North Dakota Sports

Kolpack: It’s a gauntlet on steroids for NDSU

FARGO — If you want a lesson in Murderers’ Row football scheduling, try being Don Morton in 1981. The North Dakota State head coach faced road games at Northern Michigan, Northern Arizona and Northern Colorado to open the season and then the home opener against North Dakota. The Bison ...

Davies reaches state soccer semifinals for first time

JAMESTOWN — Looking for the program’s first trip to the North Dakota state soccer semifinals, Fargo Davies coach Ian Costello wasn’t concerned with his team allowing a goal inside the opening three minutes on Thursday night. “I think I got the guys a little too jacked up,” he said. ...

South claims state tennis championship

GRAND FORKS — Fargo South was one set away from losing in the first round of the North Dakota state boys tennis tournament Thursday morning, Oct. 12. Longtime coach Vic Youngs started to think about what could be next. “In the back of my mind, I’m trying to stay positive,” South coach ...

UND defenseman Johnson savors first-career goal

GRAND FORKS – It was 12:37 a.m. back in Grand Forks when Casey Johnson wired a wrist shot into the upper corner of the net for his first-career goal, giving the Fighting Hawks a 3-2 overtime victory at Alaska Anchorage. His family didn’t miss it. Johnson’s parents, aunts, uncles and ...

Brooks’ return to NDSU lineup lasted one play, now coping with another injury

FARGO — North Dakota State sophomore Ty Brooks showed his value at Eastern Washington early last month when he returned a kickoff 41 yards. It came after the Eagles scored to take a 7-3 lead, which to date has been NDSU’s only deficit this season. Starting from near midfield, it didn’t ...

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 ...