Archive for October 22nd, 2007
From the minds of WMEB’s newest sports talk show, “Three and Out,” comes three hot topics from the world of sports. It’s your weekly pill for instant sports relief.
First Down: Kobe Bryant wants out of L.A. again; when will this saga end?
Kobe Bryant is the best player in the NBA; he also happens to be the most unhappy.
Everyone in Red Sox nation is praising J.D. Drew and the unbelievable clutch performance that Red Sox ace Curt Schilling had in game six. Before game six, Drew had not had a good series against the Tribe’s pitchers and hadn’t hit across a single RBI in the ALCS.
It was a big weekend for all Black Bear fans on campus as the men’s hockey team played their first home opener and won both games against Mercyhurst. Not only did the hockey team have a big home game, but the volleyball team on Saturday faced their rival UNH in the Pit and tried to garner another America East conference win.
The University of Maine field hockey team fell to Vermont 2-1 on a dreary Friday afternoon in Orono. The Black Bears snagged the early lead but couldn’t hold off the Catamounts in the second half. Maine dropped to 4-11 overall, and Vermont improved to 11-5.
The University of Maine women’s ice hockey team dropped a pair of road games to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this weekend and fell to 1-4-1 on the season. Both games displayed great goaltending from both junior standout Genevieve Turgeon and first-year Sarah Bishop, who made her second career start in goal on Saturday.
This past weekend, the University of Maine men’s hockey team showed Mercyhurst College what Black Bear hockey is all about. With hundreds of students lined up at the front door of Alfond Arena more than four hours before game time this was sure to be a great weekend for the UMaine hockey.
As I’m sure you can imagine, I reacted with shock, awe, and joy at Stephen Colbert’s recent announcement that he was going to run for president of the United States. In fact, I stood up, put my hand across my heart, and declared with great emotion, “Stephen, I accept your invitation to be your vice-presidential candidate”.
The Maine Attraction on Friday at 9 p.m. in the Student Union presented comic P.J. Thibedeou as he entertained a moderately full crowd with an interesting range of comedy sketches. His comedic template included an array of observational gags on his take on “His First Kiss,” to introspective observations of daily life.
On Nov. 6, Maine voters will decide the fates of five bond issues, two of them pertaining to education and the University of Maine. Students at UMaine have the opportunity to participate in the vote and benefit from the measures.
All five questions are listed on the Maine State Web site.
It was girls night at Minsky Hall this past Wednesday for the Women Composers Concert. Everyone from professors to choral groups and individual students performed. After a dimming of the lights and a “press play,” the show was under way.
First up was Beth Wiemann on bass clarinet and Elizabeth Downing on alto flute.