Paying to play: USM students and officials talk about cost of sports

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

USM's #7 Jennifer Poulin vies for the ball during a field hockey game in September.

There’s no doubt that college sports are expensive, but although the majority of the expenses are covered by the university, student athletes still have to pay out of pocket occasionally. Raquel Heitor, a freshman on the women’s lacrosse team, believes that lacrosse is the most expensive sport for students. “It might be second, but it’s […]

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 […]

New software giving women’s team edge

Posted on November 11, 2013 by adamkennedy in Sports, Sports Feature, Uncategorized

Film editing allows women’s basketball to improve practice With a successful season behind them, the women’s basketball team is ready for another season. For the third year in a row they’re going to be improving their game and looking to the  NCAA tournament with the aid of some interesting software. Three years back, the team […]

USM basketball player joins team on memorable trip home for the holidays

Posted on January 30, 2012 by jneill in Sports, Sports Feature

USM men’s basketball player Jeremy Jackson hadn’t been in his hometown just outside of New Orleans since August. But Jackson joined his teammates for a holiday tournament in the Big Easy over Christmas break, and the team was able to take away much more than just wins and losses from its trip.

A man in his own class

Posted on November 15, 2011 by jneill in Sports Feature

Costello accepts a cake from the USM Athletics Department during a ceremony after winning his 200th game as women’s coach in 1987. The win made him the only NCAA coach to eclipse 200 wins in both men’s and women’s basketball.

In 1987, legendary USM men’s and women’s basketball coach Doc Costello accomplished something no other NCAA coach had done before, but it was his kindness and class toward everyone he came across that stood out far beyond his success and triumphs.