North Dakota football

UND Football Earns First MVFC Honors Since Joining

North Dakota Football had six players take home preseason honors

GRAND FORKS, ND – Six Fighting Hawks earned preseason honors, being named to the Phil Steel preseason all Missouri Valley Conference team: Garett Maag and Nathan Nguon got the offensive selections. Jaxson Turner, C.J. Seigel, and Noah Larson got the defensive ones and Brady Leach for special teams after the kicker set two career highs last season: 35 extra points…

Coach of the Week: UND Football Head Coach Bubba Schweigert

UND Football coach Bubba Schweigert is the KVRR Coach of the Week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — From former All-American defensive end Mason Bennett being drafted into the CFL, virtual spring practices, transitioning to the Missouri Valley Football Conference and questions surrounding the start of the college football season, there is a lot to discuss with North Dakota football head coach Bubba Schweigert. Coach Schweigert joined KVRR’s Nick Couzin through Zoom to talk…

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…

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…

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: Schweigert Calls Cal Poly Game “Very Important”

Fighting Hawks are winless on the road in 2019

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota football sits at three and three halfway through their season. All three of those losses have come to opponents on the road. Both sides of the ball have really struggles outside of the Alerus Center. In those losses, the Fighting Hawks gave up a combined 128 points. Offensively, the Hawks didn’t put up more…

UND Football: Defense Wants To Be Better Against UC Davis

Gave up 35 points in loss to Eastern Washington

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It’s a week for improvement for North Dakota football. UND is coming off a 35–20 loss to Eastern Washington and it doesn’t get much easier as 12th ranked UC Davis comes to the Alerus Center Saturday. The Fighting Hawks defense give up 377 yards of offense including 284 on the ground. Giving up that many yards…

UND Football Sees Game With NDSU As Opportunity

Starts the first of four games against Preseason Top 25 opponents

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — As far as the visitors in Grand Forks go for this weekend, it’s the start of a tough stretch for North Dakota. The game against NDSU is the first of four games against preseason FCS top-25 programs. For the Fighting Hawks, it’ll be the last time playing in Fargo as an independent before moving to the…

UND FB Working on Finishing Games as they Face Portland State this Weekend

Fighting Hawks lost the lead in the final seconds last week

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Saturday’s game against Idaho was a disappointing one for North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks now sit one game short of 500 coming home to face Portland State this Saturday. UND can’t let another game slip by. Last Saturday against Idaho, North Dakota had problems closing out the game. They had the lead with nine minutes remaining. With…

UND Football Using Last Season as Fuel for 2018

Fighting Hawks hoping to improve on three win season in 2017.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — On the gridiron, nobody in the FCS would like to turn the page and forget about last season more than the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. 22 injuries, and only three wins is not what head coach Bubba Schweigert and his group had in mind after making the playoffs the year before. Now the Hawks are in search…