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  1. Yote 53

    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    None of us are going to give up the MVFC and games against UNI, Illinois State, etc. The MVFC is the premier FCS conference in the country. No way we leave it willingly.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    I'm saying that there is a good portion of the financial backing at Augie that comes from football people. A move to D1 that eliminates football or downgrades it to non-scholarship may not be palatable to them. They would then lose donors, donors they need to make this move. So Augie may need to find a home for an FCS scholarship football program, and I don't see the MVFC letting them in. So yeah, I think the Summit membership won't be a problem. But what to do with football will be a problem.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    If Augie does this then they are going to have to drop football or go non-scholarship as I don't ever see the Valley side of the MVFC allowing Augie football in. The Dakota schools don't have to apply the mercy killing as YSU, ISUb, ISUr, etc. will do it for us. Faced with that, I think they will lose a lot of support to move up from the football side of the fan base. In a nutshell, Augie has a football problem.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    You know it might just be easier and cheaper for USD and other schools to add men's soccer and/or baseball programs. Nobody says they have to be very good or funded very well, just that they exist and can "count" towards the requirement to keep the autobid.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    You do this and you are giving an NCAA tournament auto bid back to the NCAA. It would be better for all involved for some Big Sky teams to join the Summit and we set up a very nice scheduling alliance in all sports between the two conferences that would address the travel concerns for all involved. We all play a lot of BSC teams OOC the way it is right now, and BSC teams travel over here as well. I've never really bought the "travel" issue for that reason, because our OOC games are out West, down South, and in the case of basketball all over the country. Look at softball and baseball, those sports spend the early part of the season touring the South, USD volleyball just spent a bunch of time out in California and traveling for an OOC schedule, but you're going to tell me that "travel" is an issue. We'd just be substituting OOC travel for in-conference travel. A Summit league with the Montanas, UNC, and Idahos with a very tight scheduling alliance with the far west Big Sky makes the most sense when viewed in that prism.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    This is actually the reason why the non-MVC schools should oppose an addition of a school like Murray State to the MVFC if they are offered MVC status. Other than the fact they are a weak football school, it would also give the MVC 6 football playing schools allowing them to break off and form their own MVC football conference which would cement their auto bid status with the NCAA. Actually, we can't do anything about it. The MVC schools could just break on their own, add Murray State, and start MVC football. I wouldn't be shocked if that happened to be honest. It's no secret those schools put basketball first and complain about having to travel to the Dakotas. They could easily form their own 7 team conference with YSU. I'm starting to think Summit Football needs to happen once UND joins the Summit. Do it with a friendly scheduling alliance with the MVC + Murray State for some built in OOC games. Coax UNC over to an all-sport Summit FCS conference with Denver as their basketball travel partner. Solves all our problems and everybody gets what they want. Solidifies the auto bid and we don't have to talk about Augustana or UMKC ever again.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    So the MVC is in the same predicament as the Summit as far as being on the verge of losing its auto bid since they only have the minimum of 6 for soccer.
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    College Hockey Expansion

    I read the article and what it says is the community is building an arena because they need it for events, and, oh, the Georgia club hockey team can use it too. It's not the University building it, it's not the community building it with a D1 program in mind like at Illinois, it's simply the community needs an arena and the hockey team could use it. Kind of similar situation to what is going on in Iowa City/Coralville, though I do believe that will eventually lead to an Iowa D1 program given Illinois is on the verge of starting a program and that the Big Ten sponsors the sport which is motivation for Iowa to start one too when they see how well Illini hockey does (translation: another way to bring in revenue).
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    UND to Summit/MVFC

    Lakes was going at it with some Gopher fans, but we wouldn't shut the board down over him white knighting for us. I think it was as simple as the board creator moved out of state and just didn't have the time or inclination to keep the board going. The timing might make you think it was Lakes fault, but I don't remember it that way.
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    UND to Summit/MVFC

    No. Don't recall that ever happening. It shut down the week we beat Minnesota, the owner of the board just up and disappeared. We've had our own issues with one of our own, Coyote Fan, but he has since left and created his own board.
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    UND to Summit/MVFC

