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.