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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Right, but if the WCHA does a new schedule there will be new dates available. Maine and UAH, for example, could play at a different time. Perhaps before holiday break. Or the schools can eat the loss on their schedule, which won't be ideal...
    The WCHA would likely do as little shifting as possible with games already on the schedule. Teams have flights booked to Huntsville. Huntsville will have a flight or two north. Non-conference games are locked in.

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    The WCHA would likely do as little shifting as possible with games already on the schedule. Teams have flights booked to Huntsville. Huntsville will have a flight or two north. Non-conference games are locked in.
    The WCHA will have to do something or there are going to be major gaps in the schedule. As it stands now, Mankato will go three weeks in November without a game. Likewise for Huntsville in January. Bemidji will be off most of February. Ferris State will be a month in November/December and Lake Superior will go from 23 November to 7 February with only the Catamount Cup games. The Lakers will go all of December, January and half of February without a home game. Maybe move the MTU/NMU/LSSU, BGSU/FSU and MSUM/BSU series to create dates for non-conference games and plug some of those gaps. I understand it's not going to be easy, nor ideal, but will schools prefer all those open dates instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    Here is the latest ADN article on the budget:

    https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/educ...laska-funding/

    I don't understand what the Governor is trying to pull now.
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    It's long been a dream of the right to get rid of liberal arts in public universities and turn them into essentially DeVry like trade schools for corporations. I'm guessing that humanities and social sciences are going to be devastated.
    That may be what he is trying to do but the line that caught my attention was:

    The document also says: “Restoration of $38mm into FY2020 budget requires reductions to be confined to identified categories, i.e., overhead reductions may not be taken from non-research academic programs.”
    I read in several articles that UA is a leader in climate research and the cuts could adversely impact that. The above statement makes me think the governor may be trying to kill that research completely. He already abolished the state's climate-change commission, so this would seem to be another of his targets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    The WCHA will have to do something or there are going to be major gaps in the schedule. As it stands now, Mankato will go three weeks in November without a game. Likewise for Huntsville in January. Bemidji will be off most of February. Ferris State will be a month in November/December and Lake Superior will go from 23 November to 7 February with only the Catamount Cup games. The Lakers will go all of December, January and half of February without a home game. Maybe move the MTU/NMU/LSSU, BGSU/FSU and MSUM/BSU series to create dates for non-conference games and plug some of those gaps. I understand it's not going to be easy, nor ideal, but will schools prefer all those open dates instead?
    The schedule I’m looking at shows Mankato with 4 November series, Bowling Green, at Tech, Bye, Anchorage, at UMD. The weekend of UAA at MSt, Ferris is at UAF. Easy fix. Ferris at MSt that weekend. It works because Ferris at Mankato only meet one other time at Ferris in January. There are several like this across the schedule. The biggest question being how many conference games will by played and will the Alaska exemptions be allowed IF neither Alaska plays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davyd83 View Post
    The schedule I’m looking at shows Mankato with 4 November series, Bowling Green, at Tech, Bye, Anchorage, at UMD. The weekend of UAA at MSt, Ferris is at UAF. Easy fix. Ferris at MSt that weekend. It works because Ferris at Mankato only meet one other time at Ferris in January. There are several like this across the schedule. The biggest question being how many conference games will by played and will the Alaska exemptions be allowed IF neither Alaska plays.
    Mankato plays MTU 8-9 November and UMD 29-30 November. 20 days between games in November? That's quite a gap.

    I assume the league and the schools have made arrangements, but as you say, the key will be what the NCAA decides. I would like to think the NCAA has considered this, but it IS the NCAA after all. I don't know that it will deal with hypotheticals until reality hits, and by then there won't be much (any?) time for it to act. It's going to be a mess.

    Meanwhile the people from Alaska are thinking, "There's bigger fish to fry than a ****ing hockey schedule."

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    Well, at least this guy's proceeding as if the season is happening:

    https://twitter.com/EQLife11/status/1155188665938673664

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLHockeyMom View Post
    Well, at least this guy's proceeding as if the season is happening:

    https://twitter.com/EQLife11/status/1155188665938673664
    I have a feeling they are safe for this quickly approaching season, not sure about future seasons.
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    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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    Senator Bill Wielechowski posted this around 4 pm today on Facebook:

    The Senate Finance Committee just passed a compromise bipartisan operating budget that restores about 75% of Governor Dunleavy's vetoes and includes a full statutory $3,000 PFD. There are still total cuts of about $400 million to the budget. Senior Benefits, University funding, Medicaid and Power Cost Equalization have been largely restored.The bill now goes to the full Senate floor, probably on Monday.
    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 Suze View Post
    I have a feeling they are safe for this quickly approaching season, not sure about future seasons.
    I fear he will just veto and with the republicans we can not override.
    And with the $3,000 PFD he'll probably be reelected.
    Sad.
    Very sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Pickett View Post
    That may be what he is trying to do but the line that caught my attention was:

    I read in several articles that UA is a leader in climate research and the cuts could adversely impact that. The above statement makes me think the governor may be trying to kill that research completely. He already abolished the state's climate-change commission, so this would seem to be another of his targets.

