North Dakota Sports

Bison fullback Robbins expected to be a versatile piece in team offense

FARGO — North Dakota State fullback Brock Robbins hasn’t found the end zone during his Bison career, even though he was a touchdown-scoring machine when he played high school football for the Cavalier Tornadoes. His college touchdown drought could end this fall, however, with the 6-foot-1, ...

Bison trying to find ways to get their deep stable of running backs the ball

FARGO — It’s a fact in football that only one ball is allowed on the field during a game. It’s a fact North Dakota State returns a wealth of experienced running backs uncommon for most Division I FCS programs. Bruce Anderson. Lance Dunn. Ty Brooks. Seth Wilson. Adam Cofield. Demaris ...

UND hockey lands No. 1 USHL draft choice

GRAND FORKS — Stephen Halliday was selected No. 1 overall in the United States Hockey League draft this spring. That already puts him into impressive company. He joined a list that features three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks, NCAA champion Jimmy Hayes of ...

Turf wars: More schools are installing artificial turf

FARGO — Artificial turf has become almost a fictitious character thought to have the answers to all of life’s problems for athletic directors. It symbolizes a hope for less injuries to athletes and a safe haven from Mother Nature. But is it the answer? “We couldn’t be happier with our ...

Plenty of options on Bison defense to replace Tre Dempsey’s leadership

FARGO — The unquestioned leader on the North Dakota State defense last year was free safety Tre Dempsey, who could be quiet and unassuming off the field but vocal between the lines. Dempsey has since graduated, taking his skillset to another facet of life. The issue of his replacement this ...

Bison unanimous pick to win the Valley

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — It was about as surprising as the sun coming up in the east. North Dakota State on Monday was tabbed the unanimous pick to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference title in a vote of league coaches, sports information directors and ...

UND women’s basketball makes an in-state haul for 2019 recruits

GRAND FORKS — Of the five players named to the North Dakota Class A all-state girls basketball team last season, three were juniors. As of last week, all three have committed to play their college careers at the University of North Dakota. The verbal commitments from Mandan’s Megan ...

Roseau’s Borowicz commits to UND women’s basketball

GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota women’s basketball program’s 2019 recruiting class added one of the best players in northwest Minnesota late Monday night, July 16. Roseau’s Kacie Borowicz, a 5-foot-8 guard and senior-to-be, has announced her commitment to play for the ...

Wentz tells hometown folks he’s hoping to be ready by opener

BISMARCK — This time last year, Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles were flying under the NFL radar. One year later, the script has been flipped. An MVP-caliber season by Wentz and a Super Bowl victory by the Eagles has Philly pegged as the team to beat in 2018 by many pundits with ...

Fargo South’s Weisenberger gives NDSU football a verbal commitment

FARGO — Fargo South’s Dawson Weisenberger, considered by some the top college football prospect in North Dakota, is staying close to home. The senior-to-be ended his recruitment by giving North Dakota State a verbal commitment on Tuesday. Weisenberger will follow a path taken by several ...

UND hoops coach Jones adjusting to new era of transfers

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota men’s basketball coach Brian Jones searched a relevant statistic recently. He discovered the NCAA men’s basketball graduate transfer list features more than 100 names. In 2011, the grad transfer list had 15 players. The gap between those two ...

One win separates Oshie from Cup

GRAND FORKS — Cary Eades was starting a 15-hour bus ride home from Youngstown, Ohio. The Clark Cup was by his side, having just led the Fargo Force to the United States Hockey League championship, when he received a text. It was from T.J. Oshie. Oshie and the Washington Capitals lost that ...

Tesfaye becomes first runner in Fargo Marathon to win three in a row

FARGO — There was a time in the Sanford Fargo Marathon on Saturday morning, May 19, when Semehar Tesfaye was concerned about a her three-peat bid in the women’s division. In the end, about the only worry turned out to be finding somebody to run with. The Fargo South graduate became the ...

Terer earns men’s full crown at Fargo Marathon

FARGO — All Geofrey Terer has done lately in the sport of running is win. The native Kenyan now based in Colorado Springs, Colo., won the 14th annual Sanford Fargo Marathon on Saturday, May 19, his second 26.2-mile victory in three weeks. He won the Lincoln Marathon on May 6, which followed ...

NDSU begins first phase in building new indoor practice facility

FARGO — North Dakota State is taking the first step toward upping its game in the arms race of Division I football facilities. The budget and finance committee of the State Board of Education on Tuesday, May 15, approved a request to build a $37.2 million indoor practice facility. It would ...