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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Richmond didn't have much going, trailing 24-7 midway through third quarter. More than 9,500 Alerus Center fans were roaring, too, sensing North Dakota's first Division I FCS playoff win was within reach. Richmond, however, grabbed the momentum, thanks to a running-into-kicker penalty and, later, a blocked punt. And they kept grabbing until the Spiders stole a win. Thousands of stunned UND fans left the Alerus, likely amazed that the Spiders rallied for a 27-24 win and the right to take on Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Three games into the season, the University of North Dakota sits with an 0-3 record — the latest loss coming Wednesday night at The Betty against Iowa of the Big Ten. Yet, UND coach Travis Brewster wasn't totally displeased by the 75-60 loss "There is no reason to be negative," said Brewster. "There is no reason to panic. Last year, we were 4-10 at one point. We've just got to keep embracing the process. This is a hard-working group we have. They'll come back and we'll be better."
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—University of North Dakota coach Bubba Schweigert was announced Tuesday as one of 15 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award, which is given annually to the top coach in the Football Championship Subdivision. The list includes at least one representative from all 13 FCS conferences. STATS will present the Robinson Award at the national awards banquet on the eve of the NCAA Division I FCS Championship Game on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas.
GRAND FORKS — During the 2015-16 season, the University of North Dakota men's basketball team finished with 17 wins, a run at a Big Sky Conference title and another postseason tournament appearance. But there could have been so much more. "On one of our (practice) shirts, it says, "finish" on the back of it," said UND forward Drick Bernstine. That's UND mission this season — to finish. A year ago, UND lost eight games by a combined 23 points.
UND men's basketball coach Brian Jones still remembers the statistics put up by Quinton Hooker during his sophomore season. His stats were good; in Big Sky Conference play the 6-foot guard averaged 14.6 points and 5.0 assists—numbers that should have earned some type of league postseason honors. Hooker, however, was left off the all-Big Sky team as a sophomore—mainly because of the Fighting Hawks' 8-22 season.
FARGO, N.D. -- UND’s biggest play Saturday against four-time defending national champion North Dakota State was a 54-yard punt return from Josh Seibel. The return came early and gave UND...
GRAND FORKS — When the University of North Dakota opens its 2015 season at Wyoming in September, one thing is clear: North Dakota will have a better football team than the one that opened the 2014 season.
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota football practices at Memorial Stadium last spring were pretty basic. They had to be considering the coaching change and major roster overhaul that occurred after the 2013 season.
CEDAR CITY, Utah — It was a bright, sunny day at Eccels Coliseum — one of the more scenic venues in the Big Sky Conference.
GRAND FORKS — On a near picture-perfect morning, the University of North Dakota launched its 2014 football season Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Not surprisingly, the first practice of for UND’s 119th season certainly had its share of enthusiasm.