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Encyclopedia > Maine Black Bears
Maine Black Bears
University University of Maine
Conference America East Conference
NCAA Division I
Athletics director Blake James
Location Orono, ME
Varsity teams 8 men, 9 women teams
Football stadium Morse Field
Basketball arena Harold Alfond Arena
Mascot Bananas T. Bear
Nickname Black Bears
Fight song
Colors Dark blue and Light blue

              Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ...

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The Maine Black Bears are the athletic teams which represent the University of Maine. They compete in NCAA Division 1 athletics, with the majority of the teams playing in the America East Conference. The only exceptions are the ice hockey program, Maine's most successful program, which competes in Hockey East, and the football program, which, starting in with the 2007 season will compete in the Colonial Athletic Association. The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ...

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Ice Hockey

See also: Maine Black Bears men's hockey

The University of Maine's men's ice hockey program was inducted in 1977. The team has seen plenty of succes, having won the Hockey East title 5 times, appearing in 11 Frozen Fours, and winning 2 National Championships. The Black Bears compete in the Hockey East conference, a very competitive conference including teams such as Boston College, Boston University and UNH. The program has produced many professional ice hockey players, such as Paul Kariya, Eric Weinrich, Keith Carney, Garth Snow, Mike Dunham, Dustin Penner, Jimmy Howard and more. The team is best known for its 1992-1993 season, which it went nearly perfect, finishing with a record of 42-1-2. The team is also noted for its head coach Shawn Walsh, who coached the team for 17 seasons. Walsh is credited with turning the team into such a successful program, as well as turning the Alfond Arena into one of the most intimidating arenas in college hockey. Walsh died of renal cell carcinoma on September 26, 2001. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The Frozen Four is the trademarked name of the final two rounds of the NCAA Division I championship of ice hockey in the USA. Schools advance in a single-elimination tournament from four regional sites to a single site, where the national semifinals and final game are played. ... NCAA sponsors a championship tournament in ice hockey. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Boston Terriers Logo The Boston University Terriers are the ten mens and eleven womens varsity athletic teams representing Boston University in NCAA Division I competition. ... The Wildcats or Cats is the name of the athletic teams and official mascot of the University of New Hampshire. ... Paul Tetsuhiko Kariya (born October 16, 1974 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), is a professional ice hockey player who plays for the St. ... Eric Weinrich (born 19 December 1966 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a current American ice hockey defenseman for the the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Keith Carney (born February 3, 1970 in Providence, Rhode Island) is a professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. ... Garth E. Snow (born on July 28, 1969 in Wrentham, Massachusetts) is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and is currently the general manager for the New York Islanders of the NHL. // Garth Snow was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques out of Mount Saint Charles Academy in the sixth round... Mike Dunham (born June 1, 1972 in Johnson City, New York, USA) is a professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently an unrestricted free agent in the NHL. He was drafted in the 3rd round (53rd overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils and has... Dustin Penner (born September 28, 1982 in Winkler, Manitoba) is a professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. ... Jimmy Howard (born March 26, 1984 in Ogdensburg, New York) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender. ... William Shawn Walsh (born June 21, 1955 in White Plains, New York - died September 26, 2001 in Bangor, Maine) was the head ice hockey coach at the University of Maine Black Bears for 17 years. ... Alfond Arena is a 5,712-seat multi-purpose arena in Orono, Maine, USA. The arena opened in 1977. ... Renal cell carcinoma is the most common form of kidney cancer arising from the renal tubule. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


Football

Maine's football team competes in the Colonial Athletic Association. Previous to the 2007 season, the team competed in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The football program has produced a few professional football players, such as Pro Bowl linebacker Lofa Tatupu, who transferred to USC after his freshmen year, center Mike Flynn, and defensive back Brandon McGowan. Current Iowa coach, and 2002 AP National Coach of the Year Kirk Ferentz began his head coaching career at Maine. The team also received brief publicity when the Oakland Raiders selected wide receiver Kevin McMahan as the last player in the 2006 NFL Draft, affectionately known as Mr. Irrelevant. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The Colonial Athletic Association, also known as the CAA, is a NCAA Division I college athletic conference whose members are located in East Coast states from Massachusetts to Georgia. ... The Atlantic 10 Conference (A10) is a college athletic conference which operates mostly in the eastern United States; it also has two member schools in Ohio. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... This article relates to sports. ... Mosiula Meaalofa Tatupu (born November 15, 1982 in Plainville, Massachusetts) is an American football linebacker for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... Mike Flynn (born June 15, 1974) is a National Football League center for the Baltimore Ravens. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Kevin McMahan (born March 2, 1983) is an American football wide receiver, drafted in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. ... The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... Mr. ...


