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Everything posted by jdub27

  1. Guessing UND wanting to renegotiate their contact with the REA didn't go as planned. UND wanted to pay less to help with budget cuts, which Kennedy alluded to a while back. UND has a legitimate argument they should pay less since they are using the facility less and freed up 5-6 weekends a year for the REA to book other events. The REA takes a pretty decent cut of ticket revenue (52% I believe). This breakdown is also the reason the facilities expense was never allocated properly among the different sports. That being said, don't look a gift horse in the mouth and negotiate in good faith. It will be interesting to see what shakes out of this.
  2. Jerseys

    Here's the links for UND's photos from the playoff games, the lettering was black: WMU UM
  3. Pretty sure the athletic department was required to take cuts above and beyond what some other departments were, which is defensible. Before the first round of budget cuts they had to trim back their budget (institutional fund usage) and then shared in the pain the next two rounds as well.
  4. It is a shell game. The REA can hold back whatever they want/need to for reserves and "expenses" (while billing UND directly for others) with no checks and balances, which is one of the reasons they have a very significant reserve. However this is also the reason they have been able to do some of the updates they have, which is obviously good for the REA (and occasionally the BESC) along with the UND teams that play their but not great for the rest of the athletic department. It has been an advantage to UND as they likely wouldn't have been able to do some of the updates and don't have to worry about state oversight, however on the flip side, they are basically at the REA's whim on how much money they get back at the end of each year. The theory behind changing the agreement takes a bit more of that uncertainty out of the equation, particularly since ticket revenue has increased significantly from when the original usage agreement started and UND is only seeing 48% of that benefit come into their pockets. Side note - I wonder if the original agreement had the REA taking 52% of all ticket revenues even though men's hockey would have been the only team using the facilities at the time or that was something that changed when WIH was started and the BESC was built.
  5. UND to cut women's hockey

    I guess if UND were to lose (they shouldn't), they should just reinstate it as a club sport and call it good. There are other schools nearby who use that reasoning to "effectively accommodate student interests and abilities" and it seems to work.
  6. UND to cut women's hockey

    Kelowna, British Columbia Brandon, Manitoba Eden Prairie, MN Lakeville, MN Winnipeg, Manitoba Orivesi, Finland Mankato, MN Strathmore, Alberta Penticon, British Columbia Excelsior, MN St. Louis, MN Just want to point out where the people filing the lawsuit against the NDUS (or basically the state of North Dakota) reside, trying to force them to subsidize $2 million plus dollars per year so 25 girls not from North Dakota can play hockey. Ironically enough, there was actually 1 player from ND on the team at the time and she's not listed in the lawsuit even though she was a freshman at the time the program was cut.
  7. UND to cut women's hockey

    Based on what? He's stating UND wasn't in compliance with Title IX becuase they aren't meeting one of the prongs. They are only required to meet one and they already meet two. UND hired a firm who specializes specifically in TItle IX before they made any moves. I'm going to go with the firm who specializes in that over an activist lawyer who's expertise is employement/labor law. Read up on the guy, he seems like a real treat. Or check his Twitter bio, where he claims to be a "Radical Oakland activist, enemy of capital, civil rights lawyer and grandfather of three." Or him defending his client who was beating someone with a bike lock by completely ignoring video evidence.
  8. UND to cut women's hockey

    If you really want to talk equality and money at the same time, take a look at net cost per student athlete. Oh, and make sure the football team gets credit for their Champions Club donations that aren't included in the numbers you are quoting. Hell, the football team was already subsidizing women's hockey with 52% of their ticket revenues going to cover rent at the REA which is alot more than the WIH was contributing.
  9. UND to cut women's hockey

    Women's tennis literally costs 10% of what WIH did. Tennis probably draws more fan per dollar invested, so I guess there is that.
  10. UND to cut women's hockey

    Nothing in the last 15 years back that statement up. The community supports men's hockey and it wasn't for the lack of funding for the women's team. Volleyball had more fans/attendance and ticket revenue than WIH. Wishing it to happen doesn't make it so.
  11. UND to cut women's hockey

    The article has also been updated to include the former Olympians. I wish I was making that up.
  12. UND to cut women's hockey

    If their goal is to reinstate the program, they are suing the NDUS and their basis is failure to determine the athletic interests and abilities of women students and women athletes, then their lawyer needs to quit mentioning UND since that isn't the prong they use to remain compliant (which they are per the OCR report), it's the other D1 school in the state.
  13. UND to cut women's hockey

    The first half of this sure reads like the way a different NDUS school measures their Title IX compliance, not UND. Anyone know the particular reason this was filed against NDUS instead of UND? Is it because UND showed that they, as an individual institution, were in compliance? I mean they were literally cleared by the group that is charge of Title IX compliance, so there has to be something different here. And the article is very clear in stating NDUS not UND.
  14. 2018-19 Season

