Ron Erhardt, who took an upstart football program at North Dakota State and turned it into a national power, died Wednesday morning. Erhardt, who was 81, went on to a career in the NFL most notably as the head coach of the New England Patriots and offensive coordinator of the New York Giants.
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article Phil Hansen, who starred as a defensive lineman for North Dakota State University and played in three Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills, is running as a Republican for the Minnesota Senate seat long-held by Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, who is retiring.
Missed free throws have cost UND a win or two during its difficult transition to Division I basketball. In UND’s biggest home game since making the move to Division I, the Green and White hit their free throws down the stretch. As a result, a rarity took place at Ralph Engelstad Arena on Tuesday night as fans rushed the court after UND rallied to beat rival North Dakota State 59-54 before 7,169 fans.
Rocky Hager has always been an emotional guy. But it was certainly understandable when tears welled up in his eyes as he overlooked the Frisco, Texas, stadium where North Dakota State University’s football team claimed a national championship Saturday.
The North Dakota State University Bison, propelled by a stingy defense, became national champs Saturday in Texas, this time in the Division 1 Football Championship Subdivision, and this time at the expense of Sam Houston State.
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