Fighting Hawks

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 Hockey Focuses on NCHC Play After Finishing With Strong Non-conference Record

The Fighting Hawks went 9-1-1 against nonconference opponents this season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the rest of the regular season, it is all about NCHC play for the University of North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks concluded their nonconference schedule this past weekend with a sweep over Alabama-Huntsville, making their nonconference record 9-1-1. That is the best it has been in five seasons under head coach Brady Berry. It’s something…

UND Hockey Looks to Carry Success Over From First-half of the Season

The No. 2 Fighting Hawks started off the year 14-1-2

GRAND FORKS, N.D. –North Dakota hockey has certainly made a splash during the first half of the season. Through 17 games, the Fighting Hawks have lost just once and are currently on a 13-game unbeaten streak. They have gotten it done thanks to both their depth and their goaltending. Of the 23 non-goalies that have suited up for the Hawks,…

UND Hockey Fueled by Hot Start

The Fighting Hawks are 12-1-2 through their first 15 games

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — So far, it’s been a season full of success for the University of North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks haven’t lost a game since October 19th against Minnesota State Mankato. That contest remains the teams only loss through the first fifteen games. UND has found it’s stride both offensively and defensively, averaging over four goals per game…

North Dakota Football Season Comes to a Close

North Dakota Football fell to Nicholls State in the Play-In game of the F.C.S. Playoffs

FARGO, ND – Nicholls State ended any chance North Dakota had at facing their in-state foes next weekend at the FargoDome, thanks to a 24-6 win at John L. Guidry Stadium. This one didn’t quite go the way the Fighting Hawks had hoped. They hardly got any offense going, only registering just a pair of field goals and 44 rushing…

North Dakota Hockey to Play Rival Minnesota in Thanksgiving Series

The Fighting Hawks and the Gophers will play on Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There is plenty for North Dakota hockey fans to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. They’ll have a chance to watch their team play in not just one of the most anticipated series of this season, but also to see another chapter of one of the most historic college hockey rivalries when the Fighting Hawks travel down…

UND Football Secures At-Large Bid into FCS Playoffs

North Dakota makes FCS playoffs for only second in history

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota football team will make its second appearance in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs next weekend after the selection committee has awarded the Fighting Hawks a visiting game against Nicholls on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. (CT) in the Thibodaux, Louisiana. This will be the second appearance in the FCS playoffs…

UND Football Defeats Southern Utah to Finish Season Undefeated at Home

The Fighting Hawks downed the Thunderbirds 36-18

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – North Dakota outscored Southern Utah, 19-0, in the second half to roll to a 36-18 victory on Saturday afternoon from the Alerus Center.   With the win, UND reaches the elusive seven-win mark and will find out whether it has been selected for the FCS playoffs tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. The Fighting Hawks,…

UND Hockey Continues to Build Momentum with Impressive Road Win

In their most recent game, the Fighting Hawks took down Denver 4-1

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One of the biggest focuses for this year’s University of North Dakota Hockey is to be able to win on the road, as the Fighting Hawks won just five away from the Ralph Engelstad Arena last season. They made good on this year’s goal in a huge way in their latest series, taking a 4-1 statement…