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Kobe Bryant, Sports Mania and a Nation’s Unhealthy Obsession

Kobe Bryant, Sports Mania and a Nation’s Unhealthy Obsession

Even the historically ugly world of partisan politics has worsened by taking on the characteristics of sports fanaticism, with the electorate declaring loyalty to their preferred teams and news commentators, aping all the worst tics of sports talk radio. At what point does this all stop being fun? Continue reading…

Football Isn’t What Makes a University Great

MINOT, N.D. — It’s a great thing that the North Dakota State University football team has brought home yet another championship. Though not a football fan myself, I understand why so many people are excited. It’s a remarkable achievement. Less great, though, is NDSU President Dean Bresciani’s opinion that football excellence is the proper measuring

Print Column: Wouldn’t It Be Nice if Collegiate Sports Didn’t Increase the Cost of Higher Education?

MINOT, N.D. — One time, years ago, fans at North Dakota State University football games took to taping pictures of me in the portable toilets outside the Fargodome. They were “Port”-a-potties. Get it? I laughed. The sometimes juvenile opprobrium of sports fans is what my criticism of collegiate athletics has earned me over the years.

Fargo Forum file photo

The Fight Over NDSU’s Dunbar Hall Reveals an Ugly Truth About Our Priorities in Higher Education

Dunbar Hall is a chemistry lab building on the North Dakota State University campus. It’s also in embarrassingly poor condition, and has been for some time. Back in 2014 the Associated Press was reporting that people who work in the building had to lug water because the pipes didn’t work. In June of 2017 fire

Trump Invites Bison Football Team to the White House

This per a press release just out from Senator Hoeven’s office. The full release is below. Here’s a video statement from Hoeven: [fcc_jw_player key=”fif9npkR” /] “The NDSU Bison have won seven of the last eight FCS national football titles,” Hoeven is quoted as saying in the statement. “After a meeting with the President, I spoke

From The Left: Adrian Peterson Has Exposed The Cultural Acceptance Of Child Abuse

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted last week on child abuse charges in Montgomery County, Texas, after admitting to authorities that he struck his son repeatedly with a tree branch. The child, Peterson’s 4 year old son who stayed with him for

Star NDSU Linebacker Charged With Felony Aggravated Assault UPDATE: Reportedly Beat A Man Unconscious

The hits keep coming for North Dakota State University’s championship football team. After a second national title, earned with a group of players guilty of forging tens of thousands of signatures on two initiated measure petitions (the repercussions for which North Dakota State University refuses to make public), head coach Craig Bohl and the team

Shocker: NDSU Football Players Guilty Of Petition Fraud Not Completing Community Service

It was an absolute travesty that a group of North Dakota State University football players received little more than slaps on the wrist for forging tens of thousands of petition signatures, something that derailed two ballot initiative campaigns that had seen hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending. The players received only community service from

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