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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-...

Seahawks snap losing streak in win over Northeastern

The UNCW student section celebrates

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 19, 2020

WILMINGTON — An overtime thriller paved the way for UNC Wilmington to snap its 12-game losing streak on Saturday. The Seahawks handed Northeastern (10-9, 4-3 CAA) a 76-74 loss to win for the first time since defeating Division III Emory & Henry on Nov. 26.   This win also came less than a we...

Seahawks make progress in loss to Hofstra

UNCW interim head coach Rob Burke during the Seahawks' matchup against Hofstra on Jan. 16, 2020.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 17, 2020

WILMINGTON — To see UNC Wilmington in action tonight, the idea that head coach C.B. McGrath was fired earlier this week would not have crossed your mind.  Interim head coach Rob Burke had three days to mentally prepare his newly acquired Seahawks for action against Hofstra (14-5, 5-1 Colonial At...

UNCW men’s basketball releases coach C.B. McGrath

UNCW head coach C.B. McGrath

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 13, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington men’s basketball made the decision to part ways with head coach C.B. McGrath on Monday.  It was announced Monday, per release from UNCW Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass, that after two and a half seasons at the helm and a 26-58 overall record, the program decided to...

2020 vision: The top-10 teams of the last decade

Devontae Cacok (15) attempts to drive in for a layup

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

December 31, 2019

The 2010s were an absolute rollercoaster for UNC Wilmington athletics. Seahawk fans saw highs, lows, conference championships and single-digit-win seasons. That, however, is the nature of the beast for a mid-major like UNCW.   In the spirit of the turning of the decade, here is a look at the top 10 teams who brightened the last 10 years of Seahawk athletics. Before ...

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