    Sean
    I'm sure that's in his sights. The one thing that might save it though is that a lot of rich AAU universities partner with UA on climate research, and hopefully, they'll come to the rescue with some external funding that's out of the Governor's reach.

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    Don't be fooled when they call it bipartisan. The state senate is a GOP supermajority and the original budget passed the chamber 20-0. What matters is the Governor and his Wasilla 22. Are any of them on board with this compromise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ticapnews View Post
    Don't be fooled when they call it bipartisan. The state senate is a GOP supermajority and the original budget passed the chamber 20-0. What matters is the Governor and his Wasilla 22. Are any of them on board with this compromise?
    It is absolutely pathetic that a group can support a bill that much but not be willing to over-rule a veto...

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    Op-Ed in the News Miner by two UAF volleyball players:

    'The future of athletics should not be up in the air'

    https://www.newsminer.com/opinion/com...5530e3558.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squarebanks View Post
    Op-Ed in the News Miner by two UAF volleyball players:

    'The future of athletics should not be up in the air'

    https://www.newsminer.com/opinion/co...5530e3558.html
    Ugh, can't read it, I even tried incognito mode.
    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 FLHockeyMom View Post
    Well, at least this guy's proceeding as if the season is happening:

    https://twitter.com/EQLife11/status/1155188665938673664
    Definitely a promising sign.

    I think the Alaskas will be okay this coming season. I don't think they would wait this close to the season to cut hockey/athletics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Definitely a promising sign.

    I think the Alaskas will be okay this coming season. I don't think they would wait this close to the season to cut hockey/athletics.
    I certainly hope you end up being correct.
    No disrespect intended however perhaps you are not as familiar with Alaska R's and this Governor as some others are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Definitely a promising sign.

    I think the Alaskas will be okay this coming season. I don't think they would wait this close to the season to cut hockey/athletics.
    I think you have this backwards...they're trying to keep stuff as long as they can but there are really zero guarantees that 2019-20 season athletics are safe. They haven't solved the problems created by the government yet so right now they're just trying to figure it out and/or act like everything will be fine until they can't do it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSSULaker889294 View Post
    Definitely a promising sign.

    I think the Alaskas will be okay this coming season. I don't think they would wait this close to the season to cut hockey/athletics.
    Since when does a govt agency ever care about athletics compared to education compared to making more people happy to get re-elected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suze View Post
    Ugh, can't read it, I even tried incognito mode.
    FYI, if you download the News Miner app you can read all of their articles without the paywall.

    'The future of athletics should not be up in the air'
    Zoey Keene and Cate Whiting·20 hours ago
    When explaining where we ended up for college, the question that tends to come up nine times out of 10 is, "Of all places, why did you choose University of Alaska Fairbanks?" While many people's answers would vary, it can safely be said that for more than 100 students at UAF the answer would be athletics.

    On one hand, we have a born and raised Alaska athlete who chose to attend UAF to continue representing her state. UAF never crossed her mind until one day at camp she caught the eye of UAF volleyball coach Brian Scott, who planted the seed of Fairbanks in her mind. A few weeks later she hesitantly went up to Fairbanks for the very first time on a recruitment visit. From that day on, she knew in her heart and had no doubts that she wanted to be a Nanook, not only for the sense of community she felt on her visit, but the opportunities that laid at hand academically. While pursuing degrees in biology and physiology, she was thrilled to be wearing blue and gold throughout the journey she was about to embark on. This was her opportunity to not only come out of college debt-free but to help create a legacy that would be remembered in the Athletics Department.

    On the other hand, we have an athlete from the Midwest who never thought she would be able to play a college sport out of her home state of South Dakota. A new window opened up when she received a call from a volleyball coach in Fairbanks. When it finally came time to make her college decision, she ended up with two options: attending a college 15 minutes away from home or playing volleyball and pursuing a degree in civil engineering at a college more than 2,000 miles away. Surprisingly, the decision ended up being a lot easier than she thought. On her visit she realized that, while she would be far away from home, she would have a new family to be a part of. She would be blessed with the opportunity to be a college athlete and role model while wearing the UAF blue and gold.

    The future of athletics should not be up in the air. Athletics is not a luxury to a university. In reality, there is no luxurious life to be lived as a student-athlete. Many have the misconception that we, as student-athletes, have everything handed to us on a silver platter. In reality, thousands of hours have been dedicated to the gym and classroom to get where we are today. Many sacrifices are made to pursue a sport while also trying to excel at academics. Between the study sessions with lab groups and early morning weight training with teammates or finishing up those last few textbook problems and staying up late studying the scouting report, athletics has taught us not only how to be a team player but also how to manage our time effectively and overcome and deal with adversity. It is more than just a game or even a program as a whole. Athletics has shaped us into who we have become today.

