North Dakota Sports

Hawks embark on longest Big Sky road trip of the season

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota men’s basketball team practiced Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 27, then hit the road for two more Big Sky Conference games. But this road trip will be different from the others this season. It could last nearly two weeks -- and that’s a good thing if ...

DeLuca gets shot at NFL Combine

FARGO — Nick DeLuca has been walking the same path the past two months that Carson Wentz did when he finished his North Dakota State football career. It may not result in the same NFL draft status, but DeLuca likes where he’s at heading into this weekend’s NFL Combine in ...

Hawks fall to Northern Colorado in final home game

GRAND FORKS — Saturday began with the University of North Dakota’s lone senior, 6-foot-9 Dale Jones, suffering from back spasms. He wouldn’t be able to play his final home game with his teammates. Saturday ended with UND’s 79-66 loss against Northern Colorado before 1,895 fans at The ...

Curl leads Bismarck to fourth-straight ND girls title

GRAND FORKS — The Bismarck girls hockey season came to an end Saturday night,, Feb. 24, the only way most of the players on the roster know how to finish a season -- with a North Dakota state championship. Britta Curl scored twice and the Blizzard shut out a seventh-straight opponent in a ...

UND closes out Big Sky home season against Northern Colorado

In 2012, the University of North Dakota was accepted into the Big Sky Conference. It was the lifeline UND needed as it was transitioning from Division II to Division I athletics. And it’s been a good Division I home for the UND men’s basketball program, which -- for the most part -- has ...

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 ...