University of Maine Black Bear Sports


Living The Island Life in Orono, Maine

on April 06, 2015, at 10:07 a.m.
Many UMaine students probably aren’t aware that they’re going to college at the only land grant university located on an island. Fill The Stein’s Student Contributor, Griff, drops the knowlege.

Maine, Stony Brook baseball summaries

on April 03, 2015, at 10:06 p.m.
COLLEGE STONY BROOK 5, MAINE 4 (13 inns.) (First Game) Stony Brook 000 010 210 001 3 — 8 20 0 Maine 021 001 000 001 0 — 5 16 2 Honahan, Lee (6), MacEachern (8), Rodliff (9) and Peragine; Courtney, Fullmer (7), Butler (13) and Stypulkowski E: Stypulkowski, Doran; …
Mahaney Diamond in Orono is bathed in sunshine as UMaine and Stony Brook play an America East doubleheader on Friday afternoon.

Stony Brook makes key plays to sweep UMaine in doubleheader

By Pete Warner on April 03, 2015, at 2:10 p.m.
ORONO | Stony Brook has built a reputation as a perennial America East title contender because of its ability to execute in all phases of the game. The Seawolves did just that in sweeping a conference doubleheader from the University of Maine on Friday. Stony Brook made two defensive …
Isabel Hernandez

Italian basketball player excited to broaden horizons at UMaine

By Pete Warner on April 02, 2015, at 4:39 p.m.
Isabel Hernandez grew up in Italy dreaming about learning all the languages of the world. Starting in August, she will be concentrating on her English when she begins her freshman year at the University of Maine. Hernandez, who lives in Rome, recently made a verbal commitment to study and play …

Fill The Steins at Orono Brewing Company

on April 02, 2015, at 3:28 p.m.
Fill The Steins heads to the Orono Brewing Company to sample the latest and greatest on Maine’s craft beer scene.
University of Maine pitcher Alexis Bogdanovich (6-3, 1.57 ERA) will lead the Black Bears this week in their America East series at Albany .

University of Maine softball will be home team for league series at Albany

By Larry Mahoney on April 02, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.
The University of Maine’s softball team won’t be able to play its home openers against Albany this weekend in Orono, so the Black Bears will trek to Albany for the three-game set. Albany is the defending conference champion and went 1-2 in the NCAA Eugene [Oregon] Regional last spring. The …
Freshman pitcher Justin Courtney returns to the starting rotation on Friday for the University of Maine baseball team, which opens a three-game America East series against Stony Brook with a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Mahaney Diamond in Orono.

Stony Brook visits UMaine baseball team in key America East series

on April 02, 2015, at 2:11 p.m.
Baseball MAINE vs. STONY BROOK Time, site: Friday (2), 2 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m.; Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 9-15 (1-2 America East), Stony Brook 10-11 (4-2) Series, last meeting: Stony Brook leads 38-28, SBU 4-1 on 5/22/14 Key players: Maine — 3B Luke Morrill (.419, 1 home run, 14 …

UMaine baseball team re-creates ‘Bull Durham’ movie scene

By Pete Warner on April 02, 2015, at 1:55 p.m.
ORONO | Last week, while the University of Maine baseball team was preparing for its home opener, a group of Black Bears players and coaches got together to recreate a bit of cinematic history. They used Mahaney Diamond to put on their version of the pitcher’s mound conference from …
Sophomore forward Christian Ejiga of the University of Maine (left), pictured during a game last season against Seton Hall, is transferring elsewhere at the end of the semester.

Sophomore forward leaving UMaine men’s basketball team

By Pete Warner on April 01, 2015, at 7:54 p.m.
It’s the time of year when college basketball rosters are undergoing changes. Some players commit to begin their careers, while others cut ties in search of new opportunities. The University of Maine men’s basketball team is saying goodbye to one of its underclassmen, while the Black Bears women’s program has …

See the UMaine basketball shots nominated as America East plays of the year

on March 31, 2015, at 5:39 p.m.
A game-winning shot by the University of Maine’s Zarko Valjarevic has been nominated for the America East Conference’s men’s plays of the year, and a spin move to the basket by Maine’s Sigi Koizar has been nominated as one of the league’s women’s plays of the year. Valjarevic hit a …
University of Maine track standout Jake Leithiser (right) races in this recent photo. He hopes to run under 1 minute, 50 seconds in the 800-meter run during the upcoming outdoor season.

