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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.
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.