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AKSWF
10-03-2013, 10:15 PM
The University of Alaska Anchorage Athletics program has decided it's curtains for the UAA hockey program - literally.

Instead of working to fill the seats of the Sullivan Arena, the UAA Athletic Department has decided to purchase curtains to cover all but a few rows of one section of the balcony seating.

Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2013/10/01/3104584/mike-dingman-curtains-wont-help.html#storylink=cpyhttp://www.adn.com/2013/10/01/3104584/mike-dingman-curtains-wont-help.html

I have some serious doubts on whether or not UAA Hockey is still the leading money grabber sports wise. With the attendance quickly dwindling and the number of increasing free tickets being handed out, did hockey even pay for itself last season? This coupled with no ice in the new Sports Complex, and the creeping thought that the "man" is out to get us makes me paranoid.

AKSWF
10-03-2013, 10:16 PM
NEVER, they will always be uaf no matter what.

UA_.......corrected it for you!

Suze
10-04-2013, 12:35 AM
UA_.......corrected it for you!

But yet their fans still chant UAF at games. :rolleyes:

Suze
10-04-2013, 12:36 AM
I just saw UAF new locker room at the Carlson Center and it is sure a first class facility. Wow. Everything there is "Alaska Nanooks" not UAF. We might as well start calling them "Alaska"

The locker rooms may be first class, but the facility most definitely is not. Have you ever had to sit on those uncomfortable bleachers in the balcony? As much as I hate the Sully, I'd take it any day over the Carlson.

Suze
10-04-2013, 12:49 AM
Just read on the ADN that Matyas will split playing time with either Kamal or Gunderson, but that all three goalies will not play. Also mentioned is that Matyas is listed as a freshman on the roster, which he is, so he must have red-shirted. Good for him.

Trupp is out with a minor injury and so is a second unspecified player.

http://www.adn.com/2013/10/03/3108305/uaa-hockey-team-gets-early-test.html

Alaska Hockey
10-04-2013, 02:11 AM
But yet their fans still chant UAF at games. :rolleyes:
And arrogantly mine in dumpsters, have out of control mascots, even the chick’s pack "spit cups” ……the list goes on and on ................

Jimjamesak
10-04-2013, 04:34 PM
And arrogantly mine in dumpsters, have out of control mascots, even the chick’s pack "spit cups” ……the list goes on and on ................
The women also don't like it when you call them sweetie...

seawolfpunk
10-04-2013, 05:05 PM
The women also don't like it when you call them sweetie...

I thought it was honey ;)

Squarebanks
10-04-2013, 06:29 PM
That was a terrible op-ed. I also noticed the Lester cheerleader tidbit and thought the same thing as you.


An earlier ADN article said that $10,000 was spent to purchase seat covers, which could be removed if more seating room was needed. So which is it? I don't see how curtains would work on the north side of the arena where there are 6 rows of seats open. Curtains on the left and right of this section would block the view for those who are in the balcony.

There are things in this article that are not at all factual.

Actually, UAA has done a TON of this. Passes have been handed out to fans so they can invite people to the games. The local highschool players and students get in free for every game, and you know that group of rowdy kids from the Military Youth Academy (the ones who added so much atmosphere to the arena), they all got in for free! So don't tell me that UAA hasn't done any of this. All sorts of groups have been offered free tickets, but not all take advantage of the offer.



When it comes to college sports, there is a little thing called the NCAA that they have to deal with. Lyle isn't allowed to rally the troops, it is against NCAA rules. Anyway, I wouldn't want a Bob Lester kind of announcer at UAA games.

Jimjamesak
10-04-2013, 06:41 PM
I thought it was honey ;)
It may have been honey. It's a little blurry... :D

Wolfman
10-04-2013, 07:21 PM
The locker rooms may be first class, but the facility most definitely is not. Have you ever had to sit on those uncomfortable bleachers in the balcony? As much as I hate the Sully, I'd take it any day over the Carlson.

That is weird that they didn't put seats in balcony of the Carlson. I think that is the next thing they should do. Also, I noticed on the WCHA website UAF is listed as "Alaska". I guess like Nevada, students there say UNR as does the state, but outside people just say "Nevada".

Alaska Hockey
10-04-2013, 07:45 PM
That is weird that they didn't put seats in balcony of the Carlson. I think that is the next thing they should do.
They like the balcony benches; they have grown up sitting on benches. Be it at the bus stop, timeout bench at school, arraignment court. …………….”Benches"is their way of life.

AKJD
10-04-2013, 08:16 PM
They're honestly not that big of a deal. Would seats be more comfortable? I suppose. But putting them in looks like it would be problematic. It looks like they'd have to take out every other row to make room for them, if we're talking about doing a straight bench-to-seat swap. For anything better than that, it would require major renovations. As someone who sat in the nosebleeds for the vast majority of 7 seasons or so, it falls squarely into the nice-but-not-necessary category.

seawolfpunk
10-04-2013, 09:54 PM
They're honestly not that big of a deal. Would seats be more comfortable? I suppose. But putting them in looks like it would be problematic. It looks like they'd have to take out every other row to make room for them, if we're talking about doing a straight bench-to-seat swap. For anything better than that, it would require major renovations. As someone who sat in the nosebleeds for the vast majority of 7 seasons or so, it falls squarely into the nice-but-not-necessary category.

Personally I'm all for bleacher style and having folks stand the whole game and be loud and as obnoxious as all possible. Makes it feel more like a college football game which is what the atmosphere should be like.

seawolfpunk
10-04-2013, 09:55 PM
It may have been honey. It's a little blurry... :D

I have very little memory of that experience but I believe it was both. Man those were good times if that's what I remember

AKSWF
10-04-2013, 09:58 PM
But yet their fans still chant UAF at games. :rolleyes:

Shows what true diehard fans they have!

mmf
10-04-2013, 11:58 PM
Refresher:
1 “UAF”- used when referring to the flagship campus.
2. “Alaska Nanooks” - used when referring to athletic teams.
3. “Seawolves Suck” - used by everyone, everywhere.

Go UBC Thunderbirds!

Wolfman
10-05-2013, 12:18 AM
Mmf, you are funny! Lol

mmf
10-05-2013, 01:07 AM
Well, if I don’t throw in a post every so often, Suze and Alaska Hockey wonder if anything has happened to me.

BTW, watching your exhibition against UBC. Matyas looks pretty solid.

Jimjamesak
10-05-2013, 01:56 AM
Refresher:
1 “UAF”- used when referring to the flagship campus.
2. “Alaska Nanooks” - used when referring to athletic teams.
3. “Seawolves Suck” - used by everyone, everywhere.

Go UBC Thunderbirds!
4. You can't spell failure without UAF.