Athletics

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.”

October 14, 2021

Seven UMaine Men’s Ice Hockey Games to Air on Local Television

Black Bear hockey fans will be able to watch seven home games live on Portland and Bangor television channels. Thanks to a partnership with UMaine Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Black Bear Sports Properties, the select games will air live on WVII ABC 7 or WFVX FOX 22 Bangor and Maine’s CW – WPXT…

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October 14, 2021

UMaine Inducts New Members into Sports Hall of Fame

The university inducted seven outstanding individuals as well as the 1998-1999 women’s basketball team into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame, hosted by the University of Maine M Club, on September 17. The event honored athletes from football, men’s and women’s ice hockey, softball, baseball, and men’s track & field.  The induction ceremony and banquet…

September 17, 2021

Catch Up on Alumni News in the Latest Magazine

The summer edition of the MAINE Alumni Magazine is now available online.  This expanded, special issue features profiles of Alumni Award honorees Judge George Singal ’67, Dr. Paul Plourde ’73, ’74G, and Ernie Scheyder ’06 as well as other stories and class notes.  It also examines the college experiences of alumni of color and their…

September 17, 2021

Homecoming Festivities Set for October

Come back to UMaine for the Homecoming fun and festivities on October 15-16.  See what’s new and what’s familiar at the college of our hearts always!  Outdoor activities are planned for Friday and Saturday, including a football game against the College of William and Mary, beginning at noon.   For more information and to register, visit…

Ben Barr holding up a #5 jersey that reads "BARR" over the number
August 17, 2021

Ben Barr Named Men’s Ice Hockey Coach

Ben Barr becomes the fifth head coach in the modern era of Maine Hockey.  Ben Barr was named UMaine’s head coach for men’s ice hockey in May. Barr comes to UMaine from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he was associate head coach and recruiting coordinator for the past five years. “We are thrilled to…

Harold Alfond update
August 17, 2021

Video Showcases Plans for Alfond Gift

UMaine Athletics released a video in February outlining plans for the $90 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation. The funds will advance the state’s only Division 1 athletics program and benefit athletes in addition to providing a space for community events. UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy noted that when completed, the master plan and the…

August 17, 2021

Singal, Plourde, Scheyder Among 2021 Alumni Awards Honorees

SEVEN INDIVIDUALS and one family have been selected as recipients of the Alumni Association’s 2021 Alumni Achievement Awards. The 2021 awards program was sponsored by The Jackson Laboratory. The Hon. George Singal ’67 was selected to receive the Alumni Career Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor. Singal has had a long, distinguished career in law.…

August 17, 2021

Running with Purpose

By Nina Mahaleris ’20 Author’s note: This article references Jordan Marie Daniel using they/them pronouns, as the subject prefers. JORDAN MARIE DANIEL ‘11 (full name: Jordan Marie Brings Three White Horses Daniel) hadn’t exactly intended for a life in the limelight. Daniel, who belongs to the Kul Wicasa Oyate, also known as the Lower Brule…