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UND Football on the rise

Under head coach Bubba Schweigert, the UND Fighting Hawks football team finished their 2016 season undefeated (8-0) in the Big Sky conference, capturing the conference championship, and 9-2 overall.

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

In 2017, the Fighting Hawks will not only be looking to defend their Big Sky conference title, but also trying to improve on their 2016 season. The 2016 season saw the Hawks achieve many program firsts. They made the FCS playoffs for the first time, they won the Big Sky conference for the first time,...

UND looks to squish spiders at Alerus

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

For the first time ever, the Fighting Hawks will play in a FCS playoff game against the Richmond Spiders. It will also be the first time the Alerus Center has hosted a playoff game since 2007. “It means a lot for us, to be playing in the second round of the FCS playoffs for the first time ever,”...

Stifling the Gophers

Ryleigh Houston chases the puck against the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Saturday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

The women’s hockey team held the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers winless at Ralph Englestad Arena last weekend for only the second time in program history. Both Friday and Saturday, the Fighting Hawks and Gophers ended their matchups in ties, 2-2. Any time the Gophers  and the Hawks play,...

Next Man Up

Next Man Up

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

It’s the first game of the season. The Fighting Hawks are in Stony Brook, N.Y. taking on the Seawolves. Senior Clive Georges was set for a big season after missing most of the 2015 campaign. Then, disaster struck. Georges needed to be carted off the field with an apparent serious injury, a huge...

Hook, line and sinker

Geno Crandall drives the ball on a breakaway against Idaho State guard Geno Luzcando last season at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

The men’s basketball makes its return this week. After coming off a season that saw the Fighting Hawks host their first ever Division I postseason game at Betty Englestad Arena. The Hawks will kick off the 2016 campaign Friday, Nov. 11 against Crown College at the Betty. This season will start...

UND keeps the streak alive

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

After a huge win last weekend, the Hawks return to the road once again to face the University of Northern Colorado Bears in Greely, Colorado. Last weekend, the Hawks defeated the Weber Sate Wildcats in a huge conference game. The win puts UND at 7-0 in the conference, good for the top spot. Both...

Going down the Gopher Hole

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

The biggest rivalry in college hockey will enter a new chapter in the history of UND vs the University of Minnesota this weekend. The Hawks will travel to Minneapolis this weekend to take on the U of M Golden Gophers. Games against the Gophers are different from other games. The intensity is ratcheted...

And then there were two

Zach Arnell yells for his teammates during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Weber State at the Alerus Center.

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

The Fighting Hawks picked up a huge win Saturday as they defeated the Weber State Wildcats 27-19. Saturday was the biggest game of UND’s short FCS career. It was the first time that the Alerus Center has seen two teams face off that each sit atop their division. “We knew this was gonna be a reall...

Protecting the nest from predators

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

UND remains undefeated in Big Sky faces WSU this weekend This weekend, UND will host Weber State in the biggest football matchup Grand Forks has seen in years. “These are the games you play for,” UND Quarterback Keaton Studsrud said. “These are big games we have to win. I’d be lying if I sai...

Hawks tame the Bengals

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

UND defeats Idaho to keep the ball rolling on hot streak The 16th ranked Fighting Hawks defeated the Idaho State Bengals Saturday afternoon 28-21 in Pocatello, Idaho. With the win, UND remains unbeaten in the Big Sky conference this year at 6-0 and have won their last eight conference contests. A...

Hawks look to take away Bengals’ stripes

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

UND head back on the road in hopes of keep the streak alive Last season, the Idaho State University Bengals won two games. One against Division II Black Hills State University, and one against UND at the Alerus Center for their homecoming. The loss had a devastating effect on the playoff hopes of the Fighting Hawks. T...

Hawks protect their nest

Keaton Studsrud dives towards the touchdown line during Saturday's Homecoming game against Southern Utah.

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

UND wins big in 100th Homecoming Football game The Fighting Hawks were able to overcome two early blunders to defeat the defending Big Sky Champion Southern Utah Thunderbirds 45-23. While the final score was lopsided, it does not indicate how close the first half was. At the beginning of the sea...

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