From the Bear Network
January 09, 2024
Women’s Basketball Coach Mattio Speaks to the Importance of Supporting University Athletics
When watching Bear athletes compete, the skill and mental focus they have honed in practice is on full dislay. What can be less obvious are the specific areas behind the scenes that an athletics program could use improvement on. This fall, the women’s basketball team recevied a generous matching gift for their Excellence Initiative to help them advance in the areas unseen by fans. Coach Kristen Mattio speaks to the numerous areas this gift will help improve for her team this year and into the future.
May 10, 2021
Alumnus and Filmmaker Jonathan Martin Shares his Advice and Experience
UNC alumnus and filmmaker Jonathan Martin '' shares his UNC experience, career advice and insight into his new film the Confrontation Project.
October 12, 2020
Introducing Jason Alvine, New Voice of the Bears
Jason Alvine '02 is back with the Bears. The former UNC women's basketball announcer is starting a new season behind the mic as the newest Voice of the Bears, calling football and men’s basketball home games.
January 10, 2020
Wrestler Aims to Put Greeley on the Map
District 6 graduate Andrew Alirez never had much of a choice about whether he would be a wrestler, but he did have options about where to compete at the college level. UNC’s program and head coach made that decision easy.
April 08, 2019
Creating Champions in Competition and the Classroom
Thanks to donor support, this Academic Excellence week UNC student-athletes are grateful for a special space on campus where they can connect, study and receive customized academic support services.
March 11, 2019
Support the Dreams of Student Athletes like Savannah Smith
It’s been another historic season of success for the UNC Women’s Basketball team, thanks in large part to senior standout Savannah Smith. According to Smith, she owes her success both on and off the court to hard work, determination and the support of a scholarship.
October 08, 2018
2018 Hall of Fame
Every two years the Athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Northern Colorado recognizes the excellence of former players, coaches, teams and support staff. This year Northern Colorado Athletics celebrated the 22nd Hall of Fame class with the addition of five new members on Friday, October 5, 2018. The 2018 class features four student-athletes and one coach from five different sports.
October 05, 2018
From Spartan to Bear: Scholarship Donor and Recipient Share a Common Bond
Although they live more than 1,000 miles apart, and their time as UNC students is separated by more than 30 years, Alumnus Richard Smith, BS ’81, and Sophomore Darren DeLaCroix have more in common than meets the eye.
August 01, 2017
UNC Volleyball Celebrates 50 Years
Some of UNC Volleyball’s legendary line of coaches weigh in on the program’s foundation, recipe for success and what makes it so unique to northern Colorado. A season-long celebration kicks off this month with the Volleyball Alumni Weekend and 50th Anniversary Celebration event.