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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.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — UND’s game against Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament Sunday night made it clear that North Dakota likely will be one of the favorites in the Big Sky Conference next season.
GRAND FORKS — The first season in the Big Sky Conference wasn’t easy for the University of North Dakota women’s basketball program. North Dakota won only six league games during the 2012-13 season and missed the league’s postseason tournament as well.