Bubba Schweigert

2nd Half Surge Lifts UND Over SDSU

The Fighting Hawks were down 14-7 at the half before scoring 21 unanswered points to improve to (2-0)

GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) – The North Dakota Football team took down South Dakota state 28-17 on Saturday to remain unbeaten through their first two games in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The tide shifted in the 2nd half. Bubba Schweigert’s team was behind a score before wracking up three touchdowns in the 3rd and 4th quarters combined, including a…

Inexperienced Offense Biggest Challenge for UND Football Heading into Opener Against Southern Illinois

Have just one senior among the quarterbacks, running backs and receivers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Excitement is in the air in Grand Forks as North Dakota football makes its debut in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this weekend against Southern Illinois, who is ranked as high as 13 in preseason polls. One of the many intriguing story lines in this match-up. On the sidelines, head coach Bubba Scheweigert, faces his former…

NDSU & UND Ready For Spring Football

The Bison and Fighting Hawks begin the season on the 21st and 20th, respectively

FARGO/GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) – The kickoffs, the tackles, the touchdowns, the pyrotechnics all returning for the spring. Missouri Valley Football teams are ready to go. “We see a lot of energy, Mike. Our guys are practicing hard, looking forward to practice, and we go early in the morning.” “You could see the energy, the excitement of our kids when…

UND Football Gets Ready for Debut Spring Season in Missouri Valley Football Conference

Fighting Hawks start practice on Friday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A spring football season is upon us. After following the mandated practice hours in the fall by the NCAA, North Dakota football makes its long awaited debut in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The fighting hawks are getting ready for eight conference games starting February 20th against Missouri State. It will be their first time playing…

UND Football Excited for Spring Season

Fighting Hawks first year as members of Missouri Valley Football Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota football  also released their eight game spring schedule in their first year  as members  of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It all starts on February 20th against Missouri State, one of three consecutive home games before a bye. The Fighting Hawks end their season against the Bison on April 17th, a match up  that…

UND Football Returns to the Practice Field

Workouts had been paused since August 17th

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If these were normal times, North Dakota football would playing their opening game with Valparaiso in Grand Forks on Thursday. Instead, it is the first day  the Fighting Hawks are on the practice field for the first time since the athletic department paused all workouts on August 17th. Its part of the NCAA’s rule for programs…

Coach of the Week: UND Football Head Coach Bubba Schweigert

UND Football coach Bubba Schweigert is the KVRR Coach of the Week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — From former All-American defensive end Mason Bennett being drafted into the CFL, virtual spring practices, transitioning to the Missouri Valley Football Conference and questions surrounding the start of the college football season, there is a lot to discuss with North Dakota football head coach Bubba Schweigert. Coach Schweigert joined KVRR’s Nick Couzin through Zoom to talk…

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…