BISON MEDIA BLOG Oakland Is Off
Well folks the inevitable appears to be here; according to the Detroit Free Press; Oakland will make it official after a Board Of Trustees vote that they are indeed leaving the Summit League for the H... Posted on 5/7/13 at 12:05 AM
REGGIE TALES Sounds Like The Big Sky
The good people at WDAZ Sports are reporting that on Monday, November 1st, the Big Sky Conference will announce "the additions of new teams" to their conference. This news coming today on the heels of... Posted on 10/29/10 at 4:35 PM
SIOUX FOOTBALL INSIDER Conference Chatter (Part III)
Just a quick summary of the ever-fluid talk that we have been hearing in the last 48 hours regarding the Big Sky hoopla:
UND AD Brian Faison has stated publicly that the "discussions" with the BSC ar... Posted on 10/28/10 at 11:00 PM
The Summit League chose this school year to refer to three of its teams by the university's last name in standings and media releases, in part to highlight the conference's metropolitan areas and to make the schools more recognizable nationally.
The BracketBuster series comes to the Bison Sports Arena tonight for the first time in the form of Western Michigan. The annual event matches mid-major conferences against each another and for NDSU, it’s a bonus to get a Mid-American Conference school in Fargo.
A comparison of the two conference homes of North Dakota’s two largest universities One has football. One does not. That is the major difference you need to know between North Dakota State’s Summit League and UND’s Big Sky Conference.
With the on-going Sioux nickname, scheduling may become tougher for UND The UND women’s basketball program thought it had completed a scheduling coup — a home-and-home series against the University of Iowa.
The Big 10 Hawkeyes, with Crookson’s Kamille Wahlin a key player on the team, was tentatively scheduled to play at UND next season. But the never-ending saga of the Fighting Sioux nickname controversy led Iowa to scrap the series.
The school said it received an offer Friday to join the conference, which does not compete in those sports, starting in 2012. UNO currently competes in Division II through the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association — except for men's ice hockey, which is Division I. The school relies on hockey to generate revenue for the athletic department's 14 other sports.
Less than a day after a news story implied UND pressured the Summit League to take a stand against the controversial Fighting Sioux nickname to help place the school’s potential membership on the fast track, UND athletic department officials went on the offensive to deny the allegation.
UND President Robert Kelley repeated Wednesday his denial that he ever asked Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple to publicly come out against accepting the Fighting Sioux as a league member until the school's controversial nickname issue was resolved.
University denies asking Summit League to help accelerate state’s decision
UND asked an athletic conference it once considered joining to publicly come out against accepting the Fighting Sioux as a member until the controversial nickname and logo issue was resolved, according to Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple.
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