Longtime coach Jerry Meyer dies at 82

Rugby native Jerry Meyer passed away Monday in a Minot hospital at the age of 82.

The longtime coach, who won boys basketball state championships at the high school level with Kenmare and later Jamestown, was twice named coach of the year by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He also won the Class A coach of the year award six times, helping earn him a spot in the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He later coached at Jamestown College, winning an NDCAC title in 1994.

Meyer, a 1955 Minot State graduate, is also a member of the 1988 induction class of the MSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

He finished his career with 523 wins

-Daily News Staff

Beavers picked 8th in NSIC

Last season, the Minot State women’s soccer team finished the regular season in eighth place in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

The league announced its preseason poll Monday, and the Beavers were picked to finish in that same spot.

Minnesota State-Mankato, which eliminated MSU in the first round of the NSIC tournament, took the top spot in the poll. It accumulated 214 total points, six more than second-place Minnesota Duluth.

The Beavers collected 135 total points, just four points behind No. 7 Augustana College.

Emilie Rebelo and Kelli Creese were named MSU’s players to watch for the upcoming season.

MSU opens its regular season on Sept. 7 at Southwestern Oklahoma State. Its home opener is set for Sept. 11 against Southern Nazarene University.

-Daily News Staff

4 finalists selectedfor athletic director at NDSU

FARGO (AP) – The committee searching for North Dakota State University’s next athletic director has chosen four candidates for on-campus interviews.

Gene Taylor announced in June that he was leaving NDSU to take the No. 2 position in athletics at Iowa.

Candidates to replace him who will get on-campus interviews are NDSU senior associate athletic director Troy Goergen, Colorado State senior associate athletic director David Crum, Stony Brook senior associate athletic director Matthew Larsen and St. Bonaventure athletic director Stephen Watson.

NDSU said Tuesday that the campus interviews were still being scheduled.

Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

TORONTO (AP) – A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against former Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi for his career-ending hit during an NHL game 10 years ago.

Bertuzzi lawyer Geoff Adair confirmed the settlement but says the terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit had been scheduled to go to trial Sept. 8.

Bertuzzi struck Moore from behind, sending the Colorado Avalanche player crashing face first to the ice and leaving him with a concussion and fractured vertebrae.

Moore alleges the Canucks had put a bounty on him following his check that injured captain Markus Naslund.

Bertuzzi pleaded guilty to criminal assault causing bodily harm. He was sentenced in 2006 to one year of probation and 80 hours of community service.