North Dakota Sports

No. 9 Washington wins big over Fighting Hawks

SEATTLE — In the home opener of a season with national championship dreams, the Washington Huskies wanted to put on a good show against a lower-level opponent in a scenic stadium with a beautiful view of Lake Washington. That party -- as expected -- did happen, but it’s arrival was delayed ...

Bills’ McCoy uses questions about turning 30 into motivation

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The more skepticism LeSean McCoy hears about whether he can maintain his production after turning 30, the better the Buffalo running back feels. McCoy is using the questions as motivation in preparing to open his 10th NFL season on ...

The road less traveled, UND safety finds Division I success

GRAND FORKS — Tykeise Johnson hasn’t taken the easy path. As a high school senior at Coon Rapids (Minn.), the wide receiver broke his wrist and had to play defensive back. In order to get his academics in order, Johnson then went to Central Lakes Junior College in Brainerd, Minn. Even ...

No. 1-ranked Bison give lights-out performance in season-opening victory

FARGO -- The lights went out during the first quarter Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Fargodome, delaying North Dakota State’s season opener against Cal Poly around 20 minutes. Cal Poly head coach Tim Walsh joked he wished the dome would have remained dark the rest of the afternoon. “I wish ...

Klieman doesn’t expect new kickoff fair catch rule to change Bison mindset

FARGO — The NCAA has changed its kickoff rules for this football season, allowing return teams to fair catch the ball anywhere inside the 25-yard line and have it count as a touchback. North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman doesn’t think the rule change will alter how his team ...

Hawks’ Week 1 opponent presents plenty of unknowns

GRAND FORKS — The Mississippi Valley State football program is known for alums Jerry Rice and Deacon Jones. As for the 2018 Delta Devils, who knows? The official website still doesn’t have a 2018 roster and the Southwestern Athletic Conference school in Itta Bena, Miss., has a first-year ...

Andrew MacWilliam hopes to be a leader for Sabres prospects

GRAND FORKS — Andrew MacWilliam wore a captain’s letter before coming to the University of North Dakota. He did it again in college. Since leaving school, he’s worn an ‘A’ with the Toronto Marlies, Manitoba Moose and the Rochester Americans, who last season snapped their longest ...

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

FORT YATES (AP) — Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The ...

UND names Ketteringham as starting quarterback

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football team has named a starting quarterback. Junior Nate Ketteringham, a transfer from Sacramento State, has won the three-man race, the program announced Tuesday morning. Ketteringham, who is 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, arrived in Grand Forks in ...

Celtics’ Irving to visit reservation

BISMARCK (AP) — Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving is set to visit the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where his late mother was once part of the tribe. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will hold a ceremony for Irving on Thursday in honor of his first visit to ...

Halfway through August, it’s business as usual for Bison football

FARGO — Looking for a couple of backup linebackers and checking out the true freshmen to see if they can immediately play at a top NCAA Division I FCS level. That’s about where North Dakota State is at with the “fall camp” version of August practice winding up Monday, Aug. 20. From a ...

FCS powerhouse NDSU poised to keep its perch

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — At least one ticket broker advertising upcoming events for the Fargo area is promoting prices at $68 for O.A.R., $71 for Jason Mraz, $90 for Toby Keith, $93 for LeAnn Rimes, $103 for Blink 182 — and $122 for the college football game between Delaware and North Dakota ...

Bridges developing into a ‘shutdown’ cornerback

FARGO — It was a year ago at this time when Marquise Bridges was going into his sophomore season as one of those guys who maybe had a chance to help the team. He was down a ways on the North Dakota State cornerback depth chart after all. With starters Jalen Allison and Jaylaan Wimbush not ...

UND football will conduct live scrimmage today

GRAND FORKS — Fall camp for the University of North Dakota football program hits the halfway mark today. Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert will use the midway point, Practice No. 12, to conduct a 50-play live scrimmage at Memorial Stadium starting at 9 a.m. in order to evaluate his ...

After losing five starters, UND volleyball enters new league with a new look

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota volleyball coach Mark Pryor isn’t anxiously awaiting the Summit League preseason volleyball poll, which will come out later this month. “Don’t care,” Pryor said Tuesday afternoon as his team went through drills at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. ...

Bison fullback Robbins expected to be a versatile piece in team offense

FARGO — North Dakota State fullback Brock Robbins hasn’t found the end zone during his Bison career, even though he was a touchdown-scoring machine when he played high school football for the Cavalier Tornadoes. His college touchdown drought could end this fall, however, with the 6-foot-1, ...

Bison trying to find ways to get their deep stable of running backs the ball

FARGO — It’s a fact in football that only one ball is allowed on the field during a game. It’s a fact North Dakota State returns a wealth of experienced running backs uncommon for most Division I FCS programs. Bruce Anderson. Lance Dunn. Ty Brooks. Seth Wilson. Adam Cofield. Demaris ...