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  1. SiouxVolley

    2018 Season

    Been a rough match for UND so far with WIU. Tied at 2 each in the 5th set. WIU has only won one match so far this year and was chosen to finish last in the Summit. UND settled down and.won the 5th set 15-8.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    The league won’t merge, as it would effectively give each school about half the NCAA dance income. President are smarter than that as the bids will get maximized, not minimized.. Also believe that Denver and Omaha are fully in as UND is now a part of the Summit, as they all have hockey as an important part of their budgets. Both Denver and Omaha would need to be Creighton or Wichita St level basketball before they get other conference offers that tear up that hockey partnership, even though it is not in the Summit. The Big Sky is too big, but yet the Central Washington President is saying a western DI bid is upcoming in 2020.so they are expanding their fb stadium, which is happening. Only the Big Sky has FCS in the West that could offer CWU a spot. The Montanas, Idaho and Weber St have had the preeminent athletic and academic programs in the Big Sky and they are tired of being associated with relatively weak academic programs and with commuter and suitcase schools. Put on a President cap and that’s what the answer is for the Summit. EWU has been good athletically, but has no alumni base financial support so CWU is the next best thing to Montana or Idaho.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    In another thread, I layed out how the Big Sky can obtain FBS status through Idaho and the Sun Belt. Naturally, bisonville went ballistic, so bison trolls are not welcome to comment. But would it be good for UND if the Big Sky went FBS? An Big Sky FBS with: Montana Montana St Idaho E Wash Portland St Sac St UC Davis Cal Poly UND New Mexico St Maybe Weber St or NAU Idaho St, SUU, NC can stay FCS with San Diego and maybe Weber St and NAU If UND went FBS, we need to at least qualify on an attendance basis during the transition. That wouldn't be so easy. Obviously, we'd need some facility improvements. The IPF helps, but a stadium with 17,000 is a must. Averaging 15,000 is possible with even a bad season, as the Foundation can buy up tickets at a 1/3rd of the price and it would count. If went FBS, think we could get Minnesota in a 2 for 1. Maybe ever play the home game in the Vikings stadium. That would be a big money game in the Cities with a lot of exposure. Could schedule the MAC or Sun Belt teams in a home and home. Money games against Big Ten schools would no longer be verboten if we were FBS. Recruiting, we could be the 2nd team after Minnesota and Wisconsin after the state schools there. NDSU and SDSU can't be FBS unless they join the Big Sky because no other conference wants them. The Big Sky would need some bowl games. The Vikings stadium would be ideal: Big Sky vs MAC. If UND qualified, that could be 30,000 against NIU or Toledo. The Seahawks stadium would also be ideal for the Big Sky: could play MWC teams like Montana vs Wyoming or E Wash vs Boise St. Its critical that UND football gets turned around if FBS is ever in the plans. To me, FCS just won't work for anybody but the bison. That's why school are scrambling to get out. There hasn't been a peep out of Montana, yet they have even said FCS is a losing proposition.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    College soccer doesn’t bring big crowds or much talent, as talented youngsters go directly to MLS development teams. Even soccer fans don’t go to the games like MLS teams, as there is a big shindig about getting an expansion MLS team now for cities now. Even the SEC doesn’t sponsor men’s soccer (only Kentucky and South Carolina have it) and thy have a cable network that consumes much programming and provides mega dollars. NCAA men’s soccer just doesn’t have drawing power anywhere near like college football. Lacrosse is a much more likely addition for fb playing schools if adding a sport.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    Northern Colorado won’t move because, unlike DII days, when UNC needed strong DII competition, it now needs more student enrollment and alumni engagement. UNC will stay west for more awareness among prospective parents and students. ORU would be wise to look at the WAC, which has a territory with millions more people that are charismatic Christian, which ORU practices and preaches. Neither school have many alumni in the Dakotas or Nebraska, which is another downfall of the Summit. A school like SIUE chose the OVC over the Summit because of those factors. The Summit is a lot stronger than the OVC, but it almost always loses the beauty competition between the two. The Horizon also beats the Summit League in the beauty completion, at least for schools east of the Mississippi. Just don’t see how the Summit survives in its current form without football and without the Montanas and Idaho.
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    ND High School Hockey 2017-18

    Didn’t know Horace had a HS once. How quaint if they name the new one Horace High.
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    SIU and eastern schools of Stony Brook and UMBC which were affiliated dropped men’s tennis so the other MVC schools were forced to move for that sport. The Summit was a convenience, nothing more. Tennis and and swimming aren’t team sports, so gaining them don’t protect the autobid for NCAA purposes
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    The MVFC is not part of the MVC. If they added another fb school like Murray St and incorporated the MVFC into the MVC, that would change things. Any prospective FCS conference needs six football playing schools to be considered a football conference by the NCAA. The MVFC is a single sport conference. Its strange that both Montanas play W Illinois this year and next. Almost like the Montanas want to form a football playing FCS conference.
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    University of North Dakota 2018-19 Season

    Anyone planning to go to Buffalo for the Canisius series should probably plan soon, as less than 1800 seats are available for the games. https://buffalonews.com/2018/08/28/canisius-college-and-harborcenter-extend-agreement-through-2023/
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    College Hockey Expansion

