I am the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Dakota College at Bottineau, a small 2 year college in northern North Dakota near the Canadian border. I thought I would email you to introduce our college and let you know that we would love to recruit your student-athletes to DCB. We are 26-15 over the last four years and are looking to continue our successful run with good players who also are people of good character.
Canadian Residents pay instate tuition and fees here at DCB. The cost this past year for tuition was approximately 4200 dollars US. Counting room and board, we would cost a Canadian resident about 10500 US dollars and we do take Canadian financial aid.
We do not offer athletic scholarships, but do offer financial aid based on the results of the FAFSA. Most students who attend DCB will have to take out student loans in addition to any grants and scholarships they would qualify for. Our cost is reasonable and affordable.
Our college has been around for over 100 years. We have strong AA, AS, and AAS programs such as liberal-arts, nursing, wildlife, forestry, and business (among many others). At 700 students, about 250 living in on-campus residence halls, we can offer one on one individualized approaches to learning and we get to know everyone’s name. You can check out a complete list of our majors at www.dakotacollege.edu.
Bottineau is a small town of 2400 residents and is only minutes away from the Lake Metigoshe area, which being an outsider surprised me with the resemblance to Northern Minnesota and my home state of Michigan. It has a ski area and other outdoor sporting opportunities (hunting, fishing, etc.) and I have found it to be a great small town atmosphere. We are about 1 ½ hours from Minot North Dakota (45000) and a town of similar size in Canada, Brandon, Manitoba.
We would love to know about any of your student-athletes you feel would be a good fit for DCB.
Hugh Boyd 27 Frank Hurt 0
Ballenas 27 Nanaimo District 13
Holy Criss 41 Salmon Arm 7
Argyle 30 Langley 14
G.W. Graham 32 Robert Bateman 0
Seaquam 35 Windsor 21
South Kamloops 28 Valleyview 18
Clarence Fulton 33 Westsyde 28
Prince George 14 College Heights 12
John Barsby 52 Timberline 0
Gridiron's Picks Friday, 14 October
Langly @ Salmon Arm: Two teams desperately looking for a divisional win square off on Friday. This is very evenly matched and will go down to the wire. Look for the visitors to be the dominant team via the air and this will be the difference. GI's Pick: Langley by 7
Clarence Fulton @ Vernon: This game will be Vernon's biggest divisional test. Fulton has some momentum on its side, but does not win the match-ups on the perimeter and up front. GI's Pick: Panthers by 17
Argyle @ Robert Bateman: Bateman runs the ball very well while Argyle conversely, throws it around as good as anyone. The weather is supposed to be epic in terms of wind and rain. The edge in these conditions goes to the Timberwolves. GI's Pick: Bateman by 8 Valleyview @ Westsyde: Westsyde, though losing a recent spate of games, has been playing pretty good ball and they ought to build off of it nicely when they host Valleyview. GI's Pick: Westsyde by 11
Nechako Valley @ College Heights: Nechako Valley has been nothing short of a juggernaught offensively this season, posting big numbers each time they take the field. College Heights is playing stingy ball defensively, but this week's opponent will be overwhelming. GI's Pick: Vikings by 18
D.P. Todd @ Duchess Park: The Trojans are going through their first season in years with the growth curve that accompanies such an endeavor. Duchess has more depth and football IQ at this point. GI's Pick: Duchess Park by 20
Holy Cross @ G.W. Graham: This game could very well determine who is going to be first place in the East. G.W. Graham is getting healthy and that means a real tough game for the Crusaders. The projected weather for the game means throwing the ball could be difficult at best. The depth on the roster goes to HC in this one. GI's Pick: Holy Cross by 7
Saturday, 15 October
Nanaimo @ Frank Hurt: This will be a muddy, run heavy game in throwback field conditions. The Islanders are built better offensively for the run than are their hosts. GI's Pick: Islanders by 17
John Barsby @ Seaquam: The trenches are going to be living up to their name if the weather forcast rings true. Seaquam wins the team speed match-up and is undefeated headed in to this big divisional game and thus far, have seemed to have figured out the recipe for great second halves week in and week out. GI's Pick: Seaquam by 21
Windsor @ Ballenas: This game will be a windy, muddy slopfest characterized by some big runs and lots of turnovers in the Whaler mud. Both teams run down hill very well and have big play athletes. GI's Pick: Windsor by 6 South Kamloops @ W.L. Seaton: The Titans are on a bit of a roll right now. They will find more momentum coming out of this one. GI's Pick: South Kamloops by 11