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Boston marathoners:

Runners near the halfway point of the 2018 Boston Marathon near Wellesley, MA on April 16, 2018.

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 22, 2018

Marathon Monday, the day of the Boston Marathon, is a day that draws attention from runners and general sports fans from across the world. The Boston Marathon is considered to be a showcase of the “best of the best,” battling it out across one of the most challenging marathon courses in the countr...

Bringing the community together through athletics

Members of the Fighting Hawks women's basketball team pick up rakes and other tools prior to volunteering for The Big Event last year.

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 16, 2018

Growing up, my dad was an alumni of the University of Minnesota. As a die-hard Minnesota sports fans, we went to countless Gopher basketball, football and hockey games. We once travelled four hours just to go to a conference track meet the Gophers were running in. My sister and I were immersed in college ath...

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...

Motzko named as Gophers new head coach

Succeeding Don Lucia, Bob Motzko was named the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey head coach on March 27, 2018 with a five-year contract worth $2.9M.

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

April 8, 2018

Bob Motzko, after taking the St. Cloud State Huskies to potentially one of their biggest and best chances at a historic season, decided to move on to his true calling of becoming the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team. Don Lucia resigned on March 20 which left it...

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...

North Dakota weather puts a damper on track & field program

A long winter and cold, snowy spring have hampered the UND track and field teams' practice and competitive efforts.

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

April 8, 2018

Long winters aren’t anything new to the residents of Grand Forks. It becomes normal to see snow in April and even into May. However, when it throws off a sports season the snow becomes a little less bearable. Thirty athletes on the UND track and field team travelled to Sacramento, California over Easter b...

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018

One year. 16 colleges. Two countries. This now divides the family that once was the UND women’s hockey program, a program removed after a short 15 years, a program that showed more promise as each year went on, a program cut in its prime. One year. What has happened in one year? Find...

UND Intramural sports keeping students active

Madison Overby, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018

Intramural volleyball started up last week at the Wellness Center. The season runs for about five weeks; the regular season lasts until late April. However, if teams make it to tournaments the season can potentially be longer.   There are four leagues that students are able to choose between. Ther...

Candidates for UND hockey captain show promise

Candidates for UND hockey captain show promise

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018

Now that some of the early signings have been completed, we can start to prepare and see what can be expected of next season. A year ago, Cam Johnson was campaigning to be the acting captain for the UND squad. We have an idea as to who our goalie will be with Peter Thome being the only goalie besides...

UND hockey program NHL signed athlete passes 100

UND hockey program NHL signed athlete passes 100

Nick Erickson, Sports Writer

March 26, 2018

Early signings at the University of North Dakota are very similar to the nature of blizzards: they always pack a punch and usually happen more than once a year. Christian Wolanin and Shane Gersich became UND’s 99 and 100th players in history to make it to the NHL. Wolanin signed on with the Ottawa Senators las...

One game at a time

One game at a time

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018

One down, two to go. For the NCHC that is. With Omaha in the dust, UND is far from out of the woods and like always it is do or die. After saturday’s overtime win the Fighting Hawks will continue on their mission back to the NCAA tournament. Looking back at last season, UND came into th...

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...

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