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  1. Northcountry

    UND - Sam Houston Game Day Thread

    Fast forward to winter when Friday night's hockey game gets no print until Sunday and Saturday's game gets no print until Tuesday. If the Herald went to a weekly format they would not be much farther away in the immediacy of their reporting.
  2. Northcountry

    UND - Sam Houston Game Day Thread

    I am just on a rampage because I am too old to change how I do things and I BUY the print newspaper. Hell, I delivered the print edition door-to-door in all weather when I was a kid back in the Stone Age. I am just very upset because the team I love did not even get a mention that they had played a game the previous day in their hometown paper.
  3. Northcountry

    UND - Sam Houston Game Day Thread

    I agree - Great Report! As opposed to the Grand Forks Herald which did not even mention that the UND football team played on Saturday in their Sunday edition and since there is no newspaper available from them on Monday, there will probably never be a printed report on this game. They did manage to get an article in print on the NDSU win over North Alabama and did manage to print the results of the Concordia, Moorhead, Jamestown, Dickinson, and Minot State games. Again, there was not ONE MENTION that UND had even played. It may be time for the Grand Forks (insert sarcasm here) Herald to go to a weekly or biweekly format, it would be just as current in that format and less infuriating. (Rant ends here). Again, GREAT REPORT OZZIE!
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    Fall Camp Updates 2017

    I resisted as long as I could (with props to Henny Youngman) "She offered her honor, he honored her offer, and for the rest of the night it was honor and offer". I couldn't help myself - sorry.
  5. Northcountry

    Moo U diaries

    I'm not trying to temper expectations, what I am trying to say is that regular season and playoff season are different and neither should be regarded as "squat" in regards to the other. We are a winner-oriented society and tend to regard only the ultimate 'winner' as worthy of praise. At what level of achievement do we say "well done" to a team and program instead labeling as "choke" falling short of that ultimate goal. We sometimes forget that the other team is trying too and that they may have some talent as well.
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    Moo U diaries

    Actually, winning a regular season conference championship is a VERY big deal as it has to be done over the course of the season and requires a level of consistency that illustrates a team's true nature. Tournament time is fun because of the "one and done" nature and requires focus and intensity over the course of each and every game, with no room for error. To say the regular season doesn't mean squat if the team fails to reach the tournament prize is a great disservice to the effort and sacrifice required to achieve a regular season title. It's hard to control a one-time effort and as IUPUI showed, a one-time top effort can be a great equalizer. Let's hope our hockey team can make up for a less than stellar regular season by putting maximum effort and intensity into the playoffs.
  7. Northcountry

    2016-17 Season

    All-in-all the most poorly officiated college basketball game I have ever seen and I have been watching since the mid-sixties. How Brewster managed only one "T" is remarkable and a testament to his patience. SUU went with the "they can't call everything" philosophy for the final quarter and the officials obliged by calling almost nothing, both on the press and on the boards - about the only foul calls came on shots and if you are hacked and bumped all the way up the floor it is hard to hang on long enough to get off a shot. But hey, the officials looked good, had good posture, made clear and definite signals, so I guess they would pass all of the criteria needed to get a "well done" from supervisors.
  8. Northcountry

    2016-17 Season

    This is your reaction to what happened in this game? If this had been the men's team looking so inept on the offensive end you would be demanding that Jones, Faison, and half the athletic department support staff be on the next bus to "anywhere but here". The last 6 minutes of this game were played by a team that looked totally lost and confused offensively. That happens and the team and coach can fix it without anybody having to be fired.
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    Moo U diaries

    I agree that UND administration getting upset is, if not silly, at least not worth the energy. UND has moved past the nickname issue (officially, not yet generally) and the Fighting Sioux name no longer officially exists. UND does not use or promote it. Therefore the shirt in question cannot be in reference to a name that no longer exists and must reflect only the attitude that this individual has toward Native Americans in general or toward members of the Sioux Nation specifically. If this guy wants to show off his blatant racism at the same time that he mindlessly fawns over the NDSU football program, then that is his problem and the problem of NDSU. The University of North Dakota should not be concerned about how others approach the Sioux name because it is not connected to them. Why this guy so obviously hates Native Americans is beyond me - I'm just happy he has nothing ill to say about the University of North Dakota.
  10. Northcountry

    Gameday: UND @ MSU 3PM

    Not playing? He had, what, 19 carries to Olivera's 22? Go with the hot hand, but remember where you keep your stash.
  11. Northcountry

    What do you think of the logo now??

    Not trying to polish anything. Once you get beyond longing for the "good old days" of the Sioux logo and come to the realization that it is not coming back, you move on to respecting the traditions, cherishing the memories, and cheering for the University of North Dakota and its new identity. If you replace the knee jerk rejection of anything that is not "Fighting Sioux" with an appreciative look at the new logo, you begin to see that SME did a remarkable design and produced a logo that you can be proud to display if for no other reason than IT IS the symbol for UND athletics and I will support UND and its athletics in any avatar they choose. It is time to move ahead, because Didn't say anything about "unique" but for those who believe the old logos were "unique" look at and compare them to the Chicago Blackhawks logo, the Washington Redskins logo, the Florida State logo, the retired Dartmouth logo, the Eastern Michigan Hurons logo, the AHL Springfield logo (which ahas an alternate 'geometric' design, and the interlocking ND of Notre Dame which has the 'N' behind the 'D' on the right instead of the left. Unique may be in the eye of the beholder.
  12. Northcountry

    What do you think of the logo now??

    Not trying to polish anything. Once you get beyond longing for the "good old days" of the Sioux logo and come to the realization that it is not coming back, you move on to respecting the traditions, cherishing the memories, and cheering for the University of North Dakota and its new identity. If you replace the knee jerk rejection of anything that is not "Fighting Sioux" with an appreciative look at the new logo, you begin to see that SME did a remarkable design and produced a logo that you can be proud to display if for no other reason than IT IS the symbol for UND athletics and I will support UND and its athletics in any avatar they choose. It is time to move ahead, because anything else is either stagnation or regression. <ends rant>
  13. Northcountry

    Official SiouxSports.com Logo Reaction Thread and Poll

    A real hit! They managed to incorporate elements from the old Sioux logos in a subtle way and came up with a real winner. Three feathers like the Brien and Blackhawk logos and the "N" is a tribute to the Geometric logo. It is as "Sioux" looking as could possibly be done and at the same time it is the new identity. I was hoping that they could find a way to honor the past while moving forward and they hit it. Roll out the merchandise.
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    Best 4 Year Player Ever

    Pete Waselovich had 3,500+ career saves - no other goalie at UND has approached 3,000. He kept a very bad series of teams in games they had no way to win, stayed 4 years as a Boston draft pick.
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    Faison Press Conference 4PM

    In Brian Faison'sremarks about how discontinuing men's golf and baseball and a $1.5 million increase in revenue, the athletics department would meet its required budget adjustments. How much of a ticket price increase will be needed to add $1.5 million in revenue? Are there other revenue sources that I do not know about that are reliable and sustainable (that seems to be a revenue prerequisite if the baseball donation rejection is the standard), other than ticket price increases? At what point do increased ticket prices turn an arena into an empty void like has occurred at Yankee Stadium? The revenue thing struck me and I hadn't seen any comment on it so I thought I'd ask.
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