2012 could not have been laid out much better than it did for Sioux fans.Â They get 4 of the Top 6 teams in the Big Sky at home (Poly, NAU, UM, SUU).
UND plays their first ever Big Sky game at Sacramento State on Sept 22, 2012.Â The current Sac State AD is former UND AD Terry Wanless.
UND has their bye week on the weekend of deer hunting in 2012.Â Very nice.
The Sioux will not play the two current worst teams in the Big Sky in 2012 (Idaho State â€“ Portland State), making the 2012 schedule difficult at best when you throw in Central Arkansas and San Diego State.
Our sources are telling us there is an extremely low buyout for the SD Mines game, meaning that Mr. Faison is working on getting an FCS team in the Alerus Center in place of that game.Â We are becomingÂ optimistic thatÂ UND will fill that spot with a FCS team.
WeÂ have a gut feelingÂ that Montana will not be coming in 2013.Â Â It would not make any sense for them to come to the Alerus Center three years in a row.Â They will be coming in 2012 and 2014 and by our best guess the Sioux will be going out to Montana in 2013.Â Which is just fine with us and is only fair.Â Plus, UND already has 6 home games that season.
To get Montana at home in our first year of conference play is very nice.
From everything weâ€™ve heard South Dakota State in 2013 is still on and has a nice sized buyout as insurance.
The Sioux will be playing at Wyoming in 2015 as their guarantee game.Â Nice to see the FBS gamesÂ getting closer to home.
The 2013 home schedule is already finished with 6 home games.
One final part of the Fighingsioux.com article that caught our eye was this quote:Â Fans wanting to take advantage of the low season ticket prices for both the 2011 and 2012 football seasons can purchase those today by calling 1-877-917-4689.Â Fans can buy season tickets for $50 a seat for the 2012 season also.Â That is HUGE value folks.Â By honoring current prices for 2012 it tells us the athletic department is serious about trying to get fans in the seats.