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MCAC Cancels Fall Sports Season

Includes NDSCS and Minnesota State Technical College

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) has canceled all junior college contact sports this fall. This applies to football, soccer, and volleyball games, practices, training, or conditioning. Non-contact sports such as clay shooting and golf will be allowed. The MCAC has 24 member schools including several from the Fargo-Moorhead area. They are NDSCS in Wahpeton and Minnesota State…

Post Honors Late VP Pettersen With Memorial Service At Jack Williams Stadium

Former players, friends, family and members of community in attendance

FARGO, N.D. — With his favorite song, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” playing over the PA system, NDSU and Fargo Post 2 players past and present along with family, friends and community members gathered at Jack Williams Stadium for a memorial service to honor their late Vice President and coach Jim Pettersen who lost his battle with COVID-19 in April. Under…

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football’s Steve Laqua

Dragons 2020 season will have just 10 games

FARGO, N.D. — Minnesota-State Moorhead football is set to play one less game and start one week later in the fall due to the coronavirus and the impact it’ll have on division two athletic departments. To gain some more perspective on this topic, KVRR’s Nick Couzin talked with the Dragons head coach Steve Laqua. The season starts on September 12th…

North Dakota Tennis To Usher In New Era Next Year

UND Tennis head coach Tom Wynne will retire after next season marking 30 years at the helm

GRAND FORKS, ND – 29 years: that’s how long Tom Wynne has been at the helm of the U.N.D. tennis program. “I grew up in grand forks for the most part so my dad worked at the university and I got started playing tennis late so I actually ended up playing tennis at the university of North Dakota,” Wynne said….

MSUM Football’s Laqua Welcoming Challenge of Shortened 10-Game Season

Division Two Council shortened programs athletic schedules to deal with financial impacts of COVID-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The upcoming athletic season will look a bit different for division two schools after the NCAA Division Two Council reduced the amount of games played in order to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. That means instead of the usual 11 games, Minnesota State-Moorhead football plays one less contest. Players are currently on campus for workouts…

Reports: NDSU Guard Carter III to miss time with leg injury

JUCO transfer from Scottsdale Community College

FARGO, N.D. — Per Bison Report and 247 Sports, NDSU transfer guard Donald Carter III suffered a lower leg injury working out in preparation for the 2020-21 basketball season.  The injury is a non-ligament lower leg issue with an expected recovery time between 18-24 weeks. Carter III started 23 of 25 games during his final season at Scottsdale Community College…

MSUM Football Updates 2020 Season Schedule

Schedule shortened due to COVID-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. — (MSUM Athletics) A revised schedule for the Minnesota State University Moorhead football team has been announced. The Dragons will play a 10-game schedule that features five home games and five road games in 2020. MSUM opens the 2020 season at home against Winona State on Sept. 12. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium….

Legendary MSUM Fooball Coach Fortier on 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

All-time winningest coach at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. – (MSUM Athletics) Former Minnesota State University Moorhead football coach Ross Fortier is listed on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Fortier is one of 33 coaches from the divisional ranks to be listed on the ballot, which also includes seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Fortier is in the MSUM Hall of Fame and…

NCAA expands ban, joins SEC in targeting Confederate flag

States were flag is prominent banned from having championship events

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its championship events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration aimed at the Mississippi state flag. The current NCAA ban, in place since 2001, prevents states from hosting what the NCAA calls predetermined championship sites, such as for men’s basketball tournament games. Mississippi…

UND Athletes “Back to the Basics” Returning to Campus for Voluntary Workouts

UND athletics spells out specific guidelines for voluntary on-campus workouts as athletic programs attempt to begin activities

  GRAND FORKS, ND – The University of North Dakota has opened up all athletic facilities for voluntary player workouts. Every workout conducted by the strength staff is scheduled in small group meetings with capacity requirements. With the different athletes returning, each one is on a different fitness level based off what could be done during quarantine. That gave strength…