Maine Black Bears football

Maine Black Bears
2016 Maine Black Bears football team
First season 1892
Athletic director Steve Abbott
Head coach Joe Harasymiak
1st year, 65 (.545)
Stadium Alfond Stadium
Seating capacity 10,000
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Orono, Maine
NCAA division Division I FCS
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
All-time record 56941333 (.577)
Bowl record 00 (–)
Conference titles 12
Colors Maine Blue, White, and Navy[1]
Mascot Bananas T. Bear
Rivals New Hampshire Wildcats
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

Notable former players

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

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


New Hampshire Wildcats


  1. The University of Maine Brand Standards (PDF). 2015-07-23. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
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