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  1. UND to cut women's hockey

    That was the main reason they went to Minnesota their freshman year in my opinion to ensure they would get the exposure to make the team. That being said, that shouldn't be a reason why a program that loses millions of dollars yearly stay in place. It is a dumb argument
  2. UND to cut women's hockey

    I don't think they went to Minnesota for anything except exposure. They used their freshman years to get on the Olympic team and after they achieved that they transferred here. I have no problem with them being upset about the program closing as hockey is their life and they have every right to use their freedom of speech. It sucks for them but it was absolutely the right call.
  3. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    another example of how far back journalistic integrity has fallen. It is darn near impossible to get a full story on a topic anymore without going to various resources, it shouldn't have to be that way. Publishing the numbers would have ruined his argument so why even bring it up, he was simply talking from emotion and while that is his right, as a journalist more should be expected.
  4. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    I am staying out of most of these conversations today as there is a lot of emotion involved for some people, but I don't get how the reputation is damaged on a national level. This sounds bad, but these are 2 sports that people in Grand Forks barely care about, let alone on a national level. If these sports were really that important than attendance and revenue would support it and they just dont. I will admit that it could have been handled better, he should have just been presented the figures and left it out of the media. He was going to get crapped on regardless of what he decided but he did make the proper decision. This will all blow over and UND will be in a better place financially because of it. We have just dropped over $2 million a year in losses and fixed our long term financial outlook, that is a big deal. People are just over reacting today, plain and simple.
  5. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    He did say he only wanted to do this once, yes it was a mess, but this would take care of it. Time to competitively pay our coaches for remaining sports.
  6. Cutting Sports: Round 2

    I believe Women's Hockey also gets some funds for athlete's for extra expenses that our glorious AD said we would do without even checking in to see if we could afford it.
  7. Chris Kuper Joins Miami Dolphins as Coach

    A bit of a bump but after 1 season in Miami Chris has been promoted to Assistant Offensive Line Coach with the Dolphins, congrats to him! http://www.espn.com/blog/miami-dolphins/post/_/id/24445/dolphins-hire-frank-bush-as-new-lb-coach
  8. NORTH DAKOTA @ Minnesota - FRIDAY Gameday ********

    hockey is the only dumb sport that allows 2 different sizes surfaces. I absolutely hate it.
  9. NORTH DAKOTA @ Minnesota - FRIDAY Gameday ********

    2 things. 1) There goalie is awful, fire away boys. 2) Our neutral zone defense is so bad right now. we need to tighten up
  10. NORTH DAKOTA @ Minnesota - FRIDAY Gameday ********

    this is a bush league gopher team. They can't compete even strength so they pull this crap. What a joke of a team.
  11. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    I don't believe this is the end all be all. My opinion is that he wants to get a feel from individuals within the University and this committee had a variety of people in it. I am fully expecting him make this decision on his own after reviewing the numbers. I would be shocked if he made a decision based off of a committees recommendation, just strikes me as a guy who let's the numbers speak for themselves.
  12. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    Quite frankly, we shouldn't have done FCOA right away. You don't commit that type of money just because your neighbors did.
  13. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    When you compare the salaries of our core sports to that of the college 75 miles south, it is almost laughable. If we want to be competitive with sports like Basketball and football, then we need to offer competitive wage. Cut the non-core sports and let us properly fund some of these programs. I would rather have fewer sports with more success as opposed to more sport while struggling to get to a .500 record year after year.
  14. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    If we are only going to do this once during his tenure, I have no problem with throwing all the options out on the table. To me one of the following 3 things will happen that I classify as major: 1) Women's Hockey is dropped 2) Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Softball, and Women's Soccer all get the axe 3) We switch conference affiliation Personally, I don't think we switch conferences as there is a lot of value in being in a strong and stable conference that offers football along with the rest of our core sports. The Big Sky also fits our school from an academic standpoint. Right now my gut says option 2 is probably what will happen but only time will tell.
  15. Former Players

    at his height, I am guessing he will be in the CFL to make a name for himself. Was in a tough spot behind a pro bowl Fullback.