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All Potato Bowl USA activities canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The activities were scheduled for September 29 through October 3.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Potato Bowl USA Committee has announced that all Potato Bowl activities have been canceled, including the 55th Annual Potato Bowl between the UND Fight Hawks and the SDSU Jackrabbits. The activities were scheduled for September 29 through October 3, and included events such as the Simplot French Fry Feed, Thomsen Homes Kid’s Zone and the KEM Shrine…

Summit League delays the start of fall sports

Competition may begin on September 23rd

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Summit League’s Presidents Council agreed to delay the start of fall sports for member institutions until Sept. 23 based upon the recommendation from the League’s Joint Council due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The delay will result in a conference-only schedule for the sports of women’s soccer, men’s soccer and volleyball.  Competitive schedule for men’s and women’s…

UND reschedules season opener against Valparaiso

As a result of the the Pioneer League announcing a conference-only slate for 2020, the game between UND and Valparaiso has been rescheduled to 2025.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota and Valparaiso University have mutually agreed on an adjustment regarding football schedules for this season. Due to the Pioneer Football League’s announcement of a conference-only slate in 2020, the schools will move the previously scheduled game from Sept. 3, 2020 to Sept. 20, 2025. “I want to thank Valpo AD, Mark LaBarbara,…

UND to hold virtual summer graduation ceremony August 7

Upwards of 500 students are eligible to graduate.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The University of North Dakota will hold its second virtual graduation ceremony on Friday, August 7. Upwards of 500 students are eligible to graduate. The University has made changes since the previous virtual ceremony. UND officials will be on video dressed in their full regalia. The President will give his address and each dean will offer advice to…

Two Teens Arrested In Shooting Death of Former UND Provost

The suspects are 15 and 16 year old males

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Police in Charleston, South Carolina arrest two teens in connection to the murder of former UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo. The suspects are 15 and 16 year old males. Both are charged with murder and attempted armed robbery. They are being held in a juvenile detention center. Police say the 63-year-old DiLorenzo was with his wife Suzanne Austin,…

Alerus Center installs permanent turf ahead of football season

The new system will be more durable and efficient for the venue and more safe for players.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The next time the UND football team takes the field for a home game, it will do so on brand new turf. “This turf is actually NFL quality,” said the Alerus Center general manager, Anna Rosburg. “From a performance standpoint, it will be a much safer solution.” The Alerus Center is going from a roll-in-roll-out system…

UND Center for Innovation receives nearly $300,000 in CARES Act funding

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The University of North Dakota Center for Innovation has received $299,921 in CARES Act funding. The funding will help the community and local businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded the grant. The Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Dana Gartzke, said, “This investment comes at a crucial time…

UND forms group to plan for restart of athletic events

UND Athletic Venues & Events Group is comprised of leaders from the university and the city. The group is aiming to draw up a final plan for athletic events by August 1st.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Fighting Hawk fans cannot be sure just yet what their teams seasons will look like in 2020, but by the end of this summer, they should know what they can expect at home games. A team of representatives from UND athletics and the city of Grand Forks have come together to create the UND Athletic Venues…

North Dakota’s State Health Officer Resigns During COVID-19 Pandemic

Andrew Stahl to serve as interim state health officer, Joshua Wynne To Fill New Health Post

BISMARCK, N.D. — A major shakeup in the North Dakota Department of Health in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Health Officer Mylynn Tufte has offered her resignation and it has been accepted by Gov. Doug Burgum. “On behalf of Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford and myself we are deeply greatly to Mylynn for her leadership to the state of…

UND Hosts Virtual Commencement For The Class Of 2020

Students are encouraged to post their graduation pictures online with the hashtag #UNDProud

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Todd Buchwitz was not expecting to be graduating in the living room of his home. “I mean back in January and February, I wouldn’t have predicted this at all. And then, things changed quickly,” says Buchwitz, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. So quickly that he wasn’t able to properly say goodbye…