Fighting Hawks

UND Football Looks to Add Depth on Defense as Spring Practices Wrap Up

On Wednesday, the Fighting Hawks held their final spring practice before Friday's Spring Game

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football held its final practice before the team’s spring game on Friday. The past month and a half of spring ball has given the Fighting Hawks a chance to check out how some of the new and young guys will fit in with the team next season. This is especially true on defense where…

Former UND Running Backs Participate in Pro Day

John Santiago and Brady Oliveira went to work in front of NFL Scouts

FARGO, N.D. — Former UND standouts John Santiago and Brady Oliveira are done with their collegiate careers, but they are still hoping to keep the playing careers alive. They are getting ready for the NFL draft. Both had their chance to show off in front of NFL scouts at their pro day on Thursday. It was a special day for the…

UND Football Fills Hole at Running Back

The Fighting Hawks graduated the team's top two backs from last season

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As UND football continues spring practice, there is a big hole to fill at the running back position. This season the Fighting Hawks won’t have John Santiago or Brady Oliveira, who each graduated. That paves the way for senior James Johannesson to step up and take over the number one spot. The Fargo native played in all…

Deion Harris Makes the Most of His Time at Pro Day

The UND Corner Back participated in drills today at NDSU

FARGO, N.D. — UND Football gave some of its players one last chance to prove why they deserve a spot at the next level when the team held its Pro Day at NDSU. Cornerback Deion Harris was one of the five Fighting Hawks to participate in drills in front of the 22 professional-team scouts in attendance. Harris was once a…

UND Football Adjusts to New Offensive System During Spring Practice

The Fighting Hawks learn a new system under first year Offensive Coordinator Danny Freund

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football began its spring practice this month and is using this offseason to adapt to some changes. It’s the first opportunity the team has had to take the gridiron under new offensive coordinator, Danny Freund. The Fighting Hawks new play caller has UND getting used to a faster offense with players having the chance to…

UND Hockey Takes Underdog Mentality into First Round of Playoffs

The Fighting Hawks will play Denver on the road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota hockey is playing the first round of the NCHC tournament in Denver. The fighting hawks need to win the best-of-three series there to ensure their season stays alive. They are 1-2-1 against Denver so far this year, but have actually outscored the pioneers 7-to-6 in the four games. UND has gotten used to playing as…

Rink Report: UND Carries Momentum into First Round of Playoffs

The Fighting Hawks will play at Denver this Weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the past sixteen years, North Dakota hockey has had home-ice advantage in the first round of the NCHC playoffs and has gotten to start the postseason at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. That streak comes to end this year, however, as the team finished the regular season in 5th place in the conference and now must head…

UND Hockey Handles Buisness Against Omaha

The Fighting Hawks defeated the Mavericks 2-1

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota Hockey got the 2-1 victory over Omaha to start the final regular season series off on a high note. UND scored first with a wrap around goal from Gabe Bast. The Mavericks would tie things up in the second, after capitalizing on a five-on-three power play. Nick Jones sealed the deal in the third,…

Rink Report: Senior Weekend Gives UND One More Shot to Secure Home-Ice in the Postseason

The Fighting Hawks play Omaha this weekend

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After a series split with Colorado College, UND hockey continues to find itself in a state of urgency before its final two games of the regular season. This weekend holds all the more weight as it still allows UND to control part of its own destiny. If the team can pull off the series sweep, they have…

KVRR Roundtable: Last Four Games are Critical for UND

The KVRR Sports Team break down the Remainder of the Fighting Hawks Season

FARGO, N.D. — The UND Hockey team has just four games left to play in the regular season. Wins are crucial in each of those games as they try to keep their hopes alive to make it to the NCAA tournament. KVRR’S Sports Team discusses what has and has not been working for the Fighting Hawks and why winning out…