Dedicated to Maine Athletes…Past, Present & Future
Order your own “M” plaque
Beginning with the Class of 2013, the M Club initiated a program to award wall plaques with a chenille “M” under a plexiglas shield to all graduating University of Maine varsity letter winners.
The M Club is proud to have begun this program. The athletic department now awards certificates, but not actual letters, M sweaters or M jackets.
Former Black Bears can order the same plaque with a plate engraved with their name, sport and year of their first varsity letter. By doing so, alumni letter winners can not only obtain this handsome keepsake for their office or den, but will also be helping to finance the program for upcoming letter winners.
To do so, print out and fill out the order form, enclose your check to the University of Maine Alumni Association and mail as directed (ignore the directions for a red envelope). The plaque will be mailed directly to you.
Haskell strikes again
Former University of Maine athletic director Stu Haskell has done it again. Building on his epic effort, “The Maine Book: University of Maine Athletics 1881-2007,” Haskell has compiled comprehensive all-in-one lists of both men and women’s “M” winners over the years, and centuries, 19th into the 21st.
It totals up to approximately 13,000 names, according to Haskell, although he did not count them line for line. Nevertheless, when added to all the information in “The Maine Book,” these new lists, A to Z, combining all sports, Black Bear enthusiasts now have as complete a history of UMaine sports as is possible.
The M Club appreciates Stu’s efforts, and his allowing us to bring this priceless information to you.
The Maine Book on-line
“The Maine Book: University of Maine Athletics 1881-2007,” a massive undertaking and labor of love for former UMaine athletic director Stu Haskell ’56, is posted on-line on the M Club website.
Every team, every athlete, everyone who ever performed for the Black Bears through 2007 is here. The records, the statistics, team photos. If it’s not in the book, it didn’t happen.
The M Club owes Stu many thanks for making the complete record book, almost 800 pages, available to everyone.
Links to former Black Bears
If you know of any newspaper or magazine stories about former Maine athletes in their current lives, be it business, family or still in sports, let M Club board member Bob Kelleter know and we’ll link it up below for all to see. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org with the URL. Thank you!
(The M Club board meets every third Wednesday, September through May.)