UND Football

Inexperienced Offense Biggest Challenge for UND Football Heading into Opener Against Southern Illinois

Have just one senior among the quarterbacks, running backs and receivers

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Excitement is in the air in Grand Forks as North Dakota football makes its debut in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this weekend against Southern Illinois, who is ranked as high as 13 in preseason polls. One of the many intriguing story lines in this match-up. On the sidelines, head coach Bubba Scheweigert, faces his former…

FCS Spring Season Preview: Stats Perform Senior Editor Craig Haley

Stats Perform's Craig Haley previews upcoming spring football season

FARGO, N.D — North Dakota State and North Dakota football kick off their spring seasons next weekend. In anticipation of the season, preseason polls and All-American are being released. Stats Perform Senior Editor, Craig Haley, joined KVRR Sport’s Nick Couzin to preview what’s ahead. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Bison Football, Craig Haley, FCS Football, FCS…

NDSU & UND Ready For Spring Football

The Bison and Fighting Hawks begin the season on the 21st and 20th, respectively

FARGO/GRAND FORKS, ND (KVRR) – The kickoffs, the tackles, the touchdowns, the pyrotechnics all returning for the spring. Missouri Valley Football teams are ready to go. “We see a lot of energy, Mike. Our guys are practicing hard, looking forward to practice, and we go early in the morning.” “You could see the energy, the excitement of our kids when…

UND Football Ready to Prove Doubters Wrong Entering First Year in MVFC

Fighting Hawks picked seventh in valley football preseason poll

GRAND FORKS, N.D — With their debut in the Missouri Valley Football Conference coming at the end of this month, North Dakota football is feeling the disrespect after the league released its preseason poll on Wednesday. Coming off back-to-back winning seasons  as independents and making the FCS playoffs in 2019, the poll had them finishing seventh of the league’s ten…

Missouri Valley Football Conference Releases Poll and Preseason All-League Teams

NDSU picked first with eight players on all-league team; UND picked seventh

ST. LOUIS, MO. — With the spring football season on the horizon, the Missouri Valley football conference released their preseason poll and all-conference teams. The Bison had a league-best eight selections make the team highlighted by fullback Hunter Leupke, receiver Christian Watson, offensive lineman Cordell Volson, long snapper Ross Konnelly, defensive lineman Spencer Waege, linebacker Jackson Hankey  and defensive backs…

UND Football Gets Ready for Debut Spring Season in Missouri Valley Football Conference

Fighting Hawks start practice on Friday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A spring football season is upon us. After following the mandated practice hours in the fall by the NCAA, North Dakota football makes its long awaited debut in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The fighting hawks are getting ready for eight conference games starting February 20th against Missouri State. It will be their first time playing…

NDSU And UND Football Commits Make It Official

North Dakota State welcomes 24 newcomers while North Dakota brings in 16

FARGO, ND – (KVRR) You hear of the athletes verbally committing. However, it’s the day those were made official on the first day of the signing period. High school footballers put pen to paper across the country signing letters of intent to play college ball those suiting up for the Bison and Fighting Hawks are no exception. North Dakota welcomes…

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…