Love to Hate, Hate to Love: I’m Not Sure What Week It is, Honestly

They say it’s better to be late then never, but I don’t agree with that.

It’s quite disrespectful, if you ask me.

I’m sorry this column has been on hiatus for the last few weeks. This column was on a roll. Every Monday it would be in the sports section of the newspaper.

And then Halloween hit, and I have finally recovered from that holiday.

I’m not 100 percent what week it is. I know for a fact that both men’s and women’s basketball clubs played this past weekend. And since I’m writing this on Friday at 11:20 a.m., I’m also not 100 percent sure what the outcomes of those games were.

I know that it’ll be the second week of Bison basketball, and I know that this week will be the last regular season game for the football team, so let’s shimmy and shake, and here’s what I love and hate for this week in NDSU athletics.

What I love 

The Summit League Tournament for volleyball is finally here. Friday will be the first matches on the tournament, and Sunday will be the championship match. It’s no secret that the Bison haven’t been the most successful in this tournament.

However, last season they did manage to win one match against Oral Roberts University, and as I sit here writing, this I believe the Bison have a legit chance to make some noise in the tournament.

This year it’s in Colorado, and with it being the last shot Jenni Fassbender has, I think her and the Bison will come out swinging, and Brianna Rasmusson will continue to rack up assists in her sophomore postseason.

What I hate 

In 2012-2013, the University of Maine women’s basketball team finished the season with an ugly 4-24 record. The next season the Black Bears improved to 17-14, and last season the team went 23-9.

The Bison women will try and keep UM from its winning ways. It will be tough; the Black Bears have a few student-athletes over 6’1”. NDSU senior guard Marena Whittle will try to score every possession, so stop her and you stop the Bison.

Remember I’m writing this on Friday before NDSU’s first regular season game. I just don’t like the matchup between the two teams at all, and think this could get out of hand at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse for the Bison.

Gold bold prediction 

My gold bold predication for this week’s NDSU athletic events is that the combined record for Bison sports in Fargo this week will be 2-3. Men’s basketball will beat Valley City State and the football team will defeat Missouri State. Losers for the week will be women’s basketball and wrestling will get out-dueled by Virginia Tech.

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