Big Sky Conference

UND RB Santiago Nabs Third Career All-Conference Honor

The running back is the fifth player in Big Sky history to make the first team as a freshman, sophomore and junior

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – North Dakota junior running back John Santiago kept an impressive and rare streak alive on Tuesday after being named First Team All-Big Sky for the third-consecutive year. Santiago is just the fifth player in the 55-year history of the league to earn a first-team accolade as a freshman, sophomore and junior at the same position….

Pryor’s Message to UND Volleyball after consecutive losses: ‘Fix It’

The Fighting Hawks fell to 4-2 in Big Sky play

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND volleyball has hit choppy waters for the first time this season. The Fighting Hawks have lost their last two Big Sky matches, dropping them to second in the North Division of the conference. North Dakota still sits at 19-4 overall, but head coach Mark Pryor wants to make sure his team doesn’t get complacent. “Our…

UND Football Hoping to Turn Things around after Players-Only Meeting

The Fighting Hawks are 1-3 to start the season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After their second blowout loss in a row, University of North Dakota football players held a players-only meeting to address some of the issues. The captains organized it, trying to pinpoint why they’ve lost by a combined 66 points in the last two weekends. Head coach Bubba Schweigert is glad they’re taking action. “Our leadership is…

UND Volleyball Slated for Tough Start to Big Sky Play

The Fighting Hawks have six of their first eight conference matches on the road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It was a historic start to the season for North Dakota volleyball. The Fighting Hawks are 15-2 after the non-conference slate, with the most wins in Division-I. “The first four weekends, yeah it was great,” head coach Mark Pryor said. “It’s useless now, and that’s sad, because they’ve played so well.” Thursday night, UND begins Big…

UND Prepares for Tough South Dakota QB

Chris Streveler passed for four touchdowns and rushed for 96 yards against the Fighting Hawks in 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As North Dakota prepares for a rematch from last year against No. 23 South Dakota, they are focusing on Coyotes’ quarterback Chris Streveler. In UND’s thirlling 47-44 double-overtime win, Streveler passed for four touchdowns and also rushed for 96 yards. His running ability makes him a dual threat that challenges any defense. “He’s a real concern,”…

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…

UND Football Ready to put Last Season’s Success Behind them

The Fighting Hawks won their first-ever Big Sky Title in 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota is coming off of a fantastic season where a nine-game winning streak lead them to their first-ever Big Sky Championship. The team is still excited about last year’s accomplishment, but they’re ready to move on to this season, where they have yet to prove themselves. “If our guys can draw from…

UND Star Cornerback Deion Harris to Miss 2017 Season

The University says Harris has a lower-leg injury

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After leading the Big Sky Conference in interceptions in 2016, North Dakota cornerback Deion Harris was poised to have a big senior season. However, the university announced Wednesday that Harris will miss the entire 2017 season with a lower-leg injury. According to the report, he was doing a conditioning workout Wednesday morning when he injured himself….

UND Football Picked to Repeat as Big Sky Champion in Preseason Polls

The Fighting Hawks scored 15 (of 24) first-place votes in the media poll

PARK CITY, Utah (UND Athletics) – A year after sharing its first Big Sky Conference title, the North Dakota football team was picked to repeat as the league champions in both the media and coaches’ polls released Tuesday by league officials. Entering its sixth and final season as a league member, this marks the first time the Fighting Hawks garnered the top…

Coach of the Week: UND Men’s Basketball’s Brian Jones

Jones signed a four-year extension with the Fighting Hawks last month

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Months after leading his team to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, University of North Dakota men’s basketball coach Brian Jones signed a four-year extension with the program. Jones is entering his 12th season at the helm of UND and is fourth in team history with 166 wins. Currently, Jones is on the road recruiting to fill…