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    Grand Forks Economy

    Krampade will be manufacturing and packaging at the GF industrial park. About 11 new jobs will be created. http://www.grandforksherald.com/business/4475439-krampade-locate-expand-business-operations-grand-forks-industrial-park
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    College Hockey Expansion

    Back in May, the Holy Cross women’s team was accepted into Hockey East. https://www.uscho.com/2017/05/02/holy-cross-move-to-womens-hockey-east-a-long-process-starts-speculation/ Supposedly, the men’s team will follow, replacing Notre Dame. Holy Cross plays some men’s games now in the massive 15k DCU Center in Worcester, which also had an minor league team. Seems like that alignment change is inevitable. The AHA would be down to ten teams.
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    Twins ?

    Follow the A’s, and they gotten fat off of the weak Central Division teams and they haven’t played the Twins yet. Just getting several starting pitchers back, their young hitters have been batting the ball out, and their relief pitching with Trivino and Treinen (SDSU grad) may be the best in baseball. The last month they are like 20 games ahead of .500, negating the pitching injuries and below .500 record that happened earlier. Billy Beane’s magic may be back.
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    Twins ?

    That’s what the casinos want. But if a Vegas team ever made the playoffs, the stands would be empty.
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    Twins ?

    A casino owner recently said Vegas would get an NBA team. MLB baseball normally like to fill an empty spot on the US map, but the center has to have enough people and fans to get a substantial fanbase for 81 games. Vegas isn’t big enough yet, an exempt for Reno and maybe Utah, doesn’t have that much of a market. NBA, NHL, and NFL don’t need nearly as many people as the NFL is mostly weeekend games and Raider fans travel.
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    Twins ?

    Would agree that North Carolina would get in as that state has so much population, and SC adds 40%. Nashville has been growing so much though, and a Nashville team has Memphis, outstate TN, northern AL including Birmingham, and most of Kentucky to draw from. Nashville might actually be ahead of those other cities listed. The Braves used to have all of the SE as a fan base because other southeast cities weren’t developed enough. New Orleans used to be touted for a team, but numerous SE cities would be much better now. Sacramento and Orlando are bigger metros than either Charlotte or Nashville, but they are too close to Oakland and Tampa Bay to warrant expansion. San Antonio-Austin is growing very fast and has a huge population, but guess the Rangers and Astros would fiercely object. Indianapolis is another city that doesn’t get much respect from MLB, but the Chicago teams and Cindy would be fiercely against them. New Jersey can support a team too as that would give NYC metro three teams, but again the NYC teams and Phillly would be against. The last time MLB was proposing expansion, a proposed Nashville owner actually presented a stadium plan that resembled a guitar shape. The Nashville Sounds AAA team has a scoreboard that is guitar shaped.
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    Twins ?

    Baseball Commissioner Manfred has stated that expansion to 32 teams is preferred for the future. He listed Charlotte, Nashville, Portland, Las Vegas, Montreal or Mexico City as possible locations. But first, Tampa Bay and Oakland must new stadiums. Eight divisions with four teams each are preferred. https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2018/07/17/mlb-major-league-baseball-nashville-tn-expansion-rob-manfred/793828002/
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    Will UND Baseball ever return?

    UND should mandate a domed stadium as a gift to bring back baseball. Ridiculous to have a sport where you have so few home games.
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    2018-19 Season

    Chaves without question has his hands in hiring assistant coaches. They can bring along recruits.
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    2018-19 Season

    Chaves seems like he has been working his magic. Maybe it’s Jones himself, but he always seemed to be so Iowa focused. Iowa has been the go to place for players.
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    Grand Forks Economy

