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Karen Barefoot calls out signals to her team in a UNCW women's basketball game during the 2017-2018 season.

Head coach Karen Barefoot not participating in UNCW women’s basketball Media Day

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor October 20, 2020

WILMINGTON – With its annual Media Day set to be held this Thursday, Oct. 22, Head Coach for UNC Wilmington’s women’s basketball Karen Barefoot will not take part in the event. Instead, “Interim...

UNC Wilmington students Brent Jansen (low, center-left) and Jacob Denton (low, center-right) hold up their signature whiteboard with the message

CAA Men’s Basketball schedule released

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor October 15, 2020

WILMINGTON – Wednesday, Oct. 14 marked the official first day of practice for UNC Wilmington’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. The Seahawks and fans also received the news that the Colonial...

Devontae Cacok (15) attempts a free throw during UNCW's matchup with Northeastern on Feb. 14, 2019

Cacok’s Championship

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor October 13, 2020

WILMINGTON – Devontae Cacok and the Los Angeles Lakers watched the purple and gold confetti rain from the heavens above late Sunday night, Oct. 11, after a convincing 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat....

Shykeim Phillips during UNCW's first official practice of the 2019-20 season on Sep. 26, 2019.

2020 UNCW men’s basketball Media Day

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor October 8, 2020

WILMINGTON – With college hoops season approaching, UNC Wilmington’s (UNCW) men’s basketball held its 2020 Media Day on Oct. 8 via Zoom. Needless to say, it was a new experience for everyone who...

UNCW head coach Karen Barefoot during the Seahawks' contest against Northeastern on Feb. 3, 2019.

UNCW adds new coaches to Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer staff

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor September 29, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington Women’s Head Basketball Coach Karen Barefoot has added two new members to her coaching staff for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Barefoot announced last week that she would...

Towson quarterback Tom Flacco celebrates after a touchdown against Villanova on Saturday night at Johnny Unitas Stadium.

CAA votes to suspend 2020 football season

Noah Powers, Sports Editor July 17, 2020
The CAA is one of several conferences opting to abandon football this year in response to the continued threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Devontae Cacok (15) during UNCW's Senior Night matchup with Hofstra on Feb. 16, 2019.

Cacok pulls in a pair of NBA G League honors

Noah Powers, Sports Editor July 1, 2020

In terms of impacts, former UNC Wilmington standout Devontae Cacok cemented a large one during his time in the Port City. Now, he is on track to do the same thing in South Bay as a member of the Los Angeles...

Left: Bulls guard Coby White handles the ball during a game against the Bucks at the United Center on Oct. 7, 2019. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Right: Photo courtesy of Julie Lawlor

How the eyes of a four-year-old boy can see past America’s current issues

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor June 24, 2020

It was just another day for me. I was on the couch aimlessly scrolling through Twitter, seeing the same hate and violence in almost every post. That was, until I came across a story that had originally...

Jaylen Sims (30) dribbles up court during UNCW's 95-86 win against East Carolina on Nov. 27, 2018.

UNCW, ECU set to resume rivalry in 2020-21 season

Noah Powers, Sports Editor May 23, 2020

WILMINGTON — Along with newly-hired head coach Takayo Siddle, who served as an assistant at UNC Wilmington before leaving after the 2016-17 season, the Seahawk men’s basketball team is bringing back...

Kep Brown (36) during UNCW's matchup against Coastal Carolina at Brooks Field on March 26, 2019.

56 Seahawk athletes set to graduate

Noah Powers, Sports Editor May 8, 2020

WILMINGTON — Despite adversity faced due to COVID-19, UNC Wilmington athletes still found the focus to finish the 2019-2020 academic year strong. 14 of UNCW's 18 athletic teams boast at least one...

Jajuan Carr

Seahawks add three to 2020-21 roster

Noah Powers, Sports Editor April 25, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington head coach Takayo Siddle has been hot on the recruiting trail since his tenure in the Port City began on March 13. Recruiting has been key for the Seahawk program since the...

Marten Linssen attempts to go up for a shot during UNCW's matchup with N.C. Wesleyan on Nov. 19, 2019.

Linssen enters transfer portal

Noah Powers, Sports Editor April 11, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington's Marten Linssen has announced that he plans to enter the NCAA transfer portal heading into next season's action. The sophomore averaged 10.5 points and 4.6 rebounds per game...

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