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    New President, Dr. Tom Jackson from Black Hill State University, starts at Humboldt Friday, June 28th. He lists college Athletics as one of his passions....I like his first move:

    https://humboldtsports.com/2019/06/2...-as-ad-at-hsu/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumberjack View Post
    New President, Dr. Tom Jackson from Black Hill State University, starts at Humboldt Friday, June 28th. He lists college Athletics as one of his passions....I like his first move:

    https://humboldtsports.com/2019/06/2...-as-ad-at-hsu/

    And of course, I couldn't forget this gem from last week:

    https://www.times-standard.com/2019/...us-a-year-ago/

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    I just tweeted this out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumberjack View Post
    New President, Dr. Tom Jackson from Black Hill State University, starts at Humboldt Friday, June 28th. He lists college Athletics as one of his passions....I like his first move:

    https://humboldtsports.com/2019/06/2...-as-ad-at-hsu/
    I went and read his bio. He sounds like a good one! Maybe he can find a way to reinstate football. It can be done. WT dropped football for a year 30 years ago because of stupid, non-visionary, boneheaded management. Would it be possible at Humboldt?

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    And you wonder why so many distrust government. Nice slush fund for sure. They weren’t as good as Chicago State has been in keeping things under wrap.

    Nice to see the the Lackey ousted as well as the former President gone. I’m sure she was well rewarded for mission complete.

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    Let's hope he looks into bringing back football. Reaching out to those who pledged money to try to keep football would be a great start I think to see if the interest still there. That they had 62 million surplus though, that is very disappointing for sure when they said that well less than that needed to be raised to keep the program going. Then again, they didn't count all funds given to keep the program truthfully either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumberjack View Post
    Time to start organizing a delegation to encourage the return of HSU football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronOre View Post
    Time to start organizing a delegation to encourage the return of HSU football.
    https://www.facebook.com/wwufootball/

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    Much better chance at HSU than with that bunch of hippies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IronOre View Post
    Much better chance at HSU than with that bunch of hippies.
    I'm afraid that the Viking burial ship has sailed and burned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    I'm afraid that the Viking burial ship has sailed and burned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laker View Post
    I'm afraid that the Viking burial ship has sailed and burned.
    Lo, there do I see my father.
    Lo, there do I see my mother.
    And my sisters and my brothers
    Lo, there do I see the line of my people
    Back to the beginning.
    Lo, they do call to me.
    They bid me take my place among them
    In the halls of Valhalla
    Where the brave may live forever.
    Seems appropriate for those Vikings.

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    Still in limbo......HSU hired a similar Consulting firm in 2016 that strongly recommended to keep football and build Athletics.....

    https://hsujacks.com/news/2019/7/2/g...athletics.aspx

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    Still in limbo......HSU hired a similar Consulting firm in 2016 that strongly recommended to keep football and build Athletics.....

    https://hsujacks.com/news/2019/7/2/g...athletics.aspx

    This was HSU's solution for athletics after dropping football....here's hoping it's not too late for things to change!



    Humboldt State University’s Athletics and Recreational Sports departments are teaming up to offer more students a chance to participate in team sports. The two departments, which have always worked closely together, are formally combining this semester.

    A major goal of the combination is to offer more opportunities for students to compete on sports teams. Research shows that student engagement in extracurricular activities can improve their overall success in school.

    Organizationally, the change will allow HSU to gain some operational efficiencies, and for the Recreational Sports program to take advantage of expertise and resources within Athletics. The change should also help with the promotion of team sports opportunities and bring greater visibility to the successes of various club sports teams.

    HSU’s intercollegiate athletics, club, and recreational teams provide opportunities to more than 2,500 players each year.

    For more information about the programs, visit the Athletics website and the Recreational Sports website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumberjack View Post
    If your new president wants it and the money is there, you can get football back. New Haven had a similar situation when they dropped football in 2003 after struggling to find opponents for several years as an independent and every football conference in the area rejected them. A new president came in the following year, got the donors lined up, and they finally convinced the Northeast 10 to let them in so they can justify bringing football back without blowing up the athletic department budget.

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    Just got caught up on Humboldt. Boy, what a difference from where things were a year ago.

    I don't know anything about the university, but I know a little bit about both the new president and the consultant they hired to run athletics. Everything I read in this thread points in the direction of a complete 180 turn on football.

    The timing of the AD getting axed is interesting. I'm intrigued by the fact they kept him as interim for so long.

    The unpublished surplus suggests that it was never about money for football. Or at least it wasn't stopped due to a lack of it. Probably has more to do with someone's loyalties to the chancellor/system office. Whether that be the AD or someone above him.

    The new prez was pretty visible around the Black Hills State athletic programs, just talking to people up there. Not sure where he is on football specifically. I had heard the culture within BHSU football was a mess. Unclear to me how much trickle down was involved.

    What looks the most optimistic to me is the enlistment of the consultant. She's a pretty heavy hitter around the NCAA with expertise in athletic communications and community engagement. That says to me they're going all in to mend fences with the city and their alumni. Could that mean returning to football? Sure would go a long way.

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