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NDSU, UND Athletic Departments Remain Positive After Summit League Decisions

Conference Voted to postpone fall sports to spring on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — The summit league presidents voted unanimously to postpone all fall sports to the spring. Officials have already started to create spring schedule models to be finalized at a later date. There is no effect on the winter season. For NDSU and UND soccer, volleyball and cross country all shift their focus to 2021. With many questions still…

Summit League moves cross country, soccer and volleyball to spring

Decision due to health & safety of players due to COVID-19

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League President’s Council voted unanimously Monday afternoon to postpone the regular season and championships for the fall sports of men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball to the spring of 2021. The health, safety and welfare of the league’s student-athletes, coaches and staffs were at the forefront of this decision….

Summit League delays the start of fall sports

Competition may begin on September 23rd

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League’s Presidents Council agreed to delay the start of fall sports for member institutions until Sept. 23 based upon the recommendation from the League’s Joint Council due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delay will result in a conference-only schedule for the sports of women’s soccer, men’s soccer and volleyball.  Competitive schedule for men’s and women’s…

St. Thomas athletics approved to make transition to Division I

Decision approved on Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS – (FOX 9) The University of St. Thomas is officially headed to Division I for athletics. The NCAA Division I Council announced Wednesday it has approved St. Thomas to transition directly from Division III to Division I, starting in the 2021-22 academic year. The Tommies will remain in Division III and the MIAC for the 2020-21 year, pending ongoing…

NDSU women’s soccer reacts to The Summit League’s decisions for the upcoming season

The league announced postseason conference tournaments will go on as normal and that the decision to bring student-athletes back to campus for summer workouts will be left up to the schools and states

FARGO, N.D. — Plenty of uncertainty still remains for the upcoming season of college sports. This week, the Summit League began to provide some clarity into what things will look like for their conference during the 2020-2021 season. There will be no changes made to the postseason conference championships. This comes after other leagues around the country already decided to…

Summit League Cancels All Spring Sporting Events

Ends springs sports for 2020 season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —  (Summit League Communications Department) Summit League Commissioner Tom Douple announced Friday that all spring sports have been cancelled given the current status of COVID-19. This cancellation includes all non-conference, conference and championship competitions for Summit League members through the end of the 2019-20 academic year. “The decision yesterday to suspend spring sports for the month of…

NDSU Heads to 5th NCAA Tournament with Summit League Championship Win Over UND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Herd is thundering to the NCAA Tournament with a resounding win over North Dakota in the Summit League Championship Game. North Dakota State’s defense shut down North Dakota early on with the Fighting Hawks’ first basket coming from Marlon Stewart around seven minutes into the game. NDSU was perfect from the free throw line in…

UND Basketball: Limiting Turnovers, Defense Important for Final Five Games

UND only has five games left in the regular season.

GRAND FORKS, N.D — North Dakota men’s basketball are winners in three of their last five games keeping their post season hopes alive in a tie for fourth in the Summit League. Despite where the standings may have the Fighting Hawks, there have been games where it doesn’t look that way. In their latest loss to South Dakota, UND turned…

North Dakota Women’s Basketball “Getting Back to the Little Details” After Three-Game Losing Streak

Started out 3-0 in conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — North Dakota women’s basketball is going through a rough patch.  UND came out on fire in conference playing winning their first three Summit League match ups before dropping the next three. In the last two losses against South Dakota state and North Dakota State, the Fighting Hawks gave up the most points allowed all season. With…