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  1. For those who thought the NCAA would "fight back" against the states, they just folded. No matter what the NCAA tries to say, it is pay to play. Kids will get agents to get paid for signing autographs and their imagery while attending college. I assume the NCAA will try to set up some guidelines on this, but good luck with that. Colleges will now likely hire folks to help the athletes navigate this course of action. You can find this on your preferred news channel, but here is the official info from the NCAA via this link: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/board-governors-starts-process-enhance-name-image-and-likeness-opportunities The NCAA has now gone down a very bad path in my opinion. Very bad precedent, but the NCAA will likely look to make dollars from this.
  2. I loved what one of the Russians were quoted about Comtois (before the tourney), comparing him to a soccer player rather than a hockey player. He is too good of a talent to do what he is doing, and even the Canadian announcers were a little tongue tied on a couple of his antics. I think you will see a different Comtois in the quarters, and it will be interesting to see how focused they are. If the US gets both Hughes brothers going, and stop the D Hughes from trying to do too much, it will be a great Canada- US game for the gold.
  3. KSSioux


    Thanks for your comments on the bidding owl auction. I was lucky enough to win the first Morelli that was put up for auction a while back, and will definitely say the quality was exceptional. Not sure if this is the second or third of the extras that they have offered for auction, but the winner will be satisfied. Watching the game Saturday, I agree the sweaters did not look as high of quality, but still obviously awesome sweaters. You will notice that the Saturday sweaters did not have the "Sammy Sioux" logo. There were also some other differences that you will see comparing the bidding owl Morelli with the ones Saturday.
  4. After over 50+ pages of "discussion" on this issue, I wanted to find out how UND compares with other universities regarding the sports revenues. Do other schools actually make money on the sports they provide? I was tired of seeing the trashing of donors, other people wanting to tell them how the money is spent, and the biggest joke that the university would be a better steward of that money. What I found out was not surprising. There are very few of the universities in the NCAA system that are making money off of sports, which looks like around 20 schools out of the more than 1000 colleges and universities that are part of the NCAA. Here is a link to the Politifact article to back that up: http://www.politifact.com/virginia/statements/2014/dec/22/jim-moran/moran-says-only-20-colleges-make-profit-sports/ The NCAA pulls in right at $1Billion dollars in revenue and a great deal of that revenue goes to P5 schools. They do not allocate funding evenly across the board to all schools. A better picture of the issues with college athletics is in the following Washington Post article which also verifies that very few schools "profit" from athletics. They spend more money on athletics than they take in from athletics. These large schools can pull in $125 - 200 million dollars in sports revenue, but spend it as fast as they make it. That also did not surprise me, as I do not think UND would be any different. http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/sports/wp/2015/11/23/running-up-the-bills/?utm_term=.7800ce2592cc You can look further and find out that a large portion of money comes from sales of merchandise. That obviously varies from school to school. If you have a program like hockey at UND that drives a big part of merchandise sales. Ticket sales are not the prominent driver of revenue for any school. We should be glad to have donors that fund athletics, as that is not the purpose for colleges and universities, but are a benefit to those universities and help to drive the attendance and passion for the school. There may be some issues with the contract, and contracts can be negotiated, but the university needs to understand the value of donors. Other sports do benefit from the status of hockey at UND by merchandise sales along with keeping donors excited. A large donor should have more say in how their money is spent. The Engelstad's have given money beyond athletics to UND, and that should be appreciated. I know any donations that I make now to the university are going to be very specific, as they have in recent years.
  5. This shutout must have gotten him a contract with the Flyers. He is the backup for one of the Flyers split squad games against the Islanders. Very surprised to see this.
  6. Check the game Lyon is starting in goal for Philly. Check the team stats and Matej is listed as the backup. Click his name and his picture will pop up. It is definitely him in the picture.
  7. I assumed he is signed by Philly since they drafted him. Then I do not believe he could play in another pro league while under their contract. Could be wrong on that.
  8. You cannot. He is definitely the backup in one of Phily's games tonight (playing split squads against the Islanders). There are only a few international spots available in major junior, so he will have to go to the ECHL or AHL, if he does not get one of those exemptions. Pretty young kid to do that. Very surprised.
  9. Did I miss Tomek signing a pro contract? He is the backup for Phily tonight playing against the Islanders. I am really surprised at this being how young he is. Thought he would go to the USHL this year and another school would pick him up for next year.
  10. KSSioux


    Here it is, and the tweet came from UND Football as a gamer.
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    It is the old font and has nothing to do with "stretching". It is not the font associated with "North Dakota" in the "Fighting Hawks" rollout. Not even close. It is an old North Dakota font.
  12. KSSioux


    I just saw the football game jersey on twitter. With all the outrage regarding the hockey usage of the logo, why does the football team use a different font for "North Dakota", than what was built around the Fighting Hawks branding? I would think those on here would be "outraged" at the noncompliance.
  13. The truly honest answer to the original question is that in the Brien logo era, the football team had a 1" logo on the collar of the jersey (bottom of the neckline) and NEVER had that logo at midfield. It is true that the basketball team had the logo on the side of their shorts a few years, but also NEVER had that logo at center court. It will also be true that the hockey sweaters this year will have the Hawk logo on their shoulders, and will likely be similar size to the logo that was on the side of the basketball shorts, So being honest, the hockey team this year will have a larger Hawk logo than the football team ever wore during the Brien logo era. I will also guess that on the ice (maybe not this year, but quickly) you will see the Hawk logo appear in the same area, and near the same size, as was at the Scheel arena regional ice this March. You can decide for yourself the real "outrage" of some people.
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