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  1. I think Baylor has issues if it ends up that the Big 12 dissolves. I don't see their values as meshing with those west coast PAC 12 schools (at least its past reputation) and its not really a Big 10 candidate. They along with K-State, Texas Tech & TCU must be the camp that is desperately hoping to keep this thing together. Kansas, Iowa State and OK State may have slim opportunities elsewhere. If any or all 3 of those hit the road, the previous 4 mentioned will certainly be up a creek without a paddle. This will be a wild ride to watch.
  2. Not only can Tommy make that throw in is sleep. So can Danny Freund, Sam King, Quincy Vaughn, Trey Feeney, Kevin Feeney, Harrison Feeney, Cam Miller, Zeb Noland and Zeb Miller
  3. Dukes has proven they can make the plays in the big moment https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=skMjcxjrOA8
  4. This I don’t know. I’m guessing no. The NCAA likes to get all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed as much as possible before post season events. That is why March Madness opening rounds and regional final venues are determined well out. Same with hockey regionals etc. My guess whomever is the chair of the comittee has all the bids on a spreadsheet and will get up tomorrow and have a meeting at like 8am with ESPN for game times and venues. Then release that time out to the institutions-where one will get to the planning as the host, while the other’s administrators and FB staff will immediately go to work on travel arrangements in short order. While a post season is going on, I can’t imagine the NCAA saying—-well now you have until 4p Sunday to get your re-bid in. Then we’ll go through them, and then we’ll organize times with our television partner (in this case, espn). If you were a team with any chance at the playoffs a month ago and had an interest in hosting...then you submitted at that time, whether you made it or not.
  5. The bids for all rounds have been submitted prior to the start of the playoffs. They don’t finish one week and rebid. Every team has put all their chips on the table for all rounds well before the field was even selected.
  6. I don’t think the FCS playoffs will ever move the needle as far as revenues are concerned to the NCAA. If anything, I’d imagine it’s more about trying reduce the hemorrhage of money than anything
  7. I believe it will become permanent in August. Then Hockey, FB, M&W BBall and Baseball will all be in line with all the other NCAA Sports that have essentially always had it. VB, Soccer etc.
  8. DAE was a Jones staff recruit. Again, the other sports in college sports have had the 1 time transfer, no penalty, for some time now. Now, Hockey, Football, Basketballs and Baseball it seems are going to be moving to that model August 1st. If you ask coaches of other sports, that already live in this world, it’s really no big deal, as it’s always been part of their reality. Now, because these sports are moving to this, as they are the most visible at most schools, it’s going to seem so foriegn or even shocking to all of us unfamiliar to it. I’m not sure in 3 or 4 years you’ll see it at this level again (could be wrong in this hypothisis) but I personally think it will always be there but not at this level (in regards to numbers) in a few years, and that’s across the nation. For some student athletes, they will find that the grass isn’t necessarily greener, and maybe some will. With this now the norm, to echo what is stated above...it really sucks, when a staff maybe gave a periphery guy a chance, maybe your staff had to do a lot of work just to get the individual admitted (this is a scenario, that can apply anywhere). And then that individual becomes a very solid talent- bigger schools or representatives will be whispering in that persons circle ears. That will be the reality. What happens is that you have to continue to recruit the players on your roster. So, recruiting of the individuals within your own locker room continues even while this person has been on campus for years. But student athletes across the nation in last several years have been trying to crack open a system “they feel” only favors the institution. This is an area where it appears the walls are starting to coming down, and to us observers it seems crazy. I’m curious what things will look like in a few years in regards to the college landscape.
  9. Doesn't she already have a full contingent allowed by the NCAA? Mo, Eves, Young- Director of Ops Morso? I don't think she can have more than that by rule? Maybe, I'm wrong.
