Maine Black Bears football

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Maine Black Bears
2018 Maine Black Bears football team
Maine Black Bears script.svg
First season 1892
Athletic director Steve Abbott
Head coach Joe Harasymiak
3rd season, 12–11 (.522)
Stadium Alfond Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Orono, Maine
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
All-time record 569–413–33 (.577)
Conference titles 12
Rivalries New Hampshire Wildcats
Colors Maine Blue, White, and Navy[1]
Mascot Bananas T. Bear
For information on all University of Maine sports, see Maine Black Bears.

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 Colonial Athletic Association. Maine's first football team was fielded in 1892. The team plays its home games at the 10,000 seat Alfond Stadium in Orono, Maine.

Conference affiliations[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:


The Black Bears have appeared in the Division I-AA/FCS Playoffs seven times. Their combined record is 3–7.

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

Bowl games[edit]

Year Bowl Opponent Result PF PA
1965 Tangerine Bowl East Carolina L 0 31


Conference championships[edit]

1949, 1951, 1952, 1961, 1965, 1974, 1982, 1987, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2013


New Hampshire Wildcats[edit]


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