North Dakota Sports

UND hockey sells out season ticket allotment again

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota has once again sold out its allotment of season tickets for the men’s hockey program, extending a streak that began before the 11,634-seat Ralph Engelstad Arena was built in 2001. The arena sent out notices to those on the season ticket waiting ...

Tanguay relishing every minute of his last season with Bison football

FARGO — It’s just the first week of practice, so there is no real telling if North Dakota State defensive tackle Nate Tanguay is his old self. He admits his rehabilitated knee is sore and probably will continue to be that way for the foreseeable future. But he’s just happy to be back ...

UND defense hoping to handle loss of Harris

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota safety Cole Reyes arrived back in Grand Forks late July 18 from the Big Sky Conference media event in Park City, Utah. He woke up the next day to missed phone calls and text messages asking if he had heard about cornerback Deion Harris. Reyes called ...

UND set to tackle a season of expectations

GRAND FORKS – With expectations at an all-time high in the Division I era, the University of North Dakota football team will report to fall camp Tuesday, Aug. 1. Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert will conduct his first practice of fall camp on Thursday morning, Aug. 3, at Memorial ...

Bison begin football practice

FARGO -- The six North Dakota State running backs were chumming it up at the outset of practice, but it wouldn’t be long before the intensity meter started to crank up. It was a hot August morning, especially for North Dakota, and the football practice fields were buzzing again with green and ...

Dacotah Field beginning to look more like home for the NDSU soccer team

FARGO — For many, Dacotah Field is known as the former home of North Dakota State football. For the Bison women’s soccer team, it’s their current home, and has been since 2013. It’s beginning to look as such. Dacotah Field recently received a makeover with the installation of a new ...

Schlossman: UND hockey receives rare commit from Fargo, but how rare was it?

UND landed a verbal commitment from Fargo defenseman Tyler Kleven on Thursday morning. As I mentioned in the story, Fargo hasn’t exactly been a hotbed for UND (across the river, Moorhead has been one). According to the media guide, only four players from Fargo have suited up at UND since ...

Kolpack: This Missouri Valley preseason team has a different feel to it

FARGO – The summer-is-over memo came across the email account at 9:02 a.m. on Monday, July 24. It was the job of Ryan Perreault, the North Dakota State associate director of athletics for communications, to deliver the news. It was the all-Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason team, ...

Ex-teammate: Garcia can be ‘pretty special’

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — Matt Belisle pitched only the 2015 season with Jaime Garcia in St. Louis, but the Twins reliever came away highly impressed with the veteran left-hander who nearly became his teammate again this week. “Absolutely,” Belisle said ...

West Fargo’s Metz loses heartbreaker in Junior Greco-Roman title match

By Chris Murphy Forum News Service FARGO — West Fargo High School graduate and North Dakota State wrestler-to-be Brandon Metz paced frantically on the Fargodome turf on Saturday, July 22. He walked with purpose, but what he was looking for was nowhere to be found. Metz had just lost the ...

UND’s possible NFL-bound cornerback lost for season with injury

GRAND FORKS — Just days after Deion Harris was named preseason first-team all-Big Sky Conference, the University of North Dakota star cornerback -- arguably the school’s top NFL prospect since Jim Kleinsasser -- sustained a lower-leg injury Wednesday, July 19, and will miss the entire 2017 ...

Former UND star Weston Dressler finding his groove in Winnipeg

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Weston Dressler wore green and white for a long time. The former University of North Dakota wide receiver donned it in Grand Forks for four years, then for eight seasons with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. The colors have changed -- ...

‘Big Sexy’ in the house – Bartolo Colon, 44, makes Twins debut Tuesday

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS – Twins ace Ervin Santana knew Bartolo Colon was not of this Earth back in 2005. It wasn’t just the 21-win season with the Los Angeles Angels that led to Colon’s only Cy Young Award, one that rightfully should have gone to Twins ace ...

11-man East beats West 20-14

GRAND FORKS — Zach Gutterud didn’t expect to touch the football. Jackson Hankey figured to be more of a factor on defense. But the two scored the tying and winning touchdowns as the 11-man East team rallied to defeat the West 20-14 in the annual North Dakota Shrine Bowl on Sunday at the ...

Youth trapshooting continues to grow in popularity

GRAND FORKS — Jon Secord sits in the middle of the Grand Forks Gun Club on Monday night, activity buzzing all around him. One high school student interrupts to ask if he can borrow a gun for the night. “Sure,” he says. Secord instructs one of his co-workers to help the student. This ...

McFeely: Carson Wentz knows he walks a fine line when preaching his faith

FARGO — The story has been told before about the deepening of Carson Wentz’s faith. He was at a North Dakota State football practice his freshman year when a fellow quarterback, Dante Perez, asked if Wentz had ever read the Bible. After initially rejecting the question because Wentz ...

Reunion time for Tommies

MAYVILLE, — A reunion of sorts didn't take long for members of the 2016 Thompson High School football team. The Tommies capped an undefeated season last November by winning the program's first 9-man state championship. Three of the key players to the Tommies' explosive offense will be ...

Denver set to be heavy favorite

GRAND FORKS — The University of Denver solidified itself as perhaps college hockey’s biggest preseason favorite in more than a decade this week when standout forward Dylan Gambrell announced that he was returning to school for his junior season. That means -- as of now -- the defending ...