Orono, Maine – University of Maine Athletics and its multimedia rights partner, Black Bear Sports Properties, announced on March 2, that it will televise all three of Maine’s home football games. These select games will air live on WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 Bangor and Maine’s CW – WPXT Portland.
“We are very excited, after a long, too long of an absence, to have UMaine sports back on local broadcast television,” WVII Fox Bangor General Manager Mike Palmer said. “It may be winter, but the announcement put a spring in our step.”
The first broadcast of the season will take place on Saturday, March 13 when Maine football hosts UAlbany at noon live on WVII ABC 7 Bangor. Maine’s home contest with Villanova, schedule for Saturday, April 3, will air on WFVX FOX 22 Bangor. The Black Bears will wrap up the 2021 spring regular season slate when they host New Hampshire on Saturday, April 17 live on WFVX FOX 22. All three games will air on Maine’s CW – WPXT in Portland.
“We’re thrilled to be televising Maine football’s entire home spring season,” Black Bear Sports Properties’ General Manager Justin Barnes said. “In a year without fans in the stands, it’s more important than ever that we deliver quality sports programming to all of Black Bear Nation.”
Black Bear Sports Properties is the locally based team for Learfield IMG College, UMaine Athletics’ multimedia rightsholder. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.
Scheduled TV dates and times are subject to change.