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On-campus residences to be vacated following new coronavirus guidelines

Coronvirus Update: On-campus housing to be vacated. Photo by Travis Stoker, graphic by Lauren Wessell.

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

March 17, 2020

While many students are looking to get back to some sense of normalcy with their college routine, some will face even more hurdles. Earlier this afternoon, UNC Wilmington announced it would be vacating all on-campus residence halls in compliance with new guidelines from the UNC system. Much like th...

UNCW extends spring break, transitions classes to online to combat coronavirus fears

UNCW's famous Seahawk statue.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2020

All UNC-system schools, including UNC Wilmington, have extended their spring breaks to March 20 and will switch to remote learning on March 23. Athletics and gatherings involving more than 100 people have also been canceled. The news first broke on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, the day the World Health Organization ...

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...

2020 NCAA Tournament cancelled

The Florida State basketball team hold the trophy as ACC Champions March 12, 2020. The tournament in Greensboro N.C.was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

Yes, you read that correctly. The 2020 NCAA Tournament has been cancelled. Not postponed or suspended. For the first time in history, March Madness has been cancelled. The announcement came yesterday in hopes that cancelling the tournament would help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This ...

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,...

2020 NCAA Tournament to be played without fans in attendance


A view of the empty AmericanAirlines Arena before the start of an NBA basketball regular season game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Miami. The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday they will play games without fans in their San Francisco arena because of the coronavirus.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Update: Since this article was published, the NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert preliminary tested positive for coronavirus.  COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, has led to an executive decision from NCAA President Mark Emmert to play the 2020 NCAA Tournament ...

UNCW downed by Drexel in CAA tournament

Marten Linssen attempts to go up for a shot during UNCW's matchup with N.C. Wesleyan on Nov. 19, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. — UNC Wilmington’s hopes of running the table were cut short on Saturday night following a 66-55 loss to Drexel (14-19, 6-12 Colonial Athletic Association) on Saturday evening in the first round of the 2020 CAA tournament. The Seahawks (10-22, 5-13 CAA) had high hopes heading into...

Seahawks drop two of three in series with Tigers

Breydan Gorham (33) during UNCW's matchup against Memphis on March 6, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Zachary Kilby, Assistant Sports Editor

March 8, 2020

WILMINGTON – UNC Wilmington (10-5) hosted Memphis (10-5) this weekend for a three-game series following a sweep of Kentucky (9-5) last weekend. The Seahawks fell on Friday and Saturday before regrouping and picking up a much-needed win to close on Sunday afternoon.  Friday; UNCW 0, Memphis 4 Danny Denz’s curveball...

Roupp claims CAA Pitcher of the Week honors

Landen Roupp (14) during UNCW's matchup with Marshall on Feb. 22, 2020 at Brooks Field.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

WILMINGTON – Pitcher Landen Roupp became the second Seahawk in a row to win Colonial Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week honors, following Zarion Sharpe who was co-Pitcher of the week last week.   On Friday, the junior held Kentucky to two singles, only walking four batters and racking up five strikeouts. Ro...

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 ...

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