Athletics

May 17, 2019

Eight Inductees Will Join UMaine Sports Hall of Fame

The University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame will induct an eight-member class this fall on September 13th. Honorees include Corey Conner, 10-time America East champion and two-time track All-American; Gerald (Jerry) Ellis, nine-time letterwinner and two-time Maine State Champion in the mile; Heather Hathorn (Driscoll), women’s soccer record holder for career goals and career…

February 11, 2019

Coach Barron’s Journey Featured in Washington Post

In 2011 Richard Barron accepted a position coaching the women’s basketball team at the University of Maine. His career path, having been the head coach of both a men’s and women’s Division I basketball program, is very rare. After a mysterious illness kept him from coaching for nearly a year, Barron is in his first…

February 11, 2019

Countdown to the 2019 Black Bear Road Trip

This month the 2019 Black Bear Road Trip will commence with events in both Tucson and Phoenix, AZ. Organized in coordination with local alumni volunteers, this year’s road trip will travel to nine states and the District of Columbia. The first stop, on February 19, will take place at The Arizona Inn in Tucson, where…

January 7, 2019

UMaine Football Ends Historic Season, Gains New Head Coach

In December, the Black Bears ended a phenomenal football season with the first football championship subdivision national semifinal appearance in UMaine’s history. The team lost to Eastern Washington University, 50-19, in the Final Four of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision on December 15th. Given his success during his three years as UMaine’s head coach, Joe…

December 10, 2018

Black Bears are one win away from the National Championship game!

The amazing journey continues, as the UMaine football team approaches Saturday’s semifinal game against Eastern Washington University (EWU). The game will be played at the EWU campus in Cheney, Washington, near Spokane. Saturday’s game will kick off at 2 p.m. Eastern Time and will be carried live on ESPN2. A victory there will propel the…

December 7, 2018

Former UMaine basketball coach and players reunite for memorable event

Former UMaine women’s basketball coach Joanne Palombo-McCallie returned to Maine for a November game, where her nationally ranked Duke Blue Devils took on  the Black Bears, coached by her former star guard Amy Vachon ‘00. Maine came within three four points of pulling off an upset, falling to Duke 66-63. The occasion brought together dozens…

October 4, 2018

University of Maine Sports Hall of Fame Inducts New Members

The UMaine Sports Hall of Fame inducted a 10-member class on October 5th. The induction ceremony added standouts from several sports including baseball, football, basketball, track and field, men’s ice hockey, and athletic training. The hall now totals 195 members. Inductees included John Gillette ’65, three-year letterman in basketball and baseball; Ray Jacques ’85, who…

October 4, 2018

Marching Band Ready to Unveil New Uniforms for Homecoming

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Pride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band has a new look and is ready to rock. The gift made possible the purchase of uniforms for the 120+ members of the band which were debuted at the season’s first football game, with an official showcase planned for…

September 17, 2018

Homecoming Registration is Open!

It’s time for Homecoming 2018! Come home! This year, the Alumni Association celebrates the Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, and 2013. To register online, click here.

September 17, 2018

Ken Ralph Name New UMaine Director of Athletics

Ken Ralph, former Director of Athletics at Colorado College, began his new role of Director of Athletics at UMaine on September 1st. “Ken has demonstrated leadership in helping ensure student-athletes’ success in the classroom and in competition, as well as experience in compliance, strategic planning, fundraising, and community outreach,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy.  “We…