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MAINE RUMORS & GOSSIP

UMass schedules home-and-home series with USF, Maine

In a program that’s only been in existence for 18 years, the Minutemen of the University of Massachusetts have foregone a series makeover by matching up with non-conference schools, South Florida (October 2017, 2018) and Maine (November 2017, August 2019). UMASS’s A.D. Ryan Bamford issued the following statement: “I am very pleased to announce more exciting football scheduling...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Guess the attendance for BC-Maine

Everyone complains about the Labor Day Weekend game. Often students are not back. Many ticket holders are out of town or planning one last getaway. And of late, it has also been the dumping ground for some of our less desirable opponents. As optimistic as I am about this season, I don't expect a big turnout for the opener against Maine. While the Black Bears might bring some local...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Basabe, Cosart push Spinners to win over Black Bears

Spinners top Black Bears with help from Basabe. (Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. — The Lowell Spinners have struggled out of the gate in July, but get a huge win over the West Virginia Black Bears with help from Luis Alexander Basabe at LeLacheur Park. Basabe repeated what he did on the road against the Vermont Lake Monsters on June 30, hitting a home run from...
Via Mill City Sports
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Conaway, Noe help produce big road win for Silver Knights

Nashua Silver Knights. (Photo/Nashua Silver Knights)LYNN, Mass. — On Saturday night, Clay Conaway (Maine) set the tone in a big way for the Nashua Silver Knights and his offense did the rest. Eight hits were all the Black Bears’ rising sophomore would need as he allowed just two hits and was charged for one run while striking out four in what was eventually a 4-3 win over the...
Via Mill City Sports
June 20, 2015  |  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

Adam Chapie, Kevin Boyle lead UMass Lowell past Maine

UMass Lowell’s Chapie scores twice in win. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)ORONO, Maine – The UMass Lowell River Hawks bounce back from a shutout loss to the UConn Huskies with a shutout win of their own over the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday night, 2-0. UMass Lowell does their best work when scoring first and working with the lead early in the game. The River...
Via Mill City Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at Maine

The UMass Lowell River Hawks are coming off their first Hockey East conference loss this season against the UConn Huskies in Connecticut last weekend. The River Hawks were the last time to lose a conference game. Now the River Hawks will look to rebound against the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday. In their last meeting, the River Hawks topped the Black Bears in a tight...
Via Mill City Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Maine again? and other links

BCI picked up on a tweet out of Maine reporting that BC will face the Black Bears again in 2015. My preference is to rotate the FCS patsies, but it really doesn't matter. Next year's non-conference schedule is very soft, but that will help our young team.Sad and strange news as former BC Basketball reserve Nate Fox was killed two days before Christmas. Police are investigating. After...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
December 26, 2014  |  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

Game Preview: UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. Maine Black Bears

After a rare midweek game against the University of Connecticut Huskies, the UMass Lowell River Hawks will face the University of Maine Black Bears on Saturday night live on NBC Sports Network. Due to the television broadcast, Saturday night’s game will start at 8:00 p.m. rather than the normal 7:00 p.m. start. The River Hawks enter the weekend...
Via Mill City Sports
December 05, 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

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
November 22, 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

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

Bivins leads UMass Lowell over Maine 74-62

Antonio Bivins scored 25 points as Massachusetts-Lowell rallied in the second half to defeat Maine 74-62 on Thursday night. Bivins made 10 of 12 shots from the floor and all five of his free-throw attempts. Chad Holley added 12 points and Akeem Williams 11. Kerry Weldon had 13 rebounds. Lowell (5-13, 4-3 America East) snapped a two-game losing streak. Xavier Pollard scored 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Maine defeats Middle Tennessee 89-85 in OT

Dimitry Akanda-Coronel scored 27 points, including three in overtime as Maine defeated Middle Tennessee 89-85 Sunday in the first game of the Dr. Pepper Classic. Maine (2-9) snapped an eight-game losing streak, and will play either tournament host Chattanooga or Grand Canyon in the championship game Monday. Akanda-Coronel opened overtime with a three-point play to give Maine a...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Maine making most of winning atmosphere

Even the football players at the University of Maine admit that the school is better known for hockey. But the Black Bears football team, which is eying the playoffs after improving to 10-1 for the first time in the program's 121-year history, hopes that could soon change. ''Everybody loves a winning program and we're hoping this starts a different type of atmosphere around here...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

NJIT defeats Maine 88-82

Damon Lynn scored 24 points and four other New Jersey Institute of Technology players reached double figures Tuesday night in an 88-82 victory over Maine. Lynn, who averages 20.7 points per game, made four 3-pointers and was 5 of 6 from the line down the stretch. NJIT (3-2) led by as much as 17 in the second half and never trailed. Terrence Smith added 12 points and a game-high...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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