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UND Football: Fighting Hawks Still Working Out the Kinks Heading into their Spring Game

UND's spring game is set for 6 p.m. on Friday at the High Performance Center

GRAND  FORKS, N.D. — Three wins, eight losses, and an 11th-place finish in the isn’t exactly what UND football had in mind after making the playoffs the year before. In fact, most of what took place during the 2017 season is completely different from UND’s 2016 Big Sky title year. This spring, however, the Hawks are using their 15 practices to…

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…

Spring Football: Trio of Quarterbacks Competing for UND Starting Gig

The Hawks will compete in their annual Spring Game on Friday, April 13th

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — When the Fighting Hawks took the field last season, there was no question who would be leading the green and white. Now without four-year starter Keaton Studsrud, North Dakota football has some big shoes to fill. “Keaton was great for our program,” head coach Bubba Schweigert said. “His freshmen year, his true freshman year he sacrificed…

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…

UND Football Adds Eight New Recruits to the 2018 Class

The octet joins the 22 others added back in December during the early signing period

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football added eight additional recruits Wednesday. The octet joins the 22 others added back in December during the early signing period. The latest additions feature four National Letter of Intent signees and four preferred walk-ons, but head coach Bubba Schweigert says they all have one thing in common. “I think a bunch of ham-and-eggers. We…

Four Bison Named to STATS FCS All-American Team

UND's John Santiago also received All-American honors.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca, offensive lineman Austin Kuhnert and long snapper James Fisher were named to the STATS FCS All-America first team on Tuesday, Dec. 19.  Bison safety Robbie Grimsley was a second-team selection. DeLuca and Kuhnert previously were named first team All-Americans by the Associated Press, and Fisher was on the 2016 STATS…

UND Football Already Turns the Focus to Next Season

The Hawks finished the 2017-2018 season with just three wins on the year, the fewest number of wins since 2013

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It was an emotional end to what UND Football is calling a disappointing season. The Fighting Hawks finished with just three wins on the year, which is the fewest number of wins since 2013. The Hawks say the key now is learning from this season and finding a way to bring the team back to its…

College Football: UND Falls to EWU in Regular Season Finale

Fighting Hawks finish the season 3-8.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) – Senior Day heroics had become the norm of late at the Alerus Center, but in the 2017 edition No. 19/21 Eastern Washington prevented those by clipping North Dakota 21-14 Saturday. The Eagles (6-4, 5-2, BSC) kept their FCS playoff and Big Sky title hopes alive, while bringing an injury-riddled season for the Fighting Hawks (3-8,…

UND Seniors Prepare for ‘Emotional’ Regular Season Finale

UND hosts Eastern Washington at the Alerus Center.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  UND is finishing its season against some tough opponents with Southern Utah last weekend and Eastern Washington down the stretch as they end Big Sky play and its regular season. But emotions will be focused on senior night as members of the Fighting Hawks play their last game in the Alerus Center. “With it being the last…

UND Football Hoping to Carry ‘Spark’ to Southern Utah

UND scored a defensive touchdown, special teams touchdown in win over PSU.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The word ‘positive’ is the buzz in Grand Forks as UND’s football team got a very positive result this past Saturday with a win out at Portland State. A defensive touchdown and a special teams touchdown really helped them secure that victory over the PSU Vikings. “We’ve been looking for sparks and it helps a lot to…