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Alaska Nanooks Logo

Alaska Nanooks Logo
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Alaska Nanooks is a sports department belonging to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, which was founded in 1917. The year of formation of the department is 1925. The head of the department is Keith Champagne. The department is located in Fairbanks, Alaska. The number of teams in the sports department is 10, five of which are women, four are men, and one is mixed. The teams are part of NCAA Division II, and I and are members of several conferences and associations: Great Northwest Athletic, Patriot Rifle, Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Ski, and Western Collegiate Hockey.

Meaning and History

Alaska Nanooks Logo History
Evolution of the Alaska Nanooks Logo

The original Alaska Nanooks logo is presented in the 1960s. Its author is a student inspired by one of Fred Machetanzโ€™s artistic works. It was a black and white image of a polar bear made in ink. Next to the walking animal were the letters โ€œUA.โ€ They were an acronym for the University of Alaska.

In 1975, when the university was renamed into UAF, the logo was added โ€œFโ€ (Fairbanks), and the bearโ€™s shape was slightly changed. The 1985 version was dominated by the word combination โ€œUniversity of Alaska Fairbanksโ€ with three features at the bottom and a small bear on the right. The 1995-1996 logo shows the mascot of the university, the stylized northern lights, mountain ranges, and the ocean. The current version contains an image of a polar bear against the background of a large letter โ€œA,โ€ circled by a wide yellow stripe.

Alaska Nanooks Hockey

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The menโ€™s hockey team appeared at the university in the academic season 1925-1926. In the 60s, it played. Then in 1985-1986, she returned to the first division. One of the most impressive achievements of the athletes dates back to the 2010s when they played at the NCAA.

Alaska Nanooks Basketball

Alaska Nanooks symbol

The University of Alaska Fairbanks supports two basketball teams โ€“ menโ€™s and womenโ€™s. They play home games at Patty Center stadium.