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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...
The UND football program's first big recruiting weekend netted the first three verbal commitments of the 2017 recruiting class. The Fighting Hawks landed Edina quarterback Brock Boltmann, Baraboo, Wis., linebacker Noah Larson and Dodge Center, Minn., linebacker Leif Bungum. Boltmann, whose father Reed is head coach at Edina, is the fourth verbal commitment from Edina in the past two seasons. Cornerback Evan Holm, as well as offensive linemen Bennett Helgren and Devan Hunt were part of the 2016 recruiting class.
Mark Dobmeier was in search of a record-breaking, seventh-straight sprint victory at River Cities Speedway on Friday night. Dobmeier didn't allow any suspense in his search for the record. The Grand Forks driver ran his No. 13 sprint to a dominant win in the 25-lap feature at the Bullring. With a seventh win, Dobmeier passes his own record he had tied from 2006. Dobmeier is now tied with the overall record at RCS for consecutive feature wins. Jerry Messner won seven straight in the super stocks in 2000.
UND football coach Bubba Schweigert said his program went with a combination of traditional and contemporary in a gray jersey option released Friday. UND has traditionally worn green and white jersey tops, with a black alternate option that came into the mix late in Chris Mussman's tenure as head coach. The Fighting Hawks didn't wear the black jersey combination under Schweigert, whose staff now operates under contract with Adidas. Schweigert said the gray option has some UND roots. The football program utilized gray pants and helmet in the 1970's.
Mitch Johnson can recall his first race at River Cities Speedway in about 1982. "I got in an accident," Johnson said. "As far as my memory goes, then I got into a shouting match with someone in the grandstands. By the time it was all over, I was escorted out by police." More than 30 years later, Johnson will be the center of attention again at RCS. But this time, he'll be honored tonight for his racing success and inducted into the RCS Hall of Fame. Johnson, Ron Zutz and Kent Gregoire are the 2016 Hall of Fame class.