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Black Bears Football: Pride, Disappointment, and Wildcats

It’s been very well documented by Fill The Steins, and just about everyone else that covers UMaine football, that this year’s team far exceeded expectations.  After being voted to finish 8th in the CAA by the coaches in the conference’s preseason poll, the Black Bears went on to finish the regular season 5th…in the country.  […]

Playoff Preview: Black Bears vs. UNH

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you know the University of Maine football team will make history on Saturday, as it hosts an NCAA playoff game for the first time in the program’s 121-year existence.  More importantly, the Black Bears have an opportunity to avenge their only CAA and […]

UMaine Homecoming Weekend Sports Schedule

As we here at Fill The Steins have shown you with our top ten countdown, Homecoming is always the most highly anticipated weekend of the fall semester.  It’s a time when students, alumni, friends, family, and supporters of the University of Maine come together for what is hopefully a beautiful autumn weekend in Orono.  The centerpiece […]

Commentary: Winning and Losing

The University of Maine football team is doing exactly what sophomore defensive end Trevor Bates told Fill The Steins they would do this year: surprise people and exceed expectations.  Despite being picked to finish 8th in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), the Black Bears have started their 2013 campaign with a 3-1 record.  In those first four […]

The Quick & Dirty: Patriot Place

Over the course of my 34 years, I’ve been accused of being both quick and dirty, occasionally at the same time.  While these characterizations are not always complimentary , it is my vow to Fill The Steins Nation to make our periodic Quick & Dirty feature a positive experience for our readership. Today, we debut […]

Black Bear Football: Bearing Down

The University of Maine football team finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 5-6 and a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference record of 4-4.  On the surface, that doesn’t look like much.  Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find more than just glimmers of excellence.“We ended the season with two great games […]

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