Chris Murphy is a sports reporter for the Forum. He's covered high school and college sports in Chicago, North Dakota and Minnesota since 2009 and, for some reason, has been given awards for doing so.
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FARGO — It wasn't the nicest welcome to Fargo for ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden on Friday, April 7, as the former Super Bowl champion coach took some wind to the face upon arrival from Tampa, Fla. "I'm wearing a visor because my head almost blew off when I got off the plane," Gruden said. But when he got by the unforgivable gust of Fargo, where he was set to be the keynote speaker at North Dakota State's annual spring football coaches clinic, Gruden could not help but remember his ties to NDSU.
FARGO—When they all found out they were headed to Scheels Arena for the West Regional of the NCAA Division I men's hockey tournament, University of North Dakota goalie Cam Johnson, Ohio State forward David Gust and University of Minnesota-Duluth forwards Dominic Toninato and Alex Iafallo all contacted each other.
FARGO—Scheels Arena will be hosting the North Dakota boys and girls state hockey tournaments this week, after hosting the tournaments for the first time in 2015. It marked the first time since 1971 Fargo hosted the tournaments.
FARGO — Bismarck High sophomore wrestler Laken Boese admitted he was doing the math. He knew the North Dakota Class A dual championship was going to come down to him. "I try and keep that out of my head because that makes it more nervous," Boese said. "I just try to keep it out and try to do what I can."
HILLSBORO, N.D. — The carpet of the home of the Hastings family has been through a lot thanks to Hillsboro-Central Valley (N.D.) senior wrestler Luke Hastings and his younger brother Mark. The two wrestled each other so much at a young age they had to buy a wrestling mat for the basement because the carpet kept getting ripped up. "We were always getting after each other," Luke said.
FARGO — Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm junior running back Clayton Grueneich was limping late in the third quarter of the North Dakota Class 1A state championship football game against Des Lacs-Burlington on Friday. He never stopped limping. And he never stopped playing, leading E-E-K to a 42-20 win and a state title in the Fargodome.
FARGO—Former North Dakota State All-American and NFL linebacker Joe Mays looked around at the tailgating scene Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Fargodome parking lot and couldn't contain his smile. It had been nearly seven years to the day, since the last time Mays had set foot in Fargo. "Football has usually been taking my attention," said Mays, who played for six NFL teams from 2008-2015. "It's hard for me to draw some days, as far as bye weeks, so it was tough to get back. I just haven't been able to make it back, unfortunately."
Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be? A: That's a tough one. I'd like to fly because I enjoy the feeling of being up high and all that. Q: What is the most embarrassing song on your phone or iPod? A: "Call Me Maybe" (by Carly Rae Jepsen). Q: What's the funniest trash talk you've ever received? A: One guy from Jacksonville State made fun of my shoes. They were older, tattered, had a hole in them. I couldn't understand what he was saying, but I picked out the word "shoe" two or three times in there.
FARGO -- The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Tuesday, July 12, high school baseball rules will now require a pitching restriction based on the number of pitches...
FARGO--The talk on NFL Network before and after former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz was selected No. 2 in the NFL draft was Wentz would most likely have the...