From “Amber Waves” to “Zombies,” the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.
University of North Dakota goaltender Zane McIntyre is a finalist for goalie of the year in NCAA Division I men’s hockey. McIntyre is one of five finalists for the Mike Richter Award. Others are St. Lawrence’s Kyle Hayton, Michigan State’s Jake Hildebrand, Yale’s Alex Lyon and Michigan Tech’s Jamie Phillips.
A decision a young man made while renewing his driver’s license may have been the most important thing he ever did.
North Dakota University System officials say they are working with the FBI and an independent cyber security group to investigate a breach on the system’s computer server. Officials say the personal information of more than 290,000 current and former students and nearly 800 faculty and staff was hacked in early February. It’s not known if the data, which included social security numbers, was stolen.
St. Cloud State didn’t need five goals in the second period to get even with North Dakota on Saturday. One goal was all it took. Cory Thorson’s goal late in the second period led St. Cloud State over North Dakota 3-1 and into a first-place tie in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. St. Cloud State and North Dakota share the lead in the NCHC with two games remaining in the regular season. The winner earns the first Penrose Cup and gets the top seed for the playoffs.
To say North Dakota is on a roll is an understatement. One week after scoring a National Collegiate Hockey Conference record nine goals, 11th-ranked UND coasted to a 6-2 win over No. 20 Minnesota-Duluth. Paul LaDue scored two of North Dakota’s three power-play goals in a four-goal second period. With the win, North Dakota (18-9-3, 13-7-0) remained tied for first in the conference with St. Cloud State. UND is 14-2-1 in its last 17 games.
The University of North Dakota has fired head football coach Chris Mussman after a 3-8 season, including a 2-6 mark in the Big Sky Conference. UND athletic director Brian Faison says the two met Monday and Mussman was relieved of his duties immediately. Mussman coached six seasons with UND and had an overall 31-34 record. He joined the coaching staff as the offensive line coach in 1999, became offensive coordinator in 2001 and took over as the head coach prior to the 2008 season.
The Western Collegiate Hockey Association Final Five tournament is underway in St. Paul and thousands of fans at the Xcel Energy Center came to see some teams that will be leaving the conference next year.
Top-ranked Minnesota erased a two-goal deficit in the last 10 minutes to earn a 4-4 tie with North Dakota on Saturday in the last Western Collegiate Hockey Association game between the long-time rivals.
Retired Minnesota Viking Jim Kleinsasser headlines this year’s class of inductees into the University of North Dakota Letterwinners Athletics Hall of Fame.
The fighting Sioux from the University of North Dakota are in town for the West Regional NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament, but they’ve left the Sioux nickname and logo at home.
The University of North Dakota men’s hockey captain is on a roll, which could mean good things in this weekend’s West Regional tournament in St. Paul.
The University of North Dakota women’s hockey assistant coach was a senior alternate captain on the 2006-07 Fighting Sioux men’s team that lost to rival Minnesota in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs, then came back and beat the Gophers a week later with a trip to the NCAA Frozen Four on the line.
The University of North Dakota hockey program has received commitments from two more recruits.
University of North Dakota hockey coach Dave Hakstol has disciplined senior defenseman Ben Blood for his behavior following the team’s loss to Minnesota on Saturday night.
The University of North Dakota hockey team this season will play traditional WCHA rivals Minnesota and Wisconsin and also nonconference games against such perennial national powers as Maine and Harvard.
A former University of North Dakota student body president has been awarded a posthumous degree from the Grand Forks college.
The University of North Dakota says standout hockey defenseman Ben Blood will return for his senior season.
Two more University of North Dakota hockey standouts have signed contracts with NHL teams.
A University of North Dakota hockey player who suffered frostbite to toes on his right foot Jan. 31 says he was woefully unprepared for the minus-33 degree wind chill temperatures that evening.
The North Dakota House has approved a bill that would force the University of North Dakota to keep the “Fighting Sioux” nickname.