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Bergstraser Right Person For “Short And Long Term” Of MSUM Men’s Basketball

Former assistant named head coach of Dragons

MOORHEAD, Minn — After a nationwide search narrowed down to three final candidates for men’s basketball head coach, Minnesota State-Moorhead found their future right in their own backyard with Tim Bergstraser. Bergstraser has been on the MSUM staff for the last seven years, first as a grad assistant and most recently as the top assistant under former head coach Chad…

MSUM Removes Interim A.D. Tag From Markuson

Takes over position full-time after serving in the interim for over a year

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota State-Moorhead has a new athletic director.. Serving as the interim for over a year, Chad Markuson’s title has turned permanent starting May 2nd. Markuson was among three finalists from a national search. He joined the staff in 2011 as deputy athletic director then associate A.D. before taking over the department as a whole. Outside of his…

NDSU Transfer Skibiel Adds Veteran Presence to Young MSUM Team

One of four upperclassman on roster

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota State-Moorhead women’s basketball adding a familiar face to many of bison nation bringing Olivia Skibiel over the Red River from North Dakota State. Skibiel is expected to play at the small and power forward position alongside all-conference player Peyton Boom and has two years of legibility left wanting to stay in the area after graduation pursuing…

MSUM Begins Search For Next Men’s Basketball Coach

Previous HC Chad Walthall retired after 12 seasons

MOORHEAD, Minn — With previous head coach Chad Walthall retiring after 12 seasons and an NSIC Tournament title, Minnesota-State Moorhead has begun the process of finding the new face of the program. The search is led by a committee of six people all affiliated with the university working alongside interim athletic director Chad Markuson. The application opened Monday¬† and stays…

MSUM Men’s Basketball Coach Walthall Announces Retirement

Coached Dragons for 12 years and NSIC Tournament Title this past season

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota state Moorhead men’s basketball coach Chad Walthall has announced his retirement ending a 12-year run. In that span, Walthall averaged 21 wins per season won national and NSIC coach of the year in 2015, went to six NCAA Tournaments, five conference tournament championships and took home the first one last month in Sioux Falls. “Coach Walthall…

MSUM Men’s Basketball Ready for Challenge of NCAA Regional

Play defending champs, Northwest Missouri State, in Sioux Falls Saturday

MOORHEAD, Minn — “We’re more together as a group right now, we’ve had a lot of adversity throughout the year so you know with that adversity we used it to help fuel 8 games to win a conference championship now we just gonna keep that momentum going and try to win the regional.” The MSUM dragons came into the season…

MSUM Seniors React To Winning First NSIC Championship

Dragons won first championship in program history

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota State-Moorhead men’s basketball did indeed “Do that thing” knocking off two nationally ranked teams, Augustana and Minnesota-Duluth to take home the program’s first conference title. “My leg gave out on me bad,” the team’s leading scorer Lorenzo McGhee said. “Gavin was looking at me like “You good, you good.” nah man I can’t bro but I…

MSUM Men’s Basketball Wins First NSIC Title

Beat Minnesota-Duluth, 81-73

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The fifth time was a charm for MSUM men’s basketball who wins the NSIC Championship for the first time under head coach Chad Walthall. The Dragons beat both number one seeds, Augustana and Minnesota-Duluth, in Sioux Falls to get the automatic bid into the Division II National Tournament. The selection show to determine the field will…

MSUM Basketball Programs Close Out Home Schedule with Wins Over U-Mary

MOORHEAD, Minn — MSUM Men’s and Women’s basketball played their final home games of the season against U-Mary. The women won in overtime, 76-73. While the men had a big second half to get the 79-65 victory. Both teams close out the regular season at Minot State Saturday. Categories: College, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Dragons Men’s Basketball, Dragons Women’s Basketball,…

MSUM Basketball Programs Drop Doubleheader Against Minnesota-Duluth

Both held first half leads

DULUTH, MINN — Both Minnesota State-Moorhead basketball programs on the road Friday night to take on Minnesota-Duluth. The men’s and women’s teams got off to good starts with halftime leads but both took losses. The men falling by 10 and the women by 25. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: MSUM Dragons, MSUM Men’s Basketball, MSUM Women’s…