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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

Binghamton Stays Alive; Stony Brook Advances to Title Game on Day 2 of America East Baseball Championship

LOWELL, Mass.- No. 1 seed Stony Brook advanced to the championship game, while third-seeded Binghamton staved off elimination in the 2014 America East Baseball Tournament at LeLacheur Park on Friday. The Seawolves came out of the winners bracket with a, 10-6, victory over No. 2 Hartford. Binghamton defeated Maine, 6-3, in an elimination game. The Bearcats and Hawks will play Saturday...
Via Down on the Yarn
May 23, 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

Maine names Bob Walsh as next coach

The Black Bears have found their coach. Bob Walsh is taking over the program, agreeing to a four-year deal worth $420,000. The school made its announcement Wednesday morning. Walsh takes over for Ted Woodward, who was terminated after 10 seasons on the job, amassing a 117-178 record. The Black Bears went 6-23 last season. Walsh went 204-63 the past nine seasons while coaching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

13-year-old hockey prodigy verbally commits to University of Maine

The University of Maine hockey program received a verbal commitment from an emerging star on Friday. It should also be noted that the current age and grade level of this aforementioned player is 13 years and seventh, respectively.Yes, Oliver Wahlstrom has pledged to the Black Bears at the ripe old age of 13, making him the nation's youngest NCAA hockey commit of all-time.“Oliver...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine edges Albany in 33-27 win

Marcus Wasilewski threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns to guide Maine to a 33-27 win over Albany on Saturday. It gave the Black Bears (9-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association) its best start in program history and extends its win streak to six. John Ebeling hauled in two TD catches, including a short 4-yard toss from Wasilewski in the fourth quarter that gave Maine the lead that...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine 19, Stony Brook 14

Marcus Wasilewski threw a game-winning 24-yard touchdown to John Ebeling as Maine held off a surging Stony Brook 19-14 on Saturday. Wasilewski injured his leg in the fourth quarter but returned to lead the game-winning drive, connecting on 5 of 6 passes with the last two covering 56 yards to Ebeling. Wasilewski was 15 of 24 for 188 yards. With the win, the Black Bears (8-1, 5-0...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Wasilewski lifts Maine to 37-35 win over Villanova

Marcus Wasilewski's 6-yard touchdown run with 8:45 remaining in the game lifted Maine past Villanova 37-35 in Colonial Athletic Association action on Saturday. Wasilewski completed 28 of 34 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns and added 86 yards rushing on 20 carries, and another score, for the Black Bears, who rolled up 536 total yards and possessed the ball for 36:33 to...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine holds off Richmond's late rally to win 28-21

Marcus Wasilewski hit Arthur Williams for a 48-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter as Maine held off Richmond 28-21 in a Colonial Athletic Association opener Saturday. Nigel Jones rushed for scores of 18 and 46 to put the Black Bears (4-1, 1-0 CAA) up 21-13 early in the fourth quarter. Michael Strauss responded for the Spiders (2-3, 0-1), throwing a touchdown to Stephen Barnette...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wasilewski's 5 TDs lead Maine over Bryant 35-22

Marcus Wasilewski threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Maine over Bryant 35-22. Maine ran its record to 3-0 for the first time since 2002. Wasilewski went 23 of 32 for 263, completing passes to seven receivers in Maine's home opener. All four touchdown passes were to different receivers. Wasilewski also had 10 carries for 69 yards. Bryant (2-1) hung with Maine...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine Women’s Basketball Team’s Bus Involved in Crash on Interstate 95

The University of Maine’s women’s basketball team was involved in a bus accident Tuesday night on Interstate-95 in Georgetown, Mass. The Black Bears were traveling to a game against Boston University. According to WHDH, Maine athletic director Steve Abbott told reporters that the driver of the bus was slumped over the wheel at the time of the crash and may have suffered a...
Via NESN.com
February 26, 2013  |  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 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
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