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  1. Not really. Sanford has given to USD, SDSU, NDSU, Augie, even Mankato State. It’s not like T. Denny is to our program like OSU’s T. Boone exclusively. We appreciate all he and the hospital has done for our university and Sioux Falls, but I’m not worried about Sanford helping out Augie (personally). Sanford’s money has been a shot in the arm for all of our athletics. plenty of fans from former NCC schools are rolling their eyes about Augie joining, but I see the benefits outweighing any sharing of limited resources. To me more drivable games means more fans for both institutions. Which means more money. Fans always show up better for familiar opponents IMO, which is why our two schools both struggled to keep fans interested in playing Great West opponents. Denver is a quality school to keep in the conference, but they do have a bit of a superiority complex about the Dakotas. Honestly where the h@ll do they think they are running off to? If they had a better invite they would have already taken it. JMO
  2. I think its sad that the Argus is now reporting on how Twitter is reacting. As if that is some kind of "pulse of the nation" instead of a vocal minority of a subset of people on twitter that chose to respond to a tweet. Not all of those responses were from Augie fans. It would be like polling Bisonville on whether UND going D-1 was a good idea. I'd be curious what a poll of augie alumni or students would say.
  3. kiyoat

    2018-19 Season

    It's a lot easier to get P-5 and elite programs for home games in WBB than men's. For the men, I think a big part of it is the guarantee money. For the women, the top teams don't want to tank their RPI, so they wouldn't risk travelling to a place where they risk a "bad loss" against a sub-150 RPI team. The Jacks are a perennial high-RPI team, and as such, are a lot more likely to get great teams to come into Brookings. I don't know what the Sioux/Hawks have been in average RPI over the last few years, but if the average is over 150, I'd say your coach just isn't doing a good job luring in teams to Grand Forks. I wouldn't say he is doing a terrible job scheduling, though, as your current SOS is #87. Because of that tough schedule, your RPI is #174, despite the 2-7 record. Good strategy for RPI, but one would think he could get some better home games for the fans. JMO.
  4. kiyoat

    2018-19 Season

    Well, you guys must be doing something right to keep a player like Klabo home. I think there is plenty of opportunity, recruiting-wise in the region to support multiple elite programs. We will probably always go head-to-head for the best Minnesota girls, but the D-1 nets are cast a little further than the D-2 nets were.
  5. kiyoat

    2018-19 Season

    I absolutely wasn’t trying to troll. Sorry if it came off as such. I don’t follow UND WBB that closely yet, since you haven’t been in the conference, so I was just wanting to get a more informed read on where you guys think the program is at. I knew you had won the Big Sky a couple of years ago. I also know that WBB is actually followed in North Dakota, as opposed to many other places in the Summit. Likely due to major successes in the past, like all the D-II championships. I don’t know why NDSU has been so bad recently, but if all 4 Dakota schools could get competitive at the same time, the Summit could become a regular multiple bid league in this sport. That’s my agenda, or ulterior motive, in posting here, not trolling.
  6. kiyoat

    2018-19 Season

    What are you guys' opinions of Brewster and Walseth? Brewster has had a few successful years in the Big Sky, but what do you guys think about his coaching/ recruiting/ future at UND? Walseth has not done well at all, and this year looks even worse than most. If they retain her after this year, could it be said that they have basically given up on WBB? The thing that puzzles me about that is the fact that both UND and NDSU have been dominant programs in the past, and I assume there are some fans that still have some high expectations for your women's teams. No offense meant by any of this, I just wonder where you guys think those two coaches are sitting, with regard to the hot seat. Also, The Summit needs more strong teams, and I think your two programs are certainly capable of filling that void.
  7. kiyoat

    2018 Season

    Denver. I think a number sports in the conference are set up that way. I'd love to have Vermillion host the Tourney. I think you would see quite a bit more attendance overall with proximity to the three largest-attendance VB schools (UND, NDSU, UNO). Hopefully this championship will help increase the fan base in Vermillion as well.
  8. kiyoat

