To be fair NDSU junior Bri Gefroh’s blog isn’t just about The Fighting Sioux, it’s about hockey as a whole. And more accurately her love of the sport. She writes:
“For the Love of Hockey is a female-run blog about the best sport in the world, hockey. There will be news and analysis of course but also interesting/entertaining things I find from the world of hockey. After all, hockey is a lifestyle.”
She concentrates on covering teams in the Dakotas and Minnesota. She even interns for the Bismarck Bobcats.
It’s an unusual turn for a girl who grew up loving another sport:
“I’ve taken a journey from hoops to puck. I always knew I’d grow up to become a WNBA player… at least until I quit basketball in eighth grade. When I was in elementary school, if you’d have told me that when I got to college, I would fall in love with hockey, I would’ve thought you were on drugs. But nonetheless, here I am.”
She calls herself a UND Fighting Sioux hockey fan “on a campus that bleeds Bison green and yellow.”
She says it can be awkward to wear the Sioux gear to school, but she says it seems to help when she tells people she loves Bison football as well. Maybe that blog is next!I
Remember those first few days of school? Your notebooks remain undoodled upon, your pencils sharpened, and your new Keds were still unscuffed? But after a few days, the novelty of the new school year wears off and then it’s all about getting up early for class and doing homework when you get home. But in between the humdrum of the school routine, you did have something to look forward to: the big game. There’s just something about going to a high school or college football game. The smell of the popcorn in the crisp fall air, the night getting chillier as the sun goes down. It’s just good fall fun! That’s why I’m excited to tell you about some of our latest Areavoices bloggers. Over the summer, we’ve been working to get more school sports blogs up and running. We met with athletic directors and sports information officials from high schools and colleges. We’re happy to say, a few of them have jumped on board and are ready to share their sports news by setting up their own blog. So check out some of our newest Areavoices blogs and Go team!
NDSU Athletics – http://bisonathletics.areavoices.com News and Information from North Dakota State University’s athletic department
Cobber Sports Information – http://cobbersportsinformation.areavoices.com The official blog from the Concordia College sports information office.
Park Christian Athletics -http://parkchristianschoolathletics.areavoices.com – Sports news from Park Christian School in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Fargo Force – http://forcetoreckonwith.areavoices.com – The official blog for the Fargo Force hockey team.
Sound the Horn – http://soundthehorn.areavoices.com – A Minnesota Vikings Fan blog
Sioux Football Insider – http://siouxfb.areavoices.com – Celebrating University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football 365 days a year.
UND Sports – http://undsports.areavoices.com – The official blog from UND’s athletic department.
Dragon News – http://dragonnews.areavoices.com This is the news blog for Minnesota State University Moorhead, but it also includes information from the athletic department.
Western Wisconsin Sports – http://westwisport.areavoices.com – Stories from the local and regional sports scene in Western Wisconsin.
Up North Sports Report – http://northsports.areavoices.com Eric Stromgren’s blog on sports in Bemidji and Minnesota.
Most weeks in this look at recommended areavoices blogs I suggest 5 or 6, but this week (as Regis Philbin might say) “I’M OUTTA CONTROL!”
Much of that has to do with the topics around the water cooler this week. For some it’s spring flooding for others it’s the Frozen Four. So many of my recommendations this week revolve around that.
First, with the University of Minnesota Duluth and University of North Dakota both in the Frozen Four this week, I expect blogs on the teams would be pretty popular. If you’ve never read blogs about the Bulldogs or the Sioux on areavoices, you might want to check out these blogs:
UND Hockey: http://undhockey.areavoices.com
News and notes from Grand Forks Herald writer Brad Elliot Schlossman
UND Sports: http://undsports.areavoices.com
The official blog from the University of North Dakota
Minnesota Duluth Bulldog Hockey – http://umdhockey.areavoices.com
College, pro and amatuer hockey news from Zack Friedl of Insidehockey.com
Rink and run: http://rinkandrun.areavoices.com
Minnesota Duluth hockey and endurance sports from Kevin Pates of the Duluth News Tribune.