Basketball

The university's basketball team, as well as all other sports teams, participate in the America East Conference. The men's team has experienced some recent success. The current Clemson University head coach Jack Leggett also attended the university, as well as current NBA head coach Rick Carlisle. This article is about the sport. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... Clemson University is a public, coeducational, land-grant, research university located in Clemson, South Carolina, United States. ... Jack Leggett(born March 5, 1954) is the head baseball coach for Clemson University. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Richard Preston Carlisle (pronounced KAHR-lye-uhl) (born October 27, 1959 in Ogdensburg, New York) is a former basketball player and current coach of the NBAs Indiana Pacers. ...


The women's basketball team is particularly noted for producing one-time WNBA player Cindy Blodgett, who also served as an assistant coach at Boston College and Brown University. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... WNBA may also refer to WNBA-AM, a radio station in Illinois. ... Cindy Lee Blodgett (born December 23, 1975 in Clinton, Maine) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation)#Education. ... Brown University is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ...


On May 23, 2007, Blodgett was named the Head Coach of Maine's women's team. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Baseball

Maine's baseball team has not been as successful as its football or hockey team, but it has produced some notable players, such as outfielder Mark Sweeney, shortstop Mike Bordick, pitcher Bill Swift, and manager Carl Merrill. Also, baseball icon Ted Williams' only son, John Henry Williams, attended the university. Austin Kearns, an outfielder, catches a fly ball. ... Mark Patrick Sweeney (born October 26, 1969 in Holliston, Massachusetts) is a first baseman and a corner outfielder who plays for the San Francisco Giants of the National League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Todd Bordick (born July 21, 1965 in Marquette, Michigan) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... William Charles Swift, born October 27, 1961 in Portland, Maine was a Major League Baseball player. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... Stump Merrill (born February 25, 1944) is a former manager in Major League Baseball who served as manager of the New York Yankees in 1990 and 1991. ... Theodore Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002), best known as Ted Williams, nicknamed The Kid, the Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame and The Thumper, was an American left fielder in Major League Baseball. ... John Henry Williams (August 27, 1968 – March 6, 2004) was the only son of baseball legend Ted Williams. ...


Radio and television

Main article: Black Bear Network Sports

The current radio broadcast rights to all U Maine sports are held by Bangor, Maine ESPN Radio affiliate WZON. TV coverage includes Bangor's WABI-TV (Most home football and basketball games and some hockey games). NESN also carries select hockey and basketball games (from American East TV and ESPN Plus). During the school year Black Bear Weekly is carried Sunday mornings on WABI. Black Bear Network Sports is the radio and television name for University of Maine sports. ... For other places with the same name, see Bangor. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... WZON is an AM broadcast station licensed for AM 620. ... WABI-TV is the CBS-affiliated television station for Bangor, Maine. ... The New England Sports Network, or NESN [NESS-en], is a regional cable television network that covers the six New England states. ... ESPN Plus is the popular name of ESPN Regional Television, which is an American televsion program syndicator. ...


In 2006 the University sold the advertising rights to athletic events to Missouri based Learfield Sports. Starting with the fall 2007 sports season, WVOM and WGUY will split radio coverage, WGUY carrying men's and women's basketball and select baseball and softball games and WVOM carrying football and hockey broadcasts. However on June 14 it was announced WWBX could replace WGUY if WGUY is sold off seperatley as part of Clear Channel Communications sale to GoodRadio.TV LLC. [1] Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Voice of Maine News/Talk Network consists of 2 American FM broadcast radio stations WVOM 103. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WWBX on air as B97 is an American radio station licensed to, and with studios located in, Bangor, Maine. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... GoodRadio. ...


Championships

National Championships


Men's Ice Hockey - 1993, 1999

Conference Titles


Men's Ice Hockey
Hockey East - 1989, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2004
Baseball
America East - 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2005, 2006
Men's Cross Country
America East - 2004
Softball
America East - 1994, 2004
Football
Yankee Conference - 1949, 1951, 1952, 1961, 1965, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1989
Atlantic 10 - 2001, 2002
Women's Basketball
America East - 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2004
Men's Outdoor Track
America East - 1995


See also

University of Maine The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ...


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