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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.
DAVIS, Calif. — A season that began with such promise because of a favorable home schedule, one of the best receiving corps in the pass-happy Big Sky Conference and two highly touted — but unproven — redshirt freshmen quarterbacks, ended on a picture-perfect Saturday night at UC Davis.
GRAND FORKS — For three-plus quarters, the University of North Dakota appeared to be headed for another home loss — one that could have turned out to be one of the more demoralizing setbacks in program history.