MSUM kicks off Welcome Week

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Minnesota State University Moorhead kicks off the start of a new school year with Welcome Week. The university is welcoming in dragons as they get settled into their dorms ahead of classes beginning Monday. To make the transition easier and more enjoyable, the university’s Dragon Move-In Crew, which includes students, alumni and President Anne Blackhurst, helped…

MSUM Athletics Announce 10 Student-Athletes Have Opted Out of Winter/Spring Seasons

Those student-athletes can not opt back in

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Out of Minnesota State Moorhead’s 330 student athletes, 10 have decided to opt out due to COVID-19 concerns. Athletic Director Doug Peters told KVRR Sports. The Division Two council gave athletes an October 1st deadline to decide. Those athletes can still utilize compliance and support services. Peters says all the programs are working out in some capacity….

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 Freshmen Start New Chapter at Move-In Day

There were a lot of mixed emotions for both students and parents

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s that time of year again: a new class of freshmen is joining the Dragon Family at MSUM. Hundreds of students loaded things into carts and lugged them up to their dorm rooms, and in the midst of it all was university president Anne Blackhurst. “When you’re a university president, the best day of the year is…

MSUM Football Entering 2019 With a Clean Slate

The Dragons went 8-4 last season

MOORHEAD, Minn. –The 2018 year was a successful one for the MSU Moorhead football program in Steve Laqua’s eighth season as the Dragons head coach The team finished with an 8-4 record and advanced to their first postseason appearance since 1994, earning a spot in the Mineral Water Bowl. With fifteen starters returning to the field this season, the hope…

MSUM’s Volkert Looking to Extend Collegiate Career on Friday

The Dragons play in the NCAA Tournament against Duluth on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — One day away from the Division-II NCAA Tournament, MSUM women’s basketball is still in Moorhead, Minn. The Dragons had their flight pushed back due to weather and will now leave for Hays, Kan., at around 7:00 Friday morning. The team plays about 12 hours after that against Minnesota-Duluth. MSUM just faced the Bulldogs in the NSIC title…

MSUM Women’s Basketball Gears up for Tournament Game against Conference Foe

The Dragons are 1-2 against Minnesota-Duluth so far this season

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM women’s basketball is in the NCAA D-II Tournament for the third year in a row. The Dragons are getting ready to face Duluth in the first round on Friday. The Bulldogs have been a thorn in the side of the Dragons all season, snapping their 14-game winning streak during the regular season and also taking them…

Coach of the Week: MSUM Women’s Basketball’s Karla Nelson

MSUM finds out its fate in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Despite losing in the NSIC Tournament championship game, MSUM women’s basketball is well set up to make the NCAA D-II Tournament. The Dragons are 26-6 on the year and are on the verge of making the Dance for the third year in a row. Head coach Karla Nelson swung by the KVRR studio to discuss what lies…

MSUM Women Take Care of Upper Iowa in First Round of NSIC Tournament

The Dragons defeated the Peacocks 92-67

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSUM entered round one of the NSIC tournament as the No. 1 seed from the north and routed 8-seeded Upper Iowa 92-67. The Peacocks ended the first quarter with a four-point lead, but the Dragons got ahead in the second and never looked back as they advance to the next round of playoffs. MSUM will play No….

MSUM Men Fall in NSIC Tourney Opener to SMSU

The Dragons lost 86-81

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  MSUM’s men’s basketball team came up short in a back-and-forth game against Southwest Minnesota State in the NSIC Tournament opener. The four-seeded Dragons led by one at the half, but ended up falling 86-81. Travaun Coad led the team with 18 points, but Ryan Bruggeman’s 35 for the Mustangs proved to be too much. Categories: College, Top…