North Dakota Sports

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 ...

It was going so well for Todd Wash, until Brady took control

FARGO – The 1991 NCAA Division II first-round game for North Dakota State was a shock to the system for all involved with Bison football. The 27-7 loss to Minnesota State-Mankato was the first opening-round defeat in program history and the first loss in 14 home playoff games. Not only that, ...

Q&A with new UND Athletic Director Bill Chaves

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The University of North Dakota officially announced Bill Chaves as the school’s 16th athletic director on Tuesday morning, Jan 15. We sat down with Chaves to talk about what’s ahead. Q. Your interview and public introduction came during one of Grand Forks’ toughest ...

KOLPACK: Potential new redshirt rule on path for NCAA approval

FARGO — It’s certainly in the top five of the most-often asked questions of North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman every August: Which true freshmen have the best chance of playing right away? The way things are going in the NCAA boardrooms this offseason, the answer may be ...

Former UND football players plead guilty in drug dealing case

GRAND FORKS — A former University of North Dakota football player has pleaded guilty for his part in dealing marijuana. Demon Taylor, who was an offensive lineman for the Fighting Hawks, entered an open plea Thursday in Grand Forks District Court to a Class B felony of possessing marijuana ...

Trevor Olson heads back home to AmsOil one last time

DULUTH, Minn. — Trevor Olson skated onto the ice at AmsOil Arena in Duluth on Thursday afternoon for an hour-long practice. “I love the ice” he said. “It feels like home, you know?” Well, it is home. Olson grew up in Duluth and starred at Duluth East High School before embarking on ...

UND aims to end losing skid against Bulldogs this weekend

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota goalie Cam Johnson had a good feeling before every game against Minnesota Duluth last season. Although his Fighting Hawks team got swept in the first month of the season at AmsOil Arena, he always thought it was going to turn around. “We felt every ...

Tanguay open to position switch as training for pro football shot begins

FARGO — Former North Dakota State defensive lineman Nate Tanguay leaves next week to start training for a shot at professional football. It’s a quest that may even include a position change to the offensive line. Whatever it takes to get there, he said. “I don’t know if it will ever ...

Incoming athletic director looks to rekindle rivalries, develop programs

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota athletic department enters a new era next fall, moving the majority of the school’s sports programs from the Big Sky Conference to the Summit League. The football team will soon follow to the Missouri Valley Football Conference. On the morning ...

UND hires Eastern Washington’s Bill Chaves as next athletic director

GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota has hired Bill Chaves from Eastern Washington as the school's next athletic director. The school has set a press conference for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Ralph Engelstad Arena to introduce Chaves. Chaves signed a four-year contract worth ...

Hawks down Weber State in another solid performance

GRAND FORKS — Weber State, most likely, made its final trip to The Betty on Saturday, Jan. 13. And that’s too bad. The University of North Dakota-Weber State games in the Big Sky Conference have been some of the more highly competitive and entertaining games the Hawks have had since their ...

Bemidji State’s Zach Whitecloud drawing big NHL interest

GRAND FORKS — Hall of Famers Steve Yzerman and Rob Blake hovered outside the Bemidji State locker room after a game against Bowling Green last month. The two NHL legends were there on business. They are the general managers of the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Los Angeles Kings -- and they ...

Ex-UND star Boeser named to NHL All-Star Game

GRAND FORKS – In his last trip to Amalie Arena, Brock Boeser had a goal and four points in the NCAA national championship game, leading the University of North Dakota to its eighth title. When he goes back in a couple of weeks, it will be as an NHL All-Star. Boeser was named to the NHL ...

UND hockey players aware nobody is guaranteed lineup spot

GRAND FORKS – University of North Dakota coach Brad Berry watched the college football national championship game Monday night, Jan. 8, with his 12-year-old son, Bauer, and noticed something that looked familiar. Alabama benched starting quarterback Jalen Hurts at halftime, looking for a ...

The last time NDSU played on grass was last trip to Frisco

FRISCO, Texas -- The last time North Dakota State played on a grass field, Carson Wentz was improving his stock that made him the No. 2 overall draft pick in the National Football League. The scene, at Toyota Stadium in the 2015 Football Championship Subdivision title game, should look familiar ...