What Did Those NDSU Players Do?

Discussion of the dismissal of three North Dakota State football players. Also, Forum and WDAY-TV journalist Robin Huebner; should NDSU use live pigs for trauma training; our weekly visit with author/scholar Clay Jenkinson.

Klieman Mum About Dismissals, Getting Rumor Mill Going

Chris Klieman did what football coaches do. More, actually. He opened his Monday press conference by volunteering information that three backup players were kicked off the North Dakota State football team and a fourth backup was suspended for one game. And then he wouldn’t talk about it anymore. Some football coaches, perhaps many, would not…
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Franken Not Exactly Convincing In His Twin Cities Interviews

U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota did a few interviews over the weekend with Twin Cities media outlets. What came across, though, was less-than-convincing in his quest to respect women who accused him of sexual harrassment, while saying that he doesn’t remember the incidents that he was being accused of. Yeah, it’s confusing. Also, the…
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Where Will James Madison Coach End Up, And When?

Welcome to the world of Football Championship Subdivision coaching speculation and Twitter-watching, James Madison. The fiery coach who led the Dukes to the FCS national championship a year ago and has them unbeaten and ranked No. 1 this season, Mike Houston, is starting to draw attention of higher-level programs. Houston was identified as a candidate…
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Injured Tanguay, DeLuca Are Better Than None At All

There is a list in the North Dakota State football coaches’ offices showing the Bison players who’ve been lost for the season to injury. As of now, it contains 13 names. (Sidebar: Head coach Chris Klieman says eight of those players have torn anterior cruciate ligaments in their knees. That has to be some sort…
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