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HS Football Season Preview: Shanley Deacons

Troy Mattern is hoping to bring the program its 1st state title since 2012

FARGO, N.D. — One of North Dakota’s most renowned football coaches, Troy Mattern, has a new home this fall. After seven years as Head Coach at Fargo South, Mattern will take on the role of Head Coach at Shanley High School.   Mattern is hoping to continue the Deacon’s rich winning tradition by bringing the program its first state title…

NDSU Running Backs Moving on without Frazier, Morlock

Lance Dunn and Bruce Anderson are ready to lead the Bison backfield

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State is missing a pair of powerful presences at running back from last year’s squad. King Frazier and Chase Morlock graduated, leaving a couple of holes at the position. Lance Dunn led the Bison in rushing yards in 2016, despite fewer carries than Frazier, and is ready to lead NDSU’s backfield. Bruce Anderson spent much…

Alexander’s One-Hitter Leads RedHawks to Shutout Win

Fargo-Moorhead shuts out Kansas City 5-0

FARGO, N.D. — Tyler Alexander was lights out against Kansas City Tuesday night as the RedHawks shut out the T-Bones 5-0. Alexander held K.C. to just one hit on the evening and fanned 13 batters. Josh Mazzola brought more than enough offense for the RedHawks, driving in three runs. He went 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk. The…

HS Football Season Preview: Thompson Tommies

The Tommies are the defending 9-man North Dakota state champions

THOMPSON, N.D. — Thompson may have won the 2016 North Dakota 9-man state title, but the squad lost a large class of seniors from the championship team. Head coach Brady Schwab says that doesn’t affect his team’s expectations though, and the game itself is almost a secondary aspect. “For us, I think this season and our expectations every year are…

Vikings Leave Mankato for the Last Time

The Vikings are heading to Buffalo for the first preseason game of 2017

MANKATO, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings are saying goodbye to Mankato and hello to preseason. The Vikings will go head-to-head with the Bills at New Era Field, Thursday night at 6. This is the first time these two teams will match up in a preseason game since 2013. Categories: Top Sports Headlines Tags: Buffalo Bills, MINNESOTA VIKINGS, nfl, Preseason

Vikings Activate RB Murray from PUP List

Latavius Murray practiced with the Vikings Monday

MANKATO, Minn. — For the first time since the Minnesota Vikings acquired him in the offseason, running back Latavius Murray practiced with the team on Monday. Murray missed the first two weeks of training camp recovering from a March ankle surgery. In 2015, Murray was a Pro-Bowler with the Oakland Raiders with more than one thousand yards rushing. He rushed…

NDSU Football Ranked No. 2, UND No. 8 in Preseason Poll

The Bison and Fighting Hawks both make top 10 in first STATS Poll of 2017

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State couldn’t squeeze ahead of defending National Champion James Madison in the STATS Preseason Top-25 Poll. The Bison scored 19 of 163 first-place votes to sit at No. 2. Fresh off of its first-ever trip to the FCS Playoffs, the University of North Dakota comes in at No. 8 with a strong corps of returners….

Bison Defensive End Suffers Season-Ending Knee Injury

North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard suffered a season-ending knee injury over the weekend

  FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State defensive end Greg Menard will miss all of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL over the weekend, the team announced Monday. Menard is a two-time FCS All-American who was named to the Buck Buchanan Watch List days ago, which recognizes the top defensive player in the FCS. He is  expected to use…

UND Football: Season Preview

UND headed into 2017 season without Deion Harris.

FARGO, N.D. —University of North Dakota running back Brady Oliveira made bold statements that he and John Santiago are the best running back duo in the country. The pair combined for nearly 2,000 rushing yards in 2016, and they’ll look to continue that as the head into the upcoming season. UND will also need to fill the vacancy at corner…

UND Backfield Ready to Lead Fighting Hawks in 2017

Oliveira, Santiago, and Johannesson to split carries for North Dakota.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When you think of the best backfields in the FCS, it is hard to not have UND’s in the conversation. Both John Santiago and Brady Oliviera were named to the Big Sky preseason All-Conference team. “We want to run the football,” Head Coach Bubba Schweigert said. That is something that the offensive line knows very well. “We stress…