North Dakota Sports

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 ...

Century’s Ware, Keplin too much for Sheyenne girls

FARGO — When West Fargo Sheyenne sharpshooter Maggie Manson put up her first shot of Thursday, March 8’s, North Dakota Class A state girls basketball tournament game, it was blocked by Bismarck Century’s Lauren Ware. Welcome to playing against a 6-foot-4 sophomore center who is already ...

Hawks prepare for Big Sky game against top-seed Montana

RENO, Nev. — The University of North Dakota men’s basketball program joined the Big Sky Conference in 2012. UND was a relative newcomer to Division I basketball at the time, having spent a few seasons in the now-defunct Great West Conference -- a league that amounted to nothing more than a ...

Bison men will be looking for some inside help for next season

FARGO — North Dakota State is going shopping this spring for a couple more men’s basketball players. The season ended in the Summit League tournament semifinals this week, a year in which NDSU had its first losing record since 2010-11. The ship is still sailing, but it sprung a couple ...

Irwin sparks SDSU to win over NDSU in Summit League tourney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — As North Dakota State’s Summit League women’s basketball drought continues, it is just beginning for South Dakota State freshman Tylee Irwin. Playing in her first Summit League Tournament game Saturday, March 3, Irwin came off the bench and scored 12 points -- ...

Miller could be the next of former Bison playing pro basketball

FARGO — Andre Smith did more than just become the physical presence inside that helped North Dakota State make the transition to Division I men’s basketball. Ben Woodside did more than just make the game-winning hoop that got the Bison to their first NCAA tournament. Both started a trend ...

UND football coaching staff juggles duties as spring ball begins

GRAND FORKS -- University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert has a little more freedom at practice now. The fourth-year coach opened spring ball at the High Performance Center on Friday morning, March 2,  with a little coaching staff shakeup, a move centered on his own ...

After a week of rest, Hoff hopes for a breakout

GRAND FORKS -- In his last game at the 2018 Winter Olympics, University of North Dakota sophomore Ludvig Hoff played against former NHL superstars Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk of Russia. Datsyuk even came over and talked to Hoff and another Norwegian player after the quarterfinal ...

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 ...