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Shelby Frank is only 14 years old, but the Grand Forks discus thrower already has some impressive accomplishments. She won the North Dakota Class A state meet in the discus as an eighth-grader last May. In late July, she earned All-American status with a second-place finish in the discus at the Junior Olympics USA Track & Field national championships in Sacramento, Calif. Frank has some lofty goals for the future, too. And veteran Grand Forks throws coach Lee Baker thinks they're not far-fetched.
Friday morning was a beautiful day to kick off the UND football program’s 2016 fall camp at Memorial Stadium. After reporting to camp Wednesday, media day Thursday, players were finally...
A year ago, the UND football program's offensive representatives at the 2015 Media Day were two linemen and a tight end. There was no quarterback, running back or wide receiver. It must have been a national rarity, and it definitely was a reflection of the Fighting Hawks' lack of star power at the skill positions. That's no longer the case as UND enters the 2016 season. The Fighting Hawks now enter a highly anticipated season equipped with big-play threats in All-American running back John Santiago and wide receiver Clive Georges.
UND offensive lineman Elijah Grady is no longer with the program, Fighting Hawks coach Bubba Schweigert said Wednesday on the day the team members reported to fall camp. The announcement ends an offseason of uncertainty surrounding the North Dakota native, who started the final five games at right tackle in 2015 as a true freshman. Grady, of New Town, N.D., left the team for personal reasons during spring ball, but was re-added to the roster prior to the Big Sky Conference Football Kickoff media event in late July.
The new Fighting Hawks logo has made its first appearance on UND athletic wear. On Tuesday morning, UND revealed football helmets adorning the recently released Fighting Hawks logo. "The players are going to like the new look," UND coach Bubba Schweigert said. "They have a new logo, a new name and they'll embrace it. It's a new era, and we're going to accept the change and be a leader in promoting the change."
UND running back John Santiago's standout freshman season has produced high expectations for a repeat performance. Santiago was the only sophomore named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-America First Team, which was released Monday. The 5-foot-10 running back and kick returner, who was named to the list as an all-purpose selection, broke UND's single-season record for all-purpose yards as a rookie in 2015, accumulating 2,159 yards in 11 games.
With practice beginning at the end of this week, the UND football program will embark on the most-anticipated season of the Division I era. Expectations are high as Bubba Schweigert enters his third season as head coach. Schweigert has taken the Fighting Hawks from 3-8 in Chris Mussman's final season as head coach to 5-7 in 2014 and 7-4 in 2015. The upward trend has all eyes on the 2016 season. Initially, here are three storylines to watch as fall camp begins at Memorial Stadium: 1. What happens at right tackle?
Former UND wide receiver Greg Hardin is about to make an unfamiliar leap into the college football coaching world. Hardin, however, will have the benefit of doing it around some familiar faces. After a few stops in professional football, Hardin has decided to become the wide receivers coach at Millersville University, an NCAA Division II program in Pennsylvania.
UND men's hockey fans were spoiled Wednesday afternoon. Not only did UND and Minnesota announce the 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Las Vegas, but the Gophers and Fighting Hawks also revealed a new four-year deal for the rivalry starting in 2019-20. The combination of the two announcements means UND and Minnesota will play seven consecutive years. The teams, who haven't met the past two seasons after playing continuously for 65 years, rekindle the rivalry beginning next season in Minneapolis' Mariucci Arena.
The UND football program held a big recruiting event over the weekend and it helped land three 2017 commitments . After not signing a scholarship quarterback in 2016, UND made...