Athletics

May 16, 2022

Homecoming 2022 Date Set

Homecoming is October 14-16. Save the dates and plan to return to Orono for football, friends, food, and festivities! Come cheer on the Black Bears when they take on the Monmouth Hawks at 1:00 on Saturday, and participate in other campus activities. Plans are underway, so watch for updates.

April 14, 2022

Black Bear Alumnus Markwood ’05 Returns to UMaine

Chris Markwood ’05 has been named the UMaine men’s basketball team’s new head coach.  Coach Markwood was captain of the Black Bears during his student days, and coached at UMaine from 2006-2011. For the past 16 seasons, he was an assistant coach at schools in the Northeast. Most recently he was assistant coach at Boston…

February 10, 2022

Red Sox Spring Training Game Set for March

On March 3rd, Black Bears will gather at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, FL, for a Red Sox Spring training game and a pre-game barbecue. Reconnect with fellow Black Bears, hear from President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, and cheer on the Red Sox as they play the Atlanta Braves. More information and ticket purchase is available here.

February 10, 2022

Several Black Bears Competing in Beijing Winter Olympics

Eight Black Bears are competing in the Olympics in Beijing this month. Two current members of UMaine’s women’s ice hockey team, junior Amalie Andersen ’23 and Rahel Enzler, a sophomore, will play for the Danish and Swiss teams, respectively. Other women ice hockey players include recent graduates Tereza Vanisova ’20 and Vendula Pribylova ’20 playing…

January 13, 2022

Meet the 2022 Alumni Achievement Award Winners

A former chief justice, a civil rights advocate, and a physician are among the 2022 Alumni Achievement Award recipients who will be recognized during an awards celebration on May 12.  The Hon. Leigh Ingalls Saufley ‘76 was chosen to receive the Alumni Career Award. Saufley was the first woman to serve as Maine’s Chief Justice…

January 13, 2022

Morse Gift to Support Athletics Facilities for Years to Come

Philip and Susan Keene Morse, both members of the University of Maine’s Class of 1964, have pledged $1 million to support UMaine’s Athletics Facilities Master Plan. The master plan is part of the UMS TRANSFORMS initiative, launched by the Harold Alfond Foundation’s historic gift in 2020. The Morses, who met at the university, have generously…

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December 9, 2021

Corbitt ’05 Oversees People and Culture for the Phoenix Suns

Former UMaine basketball standout Kim Corbitt ’05 holds an essential behind-the-scenes position with the Phoenix Suns. Corbitt became the Phoenix Sun’s Senior Vice President of People and Culture last summer. She oversees all human resource functions for the Suns as well as for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, Phoenix Suns Arena, and all the affiliated entities. …

December 9, 2021

Alum to Serve as Coach for USA Basketball Men’s World Cup 

Jim Boylen ’87 will serve as head coach of the USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team. The team began competing in late November in their efforts to qualify for the 2023 FIBA World Cup. Boylen began coaching after graduating from UMaine, and most recently was head coach of the Chicago Bulls. Read more here.

December 9, 2021

Jordan Stevens ’10 Named New Head Football Coach

UMaine alumnus Jordan Stevens ’10, who served as captain of the Black Bears in 2009, was named the 37th head football coach at UMaine. “We are thrilled Jordan Stevens has accepted our offer to be the next head coach for UMaine Football,” said Director of Athletics Ken Ralph. “He has a proven track record of…

November 12, 2021

Women’s Basketball Team Earns Highest GPA Average in Division

Fans of UMaine women’s basketball have several good reasons to cheer for the team. The players not only score well on the court, but they also closed last year’s season with the highest team grade-point average in women’s college basketball. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association reported that the Maine women’s team’s collective 3.90 GPA was…

November 12, 2021

Service Men and Women Honored at Nov. 6th Football Game

The final home football game of the season, on November 6, was part of UMaine Athletics’ Military Appreciation Series, presented by Dead River Co., to honor service men and women. Military personnel, veterans, and their immediate family members received complimentary tickets to each of the selected games.  University of Maine Veterans Week activities included a…

November 12, 2021

UMaine Diver Beats Cancer

University of Maine diver Riley Clark was diagnosed with testicular cancer in August of 2020. The junior from Prospect, CT, underwent treatment and has since returned to the diving boards to compete at the 2021 America East Championships. Riley details his inspiring journey in this video,  “It’s a good day to have a good day.”