Maine Black Bears football

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The Maine Black Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the University of Maine located in the U.S. state of Maine. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Coastal Athletic Association. Maine's first football team was fielded in 1892. The team plays its home games at the 8,419 seat Alfond Stadium in Orono, Maine.

Maine Black Bears
2023 Maine Black Bears football team
First season1892
Athletic directorSamantha Hegmann
Head coachJordan Stevens
1st season, 2–9 (.182)
StadiumsAlfond Stadium
(capacity: 8,419)
FieldMorse Field
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationOrono, Maine
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceCoastal Athletic Association
All-time record571–416–33 (.576)
Playoff record5–8
Conference titles13
RivalriesNew Hampshire Wildcats
ColorsMaine blue, white, and navy[1]
Fight songMaine Stein Song / For Maine!
MascotBananas T. Bear
Marching bandPride of Maine Black Bear Marching Band

History edit

Conference affiliations edit

Playoffs edit

The Black Bears have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs eight times. They have a 5–8 record in playoff games.

Year Round Opponent Result
1987 First Round Georgia Southern L 28–31
1989 First Round Missouri State L 35–38
2001 First Round
McNeese State
Northern Iowa
W 14–10
L 28–56
2002 First Round
Appalachian State
Georgia Southern
W 14–13
L 7–31
2008 First Round Northern Iowa L 15–40
2011 Second Round
Appalachian State
Georgia Southern
W 34–12
L 23–35
2013 Second Round New Hampshire L 27–41
2018 Second Round
Jacksonville State
Weber State
Eastern Washington
W 55–27
W 23–18
L 19–50

Bowl games edit

Maine has participated in one bowl game. Their record is 0–1.

Season Bowl Opponent Result
1965 Tangerine Bowl East Carolina L 0–31

Conference championships edit

Maine has won thirteen conference championships, seven shared and six outright.[2]

Season Conference Coach Record Conference record
1949† Yankee Conference David M. Nelson 2–4–1 2–0–1
1951 Yankee Conference Harold Westerman 6–0–1 3–0–1
1952† Yankee Conference Harold Westerman 4–3 3–1
1961 Yankee Conference Harold Westerman 8–0–1 5–0
1965 Yankee Conference Harold Westerman 8–2 5–0
1974 Yankee Conference Walter Abbott 4–6 4–2
1982 Yankee Conference Ron Rogerson 7–4 3–2
1987† Yankee Conference Tim Murphy 8–4 6–1
1989† Yankee Conference Tom Lichtenberg 9–3 6–2
2001† Atlantic 10 Conference Jack Cosgrove 9–3 7–2
2002† Atlantic 10 Conference Jack Cosgrove 11–3 7–2
2013 Coastal Athletic Association Jack Cosgrove 10–3 7–1
2018 Coastal Athletic Association Joe Harasymiak 8–3 7–1

† – Conference co-champions

Rivalries edit

New Hampshire Wildcats edit

Notable former players edit

Notable alumni include:

Future non-conference opponents edit

Announced schedules as of August 12, 2023.[3]

2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030
at FIU Colgate at Georgia Southern at Boston College at Akron at Boston College
at North Dakota State at Montana State
LIU at Oklahoma

References edit

  1. ^ Colors – Branding Toolbox – University of Maine. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "2018 Maine Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Maine. 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Maine Black Bears Football Future Schedules". Retrieved August 12, 2023.

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