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    UND @ Western Michigan -- Saturday

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    UND Budget Cuts

    More than likely a great many people who currently work at UND will be looking for work in the near term. As another round of serious cuts seems to be inevitable. It never is a fun process, and in visiting with a neighbor who is employed on campus, it sounds like if the last round was fun for moral, this next round could be a real kick in the groin. It's beyond belief that not a single one of the people who will most likely soon be in the swath of the next round of budget cuts couldn't do this exact job for less or around the same money and not have to have a commuting budget. And the dollars of paying someone who actually lives in the region, most likely Grand Forks, but maybe out of town...Manvel, Thompson, maybe even Hillsboro orMayville (who knows where a person hangs their hat), wouldn't it be nice to have those dollars would be spent in communities that need it like the ones I just mentioned? That's part of the reason I like having the University in Grand Forks, as the people who work and live here, utilize my business...and not just some businesses in North Carolina. To me, it is unfathomable in just how again no one in Twamley, can seem to see the poor optics of something like this. It shouldn't surprise me...but somehow it still does.
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    NDSUCKS Dump Thread

    The formula was designed and discovered during Ag research down there...it was a eureka like discovery when they found what served as a tranquilizer for cattle, also served as a workout recovery product for the student athletes. Now with this coming out...I heard the East Germans are on line 1, and very interested in how the program all works. Seriously, forget the NCAA people in Indy for the time being. This investigation should be starting hard and fast by their Athletic Compliance Department...that is why they are there. However, my understanding over the years has been that that area of their department has had more than a glass completely full of yellow kool aid approach to things. Which would mean they more than likely won’t be all that interested in finding answers to this ordeal. I would be shocked if proven otherwise.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    I actually don't disagree. Needs do change. And in the end, if that was the end of the golf course 2 years ago, although sad, I made my peace with it. My kids played there quite a bit up until the end(Because it was easy to get there) , but things and needs change. But now the University will be greatly having to re-invest to get the course up and running. Their own decisions are to blame for that. They could have operated it as a golf course for 2 years right up until they poured concrete for the first bit of "vibrancy". Things may have in this instance...not necessarily the "need"..but things changed and now with a tough state budget outlook coming...UND looks like they will be having to sink an unnecessary amount of money just to get things up and running, when if they just would have kept in running until the apartments went up, they would have been laughing all the way to the bank. Sure hindsight can be 20/20 but I tend to believe that there was absolutely no sight used when this initially went down, by several high up decision makers on campus. Unfortunately, one of them is now retired. She should be called back to respond to her ineptitude. Heck she should have been fired for the REAC embarrassing debacle, and then she would have never been around to lead the point on these misguided decisions.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    I belive it’s incredibly disingenuous to try to say that Ray Richards was hemorrhaging money. To my knowledge there was some years that they finished 5k to 15k in the positive after everything was paid. Which was then siphoned away by Twamley. And there was some years that it finished behind 5K to 15k. Then Twamley would be like”where is our money?” Honestly, it could’ve been a lot worse, considering some of the other golf courses out there. In fact it seemed to me that the course was trying to be as good of steward as possible, by not costing the University huge sums. Let’s not forget the 80s and 90s when the University was actually raking anything the golf course made to pay for a U PD position. Please explain how that even makes sense? We don’t know if the GFCC loses money, we wouldn’t know...unless your are member and get a year end assessment indicating you need to make up the difference. And there have been some years I have gotten one... so yes we’ve been short at years end. And we will never know about Kings Walk, as the Park District can supplement if need be. So it sounds to me Ray Richards within the context of what it was adding tothe university was a nice perk. When talking to a former University employee, he said... in today’s day and age it’s important to have things that add to the experience. What does your university that others around you, may not? Maybe not all students and faculty will play golf, but some do. Other institutions manage courses across the country, it can be done. And it appears to me that it was being done. Sadly, this is an optics nightmare. But secondly, these people who have been making these decisions, seem so utterly inept at business acumen they should inquire about enrolling in some remedial business courses, at the business school. If they applied at my business, they wouldn’t get an interview as their track record in this instance has been alarmingly bad.
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    UND (6-7) vs Fort Wayne (8-7) 12/28 7 PM

    I agree with this. I desperately want to see him take a step. I think he will. Rebraca did not have a great game, but I think he will come around too. Definitely need him to. Maybe, the round about point I was going for initially is that even some of our leading scorer’s will need to continue to lift their games if this team is going to take a step this season. Who was the player/individual on bench not dressed on Saturday? New player? He wasnt there at the beginning of the season.
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    UND (6-7) vs Fort Wayne (8-7) 12/28 7 PM

    Moody was 7 for 20. Not great if you ask me. So far in games against division 1 competition, that is considered a good game for him, in comparison to previous games. Add in that he gets lost on D a lot. when you go empty you on one end, and because you give up an easy one on the other end because you don’t get to where you are suppose to be on helpside defense(for example) isn’t contributing to a plus/minus that is going to look all that great.
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    UND (6-7) vs Fort Wayne (8-7) 12/28 7 PM

    I know that Moody is a fan favorite but at 6 for 16 is dreadful efficiency. And he’s a liability defensively often times when I watch. Seales should play at the 4 and never get the ball unless he is around the lane. He is a useless player on the perimeter. Teams know he is dreadful at shooting the 3, so they defend him to drive which is easy when a player essentially is one dimensional. First half D was really not good. granted they hit some tough shots but must be tougher to play against. That was the game. Listened to the pre-game show, and the UND assistant that had the scout essentially said that every time Avants would catch in on the block expect 2 or 3 defenders to run at him. That’s exactly what I saw. Got to pass out of it, which he did, but that’s also why we aren’t getting a lot of points out Connor on a day like to day. Also have to make the shots. UND was dreadful at that in the 1st. I think it finished 18 assists in 25 makes which is very respectable, just think how many more assists there would be if they make 1st half shots Quiet bright spot today...Walter. Marlon played hard, but I get frustrated seeing too many of his perimeter shots hit the side of the rim. Not sure what Atelbauers did to get in dog house but I thought he looked alright at Kentucky so he can’t be terrible. Also, Igbanugo was a positive as well, they said in post game his last several practices were excellent. Good to hear that if you practice well, you can earn your time. I don’t want to cheer for a team that just gives guys their spot. Earn it. And Igbanugo did.
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    UND Budget Cuts

    https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/4549094-biggest-cuts-great-depression-north-dakota-budget-proposal-calls-higher-ed Let the fun of cutting continue. Must not have cut nearly enough the last go round.
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    UND (6-6) @ UNI (4-7) 12/22 1PM

    Um pretty sure I saw a play. Moody started under the hoop and set a screen behind him for Rebraca- Moody rolled away and cut to the perimeter while Rebraca came down the lane of the screen and was opening up. Walter did a duck in under the hoop to put 2 of our bigs at the hoop. Actually, it was there if the pass gets to either of them. So there was a play...sorry to disappoint so many, and it wasn’t that far off from coming off either. I thought it was a good play. It was unfortunate it didn’t quite work out.
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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.