5 areas to watch as Maine kicks off spring practice

March 27, 2023

Image courtesy of Maine Athletics Maine kicked off spring practice on Friday. The Black Bears will hold fifteen practices between now and April 22nd when they have their spring game. It is an important time for the program as they head into head coach Jordan Stevens second year. The most important position to keep an eye on is quarterback as the Black Bears have to replace three year starter Joe…


White & Kurker make most of return to BC for Pro Day

March 24, 2023

It’s been a long, strange journey for both Kobay White and Cliff Kurker, but it’s funny how things work out. Both guys were at Boston College for the Eagles’ Pro Day on Friday and both put on a show for scouts, despite no longer being part of the BC program. White of course finished his career at Maine last season, while Kurker – a former Needham standout in lacrosse and…


Boston College: Eagles know they’re in no position to overlook Black Bears

September 16, 2022

Photos – Portland Press Herald & Rutgers Wire/USA Today BC head coach Jeff Hafley knows his team is in no position to think Saturday night’s game against Maine is a sure thing. “We’re not in a situation to overlook anyone,” he said Tuesday. “I don’t know if anybody thinks that, but our team can’t take anybody lightly. We’ve got to go play every single game and we’ve got to play…


College: Week Two Top 16 Poll

September 13, 2022

Week two of the college football season is in the books. The week will be best remembered for Holy Cross’ Hail Mary win at Buffalo and the continued struggled of both Boston College and UMass who currently sit at 0-2. As always, there is once again major movement in our poll. The Ivy League teams dropped this week but that could change with them opening their seasons this week. Here…


High School: 2022 Maine High School Preview

August 18, 2022

Thornton Academy is number one in our preseason poll for Maine. Maine kicked off the 2022 high school football season this week. As usual, several of the state’s top programs like Thornton Academy, Marshwood, Bonny Eagle, Leavitt, Cape Elizabeth and Foxcroft Academy will once again be in the hunt for a state title this season. Maine is still divided into four classes based on enrollment. Class A, Class B, Class…


College: 3 things to watch for as Maine kicks off camp

August 5, 2022

It is the start of a new era for the Black Bears as alumnus Jordan Stevens takes over as the head coach replacing Nick Charlton who left to become the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at UConn. Stevens has a defensive background and comes to Orono from Yale. The former Maine High School star and Black Bear standout understands what the program means to the school, fans and alumnus…


College: New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island unofficially kick off the season with CAA Media Day

July 28, 2022

Photo: CAA The Colonial Athletic Association had its Media Day on Thursday, and the three teams from our coverage area — New Hampshire, Maine, and Rhode Island — all expressed high hopes for the 2022 season. For UNH, wide receiver Brian Espanet, who had a tremendous high school career at Millis, spoke about wanting to live up to the program’s strong tradition while carving a new path for the Wildcats…


UConn: Jim Mora makes a home run hire in Nick Charlton

December 9, 2021

UConn coach Jim Mora Jr has been around the game of football his entire life so he knows a good coach when he sees one. It is why he hired former Maine coach and Salem, Massachusetts native Nick Charlton as his offensive coordinator on December 1st. Charlton was the head coach at Maine for three seasons compiling a record of 14-13 overall record, including 6-5 in 2021. The 32 year…


UMass: Minutemen fall to Black Bears 35-10 on Senior Day

November 14, 2021

By Ryan Barry Early on Saturday morning several UMass Football social media accounts shared a video of interim head coach Alex Miller speaking with the team. It was passionate, stressed the importance of togetherness, and had players and fans alike ready to run through a brick wall for the program.  By the end of the afternoon, it was back to a barrage of anger, frustration, and dejection, as the Maine…