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Reheating a Rivalry

Tamara Merseli (right) spikes the ball against Idaho at the Betty Engelstad Center on Nov. 5.

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

When people hear that the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota are playing in an athletics event, they think of hockey. North Dakota and Minnesota have a rivalry people in the area call “The Border Battle.” That “Border Battle” will be renewed this Friday night in the...

Making dreams a reality

The UND Volleyball team celebrates their first-ever Big Sky conference championship win Saturday evening at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

A week after making history by becoming Big Sky regular season champions, the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks volleyball team kept the ball rolling this past Saturday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The Fighting Hawks won the Big Sky conference tournament to advance to its first...

Big Sky Dreams

After defeating Northern Colorado University this past Saturday, the UND volleyball team clinched the 2016 Big Sky conference chamionship.

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

What a week it was for head coach Mark Pryor and the UND volleyball team. The Fighting Hawks set themselves up perfectly for a massive week, and they took care of business with dominating victories over Northern Arizona, and Northern Colorado. Both the Bears and the Lumberjacks were in the same...

Big Sky at the Betty

Faith Dooley (center) jumps for the spike against Idaho Saturday evening at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

When Mark Pryor took over as head coach of University of North Dakota Volleyball, he had a vision. That vision was to get better each year, and eventually compete for a Big Sky Championship. That vision is coming into full force this season, and the Fighting Hawks are in prime position to win the...

Hawks punch playoff ticket

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

The University of North Dakota volleyball team is having one of the best seasons in school history. The Fighting Hawks currently sit at 19-9 overall, and 10-2 in the Big Sky Conference. The Fighting Hawks dominated both Montana and Montana State in their last trip to Montana. UND will now return...

Preseason potential

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

UND women’s basketball is rich on tradition. During the seasons that UND was in Division II, North Dakota won National Championships year in and year out. At one point UND went on to win three straight Division II National Titles from 1995 to 1997. Head coach Travis Brewster, who already has a NCAA Division I...

Beaver trappin’

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team swept the Bemidji State Beavers in two games at the Ralph last Friday and Saturday. This weekend, the UND women’s hockey team will be looking to do the same thing to the Beavers in a home-and-home series. It won’t be an easy series for the Fighting...

UND settles for a split

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

The Hawk take one and leave one on the road over the weekend The Fighting Hawks soared into Idaho and Utah this past weekend on Friday and Saturday games against Idaho State and Weber State, respectively. Coming into the weekend, UND was sitting at top of the north division in the Big Sky with a reco...

Breaking the beaver’s dam

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

North Dakota look to break Bemidji’s goaltending The Highway 2 rivalry will be renewed this weekend at the Ralph Englestad Arena. The University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks host the Bemidji State Beavers in men’s hockey. The Beavers, who come in at 4-0, have swept  Bowling Green and Northern Michig...

Hawks win behind hat trick

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

October 18, 2016

UND wins Hall of Fame game at Ralph Englestad Arena Saturday UND hosted RPI in the U.S. Hall of Fame game Saturday at Ralph Englestad Arena. It was the middle of a five game non-conference home stand to open up the season for the defending National Champions. The Fighting Hawks, after sweeping Canisius t...

Teeing off the fall season

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

October 14, 2016

UND golf squad caps off fall season at Northern Intercollegiate invitational It’s been a tough year for Tim Swanson and his University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks men’s golf team. In April, the athletic director of UND Brian Faison announced that  baseball and men’s golf would be cut from the ath...

Fighting Hawks looking to clean up their game

Lexie Shaw protects the goal against Bemidji State University at the Ralph Engelstad Arena on October 18, 2015.

Hunter Plante, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016

After a series plagued with penalties, UND heads to SCSU and tries to cut down their tie in the box The University of North Dakota women’s hockey team should be used to tough crowds and long bus rides by the time this weekend is over. After starting out the 2016-2017 season with a win and a tie ...

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