|School Name:||University of Maine|
|Arena:||Harold Alfond Sports Arena|
|Head coach:||Ted Woodward|
The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. It is located in Orono, Maine just outside of Bangor, one of Maine's largest cities. Known as "UMaine" for short, the school has an enrollment of over 11,000 students making it the largest university in the state. Athletic teams are nicknamed the Black Bears, and sport blue and white uniforms.
The University of Maine Black Bears are the athletic teams which represent the University of Maine. They compete in NCAA Division I 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'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.
On May 23, 2007, Blodgett was named the Head Coach of Maine's women's team.
2005-06 schedule and results (men)
2005-06 schedule and results (women)
Conference membership history
- America East Conference (1979-present)