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Softball sliding into the home stretch

Last season, the UND softball team was able to play outdoors at the Apollo Sports Complex (pictured above) in contrast to this season do to weather.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 30, 2018

Fighting Hawks softball struggled against Big Sky rival Sacramento State this weekend as the Hawks battled the Hornets. The Hawks finished one and two against the Hornets, winning UND’s first ever game against Sacramento State. UND’s play this weekend places them just one game back from qualifying for p...

Hockey community comes together during devastating Humboldt tragedy

Staff who support Conservative Caucus in Ottawa stand in solidarity with the broncos community today by wearing #JerseysForHumboldt. The thoughts of our whole team are with the loved ones of those touched by the tragedy.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 22, 2018

After the tragic bus crash of the Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team, the hockey community and the world paid tribute to the 16 people killed and numerous injured. Just minutes after the news broke, posts and tributes filled social media outlets around the world. “Our national hockey family is a close one, ...

Sitting down with Shanks

After graduating from UND, center Carson Shanks transferred to Loyola Chicago to play as a graduate transfer student athlete in his final year of NCAA eligibility.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 16, 2018

Shanks was a part of UND’s historic team that reached the NCAA Basketball tournament for the first time in school history just last year. And after making the tough decision to transfer, he had the experience of his life as he competed in the Final Four. But why did he leave just one year after one...

Pick up & Play

John Gregg, Sports Writer

April 8, 2018

The University of North Dakota has a rich history of athletics. Many know the university for the hockey program and their eight national championships as well as its success stories on the football field and basketball court to name a few. For those students that don’t quite have what it takes to play...

The afterlife of UND golf

John Gregg, Sports Writer

March 4, 2018

After being eliminated by the university in 2016, the Fighting Hawks men’s golf team plays on after the generosity of the community. The teams captain, Jeremy Kirk stated that though the team continues to play, it faces some challenges after being eliminated and later reinstated. “For our team...

The JUCO way to go

Hayden Galvin (left) and Lenny Nelson (right) recently transferred to the UND football program from junior colleges around the country.

John Gregg, Sports writer

February 11, 2018

In recent years, it’s become a norm for many student athletes to be recruited out of high school and receive offers to attend various schools to play their sport. For some, the non-conventional route can be a good decision for their careers for many reasons whether it be academic or physical. Junior...

Baseball dreams at UND saved with club team

Trevor Dufner, UND club baseball team captain and president, stands for a portrait in the Hyslop Sports Center.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

February 11, 2018

As temperatures rise and the snow begins to melt, UND students anticipate the beauty of spring on campus and the opportunities that warmer weather in Grand Forks allows. While Fighting Hawks Spring athletic seasons begin, one such sport no longer has a presence on campus. The controversial elimination...

All tied up

UND faced the Denver Pioneers this past weekend in a home series that resulted in two overtime ties.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

January 28, 2018

This past weekend, the No. 4 ranked Denver Pioneers traveled to the Ralph to battle the Fighting Hawks Men’s Hockey team. It was a much-anticipated matchup between the 2016 National Champions in UND and the 2017 Champions in Denver. Playing to a sell-out crowd Friday night, UND came out to a strong...

Basketball looking for a bounce back

UND guard Geno Crandall drives to the hoop against Presentation College earlier this season at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

John Gregg, Sports Writer

January 22, 2018

With a less than fabulous start to the season, the Fighting Hawks Men’s basketball hope to improve come crunch time. Recent wins to conference teams, Idaho State, Weber State, and a win to non-conference in state rival, North Dakota State propel the team in the right direction. “These last th...

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