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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Valparaiso blows by Maine 93-70

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Alec Peters hit four 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 31 points to help Valparaiso beat Maine 93-70 on Sunday. Peters was 9 of 13 from the field, hit 9 of 10 from the free-throw line and grabbed six rebounds for Valparaiso (4-1). The Crusaders made 53.3 percent of their shots, including 12 of 21 from behind the arc. Shaun Lawton led Maine (0...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Hampshire overcomes 6 turnovers, beats Maine

ORONO, Maine (AP) New Hampshire overcame six turnovers to beat Maine 20-12 on Saturday, securing the Colonial Athletic Association title and a spot in the FCS Playoffs. New Hampshire (10-1, 8-0) has now won 10 games in a row, a school-record. Sean Goldrich, who came into the game completing 71.2 percent of his passes and averaging 308 yards passing per game, completed just 14 of...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UMaine fans fail to set world record for flannel

ORONO, Maine (AP) The University of Maine has fallen short in its quest to break the world record for having the most people in one place wearing flannel apparel. The university had called on football fans to don plaid or tartan-patterned clothing for Saturday's game against the University of New Hampshire. It even gave out 1,500 plaid bandanas to attendees. The school needed more...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Beckford, Belcher lift Maine past Elon 24-17

ELON, N.C. (AP) Nigel Beckford ran for 104 yards and a touchdown and caught one of Drew Belcher's two touchdown passes as Maine held off Elon 24-17 on Saturday. The Black Bears (5-5, 4-3 Colonial Athletic) limited Elon to 172 yards of total offense, holding the ball more than 21 minutes long, but the Phoenix (1-10, 0-7) cashed in on both Maine turnovers to stay in the game....
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Late score lifts Maine past Rhode Island 20-14.

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Jerickson Fedrick's 10-yard touchdown run with just under 2 minutes remaining lifted Maine to a 20-14 win over Rhode Island on Saturday. Fedrick's score capped an 11-play, 70-yard drive to help the Black Bears (3-5, 2-3 Colonial Athletic Association) beat the Rams (0-8, 0-4) for the eighth-straight time. Myles Holmes had given Rhode Island a 14-6 lead...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pirates New Affiliate in Morgantown Will Be Called The West Virginia Black Bears

A few weeks ago, the Morgantown franchise (which just relocated from Jamestown) held a naming contest. Today, the franchise announces that the new team will be called the West Virginia Black Bears. The team is the new Pittsburgh Pirates’ affiliate in the New York-Penn League, which is the level just below their other team in West Virginia, the Power. It'S OFFICIAL! We will...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Youngsters shine as BC follows upset with rout of Maine

(Photo/USA TODAY Sports) CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. — After last Saturday’s victory over No. 9 Southern California, the Boston College Eagles were on cloud nine. BC struggled out of the gate against Maine, but recovered in the second half for a 40-10 victory over Maine on Saturday. The Eagles ran 85 offensive plays and rushed for 413 yards en route to improving to 3-1 on the season...
Via Mill City Sports
September 20, 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

Patriots Sign Maine Wide Receiver Derrick Johnson As Undrafted Free Agent

Maine’s Derrick Johnson must have had an impressive showing at his New England Patriots rookie minicamp tryout. The Patriots signed the wide receiver as an undrafted free agent, his agent, Josh Stevens, confirmed Sunday on Twitter. Johnson, 22, had an impressive showing at his pro day in May. He ran a 4.47-second 40-yard dash with a 6.60-second three-cone drill and 4.20-second...
Via NESN.com
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes Baseball Starts Season Strong with 6-3 Win Over Maine Black Bears

The Miami Hurricanes had a solid first inning that propelled them into their first victory of the 2014 season. They beat the Maine Black Bears 6-3 on Friday night at Mark Light Field in Coral Gables. Maine starting pitcher Tommy Lawrence had 41 pitches in the first inning and walked five. Miami went through their entire batting order to go up 4-0. Tyler Palmer had a home run in the...
Via CaneInsider
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Frozen Fenway: Maine Defeats Boston University 7-3 With Impressive Special Teams Performance

Great special teams play has been an integral part of Maine’s success this season and it was the deciding factor in its decisive 7-3 victory over Boston University during Saturday’s Frozen Fenway doubleheader. The Black Bears entered the matchup as the only Hockey East squad ranked in the top five of power-play percentage and penalty killing success, and it wasn’t hard to see...
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

YouTube sensation Oliver Wahlstrom makes college commitment

For 13-year-old shootout phenom Oliver Wahlstrom, hockey is just plain fun. The University of Maine will make sure he keeps playing for a long time. According to Chris Peters of CBS Eye on Hockey, Wahlstrom made a verbal commitment to play collegiate hockey for the University of Maine. Obviously, the kid isn’t going to college any time soon – the seventh grader will be a college...
Via Around The Rink
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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