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North Dakota Sports

UND hopes this Weber State matchup isn’t 2018 all over again

OGDEN, Utah — The University of North Dakota football program has been in this position before. Just a year ago, the surging Fighting Hawks faced a top 5 Weber State team with an opportunity to build an FCS playoffs resume and catapult the team through the stretch run of a schedule that was ...

UND men’s basketball team ready for game time

GRAND FORKS — On Thursday, Nov. 7, the University of North Dakota opens its men’s basketball season against Crown College — a private, NCAA Division III college located in St. Bonifacius, Minn. Five days after the Crown game, UND will take on national power Gonzaga — ranked No. 8 in ...

Bison men’s basketball team opens season against a high-major opponent

FARGO — The last time North Dakota State played a men’s basketball game that counted, the center was Zion Williamson. Add to that Duke’s lineup of NBA prospects and the Bison were beaten in the first round of the NCAA tournament last March. It was the second time the Bison played a team ...

Bison superfan seeks tickets for veterans

CAMPBELL, Minn. — Alana Christensen remembers the day she was inspired to get as many veterans as she could to North Dakota State football games. It was during the Bison's Football Championship Subdivision NCAA playoff game last December against Montana State at the Fargodome, during a break ...

NDSU’s Davis not ready to concede Bison football career is over

FARGO — The graduation day is already set in December when Dom Davis will walk onto the stage at North Dakota State and receive his diploma. His hope is he’ll still be playing football for the Bison. At one time a career that looked finished, Davis is giving it another shot. The senior ...

Roseau’s Borowicz, North Dakotans could provide instant impact for UND

GRAND FORKS — Travis Brewster and his staff made it a priority to go around the area and lock down all of the top recruits. They succeeded. They landed North Dakota Miss Basketball, Megan Zander of Mandan. They also landed Miss Basketball runner-up Lilly Keplin of Bismarck Century. They ...

Bison, Penguins prone to close games in Youngstown

FARGO — It was an August and September of doing nothing but winning for Youngstown State, which started the year 4-0, including an Aug. 24 FCS Kickoff game on ESPN against Samford. October, however, wasn’t so kind. The weather got colder, and so did YSU. The Penguins dropped three straight ...

UND ranked No. 24 this week in FCS poll

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota slipped into the national FCS polls on Monday, Oct. 28, rankings that were met with little fanfare at Memorial Stadium. “I didn’t even know about that,” said UND cornerback Evan Holm. “I’m just focused on Weber State. They have a good ...

Fighting Hawks hope for more Alerus Center magic

GRAND FORKS — Montana State football coach Jeff Choate wasn't focusing on the University of North Dakota's road losses at Idaho State and Eastern Washington. He was zeroing in on the Fighting Hawks' home wins against Top 25 teams Sam Houston State and UC Davis. "They're playing very well at ...

UND scoring goals from on top of the crease this season

GRAND FORKS — A lot of games ended a season ago with the shot counter heavily in the University of North Dakota's favor but the scoreboard in favor of the opponent. On some nights, perhaps, it was bad luck. On other nights, like four games against Denver, it was a star goalie on the other ...

NDSU’s Schoening latest ND lineman to make it big

FARGO — It was a way of life for teenager Karson Schoening, who would wake up just before 2 a.m. at his farmhouse south of Rolla to do his job. Winter was still hanging around and the temperature near the Canadian border had the tendency to dip below zero. It would take about 20 minutes for ...

UND defense hopes to buck a trend

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- The University of North Dakota football team has looked different lately at home and on the road. The Fighting Hawks' defense has been the most troubling. In the last five road games, dating back to the final two of the 2018 season, UND has given up at least 30 ...

Kolpack: For some Bison players, it’s the dog days of football

FARGO — It’s all so cool, and so Gen Z, when a high school football recruit announces on Twitter where he plans on spending the next four-to-five years of his life. He says he’s blessed, thanks the appropriate people, and the coaching staff of said university is high-fiving each other ...

Bismarck downs Davies for boys state soccer title

BISMARCK — For the Bismarck Demons, the odd-year beat goes on. For Fargo Davies, another runner-up trophy. Bismarck rang up its eighth shutout of the season, but its first in six games, to down Fargo Davies 3-0 Wednesday, Oct. 16, for its fifth boys soccer state championship. The game was ...

UND hoping to avoid a letdown

GRAND FORKS — When looking at the University of North Dakota football team's grueling early-season schedule this year, the discussion always targets the stretch of North Dakota State, Sam Houston State, Eastern Washington and UC Davis. Now that those four games are in the rear-view mirror, a ...

Motorists warned to watch for deer

October through early December is the peak period for deer-vehicle accidents. Motorists are reminded to watch for deer along roadways this time of year because juvenile animals are dispersing from their home ranges. Motorists are advised to slow down and exercise caution after dark to reduce ...

Agronomist joins Ducks Unlimited

Emily Schwartz is a new field agronomist at the Ducks Unlimited Great Plains Regional Office in Bismarck. Schwartz hopes to use her passion for agriculture and conservation to help promote, deliver and adapt DU’s new soil health programs. “After working in agricultural consulting, I worked ...

WHOOPER CLUB

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for September: Lake Darling smallmouth bass: Nick Gonzales, Minot, Sept. 15, 3 lbs., 8 oz. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Brent Helm, Mandan, Sept. 14, 3 lbs., 4 oz. Lake Sakakawea ...