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About a year ago, Sam Houston State contacted the UND football office about the possibility of scheduling an FCS home-and-home series. Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert was on board. "It helps us prepare for what we want to do in our program and that's be able to beat top teams in the FCS, whether it's at our place or on the road," Schweigert said. On Friday, UND and Sam Houston State announced a home-and-home series to be played during the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
Troy Huff's professional basketball career has the former UND standout headed back overseas. Huff, 24, has signed with betFIRST Liege Basket in the Belgium-Scooore League. Huff, who is currently working out in Minneapolis, will leave for Belgium in late August. "I'm really excited to get out there and go to a new country," Huff said. Huff's last pro gig was with the Erie BayHawks (Penn.) of the NBDL, where he spent half a season last year.
Wednesday marked a new era in UND athletics. That's perhaps the one thing we can all agree on after the university released its new Fighting Hawks logo. Some liked the logo and some hated it, and many told us all about it online. But once the amateur marketing whizzes slow their Twitter jokes and Facebook comments, the most important aspect of this new era can take place. The most important element of the Fighting Hawks logo being released is that it should pave the way for new conversation.
UND athletics has found a new radio home in Fargo, a station formerly associated with North Dakota State. UND, along with multimedia rights holder Learfield, announced Tuesday a five-year partnership with KFGO AM 790 and Midwest Radio-Fargo Moorhead beginning with the 2016-17 season. It's a rivalry reversal for KFGO, which was home to the Bison for the last six years. But last March, NDSU surprised many in the industry by reaching an agreement with Radio FM Media for the school's radio rights.
The home field for the Grafton American Legion baseball team has been unplayable this week due to storms. "Under water and under trees," Grafton coach Chad Kliniske said. While coaches and players spent the past few days cleaning up back home, Grafton was cleaning up on the competition at the Robert Montgomery Memorial tournament at Kraft Field. Grafton, behind a five-run third inning, held off Winnipeg St. James 5-4 in Sunday's championship game.
I started jotting down my preseason all-Big Sky Conference team and posted it to Twitter on Monday. Here’s my early thoughts: Here’s UND’s hopefuls from what I see: John Santiago...
The North Dakota High School Athletics Association has adopted a recommendation to implement a mercy rule in Class B boys and girls basketball. Running time will start in the fourth...
The North Dakota High School Activities Association has returned the "ping" to Class A baseball. After nine years banning metal bats, the NDHSAA Board of Directors voted 5-3 during a meeting in Valley City on Tuesday to allow BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) bats beginning next spring. "The board debated quite a while and had a lengthy discussion," NDHSAA assistant director Justin Fletschock said. In 2007, North Dakota became the first state to ban metal bats due to safety concerns.
FARGO—Thompson downed Beulah 3-2 to win its first state title since 2005 on Saturday in Fargo. Beulah left two runners on in the final inning as the Tommies hung on to win. Thompson's three-run fifth inning gave the Tommies lead for good.
FARGO—No. 1 seed Beulah hasn't earned any style points at the North Dakota state Class B baseball tournament, but the Miners will play for a state championship. Beulah committed eight errors but starting pitcher Alec Battest allowed just two hits as the Miners knocked off Park River/Fordville-Lankin 7-3 on Saturday morning in the state semifinals at Newman Outdoor Field. The game was played Saturday morning after it was postponed Friday night due to severe weather expected in the region.