    Our athletics program is made up of talented athletes, but a lot of our success can be attributed to hometown support that we received. At the beginning of every volleyball game when looking out into the crowd, we see fellow classmates, friends, other athletes, professors, administrators and advisers. Along with familiar faces from our university, local athletes attend the competitions as well. These athletes range in age from younger beginners just learning to play a sport to athletes from the Fairbanks area high schools. College athletics is an inspiring experience for young athletes who dream of becoming the best they can be. We have the ability to pass along our legacy and expectations to the next generation of student-athletes.

    When looking at the fate of UAF's future, it is possible that 100-plus elite student-athletes will leave Fairbanks without the athletics program it currently offers. From Alaska or beyond, these are student-athletes with a strong desire to represent the university both within the state and around the country traveling for competitions. Our successes on and off the athletic stage bring needed attention to UAF, and when UAF succeeds, the community of Fairbanks succeeds right beside us. It's not just about saving athletics but saving how the University of Alaska Fairbanks is viewed and the quality of education it provides.

    Zoey Keene and Cate Whiting are both members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks volleyball team. Keene is a sophomore from Anchorage studying biology and physiology. Whiting is a junior from Rapid City, South Dakota studying civil engineering.

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    ‘The future of athletics should not be up in the air’
    Zoey Keene and Cate Whiting 20 hrs ago


    When explaining where we ended up for college, the question that tends to come up nine times out of 10 is, “Of all places, why did you choose University of Alaska Fairbanks?” While many people’s answers would vary, it can safely be said that for more than 100 students at UAF the answer would be athletics.

    On one hand, we have a born and raised Alaska athlete who chose to attend UAF to continue representing her state. UAF never crossed her mind until one day at camp she caught the eye of UAF volleyball coach Brian Scott, who planted the seed of Fairbanks in her mind. A few weeks later she hesitantly went up to Fairbanks for the very first time on a recruitment visit. From that day on, she knew in her heart and had no doubts that she wanted to be a Nanook, not only for the sense of community she felt on her visit, but the opportunities that laid at hand academically. While pursuing degrees in biology and physiology, she was thrilled to be wearing blue and gold throughout the journey she was about to embark on. This was her opportunity to not only come out of college debt-free but to help create a legacy that would be remembered in the Athletics Department.

    On the other hand, we have an athlete from the Midwest who never thought she would be able to play a college sport out of her home state of South Dakota. A new window opened up when she received a call from a volleyball coach in Fairbanks. When it finally came time to make her college decision, she ended up with two options: attending a college 15 minutes away from home or playing volleyball and pursuing a degree in civil engineering at a college more than 2,000 miles away. Surprisingly, the decision ended up being a lot easier than she thought. On her visit she realized that, while she would be far away from home, she would have a new family to be a part of. She would be blessed with the opportunity to be a college athlete and role model while wearing the UAF blue and gold.

    The future of athletics should not be up in the air. Athletics is not a luxury to a university. In reality, there is no luxurious life to be lived as a student-athlete. Many have the misconception that we, as student-athletes, have everything handed to us on a silver platter. In reality, thousands of hours have been dedicated to the gym and classroom to get where we are today. Many sacrifices are made to pursue a sport while also trying to excel at academics. Between the study sessions with lab groups and early morning weight training with teammates or finishing up those last few textbook problems and staying up late studying the scouting report, athletics has taught us not only how to be a team player but also how to manage our time effectively and overcome and deal with adversity. It is more than just a game or even a program as a whole. Athletics has shaped us into who we have become today.

    Our athletics program is made up of talented athletes, but a lot of our success can be attributed to hometown support that we received. At the beginning of every volleyball game when looking out into the crowd, we see fellow classmates, friends, other athletes, professors, administrators and advisers. Along with familiar faces from our university, local athletes attend the competitions as well. These athletes range in age from younger beginners just learning to play a sport to athletes from the Fairbanks area high schools. College athletics is an inspiring experience for young athletes who dream of becoming the best they can be. We have the ability to pass along our legacy and expectations to the next generation of student-athletes.
    When looking at the fate of UAF’s future, it is possible that 100-plus elite student-athletes will leave Fairbanks without the athletics program it currently offers. From Alaska or beyond, these are student-athletes with a strong desire to represent the university both within the state and around the country traveling for competitions. Our successes on and off the athletic stage bring needed attention to UAF, and when UAF succeeds, the community of Fairbanks succeeds right beside us. It’s not just about saving athletics but saving how the University of Alaska Fairbanks is viewed and the quality of education it provides.

    Zoey Keene and Cate Whiting are both members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks volleyball team. Keene is a sophomore from Anchorage studying biology and physiology. Whiting is a junior from Rapid City, South Dakota studying civil engineering.

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