College Football

Five Fighting Hawks Named Preseason All-Big Sky

Safety Cole Reyes Named Preseason Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year.

PARK CITY, Utah (UND Athletics) – North Dakota senior safety Cole Reyes highlighted a group of five Fighting Hawks that were named to the Preseason All-Big Sky Football Team released Monday at the league’s annual Big Sky Kickoff Event. Reyes was tabbed as the league’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and was joined on the team by running backs John Santiago and Brady Oliveira, offensive…

Concordia Football Top-10 in Attendance

Cobbers averaged 4,951 fans at five home games in 2016.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (Concordia Athletics)— Make it 10 straight seasons in the Top 10 of NCAA Division III attendance for Concordia. The Cobbers averaged 4,951 fans for their five home games in 2016 and finished sixth in the nation in attendance per game for the second straight year. The 2016 average of 4,951 fans is the second most in program history….

Brooks Shines in NDSU Spring Game

Ty Brooks: 104 yards rushing, 2 Touchdowns in Spring Game.

FARGO, N.D. — The Bison football team is pretty set at running back with Lance Dunn and Bruce Anderson returning for the upcoming season, but Ty Brooks made a case to find some playing time with his performance in Saturday’s spring game. Brooks rushed for 104 yards and scored twice for the offense in the offenses 33-31 win over the…

UND Football Wraps up Spring Practice with Spring Game

North Dakota defending Big Sky Football champions.

Grand Forks, N.D. (UND Athletics) — The North Dakota football team went through roughly 40 live plays and several situational drills as the defending Big Sky Champions wrapped up their 15th and final spring practice on Good Friday. Both sides of the ball took turns providing entertaining plays for the more than 1,100 Fighting Hawk fans that packed the High Performance…

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football’s Steve Laqua

Laqua and Dragons concentrate on Spring Practice.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Steven Laqua is heading into his 7th season as the Minnesota State Moorhead Dragons’ head coach. In his first two seasons, MSUM won a combined three games, but has seen improvement in each year since. As the team gears up for even more improvement for this season, Laqua is the KVRR Coach of the Week. Prior to his…

MSUM Releases Schedule as Team Continues Spring Practice

MSUM opens season at Augustana.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSUM Athletics) – The Minnesota State University Moorhead football team has announced its 2017 season schedule. The Dragons will play five games at home at Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium as part of the campaign. All 11 games are Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference contests. MSUM opens the 2017 season at Augustana on Sept. 2 in Sioux Falls, S.D….

NDSU’s Plankers is ‘Beat Up,’ Participates in Pro Day Anyway

Jack Plankers one of three former Bison linemen who participated in Pro Day.

FARGO, N.D. — Many former Bison have dreamed of continuing their football careers after hanging up the green and gold, but the wear-and-tear of a football season can get to some players. Jack Plankers was one of those players who suffered from the physicality of a long football season, leaving him unsure if he wanted to hang up his football cleats…

Former Bison Participate in Pro Day

King Frazier, Zack Johnson and others perform in front of scouts.

FARGO, N.D. — The NDSU Bison football program held the annual pro day for former Bison players at the Dacotah Field bubble. Former Bison King Frazier, Zack Johnson, Landon Lechler and more were strutting their stuff for the chance to impress the pro football scouts. Members from nearly a dozen NFL teams showed up to assess the former NDSU athletes…

Bison Focusing on Depth as Spring Practice Begins

NDSU returns 16 starters on offense and defense.

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU football began its spring football practice at Dacotah Field inside the dome on Wednesday. The Bison return 16 starters on offense and defense from last season’s team which made it to the FCS semifinals. One starter knows how much work it takes to get back to a FCS title game. “We weren’t the best team in…