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United States of Football

United States of Football

Bobby Feaster, Writer

August 29, 2018


Filed under Bobby Feaster, Opinion, Showcase, Sports

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 Ohio State University, and with this incident came the exposing of Urban Meyer. As many sports fans know...

The JUCO way to go

The JUCO way to go

John Gregg, Sports writer

February 11, 2018


Filed under Dakota Student, John Gregg, ND, Sports

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...

Taking a redshirt year

Taking a redshirt year

Madison Overby, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Arts&Comm, madison overby

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 to school, but cannot compete under the name of the college or university during the season they decide ...

The NFL has not gone soft

The NFL has not gone soft

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Nick Sallen, Opinion, Showcase

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 steps to ensure safety to its participants, including making changes and enhancements to game safety...

Turning a corner

Turning a corner

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Showcase

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...

No protests in football, No Trump in football

No protests in football, No Trump in football

Aimee Coons, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Aimee Coons, Opinion, Showcase

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 professional athletes during the national anthem.  A tremendous amount of heated debate has been sparked due to this ...

Football rivalry

Nick Erickson, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Nick Erickson, Sports

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...

Malik Earl, #17

Malik Earl, #17

Alec McChesney, Sports Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under Arts&Comm, Contributing Writer

During his senior year of high school, current Missouri State Bears wide receiver Malik Earl caught 57 passes for 1,254 yards and eight touchdowns. Now four years later, Earl is the leader of the MSU offense and on the path to Missouri Valley Football Conference stardom. Not only will he see success...

From the Editor-in-Chief

Matt Eidson, Editor-in-Chief

September 9, 2017


Filed under Matt Eidson, Opinion

I can still feel those chilly nights under the glaring field lights, towering over the stadium; the steam rising from the sweat-soaked hair of my teammates, their heavy breath hanging in the air before them, and my heartbeat skipping between the goal-line sprints and the third down conversions.  I c...

Earning their feathers: Football Recruits

Earning their feathers: Football Recruits

Adam Demoulas, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Adam Demoulas, Showcase, Sports

The UND Football team made great off-season moves picking up 25 new recruits for the future of the football program. Head Coach Bubba Schweigert and the rest of the coaching staff believe they have found some future stars that can develop to their full potential. “They really have to believe...

UND looks to squish spiders at Alerus

Adam Gunderman, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016


Filed under Adam Gunderman, Sports

For the first time ever, the Fighting Hawks will play in a FCS playoff game against the Richmond Spiders. It will also be the first time the Alerus Center has hosted a playoff game since 2007. “It means a lot for us, to be playing in the second round of the FCS playoffs for the first time ever,”...

Hawks rest in no. 7 spot

Hawks rest in no. 7 spot

Allyson Bento, Sports Editor

November 22, 2016


Filed under Allyson Bento, Sports

Last Sunday morning the UND football team and fans gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings and waited to see whether their hard work and perseverance paid off to earn a seed in the playoffs.  The selection show on ESPNU answered their prayers as the Fighting Hawks found their place in the seventh seed. The...

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