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UMaine men’s basketball assistant coach leaving for Army

on Sept. 09, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
A University of Maine men’s basketball assistant coach is leaving coach Bob Walsh’s staff.
University of Maine quarterback Dan Collins (left) throws a pass against the University of Connecticut Huskies in the second quarter of their football game on Sept. 1 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Accountability key for UMaine football team to knock off FBS foe

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 09, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
“It’s going to be a huge game. They’re a great program with a lot of great players.”
University of Maine's Najee Goode (left) goes through a drill during practice Friday at Alfond Stadium in Orono in this August 2015 file photo.

Hard-nosed, hardworking UMaine cornerback hungry to make big plays

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 09, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“He really loves the game, and he works hard at everything he does, which makes him the player that he is.”
Rob McGovern (right) of the University of Maine, pictured during a game in 2015, hopes to earn the starting job in goal this season for the Black Bears. He is competing with Matt Morris and Stephen Mundinger.

Can one of these 3 backstop a return to respectability for UMaine hockey?

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 08, 2016, at 7 a.m.
Red Gendron feels Matt Morris and Rob McGovern, along with newcomer Stephen Mundinger, will supply solid goaltending this season.
Patrick Leonard

Special teams of concern as UMaine football faces second FBS foe

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 07, 2016, at 12:59 p.m.
With the 24-21 loss to the University of Connecticut in the rearview mirror, the University of Maine football team will look ahead to an even more formidable Football Bowl Division team: Mid-American Conference power Toledo.
University of Maine wide receiver Jaleel Reed heads up the field after making a catch against the University of Connecticut during Thursday night's game in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Former high school quarterback has breakthrough game as UMaine wide receiver

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 06, 2016, at 5:40 p.m.
“My goal was to become a starter. The opportunity came. I got my feet wet with my first catch, and I was ready to go after that.”
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Jesse Labreck, a former University of Maine track and field heptathlete, clears a hurdle in May 2013 at UMaine.

Oakland native eliminated from ‘American Ninja Warrior’

By Ryan McLaughlin on Sept. 06, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
Even though she didn’t make it through Stage 1 of the TV show “American Ninja Warrior” Las Vegas finals, a Maine native made history in getting there.
Green Bay Packers tight end Justin Perillo (left) runs for 18 yards on a reception during the first quarter of their game against the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 12 at Lambeau Field.

Two former UMaine standouts earn spots with NFL teams

on Sept. 05, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
Former University of Maine football standouts Justin Perillo and Trevor Bates have earned spots with NFL teams. Bates, a seventh-round pick in May, was cut by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday but was named to their practice squad on Sunday, and Perillo has kept his spot on the Green Bay …
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Dakota Tarbox (left) of the University of Maine grapples with a University of Connecticut lineman during Thursday night's football season opener in East Hartford, Connecticut.

UMaine football team shows real promise in debut under new coach

By Pete Warner on Sept. 02, 2016, at 3:28 p.m.
Coach Joe Harasymiak demonstrated that the Black Bears have bought into the philosophies implemented by the staff.
Freshman tailback Josh Mack of the University of Maine stretches to get the ball over the goal line after catching a pass from Dan Collins during Thursday night's football opener at East Hartford, Connecticut.

Field goal in final seconds lifts UConn by UMaine

on Sept. 01, 2016, at 10:47 p.m.
Joe Harasymiak’s debut as a college football head coach demonstrated that he’s ready for the challenge — and that his team might be better than some may have thought. The University of Maine nonetheless experienced an excruciating season-opening loss on Thursday night. Bobby Puyol booted a 37-yard field goal with …
University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak talks to the players after practice on Aug. 8 in Orono.

New coaching era begins as UMaine football team opens at UConn

By Pete Warner on Aug. 31, 2016, at 5:24 p.m.
UMaine hopes to beat a UConn squad that competes at the Football Bowl Subdivision level as a member of the American Athletic Conference.
Micah Wright (right) of the University of Maine catches a pass in front of Stony Brook's Travon Reid-Segure during the CAA football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono in this October 2015 file photo.

Two UMaine football starters suspended

By Pete Warner on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:12 p.m.
The University of Maine football team will be without its leading receiver for the first two games of the 2016 season.

University of Maine 2016 football schedule

on Aug. 28, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
Sept. 1 — at UConn, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 — at Toledo, 7 p.m. Sept. 24 — James Madison, noon Oct. 1 — Bryant, 3:30 p.m.Story continues below advertisement. Oct. 8 — at Delaware, 3:30 p.m. Oct. 15 — Albany, noon Oct. 22 — at Rhode Island, noon Oct. 29 …
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University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak talks to the players after practice on Aug. 8 in Orono. Maine opens Sept. 1 at the University of Connecticut.

UMaine football needs productive offense for successful season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:54 a.m.
Maine’s predictable offense and inability to make plays in clutch situations last season resulted in the team’s poor rankings in many categories.
University of Maine's Danielle Aviani (right) moves the ball around Providence's Madison Deeds during their season opener field hockey game on Friday in Orono.

UMaine erupts early to upend Providence in field hockey opener

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 26, 2016, at 7:15 p.m.
The Black Bears, ranked 21st in the country in a National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association preseason poll, scored four times in the first 13:31.
Micah Wright (right) of the University of Maine catches a pass in front of Stony Brook's Travon Reid-Segure during their CAA football game at Alfond Stadium in Orono in this October 2015 file photo.

Video reviews to be used at UMaine football games this season

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 25, 2016, at 6:41 p.m.
There will be three people in the press box who will be involved in the replay process.

UMaine men’s hockey team lands point-producing center

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 24, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
Harrison Roy, who was the leading scorer for the Boston Bandits 16-Under team in the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League this past season, has verbally committed to attend the University of Maine. The 16-year-old center had 75 points in 55 games, according to Bandits coach Mark Jones. Roy will attend …

UMaine men’s basketball has 4 NCAA tourney teams on nonconference schedule

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 23, 2016, at 8:36 p.m.
UMaine, which was 8-22, will play Duke on Dec. 3.
University of Maine football head coach Joe Harasymiak

Offense improved in UMaine football’s second scrimmage

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.
“Overall, it was nice to see the offense come together. It was probably their best day so far.”
Univeristy of Maine running backs Nigel Beckford (left) and Josh Mack, here after Sunday's scrimmage at Alfond Stadium in Orono, hope to give their team's ground game a boost this season.

Veteran, rookie hope to cover lots of ground in UMaine football running game

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 22, 2016, at 6:11 p.m.
“All of our running backs put on a great display of what we can do in the run game.”