Tag Archives: college sports

UND's Lexie Shaw prepares for a goal attempt by Bemidji State University at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Photo by Nick Nelson for the Grand Forks Herald.

You Can’t Write Sad, Sad Stories About Women’s Hockey at UND Without Talking About the Money

You Can’t Write Sad, Sad Stories About Women’s Hockey at UND Without Talking About the Money

The New York Times recently published a story about the end of the women’s hockey program at the University of North Dakota. It was published in the Times on the 10th, and has been republished here in North Dakota by my employers at Forum Communications today. The story aims to evoke sympathy over the demise

Central Cass grad Ellery Bresnahan will graduate from UND next year and end his baseball career with the school discontinuing the baseball program due to budget cuts. Photo via UND Athletics

Sports Fans Are Not A University's Constituents

Last week Grand Forks Herald sports reporter Brad Schlossman threw some shade at University of North Dakota President Ed Schafer over his handling of cuts to the school’s athletic programs. “The UND President’s Office botched the cutting of the baseball team, resulting in weeks of controversy and negative headlines,” he wrote. UND had a budget shortfall

Enjoy The Football Season NDSU Fans, It's Costing Taxpayers And Students A Lot

With fall comes the beginning of the collegiate sports season. At least, the season for the most popular collegiate sports in North Dakota. Hockey and football are kicking off at the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State, respectively, and eager fans are filling up social media with excited posting. As usual, what’s not

Shocker: College Athletes Aren't So Great At Academics

I’ve written recently of the need to get big-time sports out of college. The imbalance in the allocation of resources is one reason. Many institutions – including North Dakota’s two largest universities – prioritize athletics over academics when it comes to spending. At a time when the cost of college is soaring, and students are