Stand and drink a toast to former UMaine great Nate Fox (1977-2014)

Fill The Steins remembers the late Nate Fox, one of the greatest players in Maine men’s basketball history.

A Weekend Away with the Black Bears

Once the Black Bear Hockey Team was finished with UNH on the ice in Portland, they made some time for the kids in southern Maine, too. Fill The Steins attended family skate with UMaine Hockey.

The Great EasyMac Fire of 2014

Fill The Steins’ man on campus, Griffin Stockford, tells the tale of the Great EasyMac Fire of 2014, and the lives of those in Cumberland Hall – and how they changed forever.

UMaine Hockey’s biggest weekend might be the next one

The University of Maine Men’s Ice Hockey team isn’t the worst team in Hockey East, luckily the University of New Hampshire is having an equally tough season. The good news is that the hybrid home-and-away series that will take place in Manchester, NH and Portland, ME this coming weekend is a chance for the Black Bears to gain some traction and move forward into the second half of the season.

Balancing Exercise with Entertainment at the New Balance Student Recreation Center

Fill The Steins’ Student Contributor, Griffin Stockford, examines the University of Maine’s New Balance Student Recreation Center – and all the personalities that provide entertainment with your exercise.

American Black Bears: A Book Report

The fall semester is winding down, with Halloween in the rearview and Thanksgiving next week.  But before Christmas-Hanukkah-Kwanzaa arrives (or Festivus, as it’s celebrated at FTS HQ…), college-aged Black Bears buckle down for finals.  So, in the spirit of solidarity with our student friends, we’re hitting the books, too.  They say to write what you […]

Coach Walsh’s Black Bears Looking to Build a Championship Culture

As the Bob Walsh era begins in Orono, we preview the upcoming season and what Maine’s new head coach is looking to create in the men’s basketball program.

A Tribute to Stephen King, UMaine’s Finest Son

With Stephen King’s The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County coming to The Collins Center for the Arts this Saturday to kick off its national tour (as previewed by FTS’s own Matt Grondin), it seems only fitting to reflect upon King’s impact as one of the College of Our Hearts’ most storied alums. A man who […]

Where’s the best place to grab a drink in Orono?

Going to school is hard, especially if you are under the age of twenty-one. But when that much cherished birthday rolls around you have a freedom that has been celebrated since prohibition ended in 1933. Like any great college town, Orono is home to many great bars, pubs and watering holes where you can Fill The Steins which begs the question, “what is the best bar in Orono?”

How do you define success for the UMaine Women’s Basketball Program?

With ten returning players and a hand full of new faces we thought it was the perfect chance to preview the season with none other than an original FOFTS (Friend of Fill The Steins), lady Black Bears’ assistant coach Amy Vachon on the FTS Podcast.

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