Steve Laqua

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: Getting Ready For Upcoming Season Will Take Different Measures

Dragons prepping for upcoming season with no spring practice

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With spring practice not able to take place on the field for Minnesota State-Moorhead football, the Dragons have spent the time putting in work virtually. Head coach Steve Laqua and his staff meet with the players a couple times a day diving into the playbook and doing what they can with what’s allowed through technology With the…

MSUM Football Entering 2019 With a Clean Slate

The Dragons went 8-4 last season

MOORHEAD, Minn. –The 2018 year was a successful one for the MSU Moorhead football program in Steve Laqua’s eighth season as the Dragons head coach The team finished with an 8-4 record and advanced to their first postseason appearance since 1994, earning a spot in the Mineral Water Bowl. With fifteen starters returning to the field this season, the hope…

Coach of the Week: MSUM Football Coach Steve Laqua

The Dragons have their Spring Game on April 27

MOORHEAD, Minn. — In 2018, MSUM football had its most successful in decades. The Dragons won eight games, earning an invite to the Mineral Water Bowl. As the team wraps up Spring Practice and tries to raise the bar yet again, head coach Steve Laqua is the KVRR Coach of the Week. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines…

MSUM Football Holds First Spring Practice

Dragons Kick-Off Season on September 5th

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After going to the postseason for the first time since 1994, MSU–Moorhead football is back practicing. Spring practice is an exciting time for any team being able to get back on the field for the first time in months, however, when the Dragons hit the turf for the first time today, the message from head coach Steve…

MSUM FB Putting Distractions Aside Ahead of Bowl Game

The Dragons face Missouri S&T Saturday at Noon

MOORHEAD, Minn.– MSUM-Moorhead plays in the Mineral Water Bowl on Saturday. The game will be played at a neutral site in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, against an unfamiliar opponent in Missouri S&T. With all that being said, the Dragons have had three weeks to prepare for what comes on Saturday. There can be a lot of distractions leading up to the…

MSUM FB Embracing the Extra Prep Time Before Bowl Game

MSUM Plays Missouri S&T on Saturday

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  MSU-Moorhead heads to Excelsior Springs, Missouri to play in the Mineral Water Bowl on Saturday. Since their bowl-clinching win over St. Cloud State on November 10, the team has a little bit more time than usual preparing for Missouri S&T. The three weeks have been helpful for the Dragons. The time off allowed for the team to rest…

MSUM’s Laqua Named NSIC Coach of the Year

The Dragons earned a trip to the Mineral Water Bowl by going 8-3

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead head football coach Steve Laqua has been named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Coach of the Year, the league announced on Thursday. It is the first time in Laqua’s career he has received the honor. He is the first Dragon football coach to earn the honor since 1994 when Ralph Micheli won the award. Since…

MSUM Begins Preparation for December 1st Mineral Water Bowl

The Dragons went 8-3 during the regular season

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU-Moorhead earned a Division II Bowl berth on Saturday by taking down St. Cloud State. The win gave the Dragons their first eight-win season since the George H. W. Bush administration. Head coach Steve Laqua says the chance to play in a bowl game is great for all of the seniors who are extending their college careers by…