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It’s Thome time

It’s Thome time

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

February 11, 2018


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  The night started out just like any other night at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Except this time, there was a different number in net. Peter Thome took over the game Saturday night against Colorado College by locking down all but one shot between the pipes for the team trying to fight their...

Bye, Bye, Bye

Bye, Bye, Bye

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

February 4, 2018


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UND sat idle on a bye week this past weekend and it seems to be coming at a good time for them. They’re 12-8-8 while being tied for fourth place with the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NCHC with only eight games remaining in the season.   Head Coach Brad Berry seems to be optimistic about the season going forward due to this bye week timing for the team.   “We didn’t have a bye week in the first half, a lot of teams did,” Berry said. “This comes at a good time on a few different things on a mental and ...

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

He’s Hoff to the Olympics

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

January 28, 2018


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The NHL’s decision to not allow NHL players time off to play in the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea is now granting childhood dreams of many players across the NCAA.   Will Borgen from SCSU and Troy Terry of Denver are headlining the NCHC on the USA roster for the games set in February....

Hobey Hoax

Hobey Hoax

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

January 21, 2018


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The candidates for the coveted Hobey Baker were recently announced and Fighting Hawks fans were left collectively scratching their heads in confusion. The list lacked any University of North Dakota representation. Specifically a few individual fans on Facebook. One account claimed to have discuss...

Hockey after college

Hockey after college

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


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Everyone who calls themselves a fan of college hockey has probably informed you they prefer watching it over the NHL. That is absolutely the case with most UND hockey fans. This year is even more meaningful. This year something magical happens in the season. UND gets to play the Gophers in the Ralph. ...

Future Faceoff

Future Faceoff

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


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Lost out on the ticket lottery to get to the Vegas showdown in 2018 against the Gophers? More people did than did not, considering it was estimated that 6,000 of the 7,773 tickets were sold before they were even made available to the general public. With everyone sitting near their computer at 2 p.m. t...

Turning a corner

Turning a corner

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


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UND football had been struggling through the first half of their season, and we all hate to see it. We want to watch UND succeed in all of their respective sports. The team has been plagued with injuries this year, which makes it even more frustrating to see as a fan. However, looking back at the historic s...

Star-Spangled singer

Star-Spangled singer

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


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Walking out onto the carpet laid on the ice as the last two players are introduced, Mark J. Lindquist looks around attentively. He looks at every fan in the building that is, more times than not, sold out. He takes a deep breath, and says “man, this is awesome” every time before he sings the natio...

Brands, the Bureau and Basketball

Brands, the Bureau and Basketball

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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Scandals happen all over the nation on a frequent basis, but the most recent has shaken the college sports world. It’s almost not a surprise that Louisville’s basketball head coach is again in the middle of the controversy. This week The New York Times announced the FBI’s investigation into...

Join the club!

Join the club!

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


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One of the newest sports to come on the scene under the University of North Dakota club sports umbrella is women’s lacrosse. “UND Women’s Lacrosse is an exciting fast paced sport with a very relaxed environment,” Maddy Floysand said. Floysand is a sophomore pre-med major at UND and an active...

The price of Thursday night football

The price of Thursday night football

September 24, 2017


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Roger Goodell has dealt with heavy scrutiny and criticism thrown his way over the course of his career as the commissioner of the NFL. Goodell came into the massively profitable NFL corporation to take the reins from Paul Tagilabue. Goodell has installed small changes to the league since arriving in A...

Football rivalry

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


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It’s a short drive down I-29 this Saturday for UND’s football team as they head to Vermillion, South Dakota to take on the University of South Dakota Coyotes. With this border battle coming up, it’s worth taking a look into the history of the past 20 years for these former Great West Conference f...

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