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    Not to continue the comparisons to other MWC schools:

    Boise State: #110
    Wyoming: #196 and #197
    Colorado State: #17 (because of Denver)
    Fresno: #55
    San Jose State: #6 (aided by San Francisco)
    U of New Mexico: #47
    Air Force: #89
    San Diego: #28
    University of Nevada: #107
    UNLV: #42

    Fargo: #117
    Bismark/Dickinson/Minot: #145

    If you were to include both ND markets you would probably get somewhere in the 70s or 80s.

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    I don't' think TV markets matter much unless you are a major conference, NDSU has a geographic problem.
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    Yes, that is the biggest issue. That leads me to believe that the combination of the best of the Big Sky/MVFC in a move up to the G5 level would be a really good fit.

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    I'd say that NDSU's actual media market is much greater than schools in bigger towns because it's state-wide (and more.)

    A 50-share of an entire state with a population of 800,000 is better than a 5-share of a larger metro area, isn't it?
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    I think people are forgetting about the state legislature

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    Once again I ask the question which nobody seems to want to answer. Where is the $150,000,000+ that it will cost to build a bigger stadium come from? Where will the tens of millions of more that the athletic budget will need to be each year come from?

    ANYONE? ANYONE?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bison03 View Post
    Once again I ask the question which nobody seems to want to answer. Where is the $150,000,000+ that it will cost to build a bigger stadium come from? Where will the tens of millions of more that the athletic budget will need to be each year come from?

    ANYONE? ANYONE?
    lakes trust fund bro....where you been
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjbison View Post
    lakes trust fund bro....where you been
    NO, he already said he won't be taking money out of his trust fund. I think everything concerning a move up has to go to the legislature, state funding and being "equal" to UND is a huge problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudsilverado View Post
    I think people are forgetting about the state legislature
    exactly.....sadly the only way the state would get on board is if NDSU and UND went together

    otherwise we ain't getting shit from our state to fund any percentage of a possible move up
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjbison View Post
    exactly.....sadly the only way the state would get on board is if NDSU and UND went together

    otherwise we ain't getting shit from our state to fund any percentage of a possible move up
    Maybe if we all sent threatening letters saying fund it "or else" to each person in the legislature they would do it.

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