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Bouncing back: UNCW volleyball hopes to right the ship in 2017

Madison Peters, left, and Sydney Brock, right, block a spike attempt from a Barton player in UNCW's exhibition game vs. Barton College on Aug. 20.
Like many UNCW teams, the Volley Hawks will field a team full of freshmen
August 25, 2017
When UNC Wilmington begins its 2017 volleyball season on Saturday, it will do so with the youthfulness that has been a trend for UNCW sports this year.

Lofty expectations are motivation for an experienced UNCW soccer team

Goalkeeper Ryan Cretens fields the ball in a game during the 2016 UNCW men's soccer season.
Coach Aidan Heaney will sport an experienced squad hungry for more
August 25, 2017
The unique mix of new faces and experienced veterans present on the UNC Wilmington men’s soccer team would intrigue any coach.

Sammy C. Hawk flies high after surprise run to Final Four

Sammy C. Hawk, left, snaps a selfie with students during Wednesday's involvement carnival just hours after losing to North Texas mascot Scrappy in the Mid-Major Madness Mascot Melee. (Source: Twitter)
Sammy's Final Four berth is the first in UNCW Athletics at the Division-I level
August 23, 2017
An underdog run to the Final Four of the Mid-Major Madness Mascot Melee ended Wednesday morning.

Women’s soccer drops opener vs. Virginia, 2-0

Members of the UNCW and Virginia women's soccer teams gather for a postgame huddle on Friday, Aug. 18.
Friday was the third meeting between the two programs in three years
August 19, 2017
UNC Wilmington knew what it was up against when it scheduled No. 11 Virginia for its season opener, but that did not derail the Seahawks from going toe-to-toe with the Cavaliers despite uncertainty at the goalkeeper position.

UNCW SGA, Upperman holds discussion on Charlottesville and equality

UNCW Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, left, addresses those gathered in the Clocktower Lounge during Thursday's discussion regarding recent events in Charlottesville, Va.
Discussion aimed at helping students gain perspective, understand nationwide issues
August 17, 2017
Students and faculty of the UNC Wilmington community gathered Thursday evening in the Fisher Student Center to discuss last week’s protests in Charlottesville, Va.

UNCW alum Beane named Buffalo Bills GM

Carolina Panthers assistant general manager Brandon Beane, left, and head coach Ron Rivera talk during the second session of the team's rookie minicamp in Charlotte, N.C., on Friday, May 5, 2017. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service)
The Class of '98 graduate has spent the last two decades with the Carolina Panthers
August 17, 2017
Even without a football program, UNC Wilmington found a way to make headlines in the National Football League this summer when UNCW alum Brandon Beane was named general manager of the Buffalo Bills on May 9.

UNCW student charged with embezzlement, a felony

UNCW student charged with embezzlement, a felony
August 17, 2017

Edits have been made for accuracy. Dr. Bolton's title was inaccurately stated the first time and the fact that the funds stolen were entirely raised by student efforts was not included, though it was clearly...

Cross-country hoping to flourish with mix of vets, new faces

Alex Boseman runs the trails in one of UNCW's many meets during the 2016 cross-country season. (Photo by UNCW Athletic Communications)
Schwier continues to rebuild X-C after the program nearly met its fate in 2015
August 17, 2017
It seems the veil of anxiety has finally lifted from the UNC Wilmington cross-country program heading into the 2017 season.

Advice for incoming freshmen

August 17, 2017

A year ago, I was exactly where you are standing right now: a UNCW freshman eager to give my college career a great start.  I confess that there were times where I felt like I was too good to be at a...

McDowell not giving up on MLB despite not being drafted

Recent UNCW graduate Kennard McDowell makes a play in the infield for the Grand Junction Rockies. (Photo by Todd Bennett/Rocky Mountain Sports Report)
McDowell, left out after six UNCW players were taken in the 2017 draft, has found a home in Grand Junction
August 17, 2017
Nearly a month after watching Delaware celebrate a Colonial Athletic Association championship on their home field, six UNC Wilmington players were able to begin anew after a disappointing ending to their college careers.

3-0 exhibition win over WCU sets tone for women’s soccer

3-0 exhibition win over WCU sets tone for women's soccer
Cairney still unsure of full-time starter at goalkeeper heading into regular season
August 17, 2017
When UNC Wilmington kicked off its lone preseason game with a 3-0 win against Western Carolina, it did so with eight of its starters being of redshirt sophomore status or lower.

UNCW baseball falls short of CAA crown

UNCW baseball falls short of CAA crown
May 28, 2017

UNC Wilmington (30-29) head coach Mark Scalf chuckled as he smiled before answering a question about all the adversity this team had to overcome this season. “A lot of that was because of injuries,...

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