A new sport could be coming to the University of Alaska Anchorage campus if cuts to the athletic department are approved by the University of Alaska Regents. Currently, UAA has 13 athletic programs. Without gymnastics, men’s and women’s skiing, and hockey they’re left with nine, one short of the NCAA requirements.
“It is very busy,” said UAA athletic director Greg Myford. “Lots of questions, [and] the answers never coming as fast as the questions seemingly.”
Without hockey UAA only has one men’s team sport and that’s basketball. To remain eligible as a Division II program they are required to have two women’s team sports and two men’s team sports. Myford said it’s early in the search process but a few options for men’s team sports are soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball.