Richard Barron on his new four year contract extension

Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron joined Downtown on Wednesday afternoon to talk about his new four year contract extension.  Barron spoke about his decision to stay with UMaine and said that he had actually made the decision a while ago about staying in Orono.  He also talked about the outlook for the team in […]

Bob Walsh on the departure of Issac Vann from the program

UMaine men’s basketball coach Bob Walsh joined Downtown to talk about the news of Issac Vann’s transfer from the program on Wednesday.  Walsh said he wasn’t surprised with Vann’s decision and said the freshman was looking to move up to a higher level of basketball.  He said Vann fit in really well to the program […]

Todd Steelman previews the Sweet Sixteen and recaps 2015-16 season

  Maine associate women’s basketball coach Todd Steelman joined Downtown to talk about the end of the season for the team and also the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA ranks.  Steelman talked about the transition to the off-season for the team and discussed the end of the year for the squad.  He also spoke on […]

Richard Barron wraps up the 2015-16 women’s basketball campaign

  With the season ending at the hands of Quinnipiac on Friday, Coach Richard Barron talked all things Black Bear hoop on Monday’s Downtown.  Barron weighed in on the team’s NIT run, which jobs might be up for grabs for next season’s returning players, and the big question: will he or won’t he be returning […]

Don Shields previews the WNIT match-up versus Quinnipiac

  Don Shields joined Downtown a few hours prior to the big WNIT match-up for UMaine versus Quinnipiac that evening. Shields talked about the disappointment for the Black Bears in missing out of the NCAA tournament, but said he was impressed with how upbeat the squad has been this week. He also brought up the […]

Bob Mortali on Quinnipiac women’s basketball and the WNIT

Bob Mortali, the voice of Quinnipiac women’s basketball, joined downtown on Thursday to preview the game between the Bobcats and Black Bears in the first round of the WNIT. Mortali talked about the similarities between Maine and Quinnipiac’s seasons and what exactly went wrong during their championship game. He also said that he thinks the […]

Richard Barron on AE Championship loss and NIT appearance

  Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron joined Downtown on Monday afternoon to talk about the close loss in the America East Championship game on Friday afternoon and getting ready for the upcoming NIT game this week. Barron said the team was disappointed in the outcome but was happy with the support given by the […]

Don Shields previews the AE Championship game

Don Shields, the voice of UMaine women’ basketball, came on Downtown to talk about the upcoming America East championship game for the Black Bears on Friday. Shields spoke on what exactly Maine needs to do to be successful on Friday, with the key being able to shut down Shereesha Richards.

Wayne Harvey on AE Championship game and “Wiffle For A Wish”

Wayne Harvey of WABI TV5 joined Downtown live in the Seasons Restaurant studios to talk about a big America East championship game for the Black Bears and his upcoming Wiffle For A Wish this summer. Wayne spoke about a unique meeting with a young lady in Florida that his efforts at the wiffle ball tournament […]

Bob Walsh wraps up the 2015-16 season for the Black Bears

  Bob Walsh, the coach for the UMaine men’s basketball team, joined Downtown to wrap up the 2015-16 basketball season for the Black Bears. Walsh talked about the quarterfinal loss for the team and what areas he wants to address this off-season. He also talked about what players improved the most during the season and […]

Richard Barron on the America East playoffs and game versus Albany

Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron joined Downtown on Monday afternoon to talk about the upcoming championship game for the Black Bears on Friday afternoon versus the Albany Great Danes. Barron spoke on how they were able to overcome a late deficit in their game versus Stony Brook and the tremendous play of Sheraton Jones […]

Liz Wood on the AE Championship game and her UMaine career

Senior captain Liz Wood of the UMaine women’s basketball team joined Downtown to talk about a big semi-final win against Stony Brook and previewed the match-up versus Albany on Friday. Wood spoke about fouling out in the contest, but was happy that her teammates were able to pick up where she left off. She also […]

Brian Sullivan on WABI TV5 on Maine women’s basketball and Boston sports

Brian Sullivan joined Downtown on Thursday to talk about his new position with WABI TV5 in Bangor. Sully said that he was happy to take the position with the CBS affiliate after working so many years with WVII and WFVX in Bangor. He also talked a little bit about UMaine and Boston sports, saying that […]

Bob Walsh previews Maine’s quarterfinal match-up with Vermont

Maine basketball coach Bob Walsh joined Downtown to preview a tough quarterfinal match-up with the Vermont Catamounts that evening. Walsh talked about facing Vermont again after two difficult losses earlier in the season. He also said that the Black Bears would have to play their style of basketball to be successful against Vermont and move […]

AJ Kanell on the Catamounts and Coach John Becker

AJ Kanell, the voice of the Vermont Catamounts, joined Downtown on Wednesday afternoon to preview the upcoming quarterfinal match-up with the Maine Black Bears. Kanell said that the Catamounts are playing their best basketball of the season as of late and talked about what Coach John Becker means to the team. He also went into […]