North Dakota Sports

UND football hoping to bring back run-stopping staple

GRAND FORKS -- When Bubba Schweigert took over the head football coaching job at the University of North Dakota prior to the 2014 season, one of his first orders of business was to overhaul the program’s run defense. Results were nearly immediate. After giving up 188.1 yards on the ground ...

No suspension for Miguel Sano

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Major League Baseball said Friday it will not suspend Twins star third baseman Miguel Sano after investigating claims by a Twin Cities photographer that he assaulted her at a Minnetonka shopping mall in October 2015. Baseball cited “insufficient evidence” and ...

UND football in no hurry to name starting quarterback

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Speaking after the University of North Dakota football practice Friday morning, March 23, at the High Performance Center, Fighting Hawks offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Paul Rudolph’s voice was hoarse and nearly gone all ...

UND’s Heidlebaugh, Gordon using spring to try new positions

GRAND FORKS — With UND four-year starting quarterback Keaton Studsrud graduating this offseason, there’s a wide-open battle for his replacement taking place during the team’s spring practices at the High Performance Center. One quarterback from last season, however, has withdrawn from ...

UND likely to lose two early to NHL, will retain its veteran centermen

GRAND FORKS — In the span of two days, the University of North Dakota’s offseason shuffling is essentially complete. Junior defenseman Christian Wolanin signed with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday and could make his NHL debut as early as Thursday night, March 22. Junior forward Shane ...

Former UND center enjoying the Sweet 16 with Loyola

GRAND FORKS — When former University of North Dakota  7-foot center Carson Shanks was contemplating a transfer destination last offseason, the Apple Valley, Minn., native didn’t have any background on his eventual landing spot. “I had heard of Loyola Marymount, but to be honest I had ...

Questions for Bison football heading into spring drills

FARGO — The glory of the 2017 Division I FCS national title has somewhat faded over the winter, the result of the North Dakota State football players getting back to work with winter conditioning and the coaches getting back to work recruiting and planning for spring football. It’s here ...

Award-winner Rhett Gardner will have hands full against St. Cloud State

GRAND FORKS — Rhett Gardner walked up to the front of a banquet room in the Science Museum of Minnesota on Thursday night, March 15, and was handed an award for being the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s best defensive forward. “It’s really exciting,” the UND center said. ...

Century tops St. Mary’s, heads to Class A championship

FARGO -- For the fifth time in the past seven seasons, Bismarck Century’s girls basketball team is headed to the North Dakota Class A championship game. The Patriots topped Bismarck St. Mary’s 55-48 Friday, March 9, in the semifinals at North Dakota State’s Scheels Center for a spot in ...

Century boys head back to Class A championship with win over Mandan

FARGO -- Friday’s North Dakota Class A boys state basketball semifinal was in hand in the final minute. Bismarck Century was ahead by 10, as Mandan’s 6-foot-6 Elijah Klein brought the ball down the court. Century senior point guard Kade Lynch, who guarded Klein all night, sprinted up to him ...

Former ND Governor George Sinner dies

FARGO (AP) — Former North Dakota Gov. George Sinner, who led the state during turbulent economic times, has died. He was 89. His son, George Sinner Jr., confirmed his death Friday. The Fargo native studied philosophy in college and considered becoming a priest. But family and public service ...

Mandan tops Legacy, advances to state championship

FARGO — Last season, Mandan lost in the state semifinals to Bismarck Legacy. The Sabers, in the program’s second season, went on to win the program’s first state championship over Fargo Shanley. Mandan got its revenge and beat Legacy 64-59 in the North Dakota Class A girls basketball ...

Montana ends UND’s Big Sky era with 84-76 win in league tournament

RENO, Nev. — The Big Sky Conference era for the University of North Dakota’s men’s basketball is over. During their time in the league, the Fighting Hawks put together an impressive resume for their future colleagues -- the teams in the Summit League. UND’s time in the Big Sky ended ...

Mustangs make semis with comeback win over St. Mary’s

FARGO — West Fargo Sheyenne looked like it would be on the wrong side of history. The Mustangs were on their way to being the first No. 1 seed in the state tournament to lose in the opening round since Bismarck St. Mary’s in 2013. Instead, for the first time in the program’s four-year ...

Mandan uses its size to top Shanley in the quarterfinals

FARGO -- Fargo Shanley had no answer for Mandan’s big men in Thursday’s North Dakota Class A boys basketball quarterfinal matchup at North Dakota State’s Scheels Center. Behind 6-foot-6 Camren Steckler, his 6-4 twin brother, Trae Steckler, and 6-6 Elijah Klein, Mandan topped Shanley ...

With season on the line, UND aims to find its best game

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota played No. 4-ranked Denver, the defending national champion, four times this season. The Fighting Hawks were dead-even with the Pioneers, splitting a series in Denver and tying twice in Grand Forks. UND played No. 1-ranked St. Cloud State, the ...

Century gets hot start in state quarterfinal win over Red River

FARGO -- Josh Sipes of Century High School in Bismarck has been to state tournaments before. He still gets nervous before games but looked poised as his team relied on him early and often during the North Dakota Class A boys basketball state quarterfinals on Thursday, March 8, at North Dakota ...