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    UND (4-3) vs Idaho (2-4) 12/1 3 PM

    I’m pretty certain that Seales has killed zones from that area of the floor throughout his career. I recall him doing it to E Wash and several others. I call statements like that selective recall- just throw it out there, hoping no-one actually challenges it. The veterans had a tough day, no doubt. But this team got plenty of wide open looks for the shooters, but on this day, the shooters just didn’t make them. If there is a concern from what I saw, it was defensively as the game wore. Idaho was tougher with ball on offense, on their drives etc... UND was not physically tough on defense as the 2nd half wore on. You can encourage a kid to be tough, but if he’s a pussy now he’s probably a pussy always...its tough to change guys when comes to that stuff. Toughness is more than just a strength and conditioning thing. Also, Walter today had 4 really good assists that I saw, and you need some good passers against the zone. Plus he has shown throughout his career he can hit perimeter shot, unfortunately it isn’t falling right now. I’m not entirely sure what the expectations should be with this team considering there were 11 players that started the year having not played D1 basketball. I know this, if Rebraca has anything close to this game when he played against UVU or Montana State we probably win those. But he has a good game today, but really needed some others to chip in like an Avants or a Seales or Brown or Moody, but they didn’t and now North Dakota has lost 3 in a row. As far as I know we didn’t get the Fab 5 arriving out of all these 1st year players. But there are some pieces, unfortunately there most likely will be a great deal of growing pains in the near term with hopes of this team hitting its stride, maybe not even this year, but probably next year. I think Hazekamp and Brooks need to play a little more. All of this is just my opinion.
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    UND (3-1) vs Concordia (NE) (4-3) 11/20 7 PM

    Players can choose to redshirt before the season. As has been described on the broadcasts, Hazekamp was asked if he would like to redshirt but he wanted to play right away. Not sure Jal was approached the same way. But each incoming player knows they have the option to take a redshirt. Radio pre-game show said last night if this was late season, Walter would have played both the Morris game and the Concordia game, however...his injury does not appear to major as Ralston said he saw him on the bike a little at practice the last few days. I think they are just taking a cautious approach at this point of the season. I think both Rebraca and Walter offer a nice 1-2 punch at that power forward spot. This year I’ve also been pleasantly surprised with Brooks- has a good motor. Even if it’s only for 3 to 6 minutes a game, he might be able to give just enough in his role, and he seems to embrace it. Hazekamp was a little off last night but I’ve liked him so far, as he’s taller than Moody and get his shot up and over players. I’ve gone into the year thinking there will be good moments and bad in each game this season. I just like that there seems to be a nice core, that can build to the future.
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    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    There were lots of people on this board that picked Ketteringham as the starter out of spring ball, let alone out of fall camp. Plus, Bubba is the Head Coach. He is certainly capable of over ruling and making the change. I mean they video every practice and game right. What are they seeing when they grade every practice, let alone game.
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    UND - Northern Arizona Game Day Thread

    I think UND went for it on 4th down on the first series of the game after collecting a turnover, agianst Idaho. Couldn’t pick up a 4th and a 1/2 yard. How could anyone be confident going for it on 4th down after that? Especially, if your supposed to be this “physical” running football team. This team as the year progressed, couldn’t really move anyone. After running “at will” at Sac State, the runningbacks really didn’t have much to run through on a regular basis after that game. If you want to have an identity as a running team, you best have the “Hoss’”. Its apparent they don’t yet. And its not close. And sadly if NK is suppose the QB that won the job out of fall camp, then what does that say about the rest of the QB’s on the roster. Lot’s of questionable decisions by Ketteringham over the last 4 games. Plain headscratchers. Just doesn’t seem to have a great Football IQ. I think Sac St. saw that and were more than happy to let him go. Sadly, he’s our problem now with a below average offensive front.
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    UND vs Northland 11/6 7:07 PM

    Hopefully, this team will continue to make the passes to find the open man. That was encouraging. Coudreau, didnt make many of his shots but I think he will get better and better as he plays more in his career. He’ll need to get stronger too. So not too worried on that end. Hazekamp, Saddler, and Brooks bring good energy when they step on the court, if they continue to bring it consistently, that will be net positve. Jal needs to get a lot stronger...no surprise there. Too early to tell what the overall prognosis will be, but there was some encouraging signs that this young group will provide some hope for the future. Just not sure, if it will be this year.
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    Facilities Master Plan

