Athletics

January 20, 2023

2023 Homecoming Dates Announced

Mark your calendars! Homecoming 2023 will take place October 13-14th and is open to all alumni. Homecoming activities will include campus tours, a “Welcome Home” reception, Alumni Village pre-game tailgate party, the Homecoming football game against Long Island University, and much more. Class Reunion activities will be held for the classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993,…

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December 14, 2022

Killy named UMaine director of athletics

Jude Killy, deputy director of athletics and chief of staff at Miami University, has been named University of Maine director of athletics, effective Jan. 30. Killy has been a member of the Miami University community since 2008. He has been deputy director of athletics and chief of staff since 2018, overseeing the operations of the…

December 12, 2022

Molly Engstrom joins U.S.A. Women’s National Team coaching staff

Orono, Maine – The University of Maine women’s head ice hockey coach Molly Engstrom joins Team U.S.A. in a new role as she was added as an assistant coach for the December Rivalry Series games. Engstrom was a two time Olympian as a player. She competed in the Winter Olympics with Team U.S.A. and won…

November 21, 2022

Jeremy Peña caps brilliant rookie season with World Series MVP

Over the course of one amazing rookie season, Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena has moved beyond his spring training status as Carlos Correa‘s successor. At this point, it might be more accurate to say that Correa, Houston’s longtime All-Star shortstop who departed via free agency this spring, is Pena’s predecessor. Read more here.

September 15, 2022

Homecoming To Be Celebrated Next Month

Don’t miss your chance to join us in Orono for Homecoming 2022 October 14-15. Come cheer on the Black Bears when they take on the Monmouth Hawks at 1:00 on Saturday, and participate in other campus activities. Registration is open and available here.

August 9, 2022

Ralph Named Athletic Director for Southwestern University

University of Maine director of athletics Ken Ralph has been named athletic director at Southwestern University, effective September 15. Ralph will remain at UMaine through August 31. “It has been my honor to represent our students, faculty, staff and alumni in this role for the past four years,” says Ralph. “We have won championships, managed…

August 9, 2022

Registration for Homecoming 2022 Now Open!

Save the date and register now for Homecoming 2022 at UMaine October 14-16, 2022. We hope that you will 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. Registration is…

July 21, 2022

UMaine Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Announced

Six individuals and two teams will join the 220-member University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame this year as part of the Class of 2022. Honorees include Elizabeth Carone ’81, five-time New England swimming champion; Stephen Cooper ’03, football All-American and two-time conference defensive player of the year; Scott Morse ’87, baseball All-American; Mike Viani…

July 21, 2022

Jim Montgomery ’93 Named Head Coach of Boston Bruins

UMaine Sports Hall of Famer Jim Montgomery ’93, of the 1992-93 NCAA National Championship Men’s Ice Hockey team, has just been named head coach of the Boston Bruins, making him the 29th coach in the team’s history. Montgomery will leave his role as assistant coach of the St. Louis Blues. He played four seasons at…

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June 21, 2022

Join the M Club!

Are you looking for a way to connect with other letter winners and Black Bear teammates? The M Club is a group of UMaine letter winners who plan events and support the current teams. Join the M Club to get updates and news of Black Bear athletics.

June 21, 2022

Black Bears Lead with 18 America East Presidential Scholar-Athletes

Eighteen UMaine student-athletes, more than from any other institution, earned America East Presidential Scholar-Athlete honors for their outstanding academic achievements throughout their college careers. Representing a range of majors and the sports of track and field, swimming and diving, women’s soccer, field hockey, and softball, the Black Bear Presidential Scholar-Athletes earned at least a 3.75…