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November 2015

Tradition of Excellence

Yesterday as I was looking around the internet at speculation about what today’s FCS Football rankings might look like after 6 of the top 10 ranked teams lost I came across this article about programs suffering through disappointing seasons that mentioned Wyoming’s Craig Bohl. And it got me thinking about some of the past NDSU Bison coaches and the success (or lack thereof) they had at other programs, and how much of NDSU’s success is simply the culture here, the tradition of winning if you will.

Bison helmets

Since 1965 NDSU has won 12 National titles at Division II and Division I (FCS) levels and 28 conference titles. Since its inception in 1894, NDSU football has 671 wins, good for 37th all time and a winning percentage of .642.  Since the rise of NDSU Dominance in 1963 under Darrell Mudra the team has gone 476-134-4 for a winning percentage of .775.

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I’ve lost all respect for the media

The other day I saw an article headline about the ‘wage gap’ in the US, and it caught my eye. A new study was released by a place called Payscale, and Reuters coverage of it was this article headlined U.S. women paid less in all industries, every level: report, so I clicked on it and read it. It starts out looking pretty bleak and damning, until about 3/4 of the way down I see this,

“A big reason for the gender pay gap is that men and women tend to work in different jobs. Men dominate higher paying jobs, engineering, construction mining, and women dominate jobs like teaching and social work,” Bach explained.

Say What?!? So I decide to see what else there is to this Payscale report. A quick Google search turns up this article from payscale.com that purports even more dire news The Gender Pay Gap Begins As Early As Age 5. Holy Fuck, Batman! My daughter is going to start earning less before she or any of her classmates are even able to hold a job! But wait a minute…in the very first paragraph we find

Today, the pay gap is smaller – 74 cents on the dollar, or 97 cents when we control for factors like occupation, experience, and skills, per PayScale’s report, Inside the Gender Pay Gap.

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