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Maine Plays April Fools’ Prank On Alabama, Steals Logo

The University of Maine had a bit of fun on April Fools’ Day, jokingly unveiling a new logo and mascot for its sports teams. You’ll notice that it looks familiar – because it’s the same logo that Alabama uses, just with different colors. Maine told fans it is changing its name to the “Elephants” too. University of Maine returning to the Elephants after 102 years https...
Via College Spun
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Vermont handles 6th-seeded Maine, 99-82; Advances to semis

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) Cam Ward came off the Vermont bench to knock down 6 of 9 shots from beyond the arc to spark the No. 3-seeded Catamounts to a 99-82 romp past No. 6 seed Maine in the quarterfinals of the America East Conference tournament Wednesday night. The victory sends Vermont into the semifinals, where they host No. 4 seed New Hampshire Monday night. The sophomore was...
Via Associated Press
March 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Maine football energized by D-I's youngest head coach

(STATS) - If scenes from "Rocky IV" turn up in the game film of the Maine football team, the players will know who edited them in. Their new head coach, Joe Harasymiak, often references how the Black Bears are suited for training in a cold, raw, even snow-covered wilderness - as the fictional movie hero did. The Black Bears wouldn't even be surprised if the youngest head coach...
Via Associated Press
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lyles scores 37 as UMBC beats Maine 83-79, breaks skid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Jairus Lyles scored a career-high 37 points - including eight in a row late in the game - and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Maine 83-79 on Saturday, ending a seven-game losing streak. The sophomore Lyles connected on 14 of 19 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers, for the third-most points in school history. Joe Sherburne...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Hoops in New England: The University of Maine

This is the second part in a recurring series profiling college basketball programs in New England. The second stop is a place where basketball and winning have never been synonymous, but a new coach is working to change that. … When it comes to basketball, few programs own a more barren history than the University of Maine. The program began play in 1904 and has had only two 20...
Via The Student Section
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Little, Vann lead Maine past Binghamton 74-63

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Kevin Little scored 22 points; Issac Vann added 19 and Maine pulled away midway through the second half to beat Binghamton 74-63 on Saturday. Little made five 3-pointers and finished 8-of-15 shooting from the field. Vann was 7 of 10 from the floor, matched a career-best with 11 rebounds and added a career-high six assists for Maine (8-13, 4-4 America East Conference...
Via Associated Press
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Rugged start for Maine coach Harasymiak

(STATS) - New Maine coach Joe Harasymiak won't ease into his rookie season in 2016. The Black Bears will open against two FBS opponents and one of the defending CAA Football champions as part of an 11-game schedule announced Friday. Harasymiak, a Maine assistant the last five seasons before he succeeded the retired Jack Cosgrove, will make his debut at Connecticut on Sept. 1 ...
Via Associated Press
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Vermont Dispatches Maine 3-2 In OT, Takes Series

The Hockey East tournament already has been filled with plenty of drama and plenty of extra time. And that was just the opening round. No. 7 seed Vermont (20-13-4) wrapped up an exciting start to the playoff tourney Sunday, needing more than 16 minutes of overtime to earn a 3-2 win over No. 10 seed Maine (14-22-3) and take the three-game series. After...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Maine Scores Five Unanswered Goals, Defeats UNH 5-2

New Hampshire took a 2-0 lead at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday, but Maine did the rest of the work from there. The Black Bears (4-12-1) scored five unanswered goals, holding off the Wildcats (4-10-1) en route to a 5-2 win. All five goals were scored by different skaters. UNH got on the board early, as junior forward Collin MacDonald scored just 4:58...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UMaine Football Fans Try, Fail To Set World Record For Flannel-Wearing

File this one under: only in Maine. Fans of the University of Maine football team attempted Saturday to set the Guinness world record for most fans wearing flannel in one place. Black Bears supporters needed to be wearing at least two articles of plaid-pattered clothing to qualify — a stipulation the school assisted with by handing out flannel “spirit bands” to the first 1...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Jack Eichel Scores In Overtime, Lifts BU Over Maine 3-2

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but Jack Eichel led Boston University to victory Friday night at Agganis Arena. BU (7-1-1) trailed Maine (3-8-1) by a score of 2-0 heading into the third period, but the Terriers scored three unanswered goals and pulled off the come-from-behind win over the Black Bears. Junior forward Ahti Oksanen scored 4:50 into the third period with...
Via NESN.com
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN 30: University Of Maine Wins First NCAA Division I Hockey Title (Video)

It was a storybook season for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey team. In 1993, the Black Bears were competing against Lake Superior State for their first NCAA Division I hockey title. They were down 4-2 in the third period, but they weren’t done yet. Maine scored three times in four-and-a-half minutes, solidifying a spectacular ending for their first title and finishing...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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