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Women’s basketball edges Colby 57-46, while Men fall short, 71-70.

Posted on February 08, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports Feature

By Nicolas Beauchesne Tuesday night both women’s and men’s basketball tipped off against the Colby College Mules. The women improved their record to 12-8 after their 57-46 victory, in a game that went back and forth until the Huskies pulled away in the final quarter. The Huskies got off to a hot start, leading the […]

USM maintains stance on Gordon College

Posted on February 01, 2016 by USM Free Press in Sports Feature

Nick Beauchesne Last year was the first in decades that the University of Southern Maine did not face Gordon College in some form of athletic competition. This year and for years to come will be the same, so long as Gordon maintains its discriminatory stance concerning members of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and […]

Student honors fallen marine

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature, Uncategorized

Brandon Sodergren crosses the finish line at the Army Marathon in 2013.

Brandon Sodergren is a senior criminology major, member of the wrestling team and a student senator. Before attending USM, Sodergren served in the Marines for six years beginning in 2006, including two tours–one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan–as an infantry machine gunner. Now he spends his free time running marathons and fundraising in honor […]

Head Coach Bergeron optimistic for championships after men’s tennis wins ten straight matches

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Justicia Barreiros in Sports, Sports Feature

This week the Huskies’ men’s tennis team added two more wins, improving their record to 10-3 while remaining undefeated in the Little East Conference with a record of 4-0. The Huskies are also undefeated at home and have won the last ten matches straight. In the match against Salem State University Tuesday, the Huskies performed […]

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.