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  1. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Ten acres south of the Alerus sold for over $3 million. $8 million is a pittance for 70 acres for prime urban commercial development. The Herald is speculating, not reporting. A new stadium on half that land would cause any outparcels to skyrocket in price. https://www.prairiebusinessmagazine.com/business/3968883-alerus-center-makes-3-million-land-purchase
  2. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    The situation at the Illinois directionals is getting more serious, if that is possible. Western Illinois has a projected freshman enrollment of 815, which will be down more than 30%. Budget cuts could be massive and further tuition costs rising even more. The Summit could have another Chicago St on its hands. There is talk that WIU will drop to DII to cut costs. Under the current Summit League sports system, WIU has both baseball and men’s soccer, which are critical to keep tSL’s autobid. The Summit League needs new schools, preferably that play football. https://capitolfax.com/2018/05/22/wiu-looking-at-drastic-enrollment-declines-deficit-spending-increases/ Illinois residents are sending their kids out of state for college education, as out-of-state tuition is often cheaper than instate Illinois tuition. Iowa St and others has seen a massive rise in Illinois residents that are students. http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/20180522/declining-enrollment-deficit-prompt-concerns-about-reserves
  3. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    http://www.thesummitleague.org/general/2017-18/releases/20180522mvqj3e One item I don’t like from tSL relocation release is Kelby Krabbenhoft is prominently mentioned. As a former Augie athlete and now booster, he has major influence. Augie has until June 1st to get a Summit bid.
  4. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    The Kennedy-McGarry ruckus got the attention of the AP and ABC News now. https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/dispute-highlights-north-dakotas-tough-sell-nickname-55393733
  5. College Hockey Expansion

    Any Bowling Green President won’t like tying themselves in with DII schools. That lowers the legitimacy of their program and demeans it academically. Think like a President, not a coach wanting closer games.
  6. College Hockey Expansion

    Not expansion per se, but Bergeron at Bowling Green wants to pull out of the WCHA. Two years notice is needed. http://www.ay-ziggy-zoomba.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35222 If Oakland hits the ice, a new CCHA can be formed with Atlantic Hockey teams near Lake Erie.
  7. NHL expanding to Seattle in 2014?

    The NBA owner should own the arena also to make more profits or at least have first rights. The Scottrade arena in SL would need a major renovation job before an NBA team. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/nba-in-st-louis/article_44f62e9b-abb5-5f56-89f9-f7b9a7bf5d05.html KC doesn’t have as much corporate support there is in SL, but it has the Sprint Center, which is ready right now and is highly thought of. Don’t think KC could handle four big league teams, like MSP. It’s either NBA or NHL and more potential owners are lined up for the NBA. SL doesn’t have the NFL now, so it has more potential demand for tickets and.interest, but it probably needs a new arena. SL couldn’t get an MLS team due to stadium squabbles, and SL is nearly the most natural soccer city. KC has MLS, but SL can’t seem to get one. SL city is not very big, as the suburbs are 90% of the population, and that poses a problem for stadium building. The state of Missouri isn’t going to fork over money like Minnie has done. Dont think the NBA wants a Las Vegas team as it is too small especially when the Raiders move in.
  8. 2018-19 Season

    UND plays California Baptist U in the initial WAC-Summit Challenge. https://happeninghoops.com/2018/05/18/summit-league-wac-challenge/
  9. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Fb was included in the REA’s take to help pay for the Betty bonds, IMHO, to make that work. Now if UND is being gifted a new fb stadium at Ray Richards, Kennedy would be negligent not to demand less fb take by the REA. But I’m just an idiot according to posters here.
  10. NHL expanding to Seattle in 2014?

    Kansas City may get an NBA team to go with Seattle. Have to balance the conferences. https://sports.yahoo.com/nba-executive-kansas-city-will-get-nba-team-point-233932993.html That probably takes them out of any NHL discussion.
  11. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    If the HPC2 includes a double facility for CVIC, McGarry would be more likely to support it. That Foundation has given money to the CVIC in Grand Forks more recently than UND.
  12. 2018 Season

    UND just signed two setters. Not expecting that. The Finnish gal was talked about, but thought she would be a hitter or blocker. http://www.undsports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=13500&ATCLID=211716019
  13. What do you think of the logo now??

    The SBoHE hired Kelly to kill the nickname. Two tribal signatures were required by the NCAA, because that was impossible to get with His Horse is Thunder as tribal chief. Kelly never set a foot on Standing Rock and probably called their leadership just to show solidarity. When Kelly retired, Standing Rock leadership found it in their hearts to bestow honors on him, which dishonored their grand parents who had a peace pice ceremony with UND leadership over the name. A peace pipe ceremony represents eternity.
  14. 2018-19 Season

    There is an effort ongoing to expand the NCAA tournament to 72 teams, from 68 with a western site like Salt Lake City or Albuquerque. A First Four in Dayton and a First Four out west. This would likely increase the number of mid-major at-large teams. The ACC has endorsed and sponsored it so it may pass. https://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/acc-seeks-expand-ncaa-tourney-4-teams-change-rules Also, proposals to move back the three-pt line, widen the lane, and reset the possision clock to only 20 sec after an offensive rebound. https://www.nunesmagician.com/2018/5/17/17365546/acc-expand-ncaa-tournament-72-teams-first-four-college-basketball-expansion
  15. 2018-19 Season

    So tweets from NMSU sources say there will be upcoming basketball games between the WAC and Summit as part of a WAC-Summit Challenge. NDSU apparently gets NMSU as part of that challenge, which will be for several years.
  16. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    The tax returns don’t show that the REA Foundation is getting a charitable donation from the REA arena. One has to accuse all those boards of tax evasion or charitable fraud for that to be happening. An agreement between McGarry and Kennedy should be easy. No Fighting Hawk logo on the REA ice for the remaineder of the contract with a stipulation that the Betty court will be changed to include a Fighting Hawk. Also reduce the REA’s share of football ticket money to just the handling fee.
  17. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    The Liberty move to the A Sun is official. http://asunsports.org/general/2017-18/releases/20180516hf2r4k A Liberty board says more moves to the A Sun are in the offing.
  18. Chaves

    What was the other top objective?
  19. Conference Realignments - Take 2

    Liberty is moving to the Atlantic Sun. http://www.aseaofred.com/liberty-to-make-major-conference-affiliation-announcement/ Followed by James Madison, Delaware, Stony Brook and Jacksonville St and maybe Youngstown St, UNH, Chattanooga. The A Sun already has Kennesaw St and UNF and FGCU would want FBS someday. By July 1st this will all get sorted out, as will the Summit and WAC.
  20. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Denver U has a logo, but their few fans hate it. The Boone mascot was changed by DU admin as its too male, white and non inclusive, so they changed it to a bird.
  21. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    So McGarry and by extension Jacobs are upset by having a Hawk at center court. This changes everything.
  22. President Kennedy Comments on HPC Phase II

    Wouldn't be surprised if the HPC II has already been verbally funded by donors. Just haven't turned it over. And the replacement bldg for Hyslop.
  23. President Kennedy Candidate for UCF President's Job

    Jacobs won't rest until there is a Kelly clone replacing Kennedy. Jacobs mourned when Kelly left, as they are mental twins.
  24. 2018 Softball

    The women beat Rutgers today for their seventh straight win. Granted, many of their wins are against MEAC and SWAC schools and Rutgers, but a great start.
  25. Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    McGarry has stated she doesn’t have much personal loyalty to UND because she is a UNLV grad. The thinking that she’ll be interested donor from the family foundation hasn’t had a basis in facts for years. Too much wishful thinking here.