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Local clipboard Football Wisconsin adds Tibesar Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst has added former UND standout Tim Tibesar to his coaching staff. Tibesar will coach the outside linebackers. Tibesar joins the Wisconsin staff after recent stints wo...

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Wisconsin adds Tibesar

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst has added former UND standout Tim Tibesar to his coaching staff.

Tibesar will coach the outside linebackers.

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Tibesar joins the Wisconsin staff after recent stints working with defenses at two other Big Ten schools. He most recently worked as a defensive consultant at Northwestern after spending the 2013 season as linebackers coach with the Chicago Bears and the 2012 season as defensive coordinator at Purdue. His defense at Purdue led the Big Ten in interceptions, forced fumbles and takeaways.

Prior to that, Tibesar enjoyed three successful seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, winning back-to-back Grey Cup championships as linebackers coach in 2009 and 2010 before serving as defensive coordinator in 2011.

He also served as defensive coordinator at Kansas State (2007-08) and at North Dakota (2004-05). Tibesar was a four-year letterwinner and two-year captain at UND from 1993-96, earning first-team All-America honors as a senior.

 

Women’s hockey

UND player honored

After turning in back-to-back shutout performances against No. 9 Ohio State last weekend, UND goalie Shelby Amsley-Benzie has been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association’s Defensive Player of the Week.

The Warroad, Minn., native recorded her seventh and eighth shutouts of her career to help the UND women’s hockey team down the Buckeyes with a pair of 1-0 wins in Columbus.

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She recorded 57 saves on the weekend, stopping 26 shots in the first game and turning back 31 attempts in the series finale. Amsley-Benzie also recorded her first career point, assisting on the game-winning goal Saturday. Her efforts between the pipes led UND to its first consecutive shutouts since Jan. 20-21, 2012.

 

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