Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 10 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate.
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When college football recruiters came to Hibbing (Minn.) High School in 2014, 6-foot-3 Deion Harris played at quarterback on offense and safety on defense. With his long frame, most recruiters...
As the NFL regular season opened last weekend, former UND linebacker Will Ratelle was back in Grand Forks. After playing in four preseason games with the Atlanta Falcons, Ratelle and the Falcons reached an injury settlement and parted ways. Now, Ratelle is rehabbing his injured ankle and hoping to get another shot at fullback in the NFL. "I'm working out as much as I can to get in shape for another opportunity," Ratelle said. Ratelle said he considers himself a free agent currently, although he can't sign with a team for six weeks, per the injury settlement.
GRAND FORKS — As the NFL regular season opened last weekend, former UND linebacker Will Ratelle was back in Grand Forks. After playing in four preseason games with the Atlanta...
As the UND football team looks to move forward after last Saturday's 27-26 loss at Bowling Green of the Mid-American Conference, Falcons first-year coach Mike Jinks told the local media in Ohio the game shouldn't have been close at halftime and his quarterback should've thrown for 600 yards. "(UND) is a scrappy bunch, but really, to be honest, that game should have been 28-3 or 35-0 at halftime," Jinks said Monday during his weekly press conference that was streamed online.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—UND began the 2016 season with plenty of expectations and a national Top 25 ranking. UND was the final team out of the 2015 FCS playoffs and the team returned most of the key pieces from the 7-4 program. The Fighting Hawks, though, dropped to 0-2 after a 27-26 loss to Bowling Green on Saturday. Still, UND's leaders remain optimistic. "I'm excited for this team," UND safety Cole Reyes said. "We're headed in the right direction. We're right there." UND quarterback Keaton Studsrud agreed.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—As the final outcome became clear Saturday night, UND quarterback Keaton Studsrud laid sprawled face down on the artificial turf at Bowling Green's Doyt Perry Stadium and grabbed his helmet. It was a fitting display of how agonizingly close the No. 25 Fighting Hawks came to an FBS win for the second year in a row. With 13 seconds remaining, Studsrud's 2-point conversion pass to the back of the end zone was just off the fingers of the outstretched hands of Stetson Carr to seal Bowling Green's 27-26 win over the Fighting Hawks.
Q. What was your first introduction to football? A. Just playing at the YMCA in Red Wing (Minn.) when I was younger and playing two-hand touch or flag football. Q. What's in your Netflix queue? A. I haven't watched much recently because I've been so busy. But I watch (One Tree Hill) and The Office. I recently watched Stranger Things. Q. What's your music choice? A. Mostly rap. I like J Cole. A lot of the guys like the new rappers, but I stick to the classic rap songs.
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio—Vegas oddsmakers are pegging the UND football program as an almost three-touchdown underdog today against Bowling Green. The No. 25-ranked Fighting Hawks, who stumbled in a Week 1 loss at Stony Brook, are taking another annual shot at an FBS opponent. UND faces the Falcons of the Mid-American Conference at 2:30 p.m. on ESPN3 and WDAY'Z Xtra. UND's 2016 FBS matchup, though, will take on a different feel following the Fighting Hawks' 2015 victory over Wyoming, the program's first FBS victory.
The UND football program technically hasn't been going through conditioning drills during practice this week at Memorial Stadium. But there has been a lot of out-of-gas Fighting Hawks. UND, hoping to mimic Bowling Green's up-tempo offense, has been speeding in and out of the offensive huddle to help the defense adjust to the Falcons' version of the Air-Raid passing attack.
On Saturday, the UND football program will face Bowling Green, a team that surrendered 77 points last weekend against Ohio State. Another team around the country might be drooling, looking ahead with great anticipation at a defense gashed that hard in Week 1. But the Fighting Hawks, who slipped to No. 25 in the national rankings on Monday, are looking inward coming off a one-touchdown performance in a Week 1 13-9 loss at Stony Brook.