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CAA Men’s Basketball schedule released

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

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 Athletic Association schedule had been released for the 2020-21 basketball season. The schedule...

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

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

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 be welcoming Jocelyn Floyd and Matt Lynch to her staff as the Seahawks prepare for the upcoming season. New...

CAA votes to suspend 2020 football season

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

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.

Siddle named UNCW men’s basketball head coach

Takayo Siddle

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

WILMINGTON — The UNC Wilmington men’s basketball program has named N.C. State assistant Takayo Siddle head coach of the program following the Seahawks’ 10-22 finish to the 2019-2020 season. Siddle served as an assistant under former UNCW head coach Kevin Keatts during his time in the Port City...

UNCW winter and spring athletics cancelled for remainder of school year

A pair of UNCW gloves during the Seahawks' matchup with Marshall on Feb. 22, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

WILMINGTON — Per release from the Colonial Athletic Association, all winter and spring CAA sports have been officially cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. “Following extensive discussions with the conference’s institutional administrators, in light of new developments and...

UNCW suspends spring athletics

From left: Matt Suggs (15), Adam Smith (35) and Cole Weiss (8) during UNCW's matchup with Marshall on Feb. 23, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

WILMINGTON — In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, UNC Wilmington athletics has opted to suspend its spring athletic events until further notice. “The decision follows suit with the Colonial Athletic Association’s earlier announcement that ensures the well-being and safety of student-athletes,...

Phillips earns CAA rookie honors for third time

Shykeim Phillips goes in for a layup during UNCW's matchup with N.C. Wesleyan on Nov. 19, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

WILMINGTON – Point guard Shykeim Phillips wrangled in Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season.   The freshman put up an average 16 points, four and a half rebounds and four assists in a 1-1 finish last week. The Seahawks handled Drexel with ...

Smith shows out on Senior Day, leads Seahawks to win

GiGi Smith (5) makes a pass during UNCW's Senior Day matchup with Hofstra on March 1, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington women’s hoops extended its winning streak to three games on Sunday in Trask Coliseum with a Senior Day victory over Hofstra (3-25, 0-17 Colonial Athletic Association). With the win, the Seahawks boosted their record to 9-18 overall and 6-10 in conference play. Before ...

Seahawks fall to Blue Hens in season finale

Marten Linssen battles Delaware defenders during UNCW's matchup with the Blue Hens on Feb. 29, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

WILMINGTON — After winning three of its last five games, UNC Wilmington (10-21, 5-13 Colonial Athletic Association) was unable to muster up a win to close the regular season. Delaware (21-10, 11-7 CAA) capitalized on a sloppy second half from the Seahawks to walk out of Trask Coliseum with an 82-65...

Women’s hoops tops Northeastern for second-straight win

UNCW women's basketball against Northeastern on Feb. 28, 2020 at Trask Coliseum

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington got its second-straight win Friday night at Trask Coliseum against Northeastern. The 61-48 victory was fueled by senior Lacey Suggs who had 18 points, helping her crest the 1000 career-point mark. “I’m very proud of our team. A lot of toughness out there. We just, ...

UNCW keeps hot streak alive in win over Drexel

Shykeim Phillips (2) and Mike Okauru (4) during UNCW's matchup with Drexel on Feb. 27, 2020

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

February 28, 2020

WILMINGTON – “Hire Burke" chants echoed through Trask Coliseum as UNC Wilmington (10-20, 5-12 Colonial Athletic Association) racked up a 76-65 win over Drexel (13-17, 6-11 CAA) on Thursday night.  “Burke is the coach that everyone wants to play for right now,” said freshman Shykeim Phillip...

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