• By Philip Green

Sports editorial: Dome facelift

Some people may argue that the crown jewel of Minot State’s athletics facilities is the MSU Dome. It is the biggest arena in Division II athletics across the entire country. It also houses the largest video board in Division II.

Most recently, the addition of new red seats has only added to its beauty. The red seats have been a pride of MSU Athletics, shown off for months after they were revealed, and rightfully so.

Now it’s time to take the MSU Dome to the next level. As beautiful as the Dome is, it houses little to-no images of athletics from the Division II era. Almost all photographs and designs on the wall of the Dome are from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) years. Minot State had a lot of success in the NAIA, but there has also been success at Minot State since joining the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).

Only a few seasons ago, the Minot State baseball team won a regular season conference championship, but there’s nothing to commemorate them for it. Almost weekly, a track athlete is breaking a new school record but are not being shown off for doing so.

Giving the Dome a new look with visuals of the more recent successes of MSU’s athletic teams will give the entire athletic program a huge sense of pride.

For me and many other athletes on campus, walking into the Dome and seeing pictures of all the successful teams on campus would bring so much inspiration for training and spending time in the Dome.

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