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NDSU’s ‘other cornerback’ having a breakout season

FARGO — It’s a badge of honor of sorts when it comes to unofficial titles with the North Dakota State football team. There are two cornerbacks on defense, with one of them being designated as the “shutdown corner.” Marcus Williams was the master of the role in his time with the Bison. ...

Williams claimed off waivers by Houston

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans have claimed cornerback Marcus Williams off waivers, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The New York Jets recently released the former North Dakota State standout. Williams played in five games and had four tackles for the Jets this season. In 2015, ...

Bison are a finely-tuned army away from home

FARGO — The number crunching of note with the North Dakota State football program began in 2011 when the Bison started their run of Division I FCS national championships. The trendy one is the streak against FBS opponents, which stands at six consecutive wins. In order starting from the ...

Two UJ ball players work through loss on the field

JAMESTOWN — Two University of Jamestown students who lost friends in the Las Vegas mass shooting Sunday, Oct. 1, say the support of a school and the love of a game have helped in handling unimaginable grief. Tanner Roundy, a UJ senior from Henderson, Nev., lost his best friend while other ...

UND embraces early season hockey road trips

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The University of North Dakota hockey season officially starts in this picturesque city, where downtown is nestled between the banks of Cook Inlet and the mountains. The hockey team left Wednesday, Oct. 4 -- allowing enough time to arrive, adjust for the three-hour time ...

Feds dismiss 2 sex discrimination complaints against UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Federal officials have dismissed two complaints against the University of North Dakota over intercollegiate sports programs. The university said Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights found no evidence of discrimination. The ...

Olson taking foundation he learned at NDSU football to Indiana State

FARGO — The golf game hasn’t gotten any better, but Grant Olson isn’t living in Terre Haute, Ind., these days to lower his handicap. The husband of LPGA Tour player Amy (Anderson) Olson is trying to turn around the Indiana State football program as an assistant coach. So far, the results ...

From foes to linemates: Jones, Kawaguchi finally team up

GRAND FORKS – Jordan Kawaguchi and Nick Jones of the University of North Dakota looked at each other. They shook their heads. And Kawaguchi said the first thing that came to his mind when he found out that he was going to start his college career as linemates with Jones. “Here we ...

Athleticism, grit has helped Hendricks pick up Bison defense at fast clip

FARGO — The total yards James Hendricks produced as a quarterback in high school added up to almost 3½ miles, which is a long way if you’re trying to sprint a 5K much less grind it out on a 100-yard football field. It made him a Division I prospect -- on offense -- and that’s where he ...

UND grad Poolman makes Winnipeg opening-night roster

GRAND FORKS – In six years, Tucker Poolman has gone from being cut by some North American Hockey League teams to making an NHL opening-day roster. The Winnipeg Jets made their final preseason cuts Tuesday, Oct. 3, and when they were done, the East Grand Forks (Minn.) Senior High and ...

Bison cruise to win over Missouri State

FARGO — North Dakota State played backward Saturday afternoon, Sept. 30, at the Fargodome. The run-heavy Bison went to the air early for offensive success. Junior quarterback Easton Stick passed for 121 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter to help spark No. 2-ranked NDSU to a 38-11 ...

UND looks to right the ship at UC Davis

By Tom Miller Forum News Service DAVIS, Calif. -- The University of North Dakota football program flew to the West Coast on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, but more accurately limped to California. UND limped, both because the Fighting Hawks are trying to regroup from a pair of concerning ...

Bison dig into ND’s secret 9-man gold mine to find offensive line recruits

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO – There probably isn’t a county road in North Dakota that North Dakota State assistant football coach Randy Hedberg hasn’t driven. It’s his job, after all, to search all corners of the state to find the next Bison players. But in the case of ...

Bison offense: highly efficient, productive

FARGO — True, and there’s no debating it, the nonconference schedule for North Dakota State in the last month was two-thirds soft and one-third pretty good -- although that game ended up being a rout, also. And there’s also no debating this either: The offense was pretty good, no matter ...

UND hires consultants to review Faison, top athletic officials

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has hired a consulting firm to review top officials in the athletic department. UND athletic director Brian Faison told his head coaches to set up a meeting with a consulting firm between the days of Sept. 11-13, according to an ...

UND’s Jones happy for second shot at college hockey

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota forward Nick Jones’ first shot at college hockey came at 18 years old. Now 21, he’s hoping to make the most of his second chance. The junior transfer from Ohio State has impressed coaches and teammates with his work ethic and competitiveness and ...

UND hockey media day an example of this team’s identity

GRAND FORKS — Jayson Hajdu walked briskly through the hallway outside of the University of North Dakota men’s hockey locker room Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 26, looking down at a clipboard in his hand. He poked his head in the visitors’ locker room, where three TV stations were set up, and ...

Dunn on impressive early-season record pace

FARGO — North Dakota State running back Lance Dunn hasn’t been timed in the 40-yard dash for a while and really doesn’t know what it could be right now. He just knows it’s faster than what it was last year. And that’s fast. Ask Robert Morris University (Pa.), which couldn’t get a ...

Twins’ Polanco honors grandfather’s memory with strong play

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — It’s easy to forget now as he hits third for a Twins team steamrolling toward its first postseason berth in seven years, but for two solid months this summer Jorge Polanco wandered around in a fog. There were games to be played ...