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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.
GRAND FORKS — The calendar page hasn’t yet been turned to August. For all practical purposes, however, summer is over at Memorial Stadium.
In its first NCAA tournament appearance, UND fared well — falling to Sweet 16 qualifier Texas A&M 70-55 in the opening round last March in College Station, Texas.
GRAND FORKS — Bob May spent only two seasons coaching the University of North Dakota men’s hockey team.
GRAND FORKS — In 1966, I was told I could go to the University of North Dakota-North Dakota State football game at Memorial Stadium if I received an A on my weekly piano lesson.
UND held its first scrimmage of the spring season Friday at Memorial Stadium. The results of the 20-some live plays that took place, however, won’t be known for awhile.
GRAND FORKS — Quarterbacks Joe Mollberg and Ryan Bartels came to the University of North Dakota at the same time. Both competed for the starting quarterback position last season as redshirt freshmen. Eventually, both saw plenty of playing time.