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    With the Merger of the University of Alaska System to one accredited university as opposed to three separate accredited campuses, it is possible that either UAA or UAF (or both) athletic programs get cut. My prediction is that UAF sports get cut while UAA sports represents Alaska. UAF would get the money for research. I am very opposed to this method of costs savings (single accreditation and merged campuses) because each campus will lose identity. It would no longer be UAA, UAF or UAS, but a single UA with campuses located in the cities of Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks.

    This is just a sad day as an alum to hear the merging of all the campuses. Maybe it will save money, I don't know. While I am a UAA fan and Alum, I equally believe UAF should maintain its sports programs versus changing to intramurals. I just could see this happening though.

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    Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

    Here is the link: http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_...bc61d345f.html

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      Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

      Boy are you in for an ironic surprise when we all recommend to keep this discussion limited to one thread...
      If you want to be a BADGER, just come along with me

      BRING BACK PAT RICHTER!!!


      At his graduation ceremony from the U of Minnesota, my cousin got a keychain. When asked what UW gave her for graduation, my sister said, "A degree from a University that matters."

      Canned music is a pathetic waste of your time.

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        Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
        Boy are you in for an ironic surprise when we all recommend to keep this discussion limited to one thread...
        Is there another thread on this topic?

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          Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

          Originally posted by Wolfman View Post
          Is there another thread on this topic?
          http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...Maybe-Just-one

          http://board.uscho.com/showthread.ph...=1#post6324885

          Take your pick.
          If you want to be a BADGER, just come along with me

          BRING BACK PAT RICHTER!!!


          At his graduation ceremony from the U of Minnesota, my cousin got a keychain. When asked what UW gave her for graduation, my sister said, "A degree from a University that matters."

          Canned music is a pathetic waste of your time.

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            Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

            I thought we tried to corral this topic back in February with...

            "2015-16 Alaska Legislature Official Season Thread…scratching the KRACH."
            "Who got the Cup?"
            UAF UAA UAA UAA UAF UAF UAA UAA UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAA UAA UAA UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF UAF

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              Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

              Originally posted by ExileOnDaytonStreet View Post
              Boy are you in for an ironic surprise when we all recommend to keep this discussion limited to one thread...
              Yup. Just had to explain why I laughed out loud in a meeting...
              MTU Hockey fan since I was carried to a game in 1986 - for those counting... that's a lot of depressing hockey. Still love it.

              Surrounded by Badger Red in Wisconsin. Such an ugly color, but the beer and cheese are delicious...

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                Top in-State recruit Nolan Walker just "decomited" to UAA...now committed to SCSU. This could get ugly!

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                  Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

                  Originally posted by Wolfman View Post
                  With the Merger of the University of Alaska System to one accredited university as opposed to three separate accredited campuses, it is possible that either UAA or UAF (or both) athletic programs get cut. My prediction is that UAF sports get cut while UAA sports represents Alaska. UAF would get the money for research. I am very opposed to this method of costs savings (single accreditation and merged campuses) because each campus will lose identity. It would no longer be UAA, UAF or UAS, but a single UA with campuses located in the cities of Juneau, Anchorage and Fairbanks.

                  This is just a sad day as an alum to hear the merging of all the campuses. Maybe it will save money, I don't know. While I am a UAA fan and Alum, I equally believe UAF should maintain its sports programs versus changing to intramurals. I just could see this happening though.
                  Please don't go off the deep end. First of all, there IS NO MERGER at this time. It is only being proposed, and IF it happens it will take a couple years to implement. Way to scare off any potential recruits by the headlines of this post. Sheesh.
                  Originally Posted by aparch
                  I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

                  From ADN:

                  "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

                  UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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                    Originally posted by Suze View Post
                    Please don't go off the deep end. First of all, there IS NO MERGER at this time. It is only being proposed, and IF it happens it will take a couple years to implement. Way to scare off any potential recruits by the headlines of this post. Sheesh.
                    First, this isn't the only headline, there are lots of articles out there on this topic. second if I was an athlete I would want full disclosure. I hardly think this is going off the deep end. This is a real issue.

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                      Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

                      Originally posted by hockeytownak View Post
                      Top in-State recruit Nolan Walker just "decomited" to UAA...now committed to SCSU. This could get ugly!
                      I've read that Wyatt Ege (Minnesota native) has transferred to Ohio State. Any connection?
                      Last edited by fr. joe; 05-14-2016, 06:38 AM.

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                        Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

                        Originally posted by Wolfman View Post
                        First, this isn't the only headline, there are lots of articles out there on this topic. second if I was an athlete I would want full disclosure. I hardly think this is going off the deep end. This is a real issue.
                        Your headlines make it sound like a certainty. We simply don't know right now, it is all speculation.
                        Originally Posted by aparch
                        I love the "UA_" comment. When I see it, I think of re-runs of Match Game, and Gene Rayburn going "U, A, Blank... UA blank"

                        From ADN:

                        "According to NCAA, the (UAF) hockey team used ineligible players in every game played from the 2007-08 season to the 2010-11 season. Over that span, the wins and ties will all become losses. 4 wins and 2 ties came against rival UAA".

                        UAF is 56-86-12 vs. UAA.

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                          Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

                          Originally posted by fr. joe View Post
                          I've read that Wyatt Ege (Minnesota native) has transferred to Ohio State. Any connection?
                          No. UAA got Ege when nobody else bothered looking at him (leastwise ... anywhere he wanted to go). Most of us knew at the beginning of this season that he'd be gone after one year.

                          Nolan Walker leaving is simply a factor of getting the kid early. Him committing to UAA is what got him looked at by other schools. And since Bob effing Motzko has zero integrity as a human being and as a hockey coach you end up with crappola like talking to a kid who already made a verbal commitment to another school. It's sleazy crappola that we've seen from Mini-Soda schools before.

                          So eff Nolan Walker. Hopefully, UAA has SCSU on the schedule when he plays for them and someone reminds this low character punk what giving your word means.

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                            Originally posted by Suze View Post
                            Your headlines make it sound like a certainty. We simply don't know right now, it is all speculation.
                            Size, unfortunately, it's going to happen. The Universities are going to merge, it is not speculation and athletics is in danger. There are many news stories on this subject. It is really sad obviously, not sure what can be done.

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                              Re: University of Alaska Sports in danger of elimination

                              Originally posted by uaafanblog View Post
                              No. UAA got Ege when nobody else bothered looking at him (leastwise ... anywhere he wanted to go). Most of us knew at the beginning of this season that he'd be gone after one year.

                              Nolan Walker leaving is simply a factor of getting the kid early. Him committing to UAA is what got him looked at by other schools. And since Bob effing Motzko has zero integrity as a human being and as a hockey coach you end up with crappola like talking to a kid who already made a verbal commitment to another school. It's sleazy crappola that we've seen from Mini-Soda schools before.

                              So eff Nolan Walker. Hopefully, UAA has SCSU on the schedule when he plays for them and someone reminds this low character punk what giving your word means.
                              How's life D?
                              Just to be clear. My disinterest in this team became of the Uni's disinterest. Without the success of the hockey team, the other teams would not be where they are. Way to pay back the hockey team. **** UAA.

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