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    Quote Originally Posted by gfmorris View Post
    These are good words, but the question is this: a no to a complete cut, or a no to any cut at all? I hope that it will all be sorted out by morning.

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    I didn't see anything in writing, but it sounded like regents don't want ANY sports eliminated.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Hockey View Post
    if UAA drops UA_ will have a tough uphill battle just to survive as now teams dangle "stipends". .....like Benjamin's on a Fenwick. UAA and UA_ don't even have a cane pole to dangle a dollar from. Players will go where the money is. can't play D-1 with a D-2 mentality.
    This might be the smartest thing you've ever said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    I didn't see anything in writing, but it sounded like regents don't want ANY sports eliminated.
    Check out Matt Buxton's twitter feed (@FDNMpolitics). Lots of tweets about the athletics discussion today. Sounds like the Regents don't want any sports cut. Lots can still happen but definitely great news.

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    Re: UAA `16-17 Let's end this thing with a BANG

    Is there a news link? I am not seeing anything

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    Re: UAA `16-17 Let's end this thing with a BANG

    Not sure where the pessimism is from. Regents and Governor both made statements supporting athletics. There's positive developments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Not sure where the pessimism is from. Regents and Governor both made statements supporting athletics. There's positive developments.
    Ok I read the story in ADN. So, maybe if we can lobby the NCAA to NOT grant the D2 or combo waiver, we just might win! That is a different development! I did not think the BoR would support Athletics, so surprising to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Not sure where the pessimism is from. Regents and Governor both made statements supporting athletics. There's positive developments.
    Nobody wants to cut athletics.
    But is the stated goal of reducing state funding for athletics by 50% of 2016 levels by 2020 still a goal?
    Is the stated goal of eliminating all state funding to athletics by 2025 still a goal?
    Is the plan for athletic programs to take a 10%-15% cut next year and possibly future years still the reality?
    Is it still assumed that all this funding can be made up with corporate sponsorships?
    The vote wont be to cut sports, but votes supporting the above budget actions will eventually have the same effect. Its a good sign the BOR outwardly supports athletics, but it is kind of hollow support right now.
    The legislature still controls the Universities system wide purse strings, and the threat of continued cuts still loom.
    The BOR still needs a balanced budget request, but I do not believe we will know our fate anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmf View Post
    Nobody wants to cut athletics.
    But is the stated goal of reducing state funding for athletics by 50% of 2016 levels by 2020 still a goal?
    Is the stated goal of eliminating all state funding to athletics by 2025 still a goal?
    Is the plan for athletic programs to take a 10%-15% cut next year and possibly future years still the reality?
    Is it still assumed that all this funding can be made up with corporate sponsorships?
    The vote won’t be to cut sports, but votes supporting the above budget actions will eventually have the same effect. It’s a good sign the BOR outwardly supports athletics, but it is kind of hollow support right now.
    The legislature still controls the Universities system wide purse strings, and the threat of continued cuts still loom.
    The BOR still needs a balanced budget request, but I do not believe we will know our fate anytime soon.

    It's kind of obvious why I'm not invited to many parties...
    There is no way athletics can support themselves 100%, corporate donors included.
    Skiing, rifle, track and field, cross country, self supporting? Aint gonna happen.
    Basketball, volleyball, gymnastics? They have a shot.
    When the hockey program turns the corner with consecutive winning seasons? Maybe. The league making unrealistic fiscal demands certainly doesn't help.
    MMF, your inability to elect people of a different bent from the charming and lovely tammie wilsons' of the world certainly doesn't enhance your chances of being invited to many parties.

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    Well, I just read the article in the Fairbanks Daily News about the UA BoR accepting Johnsen's proposal for a combined athletics program that would represent the "University of Alaska" system. While that doesn't eliminate sports altogether, it is still not a win for us. UAA will still lose hockey, skiing, and gymnastics. UAF might keep the hockey and rifle teams, but both campus would have to support 5 sports each for Division II between both campuses. If the NCAA approves, it likely means that UAF gets Hockey, Rifle, Swimming, Men's Skiing, and Women's Skiing. UAA would get Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Women's Volleyball, Men's Track and Women's Track. All under the University of Alaska moniker which makes Seawolves and Nanooks go away to just "University of Alaska." So, we still lose. It makes it look like a win, because sports is saved.

    I am tired of worrying about this. I really don't care anymore...let them jack this up. Yes, I am a UAA Alumni of 1997. But, I am also a Texas State Alumni of 2000. So, I guess I will just stick to following my Texas State football team. just heartbreaking.

    I know everyone says, it's not over until it is over. But, the way the University is handling this, it's over. Like MMF and Seawolf Hockey said, no of these options are sustainable in its current form, so no matter what something changes. I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer, just be realistic in expectations that is all.

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    At the end of the day, the Gov Cup is just a trophy, UAA senior Jordan Kwas said. Id rather be in the Final Five every time over winning the Gov Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    At least Kevin Wells likes the Seawolves; unlike Doyle Woody.

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    Re: UAA `16-17 Let's end this thing with a BANG

    Tickets are on sale now for the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey exhibition game against Simon Fraser University, Sept. 30 at the MTA Events Center. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:07 p.m. in Palmer.

    Individual tickets for the game are priced at $12 and can be purchased in Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines Center Terry Homan Box Office, Monday thought Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, the Purple Moose in Palmer is selling tickets or you can contact secretary@palmerhockey.org.

    Seating for the event is limited.

