All posts by Bob Cimbollek

More success possible for young UMaine women’s basketball team

More overall size and athleticism could make this year’s University of Maine women’s basketball team more successful than last year’s team that lost in the America East championship game. Eight seniors graduated off that team and this year’s squad has eight new freshmen, seven of whom are international recruits. Maine is 5-5 in non-conference action. […]

UMaine men’s basketball program on right path after making changes

The University of Maine men’s basketball coaching staff has made some recruiting and needed style of play changes this season after going 11-49 the past two seasons. The style of play consisted of an uptempo offense, allowing players to dictate when and who shoots, pressing full-court and using 10 or 11 players. That style didn’t […]

Preseason practices are not the time for scrimmages

With high school basketball practices underway on Monday, I wonder how many coaches started tryouts by rolling out the ball for scrimmaging. Webster’s definition of a scrimmage is, “a practice game.” Conducting an intrasquad scrimmage is usually without certified officials or fans and there is little coaching. With just three weeks (including tryouts) before opening […]

Lee Academy grad guiding UMFK men’s basketball on path to success

Lee Academy grad guiding UMFK men’s basketball on path to success| After the University of Maine-Fort Kent’s big 80-75 upset win over Division I University of Maine on Nov. 5, the Bengals are no longer playing in Maine basketball obscurity. UMFK pulled off one of the school’s biggest victories behind 6-foot-7 senior Joel McCluskey, a […]