North Dakota Sports

Faison era ends at UND

GRAND FORKS — Brian Faison stood behind a podium in the new, $19.5 million High Performance Center on the grounds where an abandoned hockey rink sat when he arrived nine years earlier. In the back of the room, six Division I trophies -- all earned in the last 18 months -- were displayed on a ...

Another rough day for UND in 41-17 loss to Montana

MISSOULA, Mont. -- In one of the prettiest settings in college football, the University of North Dakota football team played one of the ugliest games of the Bubba Schweigert Era. Playing without starting quarterback Keaton Studsrud, the Fighting Hawks’ offense sputtered as No. 24 Montana ...

UND ready to play in rowdy environment in Missoula

MISSOULA, Mont. —This won’t be the first time this season the University of North Dakota football program has traveled west into the mountains to face a fast-paced offense in an unfriendly environment. UND opened the season at Utah against a Top 25 FBS program in front of more than 45,000 ...

Schools, parents, players weigh decisions to play against concussion concerns

GRAND FORKS — Dom Otto wasn't sure how he suffered his first concussion. There was no specific hit on the football field that stood out. It was only because his head continued to hurt that he went to see a trainer and the concussion was diagnosed. The second concussion was a no-doubter, ...

Middle of the road: UND picked fifth, sixth in Big Sky men’s hoops polls

GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota wasn’t picked to win the Big Sky Conference men’s basketball race last season. But the Fighting Hawks surprised many, winning the league’s regular-season title and the postseason championship to earn the program’s first berth in the NCAA ...

Impassioned letter from Belfour helps get 1987 team back together

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A couple of weeks ago, Ed Belfour sent an impassioned plea to his former teammates to make it to Grand Forks this weekend. He remarked that after his Hockey Hall of Fame career that included a Stanley Cup, he still considers the 1986-87 UND team as special as any team ...

Kolpack: It’s a gauntlet on steroids for NDSU

FARGO — If you want a lesson in Murderers’ Row football scheduling, try being Don Morton in 1981. The North Dakota State head coach faced road games at Northern Michigan, Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado to open the season and then the home opener against North Dakota. The Bison ...

Davies reaches state soccer semifinals for first time

JAMESTOWN — Looking for the program’s first trip to the North Dakota state soccer semifinals, Fargo Davies coach Ian Costello wasn’t concerned with his team allowing a goal inside the opening three minutes on Thursday night. “I think I got the guys a little too jacked up,” he said. ...

South claims state tennis championship

GRAND FORKS — Fargo South was one set away from losing in the first round of the North Dakota state boys tennis tournament Thursday morning, Oct. 12. Longtime coach Vic Youngs started to think about what could be next. “In the back of my mind, I’m trying to stay positive,” South coach ...

UND defenseman Johnson savors first-career goal

GRAND FORKS – It was 12:37 a.m. back in Grand Forks when Casey Johnson wired a wrist shot into the upper corner of the net for his first-career goal, giving the Fighting Hawks a 3-2 overtime victory at Alaska Anchorage. His family didn’t miss it. Johnson’s parents, aunts, uncles and ...

Brooks’ return to NDSU lineup lasted one play, now coping with another injury

FARGO — North Dakota State sophomore Ty Brooks showed his value at Eastern Washington early last month when he returned a kickoff 41 yards. It came after the Eagles scored to take a 7-3 lead, which to date has been NDSU’s only deficit this season. Starting from near midfield, it didn’t ...

NDSU’s ‘other cornerback’ having a breakout season

FARGO — It’s a badge of honor of sorts when it comes to unofficial titles with the North Dakota State football team. There are two cornerbacks on defense, with one of them being designated as the “shutdown corner.” Marcus Williams was the master of the role in his time with the Bison. ...

Williams claimed off waivers by Houston

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have claimed cornerback Marcus Williams off waivers, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The New York Jets recently released the former North Dakota State standout. Williams played in five games and had four tackles for the Jets this season. In 2015, ...

Bison are a finely-tuned army away from home

FARGO — The number crunching of note with the North Dakota State football program began in 2011 when the Bison started their run of Division I FCS national championships. The trendy one is the streak against FBS opponents, which stands at six consecutive wins. In order starting from the ...

Two UJ ball players work through loss on the field

JAMESTOWN — Two University of Jamestown students who lost friends in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday, Oct. 1, say the support of a school and the love of a game have helped in handling unimaginable grief. Tanner Roundy, a UJ senior from Henderson, Nev., lost his best friend while other ...

UND embraces early season hockey road trips

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The University of North Dakota hockey season officially starts in this picturesque city, where downtown is nestled between the banks of Cook Inlet and the mountains. The hockey team left Wednesday, Oct. 4 -- allowing enough time to arrive, adjust for the three-hour time ...

Feds dismiss 2 sex discrimination complaints against UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials have dismissed two complaints against the University of North Dakota over intercollegiate sports programs. The university said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found no evidence of discrimination. The ...