It’s been 10 years since the UND football team has played rival North Dakota State for the Nickel Trophy, and the Division II women’s basketball dynasties at each school were left behind when both schools transitioned to Division I athletics.
Loyall Jahnke strode over to end of the bleachers Thursday at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center to pick up his big UND flag off the floor.
“I like to treat it like I would an American flag,” he said after carefully leaning it against a railing.
Bundled up to protect themselves from a crisp November wind, members of UND’s Pride of the North Marching Band took to their practice field west of campus last week to work on their field shows for Saturday’s football game against Northern Colorado.
It’s like driving a lawn mower, Josh Saunders said. “But, you’re just doing it on ice, so it’s more slippery.” Saunders is the ice maintenance supervisor at Ralph Engelstad Arena, which is a fancy way of saying he’s the guy that handles driving the Zamboni.
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