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  1. JackJD

    Summit League MBB

    One might say just about everything went wrong in SDSU's first meeting the Carleton Ravens Men. There's little question Carlton is a great basketball team. The Jacks finished 2-2 in the trip to Canada. Here are some of the stats from each of the four games. GAME 1: On 8/9/18, SDSU 76, McGill 69. Skyler Flatten led the Jacks with 22 and Brandon Key had 20. Mike Daum had eight points. Jacks shot 40.9% from the field. GAME 2: 8/10/18, Carleton University Ravens 113, SDSU 51. The Jacks got stomped the whole way. David Jenkins was the top scorer for SDSU with 15. The Jacks shot 38.2% for the game. Mike Daum had eight points. Carleton shot 59.5% including 15 three-pointers. Carleton finished third in the Canadian National Tournament last season and the nucleus from that team returned this year. GAME 3: 8/11/18, SDSU 93, U of Ottawa 77. SDSU shot 52.4% including a dozen three-pointers. Jacks led by David Jenkins jr. with 30 and Mike Daum had 22. GAME 4: 8/12/18: Jackrabbits returned to Carleton for a rematch. Carleton 83, SDSU 64. Jacks shot 32.3% from the field but in this game Carleton's shooting cooled off compared to the first game. In the first half, the Jacks led most of the way, holding Carleton to just 26.3% from the field which included making just 1 of 10 three point shot attempts. Carleton got on track in the second half, finishing the game 44.3% from the field (compare to the first game: 59.5% with 15 three-pointers). Several SDSU freshman played well. Mike Daum led the Jacks in scoring with 18. David Jenkins Jr and Skyler Flatten each had 17. Carleton is a legit basketball power. As noted by SiouxVolley in an earlier post: Carleton beat Cincinnatti and Ole' Miss earlier in the week. Those scores were: Carleton 86, Cincinnati 67 (August 6) and Carleton 81, Ole' Miss 63 (August 8).
  2. JackJD

    Summit League MBB

    SDSU had a rematch with Carleton today (Sunday). Carleton 83, SDSU 64. Carleton would be a top 10 NCAA team.
  3. JackJD

    Twins ?

    Former SDSU Jackrabbit Blake Treinen throwing a 98-mph sinker as the A's top closer: https://www.mlb.com/cut4/blake-treinen-throws-98-mph-sinkers-vs-blue-jays/c-277335368
  4. JackJD

    2019 UND Recruiting

    The SDSU indoor facility (called the SJAC for "Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex") is ground level.
  5. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    You are right! I have always had it backwards in my head. I looked up Miller on the internet and learned he was at NDSU for two years (head of physical education) before going to USD and from USD he went to UND. I found a good bio on Miller here: http://www.nacda.com/sports/nacda/spec-rel/040715aaa.html
  6. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    That's true. It's primarily a matter of repurposing and maximizing the utility of existing space. Fortunately for USD, the space is there for an increase in seating. I've looked at the preliminary drawings of the USD renovations and I think they're doing a good job working within the confines of the DakotaDome. They'll add some "boxes" that can help increase revenue. Some space that will be "lost" was replaced by the new basketball arena which is attached to the DakotaDome. If my memory serves me, USD hired away from UND, Carl Miller as AD in the early 1970s to lead the athletic department through the DakotaDome development and construction.
  7. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    I understand the plans are underway to increase the seating by something like 2000 to 3000 seats. The plan has cleared the approval stage (SD Board of Regents earlier this year) and they are now putting the money together (mix of donations and bonded indebtedness). They will replace and expand the West side seating, add/improve locker room space etc., all of which can be done in the DakotaDome without changing the main structure. https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/university-of-south-dakota-moves-forward-with-dakotadome/
  8. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    Not sure why the above was written. Since moving up to D1, SDSU has won two conference titles (Great West Football Conf in 2007 and Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2016 [co-champs with NDSU]) and advanced to FCS playoffs seven times (2009; '12; '13; '14; '15; '16; and '17). The SDSU stadium was completed and open for the 2016 season.
  9. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    I would think the same if I was a UND fan. The final three or four weeks of the football season in Grand Forks compared to Brookings have the potential to be very different. When UND enters the MVFC, I am sure I will make the trip to Grand Forks and there will be days when I appreciate an indoor game.
  10. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    With apologies to those who think that facts about SDSU's stadium don't merit much attention on UND's fan message board (and they really don't but I wanted to respond to Superfan since he seems to be such a friendly fellow). I want to confirm one point in particular: Highest attended home game in SDSU's 2016 season was Youngstown State as I had earlier written. 17,730 on 10/.22/16. It was SDSU's annual "Hobo Day" homecoming. The USD game that season was played in Brookings 11/22/16 before 15,345. Source: gojacks.com, football, 2016 season record. There's no question that as the weather gets colder, the crowds get smaller. I'm in the camp of those optimists who believe that if we continue to have good success and bring in good opponents, the crowds will show up. Look, I attended December Vikings games at the old Met Stadium when it looked like the crowd was more prepared to go ice fishing than watch football. Those were fun times. I haven't been to a Packers home game but my friends who are Packers fans seem to talk mostly about the coldest game days as being the best. Clarification on one other statement: The $65 million for the stadium was not all donated money. About half was donated and the other approx. half was funded through the sale of bonds. The indoor facility, the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex, had a cost of about $32 million -- all donations. Playoff game attendance has been a mystery to me. No question in my mind the weather along with sometimes unfamiliar foes, and conflicts with Thanksgiving etc. combine to cause poor attendance. Some may also guess that SDSU's football "traditions" prior to moving to Division I were not strong and so the fan support was lacking. I think there's a learning curve. I've been to all football playoff games in Brookings (I live in Watertown) and I'm convinced that if the Jacks can continue to be successful, the crowds will show up. We have fans living in Watertown and Sioux Falls, both less than an hour away, who have climbed on the bandwagon since the transition to Div 1 and are now season ticket holders. That's where I expect a lot of the growth and consistent program support to come from. UNDBiz is right: any indoor stadium would have been significantly more expensive than the stadium just completed. It's an easy trip from Grand Forks to Brookings...looking forward to seeing the UND fans when UND joins the MVFC in 20-21.
  11. JackJD

