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Grants Intended Exclusively For Academics Used For Athletic Scholarships

Grants Intended Exclusively For Academics Used For Athletic Scholarships

During the 2013 session of the Legislature the state created, with HB1204, what is called the Challenge Grants fund. That fund had a $29 million appropriation which would be used to match private donations to the state’s universities. For ever $2 in private dollars raised the universities get $1 in public dollars. The idea was

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Maybe NDSU Could Keep Its Buildings In Repair If It Wasn’t Subsidizing Athletics Programs

Lately our university system, which a larger increase in  appropriations than any other system of public universities in the country, has been bemoaning the condition of their buildings. As the payroll for our universities has bloated with administrative hiring and university presidents live like pharaohs (the president of NDSU literally has a chauffeur/bodyguard and lives in the

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LegitSlater: No Name Is Best Way To “Move On”

The fight over the Fighting Sioux name and logo is one that has gone on for some time. As you may recall, it really began in earnest when the NCAA inserted itself into what was (and many still feel is) a North Dakota matter almost a decade ago, deeming the name Fighting Sioux and it’s

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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

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NCAA Asks North Dakota Politicos To Take Down Fighting Sioux Banner At Frozen Four

It’s been a bad week for banners supporting the University of North Dakota’s former Fighting Sioux logo and nickname. First a sorority at UND was forced to apologize, and will be taking sensitivity training, for hanging a banner on their house that mentioned the logo controversy. Now a leader of the North Dakota Republican Party

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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

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It’s Time To Get Sports Out Of College

I’ve been a critic (a far too bitter one, according to certain football fans in North Dakota) of collegiate sports for some time now. The popular perception of collegiate sports – especially the most high-profile sports and programs – is that they’re moneymakers for the campuses they operate at. But that’s simply not true. As USA

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CBS Columnist: Indians Who Like The Washington “Redskins” Nickname Are Uncle Toms

Here in North Dakota a years-long battle over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname ended with a whimper when the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe lost a federal appeal in their lawsuit against the NCAA. Yes, that’s right, at the end of that fight the people fighting hardest to keep the Sioux nickname at

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