UMaine football returns home with playoff berth on the line

The University of Maine football team has spent four of the last five weeks on the road.
On Saturday, the seventh-ranked Black Bears return to Morse Field at Alfond Stadium in Orono for a Colonial Athletic Association showdown against No. 14 Towson University.
The contest is the most significant home game for coach Jack Cosgrove’s team since the 2008 regular-season finale against archrival New Hampshire.
This time, UMaine (7-1, 5-0 CAA) can virtually assure itself of an NCAA playoff berth with a win over the talented, second-place Tigers (6-2, 4-1 CAA).
This could be a special season for the Bears, who certainly would benefit from having a large, vocal crowd at Saturday’s game.
This UMaine team has demonstrated skill, resolve and resilience in putting itself in position to challenge for its first CAA title since 2002.
Black Bear fans who have been waiting for a winner need wait no longer. And with UMaine squaring off against another championship contender, the support of the fans might be enough to help this team take the next step.
The weather forecast is for partly sunny skies and temperatures rising into the mid-40s. There’s no better time for fans to jump on the Black Bear bandwagon than Saturday.

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About Pete Warner

Pete is a Bangor native who graduated from Bangor High School, Class of 1980. He earned a B.S. in Journalism (Advertising) from the University of Maine in 1986. He has been a full-time member of the Bangor Daily News Sports staff since 1984. Pete lives in Bangor with his wife of 35 years, Annia. They have two adult sons, Will and Paul. Pete is fluent in Spanish and enjoys visiting his in-laws and friends in Costa Rica. His hobbies including hunting, fishing and listening to jazz.