North Dakota Sports

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 ...

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 ...