North Dakota Sports

Brooks shows his speed in NDSU’s annual spring football game

FARGO — As if the North Dakota State backfield isn’t crowded enough, Ty Brooks gave the Bison football coaches something else to think about: Him. The sophomore from Fargo South scored two touchdowns including an electric 60-yard run on Saturday, April 22, in the annual Green and Gold ...

Plenty to be decided with personnel in Bison spring game

FARGO -- North Dakota State assistant football coach Bryan Shepherd showed on Friday, April 21, that he can still play the game. It just happened to be kickball. The former Bison defensive back was part of a coach’s team that took on some players in a fun pick-up game that ended the practice ...

The days of two-a-day practices are over in college football

MOORHEAD -- Two-a-day padded practices are now extinct in NCAA college football, a move that didn’t come as a surprise to any of the local head coaches. They were on the endangered list anyway. The NCAA management councils in Division I, Division II and Division III recently voted to ...

Kolpack: It’s no longer a game, it’s a festivus for the rest of us

The football fan will find plenty of options this weekend at the Fargodome thanks to the annual North Dakota State spring game. You can start with the Bison Showcase on Friday night, which includes a platform of auction items for any green-and-gold blooded man cave. On Saturday, the players ...

NDSU’s Olin among nation’s best javelin throwers after leave

FARGO – Alyssa Olin looks to the south wall of North Dakota State’s Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility lined with banners of past NDSU All-Americans. The junior javelin thrower points to an empty spot on the wall next to the other banners. “I want that banner up there,” she ...

Bison starting point guard Kabellis decides to transfer

FARGO — The North Dakota State men’s basketball program took a punch in the gut of sorts on Thursday, April 20, with the announcement that starting point guard Khy Kabellis intends to transfer. The decision took everybody by surprise, including the head coach. Dave Richman said it was a ...

A 4,000-yard rusher in high school, Robbins may touch the ball again at NDSU

FARGO — As a high school football player in Cavalier., Brock Robbins carried the ball 453 times over the course of his career. That’s 453 more times than he touched the ball last season as a redshirt freshman at North Dakota State. That could change this season. Robbins has been moved ...

NDSU increasing number of reserved tailgating spots

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- That line of tailgating vehicles that has been assembling the night before North Dakota State football games may not be as long this fall. The athletic department is turning more spots into reserved areas that will in theory reduce the crush into ...

The stakes have never been higher for Wild. It’s high time they play like it

By Brian Murphy St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- Monday was a mental health day for the Wild, one more loss to the Blues away from a devastating first-round sweep and five months of shameful recuperation. Apparently, it is more comforting to pad the walls at home instead of banging their ...

Why can’t Wild score? ‘That’s a great question,’ says Boudreau

By Chad Graff St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PAUL -- On an off day meant for a mental break, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau’s face was the same shade of red it’s been the past few days. Fresh off the best regular season in franchise history and armed with a deep forward unit that deposited more ...

Vikings excited to be back at Winter Park for offseason workouts

By Chris Tomasson St. Paul Pioneer Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- At 6:37 a.m. Monday, Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph tweeted, “Like a kid on the first day of school!!" That’s because players were back during the day at Winter Park for seven weeks of voluntary offseason workouts. “The ...

Wild not ready to hit the panic button

Dane Mizutani St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. LOUIS — Perhaps the most memorable moment of the past decade for the Minnesota Wild franchise came in 2014, when Nino Niederreiter unleashed a bardown snipe in overtime of Game 7 against the Colorado Avalanche. That shot heard around the world — ...

Football still Newman’s lifeblood after 14 seasons

By Brian Murphy St. Paul Pioneer Press DALLAS — Three months after the Vikings concluded their macabre 2016 season, the analytical gears are still meshing in the restless brain of Terence Newman. The veteran cornerback and former social science major is chilling on a bench outside the ...

Santana, Twins blank White Sox in dominating win

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press As Ervin Santana prepared to put the finishing touches on the second complete-game one-hitter of his career, the Twins right-hander stepped off the pitching rubber and briefly basked in the moment. “Throw strikes,” he thought to himself Saturday ...

Twins’ Gimenez set his sights high for 2017 season

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press DETROIT — Two full weeks into his Twins career, Chris Gimenez’s unsinkable optimism already is on display. Hours before making his first start at first base for his new team, Gimenez expertly parried a Detroit TV question about the surprising ...

New team, new challenges for Bison softball program

FARGO -- It’s a yearly trip to the NCAA softball tournament that has happened so often over the years for North Dakota State that you could almost pen it on the calendar. So here it is deep into 2017 and the Bison are sitting with a 17-23 overall record. Moreover, they actually -- and take a ...

NDSU’s Sertic shuts down UND offense

GRAND FORKS – North Dakota State pitcher Jacquelyn Sertic was a little concerned in the bottom of the seventh inning when University of North Dakota’s Marina Marzolino lofted a high fly ball to deep centerfield with two outs and a runner on, aiming to tie the ballgame. “I was watching ...

Gophers keep NDSU bats silent in taking season series from Bison

FARGO — Some of the plumbing hasn’t been turned on yet at Newman Outdoor Field. And when it comes to the North Dakota State offense, neither has some of the electricity. It was there for the taking for the Bison against the University of Minnesota in winning the season three-game baseball ...

Johannesson finding his niche at UND

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota offensive coordinator Paul Rudolph wasn’t searching out for any help at running back this offseason. The Fighting Hawks were bringing back two all-Big Sky Conference backs in juniors John Santiago and Brady Oliveira. But Minnesota Gophers transfer ...