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  1. BarnWinterSportsEngelstad

    Summit League WBB

    UND Women's Basketball starts 2018 -2019 season in the Summit League. Link below has standings. http://www.thesummitleague.org/sports/wbkb/2017-18/standings WBB 2017 Games Attendance Avg North Dakota 15 25,706 1,714 North Dakota St. 13 9,745 750 South Dakota 14 25,636 1,831 South Dakota St 15 28,622 1,908 Omaha 13 5,850 450 Oral Roberts 13 8,236 634 Denver 13 5,562 428 Fort Wayne 13 10,632 818 Western Ill. 14 10,721 766 Keep in mind these attendance numbers are a year old. I'll keep trying to find this past season's attendance.
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    Summit League MBB

    2017-18 Summit MBB attendance numbers. If I remember we were like 1,600 - 2,000 fans for most conference games, for the Bison we had 3,000. Home Attendance Average – Conference Games1. North Dakota State 3,1592. South Dakota State 2,9683. Omaha 2,7374. South Dakota 2,7025. Oral Roberts 2,5886. Fort Wayne 1,6227. Denver 1,1908. Western Illinois 618 Home Attendance Average – Overall1. North Dakota State 2,7572. Oral Roberts 2,4123. Omaha 2,3674. South Dakota 2,3355. South Dakota State 2,2926. Fort Wayne 1,4157. Denver 1,2048. Western Illinois 603
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Thanks, see you after the Holiday!
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Don't know how true this is, heard in our group of UND fans? Or I'll state it this way, what if: Cutting WH (which was actually Fabian's idea) didn't yet save the AD much $, because The Ralph was basically paying those bills. Kennedy taught by cutting WH, he would save that amount of $ in the AD for other bills. Now we have $2M from The Ralph to go towards a scoreboard, along with a $4M gift from the Engelstad Foundation to rubber stamp this purchase. We all know we could of continued on with the old scoreboard. A challenging move, but could of we refused the $4M from Engelstad Foundation, and hoped The Ralph instead gave their $2M to the AD, surely possible; but not happening under MK. These things play out for the betterment of all, if we all get along while still playing by the rules in place, and yes for another 10 years. So yes we need a good next president.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    I would tend to agree with most of what you say. My post was more of reality than my belief of how things should play out. One must still keep in mind, The Ralph was set up (while Ralph was still alive with UND) to support hockey, and yes some for UND and it does. The question till fall of 2030 will always be how much support should go to UND. Apparently KEM didn't grant MK his wishes, she stayed on coarse. Hockey was the main support from day one. We do need to find more ways to support UND athletics and HPC phase II. One thing that should help a little is the The Betty is paid for in fall of 2020.
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    Huge fire in northern Grand Forks off of Mill Road

    Behind Bun Lounge, majority of GF fire trucks at scene
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    UND to cut women's hockey

    You are correct, and we are calling it "The Kennedy Curse". We need to beat this one down, before it gets legs. Now, from hearing Fighting Hawks on a loudspeaker, we have the "Fast Eddy Curse", where one gets the felling of a golf ball stuck in your throat and a baseball stuck in your - - -. Well, I think you get what I mean.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    ?? Quote: "The foundation has not had great relationships with the past three presidents at UND, but McGarry said President Kennedy became impossible to work with." You chose to leave off the last half of that sentence in your post. This full sentence shows this relationship was much different from that of the past presidents. Must note here, there is also a difference between the Engelstad Foundation and The Ralph although with a common denominator in KEM. The Engelstad Foundation never made statements of not giving money to UND with past presidents, in fact they gave over $20M to UND Foundation since it's beginning of 2002 - http://engelstadfoundation.com/esf/past-donations/. Did the article mean KEM's relationships with The Ralph instead of the foundation in this sentence This Foundation should always be treated with the most of respect from a UND perspective, for there is much potential here. Now discussing only The Ralph - nick name for Ralph Engelstad Arena, Inc. on UND land which consists of: Three non-profits LLC and UND's future interest 30 Years Lease Annual Working Agreement (maybe a better name for this) The arrangement was agreed on by the ND State Legislature, UND, and Ralph Engelstad. This part the Working Agreement is a little fluid, so here is where I think most of the frustrations develop, and yes it's about money? KEM has eluded to frustrations here with past presidents, but not at all at the level as like with MK. From what I hear, KEM is holding her ground with this working agreement; first as to the best interest of UND hockey, and secondly to UND athletic department. This is her responsibility (more on this later), and yes there is a board, and it seems there is not an objection from this board to the direction The Ralph is going. So we have that. I would add, that the people on these three boards of the non-profits seem to have the respect of the community. UND alumni/fans/supporters need to understand The Ralph was built for hockey, with spoils spreading out: From the Barn to The Ralph From once in a lifetime visit to season ticket holder From a walk-on playing only a few games to a team standout taking it to the NHL From being a good home attendance draw to being number one fan draw in the country (taking in $) The Ralph is here to help make UND hockey a top program in the country, and to do that it will continue to consume $. It's first priority is not to finance the AD, but will help with available funds after hockey priorities are taken care of. This is were I give KEM an 'A', she is following the mission. youtube.com/watch?v=9t7HXxpOWT0KEM She could of gave in to Kennedy's demands. She is a volunteer board member, as all the rest, she could throw the towel in and walk, but no she continues to fulfill the demands of her position. The Ralph with the hockey team, this leadership, the management/personal within, and etc. makes the Palace on the Prairie.
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    Huge fire in northern Grand Forks off of Mill Road

    Crews fight massive blaze at Grand Forks warehouse https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/fires/4600098-crews-fight-massive-blaze-grand-forks-warehouse "Every fire truck in Grand Forks has been called to fight the fire."
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    Huge fire in northern Grand Forks off of Mill Road

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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Colorado, you are our salvation. Then the SBoHE opens the job search. All other scenarios are going to cost the GF Herald barrels of ink.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Who would of expected anything different after "Friday, North Dakota University System Chancellor Mark Hagerott sent Kennedy a letter accepting his “de facto notice of resignation,” based on statements Kennedy made throughout the week to the university community and media." --- quote from today's GF Herald article. Colorado can peacefully end this by hiring MK. They have a couple of weeks to decide, going to be some opposition there. Please Colorado, end this thing. Not so sure that's going to happen?
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Totally agree, it would be good to see those numbers. Sandelin has the program in top shape. Side note, I enjoy going to the Amsoil for UND games.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Quite a few. Sandelin took over a not so very successful program with a limited budget and facilities. From then to today, it's a remarkable achievement.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Type of play. Now, next year, hopefully we will make the tourney, some good looks ahead.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    NCHC making a mark.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Actually Brad is trying to play this same game, and yes it has UND on it.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    ^^^
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    So how many players does Duluth lose.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Sandelin wins another!
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    game 3-0
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Maybe they instructed to do more reviewing, with that late no review in the Denver game?
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Duluth with the defense again after two periods.
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    2019 DI Mens Ice Hockey Championship

    Duluth is playing good defense.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Just as music is noise that makes sense, a painting is color that makes sense, so a story is life that makes sense. Let’s think about this one? How does this story make sense? This talk by some about what a great job this leader does and then at the same time it’s like he’s doing/saying things that are not characteristic of a vibrant U president. Painted himself into a corner Didn’t have his ducks in a row Cooked his own goose Could screw up a wet dream Boiled the stew over Could it be: That he is modestly over rated? Colorado will soon let us know. That any president would of looked good, there was no choice but to make cuts? Yeast is to flour as action is to ambition. Rising to success requires adding and alternating starters.
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