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

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

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 been shared on Facebook by Julie Lawlor, a mother of three boys. Julie posted a story about her four-yea...

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 unable to mount comeback over Camels

Ty Taylor (21) during UNCW's season opener against Campbell.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

November 7, 2018

After it escaped last year’s meeting with Campbell with a four-point victory, UNC Wilmington knew it needed to be ready from the opening tip on Tuesday night at Gore Arena. It took all of regulation and then overtime for the Seahawks (0-1) to snap a three-game winning streak against the Camels (1-0)...

Media Day marks beginning of men’s basketball season

UNCW 2018-19 men's basketball team photo

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018

UNC Wilmington men’s basketball hosted its annual Media Day in Trask Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon. It gave members of the media a chance to chat with coaches and players on the 2018-19 Seahawk squad as they prepare for their second season under coach C.B. McGrath. Below are some highlights of...

MBB Gallery: Seahawks celebrate senior night

Coach McGrath stands proudly with his senior players Marcus Bryan, Nick Powell and Jordon Talley

Travis Stoker, Photo Editor

February 18, 2018

UNC Wilmington men's basketball held its home finale on Saturday -- an 88-74 loss to CAA rival College of Charleston. The Seahawks celebrated in style, however, sending off three seniors in Jordon Talley, Marcus Bryan and Nick Powell. Take a look at the gallery below to see the action. Click here for the story from Saturday's game. ...

Cacok named Co-CAA Player of the Week

No. 15 Devontae Cacok

Brandon Sans, Staff Writer

February 12, 2018

Throughout UNC Wilmington’s tumultuous season, the Seahawks have continued to rely on the historic season junior Devontae Cacok has been enjoying. The rest of the basketball world has taken note, as Cacok was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Cacok earned the...

UNCW picks up first CAA win against Drexel

UNCW picks up first CAA win against Drexel

Brandon Sans, Assistant Sports Editor

January 2, 2018

After not finding an offensive rhythm in its Colonial Athletic Association opener against Delaware, UNC Wilmington (4-10, 1-1 CAA) found nothing but offense in its 107-87 win over Drexel (6-9, 0-2) on Tuesday night. The Seahawks may be starting to turn a corner in their season by winning two of their...

Midnite Madness returns to Trask Coliseum

Midnite Madness returns to Trask Coliseum

Brandon Sans, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2017

As it is each year at UNC Wilmington, both the men’s and women’s basketball programs tipped off the season with the annual Midnite Madness event in Trask Coliseum. The event was the cultivation of a week-long fan fest environment on the campus. Events included an ice cream giveaway and a chance...

UNCW hoops programs greet fans at eighth-annual Tip-Off Luncheon

A panoramic view of the Buffalo Wild Wings on Racine Drive in Wilmington, the site of Monday's eighth-annual UNCW Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon.

Brandon Sans, Assistant Sports Editor

October 16, 2017

Fans were introduced to the new coaches and players of both UNC Wilmington basketball programs at the school’s eighth-annual Tip-Off Luncheon on Monday. There wasn’t a single empty seat at the Buffalo Wild Wings-hosted event as new men’s coach C.B. McGrath and women’s coach Karen Barefoot...

Toews becomes McGrath’s first recruit in 2018 class

Kai Toews posted this graphic to his Twitter profile on Monday, Sept. 25 to confirm his verbal commitment to UNCW basketball.

Collin Underwood, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

The recruiting trail that led Toews to UNCW started about a year ago and was initially unintentional.

UNC’s Williams gives McGrath advice: ‘Just be yourself,’ at basketball tip-off dinner

Hundreds of fans and boosters of UNC Wilmington Athletics gathered in Burney Center during the UNCW basketball tip-off dinner on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Brandon Sans, Assistant Sports Editor

September 22, 2017

UNCW welcomed North Carolina coach Roy Williams to the Port City as its guest speaker for its second annual tip-off dinner for the basketball program.

Men’s and women’s basketball schedules released for 2017-2018 season

Men's and women's basketball schedules released for 2017-2018 season

Noah Powers, Contributing Writer

August 26, 2017

Fresh off of a second consecutive CAA title and second NCAA Tournament run, the men's basketball team has high hopes for the upcoming season. And with former North Carolina assistant coach C.B. McGrath taking the reins as UNCW's head coach, basketball in Seahawk country looks to be taking a step in the...

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