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Maine Black Bears football

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First season

Field surface

NCAA division
Division I FCS

Head coach
Joe Harasymiak

Athletic director
Karlton Creech

Seating capacity

Orono, Maine

All-time record
569–413–33 (.577)

Division I (NCAA)

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Harold Alfond Sports Stadium

Colonial Athletic Association

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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 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.


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Conference affiliations

  • 1892: Independent
  • 1893–1946: Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association
  • 1947–96: Yankee Conference
  • 1997–2006: Atlantic 10 Conference
  • 2007–present: Colonial Athletic Association
  • Notable former players

    Notable alumni include:

  • Jovan Belcher
  • Mike Buck
  • Accie Connor
  • Stephen Cooper
  • Mike DeVito
  • Mike Flynn
  • Brandon McGowan
  • Kevin McMahan
  • Jerron McMillian
  • Matthew Mulligan
  • Montell Owens
  • Justin Strzelczyk
  • Lofa Tatupu
  • Jeff Reinebold
  • Scott Farmer
  • Playoffs

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

    Bowl games

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    The Black Bears have competed in just one bowl game, the 1965 Tangerine Bowl. They lost 31–0 to East Carolina.

    Conference championships

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

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