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  • University of Alaska

    Thanksgiving hoops: 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout men’s field set

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 22, 11:13

    The coming year will mark a major anniversary for the GCI Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament — 40 years. And the host has already set the table. Even though it’s only March, the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has announced the eight team men’s field for the Thanksgiving tradition. Three teams will travel north from California: California […]

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    UAA Lady Seawolves to host NCAA tournament again

    by Dave Goldman on Mar 06, 13:35

    The University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team knows the accommodations at Alaska Airlines Center well. Now, as hosts of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) 2017 Division II Women’s Basketball Championship West Region, the Seawolves will also get to test out the home court theory. After posting a 29-1 record and a number two […]

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    Wiggs makes it a historic week for UAA basketball

    by Dave Leval on Feb 07, 15:44

    What a week it’s been for University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) basketball player Sekou “Suki” Wiggs. The senior guard from Seattle earned the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s (USBWA) National Player of the Week award for NCAA Division II, after his performance in home victories over nationally ranked Western Washington University (WWU) Vikings and Simon Fraser […]

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    UAA skiing is back where it belongs, on the slopes

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 29, 17:36

    Forget a year, what a difference three months can make. While this past week represented the first time in two years that the University of Alaska Anchorage skiing program hosted an event, the Seawolves weren’t sure they’d ever be on the slopes again wearing the green and gold. Since last February, looming budget cuts threatened to eliminate the program. A quiet spring led to a noisier […]

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    UAA track and field team adjusts without The Dome

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 25, 20:47

    If only they could get back on track. For now, the University of Alaska Anchorage indoor track and field team is making due without The Dome.  But the domino effect continues. Following The Dome’s collapse over the weekend, UAA, along with many other groups, lost its place to work out. It forced the Seawolves back to campus and a building which […]

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    UAA skiing back in business, back on the mountain

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 24, 22:20

    Every team likes to be at home. While there may be varying degrees of home field advantage, the University of Alaska Anchorage ski team feels it will have one for the next three weeks. With the Seawolf and UAA Invitationals to get going at Alyeska Resort in Girdwood and Anchorage’s Kincaid Park, UAA will be […]

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    UAA indoor track and field adapting with Dome out of commission

    by Dave Goldman on Jan 24, 11:39

    The collapse of The Dome has the University of Alaska Anchorage indoor track and field team running back home. “We’re going to focus on what we can do, not what we can’t do,” said head coach Michael Friess, who’s now in his 27th season. “We’re going to train hard and fortunately we’re in a sport […]

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    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 […]