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Play of the Year Nominees: May 1

Barnesville, Grand Forks Red River Battle for Advancement in Play of the Year Bracket

FARGO, N.D. — The first showdown in the Football quadrant of the 2020 Chris Heise High School Play of the Year Bracket is a battle between the states: Minnesota and North Dakota. First play comes from Barnesville and the State Section Playoffs at the FargoDome. Adam Tonsfeldt takes it himself to the house with the impressive moves with the legs….

Meet The Coach: NDSU Men’s Basketball’s Joshua Jones

Comes to NDSU after four years at Western Illinois

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State men’s basketball finished its season on a high winning the Summit League Championship before COVID-19 canceled their chances of playing in the NCAA Tournament. Along with the departures of the four seniors, head coach Dave Richman has two spots to fill on his coaching staff. One of them was hired today in Josh Jones….

NDHSAA Cancels Spring Sports Season; Remainder of State Basketball Tournaments

Decision is made due to COVID-19

  *Updated VALLEY CITY, N.D. — (NDHSAA press release) Today the NDHSAA Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the remaining 2020 NDHSAA winter postseason basketball tournaments, spring sports seasons and championships, and spring fine arts region and state contests. This decision was made in accordance with Governor’s Burgum’s Executive Order that will close schools to in-person education for the…

UND Men’s Basketball: Transfer Nero “Program Was Right Fit”

Nero Transfers in From Weber State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota men’s basketball is adding some reinforcements next season to replace the absence of three guards from last season that included the Summit League’s leading scorer in Marlon Stewart. The Fighting Hawks added transfer from Weber State Caleb Nero. Head coach Paul Sather said Nero adds the ability to pass and score, which attracted him…

New Moorhead Coach Ellingson Putting Players First

Ellingson was an assistant under previous coach Bormann

MOORHEAD, Minn. — There’s a new Moorhead boys basketball coach and its a familiar name to the Spuds athletics community. Matt Ellingson takes over the program after four years as an assistant under Tyler Bormann, whose now the head men’s basketball coach at Concordia. Ellingson knows what success at Moorhead looks like. He was part of the last spuds team…

UND Men’s Basketball: What Landing Transfer Nero Adds to the Team

Caleb Nero Transferred to UND from Weber State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After reaching the Summit League Championship in their first season under head coach Paul Sather, the future is bright for North Dakota men’s basketball. Heading into a new season, that roster will look a whole lot different with the graduations of guards Marlon Stewart, Billy Brown and Kienan Walter. How do you make up for the…

NCAA One Step Closer to Giving Compensation to its Athletes

NCAA in support of purposed rule for athletes to gain compensation for name, image and likeness

Indianapolis, IN. — College athletes may be one step closer to cashing in on their name, image and likeness as the NCAA board of governors met Tuesday morning in support of a purposed rule change allowing athletes to take advantage of these rights. The rule change states athletes can receive compensation from third-party endorsements, social media influence, personal appearances and…

A Look into Phil Jackson’s Roots in the State of North Dakota

Played Baseball and Basketball at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The ESPN docuseries “Last Dance” highlighting the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan’s six titles from 1991-98, continues to be the most watched documentary with over 6.5 million viewers on Sunday night’s. If you were watching this past Sunday’s episodes 3 and 4, the head coach of that team, Phil Jackson, had some of his journey to…

Moorhead’s Zanotti Advances in Play of the Year Bracket

Zanotti's Goal Against Alexandria Moves On

FARGO, N.D. — On Friday night during Sports Extra, the KVRR Sports team announced the next two nominees for the Play of the Academic Year bracket. This week, it was the first set of soccer plays to be voted on and advance to the round of eight. This week it was Moorhead’s Maria Zanotti taking home the win with 91…

Tuszka “Excited” to Learn From Bronco’s Miller and Chubb

After being drafted by Denver on Saturday, Tuszka joins Von Miller & Bradley Chubb in defensive end

FARGO. N.D. — Former FCS All-American for North Dakota State football, Derrek Tuszka, has a new job title: Defensive end for the Denver Broncos, who used the final pick of their draft on Saturday to pick Tuszka creating some depth at the edge rusher position for the defense. Tuszka will fit right in as a player whose proven he can…