Bubba Schweigert

UND Expects a Dominant Defense from Sam Houston State

The BearKats advanced to the semifinals in five of the last seven seasons

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —North Dakota had its hands full last Saturday. The unit played in front of 70,000 fans against one of the best teams in the FBS. This week…. It’s not getting any easier. UND visits a premier FCS team in Sam Houston State. The BearKats are consistently in the mix to win a national title. They’ve advanced to…

UND Football Faces a lot of ‘Firsts’ Heading into Season Opener

UND will face their first opponent as an NCAA independent team, as they transition out of the Big Sky Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Fighting Hawks’ football season takes flight Thursday night, and it also kicks off what will be a season full of ‘firsts’ for the green and white. For example, UND will face their first opponent as an NCAA independent team, as they transition out of the Big Sky Conference. This will also be the first time…

UND Learning from the Past, Bringing Optimism into Home Opener

North Dakota hosts Mississippi Valley State on Thursday.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football is another day closer to its home opener with Mississippi Valley State. Neither the Fighting Hawks nor the Delta Devils were able to find the win column a whole lot in 2017. The two squads combined for just five wins. But both teams are putting the past in the past and are optimistic about 2018…

UND Football Gears Up for Home Opener

North Dakota hosts Mississippi Valley State on Thursday.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota sees its season start a little bit earlier with a week one matchup on Thursday night. Mississippi Valley State heads to the peace garden state for the second year in a row. The Delta Devils were thumped by NDSU last year 72–7. UND is desperate to start things off in the win…

Energized Fighting Hawks Football Ready for New Campaign

UND football opens season at home for first time since 2013.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Last season’s 3–8 finish obviously fell below the University of North Dakota football’s expectations. This year’s team already feels different. “We’re energized,” running back John Santiago said. His buddy Brady Oliveira agrees with Santiago. “I’ve never seen so much excitement and energy on the practice field,” Oliveira stated. Just four practices into the season , the…

Spring Football: Trio of Quarterbacks Competing for UND Starting Gig

The Hawks will compete in their annual Spring Game on Friday, April 13th

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When the Fighting Hawks took the field last season, there was no question who would be leading the green and white. Now without four-year starter Keaton Studsrud, North Dakota football has some big shoes to fill. “Keaton was great for our program,” head coach Bubba Schweigert said. “His freshmen year, his true freshman year he sacrificed…

UND Football Adds Eight New Recruits to the 2018 Class

The octet joins the 22 others added back in December during the early signing period

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football added eight additional recruits Wednesday. The octet joins the 22 others added back in December during the early signing period. The latest additions feature four National Letter of Intent signees and four preferred walk-ons, but head coach Bubba Schweigert says they all have one thing in common. “I think a bunch of ham-and-eggers. We…

UND Football Hoping to Carry ‘Spark’ to Southern Utah

UND scored a defensive touchdown, special teams touchdown in win over PSU.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The word ‘positive’ is the buzz in Grand Forks as UND’s football team got a very positive result this past Saturday with a win out at Portland State. A defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown really helped them secure that victory over the PSU Vikings. “We’ve been looking for sparks and it helps a lot to…

North Dakota Football Players Refuse to Stop Fighting

UND football is 2-6.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Another tough loss for North Dakota this past weekend at the Alerus Center. A banged up football team continues to see injuries. Quarterback Keaton Studsrud got hurt in the game against Sacramento State and UND had to go to the backup. But all those injuries will not stop the Fighting Hawks for getting ready for Portland…

UND QB Studsrud Questionable for Sacramento State Game

Brad Heidlebaugh and Andrew Zimmerman shared time last week at quarterback.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football continues to struggle on the road this season. The Hawks fell at Montana for the team’s fourth consecutive road loss. But they were without a key piece of their offense. Senior Quarterback Keaton Studsrud did not play in the teams 41-17 loss. Sophomore Brad Heidlebaugh and Junior Andrew Zimmerman both saw snaps for North Dakota….