athletics

Bison Basketball Team Honors Landon Solberg At Light It Up For Landon

"His story will continue forever and he's just indescribable. You cannot describe him with how nice he was."

    FARGO N.D. — Fans and players packed into the Scheels Center lighting up the court with their Landon’s Light Gear for Landon Solberg. His kindness and good deeds extend well beyond the valley. “I was friends with Landon and he was on my 4th grade football team and we talked a lot at basketball tournament,” Landon’s Friend Braden…

Walz Considering Legislation to Pay College Athletes

Walz says college athletics is a multi-billion dollar business and athletes should have a right to agent representation.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz says he’s willing to look at legislation that would allow college athletes in Minnesota to hire agents and make money off endorsements, like the law signed in California. Walz says he’s always been fairly uncomfortable with NCAA rules that prohibit athletes from earning endorsements. California’s first-in-the-nation law is cast as an attempt to bring more…

Fans Can Expect Walk-Through Metal Detectors At The Ralph And Betty

They will be used at all entry doors at both locations

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If you are going to an event at Ralph Engelstad Arena or Betty Engelstad Sioux Center you’ll notice new walk-through metal detectors. They will be used at all entry doors at both locations. The move is part of the venue’s efforts to improve fan safety. People are encouraged to plan for more time to get into…

North Dakota’s Lone Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Team Inspires Others

University of Jamestown has had a women's wrestling team since 2008

JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Any time the University of Jamestown women’s wrestling team enters a gym, you notice their athleticism, energy, and passion for the sport. But what you can’t see is that most of these wrestlers blazed trails for others to compete in their hometowns. “It was something that was kind of unheard of down in my hometown, at least in…

Despite Fewer Teams, “Rumble on the Red” Still Thrives

The tournament lost more than 30 teams as a result of this week's blizzard

FARGO, N.D. — In the days leading up to the “Rumble on the Red” wrestling tournament, Steve Saxlund kept his eyes glued to the weather forecast. “You’re making a decision based on how these teams are going to travel, and they’d have to make a decision on how they’re getting here. Are they going to be here Friday morning, or could…

UND Welcomes New Athletics Director

Chaves replaces Brian Faison who retired at the end of 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND has officially welcomed Bill Chaves to the Fighting Hawks family. A press conference was held in Grand Forks to introduce Chaves as the 16th Athletics Director for the university. He comes to UND after more than a decade at Eastern Washington University. The football program earned seven playoff berths and won the FCS national title…

GoFundMe Set Up for Burnsville Teen Found Dead on NDSU Campus

Students, staff and the community are welcome to remember and honor the life of the teen

  FARGO, ND — We now know the name of the teen who was found dead on NDSU campus Sunday. Burnsville High School official social media accounts say they are organizing a vigil for 17-year-old Devin Delaney on the school’s football field at 8 p.m. Students, staff and the community are welcome to remember and honor the life of the…

President Kennedy Ready for Title IX Challenge

President Mark Kennedy at UND discusses the Title IX complaint against the University

GRAND FORKS, ND — As if budget cuts weren’t enough, UND is also facing complaints against their athletic programs. Earlier this year, UND announced it was cutting their women’s hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. A federal Title IX sex discrimination complaint has been filed, stating the university does not give women equal opportunities in athletics. President…

Sex Discrimination Complaint Filed Against UND Over Athletics Programs

In March of this year, UND announced it was cutting their women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving

  GRAND FORKS, ND — A complaint has been filed against the University of North Dakota over the university’s sports programs. The federal Title IX case states the university does not give women equal opportunities in athletics. In March of this year, UND announced it was cutting their women’s hockey and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. In a previous…

Health Matters: How Athletics Helps Your Child Flourish On and Off the Field

Many of the positive effects from athletics have nothing to do with the physical component

HEALTH MATTERS — Whether it’s playing kickball in gym class or joining a little league team, most of us were active as children. Experts say athletics can build lifelong skills. Most of us have that favorite chair or couch to sit to watch our hometown team. Athletic trainers are challenging parents to get their kids off the couch and onto…