University of Maine Black Bear Sports

 
University of Maine's Danny Evans (right) tries for two past Central Connecticut State University's Tidell Pierre during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor Wednesday.

Central Connecticut handles UMaine men’s basketball team

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 30, 2016, at 9:41 p.m.
The Black Bears had few defensive answers for Central Connecticut’s ball movement, which led to a 33-for-56 shooting night for the Blue Devils, including 10-of-14 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine tries to maneuver around New Hampshire's Elizabeth Belanger the America East quarterfinal at Vestal, New York in March. The Black Bears won 58-47 behind 23 points from Koizar.

UMaine, MMA basketball players nominated for ‘Good Works’ teams

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 30, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
University of Maine women’s basketball standout Sigi Koizar and Maine Maritime Academy’s Brendan Newcomb have been nominated for prestigious basketball teams.
Hermon's Hailey Perry connects with a pitch from Old Town during their softball game at Hermon on June 11.

UMaine announces seven-member softball recruiting class

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 29, 2016, at 6 p.m.
Coach Mike Coutts and the Black Bears announced their recruiting class, which includes two Maine players, that will join the team for the 2017-18 academic year.
UMaine's Tanesha Sutton (left) tries to make her way around Purdue's Ashley Morrisette during their basketball game on Nov. 11 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball team undaunted after theft of belongings

By Pete Warner and Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.
Among the stolen property were backpacks containing their passports and driver’s licenses.
University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove gives instructions during their team scrimmage at Morse Field in Orono in this May 2015 file photo.

Former UMaine football coach to receive prestigious award

By Ryan McLaughlin on Nov. 29, 2016, at 4 p.m.
Jack Cosgrove, who compiled 129 wins at UMaine, will be honored at the New England Football Writers’ annual captains and awards banquet.
University of Maine hockey defenseman Rob Michel spars with a Wildcat from the University of New Hampshire as the two teams duked it out at the Cross Insurance Arena on Dec. 29, 2015, in Portland.

UMaine defenseman flourishes after netting first collegiate goal

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 28, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
“It’s definitely nice to get a couple,” said Rob Michel.
Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine (left) dribbles up the court during a recent game against Purdue. The senior led the Black Bears to a 49-39 victory over Tennessee Chattanooga on Sunday.

UMaine women use tight defense to shut down UT Chattanooga

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

UMaine, UMPI men’s basketball sum

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:57 a.m.

UMaine, Brown men’s hockey sum

on Nov. 27, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
Cedric Lacroix of the University of Maine (left), pictured during a recent game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the Black Bears to a 5-1 victory over Brown at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

Lacroix propels UMaine men’s hockey team past Brown

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 11:16 p.m.
Austin Howard

Junior finds shooting touch as UMaine men handle UMPI

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 26, 2016, at 6:42 p.m.
Vincent Eze (center) of the University of Maine gets fouled as he goes up for a shot during a recent game against Northeastern University in Boston. The redshirt freshman is making the transition to life and college basketball in the U.S. after coming from Nigeria.

A long journey: UMaine freshman from Nigeria still adjusting to life, basketball in United States

By Noah Perkins, Special to the BDN on Nov. 26, 2016, at 7:32 a.m.
It has been a long journey for Vincent Eze: Six years, three high schools, two countries and 6,244 miles. For the 6-foot-8, 230-pound center for the University of Maine, it has felt even longer.
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University of Maine's Sam Becker (left) fights for the puck with Boston College's Colin White at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Nov. 4, 2016.

In Portland, UMaine is finding a fanbase and a future path

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 25, 2016, at 7:59 a.m.
Portland is an important piece of the puzzle for University of Maine athletics, which hopes to engage alumni and showcase its brand to fans of hockey and other sports in the market.

Hampton University upends cold-shooting UMaine women

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Senior guard Sigi Koizar had a game-high 25 points for the Black Bears, including 18 of their 22 points in the second half.

UMaine places nine players on All-CAA football teams

on Nov. 22, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
Patrick Shea

Freshman working hard, making impact for UMaine hockey team

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:59 p.m.
“I seem to be getting minutes now, and hopefully I can keep playing well.”

No. 3 South Carolina jumps out early en route to win over UMaine women

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2016, at 10:43 p.m.
The University of Maine's Jaquan McKennon drives to the basket against LIU Brooklyn during their game in the Steve Wright Classic in Boston on Monday. LIU won 71-66.

LIU hands UMaine men third straight loss

By Sam Perkins, Special to the BDN on Nov. 21, 2016, at 10:39 p.m.
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University of Maine's Josh Mack (right) pushes for yards past New Hampshire's Pop Lacey (center) and Casey DeAndrade during their football game Saturday at Alfond Stadium at the University of Maine in Orono.

UMaine football team has solid season in transition under new coach

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 21, 2016, at 3 p.m.
“This isn’t how we wanted the season to end, but we definitely set the footprint for years to come.”

UMaine women overcome cold shooting night to beat Saint Peter’s

By Larry Mahoney on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:37 p.m.