North Dakota Sports

UND football program names Schwenzfeier as recruiting coordinator

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Fifth-year University of North Dakota football assistant coach Joel Schwenzfeier has received a new job title. UND head coach Bubba Schweigert tagged Schwenzfeier on Monday, June 19 as the program’s recruiting coordinator, a position vacated ...

Koepka’s win shows folly of focusing on a few stars

ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka's U.S. Open triumph on Sunday was the latest reminder of how the sport used to be before Tiger Woods came along and blew away all preconceived notions of what sort of dominance was possible. In becoming the seventh consecutive first-time winner of a major ...

Hunter connects with Twins top draft pick

By Mike Berardino St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS — The connection did not become clear to Torii Hunter until this spring. As part of his duties as a special assistant in the Twins’ front office, the five-time all-star outfielder was watching scouting video of potential draftees. When ...

Ramirez belts two homers in Indians’ romp over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Ramirez homered from both sides of the plate as the Cleveland Indians pulled into a tie with the Minnesota Twins with an 9-3 victory in the first game of Saturday's split doubleheader between the two teams. Ramirez recorded three hits for the third straight game and drove ...

Wentz: Media’s focus on mechanics is ‘nature of the game’

Carson Wentz was asked Wednesday whether he thinks too much is being made of his mechanics, the coaching he got from a throwing specialist this offseason, the changes he has tried to incorporate. "Yeah, I do," Wentz said, after a minicamp practice in which he was nearly perfect, finding ...

Hometown hero

WEST FARGO — During his 21 year career, Donny Schatz has recorded 239 victories on race tracks all over the country. Since the turn of the millennium, Schatz has arguably been the top sprint car driver in the world, amassing eight World of Outlaws championships and nine Knoxville Nationals ...

Lopez rounding her Bison volleyball program into shape

FARGO — It’s been a month since Jennifer Lopez was named the interim head volleyball coach at North Dakota State. It’s almost as if she’s had the job for years. In a sense, she has. As a former player and assistant coach, there hasn’t been much in the line of adjustments since Kari ...

UND, NDSU players receive preseason FCS All-America honors

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota safety Cole Reyes and running back John Santiago, along with North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca and defensive back Tre Dempsey, were named to the Athlon FCS Preseason All-America team, which was released Wednesday, June 14. South Dakota State ...

UND, NDSU recruits highlight 2017 Badlands Bowl roster

DICKINSON, N.D. — These are the final few days of Jack Pifer’s career as a high school quarterback, and he’s determined to make the most of them. On the turf of Dickinson State University’s Biesiot Activities Center this week, the former Fargo South player has been slinging passes to a ...

Giants batter Twins to salvage series finale

SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey and Austin Slater each drove in four runs, helping the San Francisco Giants rally past the Minnesota Twins 13-8 on Sunday to salvage one win in the three-game interleague series. The Giants grabbed the lead with a four-run seventh inning. Posey's two-run double ...

Small school college ‘Pro Day’ in Minnesota going to change

By Andy Greder St. Paul Pioneer Press MINNEAPOLIS -- About 25 NFL teams traveled to southern Minnesota last year to watch Winona State quarterback Jack Nelson practice. They were intrigued by the 6-foot-4 product from Byron, Minn., who racked up Division II Northern Sun Intercollegiate ...

UND makes further athletics budget cuts

By Brad E. Schlossman Forum News Service GRAND FORKS -- Two months after the University of North Dakota announced the elimination of the women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving programs to alleviate budget concerns, the athletic department made additional budget cuts this ...

UND football to open 2018 season against Mississippi Valley State

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football team’s opener for the 2018 season has been set. The Fighting Hawks will open the year Aug. 30 against Mississippi Valley State at the Alerus Center. UND had previously announced two other non-conference games for the 2018 season: ...

Vikings players ‘little’ concerned about playing in London in fall

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When wide receiver Jarius Wright saw media reports of last weekend’s terrorist attacks in London, his thoughts turned to the game the Minnesota Vikings will play there Oct. 29. Minnesota will face the Cleveland Browns at Twickenham Stadium in the southwest side of the ...

UND thrower seeks All-America honors

EUGENE, Ore. -- Molli Detloff’s first outdoor track and field meet of the season went well. The Universitiy of North Dakota junior threw a personal best -- 202 feet -- at a meet in Wilmington, N.C. “That was a good start to the season,” said Detloff. And she’s hoping she’ll have a ...

There’s more to Bison track teams than running, jumping and throwing

FARGO — Hardly a week goes by when somebody from the North Dakota State men’s or women’s track and field teams doesn’t break some record. Inside the lines, the success has been measurable and impressive. This weekend, for instance, javelin thrower Matti Mortimore will be the first ...

Zimmer: ‘I’ll be back with one eye or two’

By Brian Murphy St. Paul Pioneer Press EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he plans to return to Minnesota in time for a June 5 another eye exam that should determine whether he can resume coaching his team. Zimmer is recovering from his eighth eye surgery at his ...

South graduate climbing the ladder in USA Weightlifting circles

FARGO — Brian Reisenauer moved from Fargo to Phoenix about 10 months ago to begin work on his doctorate in psychology. He's got a ways to go with hopes of completing the educational process by 2020. In the meantime, he's got something else to keep him busy ... like qualifying for the Pan ...