North Dakota Sports

NDSU linebacker DeLuca expected to return

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- A week off from preparing to play an opponent helped North Dakota State University heal the usual assortment of minor injuries. More important, the Bison got some clarity with a nagging medical mystery that kept their fan base on edge for two ...

Yankees closer comes in to shut down Twins in tight game

NEW YORK -- Aroldis Chapman recorded the final five outs after Dellin Betances loaded the bases in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees held on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Chapman entered after Betances was booed off the mound for hitting Robbie Grossman ...

UND trying to regroup with Big Sky opener ahead

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — UND senior quarterback Keaton Studsrud came to Memorial Stadium on Sunday and had to relive the 45-7 loss to South Dakota in Vermillion from the day before. “You want to watch all of (the film),” Studsrud said. “It’s a good learning ...

USD quarterback Streveler shows his value

VERMILLION, S.D. — The University of North Dakota football team saw South Dakota star Chris Streveler a year ago in the Alerus Center, and the dual-threat quarterback had his moments, throwing for four touchdown passes in his team’s double-overtime defeat. He also displayed some of his ...

South Dakota breezes past UND 45-7

VERMILLION, S.D. — As the only FCS matchup featuring Top 25 teams on Saturday, Sept. 16, the University of North Dakota and South Dakota was supposed to be a showdown. A showdown never materialized. Just a letdown and a beatdown. South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler threw for 290 ...

McFeely: North Dakota couple conflicted over Chiefs, Wentz

KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Rob and Tina Hoggard are both Kansas City Chiefs fans from Hillsboro, but it’s only obvious in Rob’s case as the married couple sits at a high-top table in the Dirty Bird Sports Bar not far from Arrowhead Stadium. Rob is decked out in a red Chiefs jersey — No. 10, as ...

Will Vikings end road woes in Pittsburgh?

By Chris Tomasson St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings return Sunday to the state where their road woes began. Entering an Oct. 23, 2016, game at Philadelphia, Minnesota had won seven of eight road games. It started to go the other way that day in a 21-10 loss to the ...

UND expects tough test from USD, Streveler

By Tom Miller Forum News Service VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of North Dakota scout team offense might be the best-equipped in the FCS to imitate South Dakota star Chris Streveler, a powerful 6-foot-3, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback. UND scout team quarterback Nate Ketteringham, ...

From Oriska to Division I, UND linebacker fights for playing time

GRAND FORKS — Corby Richman is from Oriska, N.D., a town of a little more than 100 people located 11 miles east of Valley City along Interstate 94. “It’s really small,” Richman said. “There’s not a lot of paved roads or anything like that.” Coming out of Maple Valley High ...

Kolpack: The 2014 Bison recruiting class turning the corner

FARGO — It was a magical season on the field in 2013 when perhaps the greatest team in NCAA Division I FCS history completed a 15-0 season with a national title win over outmanned Towson University (Md.). North Dakota State finished unbeaten, untied and undisputed as the kings of FCS. The ...

Mental preparation helps Williams get into defensive line mix

FARGO -- The physical growth Blake Williams has undergone since coming to North Dakota State is obvious. He’s a big guy, 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, who plays on the interior defensive line where you need to be big. But that doesn’t get you on the field at the Division I FCS level, ...

Drug dealing charges dismissed for former UND football player

GRAND FORKS — The most severe charge against a former University of North Dakota football player after a drug task force raid at his Grand Forks home in May was dismissed Monday, Sept. 11, as part of a plea agreement, court records show. Keelan Frederick Poole, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Diggs big, scores twice to give Vikings win in season opener

MINNEAPOLIS — Stefon Diggs took a two-step approach in honoring former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss on the eve of Moss’ induction into the team’s Ring of Honor. During the Vikings’ Monday, Sept. 11, season opener, Diggs wore customized cleats featuring Moss’ fake mooning of the ...

Trip to Vermillion a new experience for UND football players

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota football program will travel this weekend to Vermillion, S.D., a familiar place for fans and veteran coaches -- not so much for the current Fighting Hawks roster. No. 10 UND plays No. 23 South Dakota at 2 p.m. ...

DeLuca undergoes ‘procedure’ on knee, long-term status unknown

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca underwent a medical procedure to his knee on Monday, Sept. 11, said Bison head coach Chris Klieman. That’s about all that is known of the senior who missed last Saturday’s game at Eastern ...

No. 2-ranked Bison rumble past Eastern Washington

CHENEY, Wash. -- North Dakota State offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert had smile on his face early Saturday evening, standing in the end zone for postgame interviews. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound senior guard was responding to the amount of rushing yards the No. 2-ranked Bison churned on the red ...

McFeely: Gubrud, Eagles just not the same this time around

CHENEY, Wash. -- The best sign made by a tailgating North Dakota State football fan in Cheney on Saturday, Sept. 9, was a reference to the 2010 quarterfinal playoff game won by Eastern Washington on a controversial fumble call by Bison quarterback Brock Jensen. The sign ...

Kolpack: It was a coming out party for the Bison backup linebackers

CHENEY, Wash. — It looked to be one of those miracle quick-healing stories when North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca warmed up with the rest of his teammates prior to Saturday's clash with Eastern Washington. Bison fans were sent into a panic, after all, when word of a knee injury ...

UND blanks Missouri State 34-0 in Potato Bowl victory

GRAND FORKS — Leading up to the University of North Dakota football’s Saturday, Sept. 9, matchup with Missouri State, the university and its fans were giddy about the new bells and whistles associated with the atmosphere in and around the Alerus Center. On the field, though, there was one ...

UND players avoid thinking about the big picture prior to home opener

GRAND FORKS — The UND football team made its first appearance in the FCS playoffs a year ago, so there’s newness for the program and its fans when it comes to building a resume for the postseason. One key component of the playoff picture for the No. 11-ranked Fighting Hawks will be how ...