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  1. https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/traffic-and-construction/4032414-UND-says-University-Avenue-is-still-on-track-to-be-finished-by-mid-August
  2. https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/government-and-politics/4598016-hogwash-kennedy-comments-draw-wide-criticism-community-state Detailed and even-handed article from the Herald, especially considering the title
  3. Colorado has a 14 day waiting period once finalists are named before the job can be offered.. Details included in this article. http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_32567097
  4. MM or jim may be able to provide the exact verbiage since they put it together. Essentially it said what has been mentioned in this thread and I'm going to have to paraphrase. "Tim was a respected member of our internet community and our Sprig would be missed by all. From SiouxSports." I liked it that his online moniker was listed. Really sad to say goodbye.
  5. The flowers and note from the SiouxSports family at Tim's service were beautiful.
  6. Over the last several years, I was able to attend a few games (basketball, football and hockey) with sprig. Great man and a wonderful fan. He will be missed.
  7. It's also important to remember that the Englestads don't limit their power plays to UND Presidents. Ralph was also instrumental in getting Terry Wanless replaced as AD. That led to a couple of bad AD hirings that set the department back dramatically from the success of the late 90's. Wanless was not even invited to the press conference when "The Ralph" was announced. These kinds of tactics are very similar to the ones employed by KEM.
  8. If by no money coming in, you mean $41.6M (FY 2014), $48.3M (FY 2015), $33.4M (FY 2016), $40M (FY 2017) and $34.7M (FY2018) in new gifts, pledges grants and bequests to the UND Foundation. What were the totals the last five years that we had the Sioux name because I'm having a hard time locating those numbers? https://undalumni.org/file/documents/financial/final_annual_report_on_giving.pdf
  9. Those are extremely generous donations.
  10. In that case, I happily stand corrected. I should have said no donations outside of The Ralph and MIH, but if they donated to academics then I admit I was wrong. I certainly don't begrudge any decisions that the Engelstads or anyone else want to make with their money. If they no longer want to donate to UND, that's their prerogative. I just don't like the idea that donations are used to threaten the university.
  11. You’re right. The IAC made coaches beg for their sports and then recommended the untenable position of keeping all 21 sports and increasing funding. At that point, Kennedy evaluated the situation and made the absolute correct call to eliminate WIH and its $2M annual loss. I give him immense credit for making the right decision that he knew would be unpopular. In my opinion, none of the current KEM drama has anything to do with WIH. At no point, has KEM or anyone associated with The Ralph argued for WIH. That speaks volumes. I don’t think Ralph ever imagined MIH having to share The Ralph when he conceived it. KEM loves to threaten UND with hypothetical donations that are likely to never materialize regardless of what the university does in the future. To my knowledge, no new donations have been initiated by the Engelstads since Ralph passed away.
  12. UND averaged 1,009 paid attendance for their matches in that tournament compared to roughly 200 for WIH. That's a pretty substantial difference in paid attendance.
  13. I agree that WIH deserved the ax based on total cost, but attendance was 35% higher (paid and unpaid) at Volleyball during the 2016 year. Volleyball - 17,433 (16 matches) - Avg. 1,090 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_volleyball_RB/2017/Attend.pdf Women's Ice Hockey - 15,344 (19 games) - Avg. 807 http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/w_icehockey_rb/2018/attend.pdf
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