    The daily newspapers in Mobile, Huntsville, Birmingham, and New Orleans were reduced to publishing three times a week early in this decade. That was a huge blow to readers, especially the elderly. The Herald is now too much of a Washington Post reprint. Financial newspapers have more real pertinent news and comment anyway.
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    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    Looks like UMD, Mankato and Clarkson are all in an ASU tournament in Glendale over Christmas break. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/sports/hockey/4467757-college-mens-hockey-bulldogs-play-desert-hockey-classic-coyotes-gila-river If not for Vegas, UND would likely be in it.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    In another thread, I layed out how the Big Sky can obtain FBS status through Idaho and the Sun Belt. Naturally, bisonville went ballistic, so bison trolls are not welcome to comment. But would it be good for UND if the Big Sky went FBS? An Big Sky FBS with: Montana Montana St Idaho E Wash Portland St Sac St UC Davis Cal Poly UND New Mexico St Maybe Weber St or NAU Idaho St, SUU, NC can stay FCS with San Diego and maybe Weber St and NAU If UND went FBS, we need to at least qualify on an attendance basis during the transition. That wouldn't be so easy. Obviously, we'd need some facility improvements. The IPF helps, but a stadium with 17,000 is a must. Averaging 15,000 is possible with even a bad season, as the Foundation can buy up tickets at a 1/3rd of the price and it would count. If went FBS, think we could get Minnesota in a 2 for 1. Maybe ever play the home game in the Vikings stadium. That would be a big money game in the Cities with a lot of exposure. Could schedule the MAC or Sun Belt teams in a home and home. Money games against Big Ten schools would no longer be verboten if we were FBS. Recruiting, we could be the 2nd team after Minnesota and Wisconsin after the state schools there. NDSU and SDSU can't be FBS unless they join the Big Sky because no other conference wants them. The Big Sky would need some bowl games. The Vikings stadium would be ideal: Big Sky vs MAC. If UND qualified, that could be 30,000 against NIU or Toledo. The Seahawks stadium would also be ideal for the Big Sky: could play MWC teams like Montana vs Wyoming or E Wash vs Boise St. Its critical that UND football gets turned around if FBS is ever in the plans. To me, FCS just won't work for anybody but the bison. That's why school are scrambling to get out. There hasn't been a peep out of Montana, yet they have even said FCS is a losing proposition.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Humboldt St won’t have DII fb schools to play on the west coast when the Big Sky splits into FCS and FBS conferences. CWU’s President has already expressed on Twitter that a DI upgrade is coming in 2020. The Big Sky FCS remainders would also be smart to take Azusa Pacific and Dixie St too. Simon Fraser could move up if the NCAA allows foreign schools in DI. SFU has already almost played 8 years in DII, which is the minimum for DI. That would have leave Humboldt St as the only DII fb school west of the RMAC. They had to drop football or drop to DIII or NAIA.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    She was always all about FBS, contrary to the bison trolls and naysayers, as that’s what her new job entails. Guess she didn’t like the thought of living in Sioux Falls.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Humboldt St is dropping football after this year. https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2018/jul/17/hsu-football-program-be-axed-after-2018-season/
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    UND to Summit/MVFC

    The North Star could be seeing more membership problems. https://lacrossetribune.com/sports/local/college/viterbo-athletics-travel-miles-nsaa-issues-are-worsening-problems/article_441c67d4-cde3-5bcb-9711-a5d24c9a39bf.html
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    Brewster named new Women's BB Coach

    Don’t know the details as the 80 year olds explaining this didn’t want to get explicit.
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    Brewster named new Women's BB Coach

    He should have been gone last year. There were rumors of a romantic liaison with a past player that caused a lot of dissension on the team. The head scratcher was why he wasn’t removed last year.
  20. Carson and team whipped the Steelers today. He passed for over 300 yards and still doesn't have an interception on the season. Congrats to him, and his 3-0 record, regardless if he went to NDSU.
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    College Hockey Expansion

    Are Montana Tech and Carroll College in Montana sponsoring NAIA hockey? They had club hockey last year. Hockey isn’t listed on their athletic website like it has been for U of Providence in Great Falls. One website lists those three plus Jamestown as an NAIA hockey division.
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    UND to Summit/MVFC

    Have to keep our local curmudgeon happy with his seemingly endless stream of negative thoughts.
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    College Hockey Expansion

    Cal State Bakersfield is starting an ACHA Div 2 team. Bakersfield has an AHL team that has an average attendance of over 5000. The club team will play in the same arena as the AHL team, Rabobank Arena. http://www.bakersfield.com/sports/new-csub-club-ice-hockey-team-a-natural-progression/article_48763958-8635-11e8-9201-23338f3fbde7.html Bakersfield could be an outside shot of starting college hockey, especially if they get to play PAC12 teams. Bake doesn’t have football, so it is one of those schools outside of the P5 where it is more financially feasible, especially with a useable and available rink.
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    UND to Summit/MVFC

    You’ve talked to Kennedy so you know you got your facts right?
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    College Hockey Expansion

    Schottenstein is a mighty vacant arena with tons of personality during Ohio St games. Columbus fans can’t get enough.
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