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Seahawks top Tribe in homecoming showdown

Ty Gadsden (0) attempts to shoot against a defender during UNCW's homecoming matchup against William & Mary on Feb. 8, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 9, 2020

WILMINGTON — 26 fast-break points lifted UNC Wilmington past William & Mary for the 70-64 upset on homecoming night, Saturday in a packed Trask Coliseum.   The Seahawks snapped both an eight-game losing streak to the Tribe and their previous three-game losing streak, improving their reco...

Phoenix rise again: Seahawks drop nail-biter at Trask

Ty Gadsden (0) during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 6, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington (7-18, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) sparked a late run in the second half to force the game to be decided in the final seconds. However, Marcus Sheffield put Elon (8-17, 4-8 CAA) on his back while pouring in a game high 18 points to complete the season sweep against...

Gallery: Seahawks drop Thursday contest to Elon

Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 6, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON — The loss of point guard Shykeim Phillips appeared to hurt UNC Wilmington (7-18, 2-10 Colonial Athletic Association) more than expected as the Seahawks fell to Elon (8-17, 4-8 CAA) Thursday night 62-56.

Men’s basketball preview: Elon and William & Mary

Jaylen Sims in UNCW's home opener against Johnson & Wales.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

WILMINGTON — Coming off two tough road losses, UNC Wilmington makes its way back to Trask Coliseum where it remains for five of its last seven games. The Seahawks face a crucial weekend against Elon on Thursday and William & Mary on Saturday for a homecoming showdown — both teams UNCW lost to...

Soaring Seahawks: Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with North Carolina on Nov. 8, 2019 at Trask Coliseum.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Each week, The Seahawk will recognize standout performers from UNC Wilmington athletics. Honorees are chosen based on overall performance. Generally, only one athlete will be honored per athletic event. MEN'S BASKETBALL Jaylen Sims, sophomore Sims was UNCW's leading scorer against Towson last ...

UNCW alumni, Phillip Goodrum, continuing soccer career in Atlanta

Phillip Goodrum (10) during UNCW's matchup with William & Mary in the semifinals of the 2019 CAA Tournament.

Veronica Wernicke, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 1, 2020

Recent UNC Wilmington graduate and men’s soccer player Phillip Goodrum turned in his number 10 UNCW jersey for an Atlanta United FC jersey. During the 2020 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft, Goodrum was selected in the third round. Making him the third UNCW men’s soccer player this season to ...

Rob Burke: The solution for UNCW basketball?

UNCW interim head coach Rob Burke talks to Jaylen Sims on the sideline during the Seahawks' matchup with Hofstra on Jan. 16, 2020

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

WILMINGTON – Interim head coach Rob Burke may be turning the tide for UNC Wilmington basketball this season, as the Seahawks (7-15, 2-7 CAA) have gone 2-1 under Burke’s command and look to build on this momentum.  After the firing of C.B. McGrath on Jan. 13, many thought the rest of this season w...

Kobe and Gianna Bryant: What the world lost

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020: Fans gather outside the Staples center to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant after news spread of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among 9 dead in helicopter crash in Calabasas that morning, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2020. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Indescribable. The helicopter crash that took place Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif., taking the life of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others was an indescribable tragedy. Bryant was known to fly his personal helicopter around Los Angeles. But this time, he did not...

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash, sources say

The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant celebrates his 3-pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. — On Sunday,  sports fans woke to the startling news that former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. He was 41. The incident was initially reported by TMZ. The crash reportedly took place near Calabasas. There were no survivors. An earlier tweet from the Los ...

Seahawks shock rival Cougars in Charleston

Shykeim Phillips during UNCW’s matchup with College of Charleston on Jan. 25, 2020 at TD Arena

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

Charleston, S.C. — In its first road test since the firing of head coach C.B. McGrath on Jan. 13, UNC Wilmington (7-15, 2-7 CAA) knocked off rival College of Charleston (12-9, 6-3 CAA) 72-70 on Saturday at TD Arena. It was the second win in a row for the Seahawks who did not win a game from late...

Bambenek resigns as UNCW volleyball coach

Volleyball coach Amy Bambenek during one of her volleyball camps

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

WILMINGTON — Earlier this week, it was announced that UNCW volleyball head coach Amy Bambenek joined men's basketball coach C.B. McGrath as one of two coaches to leave the Port City in the last two weeks. After 11 years with the program, Bambenek took the head coach position at Ohio Dominican in Columbus,...

Women’s hoops losing streak extends to three

UNCW women's basketball takes on Towson on Jan. 19, 2020 in Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

January 21, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington has found itself in a three-game losing streak following Sunday afternoon’s contest against Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week Kionna Jeter and Towson. The Tigers started the game on a 17-0 run that the Seahawks were never able to recover from, before eventually losing 62-...

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