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Brooks Bollinger never planned to coach with his dad, Rob. The former Grand Forks Central, University of Wisconsin and NFL quarterback didn't envision the opportunity to stand on the same sideline. Now, it's a dream come true. Brooks will enter his first season as head coach at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul this fall, and he'll be joined by Rob as assistant coach.
Men's golf could be coming back to UND, contingent on meeting fundraising deadlines, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. "Men's golf has submitted a plan that I believe has the ability to attract the sustainable external funding necessary to reinstate the golf program if funding deadlines are met," UND interim president Ed Schafer said in a campuswide email. Schafer said the specific funding deadlines for the short term are Aug. 30, 2016 for the 2016-17 season and June 1, 2017 for the 2017-18 season.
Jeff Dodson will no longer be recruiting potential UND baseball players. Instead, he's recruiting potential UND donors. The former baseball coach, whose program was cut in April, started his first day Monday morning as the UND Alumni Association & Foundation Director for Development for the College of Arts & Sciences. In that role, Dodson will work to enhance and support fundraising efforts for the college. According to the Alumni Association, Dodson "will be responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts."
UND men's basketball player Bryce Cashman, 19, was arrested early Sunday morning in Grand Forks for allegedly driving under the influence. He was also charged with driving under suspension and for a violation of a restricted license. Cashman was also arrested 52 days earlier, on May 6, on suspicion of driving under the influence, as well as leaving the scene of an accident with an unattended vehicle. At 2:56 a.m. Sunday, Cashman was pulled over at 300 Stanford Rd. after UND police spotted Cashman's pickup swerving sharply, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
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...