Had to raise my eyebrow over aÂ paragraph in Grand Forks Herald story this morning on Rep. Al Carlson and the UND nickname issue:
“(Carlson) also suggested last week that Kelley or others at UND encouraged Big Sky leaders to issue their warning about the potentially dire consequences of allowing the conflict with the NCAA to continue.”
Interesting, and let me take you back to my story on the Summit League and the nickname issue in January of this year, where IÂ sourced the commissioner of the leagueÂ confirming it was UND that suggested the nickname be anÂ issue for league membership, not the conference.
The school went on a one-day media blitz essentially ripping my credibility as a reporter, even throwing a press conference denial on the school’s website.Â MyÂ reporting was also questioned in print. So now the House majority leader essentiallyÂ hints atÂ the same thing, without a source. Same story, different conference.
So what’s it going to be? Will the House majority leader get the same state-wide denial treatment as the reporter did in January? Is there going to be a column somewhere ripping Carlson? Just posing the consistency question here.