For those looking to follow flooding in the Red River Valley – two new flood blogs:
City of Fargo – http://cityoffargo.areavoices.com
West Fargo Public Works – http://wfpublicworks.areavoices.com
Now to the rest of the recommended blogs:
University of Minnesota Crookston – http://umcrookston.areavoices.com
I’m really excited to see UMC get up and running with this news and events blog.
Home and Away – http://homeandaway.areavoices.com – A travelogue from places near and far
Suzzanne Kelley is an editor and historian who has spent the last 20 years in the Great Plains. She writes about that and about her travels to New Zealand, Australia and Canada.
Sundog – http://sundog.areavoices.com
In 2011, Sundog was voted as “the best place to work in North Dakota.” Their areavoices blog is written by their team of marketing and technology experts who plan to examine innovations in the industry.
The Scene- http://thescene.areavoices.com
“The Scene,” is written by Amy Martz of the Grand Forks Herald. It’s aimed at young Grand Forks area adults. The idea is to put a spotlight on conventional and not-so-conventional events, activities and even community service endeavors. The Scene’s motto: “You’re making plans. We’ve got ideas.”
Current scoop on the gallery exhibits and community programming at the River Falls Public Library.
Check out these blogs and many more in our areavoices directory. www.areavoices.com. As of today we have about 480 areavoices blogs featured on Forum Communication Properties. We’d love to have more!
I’m resuming my weekly look at areavoices blogs you might want to consider. This is an eccletic group of topics. But I think a mix you’ll find informative and entertaining!
Senior Associate Athletic Director Sean Johnson just started this blog last week. He’s hoping to use the blog platform to talk about things he wouldn’t normally get talked about in the paper or on the University of North Dakota Sioux website. He wants to use it to promote Sioux Booster clubs in the region, share game promotions and other information regarding UND sports.
Since I have arrived – a collection of traveling tales by a mother and daughter
– http://travelnotebook.areavoices.com/ Since I Have Arrived
is a collection of travelling tales by Merrie Sue Holtan and her daughter Johanna. Merrie Sue is a talented freelance writer who has lived throughout Minnesota. Her daughter, Johanna is currently living in Scotland. I’m excited about this one. Merrie Sue is a great writer and I think she’ll bring us some entertaining stories as she travels the globe with her daughter. One of her last posts was the appeal and confusion about tator tot hotdish in Europe. (Oh, they have so much to learn!)
A Senior Moment with Barry ZeVan
Formerly known as Barry ZeVan the Weatherman on Channel 5 in the Twin Cities and Channel 7 in Washington, D.C. in the 1970s, and later on Channel 11 in Minneapolis during the 1980s, Barry ZeVan is a colorful character. He was even featured on The Daily Show with Craig Kilborn. Barry wants his blog to reflect his thoughts about life as a senior citizen, as well as great memories. He currently lives in the Twin Cities area.
And finally as the New Year starts with people trying to pay off Christmas, a couple of interesting MONEY blogs:
Forum’s Financial Fix-up – Helping readers fine tune their finances
A very practical blog which examines how three families work through their finances with the help of the Village Family Service Center. They’ll learn about investing, saving and paying off debt. Great user friendly content for the entire region. GREAT MONEY BLOG.
In the Black
- Blogger and financial counselor Nancy Kvamme looks at practical ways to save money such as cooking all of your week’s meals in one day and the high cost of clutter. Another good money blog.
I’m excited to announce today that the UND Athletic’s Department has now started on blog on areavoices. http://undsports.areavoices.com. It’s pretty clear many areavoices readers are craving UND sports info. We have several bloggers including sports reporters and fans writing about UND sports and the athletic department has assisted in providing content for those blogs. But now, you’ll get UND sports info right from horse’s mouth or should we say right from Senior Associate Athletic Director Sean Johnson’s mouth? Johnson says this blog will provide content you might not otherwise find in the newspaper or on their website. He says he’s going to focus on media appearances, luncheons, tv and radio shows. You’ll also learn about game promotions and events.