Dean L. Bresciani, Fargo, Published September 29 2013
Letter: It was great day for NDSU, FargoI’m writing to thank the entire Fargo community, Fargo city administrators and our downtown area business owners for their enthusiasm and support of ESPN’s “GameDay” broadcast.
It goes without saying that the broadcast and location were a stunning if not unrivaled success, not just for North Dakota State University but for ESPN, Fargo and in fact our entire state. The national visibility and positive impression made by the coast-to-coast, multihour broadcast would be difficult to find a parallel for, as would be the exceptionally positive light we had cast on us all.
That would not have been possible without the unflagging support and flexibility shown by Fargo city administrators who bent over backward to make the event possible on an incredibly short timeline, as well as area businesses who engaged with the event in countless ways. Of course the thousands of fans from our community who took part in the event are to be credited with repositioning the nation’s image of Fargo, while having the time of their lives being a part of the broadcast.
For everyone at NDSU, thank you for a level of community support and enthusiasm that made last Saturday, Sept. 21, a day we’ll never forget.
Bresciani is president, North Dakota State University.