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  1. 2018 Season

    http://www.thesummitleague.org/sports/wvball/2018-19/schedule?teamId=084k7k5sgsnrbci6 Summit League has posted the conference schedule dates, but not times. Extremely disappointed that UND will now have a lot of home matches on Friday and Sunday.
  2. 2018 Season

    The Gophers wouldn't want to risk playing a North Dakota school that could beat them
  3. 2018 Season

    I ended up working late, and couldn't go anyways.
  4. 2018 Season

    Anybody know if this is open to the public?
  5. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Maybe you misunderstood- I was saying big 10 schools rank hockey as #3.
  6. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Agreed. I say take the opportunity if given. We’d be silly to say no to the big 10, even if we lose some conference clout.
  7. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Yeah, I'm (almost) with you. I don't think being associated with the Big 10 can hurt. Until you realize that UND's #1 sport is the rest of the conference's #3 sport (if lucky). And that UND may not have much to say in terms of how the conference goes about its hockey business. UND in Big 10 hockey is kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't.
  8. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    There is some truth to this, too. The problem with the NCHC is not the quality of hockey, but the lack of big names behind it. Any conference would be strengthened by Minny's and Wisco's hockey resumes and big-time athletics departments.
  9. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    I wonder what he thinks now - the program he transferred from is a (somewhat unlikely) frozen four participant; whereas the juggernaut program he transferred to didn't make the tournament.
  10. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    At this stage of the tournament, I also approach cheering this way. UND's "rivals" are the 6 other elite hockey programs with numerous national championships (Michigan, Denver, Wisconsin, Minnesota, BC, BU).
  11. 2018 Season

    http://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/football/4425628-unds-john-santiago-and-brady-oliveira-brothers-football-and-faith Nice piece about Lightning and Thunder. My biggest impression of the article was how Santiago drops (as if out of nowhere) the desire for a National Championship - a pretty lofty goal for team that has played just one NCAA playoff game, but it's nice they have something to shoot for.
  12. 2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    I think I've settled on rooting for Notre Dame for this reason. They've been close a few times (championship game in 2008, semifinal games in 2011, 2017, 2018), and having another big name school be relevant at hockey is good for the sport. I still wish the NCHC would have snagged them. I think it would have been worth it, even having to bow to their demands.
  13. 2018 West Regional - Attendance

    The region final didn't have UND last year, and attendance was terrible for that game. I was a little ashamed.
  14. 2018 West Regional - Attendance

    I can't speak for the rest of them, but I am definite "Yes" when it comes to NCAA hockey. (NHL season is too long and doesn't captivate my interest.) I watch as much of the NCAA tournament as possible, whether UND is playing or not. Once UND is not in the running, I cheer for schools that have never won the natty, or have not won it in a long time. I also watch WJC games (generally just the USA ones, but may watch a championship game regardless).
  15. 2018 Bracket Challenge please

    Regardless of whether there's a bracket challenge or not, I'm curious if there's a team that Sioux nation is pulling for? Personally, when UND is out of the running, I cheer for teams that have never won it, or teams that have a long drought. Of the 16 teams, 9 have never won it. 2 more have long droughts - Cornell at 48 years, and Michigan Tech at 43 years. Even Michigan is in a pretty good drought at 20 years. The other 4 have all won it once in the last 10 years - Denver in 2017, Providence in 2015, UMD in 2011, and BU in 2009. I'm actually not too picky this year, though I don't really want to see Denver repeat.