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UMaine suspends softball team 

THE SOFTBALL TEAM AT UMAINE WOKE UP TODAY WITH A HAZING HANGOVER… AFTER AN INVESTIGATION BY THE UNIVERSITY ITSELF SELF IMPOSED SANCTIONS ON THE UMAINE SOFTBALL TEAM CAME DOWN TO SEND A MESSAGE TO ALL STUDENT ATHLETES ON CAMPUS…AFTER PICTURES OF HAZING SURFACED ON THE INTERNET AT NCAAHAZING.COM THE UNIVERSITY OF MAINE BECAME OF THE PROBLEM AND NOW HAS SUSPENDED THE ENTIRE TEAM ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE 2008 SEASON….THEY ARE ALSO ON PROBATION FOR THREE YEARS. THE ENTIRE TEAM WILL SERVE 20 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. PARTICIPATE IN MANDATORY ANTI-HAZING AND ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAMS… ON TOP OF THAT PITCHER JENNA BALLENT WILL BE SUSPENDED TWO GAMES, COURTNEY GINGRICH GETS A TEN GAME SUSPENSION AND STRIPPED OF HER CAPTAIN STATUS…AND ASHLEY WATERS GETS TWO GAMES AND IS NO LONGER A CAPTAIN.