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  1. You have it correct. If Moody/UND can prove that he was injured during his true freshman season, then he'll have a shot at a replacement year of competition. But if he redshirted that first year for developmental reasons, it shouldn't matter whether they designate this a medical redshirt year or not. OTOH, I guess it's useful to declare it a medical redshirt year in case he gets injured again; then he could at least get three full seasons of competition.
  2. https://whotv.com/2014/08/26/soundoff-whats-bugging-andy-12/ https://whotv.com/2014/08/31/whats-bugging-andy-bison-beat-iowa-state/ https://whotv.com/2016/09/19/humbled-andy-fales-provides-public-service-announcement-for-great-state-of-north-dakota/ https://whotv.com/2017/10/08/whats-bugging-andy-not-the-north-dakota-state-bison/
  3. The full yard back comment wasn't directed at you. Couple other posters here were saying that. Here's a comment from an actual official about the play and the philosophy. The guy is a HS, DII & DIII official that tries to explain things to BV rubes that are as bad about understanding officiating calls as the rubes here(or any other fan site).
  4. LMAO. Dude, you are one of the posters on here that gives graduate classes in that subject.
  5. The replay is now available on ESPN. It wasn't a low throw, and it is super tough to tell if it went backward or not. If it was backwards, it was by about 3 inches over 20 yards.The play is at 1:14:45. Lance threw it with his back foot just in front of the 45 on the near hash. His throwing arm was slightly behind his foot because of the direction he was throwing the ball, so the ball was released either directly over the 45 or maybe an inch or two in front of it. The receiver was about five yards beyond the far hash, facing towards Lance and with both of his feet close together just barely behind the 45 and his body leaning slightly forward. The ball hit him right in the gut, which was directly over the 45. The idea that the ball was a full yard back is idiotic, and mostly due to misremembering and some moron announcers that think they know the rules but don't. If this was a higher profile game with a rules specialist on standby(like NFL or big college games), the official would have said that the officiating philosophy for situations like this is that the ball must be clearly moving backwards before it becomes a fumble. This throw might have been ever so slightly backwards, but that wouldn't be enough; especially on review. Very close call, but ruled correctly on the field.
  6. The clock starts with either the first day of practice or the first day of class, whichever comes first.
  7. It's less about Vraa and more about how the NCAA administers hardship waivers. There always seems to be confusion from fans whether an injured player can get a 6th year or not. The fan confusion normally seems to happen with a UND player at least every other year, which is typical. jdub was thinking Vraa was a case where the NCAA went against their own rules, the rest of us were trying to show that they didn't. That's not to say the NCAA has never gone against their own rules(in this matter), but it happens far more rarely than people think. We tend to focus on and remember the handful of outliers, and never hear about or forget the dozens upon dozens of regular cases.
  8. He did break two different collarbones a total of three times. It's one of the reasons they switched to surgically repairing them with a metal sheath towards the end instead of letting them heal naturally like they did at first. He broke his right collarbone during fall practice his true freshman season. He broke his left collarbone the first game of his RFr season. Later in that same season, he re-broke his right collarbone during practice. https://www.grandforksherald.com/sports/ndsu-football-thats-progression-bison-receiver-wants-follow
  9. Also, you really need to read McFeely's column about the experience of the WDAY/Forum Comm crew when they traveled down to Nicholls for the Bison game back in 2004. Whatever your feelings about McFeely or NDSU, the column is gold. https://www.inforum.com/bison-media-zone/mens-sports/football/4788143-McFeely-Trip-to-Nicholls-State-in-2004-had-Forum-crew-asking-Is-this-how-it-ends-As-in-life
  10. Using this info, the simple break-even attendance point for a $50k bid(internal max) was about 5800 tickets at $20 each. The break-even point of the submitted bid was 7500. More than likely UND would have made its full 25% cut in the first case, but lost some of it had they won the hosting with the actual bid. (I suspect the actual attendance would have been closer to 6k.) My work: 75% NCAA cut of net * (ticket price * attendance - overhead) = UND bid .75(20x-50,000)=75,000 15x-37,500=75000 15x=112,500 x=7500 At 7500 tickets sold(all full price), UND would have made about $25k on the game, maybe less(the NCAA only guarantees a host 15% of the net).
  11. It's pretty much locked in NCAA policy that there must be at least 1 at-large bid for every 1 autobid. That's for every DI tournament, not just FCS or MBB. As for cutting down the FCS autobids, you can't really do that. If you just arbitrarily choose who gets them, you could be looking at a lawsuit you can't win. And there's no easy criteria you can use to exclude anyone that also gets you down to 8. And if you can't get down to 8, what's the point? The thing that upset the apple cart was the NEC adding scholarships. Prior to that, the committee was able to exclude them and the Pioneer because they were non-scholarship. That was a concrete reason to exclude, and not just some arbitrary "you're not good enough". But when the NEC became a scholarship conference, they had a right to an autobid. At that point, you might as well add at least the Pioneer and go to 20 teams(10+10). And once you go to 20, you might as well go to 24 to clean up the bracket. And having space for two more autobids makes sense in case the SWAC and MEAC ever want to rejoin, or the Ivy decides to take part, or a new conference forms like the Great West almost did before being absorbed into the Big Sky. Wanting the playoffs to go back to 16 is just unrealistic and a waste of time.
  12. The answer is that the SWAC and MEAC don't get autobids, so how can you take them away?
  13. You're missing my point. (hint: check out the actual list of autobid conferences)
  14. Either I'm missing your point or you're missing mine.
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