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  1. CarpeRemote

    Boycott/DUMP Mark Kennedy

    And lost several millions, the amount depends on the source. I watch tons of truckloads of bushel baskets of college football and have never seen Villanova on TV, although they have been televised somewhere pre-2010. Tuition and board is something like $92,000 I believe. Not that exact #’s on one obscure football team at a basketball school is particularly pertinent to my larger point. Bottom line is UND is a hockey school just like others are football, basketball, or wrestling schools. We are extremely fortunate to have what we have and be who we are. I live in the eastern US and it’s amazung that UND is televised here on Fridays.
  2. CarpeRemote

    Boycott/DUMP Mark Kennedy

    Loyola Chicago, Villanova, and Gonzaga are basketball schools. Loyola Chicago was in the final four this year. They don’t have a football team. Gonzaga’s last football game was played 77 years ago. National Champ Villanova disbanded football in the 80’s after selling 750 season tickets. Because they are rich they regrouped a team that plays in an empty stadium. Football popularity is high...if you are Alabama, Clemson, Texas, Ohio State or Fargo. Four of those don’t have hockey teams. The chosen few can have it all because they have unlimited cash. They can afford every sport and including 20 M for the synchronized swimming team. UND and most others can’t. Most schools focus on their core sport and already or are considering dropping money losing football. I’m not saying we drop football but to say we shouldn’t primarily focus on hockey is nonsensical. UND should absolutely, positively, without a doubt, prioritize hockey. It’s our brand and will be until Overwatch becomes a sanctioned sport. Other than that I have no strong opinion on the subject
  3. CarpeRemote

    What do you think of the logo now??

    It is what it is until it isn’t. I figure I’ll be dead someday and in the meantime I’m all about UND hockey under any logo. The argument is a bit like the Big-endians vs the Little-endians with the egg tasting the same regardless of how you crack it. Gonna wear my green on black Hawks jersey when I travel to Oxford on the 9th so their fans aren’t confused while UND kicks their ass.
  4. CarpeRemote

    Sioux Survivor Game #1 2018-2019

  5. CarpeRemote

    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    This is great. Living a long way from GF I really appreciate it and hope to see more. Do you or anyone have an opinion on who on this squad has the quickest burst and who is the fastest end to end skater? How fast over-all is this year’s team? GM’s keep saying the game has changed and speed is a priority more than ever. The league gets younger and faster every year. Guys like McDavid and Stamkos have sick speed but Brayden Point’s jump wins games as well. Just wondering we will look regarding and speed and acceleration
  6. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    When I see the word “chippa” I cringe and feel like I’m in Jersey or Mattapan. I’ll stick with “chip”. Recruit at the highest level possible,, some will turn into 3-4 year players. Imho and fwiw, the chip vs grinder label when it comes to recruiting isn’t even a thing in ncaa hockey because of all the options these kids have. “Best available” is a thing. My last comment on that. It’s impressive every time BB signs one of these guys and hats off to him. The staff has to develop them but it’s good to start with highest quality clay. The future looks bright. Happy Friday
  7. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Great get. Well done Berry and Co "Proud to announce my commitment to play D1 hockey at the University of North Dakota," "Thank you to all my friends, family and past coaches for helping me this far #gohawks." http://inforum.com/sports/hockey/4482730-und-hockey-lands-no-1-ushl-draft-choice
  8. CarpeRemote

    Prospective Sioux Recruits

    Since I live 1000 miles away I get to 1-2 games per year so I’ve never seen the entire REA. I’m a big believer in blink moments; what exactly does a prospective recruit see when he is introduced to the facility other than the obvious such as the view from the seats. I guess I’m thinking more about trophy displays, photos, history, training facilities, player lounge...all the things that at first impression make it clear to them and parents this is the place they want to be. Thanks in advance.
  9. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Welcome aboard Mr. Stratton. Well done coach Berry. Impressive get, he should be a game ready player when he hits the ice.
  10. CarpeRemote

    What do you think of the logo now??

    Yet still caused such a negative reaction.
  11. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I had that one coming. After I hit submit I realized it and knew I’d catch a comment or two, but didn’t bother to come back to edit. Can’t get away with anything these days.
  12. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    I’ve never ever heard someone argue that a team should pass up on the highest rated players (except for character issues). If Chicago University performed a 40 year back-tested statistical study to prove it was a valid strategy there would probably be a Nobel Prize in there somewhere. I will grant that the one-and-done may complicate the graph but probably not much. That being said, this looks like a pretty good class on it’s way. Right now my favorite grinder is Berry, keep it up coach.
  13. CarpeRemote

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    Am I misunderstanding, or are we saying it’s a good idea to intentionally recruit some less talented players over high-end talent? I’ve passionately followed recruiting and seen the results for decades. There are exceptions to everything but elite programs intentionally going after mid-level players is a new concept to me. Some former mid-lower tier programs like Ohio State used to ignore Minnesota kids in exchange for grinders from Dublin Ohio. But not anymore, they have several kids from Minnesota, and countries like Canada, Ukraine, Germany, and New Jersey With an 85 man football roster it’s not unusual for the blue bloods to scholarship one legacy player and one or two 3-4th yr proven walk-ones. But hockey and BB don’t have much room for an average year. Maybe I’m wrong
  14. CarpeRemote

    Kennedy vs. Engelstad Foundation: GF herald feature

    My motto has been when there are money issues the easiest answer is “make more money”. The Big 10 is handing out 51,000,000 per team their year. I don’t know what the issues would be but joining their hockey conference would give us a piece of that pie. Right now we are a commodity.
  15. CarpeRemote

    UND to cut women's hockey

    I hated to see the program cut simply because as a grad who has lived over 1000 miles out of state for decades I know that UND’s identity is hockey. Despite attendance etc it was a big loss in the big picture. But, everything has to be paid for and until there is a way to do that it can’t and shouldn’t survive. (Does that apply to football? I’m not informed enough about it’s relationship to donations, ancillary income, and conference requirements to comment) I held out hope it would find its way back via thinking outside the box to fund it, not by ex-players taking the easiest way out and hiring a self agrandizing SJW to ram it down everyone’s throat and forcing other people to pay enough to feed a third world country without making their own concerted effort. I really hoped it would come back, but not this way. Hopefully the suit gets tossed in a summary judgement and we start again on the right foot.