    Memorial Stadium

    I attended one game at UND's Memorial Stadium...1975. UND beat the Jackrabbits 35-14 (revenge for the SDSU 55, UND 6 win in Brookings in 1974 (I had to look at the media guide to be reminded of those results). In those years, the UND v SDSU game usually fell mid-season. I recall the weather in Grand Forks for the 1975 game was cold and a little windy but there was no snow. I have not been in the Alerus Center. Some info on SDSU's stadium, opened in 2016: SDSU built its new stadium (completed by 2016 season) to facilitate a growing fan base. The weather in Brookings in November usually is very tolerable for outdoor football. I think SDSU fans overwhelmingly wanted to continue playing outdoor football. The combined season home-game attendance trend line since SDSU moved to D-1 justified building the 19,340-capacity stadium, a $65 million facility. To build an indoor facility that can accommodate the crowds we're getting would have been cost prohibitive. To build an indoor stadium now for under $100 million would have resulted in a seating capacity that could not handle some of the crowds we've had. (When we built the new stadium, SDSU spent more than $100 million in athletic facilities that year including the indoor practice facility and track.) The revenue stream from the new stadium is easily meeting (and exceeding) projections . If the growth in the fan base continues, the place will rock no matter the temperature like so many other outdoor stadiums in the country (I'd like to see us do what U of Montana does). I've missed one home football game in the past 10 year and that was an early-season game and not weather related (somebody was dumb enough to set a wedding on a Saturday in the Fall so I gave my tickets to a good friend). The two largest crowds in the first two years of the stadium's life, were both late-season games: 17,730 for Youngstown State on 10/22/16 (of which only a few hundred were YSU fans and the rest were SDSU fans); and 18,130, the stadium record set last season, 11/4/17, for the NDSU game (NDSU had a nice crowd, I'd estimate 1500 to 1800 Bison fans...they'll claim more). We had six regular-season home games and hosted one playoff game in 2016 and six regular-season home games and two playoff games in 2017. Six of the regular-season games in the past two years had crowds in excess of 15,000. In addition to the YSU and NDSU games mentioned, the third greatest crowd at the stadium was 16,887 against Cal Poly 9/17/16. SDSU's stadium was designed for easy expansion on the east side (foundation; footings, in the ground). If we somehow get to the point where we routinely sell out then the capacity will be increased. The SDSU stadium facility is available for year-round use. There are meeting rooms including one particularly large room (the "71 Club" during football games) which is condusive to large events like wedding receptions. The stadium was opened in August of 2016 with a Luke Bryan, Little Big Town concert with about 24,000 in attendance.
  12. JackJD

    Summit League MBB

    Other conference news: SDSU's Mike Daum confirms he'll be in a Jackrabbit uniform for final season: https://www.argusleader.com/story/sports/college/south-dakota-state-university/2018/05/02/mike-daum-excited-back-south-dakota-state-big-senior-season/573147002/
  13. JackJD

    Summit League MBB

    The discussion on the merits of going to Sioux Falls brings to mind a true story: I ran on SDSU's track team a long time ago in the NCC days. In that particular time, SDSU and UNI were the dominant track teams in the conference. During the spring of about my junior year, four guys from UND's track team showed up at the SDSU track practice. I knew one of the guys - competed against him -- good guy. He came up to me and inquired about whether our coach would approve of the four UND guys training with us that week. The coach said that was fine with him. I asked the UND guy I knew what they were doing in Brookings. He said they were on Spring Break. I couldn't believe it: "You came to Brookings for spring break?" The guy laughed and admitted they went "south" for a spring break trip,. He told me about the snow and weather when they had left Grand Forks a day or two before. Ouch. True story. The weather in Sioux Falls during the Summit League Tourney is usually -- but not always -- better by a long shot than the weather in Grand Forks. I've been to every Summit League Tourney since SDSU joined and will continue to go even if SDSU doesn't have a team in the tourney. I hope a lot of UND fans can make the annual trip. If you can get a room in the Sheraton Hotel attached to the convention center and the Premier Center, you can stay indoors the entire weekend and watch a lot of great basketball. I live about 90 minutes from Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls is a growing city with a lot of good restaurants etc. I'm looking forward to UND joining the Summit League.
  14. While much of the attendance is local, the hotels fill up anyway. I live 80 minutes away from Sioux Falls and have attended every Summit League Tourney held in Sioux Falls (10). The fans I know who live in Brookings (easy 40-minute drive) stay in Sioux Falls for the tourney. I book my hotel room at the Sheraton for the next year when I'm checking out at the completion of the current tourney. The Sheraton is attached by indoor walkways to the Premier Center and the Sheraton sells out for the tourney. Other hotels near the venue fill up too. UND basketball fans may want to consider booking rooms now for next year's tourney (stay as close to the venue as possible -- beer is sold in the Premier Center . Even if a fan's team doesn't make the championship, it's still great basketball and the start of March Madness, the best time of the year for BB fans.
  15. JackJD

    UND (4-5) @ SDSU (8-4) 12/12 7 PM

    Game stats here: http://www.gojacks.com/boxscore.aspx?path=mbball&id=8775
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