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MSUM Football Welcomes Local Flavor to 2022 Recruiting Class

18 of the 45 signees from the viewing area

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota State-Moorhead Football announcing their whole 45 player class. 18 are names you may know from the area. Three from Sheyenne two from Grafton and three from Jamestown. The big names are quarterback Grant Warkenthien and defensive back Tate Gustafson, who are both coming off a state championship with the Mustangs. Head coach Steve Laqua says this…

MSUM Football Moves to .500 on the Season With Win Over UMary

Draagons beat the Maruders 35-31

MOORHEAD, MINN — (MSUM Athletics)  Junior fullback Hayden Boll scored the winning touchdown with 10 seconds left to lift the Minnesota State University Moorhead football team to a thrilling 35-31 win over UMary in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference action Saturday at Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium in Moorhead. The win helped MSUM retain the Paddle trophy, which they’ve held since the 2015…

MSUM Football’s Falk Ready for Opportunity as Starting Quarterback

Jamestown native has waited waited two years for the chance

MOORHEAD, Minn — Quarterback Tommy Falk has been waiting two years for the opportunity to start for Minnesota State-Moorhead football. The Jamestown native was expected to take over the role last season, however COVID had other plans. The second-year freshman took advantage of the extra time away to get ready for the college game. “Speeding up the process with my…

Former MSUM WR Richter Has Been “Perfect Transfer” for UND Football

The Detroit Lakes native has a touchdown and 126 yards receiving yards for the Hawks this spring

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One of the many successful moves North Dakota football has made this season is bringing in talent from the Northern Sun at the division two level. One of those players added? Receiver Jake Richter from Minnesota State-Moorhead. The Detroit Lakes native used his final year of eligibility to play this spring at UND. It’s been quite…

MSUM Football Adds Local Flavor on Signing Day

Class of 2021 includes 29 players

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State-Moorhead football welcomed 29 new players to the program on National Signing Day. With no fall NSIC season and the 2020 class only having ten practices under their belt, it presents a unique opportunity for the Dragons to have two sets of recruits brand new to playing. This year’s class is highlighted by West Fargo’s Carter…

NSIC Cancels Fall Competition & Championships

Suspends All Sports Competition Through Dec. 31

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – (NSIC) In light of the NCAA Board of Governors’ decision to direct all institutions and conferences to meet specific requirements to conduct fall sports and the NCAA Division II Presidents Council’s announcement that all NCAA Division II fall championships are canceled, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference’s Board of Directors has canceled NSIC fall competition & championships, and…

NSIC Delays Decision on Fall Sports Season

Meetings set for Friday, Monday for final decisions

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The NCAA Division Two Board of Governors voted Wednesday to cancel any fall sports championships. According to Minnesota-State Moorhead football coach Steve Laqua, that news means no Dragon games starting in September. The NSIC was suppose to decide officially Thursday morning, however, has delayed its decision on whether to cancel or postpone the fall season. Instead all…

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…

MSUM Football Updates 2020 Season Schedule

Schedule shortened due to COVID-19

MOORHEAD, Minn. — (MSUM Athletics) A revised schedule for the Minnesota State University Moorhead football team has been announced. The Dragons will play a 10-game schedule that features five home games and five road games in 2020. MSUM opens the 2020 season at home against Winona State on Sept. 12. Kickoff is 2 p.m. at Scheels Field at Nemzek Stadium….