starting quarterback for the Black Bears in their season opener on Aug. 31 at the University of New Hampshire.

Large family helped UMaine quarterback develop competitive nature

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
“We knew he was coming along and he came along maybe a little quicker than we thought.”
Freshman quarterback Chris Ferguson (red shirt) prepares to hand off to running back Nigel Beckford (2) during a scrimmage in Portland, May 8, 2017.

Redshirt freshman wins UMaine starting quarterback job

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 20, 2017, at 9:35 a.m.
Chris Ferguson was named the starter by second-year head coach Joe Harasymiak Saturday morning.
Quinnipiac's K.J. Tiefenwerth (left) looks back at the puck over his shoulder after losing it to University of Maine's Cam Brown during an October 2016 game.

Former UMaine hockey captain signs with ECHL team

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 17, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
The 24-year-old native of Natick, Massachusetts, made his professional debut last spring with the ECHL’s Adirondack Thunder.
University of Maine's Wes Myers (right) tries for two past Central Connecticut State University's Eric Bowles during their basketball game in November 2016.

Former UMaine guard joins South Carolina men’s basketball team

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 17, 2017, at 1:10 a.m.
Former University of Maine guard Wes Myers will play his final season of college basketball next winter at the University of South Carolina.
University of Maine running back Darian Davis-Ray, one of three players suspended for alleged violations of the university code of student conduct, recently was cleared to return to practice for the Black Bears.

Suspension lifted for UMaine football tailback

By Ryan McLaughlin on Aug. 16, 2017, at 3:23 p.m.

‘His upside is awesome:’ Oxford Hills junior pitcher commits to UMaine

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 15, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.

UMaine cornerback looking for stellar sophomore year after impressive freshman campaign

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 12, 2017, at 11:28 a.m.
Manny Patterson was chosen as UMaine’s Defensive Rookie of the Year last season as a true 18-year-old freshman after leading the team with 10 pass breakups.

Aussies, New Zealand native having major impact on UMaine field hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 10, 2017, at 11:27 p.m.
Australians Emily Hindle and Samantha Wagg knew they were coming to an area far different than their native land when they decided to play field hockey at the University of Maine.

UMaine women tied for sixth in America East preseason soccer poll

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 09, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
The UMaine women have begun preseason practice in preparation for their opener at home against LIU-Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.
University of Maine football player Spencer Carey in 2014.

Fairfield native hoping to have memorable senior year for UMaine football team

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 08, 2017, at 7:42 p.m.
Fifth-year senior Spencer Carey will be playing his third position for the Black Bears as he makes the transition from safety to wide receiver to outside linebacker.
The University of Maine held the first of its three scrimmages on Morse Field at Alfond Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Black Bears ran 61 plays with all four quarterbacks seeing action. UMaine will open its season at the University of New Hampshire on Thursday, Aug. 31 in Durham, New Hampshire.

Running backs, wide receivers look good in UMaine’s first football scrimmage

By Ernie Clark on Aug. 07, 2017, at 8:38 p.m.
Nigel Beckford, who led the Black Bears in rushing in 2015 and 2014, rattled off a number of impressive runs as did sophomore Josh Mack, redshirt junior Joe Fitzpatrick and true freshman Ramon Jefferson.

UMaine taking lead in athletic fundraising, reducing need for boosters groups

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2017, at 8:58 p.m.
The Harold Alfond Foundation supplied the university with a $1.5 million three-year award in the fall of 2016.
Alfond Stadium in October 2016.

Black Bear football team unfazed by daunting early schedule

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 04, 2017, at 9:08 a.m.
The players are taking it in stride.
Micah Wright (right) of the University of Maine catches a pass in front of Stony Brook's Travon Reid-Segure at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Three UMaine football players suspended after student complaint

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 03, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
UMaine released a statement saying the school’s Student Conduct Office in the Division of Student Life is conducting an investigation.
The University of Maine's Julie Brosseau (right) takes a shot over University of Massachusetts Lowell's Nicole Hayner in February.

UMaine’s Brosseau helps Team Quebec earn basketball silver at Ivory Coast tournament

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 02, 2017, at 5:15 a.m.
The event was held in the Ivory Coast and 53 countries were involved with more than 2,500 athletes competing.
Graduate student Max Staver of the University of Maine throws a pass during the Jeff Cole Memorial Scrimmage held at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland on May 6.

QB job, kicking game are priorities as UMaine football opens practice

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 01, 2017, at 4:09 p.m.
With the season-opener against New Hampshire on Aug. 31, there are a number of questions that will have to be addressed by the Black Bear coach.

Former UMaine goaltender added to Providence Bruins coaching staff

By Ryan McLaughlin on July 31, 2017, at 4:38 p.m.
Dunham played at UMaine from 1990-93.
Danny Evans of Great Britain drives in for a layup during a game in the FIBA European U20 Division B basketball championships played in Romania. He will be a sophomore at the University of Maine next season.

UMaine guard helps Great Britain earn bronze at European U20 tourney

By Ernie Clark on July 27, 2017, at 2 p.m.