North Dakota Sports

Bison comeback falls short in final home game

FARGO — It was not the way Paul Miller, A.J. Jacobson and Spencer Eliason wanted to end their last basketball game in the Scheels Center. And it was not the way North Dakota State’s men’s basketball team wanted to be playing heading into the last week of the regular season. But it was ...

UND to face the nation’s top-scoring home team in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. — Tyler Vesel was at a Skate with the Mavs event a few weeks ago when Omaha men’s hockey fans started approaching him. “I couldn’t even count how many times people came up and asked me the same questions,” said Vesel, a senior forward. “How are you guys scoring so many ...

Lamoureux-Davidson sets Olympic record in win over Russians

The Lamoureux line got started in the Olympics by scoring Team USA’s first goal. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, it kept going by breaking an Olympic record. Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson, a Grand Forks native, scored two goals in the span of six seconds, setting an all-time Olympic mark, during USA’s ...

Overlooked by Michigan schools, Christian Wolanin finds the right fit at UND

GRAND FORKS — Craig Wolanin grew up in Michigan and played junior hockey in Canada before embarking on a 13-year NHL career. But he had heard plenty about the University of North Dakota. His seatmate on airplane trips with the Colorado Avalanche was former UND star Troy Murray. And every ...

A different January for NDSU on the football recruiting trail

FARGO — For a Division I FCS program like North Dakota State University, which locked up 23 players during the early signing period in December, Wednesday’s second round of football commits who make it official will be more like Signing Day Jr. The Bison are expected to sign four players ...

Griz still the best: Hawks push league-leading Montana but fall 72-67

GRAND FORKS — Before the game, there was little doubt as to the best team in the Big Sky Conference. Montana had put to rest any doubt with 10-straight wins -- including six consecutive on the road. The Griz left The Betty on Saturday happy as they took a hard-earned 72-67 win over North ...

Bison second-half rally not enough to overcome South Dakota

FARGO — The first half was a dud. The second half was electric. The result, however, left North Dakota State unplugged on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 3, at Scheels Center at Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The University of South Dakota stuck a 20-point halftime deficit on the Bison in a 20 ...

Miller, Bison bounce back with win over Omaha

By Eric Peterson Forum News Service FARGO -- North Dakota State senior Paul Miller scored a game-high 25 points to help lead his team to a double-digit victory Thursday night, but Miller wasn’t totally satisfied. “I think there is a lot more in the tank,” Miller said. The Bison had ...

Malkin, Simon each score twice as Penguins rout Wild

PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin finished with two goals and one assist, and Dominik Simon also scored twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the visiting Minnesota Wild 6-3 Thursday night. Sidney Crosby also added three assists and moved into second place in team history with 1,082 points. ...

UND’s Hoff headed to Olympic Games

GRAND FORKS — Ludvig Hoff was still sleeping at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when his phone rang. It was his mother. The University of North Dakota sophomore men’s hockey player answered and listened to her fight through tears of joy to deliver some news: Hoff made the Norwegian Olympic ...

UND hockey monitoring key injuries ahead of series with Denver

GRAND FORKS – Tyson Jost’s early signing with the Colorado Avalanche last spring left the University of North Dakota a bit thinner than expected at center this season. The injury to junior Rhett Gardner, who assumed the top-line center role, compounded that issue in a pair of losses last ...

Hawks making progress, hit the road again

GRAND FORKS — It’s never good to get beat at the buzzer, as the University of North Dakota did last week when Northern Colorado’s Andre Spight hit a half-court shot at the horn to give the Bears a 94-91 overtime win over the Fighting Hawks. However, the sting of that loss was eased a bit ...

NDSU gets verbal commitment from brother of standout linebacker Cox

FARGO — North Dakota State’s first football verbal commitment in the second stage of the recruiting season has a familiar name. The Bison can only hope his play has a familiar look. Jasir Cox, a strong safety from Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee Mission, Kan., said this week he’ll ...

It was going so well for Todd Wash, until Brady took control

FARGO – The 1991 NCAA Division II first-round game for North Dakota State was a shock to the system for all involved with Bison football. The 27-7 loss to Minnesota State-Mankato was the first opening-round defeat in program history and the first loss in 14 home playoff games. Not only that, ...

Q&A with new UND Athletic Director Bill Chaves

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota officially announced Bill Chaves as the school’s 16th athletic director on Tuesday morning, Jan 15. We sat down with Chaves to talk about what’s ahead. Q. Your interview and public introduction came during one of Grand Forks’ toughest ...

KOLPACK: Potential new redshirt rule on path for NCAA approval

FARGO — It’s certainly in the top five of the most-often asked questions of North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman every August: Which true freshmen have the best chance of playing right away? The way things are going in the NCAA boardrooms this offseason, the answer may be ...

Former UND football players plead guilty in drug dealing case

GRAND FORKS — A former University of North Dakota football player has pleaded guilty for his part in dealing marijuana. Demon Taylor, who was an offensive lineman for the Fighting Hawks, entered an open plea Thursday in Grand Forks District Court to a Class B felony of possessing marijuana ...

Trevor Olson heads back home to AmsOil one last time

DULUTH, Minn. — Trevor Olson skated onto the ice at AmsOil Arena in Duluth on Thursday afternoon for an hour-long practice. “I love the ice” he said. “It feels like home, you know?” Well, it is home. Olson grew up in Duluth and starred at Duluth East High School before embarking on ...