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    At the end of the day, the Gov Cup is just a trophy, UAA senior Jordan Kwas said. Id rather be in the Final Five every time over winning the Gov Cup.

    Matt Thomas' Record
    (2013-14) 18-16-4
    (2014-15) 8-22-4
    (2015-16) 11-20-3
    (2016-17) 7-21-6
    (Total) 44-79-17

    2016-17 Word(s) of the Season: Medicore coaching for 24 years due to administration

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    Tickets are on sale now for the University of Alaska Anchorage hockey exhibition game against Simon Fraser University, Sept. 30 at the MTA Events Center. The puck is scheduled to drop at 7:07 p.m. in Palmer.

    Individual tickets for the game are priced at $12 and can be purchased in Anchorage at the Alaska Airlines Center Terry Homan Box Office, Monday thought Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, the Purple Moose in Palmer is selling tickets or you can contact secretary@palmerhockey.org.

    Seating for the event is limited.

    http://www.goseawolves.com/ViewArtic...CLID=211173602
    I'm at the Purple Moose right now waiting to get ours. Hope the stands are full! They only take cash and said all the money goes to UAA!! Glad to hear that!

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    They only take cash
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    Supporters of College Athletics in Alaska

    Your hard efforts in support of athletics paid off at the Regents meeting in Juneau. The Regents passed a recommendation 11 to 0 with one abstention to find a way to continue funding athletics. This was a huge accomplishment but it needs to be recognized by your letters, emails, phone calls thanking the regents for their support. In addition Governor Bill Walker also supported college athletics. Let us not lose our support and each of you and your friends thank these folks for their support. Perhaps someone can encourage the resources owned by the University as a land grant institution to start earning income from those resources. Just help them find a way to increase funding for the University or how to cut costs maintaining athletics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Hockey View Post
    Supporters of College Athletics in Alaska

    Your hard efforts in support of athletics paid off at the Regents meeting in Juneau. The Regents passed a recommendation 11 to 0 with one abstention to find a way to continue funding athletics. This was a huge accomplishment but it needs to be recognized by your letters, emails, phone calls thanking the regents for their support. In addition Governor Bill Walker also supported college athletics. Let us not lose our support and each of you and your friends thank these folks for their support. Perhaps someone can encourage the resources owned by the University as a land grant institution to start earning income from those resources. Just help them find a way to increase funding for the University or how to cut costs maintaining athletics.

    Chuck Homan
    Great news!
    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: UAA `16-17 Let's end this thing with a BANG

    https://youtu.be/EBmNtri1GFM?t=2m58s

    That link starts at 2:58 where Johnsen begins talking about athletics. He still sounds determined to me to screw with the make-up of the various athletic teams and still mentions reducing the number of teams. That's what I heard anyway ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by uaafanblog View Post
    https://youtu.be/EBmNtri1GFM?t=2m58s

    That link starts at 2:58 where Johnsen begins talking about athletics. He still sounds determined to me to screw with the make-up of the various athletic teams and still mentions reducing the number of teams. That's what I heard anyway ...
    I: cut all sport tournaments (yes even the Shootout), $100 oil is gone possibly forever, sparsely attended anyway

    Ib: schedule closest rivals or closest teams available in place of the tournaments, hockey would benefit with more UA_ games (UAA can continue bending over by allowing UA_ to have four home games and we can have the remaining two) or increase to eight games for the Governor's Cup to truly save $$$

    II: instead of broadcasting home games for free, go the Hawaii route and make them PPV

    III: increase the amount of adult beverages

    IV: for hockey, lower the tier prices

    There did the job for him.
    At the end of the day, the Gov Cup is just a trophy, UAA senior Jordan Kwas said. Id rather be in the Final Five every time over winning the Gov Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSWF View Post
    I: cut all sport tournaments (yes even the Shootout), $100 oil is gone possibly forever, sparsely attended anyway

    Ib: schedule closest rivals or closest teams available in place of the tournaments, hockey would benefit with more UA_ games (UAA can continue bending over by allowing UA_ to have four home games and we can have the remaining two) or increase to eight games for the Governor's Cup to truly save $$$

    II: instead of broadcasting home games for free, go the Hawaii route and make them PPV

    III: increase the amount of adult beverages

    IV: for hockey, lower the tier prices

    There did the job for him.
    Yes there is really no winners here. While it is true that the BoR does not want to eliminate sports, the Presedent is pursuing either merging teams to not duplicate sports or to get a waiver to go below 10 teams. Either way Hockey will be cut.

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    Re: UAA `16-17 Let's end this thing with a BANG

    Let's talk hockey, eh?

    There's 17 forwards on the roster ...

    Guys I think that are locks to be in the lineup every night ...
    Anholt
    Mitchell
    Azurdia
    Kozun
    Renouf
    Renouf

    I hope the other six spots are up for battle every night. I want to see rookies get their chances but there are no veterans that I want to see on the bench. That said, I want each and every veteran to earn their ice time.

    Who do you think are locks? Which of the sophomores step up this year and establish themselves by scoring some goals?

    On the D side ...
    There's 9 guys ... Here's how I rate them ...
    1. Van Allen
    2. Johnson
    3. Brown
    4. Roberts
    5. Trinkberger
    6. Nicholas
    7. Heikkavirta
    8. Marva - Playing in the NAHL (assume is coming for 2nd half)
    9. Anderson

    My pairings ... Van Allen/Trinkberger ... Johnson/Roberts ... Brown/Nicholas-Heikkavirta ... Anderson is a practice only guy in my mind at this point.

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