    Has he graduated? Can he grad transfer before he does? Did the examples you keep mentioning graduate before they announced their intentions? Best of luck to Geno. Wish he could have finished his career at UND but he wasn't willing to commit to his senior season here and the staff needs to focus on players that want to commit to be on the team.
  15. 2018-19 Season

    By planning ahead, do you mean not graduating and leaving himself in a position where he might not be able to transfer? He wanted the staff to keep his spot for him in case he isn't able to grad transfer. They told him no, they weren't waiting around and were going to move on if he couldn't commit to the team. Significantly different than having already graduated and telling the staff your intentions.
  16. 2018-19 Season

    Maybe they just don't think it's fair to the program that he wanted to openly lead them on through at least the end of the summer just in case his Plan A of taking a bunch of credits to graduated didn't work and all the while having UND hold his scholarship for him just in case (instead of recruit someone who would be here in the fall to help the team). Bernstine and Shanks actually graduated in May and made their moves known right away. Situation is completely different. Jones isn't a comparison either. He had an injury riddled past and the staff at Iowa told him he would get more minutes finding somewhere else to play. Again, completely different.
  17. 2018-19 Season

    Add in the fact that he actually hasn't even graduated yet and is apparently going to have to work pretty hard just to do so this summer and I think your comment is pretty spot on.
  18. 2018-19 Season

    The staff put an extraordinary amount of time in with Geno to get and keep him on the court over his last 4 years. Above and beyond what most players need or get. His comments likely have to do with him not liking the staff's response to him looking into the grad transfer route while still having quite a few credits he needs to graduate. They basically told him he is either in or out and they weren't going to sit around until the end of the summer to see if he was going to make it or not. He made the choice to try the grad transfer route, which will be very interesting. Had a chance to be one of the best of the Summit, now he has to hope he graduates and then find a place that has a roster spot, let alone scholarship. Apparently it got to the point where he thought he was too good to play at UND and made his move. Time to move on with guys that want to be here.
  19. President Kennedy Comments on HPC Phase II

    Not quite Phase II, but something that was past due:
  20. UND doesn’t have a female head coach now

    No one said he's in danger of losing his job (and no one wants him to leave), but he's now has availability to do other things that he doesn't have the passion for as he does with hockey. There's no way in today's newspaper industry that you can lose 15-20% of your main beat and not be required to pick something else up. No one said he's trying to "get back" at them, but there is no denying what his opinion on the matter is and it has come through in some of his work whether on social media or print. Everyone has bias's, pointing them out isn't a bad thing but pretending they aren't there doesn't do anything either. The Herald itself has had more than a few editorials that put their thoughts on some of the cuts and Kennedy himself out in the open, it isn't a big secret.
  21. Trey Buchanan Tranfers

    This is not the case. He will not be back.
  22. UND doesn’t have a female head coach now

    I guess disagree with that based on how he's framed articles, tweets and commentary about the UND and/or the UND athletic department since then. Maybe it is just mainly on twitter, which while not print, is definitely his "official" work account. I do not think its changed how he covers UND hockey itself, where he is easily the best in the business and Grand Forks is lucky to have him, but I think outside of that there has been a change in tone and angles.
  23. UND doesn’t have a female head coach now

    Not agreeing or disagreeing with the original premise, but UND cutting women's hockey effected him professionally, basically taking away 20-30% (guessing) of his beat. I don't think a neutral observer would say he's been completely unbiased in his criticism of UND and/or its athletic department since then, he's definitely mixed some opinion commentary into some of this articles. Natural reaction, but some of it seems a bit far.
  24. UND doesn’t have a female head coach now

    UND has a woman head coach until June 30 and depending on the timeline and hire, they may not be without a woman head coach at any point. If a woman is hired to replace Martinson and starts July 1 or sooner, then the whole premise of the article is completely bogus. Instead, the Herald threw it out there a month ahead of time talking about a hypothetical.
  25. UND doesn’t have a female head coach now

    Again, until UND hires its new golf coach, I don't think this merits is a story (and even then it is a stretch). Depending on the hiring time line, UND may not even go without having a female head coach, as Martinson is filling out the end of her contract which expires June 30. All this article did was basically all but guaranteed the most qualified female candidate will get the job. That person may have been the most qualified person overall, but why write this article to make it seem like there will be bias in the hiring. Another simple fact the Herald could have added was was the amount of females that are currently paid assistant coaches/operations. On the women's side, there are 14 assistants employed (not counting open soccer assistant coach who was a male) and 8 of those positions are filled by females (should be noted that men's and women's tennis and track share coaching staffs). WBB: 3 of 4 (counting director of ops) WGolf: 0 of 1 Soccer: 1 of 1 (currently 1 open position, was previously held by a male) Softball: 2 of 2 (volunteer assistant is male) WTennis: 0 of 1 (shared staff with men's team) WT&F/CC: 0 of 3 (shared staff with men's team) WVB: 2 of 2