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UND expects tough test from USD, Streveler

By Tom Miller Forum News Service VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of North Dakota scout team offense might be the best-equipped in the FCS to imitate South Dakota star Chris Streveler, a powerful 6-foot-3, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback. UND scout team quarterback Nate Ketteringham, ...

From Oriska to Division I, UND linebacker fights for playing time

GRAND FORKS — Corby Richman is from Oriska, N.D., a town of a little more than 100 people located 11 miles east of Valley City along Interstate 94. “It’s really small,” Richman said. “There’s not a lot of paved roads or anything like that.” Coming out of Maple Valley High ...

Kolpack: The 2014 Bison recruiting class turning the corner

FARGO — It was a magical season on the field in 2013 when perhaps the greatest team in NCAA Division I FCS history completed a 15-0 season with a national title win over outmanned Towson University (Md.). North Dakota State finished unbeaten, untied and undisputed as the kings of FCS. The ...

Mental preparation helps Williams get into defensive line mix

FARGO -- The physical growth Blake Williams has undergone since coming to North Dakota State is obvious. He’s a big guy, 6-foot-3 and 295 pounds, who plays on the interior defensive line where you need to be big. But that doesn’t get you on the field at the Division I FCS level, ...

Drug dealing charges dismissed for former UND football player

GRAND FORKS — The most severe charge against a former University of North Dakota football player after a drug task force raid at his Grand Forks home in May was dismissed Monday, Sept. 11, as part of a plea agreement, court records show. Keelan Frederick Poole, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Diggs big, scores twice to give Vikings win in season opener

MINNEAPOLIS — Stefon Diggs took a two-step approach in honoring former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss on the eve of Moss’ induction into the team’s Ring of Honor. During the Vikings’ Monday, Sept. 11, season opener, Diggs wore customized cleats featuring Moss’ fake mooning of the ...

Trip to Vermillion a new experience for UND football players

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS -- The University of North Dakota football program will travel this weekend to Vermillion, S.D., a familiar place for fans and veteran coaches -- not so much for the current Fighting Hawks roster. No. 10 UND plays No. 23 South Dakota at 2 p.m. ...

DeLuca undergoes ‘procedure’ on knee, long-term status unknown

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca underwent a medical procedure to his knee on Monday, Sept. 11, said Bison head coach Chris Klieman. That’s about all that is known of the senior who missed last Saturday’s game at Eastern ...

No. 2-ranked Bison rumble past Eastern Washington

CHENEY, Wash. -- North Dakota State offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert had smile on his face early Saturday evening, standing in the end zone for postgame interviews. The 6-foot-4, 304-pound senior guard was responding to the amount of rushing yards the No. 2-ranked Bison churned on the red ...

McFeely: Gubrud, Eagles just not the same this time around

CHENEY, Wash. -- The best sign made by a tailgating North Dakota State football fan in Cheney on Saturday, Sept. 9, was a reference to the 2010 quarterfinal playoff game won by Eastern Washington on a controversial fumble call by Bison quarterback Brock Jensen. The sign ...

Kolpack: It was a coming out party for the Bison backup linebackers

CHENEY, Wash. — It looked to be one of those miracle quick-healing stories when North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca warmed up with the rest of his teammates prior to Saturday's clash with Eastern Washington. Bison fans were sent into a panic, after all, when word of a knee injury ...

UND blanks Missouri State 34-0 in Potato Bowl victory

GRAND FORKS — Leading up to the University of North Dakota football’s Saturday, Sept. 9, matchup with Missouri State, the university and its fans were giddy about the new bells and whistles associated with the atmosphere in and around the Alerus Center. On the field, though, there was one ...

UND players avoid thinking about the big picture prior to home opener

GRAND FORKS — The UND football team made its first appearance in the FCS playoffs a year ago, so there’s newness for the program and its fans when it comes to building a resume for the postseason. One key component of the playoff picture for the No. 11-ranked Fighting Hawks will be how ...

UND ramping up branding around the Alerus Center

GRAND FORKS — When University of North Dakota football fans walk into the Alerus Center on Saturday afternoon for the 4 p.m. Potato Bowl against Missouri State, they’ll be greeted by a 15-by-26-feet-tall banner of a UND football player above a Fighting Hawks logo. UND and the Alerus ...

Smoke continues to plague Eastern Washington’s practice plans

FARGO — Before trying to solve North Dakota State on Saturday, Sept. 9, Eastern Washington’s football team is trying to figure out how to practice. Smoke from wildfires in the Pacific Northwest has forced the Eagles indoors so far this week. They worked out in their fieldhouse on Tuesday ...

Bond between UND kicker, long snapper a key to special teams success

GRAND FORKS — At University of North Dakota football practice, kicker Reid Taubenheim and long snapper Jacob Holmen are inseparable. The two work through special teams drills and help out elsewhere, too, with anything from holding up down markers to tracking down tackling dummies. On road ...

NDSU prepares for a different level of speed at Eastern Washington

FARGO — It could be the equivalent of driving a 1970s Pinto station wagon with the wood paneling on the side, hopping in a time machine and finding yourself with the keys to a 2017 Aston Martin. The difference in speed North Dakota State will see from opening day last Saturday to a date ...

ACL injuries adding up in the early going for Bison football team

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO -- It’s turning into a club nobody wants to belong to. North Dakota State may have won the football game in a big way over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday night, Sept. 2, but the Bison lost three more players to knee injuries. Left tackle ...

Twins’ Miguel Sano slowly resumes baseball activity

By John Shipley St. Paul Pioneer Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Miguel Sano hit off a tee Monday, Sept. 4, in St. Petersburg, his first baseball activity since he was sidelined by a foul tip off his left shin on Aug. 19, manager Paul Molitor told reporters prior to Monday night’s game ...

UND hopes to get rushing attack back on track

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football team will try to rediscover a high-powered rushing attack this Saturday, a week after running for just 55 yards against Utah. The Fighting Hawks, who dropped to No. 11 in both FCS polls on Monday, ...