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  1. 2018 Season

    I will be curious to see what time UND puts those Sunday matches at. I can't imagine they will want to go head to head when a Viking's game is on. Or maybe that really doesn't matter? Of course opponents that play here on Sunday will want to get back home to where ever at a reasonable time on Sunday, so their student athletes will be able to be in class on Mondays. Just a little glimpse how we as fans will have to get used to a new routine in The Summit as opposed to The Big Sky. I'm sure with basketball there will be some scheduling things to get used to as well.
  2. 2018-19 Season

    That doesn't sound official to me. Yes, I would agree it sounds like UND will be involved in the challenge...but it sounds as if the writer is just spit balling potential match ups. At least there is potential for more D1 non conference home games, which if recent history has shown, are almost impossible to schedule here in Grand Forks.
  3. US Supreme Court lets states legalize sports betting

    If I read some of the articles correctly, North Dakota was one of some 17 states that has already begun paving the route to legalized sports betting if NJ won at the USSC, which they have. What that paving is...I'm not really sure.
  4. What will this look like in North Dakota? What will the outlook be? Will this be like when I went to the UK, and could walk into any number of sports betting joints and place a wager on the entire spectrum of sports? This will be fascinating. This will frustrated the heck out of the NCAA no doubt.
  5. 2018-19 Season

    I believe Davidson, was a full assistant with full responsibilities. He was a national team shooting coach, I think. In fact during the National Tournament season, Ralston mentioned on a broadcast that Coach Davidson was unbeaten in all his scouts that season. I'm guessing each assistant gets certain teams to scout and prepare the game plan for each of their games during the season during. In fact in every pre-game show he visits with the assistant who has built the game plan and done all the video work for that night's opponent, and gives info during the interview of what they've seen from the opponent. This would make me think he does the standard assistant's role. But I may be wrong, as I don't know all the behind the scenes duties of assistants.
  6. 2018-19 Season

    This Davidson to USD, does rub me the wrong way in a couple of ways now. 1. I don't like to see our staff pilfered by what will be starting this year as a conference rival. 2. I'm concerned that what I was told by someone close to the program, that USD, offered a significant pay hike that we couldn't come close to. If that's the case, we might be in trouble for the foreseeable future if we hope to retain assistants. Basketball at USD is there baby, and I could understand why an assistant would be tempted to go there...but it is also Vermillion, and that would maybe be a tough choice, between here and there. But if he's getting a big pay bump and we can't compete, I can't fault anyone including Coach Davidson for looking out for themselves and their family, but I also don't like it as we are A. going to have to compete against him to get to where UND wants to go in the Summit (he knows our philosophies and how we typically adjust), and B it indicates that as far as budgets for a sport like basketball in The Summit-- we are chasing, and that is never a great place to be going into a new conference.
  7. 2018 Season

    I'm not sure we have to abide by the Root windows anymore since UND is officially out of the Big Sky. I would echo Big Green, and guess that it's because Midco has both Football & Hockey that day. Personally, I like the 2 p.m.'s as the season wears on. Don't mind a Thursday night or a homecoming/potato bowl that is later in the day due to parades etc... But I do tend to like the early afternoon games of either 1 or 2p especially in October & November. (I'm probably in the minority in this)
  8. New AD posting and hiring process

    Am I incorrect? I thought the Champions Club set a new all time mark as far as dollars raised last year. And essentially have been one upping themselves every year for quite some time now. The way some people make it sound on here is that UND has been missing the mark horribly in raising dollars for athletics, repeatedly. If anything Mr. Chaves must be thrilled to arrive an at an institution, where there has been a proven track record of not only setting and reaching goals when it comes to club fundraising, but often times surpassing them, where in comparison the institution that he arrives from (EWU) has had, and continues to have significant struggles in that area. I'm as excited as the next person that he is here, but I don't see our fundraising as an apocalyptic issue that has been hanging over Athletics as others do I guess.
  9. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    The West Coast Conference is looking like it is trying to make it's final appeal to keep Gonzaga. https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/3/26/17165066/west-coast-conference-basketball-schedule-change-announcement-gonzaga-ncaa-tournament The argument looks fairly reasonable of why they should consider making the move to the Mountain West. I realize it's only an opinion piece, but there are some interesting arguments within it. https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/3/26/17165066/west-coast-conference-basketball-schedule-change-announcement-gonzaga-ncaa-tournament Will the WCC back fill? And will the 2 main candidates be Seattle U and Denver? The shuffle of college athletics looks only to continue.
  10. 2017-18 Season

    Having stopped in Vermillion to watch UND against the Yotes this year, on my way back from business. I saw Mckeever from USD and I thought she was dreadful and wasnt convinced that she would beat out many of our guards. That is saying a lot. I really thought going in that she was going to be a noticeable difference maker that we would regret missing out on, as our guards have been nothing to write home about. I thought USD had some nice players, that were instrumental for them to come back and win, but it certainly had nothing to do with Mckeever. All I’m saying is I’m not sure UND missed out on her, to my amateur eye.
  11. The Name 'em Game: 2018-19 Edition

  12. The Name 'em Game: 2018-19 Edition

    Reports on Twitter, really. I want to see the signed contract...and time
  13. The Name 'em Game: 2018-19 Edition

    Leaving: Wolanin, Gersich, Adams Arriving: Scheel, Huber, Weatherby, Senden, Hain, Tychonick,
  14. Summit League MBB

    That's a fair point, which I understand. And maybe if I went on the road I would prefer that. However, where do the majority of the fans come to games from...probably 30 mile radius. Do you cater to the few that are coming long distance or the many that are the majority of your attendance? It's kind of like the question along the same lines of those who talk about why isn't the Marketing department running a whole bunch of ads in Minot and or Bismarck and for hypothetical purposes let's use season basketball tickets. Again, just for an example if their budget was 50K, and they spent 15K of it in that/those markets and got 7 people to buy 7 tickets is that a good return on investment? Where if they were to spend it in around the immediate area, where most people are more likely able to get to the games, wouldn't that be money better spent. And to the point of many that I've visited with at The Betty, very few seem to be clamoring for the return of double-headers. And the feeling I get is with the way current college basketball games are being called by the officials, timeouts used by the coaches and media timeouts etc...they already seem to be plenty long for most.