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Brian Shawn

A Shortage of Officials: We All Should Be Concerned

Officials, referees and umpires are in short supply. And those individuals who go out there day after day, in what is often a thankless job, are getting asked to carry a bigger load.
Filed Under Football | Basketball | College | ND High School | SD High School | Baseball/Softball

Podcast: Catching Up with Gene Taylor

Gene Taylor spent a decade working to build up North Dakota State athletics during the transition to Division One. Now in his third year at Kansas State, he is hoping to take the Wildcat athletic department to the next level.
Filed Under Football | Basketball | College | Podcast | North Dakota State University

College Football Stadiums: Beer or No Beer?

Ten years ago, it was rare to find a college football stadium that sold beer and wine to fans. Fast forward to 2019, and it is becoming the norm. Brian Shawn looks at what schools in the Missouri Valley Conference have taken the leap and some the pros and cons to this trend.
Filed Under Football | College | North Dakota State University | South Dakota State University | University of North Dakota | University of South Dakota

Podcast: Kyle Emanuel Reflects on NFL® Career

Former Bison turned pro football linebacker Kyle Emanuel sits down with MidcoSN's Brian Shawn to talk about his time in Fargo, San Diego and Los Angeles, plus why he decided to leave the NFL and move back to North Dakota.
Filed Under Football | College | North Dakota State University

Time for Tommies To Make Lemonade

It’s been over a week since the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference removed the University of St. Thomas from its membership, leaving the school without a conference following the 2020-2021 season. Officials with the school have stated openly that they want to remain in the MIAC, and this is very much an “involuntary” separation. Dan...
Filed Under College

Carlin Dupree: Keeping The Dream Alive

Former North Dakota State guard Carlin Dupree has always believed that someday he would get his shot to play professional basketball. After a couple of years of continuing to work on his game, he got his opportunity with the Shepparton Gators in Australia.
Filed Under Basketball | College | Podcast | North Dakota State University