Great Alaska Shootout

The late Bob Rachal spent only one season as the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball coach, but his legacy was the grandest early-season NCAA college basketball tournament of them all. Begun on a wing and a prayer, and a very small budget, in 1978 on Fort Richardson, the originally named Seawolf Classic became a college basketball institution. The Shootout was the first event of its kind, attracted high-powered teams, offered superb hospitality, and traded on the mystique of Alaska.

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