Well, we can't compare the Alaska situation too much with that of Hawaii when discussing geographically removed states and college sports. Going to Hawaii, for many, is often seen as a reward or mini-vacation treat. But hey, Alaska is beautiful they say---but frigid a respectable portion of the academic year.
Is the Dakota syndrome working here, in part, with analysis about recent developments and growth factors?-- cold climates, removed from much of everything, rural dimensions, never a tradition for it, and state higher education initiatives.
Some similar things could have once been said about parts of New England---but that's very trendy turf now-a-days.
Universities and communities do change dimensions, most with growth, some the other way.
Alaska-Anchorage or whoever could always erect their version of the Kibbie Dome and try it :).
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