    We don't have a problem with Lakes over on GoYotes. He posts some over the top stuff from time to time but he's not over-bearing and we usually just laugh and move on.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Part of my motivation to see this happen is because the Dakota schools should have gone D1AA in the 70's when the original split happened. We didn't and it took decades to get to the right level. So it's about being proactive this time and positioning ourselves to be at the second level of football rather than reacting decades later. We can either push for, prepare for, and challenge our schools to aspire for better things, or we can talk about Augustana moving up to join the Summit. Do you all want to hang and bang with Augie again? Should we settle for that or aspire to something more?
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    The reasons would be to: #1 - Play at the clear second level of D1 football. That would also elevate the profile of the entire athletic department. We won't be on the same level as Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, but would put the Dakota schools on the same level as Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado State, etc. #2 - A G5 Summit conference would be involved in the evolving CFP as one of the G5 participants. When, not if, the CFP expands there will be an at-large spot for the highest ranked/undefeated G5 champion. It would be the lowest seed and the odds of being the one G5 school to have that magical season would be very long, but it's still access to the CFP, no matter how remote. #3 - The G5 conferences are going to end up getting a shared cut of the CFP. Sure, it won't be a Big Ten or SEC level cut, but there will be money and it could be a couple million per school. #4 - As a G5 school you can command a larger payday for P5 games. There may just come a day where the FCS is shut out of scheduling P5 schools. Maybe that happens, maybe not, but I can guarantee that Northern Illinois is getting paid more to play Iowa this year than USD is playing Kansas State. The more money coming from points #2, #3, and #4 would aid in offsetting the costs of increased scholarships. Being a G5 school would aid in #1. Just to be clear, the proposed dream conference we are talking about here with the Dakotas, Montanas, etc. would have way more credibility than conferences like the Sun Belt. It would probably slot in right behind the Mountain West out west, nipping right on their heels given enough time to grow in stature, and would be on the same level as the MAC in the east. This would be the long term vision.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    I'm not sure I agree with the FBS part of all these theories, though that could be plausible I guess. From what I understand, the FBS stadium requirement is 15,000. USD is about to undergo a renovation of the Dakota Dome and with a few modifications will get over 15,000. SDSU is already there with their new stadium. NDSU is at 19,000. UND? I have no idea what the Alerus is but I don't think it is 15k. So some work to do there. As far as the question of 15,000 being big enough, would you rather play in a Dome packed with 15k, or a cavernous open air MAC stadium that holds 25,000 but only has 5,000 in attendance? What I like about SV's plans, crazy as they might sound, is that the Dakotas join forces with the Montanas and Idaho. SV may throw out a lot of whacky scenarios that will probably not come to pass but the overall outlook is correct. I firmly believe that prospective conference offers the best opportunity for the future for all the schools involved, whether it be as an FBS conference or an FCS conference. Honestly, I can see the allure of going FBS and being a G-level conference that gets a slice of the CFP playoff money. That G-level of Division 1 will soon be seen as the 2nd level of football as the P5 separates themselves. That 2nd level of football is the level the Dakotas have openly talked about where they want to be at, whatever the label is, FCS or G-level, so from that perspective, yeah NDSU officials and other Dakota school officials are on record as being for a "move". Right now the FCS is the second level, but if that changes then we all need to be prepared for it. His crazy plans are the type of stuff that hopefully our schools presidents and AD's are working towards. The Summit has been great, but it is always teetering, dealing with one membership issue after another. It's time we set a course for permanent stability. A good, solid foundation is necessary in order to truly grow.
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    2018-19 Non-UND College Hockey

    I love how back in the old days hockey was a rough and tumble sport. The sport did not care about appearance. Case in point, look at that goal net. Holy crap, they took his school picture and used the rusted, beat-up, back up net. If you watch any old games from the 70's and 80's you see the same thing, beat up nets with chipped posts and practically black netting hanging off the goal. Today the goal is a perfectly painted red and the net is a crisp white, probably goes through the washer after every game. Even the boards back then looked all beat up compared to today's pristine rinks.
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