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Athletic Director Hackett hosts media day

University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Director Keith Hackett along with head coaches and members of the Athletic Department hosted a media day and tour of the new Alaska Airlines Arena. The excitement is high among members of the Athletic Department for the opening of the new state of the art arena in Anchorage and at UAA.

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Alaska Airlines Center Grand Opening

The newest arena in town – the Alaska Airlines Center – is opening! A state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue, the Alaska Airlines Center will be a game changer for the University of Alaska Anchorage and a great asset to the community. The UAA Department of Athletics, along with various other groups, will host a 10-day-long Grand Opening […]

UAA offers plenty of sporting events on campus

The University of Alaska Anchorage offers students free tickets to any of the UAA sporting events on campus. UAA athletic events participate in the Division 1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association and Division 2 Great Northwest Athletic Conference for volleyball, basketball, track and field, and many more sporting events. The 2013-14 Season for the UAA hockey […]

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2014 GCI Shootout brackets

ANCHORAGE – The University of Alaska Anchorage has unveiled the pairings for the 2014 GCI Great Alaska Shootout, with seven games slated for national television on CBS Sports Network. This year’s Shootout is scheduled for Nov. 25-29 at the Alaska Airlines Center, starting with women’s first-round action on Tuesday night and concluding with the men’s championship on […]

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First-time winners take Crow Pass

Crow Pass is an event produced by the University of Alaska Anchorage Athletic Association and Millers Booster Club. The race is about 24 miles along the Crow Pass Trail and starts just north of Girdwood and ends at the Eagle River Nature Center. There is a total gradient of 5,959 feet and a peak elevation […]

Crow Pass Crossing

The 30th annual Crow Pass Crossing, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage SAA/Milers Booster Club. Southcentral Alaska’s premier backcountry distance race begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 26. The last chance to sign up will be at the mandatory pre-race meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex […]

‘Wolves claim 9 GNAC FAR Scholar-Athletes

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 16, 2014 PORTLAND, Ore. – Nine Alaska Anchorage student-athletes were recognized Wednesday as the Great Northwest Athletic Conference its 2013-14 Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athlete Awards. To qualify for the honor, student-athletes must have maintained a 3.85 or better grade-point average through two or more years of athletic competition […]

Men’s Basketball schedule unveiled

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 18, 2014 ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball head coach Rusty Osborne has announced his team’s schedule for the 2014-15 season, including 19 home games at the brand-new Alaska Airlines Center. The Seawolves, on the heels of nine straight winning campaigns, begin with the annual Green & Gold […]

2014-15 Women’s Hoops schedule announced

Courtesy of UAA Sports Information Release: July 16, 2014 ANCHORAGE – University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball head coach Ryan McCarthy announced his team’s schedule for the 2014-15 season – the Seawolves’ first in the brand-new Alaska Airlines Center – on Tuesday. UAA, coming off an 19-9 campaign and an NCAA Tournament berth, opens Nov. 5 with […]

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World Cup comes to a close

A late goal scored by Mario Goetze was the only thing that separated Argentina and Germany in the 2014 World Cup final. Both teams had exited their groups and successfully navigated the elimination stage to make it to the final. Argentina, who had never been behind to a team the entire tournament found themselves down 1-0 […]

Former Seawolf dominates Mount Marathon

  Former Seawolf, Eric Strabel (Middle, right), runs down Fourth Avenue alone to finish Mount Marathon in first place

Bucs and Pilots spilt doubleheader wins

July 4 is a day America celebrates its independence. Many people around the country take part in this celebration by having cookouts, setting off fireworks, or for some in the Anchorage area, taking part in the annual Fourth of July double header baseball game between the Anchorage Bucs and the Anchorage Glacier Pilots. Game one […]

Flag atop Mt. Baldy on Independence Day when the new route was opened. Photo by Kelly Ireland.

Mt. Baldy revegetation project and new route

Many hikers in Eagle River, and probably Anchorage too, know that Mt. Baldy in Eagle River has some serious erosion occurring on its bald rocky face — or at least the bald rocky face it has become with years of overuse, improper planning and poor erosion prevention. Recently, however, a trail revegetation project has diverted […]

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Alaska Baseball League

Baseball is America’s pastime, and with long summer days, there are few things as enjoyable as sitting back with a hot dog in one hand, a cold beverage in the other and some peanuts to snack on while enjoying a baseball game. With the closest Major League Baseball team in Seattle, Anchorage residents can only […]

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