Author: Nick Couzin

UND Football Excited for Spring Season

Fighting Hawks first year as members of Missouri Valley Football Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota football  also released their eight game spring schedule in their first year  as members  of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It all starts on February 20th against Missouri State, one of three consecutive home games before a bye. The Fighting Hawks end their season against the Bison on April 17th, a match up  that…

NDSU’s Watson Taking WR Role to Another Level With Maturity

Coming off season leading the team in receiving yards and touchdowns

FARGO, N.D. — 2019 was a breakout year for North Dakota State receiver Christian Watson. Watson became a primary target for quarterback, Trey Lance, in his first full season as a starter. The second team all-Missouri Valley selection led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns as a replacement to All-American and Green Bay Packers receiver, Darrius Shepherd. With great…

Spring FCS Playoffs Finalized

16 teams: Bracket reveal on April 18th

(NCAA) The NCAA Division One  Board of Directors finalized the plan for a spring FCS Playoffs. The changes include a smaller bracket that includes 16 teams verses the usual 24. 11 will be automatic bids the rest at-large berths. The bracket will be announced April 18th and the exact championship date is being targeted for a mid-May date with the…

Gophers Taking Optimistic Approach to Possible Bateman Return

Rashod Bateman originally opted out of season before Big Ten returned

MINNEAPOLIS — Once the Big Ten announced football is making its return this fall, there was one call that head coach, PJ Fleck, made and it was to his top receiver from last season in Rashod Bateman. Bateman set school records  in receiving yards and touchdowns, making him a projected first round pick in this year’s draft. With asthma ,the…

NDSU Linebackers Filling Void Left Behind By Cox, Mercadel

Hankey, Kaczor, Jasir Cox will start against Central Arkansas

FARGO, N.D. — Since returning to campus after the announcement of their game with Central Arkansas, North Dakota State football, has been going  at it with 11 practices. Heading in to the match-up, just 10 days away, defensive coordinator, David Braun is putting focus  on the linebacker position. That’s because 6th year senior, Aaron Mercadel, is moving on and grad…

Shanley Football Gets First Positive Coronavirus Test

Team Activities shut down until Sept. 30; no impact on any games

FARGO, N.D. — Shanley football has shut down all team activities after a positive coronavirus test, according to head coach, Troy Mattern. The next time the Deacons can return to the field is September 30th. Their next game is expected to be played on October 2nd against Grand Forks Red River. This week is a built in bye for EDC…

Davies Soccer’s Waltz Wins Play of the Week

Won by 74 percent of the vote

FARGO, N.D. — This week’s winner of the DJ Colter High School Play of the Week goes to Davies Soccer’s  Jensen Waltz. Waltz took home 74 percent of the votes. The Eagles Goalie made a big save to keep the game scoreless against Sheyenne on Thursday. Congrats to Waltz and the Eagles for taking home the win. Categories: High School,…

Vikings LB Anthony Barr out for season with torn pectoral muscle

Placed on season-ending IR

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings are off to an 0-2 start, and they’ll be without one of their top defensive players for the rest of the season. Mike Zimmer confirmed Monday that linebacker Anthony Barr will be placed on injured reserve after tearing his pectoral muscle. Barr played 16 snaps on defense and didn’t record a tackle in Sunday’s 28-11…

MSHSL Approves Fall Restart for High School Volleyball, Football Seasons

Both sports will begin practice on September 28th.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. – After announcing that high school volleyball and football will be moved to the spring, the Minnesota State High School League voted Monday to reverse course and restart both sports in the fall season. For volleyball, season will start September 28th with ten days of practice. Competition will start on October 8th. Teams will have an 11-week…