Ted Kreis, Grand Forks, Published September 11 2012
Letter: NDSU AD Taylor just doesn’t get itIt absolutely amazes me how North Dakota State University athletic director Gene Taylor has turned the football players who committed voter petition fraud into victims rather than the accused. He says they have been “vilified” in the press, they have been through enough, and he is proud of them because they were “focused on the game.” I would say they felt damn lucky to be on the field, and they better play well or they will be excused like their teammate Brandon Jemison.
And, when will Taylor end his vendetta against the University of North Dakota and play UND in football? That game was the premier sporting event in the state each year, and it is not fair that the fans, who happen to be the same people who fund athletics at our two universities, have had the game taken away from us.
Isn’t it about time he starts thinking about doing what is right for the people of North Dakota instead of what serves him the best?