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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…

Bison Defense Poised to be one of the Best in the Country

NDSU Football Returns numerous starters from a year ago

FARGO, N.D. — After failing to win the FCS National Championship for the first time in six years, North Dakota State players say they are hungrier than ever. Other than an added year of experience for every returner, the Bison welcome back Nate Tanguay and Nick DeLuca, who missed much of 2016 with injuries. “From a leadership role, people rally…

NDSU Football: Season Preview

2017 will mark the first time since 2011 NDSU is not the defending FCS champs.

FARGO, N.D.— 2017 will mark the first time since 2011 that NDSU is not the defending FCS champs. Nate Tanguay and Nick Deluca are back on the roster after injuries kept them sidelined for much of the 2016 season, further bolstering the Bison’s defense. KVRR Sports analyzes NDSU’s daunting defensive line and previews the 2017 season.   Categories: College, KVRR…

KVRR Roundtable: Vikings Preview

Sam Bradford and the Vikings look to avenge last season's 8-8 finish.

FARGO, N.D. — The Minnesota Vikings look to avenge last season’s disappointing end as they head into the 2017 season. The KVRR sports team sits down and analyzes how the Vikings have improved in the offseason. Along with what to expect out of the squad this season. Categories: KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: MINNESOTA VIKINGS, nfl, Roundtable, Sam…

UND Football Excited as Fall Practice Begins

Keaton Studsrud: "There was a lot of energy today... We just gotta keep up the energy."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The fighting hawks enjoyed the cool weather on the first day of football practice as they work their way to the start of the season four weeks from today. The emphasis, as usual with fall camp, is on getting better and also staying healthy. With each new season, leadership roles change and develop, but North Dakota…

DeLuca Ready for 5th Year with Bison Football

Bison linebacker one of several returning seniors on defense.

FARGO, N.D. — For the first time in NDSU linebacker Nick DeLuca’s college career, he and the bison are not opening up practice as the defending national champions. The fifth year senior returns to an NDSU defense that has the potential to be the best in the FCS. After a season ending injury last year, DeLuca decided against going to the…

UND RB Oliveira: We’re Best RB Duo in the Country

Fighting Hawks return two stars at running back

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After winning the Big Sky Conference for the first time in school history, University of North Dakota running back Brady Oliveira is confident the team is only getting better. Oliveira was half of the tandem that rushed for a combined 1,949 yards in 2016. John Santiago is the other piece, and he also returns for the…