Athletics

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…

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March 8, 2017

MLB’S Letendre Receives Alumni Honor from UMaine

In recognition of Mark “Rookie” Letendre’s decades of outstanding leadership and service to his college alma mater, the University of Maine Alumni Association has awarded him the Block “M” Award, one of its most prestigious awards. Letendre, a native of Manchester, New Hampshire, was presented the award on February 22 at an alumni event in…

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December 29, 2016

UMaine Today Story Features Maine Track Program Graduates

Tufts program fast-tracks UMaine’s top pre-med students to meet critical needs As the sun peaked over the Atlantic Ocean in winter 2016, India Stewart walked into Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport, Maine. By noon, the then-third-year student at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM) had participated in several surgeries, including a bilateral mastectomy, a below-the-knee…

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February 28, 2016

Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K

The University of Maine Alumni Association presented the second annual Black Bear Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, June 5. The cool morning offered optimal conditions for the runners. All three races began on the track at UMaine’s Harold Alfond Stadium. The 26.2-mile course, a double loop of a 13.1-mile course, began on the…