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  1. 2017-18 Season

    They(Coaching Staff) have been trying to get them here to The Betty the last couple of years. Especially last year. It would have been nice to have them come to GF last year and then played down in Brookings this year (home&home). They could have saved the 70K, and our fans would have had at least another quality opponent to see on our court. However thats not how it worked out. You're right it doesn't matter after this year as next year both will be in The Summit. But they are probably arrogant enough to try and attempt to buy a conference game out-(joking) they must really not want to paly here
  2. 2017-18 Season

    SDSU is paying UND to come in. Not sure about NDSU. Maybe they pay Stetson & Florida A&M. I'm just a little envious that SDSU is in a position where they don't even have to consider a home & home non conference arrangement with UND. They are so flush down there that they just say here's 70K or whatever it is, and say take it or leave it. It would be nice if the shoe was on UND's foot. Or at least equal footing. However made up this feeling is by me...but I can't help but be irritated when a school who is in our corridor is essentially saying to us, "we are so much better than you, or at least so much better off than you, that we don't even have to consider coming to your place to play- we'll just get our our pocket book and you'll come runnin." I'm probably alone in that it irritates me, and I sit there and think, how did it ever come to this. I understand going to get money games from the Nebraska's, Creighton's and Gonzagaz'a...but at least to me when it's SDSU...it seems sort of demeaning. But I come from an era of fan where the D2 rivalry with the rabbits was super, so naturally it's going to bother me more.
  3. 2017-18 Season

    4 with South Dakota State. My understanding from asking, is that all money games are anywhere from 70K to 105K. The person I know didn't know exact amounts., but did know that they fell into that range. I realize that UND Athletics is hurting for revenue, but 4 money games seems a bit much of an ask for a program who just went to the dance. Maybe they should shell out some $'s like SDSU, and bring some quality opponents in because that is what it will take to get some fairly decent home games. This much can be said....Football and Men's Basketball are more than doing their part to prop up the department budget. Granted they are they only 2 that can essentially go get games like that...but just saying.
  4. 2017 schedule

    Most early season tournaments for Volleyball and Basketball(s) are money losers for the schools that host. Because the host school is usually on the hook for lodging for visiting teams, sometimes meals and sometimes flights, depending on the arrangements and agreements. Plus as the host, you not only have to staff the matches or games you play, but also the ones you don't. From stats, officials, concessions, etc it can add up. Usually a local business or several is sought to partner/sponsor to help offset but usually from what I've been told when you put together these early season tournaments, it's more about how much $ is an acceptable loss on the budget line, not how much money the school will make.
  5. Da Bears

    I believe Color Analyst Mike Berg has said on the radio broadcast that Keaton usually goes to the LOS with 2 plays. He also has auto checks of about 5 plays depending if he see's something specific. Coach Berg, has been talking about this on radio broadcasts going back to Keaton's sophomore year at least. I don't think he goes up there with 1 play and 1 play only. That's why I bring my radio. That guy has some serious insight.
  6. Rings

    I would have to agree with this
  7. Rings

    That's weird. I'll be honest, I haven't seen any of the other teams (VB, WBB, MBB) with them or posting pics or doing a lot of talking about it on social media etc... I would just think we would have seen more if they did get rings. And if they did, maybe they had it in their team budgets or took an extra "money/revenue" game to do it? Really no idea on any of this. Just spit ballin.
  8. Rings

    The other UND teams got rings? Is this confirmed? I hadn't heard that.
  9. Jerseys

  10. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    I don't think you're familiar with how difficult it has been for UND to schedule non-conference home games in MBB. Even 1 or 2 decent ones. I'm not saying we have to be Kansas where the only time they leave the Phog is to play in Maui and MSG. But 1 or 2 decent non-conference home games would be appreciated by our fans and right now it's looking like The Summit is going to be significantly smaller by the time we arrive, which only stresses our ability to schedule non-conference in the future. Perhaps The Summit won't hemorrhage as many teams as I think and I will be pleasantly surprised. But I don't get that feeling right now.
  11. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    If the league schedule is only 12 or 14 because of a 7 or 8 team league--- it might as well start in mid January for that matter. Yes, I'm concerned with trying to schedule non-conference games with BSC schools and any schools for that matter. Heck the Jackrabbits have turned down coming here for not only last year but for several years now. Even though from my understanding both staffs get along fairly well- Nagy/Jones & Otzelberger/Jones. So if we can't even get the Jackrabbits to venture up I-29 for a home & home what makes you think we'll get a Weber State when they can schedule a bus ride to or from Logan, or Orem or Provo etc.?
  12. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    That was my great concern with this move when President Kennedy felt it was necessary to move to The Summit. While the Big Sky may have had it's travel issues, especially for UND, it did have a bunch of schools that really have no plans to go anywhere and that creates a substantial known conference schedule year in and year out. Apologize to Sioux Volley, but I remain unconvinced that the Montana schools have any interest in going elsewhere. They and their fans enjoy being the big bad bullies on the block and many years, and in many sports, they have been just that. Having visited with some of their fans this year- they conveyed, they have little to no interest in central time zone games. Now the Presidents who are the decision makers, how do they feel? I couldn't begin to guess, but I have to believe it can't be all that dissimilar to their fans thoughts. And that brings us back to this move into the Summit. While I look forward to renewing regular games with the teams we have so much history with, how can it be anything but concerning when it seems apparent that so many are trying to get off the ship? As a basketball fan, if the Summit ends up as a 8 or 7 team conference, how does a 14 or even more horrifying 12 game conference schedule sound. Let's be honest, very few schools are knocking down our door to play a game at the Betty in non-conference to play us to begin with. You can say that we can get the Montana's but I don't believe that will happen. They can look west for non-conference games from where they recruit from. My belief is once we make the move to the Summit, we won't be seeing any of the former Big Sky schools at The Betty anytime soon with maybe the exception of Northern Colorado. And depending how many teams are left in the Summit when we arrive.... expect to see our Fighting Hawks at home very little before January, because most of the non-conference opportunities will be for road games only, unless somebody plants a money tree outside The Betty where we can start paying teams to visit. That bothers me as a season ticket holder, I would like to see our team a little bit before the conference season and have at least a couple of games in my season ticket packet be decent match ups before The Summit League conference season begins.
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  14. 2017-18 Season

    Actually, I believe it was. From what I was told it was a substantial pay day, as are most 1 and done's with Valley Schools (they've got money to bring in opponents). Plus we got the win. I'm just pointing out that 2 money games a year has been pretty standard since the move Division 1, something you previously stated wasn't the case. I was attempted to use facts to show that you may have been mistaken.
  15. 2017-18 Season

    15-16 Season: Wisconsin & Bradley 14-15 Season: Minnesota & Marquette 13-14 Season: Wisconsin & Butler It appears to be similar or the same as many previous seasons with regard to money games.