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UND Falls to James Madison in FCS Quarter Finals

James DeArman, Sports Writer May 3, 2021

One of the strangest football seasons in the history of the University of North Dakota program came to an end Sunday as the Fighting Hawks fell to number one ranked James Madison 34-21. UND Travelled to...

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UND Wins First FCS Playoff Game in School History

James DeArman, Sports Writer April 26, 2021

A month off the field seemed to have no effect on the 7th ranked University of North Dakota football team this Saturday as they rolled number 12 Missouri State 44-10. The Fighting Hawks first division...

Hawks End Season with Big Win

Hawks End Season with Big Win

James DeArman, Sports Writer November 26, 2019

With a playoff berth on the line,  UND hosted the Southern Utah Thunderbirds in a game where they not only had to win, but a win in a fashion that would attract the attention of the FCS playoff committee....

UND Holds on for Win

James DeArman, Sports Writer November 19, 2019

After a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of number three Weber State last weekend the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks football team return home for their last two games of the season. The Hawks...

Myles Garrett vs. Mason Rudolph

Myles Garrett vs. Mason Rudolph

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor November 19, 2019

During the final seconds of Thursday’s football game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, we witnessed an intense moment between the two teams. Browns player Myles Garrett ripped...

Up for the Challenge

Up for the Challenge

Madison Overby, Sports Editor September 10, 2019

The University of North Dakota football team was taken down by in-state rival and No. 1 ranked North Dakota State on Saturday afternoon. Although the first half showed promise for UND, the second half...

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United States of Football

Bobby Feaster, Writer August 29, 2018

Welcome to the United States of Football! The land where winning football games matters more than domestic violence abusers. The latest domestic violence incident in sports happened in Columbus at the...

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

The JUCO way to go

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...

Fighting Hawks football players line up against Missouri State during this season's Potato Bowl football game at the Alerus Center.

Taking a redshirt year

Madison Overby, Staff Writer November 15, 2017

It’s becoming more and more common in the world of college sports to have athletes take a “redshirt” year. This means that the athlete can practice with the team and is required to continue going...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) holds his knee as Steelers' head trainer John Norwig tends to him after he was injured in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, November 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh.

The NFL has not gone soft

Nick Sallen, Copy editor November 15, 2017

Player safety is a top priority for the NFL. In the early 1900’s, football players looked more like rugby players wearing little to no chest protection and no helmet. The league has continuously taken...

Fighting Hawks offensive lineman Dan Bell celebrates with fans following Saturday's Homecoming win over Northern Colorado.

Turning a corner

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer October 8, 2017

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...

Players kneel on the Ravens sideline before the game in London versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. Joining the players was retired linebacker Ray Lewis, second from right.

No protests in football, No Trump in football

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer October 1, 2017

Religious freedom and peaceful protest is protected under the Constitution, so why would these players get reprimanded? To kneel, to stand or to not participate are the current options for our nation's...

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