North Dakota Sports

DeLuca undergoes ‘procedure’ on knee, long-term status unknown

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca underwent a medical procedure to his knee on Monday, Sept. 11, said Bison head coach Chris Klieman. That’s about all that is known of the senior who missed last Saturday’s game at Eastern ...

No. 2-ranked Bison rumble past Eastern Washington

CHENEY, Wash. -- North Dakota State offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert had smile on his face early Saturday evening, standing in the end zone for postgame interviews. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound senior guard was responding to the amount of rushing yards the No. 2-ranked Bison churned on the red ...

McFeely: Gubrud, Eagles just not the same this time around

CHENEY, Wash. -- The best sign made by a tailgating North Dakota State football fan in Cheney on Saturday, Sept. 9, was a reference to the 2010 quarterfinal playoff game won by Eastern Washington on a controversial fumble call by Bison quarterback Brock Jensen. The sign ...

Kolpack: It was a coming out party for the Bison backup linebackers

CHENEY, Wash. — It looked to be one of those miracle quick-healing stories when North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca warmed up with the rest of his teammates prior to Saturday's clash with Eastern Washington. Bison fans were sent into a panic, after all, when word of a knee injury ...

UND blanks Missouri State 34-0 in Potato Bowl victory

GRAND FORKS — Leading up to the University of North Dakota football’s Saturday, Sept. 9, matchup with Missouri State, the university and its fans were giddy about the new bells and whistles associated with the atmosphere in and around the Alerus Center. On the field, though, there was one ...

UND players avoid thinking about the big picture prior to home opener

GRAND FORKS — The UND football team made its first appearance in the FCS playoffs a year ago, so there’s newness for the program and its fans when it comes to building a resume for the postseason. One key component of the playoff picture for the No. 11-ranked Fighting Hawks will be how ...

UND ramping up branding around the Alerus Center

GRAND FORKS — When University of North Dakota football fans walk into the Alerus Center on Saturday afternoon for the 4 p.m. Potato Bowl against Missouri State, they’ll be greeted by a 15-by-26-feet-tall banner of a UND football player above a Fighting Hawks logo. UND and the Alerus ...

Smoke continues to plague Eastern Washington’s practice plans

FARGO — Before trying to solve North Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 9, Eastern Washington’s football team is trying to figure out how to practice. Smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest has forced the Eagles indoors so far this week. They worked out in their fieldhouse on Tuesday ...

Bond between UND kicker, long snapper a key to special teams success

GRAND FORKS — At University of North Dakota football practice, kicker Reid Taubenheim and long snapper Jacob Holmen are inseparable. The two work through special teams drills and help out elsewhere, too, with anything from holding up down markers to tracking down tackling dummies. On road ...

NDSU prepares for a different level of speed at Eastern Washington

FARGO — It could be the equivalent of driving a 1970s Pinto station wagon with the wood paneling on the side, hopping in a time machine and finding yourself with the keys to a 2017 Aston Martin. The difference in speed North Dakota State will see from opening day last Saturday to a date ...

ACL injuries adding up in the early going for Bison football team

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- It’s turning into a club nobody wants to belong to. North Dakota State may have won the football game in a big way over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night, Sept. 2, but the Bison lost three more players to knee injuries. Left tackle ...

Twins’ Miguel Sano slowly resumes baseball activity

By John Shipley St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Miguel Sano hit off a tee Monday, Sept. 4, in St. Petersburg, his first baseball activity since he was sidelined by a foul tip off his left shin on Aug. 19, manager Paul Molitor told reporters prior to Monday night’s game ...

UND hopes to get rushing attack back on track

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football team will try to rediscover a high-powered rushing attack this Saturday, a week after running for just 55 yards against Utah. The Fighting Hawks, who dropped to No. 11 in both FCS polls on Monday, ...

Vikings keep just two QBs on active roster

By Chris Tomasson St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings opted Saturday to keep just two quarterbacks on the active roster, but there’s plenty of suspense with three other ones. Starter Sam Bradford and backup Case Keenum are on the 53-man roster. The Vikings kept Teddy ...

McFeely: Let’s talk about a real opponent … Eastern Washington

By Mike McFeely Forum News Service FARGO — Mississippi Valley State provided the proverbial warm body for North Dakota State’s football team in the season opener at the Fargodome. The Bison won 72-7. And that’s enough about that. Let’s instead talk about the Bison’s next ...

Kolpack: Hometown kid Brooks won’t be the mop-up back this season

FARGO — The familiar smell of outdoor foods and festivity returned to the big brick building by 19th Avenue North on Saturday afternoon. Nothing like throwing a party for thousands of your friends on a warm, sunny September day. Everybody and their mother knew the season-opening football ...

Stick grown into the leader as Bison quarterback

FARGO — He looks and acts the part. This past Tuesday, Aug. 29, fourth-year North Dakota State student Easton Stick grabbed a handful of microphones that were hooked up to video cameras and talked about the upcoming football game with Mississippi Valley State. He joked with the nine ...

Senior Spotlight: Get to know Bison linebacker Chris Board

Q: If you could have one super power, what would it be? A: Super human strength. Don’t really know (what I would do with it), but that’s the first thing that came to mind. Q: What is the most embarrassing song on your phone or iPod? A: “Someone Like You,” by Adele. Q: Where do you ...

Mississippi Valley State may juggle its quarterback position

FARGO — The first Mississippi Valley State player mentioned in a preseason newspaper story about the team last week was quarterback Austin Bray, who played in all 11 games a year ago and threw for over 1,400 yards. But this week, he wasn’t on the roster. That has left the battle for the ...