North Dakota Fighting Hawks

Waletzko Looking to be UND’s First NFL Draft Pick Since 1999

Projected mid-round pick in April's Draft

GRAND FORKS, N.D — Standing 6-foot-8, weighing in at 312 pounds, and starting since his sophomore season, Matt Waletzko has body and body of work to draw interest from NFL scouts. He was one of the first selections to the senior bowl. With draft projections showing Waletzko to be taken as early as the 3rd round, yesterday was an opportunity…

Bruns Enters Transfer Portal

Fighting Hawks Freshman To Leave Fighting Hawks

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota freshman guard and 2021-22 summit league freshman of the year, Paul Bruns will be leaving grand forks. After a 6-25 season with the fighting hawks the star guard has entered the transfer portal. This is the second year in a row that the hawks will be losing the league’s most outstanding freshman, last year they…

UND Football Preaching Physicality in Lead-Up to NDSU Game

Fighting Hawks have lost last three to the Bison

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota football players know how bad they’ve played in this match-up during the division one era. Offensively — in all three losses — the fighting hawks — have been held to 29 points — while the defensive — has given up — over 800 yards.. Last spring’s match-up — even ended — an undefeated campaign…..

UND Hockey Getting Ready to Live the “Pod Life”

Team leaves for Omaha pod on Sunday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s March 7th and you’re feeling pretty good as a North Dakota hockey player winning your last regular season game 5-0 over Omaha and finishing as the number one team in the NCHC, until all was shut down due to COVID-19. Now it’s time for those players to get redemption. UND leaves for the Omaha bubble…

NCHC Delays Start To Regular Season

Schools won't play their first games of the season until November 20th at the earliest

On Thursday afternoon, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference announced they will delay the start of their season until November 20th at the earliest. The conference includes North Dakota and Minnesota.   National Collegiate Hockey Conference Release: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – After thorough discussion and thoughtful planning over the past few months, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) has announced a delay…

UND Athletics Pauses Workouts After 29 Positive COVID-19 Tests

29 came back positive after 200 tests

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics)  Statement from UND Athletic Director Bill Chaves: “Based on results from our weekly test that occurred on Thursday, we have been working through 29 (of over 200 student-athletes tested) positive cases from that test. Given this situation, we have paused workouts this week so that we can hit a reset on a number of…

A Look into Phil Jackson’s Roots in the State of North Dakota

Played Baseball and Basketball at UND

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The ESPN docuseries “Last Dance” highlighting the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan’s six titles from 1991-98, continues to be the most watched documentary with over 6.5 million viewers on Sunday night’s. If you were watching this past Sunday’s episodes 3 and 4, the head coach of that team, Phil Jackson, had some of his journey to…

FCS All-American Mason Bennett Looking to Turn Dreams into Reality With NFL, CFL Draft Approaching

Bennett is a top ten prospect in the CFL

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football’s All-American defensive end Mason Bennett is looking to hear his name affiliated with a new team in both the NFL and CFL drafts. Being from Manitoba, Bennett is tabbed as one of the top ten prospects in the CFL. Bennett is on many NFL teams radars as well after becoming the Fighting Hawks…

UND Hockey’s Kawaguchi Named NCHC Forward of the Year: Pinto Rookie of the Year

More Postseason Accolades for UND Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.– (UND Athletics) The University of North Dakota hockey team made an impressive run though the regular season, going 26-5-4 and grabbing the No. 1 spot in the NCAA Pairwise Rankings. Individual honors continue to pour in as today junior Hobey Baker Award finalist Jordan Kawaguchi was dubbed the NCHC’s Forward of the Year and freshman Shane Pinto was named the NCHC Rookie…