Column: All This Hoopla, Over A Helmet?

Note: After posting my original blog on my bafflement over the excitement over NDSU’s new green helmet, I was asked to write something to appear in Tuesday’s Forum printed newspaper. It was not posted online at www.inforum.com, so here it is. Same idea, just a little less stream-of-consciousness. FARGO — Kids today. Four straight national…
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I Don’t Get The Obsession Over Alternate Jerseys And Helmets, And Also Get Off My Lawn

Allow me to be the wet blanket. North Dakota State revealed Monday it would wear green helmets for its football game Saturday against Western Illinois. This is a big deal, apparently. Jeff Kolpack’s story on it spent much of the day as the most-read article at www.inforum.com. So-called alternate jerseys and helmets became a thing…
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Gov. Schafer Opposes Gay Marriage, Except In The Case Of His Daughter

Great article in The Forum on Sunday about Ellie Schafer, daughter of former North Dakota governor and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer. The gist of the article is Ellie Schafer’s rise in President Obama’s circle, from campaign workhorse to the director of the White House visitor’s office. I highly suggest reading the full article…
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Jerry Kill Still A Major Figure At Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Mike Reis has been the play-by-play voice for Southern Illinois football for 37 years. That includes, of course, the years 2001-07 when Jerry Kill was the Salukis head coach. Kill was a guy who was known a never-take-a-pause work ethic and intensity. He expected the same of everybody else in the program.…
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It’s #cummingsnation And The Rest Of Us Just Live In It

FARGO — Brad Schlossman is best known in this area¬†as a sportswriter for the Grand Forks Herald who covers University of North Dakota hockey for that publication. He is the author of the high-traffic University of North Dakota hockey blog. Schlossman is also a long-time friend of Mike Cummings, who is an assistant director of…
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