Brad Elliott Schlossman
Schlossman is in his 12th year covering college hockey for the Herald. In 2016, he was named the top beat writer in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors. He has voted in the national college hockey poll since 2007 and has served as a member of the Hobey Baker and Patty Kazmaier Award committees.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Lisa Marvin sat in a hospital bed 678 days ago with blood and gasoline in her messy hair. The damage to her right arm was so bad that she couldn't even give a thumbs up if she wanted to. A three-inch chunk of bone had broken off between her elbow and shoulder, ripped through her skin and was lodged in her green University of North Dakota sweatshirt.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - If you've heard new University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy speak in the last couple of weeks, you've surely heard his catch phrase when talking about athletics. He wants "championship programs." Kennedy has discussed the value of a successful athletics program to a university, while expressing concern whether UND's most visible programs are well-enough funded to be consistently near the top. If you read between the lines, you can get a sense of where the current process of re-examining the athletic department is headed.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—First-year Big Sky Conference commissioner Andrea Williams toured Grand Forks last weekend. She checked out the campus on Friday, met with coaches and administrators later in the day and attended the University of North Dakota's Potato Bowl victory over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon. She answered numerous questions about her thoughts on the Grand Forks community and the campus as a whole, but the burning one is this: What will UND's affiliation be with the Big Sky Conference in the near future?
GRAND FORKS — The National Collegiate Hockey Conference will not be expanding right now. The NCHC released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying it has decided to stay at eight teams "after careful consideration and a thorough vetting process."
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—New University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy has made it clear that he wants his school to look at new options for a conference home for its athletics programs. But the commissioner of one league that UND could be exploring will remain mum. Patti Viverito, the head of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, said Tuesday: "I'm not at liberty to have discussions about membership with the press. We're certainly reading the articles coming out of North Dakota with interest."
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Arizona State has officially applied to be a member in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson wrote a letter to NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton outlining the positives and potential of the second-year program, saying that the school will pay the NCHC's $20,000 application fee by mid-September. Anderson also laid out plans to pay the rest of the $500,000 entry fee in installments of $100,000, should it be accepted.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Midco Sports Network will continue to be the television home of University of North Dakota athletics for the near future. UND announced Monday that it has signed a five-year, $1.425 million deal with its broadcast partner, taking the parties through the 2021-22 sports season. The current five-year, $1 million deal with Midco was scheduled to run out after the upcoming 2016-17 season.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Katie Ledecky touched the wall at the end of the 400 freestyle. She looked up and saw her world-record time. She fist-pumped. She swam a couple of feet back into the pool. Then, the second-place finisher finally completed the race. When Ledecky dominated the 400 freestyle Sunday night, Aug.
GRAND FORKS—Kevin Maurice is sitting down and eating lunch. His phone buzzes. He flips it over to check it. "Text message from: Clinton Portis." "He lets me know when he has a guy that we should be looking at," Maurice says casually. Maurice sends a response to the former University of Miami star and NFL Pro-Bowl running back, sets his phone back down and goes right back to eating his lunch.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The wait is over. At long last, North Dakota is the King of College Hockey again. UND emphatically won its eighth national championship -- and first since...