North Dakota Sports

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 ...

SDSU’s Goedert joins former rival Wentz with Eagles

FARGO — South Dakota State tight end Dallas Goedert is going to be catching passes in the NFL from a former Missouri Valley Football Conference rival. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Goedert in the second round of the NFL Draft with the No. 49 pick overall Friday night. He joins the Super ...

Former Bison linebacker DeLuca ready for NFL Draft weekend

FARGO — The process started a day after the Division I FCS national title game in early January. At some point this weekend, Nick DeLuca will find out what city he hopes to make his next home. The former North Dakota State University linebacker has been slotted anywhere from a middle- to ...

NDSU extends the contract of Klieman two more years

FARGO — Three Division I FCS national titles and his football players getting high marks academically were two big reasons North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman received a two-year contract extension on Thursday, according to athletic director Matt Larsen. Klieman’s six-year ...

Bison cornerback uses Sturdevant family tree as motivation to succeed

FARGO — The family ties to North Dakota State football for junior cornerback Tre Fort are strong, so knotted that it would take a chainsaw to cut the rope. That’s the way his grandfather, Bill Sturdevant, played the game after all. Sturdevant was inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of ...

Kolpack: If transfer rule is approved, inmates will be running the asylum

FARGO -- The rule allowing a Division I college basketball player to transfer to another Division I school without having to sit out a year was first discussed last summer by the NCAA. It was one of those proposals you thought would just go away. It hasn’t. And, in fact, it may very well be ...

Reffing college hockey is a part-time job that can lose money

GRAND FORKS — Referee Dan Dreger was on his hands and knees, blood streaming from his face and into a small puddle on the ice. His palate, the roof of his mouth, was cracked in half lengthwise -- from his upper teeth all the way to the back of his throat. When he closed his mouth, his upper ...

UND’s Harris rehabbing for bounceback 2018 season

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota cornerback Deion Harris never felt as good as he did last July, as he prepared for a senior season that was expected to be filled with NFL draft aspirations and lofty expectations for the Fighting Hawks. That all changed during a mid-July team ...

NDSU reduces student seats, adds more season tickets for football games

FARGO — North Dakota State students will have fewer available seats for football games next fall, a move that NDSU student body president Mason Wenzel said was unfortunate but in the best interest of both parties involved. The students are giving up Section 16 at Gate City Bank Field at the ...

Bison men’s basketball parts ways with center Dylan Miller

FARGO — The need for the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to find an interior player is more intense than ever these days. Bison head coach Dave Richman said junior center Dylan Miller won’t return to the team next season. The 6-foot-8 Miller saw his role diminish over the course ...

UND’s Cieslak anticipating expanded role in senior season

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota defensive ends Drew Greely and Brandon Dranka were seniors in 2017. The two played as true freshman in coach Bubba Schweigert’s first season and started nearly all four years. Defensive end Austin Cieslak, a raw athlete from Hazen, North Dakota, was ...

Bison baseball grinding on the road while waiting for weather to improve

FARGO — North Dakota State isn’t alone in its baseball scheduling misery this spring. The poor weather that has hampered a good chunk of the country in the last month has home fields looking empty. The Bison are one of 12 Division I teams that have yet to play a home game, said NDSU head ...

Santiago and Oliveira: Brothers in football, faith

GRAND FORKS — Growing up, University of North Dakota running backs coach Malcolm Agnew was close with his older brother, Ray. “Where there was Ray, there was Malcolm,” Agnew said. He sees that connection with UND standouts John Santiago and Brady Oliveira. “You get one, you get ...

Bison quarterbacks friends off the field, competitors on it

FARGO -- Holden Hotchkiss and Noah Sanders have become pretty good friends since the true freshmen quarterbacks arrived at North Dakota State. So much that they plan on living together next season. They came from different areas of the country -- Hotchkiss is from Lakeland, Fla., and Sanders ...

Poganski waits on starting contract with the St. Louis Blues

GRAND FORKS — The St. Louis Blues gave Austin Poganski the option of starting his newly signed NHL contract this season, joining the NHL club right away and collecting his signing bonus and prorated contract immediately. But like he’s done for much of his career, Poganski is looking at the ...