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Ryan Voz Named as President/Commissioner of the NWL

PRESS RELEASE – Ryan Voz, co-owner of the Willmar Stingers, has been named as the 4th President/Commissioner of the Northwoods League.

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Will Locals Save BorderCats?

A week ago, Northwoods League (Summer Collegiate) Chairman and Co-Founder Dick Radatz, Jr. blasted the past and current ownership of the Thunder Bay BorderCats as a “malady of incompetency.”  Below is more of what Radatz had to say:

“Very frankly, we’ve had incompetent ownership up there for quite some time, and they have not run the franchise properly.  It’s severely under-performed, and it’s a shame that the people of Canada had to experience this incompetency, truthfully.”

The franchise has clearly been an embarrassment for the powerhouse circuit for years, as it’s attendance has continued to languish at or near the bottom despite operating in a market with a population of over 100,000.  A group of local investors is scrambling to raise funds to save the franchise before the league-decreed deadline and upcoming October league meetings in Madison (WI).  Read more here.


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Northwoods League Founder Wants to ‘Crush’ the Cape (and All Other Summer Collegiate Leagues)

Northwoods League Logo wo WordmarkThe Boston Globe’s Stan Grossfeld takes a look at the summer collegiate Northwoods League and its founder Dick Radatz, Jr., who wants to dominate the summer collegiate landscape like his father, the late Boston Red Sox reliever Dick “The Monster” Radatz, dominated Mickey Mantle.  There is not much in the piece we didn’t already know, but it’s certainly worth a read.  Read more here.

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Northwoods League Still Looking to Grow

There is no denying the success of the summer collegiate Northwoods League, with 18 seasons under its belt and a strong 16-team lineup, but league chief Dick Radatz, Jr. certainly isn’t letting the moss grow.  While he says 2013 expansion is unlikely, there are a number of candidate markets on deck.  Below is a quote from Radatz in today’s LaCrosse Tribune: Continue reading

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Northwoods League Adds Bomberg to Front Office

PRESS RELEASE – The Northwoods League announced today that Matt Bomberg has been hired as the newest member of the NWL’s front office staff. He and former Director of Operations Curt Carstensen are now Vice Presidents of the Northwoods League working alongside League President Dick Radatz, Jr. Continue reading

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