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  • University of Alaska

    Grades cost 2 UAA Seawolves the rest of the women’s basketball season

    by Dave Leval on Jan 18, 18:23

    The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team is in Seattle. However, two players did not make the trip with the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) leaders who will play at rival Seattle Pacific University Thursday. Their seasons are done. Junior guard Kaitlyn Hurley and junior forward Dominique Thomas have been declared academically ineligible by the […]

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    UAA overcomes slow start for win over UAF

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 11, 21:53

    Never turn your back on a rivalry game—ever.  The University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves nearly found out the hard way but turned it around in time to claim a 76-63 win over in-state nemesis University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks at Alaska Airlines Center. In the 100th installment of the series, UAF (7-9, 2-5) jumped out to 23-16 first half […]

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    UAA’s Alaska Airlines Center receives national praise

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 30, 15:21

    Most of the time it’s about the athletes or the coaches. But every now and then, the constant is recognized. On Thursday, the Alaska Airlines Center received its due. A building just a couple of years old was named the best place to watch a Division II college basketball games by herosports.com. “To see the […]

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    UAA volleyball falls in national final

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 10, 16:10

    Last updated at 6:36 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 The run ended one short. After a magical ride, University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves volleyball team dropped a straight sets match in the Division II National Championship to top-ranked and top-seeded Concordia University St. Paul — 25-19, 25-12, 25-12 — at the Sanford Center in Sioux […]

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    UAA volleyball drops Palm Beach, advances to play for national title

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 09, 16:12

    The dream and the dream season both continue. With another stirring performance, UAA volleyball charged its way through the NCAA Division II Semifinals with a four set win over Palm Beach Atlantic 25-16, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Seawolves are now into the national finals and will […]

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    UAA volleyball drops Angelo State, moves one step closer to national title

    by Dave Goldman on Dec 08, 12:23

    The UAA volleyball team’s dream season will continue. The Seawolves advanced to the national semifinal of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Tournament with a four set win over Angelo State 14-25, 25-22, 27-25, 25-16 at the Sanford Pentagon. After dropping the first set, UAA came back to take a tight second. The Seawolves (33-2) grabbed control […]

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    UAA volleyball team advances to Elite 8

    by John Thompson on Dec 04, 11:54

    For the first time in program history, the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team has been crowned NCAA Division II West Region Champions. The Seawolves defeated GNAC foe Western Washington University in four sets  — 19-25, 27-25, 25-21 and 25-23 — in front of a record crowd of 2,710 people at the Alaska Airlines Center, […]

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    Oakland University player goes from front lines of combat to starting line up of basketball team

    by Dave Leval on Nov 26, 13:09

    Isaiah Brock truly enjoys his time on the basketball court with his Oakland University teammates. “It kind of reminds me of the military, very similar to the military,” the freshman forward said. “It’s a brotherhood almost, that’s what I enjoy most about basketball.” Brock knows about life in the military — he left it earlier […]

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    New efforts to bring back crowds for GCI Great Alaska Shootout

    by Bonney Bowman on Nov 23, 18:42

    The GCI Great Alaska Shootout has been struggling to boost attendance for years, but this year, organizers say they’re trying some new things to bring in new fans. Much of the outreach effort is focused on bringing in younger fans, and University of Alaska Anchorage athletics director Keith Hackett thinks it’s working, based on the […]

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    Johnsen recommends UA not cut teams, for now

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 10, 9:43

    Updated at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 The University of Alaska (UA) will not move forward with plans to cut athletics teams at this time, according to a statement from President Jim Johnsen. The statement, released Thursday morning, said the decision stems from the NCAA’s response to a waiver submitted by UA last month. […]

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    University of Alaska coaches open up on budget cuts facing their teams

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 30, 17:58

    State budget problems have found athletics. The University of Alaska Men and Women’s skiing and indoor track and field teams could be cut after 2016-17 year. The announcement was made this week by UA president Jim Johnsen and University of Alaska Anchorage athletics director Keith Hackett. UAA is petitioning the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for […]

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    University of Alaska plan looks to cut skiing, indoor track programs

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 27, 15:24

    The University of Alaska Anchorage will likely cut its men’s and women’s skiing and indoor track programs as early as next year. University President Jim Johnsen and UAA athletic director Keith Hackett made the announcement Thursday at a joint press conference at the Alaska Airlines Center. It’s part of the ongoing effort since the Strategic […]

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    UAA’S fate hangs on the balance beam

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 18, 21:23

    The balance beam is narrowing. As the University of Alaska Anchorage gymnastics team prepares for their season, an ominous questions looms: Will this team be here this time next year? Right now, no one knows the answer. What is known is that budget cuts are coming throughout the university and the athletic department will not be spared. Along with hockey and skiing, it’s […]

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    Local comes home like he never left

    by Dave Goldman on Oct 08, 11:52

    When you leave Alaska, you’re a long ways away, no matter where you go. So the return is that much more rewarding. Eric Schierhorn is now home—if only for a few days. The University of Minnesota sophomore goaltender and Anchorage native played a game in his home state for the first time since seventh grade. He recorded 14 […]

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    University of Alaska Anchorage to host 2018 GNAC championships

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 29, 11:52

    The list of big-time events at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage is growing. The 2018 Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships can now be added to the list. This is the first time the event will be hosted at the new 5,000 seat arena. .@UAASeawolves and @AKAirCenter to host 2018 #GNACMBB […]

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    UAA hockey now gets to the ice after months of talk

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 27, 23:22

    Finally. The talk ends. In the case of the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves, the discussion of breaking a two-year playoff drought was replaced all off-season with the constant chatter of whether or not the program will be around next year. That possibility still lingers. Budget cuts are coming. But at media day on Tuesday the […]

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    UAA ski coach stresses to his athletes to stay in the moment

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 21, 21:33

    It’s eyes straight ahead for the University of Alaska Anchorage ski team. Budget cuts loom, and as one of four programs potentially on the chopping block in the Seawolves athletic department, the men and women skiers are keeping their focus on the trail. The coaching staff is doing its best to deflect any pressures of a potentially final season […]

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    NCAA vice president Anucha Browne visits UAA

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 17, 15:33

    Usually a visit from the NCAA would make a school nervous, but the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) was happy to host on Friday. Anucha Browne is a vice president with the NCAA in charge of women’s basketball championships. She made her first trip the 49th state to meet with the women’s basketball team, last year’s […]

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    UAA skis on with no guarantees

    by Dave Goldman on Sep 14, 22:00

    Call it a pre-season of uncertainty. The world of Division I College athletics is competitive enough, now try entering your season wondering if it will be your last. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Seawolf ski team, along with the hockey and gymnastics programs, doesn’t know if it’ll be around next year with potential budget […]

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    UAA students, athletes voice concerns over budget cuts

    by Dave Leval on Sep 07, 22:41

    Some University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves teams have already begun their season, while others will start in a few weeks. It could be the beginning of the end for a handful of those programs, as they could be cut due to the state’s budget problems. At a public meeting on campus Wednesday, university president Jim […]