Former UMaine Coach Enters Plea 

A former UMaine Basketball coach has pleaded not guilty to assault and sex crimes against two female college students. Michael Burden, who’s from New Jersey, was the associate head coach of the men’s team.His lawyer entered not guilty pleas for him in court in Bangor Thursday to two counts of assault and one count of unlawful sexual touching.Burden resigned after he was charged following an incident in may involving two students, a 21-year-old soccer player and a 20-year-old woman. The incident allegedly took place outside an Orono night club.Burden’s lawyer says he’ll request a trial for his client.