North Dakota Sports

UND rookies adjusting to life on campus

GRAND FORKS — Jonny Tychonick was watching his junior team, the Penticton Vees, on his laptop in his dorm room. His roommate, Jasper Weatherby, asked him to change it to the Wenatchee Wild game — Weatherby’s junior squad and a British Columbia Hockey League rival of ...

Hawks earn big win over Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. — For the second week in a row, the University of North Dakota football team grabbed a double-digit first-half lead. Last week, UND let off the gas. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Fighting Hawks floored it. UND ran for 351 yards and five touchdowns to dominate Northern Colorado ...

No. 1-ranked Bison edge No. 3 SDSU to win Dakota Marker

FARGO — North Dakota State football players raced to the northwest corner of the Fargodome as the final seconds ticked off the game clock Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, to a grab a 75-pound hunk of quartzite. As the horn sounded, the Bison had reclaimed the Dakota Marker Trophy that had ...

UND setting out to put homecoming loss in past against Northern Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. — University of North Dakota starting inside linebacker Donnell Rodgers was blunt when he summarized his team’s feeling following a roller-coaster two weeks, where the Fighting Hawks won at No. 5 Sam Houston State then lost at home to unranked Idaho State. “The Idaho State ...

UND-NDSU trophy conflict continues off-field

FARGO — At 75 pounds and tough to move unless you’re a weight lifting-trained football player, the Dakota Marker has been resting comfortably in Brookings, S.D., since 2016. That’s when South Dakota State defeated North Dakota State to claim the prize that goes to the winner of the ...

Idaho State upsets No. 22 UND in annual Potato Bowl

GRAND FORKS — On the opponent’s first offensive drive of the game, more than 11,000 homecoming and Potato Bowl fans at the Alerus Center caused two false starts. The green and white fanbase, coming off a road upset of No. 5 Sam Houston and a shiny new Top 25 ranking, were fired ...

No. 1-ranked Bison, Cox glide to victory against Delaware

FARGO — North Dakota State sophomore Jabril Cox accomplished something Saturday, Sept. 22, that a Bison football player hadn’t done in more than 50 years. Cox returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown to jump-start a 38-10 victory against the Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday in NCAA ...

North Dakota edges Sam Houston State, 24-23

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Nate Ketteringham threw a touchdown to Noah Wanzek late in the fourth quarter to put his team on top for good as North Dakota edged Sam Houston State 24-23 on Saturday night. The Fighting Hawks (2-1) trailed through most of the second half and were behind 23-17 when ...

With North Alabama, the FCS is getting a much-needed quality program

FARGO — A familiar face in a purple North Alabama polo shirt was roaming the green-and-gold dominated tailgate area outside the Fargodome late Saturday morning, Sept. 15. When Dan Summy was at North Dakota State in the 1990s, he was an assistant athletic director who did some productive ...

No. 1-ranked NDSU rides its defense to victory against North Alabama

FARGO — When Jabril Cox intercepted a pass during the fourth quarter, the North Dakota State sophomore linebacker wasn’t going to be denied. Cox returned it 43 yards for a touchdown to help No 1-ranked North Dakota State secure a 38-7 victory against North Alabama in NCAA Division I FCS ...

No. 9 Washington wins big over Fighting Hawks

SEATTLE — In the home opener of a season with national championship dreams, the Washington Huskies wanted to put on a good show against a lower-level opponent in a scenic stadium with a beautiful view of Lake Washington. That party -- as expected -- did happen, but it’s arrival was delayed ...

Bills’ McCoy uses questions about turning 30 into motivation

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The more skepticism LeSean McCoy hears about whether he can maintain his production after turning 30, the better the Buffalo running back feels. McCoy is using the questions as motivation in preparing to open his 10th NFL season on ...

The road less traveled, UND safety finds Division I success

GRAND FORKS — Tykeise Johnson hasn’t taken the easy path. As a high school senior at Coon Rapids (Minn.), the wide receiver broke his wrist and had to play defensive back. In order to get his academics in order, Johnson then went to Central Lakes Junior College in Brainerd, Minn. Even ...

No. 1-ranked Bison give lights-out performance in season-opening victory

FARGO -- The lights went out during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Fargodome, delaying North Dakota State’s season opener against Cal Poly around 20 minutes. Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh joked he wished the dome would have remained dark the rest of the afternoon. “I wish ...

Klieman doesn’t expect new kickoff fair catch rule to change Bison mindset

FARGO — The NCAA has changed its kickoff rules for this football season, allowing return teams to fair catch the ball anywhere inside the 25-yard line and have it count as a touchback. North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman doesn’t think the rule change will alter how his team ...

Hawks’ Week 1 opponent presents plenty of unknowns

GRAND FORKS — The Mississippi Valley State football program is known for alums Jerry Rice and Deacon Jones. As for the 2018 Delta Devils, who knows? The official website still doesn’t have a 2018 roster and the Southwestern Athletic Conference school in Itta Bena, Miss., has a first-year ...

Andrew MacWilliam hopes to be a leader for Sabres prospects

GRAND FORKS — Andrew MacWilliam wore a captain’s letter before coming to the University of North Dakota. He did it again in college. Since leaving school, he’s worn an ‘A’ with the Toronto Marlies, Manitoba Moose and the Rochester Americans, who last season snapped their longest ...

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

FORT YATES (AP) — Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The ...

UND names Ketteringham as starting quarterback

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football team has named a starting quarterback. Junior Nate Ketteringham, a transfer from Sacramento State, has won the three-man race, the program announced Tuesday morning. Ketteringham, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, arrived in Grand Forks in ...