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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.
GRAND FORKS — A day earlier, Fargo Oak Grove nearly let a 20-point lead slip away.
GRAND FORKS — For the No. 1-ranked Rugby Panthers, 3-point attempt after 3-point attempt was off the mark. Some weren’t even close.
GRAND FORKS — For 15 years, a mandatory stop at Memorial Stadium was Bubba Schweigert’s office — the one located farthest from the head coach’s digs. Rarely did anyone leave Schweigert’s office in a bad mood.
GRAND FORKS — Professional football may be in store for the University of North Dakota senior wide receiver Greg Hardin.
GRAND FORKS — The list of applicants to become the University of North Dakota’s next head football coach grew again Tuesday, a week before the application deadline.