University of Alaska officials previously suggested that all sports had been viewed equally as they attempted to balance the budget. But new documents appear to suggest that men's ice hockey is more equal than others.
The University of Alaska president has recommended two options that could preserve the future of intercollegiate skiing at one or both of Alaska’s NCAA member schools – but both options may be without precedent in modern NCAA history. The final decision will be made by the Board of Regents in mid-November.
(Holly Brooks, a former U.S. Ski Team member, two-time Olympian and Anchorage local, sent FasterSkier a copy of the following letter of support, addressed to the University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen, and granted...
Facing drastic cuts to Alaska's state budget, a review team has proposed several options, some of which would end Division I college skiing at one or both of Alaska’s two NCAA schools in Anchorage and Fairbanks. “It’s scary not just for us, but it can start to be scary for the rest of the college ski teams around the country,” UAA Nordic Head Coach Andrew Kastning said.
It was a hard decision to leave the Roaring Fork Valley, where Maria Stuber headed the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club nordic team, but the Midwest native is taking the reins at the College of St. Scholastica, and thrilled to build on the program's young-but-strong legacy.
After delving into the computation-and-analysis side of sports, Brayton Osgood is back and looking forward to his new position as head coach of the Dartmouth men's nordic ski team. "The opportunity to coach at Dartmouth is a fantastic one and I’m eager to lead the next generation of Dartmouth cross-country skiers," the 2003 Dartmouth grad said.
There will be a fully funded cross-country ski team at the University of Alaska Anchorage this school year, but all bets are off when it comes to evaluating priorities across the athletic department for next year. That’s the word from University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) officials as the Alaska Legislature drags through its latest special session with no final budget yet approved.
As the 2016 special session of the Alaska Legislature comes down to the wire, it's clear that state funding for Alaska's two NCAA cross-country ski programs is going to be substantially reduced as part of widespread cuts to the state university system. But by exactly how much and with what effects are all still up in the air.
After being nominated to the U.S. Ski Team D-team, Northern Michigan University junior Ian Torchia has decided to stay in school while simultaneously accepting the nod to the country's most-coveted training group. “One of the main reasons why I wanted this to happen is to show that you can do it while you’re in college,” Torchia explains.
There's just a few more days for juniors, seniors, and collegiate skiers and biathletes to apply to U.S. Biathlon's Talent Identification Camp, to be held in Lake Placid, New York, in June with national team athletes and coaches.
Cami Thompson-Graves and Ruff Patterson, the coaches of the Dartmouth nordic teams, are FasterSkier's Coaches of the Year. Dartmouth ended UVM's nearly four-year college win streak in the East, and eight alums raced in nordic World Cup competition this season, including three who stood on podiums.
Led by Linn Eriksen, who won the women's 15 k classic mass start by nearly 20 seconds, and Moritz Madlener, second in the men's 20 k, Denver locked up its 23rd national championship on Saturday. Meanwhile, Mads Strøm completed a clean sweep of the men's individual races.
The nordic NCAA Skiing Championships opened Thursday in Steamboat Springs, Colo., with Norwegian Mads Strøm becoming the University of Colorado's winningest male nordic skier of all time. Anika Miller notched the first individual win for Montana State in 38 years, and MSU leads the team standings at the halfway point of the championships.
A former SMST2 elite skier, Annie Pokorny is back in navy blue and white, racing for Middlebury as a senior with junior eligibility and focused on NCAA Championships this Thursday and Saturday in Steamboat Springs, Colo. So how do NCAA amateurism rules work in this case? The 23-year-old Pokorny explains.
Matthew Perry Johnson was named the new head coach of the Montana State University nordic ski team following Kristina Trygstad-Saari's resignation from the position this spring after one year on the job. Johnson is the third head coach in two years for the Bobcats.
When Stella Holt examined the life of Fred Fayette, she got more than she bargained for. Not only did she discover the rich life of the UVM assistant coach, but also found peace with her departure from a lifetime of competing in the sport.
An East Coast native but no stranger to Alaska, Nick Crawford will head take over the University of Alaska Fairbanks nordic and cross-country running teams in July following the departure of Scott Jerome, who was put on administrative leave in January.
FasterSkier was on-site at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Lake Placid, N.Y., where the University of Colorado won its 20th national title. Check out our photos from the nordic events.
NMU's Fredrik Schwencke skied to victory in Friday's 20 k classic mass start, avoiding a crash in the final meters of the race which took out Colorado's Rune Malo Ødegård and New Mexico's Aku Nikander. In the women's 15 k New Mexico's Emilie Cedervaern double-poled past Utah's Veronika Mayerhofer to her first NCAA victory.