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James Madison 31, Maine 7

Justin Thorpe posted 219 all-purpose yards and accounted for three touchdowns in James Madison's 31-7 win over Maine on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association showdown. Thorpe, who threw for 108 yards on 9 of 12 passes and rushed for 111 yards on 16 carries, gave James Madison a 10-0 lead on his 9-yard touchdown run and later helped the Dukes push that lead to 24-0 in the...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

WCL Notebook: Four ex-Black Bears among league's top 30 prospects

From TDN.com Four former Cowlitz Black Bears are among the top 30 prospects in the West Coast League, according to perfectgame.org. University of Oregon pitcher Cole Irvin, a 29th-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, is the No. 2 prospect in the league. Closer Taylor Williams, a Camas native headed to Kent State University, is the eighth-ranked prospect, and...
Via Summer Ball
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Towson 24, Maine 19

Grant Enders passed for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Towson to a 24-19 victory over Maine in Colonial Athletic Association action Saturday. Enders ran 52 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes left in the game to seal the victory. Maine scored with 38 seconds remaining in the game to close the spread to five points, but the Black Bears failed on the two...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine 26, Delaware 3

Michael Cole had five of Maine's nine sacks to lead the Black Bears over Delaware 26-3 Saturday. Marcus Wasilewski threw for three touchdowns as Maine (2-3, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association) seized control in the second and third quarters. Douglas Alston's sack of Trent Hurley pinned the Blue Hens (4-2, 1-2) at their 17, and Maine got a safety and a 9-3 lead after Delaware...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Villanova 35, Maine 14

Kevin Monangai ran for 192 yards and two touchdowns to help Villanova beat Maine 35-14 Saturday. John Robertson connected with Norman White for a 27-yard touchdown to give Villanova (3-1, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) the early lead. After Marcus Wasilewski responded for Maine, tying the game on a 7-yard touchdown run, Robertson's 26-yard strike to Mark Hamilton gave the...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Albany (NY) 30, Maine 20

Drew Smith rushed for 114 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Albany (N.Y.) held off Maine 30-20 Saturday night in a preview of the Great Danes' move to the Colonial Athletic Association next season. After Albany (3-1), currently a member of the Northeast Conference, kicked three first-quarter field goals, the Black Bears (1-2) closed to 9-7 with 10:40 to go in the third...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine 51, Bryant 7

David Hood scored two first-half touchdowns and Rickey Stevens added 168 yards on 17 carries to help Maine dominate Bryant 51-7 on Saturday. Maine led 14-0 early in the second quarter before Hood scored from 2-yards out. Hood then capped off a 7-play, 83-yard drive with a 1-yard run to help the Black Bears take a 28-0 lead. Hood finished with 102 yards on 14 carries. It was the...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Guest Blogger: Joe Sturzl from Maine Campus

There isn't a prime Maine Football blog so I went to their student newspaper to find a source that could tell us about the Black Bears. Joe Sturzl covers the team for the Maine Campus and answered my questions regarding this weekend's matchup and the future of Maine Football. Check out the Maine Campus for more on Maine sports.ATLEeagle: You have multiple starters returning...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills sign undrafted rookie WR Session

The Buffalo Bills have signed receiver Derek Session, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Maine. To make room on their roster, the Bills released rookie free agent offensive lineman Paul Madsen. Session is familiar to the Bills after he participated in the team's rookie minicamp earlier this month on a tryout basis. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, Session had 132 catches...
Via AP on Fox
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Bills give rookie WR Session deal after tryout

Wide receiver Derek Session signed with the Bills. The undrafted rookie out of Maine had a tryout during Buffalo's rookie minicamp earlier this month. The 6-1, 225-pound Session had 132 career catches for 1,364 yards and five touchdowns in 48 games for the Black Bears. The Bills also released offensive lineman Paul Madsen.
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Stony Brook baseball sets school mark with 43 wins

Stony Brook's baseball team set the school mark with 43 victories, sweeping a doubleheader from Maine on Saturday to close the regular season. The Seawolves (43-11) entered the day one win behind last year's squad, but beat the Black Bears 7-2 in the first game and rallied for nine runs over the last two innings in the second game for a 10-9 victory. Stony Brook has won...
Via AP on Fox
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The Ole Miss band had a third of their stadium to themselves

Via @38GodfreyThe Ole Miss Rebels (or Black Bears if you are politically correct) had their spring game today at 1 pm kicking off the Hugh Freeze era. Our friend gorgeus @RickMuscles who contributes to Every Day Should Be Saturday and Friends of The Program, attended the spring game in person. He was able to get another view of the Ole Miss band. We salute you Ole Miss band.It is...
Via Throw The Flag
April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine Forward Spencer Abbott Wins Hockey East Player of Year, Highlights List of Conference Award Winners (Video)

Spencer Abbott had a sensational season for Maine this year, leading the Black Bears to the Hockey East finals for just the first time since 2004. Abbott scored 20 goals and dished out 39 assists en route to being named the Hockey East Player of the Year this week, becoming the first Maine player to capture the award since Chris Imes in 1995. Umass-Lowell forward Scott Wilson also...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Vote: Who Should Be Hockey East Player of the Year?

