Maine Goes to the Tangerine Bowl

In 1965, the University of Maine football team competed in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, Florida against East Carolina. This docudrama produced and directed by George Wildey, follows the team as they practice for the game and make the trip South. To prepare, they run drills outside in the snow and work out inside with the thermostat set at 80 degrees. We see the team head to the airport and follow them through their busy week in Florida. Practices, pre-game events and halftime shows are highlighted. George Hale does the play-by-play as parts of the game are shown. The boys return to Maine to a hero's welcome. This Black Bear team remains the only one from Maine to ever compete in a bowl contest. 22 minutes PLUS bonus footage!

22 minutes