UMaine men’s track team features versatile veterans, promising newcomers

By Sam Bonsey, Special to the BDN on March 30, 2015, at 5:27 p.m.
ORONO | Track and field teams need versatile athletes to be competitive, and the University of Maine men’s team features several for the spring season. Jake Leithiser, a redshirt junior who graduated from Old Town High School in 2011, has already put himself into the record books at UMaine. …
University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech

Q&A with UMaine athletic director Karlton Creech

By Larry Mahoney on March 30, 2015, at 7:33 a.m.
Editor’s note: University of Maine athletic director Karlton Creech met with the BDN’s Larry Mahoney on Saturday to answer questions, some light and some heavy, in a question and answer format. Q: What is the best part about living in Maine and the worst part? A: The best part is …

Bangor pitcher earns first college victory as UMaine baseball splits with Albany

By Pete Warner on March 29, 2015, at 1:05 p.m.
ORONO | Justin Courtney couldn’t remember the last time he pitched in relief. The former Bangor High School ace likely won’t forget the first time he came out of the bullpen for the University of Maine. The freshman right-hander made his Mahaney Diamond debut with 3⅔ strong innings of …
Shane Bussey, University of Maine baseball

UMaine infielder returns from suspension intent on overcoming off-field issues

By Pete Warner on March 28, 2015, at 6:19 a.m.
ORONO | Shane Bussey was a changed man when he returned to the University of Maine campus last August. He had a fresh outlook on his life and his role as a student-athlete, a privilege which he nearly squandered during the previous school year. “I was very excited about …
Holly Stewart

Former UMaine field hockey players relish experience on Canadian national team

By Larry Mahoney on March 27, 2015, at 8:35 p.m.
Holly Stewart decided a year ago that if she wanted to realize her lifelong dream of playing field hockey for Team Canada in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she would have to finish up her University of Maine degree a semester early. That meant taking …
University of Maine senior outfielder Sam Balzano

Home sweet home: UMaine baseball team plays host to Albany

on March 27, 2015, at 8:04 p.m.
MAINE vs. ALBANY Time, site: Sunday (2), 1 p.m., Monday, 2 p.m.; Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 8-14 (0-1 America East), Albany 4-7 (0-0) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 34-27, Maine 7-0 on 5/11/14 Key players: Maine — 1B Brenden Geary (.429, 1 home run, 5 runs batted in), 2B …
Annabelle Wilson

UMaine women’s track team eager for snow to melt, competition to begin

By Sam Bonsey, Special to the BDN on March 27, 2015, at 2:13 p.m.
ORONO | Despite several inches of snow still covering the outdoor track at the University of Maine, the women’s team has found alternative ways to train in preparation for the upcoming track season. After a spring season where the Black Bears finished eighth out of nine teams at the …
Eddie Emerson of Lewiston High School delivers a pitch against Edward Little during a game last season. 

Late-blooming Lewiston left-hander commits to UMaine baseball program

By Pete Warner on March 27, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
Less than a year ago, Eddie Emerson’s best prospects for playing college baseball were at the Division III level. On Wednesday, the former Lewiston High School pitcher made a verbal commitment to accept a partial scholarship from the University of Maine. It will be a welcome homecoming for the 6-foot-3, …

Husson baseball team set to play six games in three days

By Larry Mahoney on March 26, 2015, at 7:46 p.m.
The Husson University Eagles baseball team will play three consecutive North Atlantic Conference doubleheaders at the Winkin Complex beginning Friday. They will be using a portable fence provided by Allan Farm Fence Co. of Hermon because the Winkin Complex still has a few inches of snow on its warning track. …
University of Maine men’s basketball coach Bob Walsh is spending three days in Beirut, where he is the featured speaker at clinics for Lebanese players.

UMaine coach visiting Middle East to speak at basketball clinics

By Pete Warner on March 26, 2015, at 2:26 p.m.
Bob Walsh seldom passes up the opportunity to talk basketball or to promote his men’s program at the University of Maine. Starting Thursday, the Black Bears’ first-year head coach planned to do both — in the Middle East. Walsh is spending three days in Beirut, where he is the featured …
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