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  2. Wisco is a team that I really think if they can get a handle on goaltending will be very very difficult to play in the tourney.
  3. Peraonally I think, and hope, this weekends roster decisions were to give some some playing time they may not see again this year. Also to give them every chance to prove their worth at quasi-exhibition speed so to say. We shall see next weekend I guess.
  4. So I would have won if they kept the goal for JBD? Damn.... oh well Pinto
  5. Yes. That's why we're complaining about each other instead of the team
  6. ...and with the paywall it doesn’t hurt to have more avenues of access to keep up fan interest. Maybe they work for the Herald and want a monopoly on UND hockey.
  7. Yes. But we didn't play a complete 60. So it doesn't count.
  8. That was a solid win for Minnesota.
  9. Nodak78

    ISU GDT

    Very good post.
  10. iramurphy

    ISU GDT

    I would agree except I think Sanford built the new facility. The Fargo football only is not accurate. UND is certainly hockey heavy but not hockey only. I believe both of those opinions are flawed. I would hope the decision makers at UND don’t lose focus ( like we tend to do as fans). There is no reason to speculate about the OC, DC, STC, SC until we solve the leadership issue at the top. The University President and the Alumni Board of directors must believe in the opportunities intercollegiate athletics provide to UND. Whomever is going to be the new President, should require the support of the SBHE to include solving our athletic department challenges as one of the top priorities. They also need a commitment from the Alumni Association to make providing the necessary resources necessary to be successful. That will require thinking outside the box. Phase 2 of the HPC needs a focus on the Sports Med research opportunities that can make the project more attractive for grants and donations. There is medical research that can incorporate participation from the medical school, graduate programs, business, engineering, marketing and entrepreneurship. That is what a University is for. The AD needs to make clear to the President what resources he/she needs to be successful. I don’t care where the next coach comes from but hire someone who is a proven recruiter with the ability to motivate others to excel. That isn’t just his players and staff but also fans, and the UND alumni and community to such that they want to be part of the solution and subsequent success. If we are going to hold others accountable, we need to have a clear plan and expectations at every level from the President, to the support staff to the fans and beyond. If you don’t believe we can do this we can’t. Because most of us aren’t making the decisions, it makes it more difficult. If any of you didn’t take the opportunity to provide input as to what we need in the next President, then you have failed to help UND get to where we all want be. You can still do so by writing letters to the selection committee. You also need to demand better of our elected officials. Burgum is an anti-UND guy. He would like us to be a glorified on-line University with most on campus students having to go to Fargo. Let him and other elected officials know that is unacceptable. We have a lot of work to do.
  11. Siouxperman8

    ISU GDT

    Nothing concrete. Just from being around Lowell a little and the program in general. Same as any other booster
  12. Irish

    ISU GDT

    This discussion has really veered off into the nonsensical - We are not dropping Football nor are we dropping back to Division II. And no, it's not the Hockey Program or their fans fault that football is not successful. Does football need more support and financial resources - absolutely. I would suggest that 6 years of Muss followed by a somewhat better but equally frustrating 6 years of Bubba is a big culprit (along with administrative absolute mis-management of potential doners like Sanford and the Englesteds among others). Every time we think the program has turned the corner we get something like this weekend. Every time. It's hard to generate fan donations and enthusiasm when we have been so mediocre for so long. Will things like phase II be a big help in the overall program - no question. However, not having phase II is not an excuse for what we have been seeing from this program. How Chaves handles this program after the season is over will tell you much about how much athletic success we can expect across the board in the future.
  13. You are correct. And Richman will have to have sustained success going forward if he wants to stick around. But they took advantage of their opportunity.
  14. FargoBison

    ISU GDT

    Well the school did build him a new arena, practice facility, provided cost of attendance and is shelling out for charter flights to places like Macomb. His coaching has been above average at best but the school has given him whatever he has needed. Kind of makes the point about it being all about football dumb. The sports that struggle at NDSU are because of poor hiring decisions and not due to a lack of support. That said I think UND FB is in a similar spot, just bad hire after bad hire.The Bubba hire was just awful, he had a resume that screams nothing by mediocrity. A retread brought in simply because of the past. Your AD needs to look for some fresh blood.
  15. I didnt critique his grammar, in any way. I will call out how he basically just copy and pastes quotes and content from other journalists work into clunky paragraphs and calls it his own work. That's fair game. That's borderline p word..... As someone who has been professionally published, that's kind of offensive. And NO I'm pot nerfect especially on a tiny phone keyboard on quick comments, but sorry not writng for pay here, just passionate about the program. Goon is a good person met him before. His writing and blogs were cute for a bit, I honestly thought it was great that UND granted media access to a "special needs writer"..... when I found that not to be the case the copy paste was significantly less cute. But when literally anyone associated with the progrum can get him to regurgitate the same attutude of arrogance when there are instances of glaring deficiencies, that are fair to discuss, it becomes even less cute, certainly won't stay quiet when he's popping off on here. Nobody was saying the sky is falling just pointed out that there was still some serious concerns, especially, with full 60 play, and the PP.... even whilst winning 2 games that were absolutely expectation to win contests. Objective media coverage is sparse with UND. Hell in the cities the media would be dragging Bubba up and down all sides of print, radio, and web. I like that we are much less aggressive with our coverage here. (This is something of an opinion I have that Schloss would struggle in larger markets NOT being so aggressively objective) This doesnt mean we shouldnt expect objective, critical analysis of what we can clearly see happening on the ice/field. Case in point.... The last year the dominance of shots being pushed as a positive while clearly not reporting on the quality of shot selection and skill which resulted in ... the end result.
  16. Nodak78

    ISU GDT

    Not dropping FB. No discussion.
  17. Oxbow6

    ISU GDT

    As a UND FB apologist thanks for the rumored hot take. BTW.........you must not see the smoke coming from the UND dumpster fire.
  18. SiouxVolley

    ISU GDT

    NDSU really splattered over SDSU several times, not. NDSU only got in because WIU had one good game over SDSU. Most of their fans wanted to fire Richman before they made it.
  19. If all we want is to focus on hockey and let everything else go to crap, then we should just drop back down to Division II. Having a bunch of crappy Division I teams is bad for the university and everyone connected to it. And since you seem to care about hockey and not much else, why don't you go back to the hockey forum and comment on how we should have scored more goals this past weekend vs. Canisius. Because we seem to have much different ideas of what UND athletics can and/or should be.
  20. SiouxVolley

    ISU GDT

    Last year, was never more up this team than after they pounded Sac St on the road. Thought playoffs were imminent. Sac St went on to a horrible finish. But now, after a coaching change, Sac St might be the best in the Sky. Their only two losses were to Ariz St and Fresno St by under two touchdowns, they have demolished other lower BSC teams, and have beaten EWU and MSU. A coaching change obviously paid big dividends. Granted, ISU just might be better than anyone thought, but coaching can pay dividends.
  21. 90siouxfan

    ISU GDT

    based on what, hunch, number crunching.... my train of thought includes fan / alumni support as it seems that is a crucial leg for success
  22. Last time I checked, NDSU MBB had quite a run in the Men's tournament last March. NDSU's cash cow is FB, but that isn't the only sport they care about.
  23. Doesn’t matter who we played, it’s obvious this is a faster, better conditioned, and more skilled team than last year’s. Despite the drinking game level of “puck luck” comments on the NCHC broadcast, this team made all its own luck. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
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