North Dakota Sports

Senior citizens: Bison like what maturity brings to a football team

FARGO — North Dakota State went into the 2013 Division I FCS national title game with a team of 26 seniors. When it comes to a mature team, that was almost semi-pro in nature with so many guys in their early 20s. The Bison played like it too, easily handling Towson (Md.) University 35-7 at ...

MILLER: An unjust ending for the Fighting Hawks

FARGO — Hockey can be the cruelest sport. The North Dakota men’s hockey team lost to Boston University 4-3 in double overtime in the NCAA tournament on Friday, and the Fighting Hawks took their fans through the most grueling of emotional roller coasters. Think getting thrown in the ...

Boston U’s Hickey: ‘That atmosphere was insane’

FARGO — The fact Boston University junior defenseman Brandon Hickey was standing, after Friday’s 4-3 double overtime win over the University of North Dakota in the West Regional men’s hockey semifinals was shocking. He wasn’t just upright, after blocking 17 shots, he looked like he ...

Double OT disaster

FARGO (AP) — The North Dakota Fighting Hawks celebrated what the defending NCAA men's hockey champions thought was an overtime win Friday at the West Regional semifinals. But the goal was not allowed and Boston University won in the second overtime. Charlie McAvoy scored the winning goal for ...

MILLER: UND hockey trying to match last year’s fun

FARGO — For more than a decade, the North Dakota hockey team’s rallying cry at NCAA regionals and the Frozen Four has been to end the program’s national championship drought. As the streak grew, so did the drive to bring a title back to Grand Forks. On Thursday afternoon, as the ...

Former roommates Jost and Fabbro to go head- to-head in NCAA clash

FARGO — At this time last year, Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro may have been watching The Bachelor together in the basement of a house in Penticton, British Columbia. Maybe they were playing a heated game of ping pong. Or perhaps they invited friends over and were playing a full blown mini ...

KOLPACK: Bison football trying to find solution from JMU lesson

FARGO — North Dakota State was admitted into the school known as the Missouri Valley Football Conference in the spring of 2007. But classes didn’t officially start until Oct. 18, 2008, a day that will go down as the historical start of the Division I FCS football dynasty. That’s when ...

Van Dellen ready to show he can factor into future Bison quarterback plans

FARGO — The spring football quarterback depth chart at North Dakota State was over before it started. Easton Stick is the returning starter, senior Cole Davis is the veteran backup and redshirt freshman Henry Van Dellen is the third stringer. Stick is 20-2 as a starter, although NDSU would ...

Terriers prepared for hostile environment at Scheels Arena

FARGO — Boston University began looking at possible regional assignments Sunday morning before the bracket was officially announced. One possibility piqued the interest of head coach David Quinn: going to Fargo to take on North Dakota. “It’s one of those things we’ve talked about and ...

Bison start spring football looking to upgrade their backup talent

FARGO — James Madison’s backups were better than North Dakota State’s backups. That was a blunt assessment from NDSU head coach Chris Klieman on Tuesday, March 21, the day before his team is scheduled to open spring football practice. The Dukes ended NDSU’s 2016 season with an FCS ...

NDSU’s Werner going to give pro football a shot

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- North Dakota State basketball player Dexter Werner, who just finished his decorated career with the Bison, is not done with athletics. He’s going to give another sport a shot: Football. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound center will participate in NDSU’s ...

WCHA’s new format a home run, will other leagues follow?

By Brad E. Schlossman Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Michigan Tech students began arriving four hours before the start of the game. The line stretched down a long hallway, around the corner to the right and another long hallway, around the corner to the left and another hallway, through ...

Pelicans use late spurt to bury Timberwolves

By Peter Finney Jr. The Sports Xchange NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis scored 28 points and keyed a 12-0, fourth-quarter run with a layup and two assists to power the New Orleans Pelicans to a 123-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the Smoothie King Center. Jordan ...

UND draws Boston U

By Brad Schlossman Forum News Service FARGO — North Dakota's first-round matchup in the NCAA men's hockey tournament won't be an easy one. UND will take on Boston University at 2 p.m. Friday in Fargo's Scheels Arena. Boston University features four NHL first-round draft picks in Clayton ...

Jets blow four-goal lead, rally for 5-4 win over Minnesota

By Geoff Kirbyson The Sports Xchange WINNIPEG, Man. — If the Winnipeg Jets made a habit of showing the resiliency required to recover from blowing a four-goal lead and pull off a dramatic win, they would be gearing up for the playoffs. As it is, Sunday afternoon's 5-4 victory over the ...

Twins build Culture Club with five low-cost veterans

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press FORT MYERS, Fla. — Speaking to a group of Twins season-ticket holders in late November, newly hired general manager Thad Levine offered a philosophy and a prediction. “A concern of mine looking at this team is I’m not sure who the leaders were ...

Williston hosting Curling Mixed National Championship

WILLISTON – The top 10 curling mixed teams from across the country will be in Williston this weekend for the start of the 2017 USA Curling Mixed National Championship. The four-sheet Williston-Basin Curling Club is the host for the weeklong championship featuring regional teams of four (two ...

UND’s Baldwin is a Cinderella story himself

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — March Madness is a time when college basketball fans love to embrace the underdog. There may be no better Cinderella story than  North Dakota senior guard Corey Baldwin. Six years ago, Baldwin was a high school graduate working at Autozone and as a security guard at ...

UND hopes to turn fortunes at the Target Center this weekend

MINNEAPOLIS — The National Collegiate Hockey Conference kicked off its postseason hockey tournament, the Frozen Faceoff, in 2014. There were some issues that first year — the boards, the glass, the ice and the locker rooms. The league has worked to fix all of those issues. But for the ...