Fighting Hawks Chosen As UND's New Nickname The University of North Dakota plans to reveal its new nickname. The school has scheduled a 10 a.m. news conference Wednesday to announce whether Fighting Hawks or Roughriders gained the most votes in a runoff election that ended Monday. The vote was open to people with UND ties, including students, staff and alums.
UND Nickname Results Expected This WeekThe University of North Dakota might have a new nickname early this week, or it might have another vote on a new moniker.
UND Team Nicknames Narrowed Down To 3The University of North Dakota is trying to come up with a new nickname for its athletic teams. It's gone without one since getting rid of the nickname, "the Fighting Sioux."
Vote On University Of North Dakota Nickname To Be Held This WeekPeople with ties to the University of North Dakota are voting this week on a new school nickname. Online voting is Monday through midnight Friday. Those eligible are UND students, faculty and staff; school alumni and retirees; donors; and athletic event season ticket holders.
Minn. Hockey Legend Plans To Open Steakhouse In EdinaFormer North Star Lou Nanne plans to open a steakhouse in Edina, according to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.
5 University Of North Dakota Nicknames Selected For Vote The University of North Dakota says a committee facilitating the selection of a new school nickname has chosen five possibilities to be brought to a public vote.
'Terrific Guy, Terrific Friend': Tom Reid Remembers J.P. PariseFans and friends of J.P. Parise are mourning the loss of a hockey legend. Gregg Pendy, a fan, said Thursday that he knew the best place to honor Parise, who died at his home Wednesday night. The place was Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub in St. Paul.
J.P. Parise Dies At 73 After Battle With CancerJ.P. Parise, the former North Stars playmaker and father of Wild star Zach Parise, died Wednesday following a struggle with lung cancer. He was 73.
Ex-North Star Murray Oliver Dies At 77Murray Oliver, a five-time All-Star who briefly coached the Minnesota North Stars, has died from a heart attack. He was 77. Oliver, who died on Sunday, played for the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and North Stars in a career that started in 1957 and ended in 1975.
Mike Max’s News & Notes: August 11, 2012People inside the Vikings insist they are intent on making playing baseball a part of the new football stadium. If the NHL gets salary roll backs as part of their new collective bargaining agreement, it could be big savings for Craig Leipold on Zach Praise and Ryan Suter's contracts. Suter chartered his own plane to be part of the fundraiser for Jack Jablonski. Nice move!
Good Question: Why Do We Like Violence In Sports?The New York Times has been writing about Derek Boogaard's role as a fighter on the ice and how it affected him. It got us wondering about big fights and hits on the ice and on the field.