Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 13 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate.
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Ryan Tobin and Noah Mortel are both from Wisconsin, both redshirt freshmen offensive linemen and both have been considered UND's future up front. As injuries have taken a toll on the Fighting Hawks in 2017, however, the future is now on the offensive line. Mortel started at left tackle and Tobin at left guard in last week's home loss against Montana State.
UND forward Nick Jones' first shot at college hockey came at 18 years old. Now 21, he's hoping to make the most of his second chance. The junior transfer from Ohio State has impressed coaches and teammates with his work ethic and competitiveness and Fighting Hawks coach Brad Berry said Jones is going to be counted on heavily. Jones, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, saw a little bit of recruiting interest from UND out of his first round of junior hockey, when he was playing for the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
UND President Mark Kennedy has hired a consulting firm to review top officials in the athletic department. UND athletic director Brian Faison told his head coaches to set up a meeting with a consulting firm between the days of Sept. 11-13, according to an email obtained by the Herald through an open records request.
The UND football team held a players-only, captain-led meeting Sunday, hoping to sort out a season that started with high national rankings and promise yet sits at 1-3 after consecutive lopsided defeats. "We have guys who are going to step up," UND sophomore wide receiver Travis Toivonen said. "We have leaders in this organization, and we need to follow them more than ever." Toivonen said he felt the meeting was a step in the right direction.
Q. What are your first memories of football? A. Just watching it with my dad. My dad has always been my biggest influence for football. Q. Who did you guys watch? A. He's always loved Ohio State. My dad is from Columbus. Q. Do you still keep tabs on Ohio State? A. A little bit, but it's more Fighting Hawks now. Q. You played high school football at Benilde-St. Margaret's High School in Minnesota with Keaton Studsrud. You were a junior when he was a senior. What do you remember about Studsrud in high school?
UND senior quarterback Keaton Studsrud came to Memorial Stadium on Sunday and had to relive the 45-7 loss to South Dakota in Vermillion from the day before. "You want to watch all of (the film)," Studsrud said. "It's a good learning experience. You watch and learn and that's the best thing you can do. It puts you in check and makes you want to work harder." UND is regrouping and refocusing this week, as the Fighting Hawks try to pick up the pieces leading up to Saturday's Big Sky Conference opener against Montana State at 2:30 p.m. in the Alerus Center.
VERMILLION, S.D. -- The UND football team saw South Dakota star Chris Streveler a year ago in the Alerus Center, and the dual-threat quarterback had his moments, throwing for four touchdown passes in his team’s double-overtime defeat. He also displayed some of his inexperience and limitations, throwing two costly interceptions that were returned for touchdowns.
South Dakota quarterback Chris Streveler threw for 290 yards, ran for 62 and scored three total touchdowns to lead the No. 23 Coyotes to a 45-7 dismantling of No. 10 North Dakota in front of 9,645 at the DakotaDome.
VERMILLION, S.D.—The UND scout team offense might be the best-equipped in the FCS to imitate South Dakota star Chris Streveler, a powerful 6-foot-3, 215-pound dual-threat quarterback. UND scout team quarterback Nate Ketteringham, a Sacramento State transfer sitting out this season per NCAA transfer rules, is a 6-foot-3, 220-pound dual-threat quarterback with a strong list of accomplishments in his own right.
UND volleyball coach Mark Pryor knows there is not a lot of comparison between the competition at last weekend's UND Classic and this weekend's Green Bay Country Inn and Suites Invitational. Pryor was asked of his assessment of the Fighting Hawks' clean sweep through George Washington, Appalachian State and South Dakota State. "These are the matches we're supposed to win," he said. "We took care of business. It was workmanlike. I think the kids had the right mental attitude. Let's get this done and try to finish in three as much as possible."