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    2018 Season

    It's a bit of a myth to say that you need coaching or playing experience to comment on the coaching of a sport. Sure it certainly helps, but some of the best analysts never played their respective sport beyond high school. Playing, analyzing and coaching all require different skill sets. Now some of those skills may overlap, so it helps to have first hand experience, but by no means is it required. That being said Joe Buck is an exception to this as he lacks the skill sets for all three careers. I cringe everytime he speaks. Luckily it is very unlikely he will ever announce a UND game.
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    2018 Season

    Yeah...I live in TX...I might go to that game too
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    What do you think of the logo now??

    Perhaps I should have said subjectively. But seriously, if an official poll was done that asked if fans like or dislike the logo (not the name, just the logo) does anyone here really think the majority would say yes?
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    What do you think of the logo now??

    I think both of your examples are better than our current Hawk logo. For those of you who think that a new secondary (or primary) Hawk logo wouldn't improve fan support than you haven't been listening (or reading). Sure, some die hard fans will never be appeased by anything other than Sioux, but most people that oppose the current logo dislike it for one of two reasons (or both): 1. No vote, an interim president made the choice 2. It's an objectively bad logo. If Kennedy has the opportunity to fix Schafer's mistake, than more power to him. There is the con that he will take heat for spending yet more money on the issue, but if he does it right I think it would be worth it.
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    What do you think of the logo now??

    I ran into a few students last week and there is a rumor on campus that Kennedy wants to retire the current Hawks logo (just the logo, not the name) at the end of the year.
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    Students Spearhead Effort for Fighting Hawks Mascot

    Still a better logo than Fighting Hawks
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    UND to cut women's hockey

    Culver prep school I guess. For some reason he couldn't get a college job after blindly spending his program into the ground while the rest of the school experienced budget cuts.
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    2018 Season

    Nothing like a bit of optimism to start the season...
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    UND to cut women's hockey

    Probably one of the most reasonable posts I've seen about women's hockey in 2 years. It never should have cost $2 million a year nor should it require a $60 million endowment. Either way, UND is a school first. Protecting academics from massive athletic loses makes sense.
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    UND to cut women's hockey

    Regardless as to the result of the case. I don't buy that there wasn't a way to save WIH without a massive endowment. You could have cut other sports (track, softball, tennis etc) and just WIH dramatically reduce their budgets. Idalski's contract was up, step one would be to hire a cheaper coach who focused on local recruits. Am I way off here or are there other factors I'm missing?
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    Lacrosse at a "DI" UND?

    Do you really think the administration would want to deal with the PR nightmare associated with canning Baseball, Swimming and Diving, and Women's Hockey only to start a lacrosse team?
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    College Hockey Expansion

    For the sake of their fledgling program I sure hope they pick a better coach than Idalski
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    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    This was my favorite fan made Fighting Hawk logo
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    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Oh yes.. That tiny, indistinguishable logo at the center certainly destroys my point about the team using main logo when the large ND is plastered everywhere else including the center field. I should have said 2010 beforehand for the men's team. The women's team switch to the jersey you posted in 2008. The football team didn't wear a large/traditional logo on their jersey in a very long time.
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    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    I'll concede that the logo was on the banners at the Alerus and even the Hyslop Pool if I recall correctly. But the logo did not appear on the jersey of any non-hockey team while I was a student (07-12). From what I've been told this was true prior to me attending as well and a Google search shows that the 2001 championship uniforms didn't display the Sioux logo or name. Speaking of Google, it does appear the word Sioux appeared on the basketball jerseys through 2011. Logos don't often make it onto basketball jerseys so I'll concede that point in terms of their jerseys.
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    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    I don't get the hypocrisy on so many of these posts. For over a decade every sport team except hockey excluded our logo and no one said boo. Now all of sudden, people who claim to be for "unifying the school" are throwing a fit because the Betty court will have the logo on the ends of the court instead of the center. The logo is still there! If you're going to be mad about something, be mad about something logical. Like the fact they named it the Betty SIOUX Center... As for the welfare of student athletes, please show me any kind of hard data that their performance is being negatively effected because the logo is under the hoop instead of center court. I hope their mental resiliency is stronger than that. Finally the most ridiculous claim is made by Kennedy himself. Is there really anyone one this forum who believes am NDSU student will somehow be tricked into thinking they are in Fargo because "North Dakota" is written on the center court despite walking over the Hawk logo at the ends of the courts? Does anyone really think that the athletes from either UND or NDSU are really so weak minded or are they literally blind? If so, then both schools need to recruit smarter athletes.
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    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    I mean, a contract is a contract. If the REA doesn't want to change the terms there really isn't much the school can do about it. As for the WH and REA relationship, that certainly seems like something that should have been discussed before the school cut the program. Kennedy is a fool if he didn't.
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    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    Maybe things have changed since I graduated in 2012, but it seems to me that moving basketball and volleyball off campus would kill student attendance.
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    New Mascot

    Considering the mascot looks more like a Falcon anyways, how about Terminator or Marv after Grand Forks resident falcons
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    2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    My whole family is from Minnesota and it really depends on where you live. The northern part of the state prefers Duluth or UND (and a few BSU). The western part goes to SCSU, Minnesota State or UND. The eastern part is UMD or even (shudders) UW. Really UMN is most popular in the suburbs. It's almost like geography matters.
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    2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    Ah. Ok. Well that's probably true then. I've met a number of Michigan fans who barely know or care they a team and Gopher fans who think they have been missing the playoffs because "the committee" is biased against them.
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    2018 NCAA Tournament - Worst to First

    I'm not sure I agree there. I can't speak for every school, but SCSU and UMD are pretty big on hockey.
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    University of north dakota fighting nodaks

    Are you serious? Most of the consideration list was better than the final 10. There was blizzard, aviators, bombadiers, Norse and roughnecks comes to mind. Nokata as well but that was on the non-consideration list.
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    University of north dakota fighting nodaks

    I thought my displeasure at the lack of "No nickname" was apparent when I said Kelley butchered step 7. That and the exclusion of any name that was actually interesting, unique or traditional.
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    University of north dakota fighting nodaks

    Yeah, can't argue with any of that. Although I think it's fair to say Kelley butchered step 7 and Schafer chocked on 8. Some people will always say that Kupucella, Kelley and Faison could have fought harder and that may be true but nonetheless we are stuck with a PC name probably forever. However, I look forward to the day that a wise future UND president let's a student redesign the logo.
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