North Dakota Sports

Potato Bowl provides true FCS test for Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota and No. 24 Sam Houston State enter Week 3 in a similar position. The Fighting Hawks and the Bearkats have played a superior opponent and an inferior opponent. For both teams, the Potato Bowl — 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alerus Center — ...

Sandhill crane season opens Sept. 14

North Dakota’s sandhill crane season opens Sept. 14 and runs through Nov. 10. Limits are three daily and nine in possession in unit 1 (west of U.S. Highway 281), and two daily and six in possession in unit 2 (east of U.S. Highway 281). Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to 1 ...

WHOPPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for August: Lake Audubon northern pike: Anthony Biddinger, Minot, Aug. 8, 20 lbs., 4 oz. Hiddenwood Lake smallmouth bass: Kody Wessmeister, Minot, Aug. 25, 3 lbs., 1 oz. Lake Sakakawea ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Wed.-Friday – Cabela’s National Walleye Tour, Grahams Island State Park, Devils Lake, 501-317-7281. Friday – Full moon, 11:34 p.m. Friday – Deer Gun Youth Season opener. Saturday – Upland Game Season opener. Saturday – Youth Waterfowl Season opener. Saturday – Sandhill Crane ...

Grouse and partridge seasons open Sept. 14

North Dakota’s popular hunting seasons for grouse and partridge will open Saturday, Sept. 14. Shooting hours are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Sharptails, ruffed grouse and Huns each have a daily limit of three and a possession limit of 12. All hunters, regardless of age, must have ...

Youth, military waterfowl weekend is Sept. 14-15

North Dakota’s two-day youth waterfowl and special veteran and active military personnel waterfowl weekend is Sept. 14-15. Legally licensed resident and nonresident youth waterfowl hunters age 15 and younger, and veterans and members of the Armed Forces on active duty, including members of ...

CATCHnRELEASE CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for August: Strawberry Lake northern pike: Anthony Biddinger, Minot, Aug. 15, 38 inches. Lake Sakakawea white bass: Thomas Prough, Minot, Aug. 5, 18 inches. Ashley Clark, Minot, Aug. ...

Deer season for young hunters opens Sept. 13

Friday, Sept. 13 at noon Central Time signals the start of a nine-and-a-half-day deer hunting season for youth, and hunters are reminded that a 2019 general game and habitat license must be purchased before the state Game and Fish Department mails the youth deer license. Hunters are encouraged ...

UND uncertain at QB ahead of Bison game

GRAND FORKS — As the University of North Dakota football program begins to prepare for the No. 1 team in the country and in-state rival North Dakota State, head coach Bubba Schweigert was noncommittal Monday afternoon about his starting quarterback for the weekend. Week 1 starter Nate ...

With UND on deck, Bison still had full attention on Butler

FARGO (FNS) — Last week was one to remember for the North Dakota State football team and its fan base. By all accounts, the victory over Butler University (Ind.) at Target Field in Minneapolis was a success for both the players and the program. The 57-10 win was the debut for new head coach ...

New UND offense will debut against Drake

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota offensive coordinator Danny Freund has spent the offseason trying to describe to fans and the media the offense he's overhauled for the 2019 season. Sometimes the Fighting Hawks will huddle and other times they won't. Sometimes they'll go fast and ...

Kolpack: Gen. Wald gives Bison football program five stars

FARGO — As a retired Air Force general who still keeps a daily business schedule, the phone calls, emails and consultation requests must be numerous for Chuck Wald. Whether it’s something in Europe or any other part of the world, there is one item, however, that he does not miss on a daily ...

Depth chart of FCS power North Dakota State is a work of art

FARGO (AP) — The most dominant team in the history of the Football Championship Subdivision has had turnovers in so many places — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback and nearly 70% of its starting lineup. It would seem that this year's playoff might be more than the race for second ...

Federal duck stamp required Sept. 1

Waterfowl hunters age 16 and older are reminded a federal duck stamp is required beginning Sept. 1. Waterfowl includes ducks, geese, swans, mergansers and coots. This year’s 2019-20 federal duck stamp is available for electronic purchase through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Aug. 30 – Mountain Lion Season opener. Aug. 30 – Pronghorn Archery Season opener. Aug. 30 – Deer Archery Season opener. Aug. 31 – Harvest Trapshoot, Minot Gun Club. Sept. 6 – Elk Archery Season opener, E1E, E1W, E2,E6. Sept. 6 – Elk Regular Season opener, E3, E4. Sept. 6 – ...

Deer archery season opens Friday

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Aug. 30 at noon, and continues through Jan. 5, 2020. Bowhunters can buy a license online at the state Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov; by calling 800-406-6409; or at vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing ...

Fargo Post 2 falls to Idaho Falls in World Series championship

SHELBY, N.C. — Fargo Post 2’s bid for its first American Legion baseball World Series championship fell short Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a 5-3 loss to Idaho Falls Post 56 at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium. Post 2, which reached its first title game in its 91-year history, held a 2-1 lead ...

Bison name starting quarterback

By Eric Peterson and Dom Izzo Forum News Service FARGO — North Dakota State will go with youth under center. Bison head coach Matt Entz named redshirt freshman Trey Lance as the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 19, for the team's season opener Aug. 31 against Butler University at Target ...

Hankey primed to man middle linebacker spot for the Bison

FARGO — North Dakota State linebacker Jackson Hankey walked off the artificial turf at Team Makers Athletic Fields at a recent practice and shed his shoulder pads. He always envisioned this is where his football career would lead. "I've always been a Bison fan," said Hankey, from Park River, ...

UND senior overcame endless adversity to play DI football

GRAND FORKS — UND senior running back Teddy Sherva wasn’t supposed to be in America. Born in a Ghana refugee camp in 1998, Teddy was living in Liberia in 2005 when his grandmother applied for her son — not her grandson — to flee civil war in Africa to join her in the United States. At ...