Dragons Football

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football’s Steve Laqua

Dragons 2020 season will have just 10 games

FARGO, N.D. — Minnesota-State Moorhead football is set to play one less game and start one week later in the fall due to the coronavirus and the impact it’ll have on division two athletic departments. To gain some more perspective on this topic, KVRR’s Nick Couzin talked with the Dragons head coach Steve Laqua. The season starts on September 12th…

MSUM Football’s Laqua Welcoming Challenge of Shortened 10-Game Season

Division Two Council shortened programs athletic schedules to deal with financial impacts of COVID-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The upcoming athletic season will look a bit different for division two schools after the NCAA Division Two Council reduced the amount of games played in order to deal with the financial impact of COVID-19. That means instead of the usual 11 games, Minnesota State-Moorhead football plays one less contest. Players are currently on campus for workouts…

Legendary MSUM Fooball Coach Fortier on 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

All-time winningest coach at MSUM

MOORHEAD, Minn. – (MSUM Athletics) Former Minnesota State University Moorhead football coach Ross Fortier is listed on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot. Fortier is one of 33 coaches from the divisional ranks to be listed on the ballot, which also includes seven coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Fortier is in the MSUM Hall of Fame and…

MSUM Football: Getting Ready For Upcoming Season Will Take Different Measures

Dragons prepping for upcoming season with no spring practice

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With spring practice not able to take place on the field for Minnesota State-Moorhead football, the Dragons have spent the time putting in work virtually. Head coach Steve Laqua and his staff meet with the players a couple times a day diving into the playbook and doing what they can with what’s allowed through technology With the…

MSUM Football Preparing for Season Without Top Receiver Richter

Richter injured his Achilles in the off season

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead football is coming off an historic season reaching the postseason for the first time since 1992 with their appearance in the Mineral Water bowl. With success comes some adversity as the Dragons start fall camp. There’s an unexpected hole to fill heading in to the new campaign, a season without top receiver Jake Richter,…

MSUM Football Holds First Spring Practice

Dragons Kick-Off Season on September 5th

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After going to the postseason for the first time since 1994, MSU–Moorhead football is back practicing. Spring practice is an exciting time for any team being able to get back on the field for the first time in months, however, when the Dragons hit the turf for the first time today, the message from head coach Steve…

MSUM FB Putting Distractions Aside Ahead of Bowl Game

The Dragons face Missouri S&T Saturday at Noon

MOORHEAD, Minn.– MSUM-Moorhead plays in the Mineral Water Bowl on Saturday. The game will be played at a neutral site in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, against an unfamiliar opponent in Missouri S&T. With all that being said, the Dragons have had three weeks to prepare for what comes on Saturday. There can be a lot of distractions leading up to the…

MSUM FB Embracing the Extra Prep Time Before Bowl Game

MSUM Plays Missouri S&T on Saturday

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  MSU-Moorhead heads to Excelsior Springs, Missouri to play in the Mineral Water Bowl on Saturday. Since their bowl-clinching win over St. Cloud State on November 10, the team has a little bit more time than usual preparing for Missouri S&T. The three weeks have been helpful for the Dragons. The time off allowed for the team to rest…

MSUM Clinches Bowl Berth With Win Over St. Cloud

Dragons beat the Huskies 13-10

MOORHEAD, Minn. — (MSUM Athletics) The Minnesota State University Moorhead football team is headed to the Mineral Water Bowl for the first time in school history. The Dragons recorded a hard-fought 13-10 win over St. Cloud State to finish the regular season at 8-3, their most wins in a season since 1991. It is also the Dragons’ first win over…

Offense Tops Defense in MSUM Spring Game

MSUM will face Minnesota Crookston to open season in August.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (MSUM Athletics) – Senior Joe Tjosvold’s 18-yard field goal on the final play of the game helped the Offense top the Defense, 23-20 in the Minnesota State University Moorhead spring football game on Saturday at Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium. The defense got points for turnovers, three-and-out stops and stops in front of the 50 and also got points…