Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Who will lead the pack this summer?

Posted on April 07, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

As the weather warms up and athletic events move outdoors, so begins the season for marathons, dashes, and road races. Here’s the inside scoop on upcoming USM races, muddy obstacle courses, 10k road races and the toughest challenge of all. USM starts the running season with two organized events; the Husky Dash 5k and the […]

From small town life to the international games: Ben Towne shares Olympic experience

Posted on March 10, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

Ben Towne (right), clinic coordinator of athletic training at USM, pictured with USA skeleton Bronze Medalist Matt Antoine (left) during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The opportunity of a lifetime was years in the making for Ben Towne, lecturer and clinic coordinator of athletic training at USM, who returned to Maine just last week after traveling with the U.S. Olympic teams to Sochi, Russia. Towne was chosen to be one of 17 athletic trainers to travel to the 2014 Winter […]

Lady Huskies win two but lose in the final game

Posted on March 03, 2014 by USM Free Press in Sports

By: David Sanok In what was a back-and-forth game throughout most of the night, the second-seeded USM Huskies women’s basketball team eventually pulled away with a 53-45 victory over the seventh-seeded UMass Boston Beacons on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Although the Huskies went on to lose in the final game, they had a great run this […]

Athlete Profile: Jamie Ruginski triple jumps to the nationals

Posted on March 03, 2014 by connorhamilton in Sports

Junior Jamie Ruginski from Buxton is a highly decorated member of the USM indoor track team. He has competed and scored at both the regional and national level and will be representing the university at the the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association Championships, one of the oldest track and field competitions in the country. […]

Healthy or not: the truth about athletes’ diets

Posted on March 03, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

The difference between a nutritional diet and unhealthy habits can make or break a student athletes’ performance. Many student athletes find it difficult to keep their diet on track when their sport is off season. “When I’m out of season, I’ll eat more junk food—you know chips, salsa—everything you shouldn’t be eating,” said Sabrina Sodders, […]

USM athlete will donate kidney to save her father’s life

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports

Demi Ruder, sophomore social work major and captain of the volleyball team, is the perfect match to save her father’s life. Her father, Michael Ruder, was diagnosed with kidney failure last May. “It was out of the blue. They called it an autoimmune disease, so no one knows why it happened or where it came […]

Huskies fall to Colby

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Anthony Emerson in Sports

The USM men’s basketball team couldn’t follow the ladies’ example as they fell to the Colby College Mules 63-58, for their second straight loss—a tough one for USM. Colby was led offensively and defensively by sophomore center Chris Hudnut, who scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds. USM was led offensively by senior forward Conor […]

USM athletes bridge community gap and mentor youth basketball

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

The Athletics Department has been engaging with the town of Gorham to improve relations and build community as a whole. The Second Annual ‘Town of Gorham Night’ took place at the men and women’s basketball games on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the Warren Hill Gymnasium.  Cheered on by the crowd, third and fourth grade students […]

Quick Hits

Posted on January 20, 2014 by adamkennedy in Sports

Men’s Hockey USM ties Skidmore late 2-2 The men’s hockey team came back after being down 2-0 early to tie the game in the third. Neither team scored in overtime, giving the team their fifth tie of the season, and leaving them with a record of 4-7-5. The team’s next game is at St. Michael’s […]

Top winter destinations

Posted on December 01, 2013 by Francis Flisiuk in Sports

The days are getting colder and before you know it, winter will be here. With the end of fall sports and the semester drawing to a close, wouldn’t now be the best time to just sleep the days away? Then again, why sleep when you can take advantage of winter and all the activities that […]