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64-man bracket: Picking Alaska’s greatest NCAA D1 hoops player

During the COVID-19 outbreak Alaska Sports Blog editor Van Williams will take the opportunity to take a retrospective look at Alaska sports. Big guards, small forwards and 7-footers. Bombers and bangers. All-Americans, all-conference picks and national champions. The Last Frontier produces all types of college basketball players. As the only state in the country without… Read more »

Local athletes talk about overcoming adversity at PLAAY Summit

Everybody gets knocked down in life. The secret to success is getting back up. It’s far from easy, but overcoming adversity can strengthen a person’s drive to be great. Off-the-field tragedies can push an athlete on the field, and rather than shutting down, they turn it up. Alaska sports stars Dominick Meriweather, DaJonee Hale, Denali… Read more »

PLAAY 2020 starts this week!

The 2020 PLAAY  (Positive Leadership for Active Alaska Youth) initiative kicks off Friday, Feb. 14th with the 5th annual PLAAY Summit and concludes on Feb. 20th with a visit with the fastest swimmer on the planet! The PLAAY Summit is an accredited conference featuring a panel of experts on youth physical, emotional and mental health… Read more »

Alaska men in hunt for hoop titles in NCAA, NIT, CBI

We’ve always had success in the NCAA Tournament, with Alaskans winning seven of eight potential title games. Maybe our good luck will rub off on today’s crop of Division I basketball talent. Five Alaska men are in the hunt for postseason titles this spring, most notably Anchorage’s Jalil Abdul-Bassit or Oregon and Eagle River’s Eric… Read more »