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  1. 4 minutes ago, iramurphy said:

    This may be the impetus to remove intercollegiate and inter scholastic athletics from from educational institutions. Being a college athlete isn’t a “full time job”.  At UND/NDSU full scholarships for instate kids are around $21,400 instate and 33,000 out of state.  Throw in free travel, hotel and stipend clothing/gear  it’s at least $25,000-$35,000 per athlete per year.  Many in the media are pushing for the NCAA changes. What will that do to the team culture. The star QB, RB, CB, LB, WR can negotiate for tens of thousands of dollars at schools our size and, in some cases, millions at the big time schools.  What about the Off linemen, Def linemen who don’t get recognition but are an important part of the success of the star athlete. What about the back ups or scout team players who make the star athlete better?  The NCAA caved to media pressure, political pressure and lobby groups. I don’t think it is in the best interest of colleges and universities nor intercollegiate athletics.  How soon before HS athletes demand money?  

    I think the NCAA as an institution stinks. It's a money grab entity and they saw that the states were going to allow this so they jumped in to make sure they looked good AND I bet they will seek some way to get some of the money the players are supposed to get.

    Student athletes have not been strictly amateur for awhile as I believe the NCAA suffers from lack of enforcement as much as selective enforcement. Look at College BB and the shoe deals scandal. How could the NCAA not know about that, but it took the feds to investigate and go after the bad guys in this deal. 

    But even the feds can't catch all the bad guys.


  2. 13 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

    I'm torn. 

    Clearly the student-athlete's image has value or else why would it be used in advertising for sporting events? 

    But this screams to me, as some speculate, as a way to get additional (under the table, but now above the table) dollars to athletes directly from boosters.

    Put another way: How many Alabama FB starters will be hocking cars in car ads on Tuscaloosa TV in coming days? 

    I feel the same way. I feel torn, yet see the many ways for this to be used/abused.

    If you're a great recruit, and you really don't care about curriculum, you can tell coaches that you want them to set up promotional deals before you sign the LOI. Then you get to the campus and collect your money and it could be a LOT of money.

    Clemson and Bama and yes even SU will benefit from this as they are the big dogs in the FB landscape in their respective divisions. Not seeing how it helps UND right now. 

  3. 3 hours ago, AJS said:

    Very anxious to see the availability of Turner, Bennett and Morrison. Going strictly off this board, it sounded like Morrison was 50/50 last week (didn't play), just watching this weeks Day by Day, Bennett seemed to be moving pretty well in some of the celebration videos (was listed Doubtful last week / didn't play). Offensively, could really use McKinney back as well. 

    Is Waletzko the only player that has officially been counted out for the year? 

    I"m worried about Jax Turner too.

    Saw Waletzko's dad at the game. Cool he came even though his son isn't able to play. 

  4. On 10/27/2019 at 2:18 PM, SiouxFan100 said:

    Who played defensive line for us yesterday? Particularly true freshman? And did beachy get hurt?


    I don't think Beach got hurt. I watched him a lot and think he finished.

    Devore was back. J Johnson played a lot. I can't recall Seguin playing much.  Morrison was in there. Blanking on the other Frosh's name...Chadron?

  5. 1 minute ago, siouxforce19 said:

    I also figured out the problem. I didn’t have a beer until the third period last night. And I didn’t have any during the Mankato series, so I’ve decided to be a team player and drink more beer. 

    You're a good person. UND needs more like you.

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  6. 2 hours ago, Hans8891 said:

    Extra congratulations to the d coaches this week.  Key injuries to work around and they came ready to play next man up. Hitting hard and pursuit like the Sioux D of old.  Awesome to see again!!!!

    Give credit to the much maligned depth issue. The kids on the line played well when they had to, and Donnell Rodgers and Noah Larson are studs.

    Jax Turner got hurt again though. 

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  7. 2 hours ago, AJS said:

    After listening to the 360 podcast, doubling down on my line of thinking. IF they pull this off and I'm not optimistic with the D-line in shambles, it'll be huge.  


    Sounds like Devore is back and the freshmen will need to play. Morrison 50/50.

  8. 8 hours ago, Wilbur said:

    Important to have the ball as much as possible with a banged up defensive unit.  

    At the same time we've seen what happens when we go with the "Bubba Ball" type approach and "a punt is a good play".

    Does Bubba give Freund the green light and we attack and go up tempo with motion and some trickery?  Or eat up the play clock and snap it under five each time?

    Well, your first sentence would support a Bubba Ball approach. Grind out long drives. Up tempo does NOT satisfy the quest to keep the D off the field.

  9. 3 minutes ago, 90siouxfan said:

    I may make it to the game, but not sure yet.  Will a walk up ticket be a reasonable assumption or do I need to seek one out ahead of time?

    Gonna guess walk up should work.

    Farmers and anyone who can help will HOPEFULLY be back in the fields by this weekend. That curbs not only them but all businesses that works with them. Not sure what a noon start does to attendance. Hockey after?

  10. 2 hours ago, AJS said:

    I wouldn't get too excited unfortunately, the 2-deeps once the season get going aren't credible when it comes to injuries. Ex: Holm was listed as a starter the first couple weeks of the season on the 2-deep and as we know never played. What I've never been able to figure out is there always is some movement (i.e. Holm did drop off eventually, so why then and not right away), so I'm not sure what has to happen for the player to actually disappear. 

    Personally, I wish they were closer to how the NFL does them, realistic so we know what to expect.  

    So what can we learn from the 2 Deep?

    I haven't listened to the 360 guys. What did they say?


  11. It was a gritty W. True freshmen along with RS freshmen and sophomores played on the DL in the 2nd half. CP scored 9 points in the half. Yes they shot themselves in the foot at times, but give credit to the young guys.

    Also credit to Schmidt. I watched as their 310 C pounded our undersized NG (Though Beach impressed me with his play when he took on the big guy) and then Schmidt moved the NG off the C or had him slant away from the big guy. It worked pretty well.

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  12. 7 minutes ago, Mama Sue said:

    Time to change QB.... for the rest of the season.... some bad juju out there on the team... where’s the fire?

    It occurs to me that Schuster's RS is being saved.

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  13. Just now, Feff said:

    I just saw the UND noseguard manhandled 7 yards back on a dive play by the center. That's a disgrace.

    Saw that too. Was that Beach? Not Morrison.

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