UND Football

UND Football Excited as Fall Practice Begins

Keaton Studsrud: "There was a lot of energy today... We just gotta keep up the energy."

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The fighting hawks enjoyed the cool weather on the first day of football practice as they work their way to the start of the season four weeks from today. The emphasis, as usual with fall camp, is on getting better and also staying healthy. With each new season, leadership roles change and develop, but North Dakota…

UND RB Oliveira: We’re Best RB Duo in the Country

Fighting Hawks return two stars at running back

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After winning the Big Sky Conference for the first time in school history, University of North Dakota running back Brady Oliveira is confident the team is only getting better. Oliveira was half of the tandem that rushed for a combined 1,949 yards in 2016. John Santiago is the other piece, and he also returns for the…

UND Football Ready to put Last Season’s Success Behind them

The Fighting Hawks won their first-ever Big Sky Title in 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota is coming off of a fantastic season where a nine-game winning streak lead them to their first-ever Big Sky Championship. The team is still excited about last year’s accomplishment, but they’re ready to move on to this season, where they have yet to prove themselves. “If our guys can draw from…

UND Star Cornerback Deion Harris to Miss 2017 Season

The University says Harris has a lower-leg injury

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — After leading the Big Sky Conference in interceptions in 2016, North Dakota cornerback Deion Harris was poised to have a big senior season. However, the university announced Wednesday that Harris will miss the entire 2017 season with a lower-leg injury. According to the report, he was doing a conditioning workout Wednesday morning when he injured himself….

UND Football Picked to Repeat as Big Sky Champion in Preseason Polls

The Fighting Hawks scored 15 (of 24) first-place votes in the media poll

PARK CITY, Utah (UND Athletics) – A year after sharing its first Big Sky Conference title, the North Dakota football team was picked to repeat as the league champions in both the media and coaches’ polls released Tuesday by league officials. Entering its sixth and final season as a league member, this marks the first time the Fighting Hawks garnered the top…

Five Fighting Hawks Named Preseason All-Big Sky

Safety Cole Reyes Named Preseason Big Sky Defensive Player of the Year.

PARK CITY, Utah (UND Athletics) – North Dakota senior safety Cole Reyes highlighted a group of five Fighting Hawks that were named to the Preseason All-Big Sky Football Team released Monday at the league’s annual Big Sky Kickoff Event. Reyes was tabbed as the league’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and was joined on the team by running backs John Santiago and Brady Oliveira, offensive…

UND Football Adds Montana for games in 2024, 2025

Fighting Hawks will continue the rivalry after leaving Big Sky Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D.(UND Athletics) — Athletic department officials from the University of North Dakota and University of Montana announced an agreement to play a home-and-home series in football during the 2024 and 2025 seasons on Wednesday. The teams will play in Grand Forks on Sept. 7, 2024 and in Missoula on Sept. 13, 2025 as part of this agreement. The Fighting…

Coach of the Week: UND Football’s Bubba Schweigert

Schweigert led the Fighting Hawks to their first FCS Playoff appearance in 2016

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota football coach Bubba Schweigert is the KVRR Coach of the Week. The Fighting Hawks are in their final week of spring practice, with their spring game on April 14, and they are coming off their first trip to the FCS Playoffs. KVRR Sports Director Keith Albertson and Schweigert discuss spring practice…

NDSU, UND Football Introduce Recruiting Classes

Bison, Fighting Hawks Add 25, 20 Prospects Respectively

Watch the video to see analysis and reaction on the recruiting classes of NDSU and UND Football, as shown on KVRR Sports. Full classes: NDSU (courtesy NDSU) Austin Avery, TE/FB, 6-3, 225, Yorkville, Ill. (Yorkville HS) Josh Babicz, TE, 6-5, 228, Barrington, Ill. (Barrington HS) Jack Begley, LB, 6-3, 205, Omaha, Neb. (Millard North HS) Noah Gindorff, TE, 6-6, 235,…