I understand the most recent blog post got some people riled up and I always appreciate your passion and for reading our blog. Just a couple points and then I’ll move on, I know some have posted that I’m stirring the pot about the NDSU-UND game and that the media is the one that’s keeping this alive. I believe it’s one of my responsibities as Sports Director at WDAY to provide the most up to date information, especially when it concerns the two Division 1 universities in our state. One of the biggest charges I have
is to keep on top of football for each school and when something is happening in
terms of football scheduling I believe that to be a big story.
@DomIzzoWDAY you know who has been really stubborn on the issue? The media who keep dragging out a dead issue. Give it up.
— Michael Graalum (@mgraalum) May 14, 2014
You can disagree with all me you want, I know that many do, but I strive to keep my personal opinions away from the newscast, I let some go on the blog, that’s exactly what a blog is for. I appreciate your comments, and for those that feel the need to rip on me, I’m sure I’ll give you some more material in no time.
There are plenty of other things happening this week; Big E has a great story on Antoinette Goodman and Ashley Tingelstad, two of the stars of NDSU’s women’s track team as the prep for the Summit League Championship, which begins today in Fargo, you can read that here.
The NDSU softball team opens the NCAA Tournament tomorrow in Minneapolis with Auburn out of the SEC, Jody Norstedt has the great story of pitcher Krista Menke and catcher Jenina Ortega and their unlikely bond, you can watch here.
Couple articles worth reading as well, Bruce Feldman, now of Fox Sports, who broke the story on Craig Bohl leaving for Wyoming; caught up with the former Bison coach and reveals exactly when he knew he was ready to leave Fargo.
Cole Jirik is busy rehabbing two separate shoulder surgeries after gutting out one of the toughest seasons I’ve ever seen, the man never missed a game, the Kansas City Chiefs actually wanted to sign Jirk to a contract; but he declined, wanting to be fully healthy. Jirik will join Jeff and me on our Saturday morning show on 970 WDAY from 9-11am.
Plenty of coverage of softball and track this weekend, keep an eye on the blog!