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Tom Nieman

Cody Schilling Just Scored Again

Augustana plays Minnesota-Crookston on Midco Sports Network on Saturday... women at 4:00, men at 5:57 or so unless the women go to OT which is a good possiblity.  Crookston's women are good... they lead the NSIC in scoring at 73+ PPG and are led by Brittani Wiese who leads the NSIC in scoring at just over 20 PPG.  The Lady Eagles are 2-1 in the...
Filed Under Basketball | College | Augustana University

Here Comes the Sun

Can I get away with saying any beloved Beatles song is just not that good?  ("Here Comes the Sun"-The Beatles, 1969.  "Highly overrated and somewhat annoying"-Tom Nieman, 2011)  There. Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference basketball teams start conference play this weekend.  We have Minnesota State at Augustana on TV on Saturday.  It will...
Filed Under Basketball | College

Bison B-Ball

NDSU's men's basketball team looks good from the road.  (My old boss at the golf course would use that phrase when asked if the tees were mowed correctly or the weeds were whacked properly... "Looks good from the road!") Turns out, NDSU looks good up close, too.  Saw them wipe the floor with Fresno State last week in Fargo.  My color analyst,...
Filed Under College

Summit League - ORU = OK

Oral Roberts University is leaving the Summit League to join the Southland Conference. It makes sense. The Southland, with most of its teams in Louisiana and Texas, is much more in ORU's Oklahoma backyard than the Summit. ORU has given the Summit League some cred with its baseball and womens basketball programs.  But you get the feeling that...
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Hello, Bisonville!

Really looking forward to seeing North Dakota State’s football team this Saturday at the Fargodome… and I anticipate that the Bison will bring the hammer (or hooves) down on Missouri State. You never know for sure… Mizz State beat NDSU 3-0 last year in Springfield and beat NSDU two years ago in Fargo. But if the Bears hold NDSU to 120 total...
Filed Under Football | College

No Coyote Love

The Summit League is out with its pre-season poll for men's basketball and the University of South Dakota is picked to finish dead last in the 10-team conference. I think they are wrong. I don't think the USD will finish in the top 5, but I do think they can hang most nights with the bottom 5. IPFW, UMKC, Southern Utah and Western Illinois are...