Bubba Schweigert

UND Football: Head Coach Schweigert Receives Contract Extension

Schweigert receives four-year contract extension

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics) University of North Dakota Athletics Director Bill Chaves announced on Monday that head football coach Bubba Schweigert has been extended for four seasons, starting at $215,000 and escalating to $245,000 per year, which will keep him on the Fighting Hawks sideline through the 2023 season. “I want to thank current UND president Dr. Joshua Wynne, incoming UND president…

Brett Holinka named UND Football defensive coordinator

Former two-time all-conference selection for UND spent last season coaching OLBs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With the departure of Eric Schmidt, University of North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert announced Thursday that Brett Holinka has been named as the program’s new defensive coordinator. The former two-time all-conference selection during his playing days at North Dakota served as the school’s outside linebackers coach last season. “We are excited about Coach Holinka’s…

UND Football Player Seriously Hurt In Skiing Accident In Colorado

Hunter Pinke suffered trauma to his head and back and has a severed spinal cord

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A UND football player has a long road ahead of him after a skiing accident in Colorado right after Christmas. Hunter Pinke suffered trauma to his head and back and has a severed spinal cord. UND Head Football Coach Bubba Schweigert says Pinke is the spiritual leader of the team. He says he is very courageous and…

UND Football Adds 25 in Early Signing Period

Adding to Quarterback Position

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –  (UND Athletics) North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert has announced that 25 prospective student-athletes have signed their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday morning. 23 of the 25 signees are from the high school ranks, with a pair of transfers join the Fighting Hawks from St. Cloud State. CLASS BREAKDOWN By State: North Dakota (6), Minnesota…

UND Football Using Previous Playoff Loss As Motivation to Get A Win Saturday

Loss to Richmond in 2016 after 9-2 Season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football is looking to make history this Saturday when traveling to Thibodeaux, Louisiana. With a win over Nicholls State, the Fighting Hawks would win their first ever FCS playoff game. Going undefeated at home was an impressive feat but going on the road hasn’t been as kind and that’s what UND has to do…

UND Football Looks to Make Program History In Game Against Nicholls State

A win in the first round of playoffs on Saturday would be the first in the Division 1 era for the Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The football season continues for the University North Dakota who earned their way into the FCS playoffs after a hard-fought 2019 campaign that ended with a 7-4 regular-season record. The Fighting Hawks will travel south to take on Nicholls State in Thibodaux, LA on Saturday for round one. It’s the second ever division one playoff appearance…

UND Football Defeats Southern Utah to Finish Season Undefeated at Home

The Fighting Hawks downed the Thunderbirds 36-18

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota outscored Southern Utah, 19-0, in the second half to roll to a 36-18 victory on Saturday afternoon from the Alerus Center.   With the win, UND reaches the elusive seven-win mark and will find out whether it has been selected for the FCS playoffs tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. The Fighting Hawks,…

UND Football Taking Playoff Mentality into Regular Season Finale

The Fighting Hawks play Southern Utah on Saturday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football will play it’s final game of the regular season this week against Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds are just 3-8 this season, but if there is anything the Fighting Hawk’s latest game taught them, it’s that no matter the record, no opponent should be counted out. This past Saturday, und narrowly escaped defeat against…

UND Football Faces Sixth Ranked Opponent This Season

No.22 Fighting Hawks Hits Road to Face No.3 Weber State

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the sixth time this season, North Dakota football is up against a ranked opponent. This wee UND  travels to Utah to take on Weber State, the number three team in the FCS. It will be the second time in as many seasons that the Fighting Hawks face off against the Wildcats. When the teams met…

UND Football Hoping to Heal Up During Bye Week

The Fighting Hawks are 5-3 entering the Bye week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football is having quite the season so far. The Fighting Hawks are undefeated at home and have won three games against ranked opponents, including Saturday’s upset against No. 9 Montana State. Their 5-3 record earned them a Top 25 ranking in the FCS polls this week, sitting at No. 24. While momentum is on their…