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  1. 2017-18 Season

    Comparing UND and USD in women's basketball during Brewster's tenure is pretty striking. USD is 148-60 over the past six seasons, with half of those losses occurring in the first two of those years. They have not had a sub-.500 season since the second year of the transition. Brew is 101-86, with two sub-.500 seasons. USD's last four seasons have all been better than Brew's best season record-wise. USD has also had two head coaches hired away by bigger schools in the past seven years, with their current coach well on her way to being the third after a 29-7 season this year. Brew seems to do just well enough to stick around, but not well enough to make anybody else want to hire him away. The standards for women's basketball at UND are significantly higher than being a little over .500 after six seasons, particularly given what's going on with the two SD schools. Things need to improve and quickly.
  2. ND High School Hockey 2017-18

    I suspect it will help some, but even if it gets to the point where GF has enough players to hypothetically field two teams, 80% or more of them will likely be at Red River, so it would still probably be necessary to have one combined team for the foreseeable future. Unless the boundary changes, anyway. And I'm not holding my breath that that happens anytime soon.
  3. ND High School Hockey 2017-18

    I can't speak for other towns, but there is zero chance Central would ever be able to field a separate girls team with the current high school boundary in Grand Forks. Boys hockey is a different deal due to the fact that GF produces such a large number of good players (the vast majority of whom live in the RR district) and a lot of them choose to go to Central despite not living in the district. You generally don't see that in any other sports. The disparity between Central and Red River is most obvious in girls team sports, such as basketball and volleyball. Unless the boundary changes to split Grand Forks east-west rather than north-south, the deck will always be stacked against Central and in favor of Red River.
  4. Coach Jones?

    Maybe this is an over-simplification, but if I were an a.d. at a low-major division I school with a coach who is at or near the end of a contract, the question I would ask myself is: "is anybody else trying to hire this coach away from me?" If the answer is "no", then that's probably not the coach I want, either.
  5. UND (4-5) @ SDSU (8-4) 12/12 7 PM

    I disagree. He's the type of kid who has often ended up at MSU-Moorhead, and the Dragons would have beaten UND in several recent seasons IMO. Moody can score, and his athletic ability is better than several perimeter players who have played significant minutes at UND in the division I era. Even if he doesn't pan out for whatever reason, I have zero problem with Jones giving a ND kid a shot given the incredible numbers Moody put up in high school. I think Jones has made a lot of recruiting mistakes over the years, but I think this was a good decision.
  6. UND (4-4) vs NDSU (3-5) 12/9 7 PM

    He has not played at all, so it appears he is red shirting. I think he could have contributed this year.
  7. UND to cut women's hockey

    I think it's only a matter of time before the financial realities force the issue at St. Cloud, Mankato and Bemidji. Maybe Duluth, too. The problem is that dropping women's hockey at those schools would likely require also dropping football. That nearly happened at St. Cloud a few years ago, so it's not necessarily all that far-fetched.
  8. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    Football is the best friend of women's sports. How many women's sports would have to be cut to remain Title IX compliant if you were to eliminate 85 or 63 or 36 men's scholarships?
  9. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    Given the massive budget/losses of women's hockey, and the fact that UND was significantly out of compliance with Title IX in favor of women, I'm still astounded as to how it was considered "untouchable" as recently as a few months ago.
  10. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    So Schloss just tweeted that there's a women's hockey recruit on campus for an official visit right now. That's not awkward or anything...
  11. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    The fact that men's hockey-playing schools like Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame don't have women's hockey tells me all I need to know about whether it makes any financial sense whatsoever to have it. There are far less expensive alternatives that can still result in Title IX compliance.
  12. President Kennedy Message on Athletics

    Not sure if this has already been posted or not, but in a radio interview with Mike McNamara yesterday, Tom Miller stated that in his opinion, there was a pretty good chance women's hockey would indeed be cut, possibly as early as today. If you are interested in hearing the entire interview, which also included Virg Foss, you can find a link to it on Miller's twitter feed.
  13. 2016-2017 Recruiting

    Moton became the first ND high school girl ever to go over 50 feet in the shot put on Friday, with a throw of 50'3". I would expect she'll also exceed the previous state best in the javelin once the outdoor season starts, as she nearly did so last season.
  14. 2017-18 Season

    I really like Moody's potential. Yes, he didn't play up to his standards in the semi's at the state tournament, but he's got a pretty unique skillset for a ND kid. I believe he will contribute a lot next year.
  15. Agreed. UND and Jones have had a great year, and he deservedly was selected Big Sky coach of the year. But realistically, it you are an a.d., would you be willing to take the heat you know you'd get from your fan base by hiring a coach with a career record of 30 games under .500? I don't see it happening at this point, but then again stranger things have happened.
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