  10. I will just add this, and maybe it has more to do with the Grand Forks Economy thread (which is interesting and sometimes sad). As a business owner in the Greater GF area, I can name just a few things to utilize to market my business' or support UND or High School Sports or you name it. Newspaper - GF Herald, special features, season previews, Frozen 4 etc... Radio (UND, HS, just general day parts etc), Mailers, TV, Midco, Fargo news & sports. Arena signage, The Ralph, Alerus, The Betty. Programs, Booster Clubs and it goes on & on. We try do what we can and what makes sense for us. And I think, we are like any business owner in the area where we try attach ourselves to maybe some things that go to our hearts, but at the same time, make informed decisions in trying to reach potential customers. The fact is there are fewer of us in the GF area than the FM area. I did listen to the 1440 conversation this morning with Bubba on my way into work which was about 20 minutes in the 7am hour. Plus, when I was exercising this morning they did montage at 6 with some of the highlight calls from this past weekends hockey and football, & Bill Chaves & Brad Berry are frequently on. Sather was on last week. But you are right they don't stream, which has been a tough, because we like to be in AZ a fair bit now, so we miss it when we are away. So yes, I wish they streamed. Not sure, why. I have asked our account executive from that radio group to pass it up the chain (cause we do business with them). But they have to do what's right for them too as a business, when they do their cost analysis. But, I also understand in what gets sponsored will get on or published etc... If we still had DAZ, we would definitely be on that, as we always felt that was not only important for us, but for the community/region. I can honestly say, we don't utilize the Fargo TV stations regularly because of this. We have for certain things but not on a regular basis. Again, I think any business owner around here will tell you they do the best they can, but they just can't do everything. Basic point of this response being. I think the issue is a fairly complex one. Not just black & white. Why are they not doing it? Could honestly have a variety of answers that are all correct, when it gets right down to it.
  11. Jake Marto was fantastic football player, so was Robbie Bina, and Ryan Potulny for Red River before he left. There are plenty of examples but in the last 10 to 15 years there are fewer and fewer that play multi sports. All my kids are now done with high school. The last one 7 years ago. But the one thing I noticed with a couple of coaches over the years either in youth sports or high school, some coaches tell your kid to play as many sports as possible and very much mean it to their core. But there are a couple of coaches who will say they believe in playing many sports...but then quietly will use the word--- but. For example they will say "you can play other sports....but...." Honestly, my kids were involved in all sorts of activities, they had fun, and we had fun watching them, none were superstars, and that's perfectly alright. In the end, I'm a everybody will figure out whats right for them, kind of person.
  12. Although, a person will not be able to walk straight through the hall to the Alerus as the Alerus Center ballrooms will continue to serve as the CoVid vaccination site going on for 65 and up on Saturdays. Doors 5 & 6 entry will be for people utilizing the vaccination site with no cross traffic from Canad.
  13. Just 6 total turnovers today. 10 or less will give a team a chance every time. With the no penalty transfer now, this staff and team/school may have to fight to keep Ihenacho, I’m afraid. His assist to turnover ratio as a freshman is already impressing, and his ability to rebound from his position is a great trait. I hope he likes it here, because I like watching him. It was fun to see the team play at this level this weekend.
  14. I may get flamed by saying this but I really don’t think you can score compare or even record compare this year. This Denver team could very well have a couple wins...but have found ways to lose(not very good teams do) They trailed by 3 with about 5 to go at NDSU (Friday) and found a way to see that get away. They were down 84-81 in the final moments against Oral Roberts and saw that slip away. Actually could have beat ORU either night. Plus, Coach Horstman said in the lead up that they expected Robert Jones 6’10 player from Prior Lake to be back this game and that completely changes that team- as he was out since before Christmas. And boy did he. 17 points 7 rebounds and really he only looked about 90%. Cause he ran the floor way better against us last year than he did today. I would take him on our team in heart beat. Having him & Fil on the floor on the same team would be fun. Jase Townsend is one of the top players in the Summit. He scored 20 plus at least 12 times last year, and had 35 against ORU this season. The problem tonight is that we had our hands on him on DHO’s even 25 feet from the basket (the refs were calling it tight...but it was that way both ways, we’ve got to understand and adjust) and while we led by 13, he kept getting to go to the free throw line on fouls and he’s one of the best foul shooters in the league at 92%. Meanwhile during that same stretch we were 0 for 4 from the line and couldn’t hit anything. This was all late first half and even though we still led by 5 at the half, it felt like we were trailing- then Rebraca picked up his 3rd relatively quickly followed by his 4th a short time later...at that point, I wouldn’t have been surprised if we would fold. But sometimes you got to win ugly. Couple of game balls tonight- Brady Danielson- hit a couple of 3’s and added a nice 3 point play. Mitchell Sueker some nice boards. Ihenacho had a solid game but 6 turnovers, credit DU for putting the much smaller Eastmond on him and while Ihenacho is more talented, the way Eastmond moves he does well to stay in front. I think he’s just behind Tyree in steals on the season per game, and I can see why. I’m taking the win. It looks pretty clear that this team is going to at least finish mid pack. Whether it’s 4, 5, or 6 is to be determined. Lets see if they can get their first sweep of the season tomorrow.
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