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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…

New UND OC Freund Building on his Relationships with Players

Freund has been on the staff for the past eight seasons, previously as the wide receivers coach

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–¬†North Dakota Football has a new offensive coordinator. UND Athletics announced on Sunday that former wide receivers coach Danny Freund was promoted to the position. Last week, the team decided not to renew the contract of Paul Rudolph for next season. Freund is no stranger to the program. He is a former quarterback of the Fighting Hawks and…

Goaltender Johnson Signs Deal with New Jersey

Johnson to try out with Devils minor league club.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) —¬†University of North Dakota senior goaltender Cam Johnson has agreed to a one-year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils, the National Hockey League franchise announced on Saturday. Johnson will travel to Binghamton (AHL) and sign an AHL Amateur Try-Out Agreement with the club the following day. Johnson, an undrafted free agent, recently concluded a…

UND Running Back Makes Three-Year-Old’s Birthday Wish Come True

UND RB John Santiago helps three-year-old Della McArdle celebrate her birthday.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When it came to Della McArdle’s third birthday, planning the theme of her UND Football inspired party was a piece of cake. “She has been talking about having a Sioux football party for forever,” Della’s mother Kaitlyn Rau said. “She loves Sioux Football.” But making all her birthday wishes come true wasn’t simply a hop, skip…

Chaves Introduced as New UND Athletic Director

Former Eastern Washington AD, Chaves, joins UND in same position.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After former athletic director Brian Faison retired in the fall of 2017, it has been a task for the UND administration to find his successor. Tuesday they did announcing former Eastern Washington Athletic Director Bill Chaves to the same position. “With Bill Chaves you have somebody who has a decade of experience in Division I,” UND…

Rink Report: UND Hockey Aims to Reach Higher Level of Play in Second Half

Brad Berry is content with UND's first half

GRAND FORKS, N.D —After scoring a total of 57 goals and earning ten wins, head coach Brad Berry is far from displeased with how his young group has ended the first-half of the regular season. “We’re pretty content with what we’re doing,” Berry said. “To be 10-5-5 with a young group and growing on the road and at home we’ll…

Rink Report: UND’s Peter Thome To Start Against Miami University

Cam Johnson, who started in 75 of the hawks last 78 games, was sidelined last week with an injury

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND senior goaltender Cam Johnson who started in 75 of the Hawks’ last 78 games was sidelined last week with an injury, which meant freshman Peter Thome would get his first collegiate start. In his Friday debut Thome saved 36 shots, the most of any UND debuting goalie this century. The hawks expect a similar performance…