    Middle Tennessee St and a number of other southeastern schools are moving up to ACHA DII. https://rutherfordsource.com/mtsu-hockey-joins-southeastern-collegiate-hockey-conference/ MTSU and Vanderbilt play at the Predators practice faculty, Ford Ice Center. That center has limited seating at its two rinks (<500 at each), so they would have to play elsewhere if they want to go varsity. https://www.nhl.com/predators/fordicecenter
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    ND High School Hockey 2017-18

    So a new High School will be voted on for the West Fargo/Horace district at the end of September to be located in the Horace area. West Fargo will need more rinks. https://www.west-fargo.k12.nd.us/Page/6505
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    Conference Realignments - Take 2

    Cent Arkansas is moving men’s soccer from the MVc to the Sun Belt. https://www.fox16.com/news/state-news/sun-belt-conference-adds-uca-as-associate-member-in-men-s-soccer/1460030358 Normally wouldn’t post such a mundane move such as this, but it goes to show what a predicament the Summit is in. UCA was one of the few available DI men’s soccer teams floating around the midsection of the country to backfill when the Summit loses PUFW, and now they are gone. The MVC and MAC are both down to six members, the minimum required for an autobid. Since the MVC needs men’s soccer for their men’s B.B. autobid, they will get one at any cost if it comes to that. Augustana won’t count for five years, UNC doesn’t have one, so that only leaves UMKC. But since PUFW also has baseball, UNC is practically the only option for that. The Summit needs to sponsor football so it can do away with the baseball and men’s soccer sponsoring requirements and keep its dance bid.
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    Grand Forks Economy

    Amazon Go supposedly opening 3000 stores by 2021. Grand Forks should be on the list. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/19/amazon-is-reportedly-planning-up-to-3000-cashierless-stores-by-2021.html
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    But yet you still post and yet your AD still talks FBS.
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    FCS Football Polls

    If a name a P5 team was undefeated, all of the sudden it would be receiving major votes after a big win. Texas has more votes than North Texas, even though Texas has lost to pathetic Maryland and North Texas is undefeated and annihilated Arkansas. BYU was not undefeated. Okla St got a major ranking increase after beating Boise St. Boise is almost the only G5 school that gets recognition by sportswriters, even in a loss.
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    FCS Football Polls

    http://www.compughterratings.com/FCS/rankings Heres an FCS composite computer ranking that takes emotion out of the equation. Think it gives much better results (UNI and Montana are rated much lower) and UND is #15.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    I committed a breach of FCS/bozoville protocol by even mentioning FBS, as moving to FBS requires national championships according to bisonville. Suffering the wrath of those bozos because of it. Just ask USA, Texas St, Coastal Carolina, Georgia St, etc. Forgive me for posting this, but bozo publications have been touting FBS with a four part series with even their AD chiming in. He doesn’t knock or poo-poo moving to FBS but apparently UND fans should for itself? The MWC or MAC would be absolutely foolish to invite NDSU so they have to find another way by grouping with other regional schools. What business does not want to keep up with its main competitor? UND fans that are embarrassed don’t have the least bit of business sense. http://www.bisonillustrated.com/jump-to-the-fbs/
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    2018-19 Season

    UND has been named one of the worst hashtag campaigns in college basketball. https://www.midmajormadness.com/2018/9/17/17843192/offseason-content-generator-lets-discuss-mid-major-hashtags-hashtag-content-hashtag-phoning-it-in
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    FCS Football Polls

    If BYU had been a P5 team, they sure the hell would have leapfrogged Wisconsin.
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    College Hockey Expansion

    The St Louis Blues new practice facility soon opens. It has three rinks, 2500 seats in the main rink, near Lindenwood U, and much of the rest of the acreage will be developed into an hundred million dollar entertainment complex. Since Lindenwood is paying rent and even contributing some $ for capital, the Lindenwood women’s team would inevitably play there. But their ACHA men’s team could go DI and get a bid from the WCHA. https://www.stltoday.com/sports/hockey/professional/a-pinch-yourself-moment-for-blues-their-new-practice-home/article_950c41af-1f9d-5362-8e83-ea3c99ba9ad4.amp.html
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    FCS Football Polls

    Simply don’t care about FCS polls, the most blatant political polling known to man. But the win is huge when it comes to the playoffs and seeding.
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    UND - Sam Houston Game Day Thread

    A fantastic win considering that there were zero turnovers and Sam had a blocked punt nearly in our end zone with the defense only allowing a FG.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Ate you sure you and Goon aren’t the real Beavis and Butthead’s.
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    UND and the Big Sky could go FBS

    Nicer job. Guess you’llbe a good hockey supporter and post this again when Kennedy announces it.
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    2018 Season

    Pryor commented that UND volleyball finally showed resolve and teamwork to be able to comeback, as they showed against Charlotte. Against New Orleans, the Privateers were ahead in the first set 24-20, but UND scored six straight points to win it. New Orleans won the second set, but UND won’t the next two to get to 8-7 in non-conference. They go on the road again next week for their first Summit matches against IPFW and W Illinois. Like how this team is putting things together.
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