UND Football

UND Football Returns to the Practice Field

Workouts had been paused since August 17th

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — If these were normal times, North Dakota football would playing their opening game with Valparaiso in Grand Forks on Thursday. Instead, it is the first day  the Fighting Hawks are on the practice field for the first time since the athletic department paused all workouts on August 17th. Its part of the NCAA’s rule for programs…

NCAA Makes First of Decisions Regarding Fall Sports Postseason

More decisions to come by August 21st

(NCAA) – The NCAA Board of Governors has directed schools and conferences to meet specific requirements if they are to conduct NCAA fall sports during the preseason, regular season and postseason. Further, each division is directed to determine its ability to meet those requirements to conduct fall championships. The board expressed serious concerns about the continuing high levels of COVID-19 infection in…

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…

NCAA Division One Council Approves College Football Six-Week Restart Plan

Originally planned by Football Oversight Committee

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — The NCAA Division One Council approved of the 6-week phasing process created by the football oversight committee to start on time. In the plan, coaches would be allowed to start interacting with their players on July 13th when full team workouts can begin. Right now, players are back on campus on a voluntary basis for workouts. 20…

NDSU No.1; UND No.6 on Hero Sports Missouri Valley Football Conference Preseason Poll

Its the first year for UND in the MVFC

FARGO, N.D. — The start of the college football season is scheduled for four months from this weekend. Last week, Hero sports released its preseason Top 25 and All-American team, Tuesday it was the Missouri Valley Football preseason poll. The Bison top the list with South Dakota State coming in second followed by Northern Iowa, Illinois State and Southern Illinois….

Moorhead’s Spud Following Dad’s Footsteps But On A Different Field

Trey Feeney will be the second in his family to play QB collegiality but suiting up in a different uniform

FARGO, ND – If you’re a football fan in the F.M. area, chances are you know Kevin Feeney, a quarterback from 1995 to through 99′ who broke quite a few program records as a Bison. But he’s not the last Feeney to run an offense at the college level. His son Trey, who he now coaches, is heading on a…

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…

UND Football: Head Coach Schweigert Receives Contract Extension

Schweigert receives four-year contract extension

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — (UND Athletics) University of North Dakota Athletics Director Bill Chaves announced on Monday that head football coach Bubba Schweigert has been extended for four seasons, starting at $215,000 and escalating to $245,000 per year, which will keep him on the Fighting Hawks sideline through the 2023 season. “I want to thank current UND president Dr. Joshua Wynne, incoming UND president…

Brett Holinka named UND Football defensive coordinator

Former two-time all-conference selection for UND spent last season coaching OLBs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With the departure of Eric Schmidt, University of North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert announced Thursday that Brett Holinka has been named as the program’s new defensive coordinator. The former two-time all-conference selection during his playing days at North Dakota served as the school’s outside linebackers coach last season. “We are excited about Coach Holinka’s…