Former UMaine hoop teammates taking new career paths

University of Maine fans can be fiercely loyal. Even after the student-athletes have moved on, members of Black Bear Nation keep tabs on their careers — especially if they involve athletics. There is interesting news this week about two former UMaine women’s basketball standouts, each of whom is taking a different direction in her professional […]

It doesn’t pay to argue balls and strikes

One of the most basic rules of baseball, whether written or unwritten, is that coaches and players aren’t supposed to argue balls and strikes. It turns out that it’s probably one of the most-violated tenets of the game. Such a situation precipitated two ejections during Saturday’s high school game between Portland and archrival South Portland […]

Freshman’s departure unfortunate blow to UMaine’s growth

It’s hard to get exceptional men’s basketball players to attend the University of Maine. That challenge has been magnified for head coach Bob Walsh who, upon his arrival two years ago, took over a program in disarray. That’s why last week’s announcement that Issac Vann intends to transfer is so unfortunate. Vann, a freshman from […]