Category Archives: College

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 […]

Regular-season champs are more deserving of NCAA Tourney’s automatic qualifiers

March Madness should include all 32 NCAA regular season conference champions instead of the format in which the conference tourney winners get the 31 automatic bids to college basketball’s Big Dance. The Ivy League’s regular season champs and the 31 tourney champs make up the 32 automatic bids, 46 percent out of the 68 teams […]

Coaches, Maine players help Husson basketball programs succeed

Husson College won the Northeast Maine Small College regular season men’s basketball championship in 1956 and then won the Maine State Small College title under the tutelage of coach Del Merrill. Husson, now a university, has since been one of the most successful men’s college basketball programs in the state. From Merrill in 1955 to […]

UMaine’s Koizar is excellent example of international basketball players’ impact

  Over twenty-five percent of players on NBA rosters are international players. The defending champion San Antonio Spurs lead with 10. There are also many international players on Division I college teams. Some have found their way to American prep and high schools. The Lee Academy postgrads have had international players every year since its […]