Athletics

June 15, 2020

Former Maine Hockey Player Reflects on Racial Injustice

Black Bear hockey legend Alfie Michaud ’00 was the subject of a recent feature in National Post, Canada’s fourth-largest newspaper, about the racist slurs and treatment he received in Canada as an Indigenous citizen and athlete.  The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other recent incidents of racial injustice prompted UMaine assistant hockey coach…

June 9, 2020

UMaine Football Images Goes Viral

The action shot of UMaine #69 offensive lineman Liam Dobson has people talking, even though football season is months away. Maine Football tweeted that the image was a runner-up for this year’s poster design. Not all viewers will have the same gut reaction to the image of the exposed athleticism of the 6-foot, 3-inch, 340-pound…

May 15, 2020

Athletic Director Ken Ralph Featured in Upcoming Alumni Webinar

On May 28 at 11 AM (Eastern Daylight Time) Director of Athletics Ken Ralph will discuss Black Bear sports and address questions from participants in an hour-long zoom session. In March, UMaine student-athletes such as the women’s basketball team and the men’s ice hockey team faced canceled tournaments, and spring sports ended abruptly before they…

April 16, 2020

Men’s Ice Hockey Goalie Signs with the Boston Bruins

Jeremy Swayman, third-year men’s ice hockey goalie, recently signed with the Boston Bruins. Swaymn’s final year at UMaine was a memorable one. He received numerous honors, including the Mike Richter Award, awarded to the top goaltender in NCAA men’s hockey, and was a finalist for the 2020 Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the…

March 13, 2020

More Than 300 Attend Alumni Event at Sox Spring Training

More than 300 Black Bear alumni and guests gathered for the Alumni Association’s annual Red Sox Spring Training game and BBQ on March 5 in Fort Myers, FL. During a pre-game event attendees heard from UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Red Sox Executive Vice President Ron Bumgarner. John Reed ’79, ’91G, president/CEO of Maine Savings,…

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February 11, 2020

Two Students Win Prestigious ‘M’ Club Dean Smith Awards

At the annual Scholar-Athlete Recognition Ceremony 289 student-athletes were honored for their academic success. The ‘M’ Club Dean Smith award, the most prestigious award presented annually to the top male and female student-athletes at UMaine, was presented to Cassandra Mascarenhas of the field hockey team and Mitch Fossier of the men’s ice hockey team.  Click…

January 17, 2020

Homecoming Weekend 2020 Dates Set

The University of Maine’s Homecoming will take place this year October 16th through the 18th. Homecoming Reunion classes include 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. The weekend will feature a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village Tailgate, football game, Maine Marketplace, and more! Save the date!

October 10, 2019

UMaine Basketball Coach featured in Sports Illustrated

UMaine’s Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Edniesha “Eddie” Curry, was the focus of a recent Sports Illustrated magazine feature on the lack of women coaching men’s basketball programs at the college and pro levels. Curry, a former WNBA player and college basketball star, is currently the only full-time female coach of a Division 1 men’s basketball…

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September 17, 2019

UMaine Athletics Offers Special Young Alumni Discount

Young alumni will receive discounted rates on season passes to all four of UMaine’s ticketed sports this year including football, men’s ice hockey, women’s basketball, and men’s basketball. University of Maine athletics, in an effort to keep young alumni engaged with Black Bear Sports after college and beyond, is offering a special 20% discount on…

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August 15, 2019

Athletics Offers Special Young Alumni Discount

Young alumni will receive discounted rates on season passes for all four of UMaine’s ticketed sports this year including football, men’s ice hockey, women’s basketball, and men’s baseball. University of Maine athletics, in an effort to keep young alumni engaged with Black Bear Sports after college and beyond, is offering a special 20% discount on…

August 15, 2019

2019 Sports Hall of Fame Class Includes Seven Individuals and a Team

The UMaine Sports Hall of Fame will induct 7 individuals and a team this fall, adding athletes from men’s soccer, cross country, football, women’s soccer, field hockey, track & field, and baseball. This year’s Hall of Famers were selected by the M Club and approved by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Athletic Director Ken Ralph. The…