Hockey East features a variety of powerhouse schools on the ice. From University of Maine to Boston College, the talent that comes out of Hockey East is consistently among the best. Paul Thompson, a forward from University of New Hampshire, took the award last year with 42 conference points and 23 goals. But this season there's a new crop of candidates and the race should be...
Via NESN.com
March 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine 71, New Hampshire 58

Gerald McLemore scored 16 points as Maine ended its five-game losing streak with a 71-58 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night. McLemore got 13 of his points in the second half, when the Black Bears (12-15, 6-9 America East Conference) pulled away after leading 29-25 at halftime. The senior guard hit two 3-pointers and Raheem Singleton made one during a span of 1:22 that...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine, New Hampshire to Face Off in Hockey East Flex Game on NESN on March 3

New Hampshire and Maine will face off Saturday, March 3 in an afternoon matchup on NESN. The game will be broadcast at 4 p.m. as part of NESN's flex scheduling option, which allows the network to bring fans the best matchup for the final three weeks of the Hockey East regular-season schedule. Tom Caron will provide play-by-play and Craig Janney will provide color for the game...
Via NESN.com
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine 77, UMBC 76

Alasdair Fraser had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Raheem Singleton hit two free throws with 7 seconds remaining to give Maine a 77-76 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County in overtime Saturday. After UMBC took a 76-73 lead with 19 seconds to play on two free throws by Ryan Cook, a tip-in by Gerald McLemore, who had 20 points, brought the Black Bears (11-10, 5-5 America East Conference...
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February 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine 80, New Hampshire 69

Gerald McLemore scored 25 points and Alasdair Fraser had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Maine ended a five-game losing streak with an 80-69 victory over New Hampshire on Wednesday night. Justin Edwards added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Raheem Singleton had nine points and six assists for the Black Bears (9-10, 3-5 America East Conference), who outscored New Hampshire 19-8 after...
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January 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine 89, UMBC 70

Gerald McLemore scored 29 points, including knocking down 4 of 8 from long range, to keep Maine unbeaten in America East Conference play with a 89-70 win over Maryland-Baltimore County on Saturday. Raheem Singleton added 17 points and Alasdair Fraser notched a double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 11 boards for the Black Bears (8-5, 2-0). Justin Edwards also chipped...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Maine extends coach's contract

Maine has extended basketball coach Ted Woodward's contract through the 2015 season. The school announced extension Thursday, saying Woodward was rewarded for the progress the team has made on the court in the past two seasons and for his high graduation rate. Woodward, in his eighth seasons as the Black Bears' head coach, has a 97-125 record, including a 5-4 mark this...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2011  |  Discuss

Maine 64, E. Illinois 60

Gerald McLemore scored 21 points and Maine pulled away from Eastern Illinois in the final two minutes to win 64-60 on Wednesday night. Trailing 58-56 with 1:56 to play, the Black Bears went on a 5-0 run to take the lead for good, with Justin Edwards hitting the go-ahead basket with 55 seconds remaining. Maine made 4 of 6 free throws the rest of the way to secure the win and split...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Black Bears add five pitchers to 2012 staff

From TDN.com Five pitchers hailing from Cornell, Cal-Riverside and Santa Clara universities have all agreed to join the Cowlitz Black Bears for the 2012 season. Washington natives Nick Busto and Brian McAfee from Cornell University, Kevin Davidson and Kevin Sprague from Cal Riverside, and Tommy Nance of Santa Clara join returning hurlers Ian Eckery and Kody Watts, along with...
Via Summer Ball
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Maine 76, Rhode Island 74

Alasdair Fraser scored 23 points and Justin Edwards 21 as Maine edged Rhode Island 76-74 in overtime in a nonconference game Sunday. Raheem Singleton hit two free throws for the Black Bears (3-2) to break a 74-74 tie in overtime, and Rhode Island's Mike Powell, whose 3-pointer forced overtime, missed shots with 51 seconds left and at the buzzer. Maine was 0 of 5 from the field...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Maine 34, Appalachian St. 12

Warren Smith threw for three touchdowns and Maine held Appalachian State to 3 rushing yards in a 34-12 win Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Black Bears (9-3) dominated the ground game. Pushaun Brown rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries, including a 31-yard score, and David Hood romped 54 yards for a TD to finish with 88 yards on four...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Maine 72, Holy Cross 60

Justin Edwards scored 22 points and Gerald McLemore 18 as Maine came back from a big first-half deficit Sunday to defeat Holy Cross 72-60. The Black Bears (2-1) trailed 29-17 with 5:19 remaining until halftime. A layup by Sletoslav Chetinov began their comeback, and McLemore had a pair of 3-pointers, a layup and two free throws as Maine finished the half with a 14-2 run to tie it...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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