North Dakota Sports

Huntley leads Utah to 37-16 win over North Dakota

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 227 yards, rushed for 70 and accounted for three touchdowns as the Utes overwhelmed FCS North Dakota 37-16 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night. Utah debuted its new fast-paced, pass-first, spread offense with ...

Norberg paves the way for UND’s running backs

GRAND FORKS — In the first season of the Bubba Schweigert Era at the University of North Dakota in 2014, a string of injuries forced Kyle Norberg to convert from linebacker to become the team’s starting running back. After starting four games in 2014 in the offensive backfield, Norberg ...

Attitude change No. 1 priority for Mississippi Valley State

FARGO — There was a time when Mississippi Valley State was the toast of the college football world, with quarterback Willie Totten and receiver Jerry Rice putting the school on the map. The tandem set several NCAA records with Rice going on to a NFL Hall of Fame career. That was in the ...

No improvement from Vikings’ first-team offense

Chris Tomasson St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had hoped to “feel better" about his offense after their third preseason game Sunday, Aug. 27. Instead, he might have felt worse. Minnesota’s first-team offense was ragged, again, in a 32-31 win over San ...

Utah’s new offensive coordinator has a Big Sky background

Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football coaching staff's efforts to scout Utah have been a challenge. The No. 8 Fighting Hawks will face the Utes at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in Salt Lake City. Utah had a school-record eight NFL draft picks in 2017 ...

Bison concentrating on depth in season-opener vs. Mississippi Valley State

Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO—Mississippi Valley State, North Dakota State's season-opening football opponent on Saturday afternoon, has struggled mightily in recent years coming off back-to-back 1-10 seasons. The Delta Devils are ranked 252nd out of 254 teams in a USA Today ...

With roster deadline here, Twins have tough decisions on Arizona Fall League

TORONTO — Now that John Curtiss has reached the majors in his fourth pro season, he can look back at his Arizona Fall League experience for what it was: a turbo-booster for a late-blooming Twins pitching prospect. “Last year the fall league was probably the biggest thing that happened to ...

UND’s Stewart healing as Utah opener approaches

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota defensive coordinator Eric Schmidt watched junior college transfer Tamas Stewart’s highlight film and was instantly intrigued. “It was exactly what we look for in safeties,” Schmidt said. The UND football team successfully wooed Stewart to ...

Hoge wins Bobcat North Dakota Open with tourney-record score

FARGO — There has been a lot to celebrate in the world of professional golf for Tom Hoge, from playing in the same pairing as Tiger in front of thousands to some pretty hefty paydays in his three-year PGA career. On Sunday afternoon, he got to celebrate something else for the first time since ...

UND football team pulling redshirts on two defensive backs

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota defensive coordinator Eric Schmidt is in charge of recruiting the state of Colorado for the Fighting Hawks. Schmidt did his side of the ball a favor when it came to the 2017 recruiting class from the Denver area. True freshman cornerback Hayden ...

UND, Alerus announce updates to football events

GRAND FORKS – As the University of North Dakota football product has improved on the field under fourth-year coach Bubba Schweigert, work has been done this offseason to boost the environment surrounding the games. On Thursday, Aug. 24, the Alerus Center outlined a handful of changes UND ...

NCAA approves University of Mary’s year-round campus plan

BISMARCK — The NCAA on Thursday approved the University of Mary’s Year-Round Campus initiative, allowing Mary student-athletes the option of completing their degrees much faster without jeopardizing their athletic eligibility. The decision is the first of its kind for the NCAA, the ...

UND hockey recruits Costello, Hain named to top prospect game

GRAND FORKS -- A pair of University of North Dakota  recruits have been selected to play in the All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., next month. Grand Forks Red River's Braden Costello and Gavin Hain of Grand Rapids, Minn.,  both 2000-born players who are eligible next summer's NHL ...

Illies close to full speed, but consecutive games streak in jeopardy

FARGO — Walking became a chore for North Dakota State tight end Jeff Illies in the days after he suffered a knee injury in practice. Even more hazardous to his health was the thought of his senior season blowing up before it started. Hopes of saving his best year for last turned to visions ...

Conner is a big piece of NDSU’s offense line puzzle

FARGO — The football season opener vs. Mississippi Valley State is two weeks away. Although North Dakota State hasn’t formally named its starting offensive line, an educated guess at it is getting easier by the day. At heart of any kind of debate: Will junior Colin Conner be a tackle or a ...

Bison football on verge of redshirting second straight entire freshman class

FARGO — The five days of North Dakota State University football practice when a decision is normally made on a player playing as a true freshman came and went this week. Nothing happened. And if that remains the case, it will be the second-straight season NDSU will have redshirted its entire ...

UND’s Alm adjusting to life on offense

GRAND FORKS — When Logan Alm spent time with former high school teammates and coaches this offseason, he gave them the news he’s now a tight end. They laughed. Alm played on the offensive and defensive lines at Hawley (Minn.) High School. He said he hasn’t touched a ball in a game since ...

Bison volleyball leaning on seniors like Purnell to ease the transition

FARGO -- The large banners hanging on the east wall of Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse are a tribute to the success of North Dakota State volleyball. Two names on the banners hope to bridge the past with the future. Two banners pay tribute to Jennifer Lopez as the Summit League Player of the Year ...

Bison administration not taking packed dome crowds for granted

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- It would probably be easy for the North Dakota State athletic front office to put an “open for business” sign on the front door and do nothing else. Fans would still buy football tickets. Once again, it took less than an hour last week for Gate ...