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  1. TheFlop

    COMMITTED Sioux Recruits

    He'd really struggle trying to get assists on this UND team where the leading scorer only has 6g then. Better off for him to find another place to play.
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    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    You show your lack of knowledge by comparing Casey Johnson to several forwards on your list. Casey was brought in to be a depth defensemen, nothing else. The fact that he is able to get in the lineup at forward is an indictment on the lack of talent there. In other words, it wasn't an either or type of decision between Johnson and most if not all of those guys on your list.
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    North Dakota at Omaha - January 18-19, 2019

    A UND sweep is needed for the team's season vital signs to start registering again.
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    former players

    It is an absolute shame. I visited with someone that played hockey for Bemidji around the same time and you could tell years later it still affected him. Even a bigger shame that the brother destroyed another family while driving years after his drunk driving accident with George.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    I don't think anyone would argue that if golf is ever obsolote that something different should be done with the land, but golf seems like it is far from obsolete. That being said, if Kennedy had more of a plan for the land (I.e. entertainment options for students that could help replace what was being lost) and had presented that plan to the Richards family in a respectful manner I'm guessing they would have been more receptive to it too versus the phony "we need to get out of the running a profitable golf course business" line.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Almost worth a down vote for the Caddyshack 2 reference lol. Randy Quaid needed a bigger role to save that movie.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Even the Bison fan on this thread can see this for what it was. Which administrator/person associated with UND at a high level was invested (or had a relative invested in) a construction firm or development company that stood to profit from throwing up a bunch of new apartments on Ray Richards?
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    So a board member changed the initial agreement/understanding with the Richards family?
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Try again. There hasn't been any information presented showing that Ray Richards was a money drain. Most reports are that it made a small profit each year. Like I said, I can't stand golf but I respect that alot of people utilize the courses in town. It's laughable that Kennedy ever tried to paint Ray Richards as a budget issue with the bloated administration full of executive assistant vice president making $100k+ a year that he hasn't done anything to fix.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Come on, with the stunt that Kennedy pulled you are gonna question a donor that might want a little bit of a guarantee that Kennedy won't try screwing them over again a couple of years down the road?
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Wasn't the area around the Ralph supposed to be a mini University village at one point? Outside of Jimmy John's and a few expensive apartments how has that plan worked out for students? If Ray Richards hadn't been saved it would have turned into McEnroe Place bldgs 5-10.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Yeah but whose needs changed that justified closing Ray Richards in the first place? Developers that are running out of room downtown? I'd say a more accurate example in this case would be if virtual golf/golf sims ever became much more popular than traditional golf. At that point it would be reasonable to repurpose part of the course. I think that's still a ways off in the future.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    I'm not a golfer.....actually can't stand the sport...but "ridiculous" is pointing to a fully paid off mature golf course as more of a budget issue then all of the administrative bloat at UND (that does not help the students or the larger community). Also when they first announced the potential closure, the GM of the course said the course always turned a profit.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    It's not a ridiculous comparison at all. Someone stood to benefit from Ray Richards no longer being a golf course. When the course was initially closed the good old "vibrancy" term was being thrown around. Start there I suspect.
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    Kennedy vs donors... again?

    Kennedy is the definition of pompous. Kudos to the family of Ray Richards for standing up to him and exposing him. It would be very interesting to "follow the money" on this one and see who stood to benefit the most if Ray Richards would have been developed with apartments/commercial.
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