    The HPC is a closed facility, unless it’s being used for open to the public events like spring game, track meets and even Halloween Bash this coming Wednesday night.
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    2018-19 Season

    Who knows what the team will wear? As it was rumored that Adidas sent uniforms in Bison Green. Nothing says we are excited to have you as a partner and will pay attention to your details and your needs by sending uniforms in the wrong color. Lol
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    Indian nicknames in the news

    You are probably right but I will at least submit these 3 names for argument sake...Mark Taylor?, Dixon Ward?, Teeder Wynne?
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    Indian nicknames in the news

    You are correct. What have I been following all these years? I learned an important lesson... always look for the blue check mark
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    Indian nicknames in the news

    I don't think that's the official twitter page of the NCAA Ice Hockey
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    What's Needed At The Alerus?

    Other schools have a band or pipe in music after 1st downs etc... listen to the band play here while Washington is at the line of scrimmage 11:15 mark on link, and this happens all game long at Husky Stadium. You make it sound like music doesn't happen anywhere, when teams are on offense. I argue, it happens nearly everywhere else, but they usually cut it as the team breaks huddle and approaches the line of scrimmage. Isn't that pretty much what they do at the Alerus when we are on offense? I've never heard music playing when the UND QB is in his cadence at home. You make it sound like our lineman can't hear our QB, but I hear our QB cadence plenty of times sitting in my seat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAUNLSCvllE
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    UND - Sam Houston Game Day Thread

    I think if it was the Herald's decision, they would continue to print a Monday Herald and continue to have a standard deadline. So calling the Herald in Grand Forks, personally I don't think will move the needle. Heck, they'll probably agree with you. I would say complaints would have to go much higher than that...to where corporate is. Honestly, WDAZ TV continues to be whittled down as well as they now get news/sports etc every weekend from WDAY in Fargo. Even Friday nights now, they will have some sports package from Fargo. It's the same company. I also, wonder if we (meaning business owners etc in GF) are somewhat to blame. Have we bought enough advertising in the past with the Herald/WDAZ etc. Maybe, maybe not. Each business has to determine their own budget and has to find it's own best ways to reach eyeballs and ears etc, that works best for them. And the fact of the matter is, people who actually get a copy of the paper of is actually down. I still do, but my wife almost never reads it. She goes online. I've rarely seen my kids grab one, as they too just go online. They think I'm old and weird for when I do read an actual paper so that's nothing new.
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    UND - Sam Houston Game Day Thread

    The GF Herald is no longer printing it's paper in GF. Corporate decision. This isn't a Wayne, Tom or Brad decision at all, but with a now 7pm deadline, every sport now in this region, high school, racing, or UND Hockey, Football, Basketball, Volleyball etc...coverage will never make the next day "paper" edition. I just read the stories on the web. I will be honest, I don't utilize the print edition like I used to. I do have some great headlines that I've framed from previous championships won- in the man cave...so that is the one thing that will be a major disappointment in the future, if/when UND wins championships. A person like me, would go out buy that next day paper and frame it, now it doesn't look like that will be possible. Other than that, I've just had to get more into the routine of going online to read the stories, which typically are there even before a print edition anyway.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    I'm not convinced UMKC, would be coming back. They are in a city that cares about the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC, not to mention the split between KU and Mizzou. Actually, it's a great school if your pursuing academics, plus it has med school, but they just can't get anyone to support Roos athletics. The community or even the school community isn't interested in following for that matter. My feeling is that if they ever move again, it will be to drop down, either D2 or NAIA. In my humble opinion, I can't count on them.
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    2018-19 Season

    You're right. That's a great story of the scheduling challenges of a school not in a Power 5. A person can probably multiply those struggles in the case of North Dakota. Maybe not in the fact that we make anyone nervous...not this year anyway (maybe a couple of years ago that was the case) But definitely in other factors. When I asked an assistant several years ago about the budget paying to bring in a team he smiled and said "what budget?" (humor but a lot of truth in that statement). I don't envy our staff when trying to line games up. That really has to be a very unnecessary headache each an every year the staff, although it appears their not alone in their struggles in trying to try to put something/anything together year to year. At least Loyola has some budget to try buy a game, I'm fairly certain that's a luxury UND doesn't have. There's always hope. Maybe someday.