    2018-19 Season

    http://thesummitleague.org/sports/wbkb/2018-19/releases/20181003i01unf The Summit preseason poll and preseason teams announced. Klabo is first team all-Summit and UND was picked 6th. Personally, I have no idea where to put the UND team. They are kind-of a wildcard to me because of lack of experience playing them. Just like in volleyball.
  9. kiyoat

    2018 Season

    I agree with you , but I am saying that both ORU and NDSU have had very challenging non-conference slates, as well as front-loaded league schedules. As such their overall W/L record will not tell you the whole story. USD went' 5 sets with NDSU in front of 1,500+ fans. Statistically NDSU had an atypical block-a-palooza, but in the end the better team did win, which proves your point about the sport. Although the Yotes won in four sets in Tulsa, ORU scored 20+ points in each set. Both ORU and NDSU have taken sets from Denver as well, which is impressive. To me, the only "bottom feeder" teams right now are SDSU and WIU. The rest have a pulse, and a chance at an upset. I'll make a bet with you, and say that either ORU or NDSU will at some point in the season win a match against one of the following teams: Denver, USD, PFW, or Omaha. A win like that should be considered an upset. No money, just a "bold prediction." with crow-eating potential. What's your prediction?
  10. kiyoat

    2018 Season

    Nice job so far in conference play. I don’t know how the Hawks will finish the season, but I wouldn’t be too concerned that you didn’t dominate NDSU or ORU. Both of those teams are better than their records would suggest, especially in their home gyms. I don’t think either of those two will win the conference, but I’ll bet they pull an upset or three, and ruin someone’s season.
  11. kiyoat

    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    I guess then we are back to motivation. The Montanas are the founding core of the Big Sky. It’s named after their state. I doubt they would be interested in leaving it. Kind of like the Big 10 trying to add North Carolina from the ACC.
  12. kiyoat

    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    The Dakota 4's sponsored sports would align very well with the Big Sky. Football removes the need for Men's soccer (which none of us have) AND Baseball (XDSU's could then drop). focusing resources on the two more-profitable men's team sports just makes sense.
  13. kiyoat

    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    I don't mind the idea of merging with the Big Sky, but I'm not sure what their motivation would be to do that. I suppose you could say that they have extended offers to all of the Dakota 4 in the past, but would they want the rest of the Summit? Maybe not. We would have to join them and leave the Summit. Denver and ORU have one foot out the door anyway. Fort Wayne would be better served in the Horizon. Omaha wishes they were in the MVC. That leaves WIU. Financials may force their hand into the OVC. I guess I could see that happening, other than having to lose the SLT in Sioux Falls. Maybe they would do a rotating neutral site between Boise and SF? That would be interesting. Travel partners for a "Northern Plains" division: MT/MT St, UNC/Denver, UND/NDSU, USD/SDSU. Or switch Omaha for Denver. Big Sky would go from 11 full members to 16. perfect for 2 divisions. One big negative would be travel costs would go up, but UND has already experienced that and survived.
  14. kiyoat

    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    I didn't realize that the MVC was down to just three men's tennis teams. That worked out well for us, since the Jacks cut that sport as well. Now I understand about the team sport requirement (I looked it up). A "Division 1 Multi-sport conference" must sponsor a minimum 6 men's and 6 women's sports. three of the men's and three of the women's must be "team sports" and must include basketball. So right now we are fine on the 6-and-6, but our men's "team sport" requirement is just barely being met, with 9 BB teams, 6 Baseball and 6 Soccer. We lose Fort Wayne and we would have both a Baseball problem AND a men's soccer problem. Eastern Illinois is an affiliate men's soccer school that we can't afford to lose, either. Sponsoring football would count the same as 2 team sports, so we could fall below 6 in either baseball or soccer. That would give us more flexibility to meet the auto-bid requirements. Let's do it. Northern Colorado brings both football and baseball. 10 teams. Done. Here's the current NCAA rule on conference requirements: http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/attachments1/files/11600/628372.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=11600 (Section 20.02.5) "Multisport Conference"
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