North Dakota fell 38-31 to No. 9/10 Weber State in the opening round of the FCS Playoffs on Saturday afternoon. Despite trailing 24-0 late in the first half, the Fighting Hawks clawed their way back within seven late but were not able to overcome the early deficit.
No. 24 Southern Illinois (2-2, 1-0 MVFC) upended No. 19 North Dakota (2-2, 1-1 MVFC), 34-17 at Saluki Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In the game, the Salukis outgained the Fighting Hawks in total yardage 458-271.
North Dakota found itself down 17 points (71-54) with under seven minutes remaining and used a 14-0 run to come within two at 74-72, but ultimately fell 79-74 to Kansas City inside the Swinney Center on Saturday night.
It would be almost impossible for the North Dakota Hockey team to have a better start to conference play than they’ve had this season. So far they sit at a perfect 4-0 in NCHC Contests. This comes after sweeps of Denver and Miami, and puts them in the Driver’s seat ahead of their matchup with Minnesota Duluth.
North Dakota (4-5, 2-4 MVFC) trailed Youngstown State (2-6, 1-5 MVFC) by two scores with 10 minutes left in the game, but it was the Hawks picking up the 24-21 win after scoring 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter at the Alerus Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Music City was playing the blues on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena for most of the 14,659 fans, as No. 6 North Dakota dropped a 6-4 decision to Penn State in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game from Nashville.
North Dakota shut out Western Illinois in the second half to run away with a 34-10 homecoming win inside the Alerus Center. The Hawk defense limited Western Illinois to just 99 yards of total offense in the second half.
Redshirt freshman running back Isaiah Smith was named the MVFC’s Offensive Player of the Week on Sunday following his second-career 100-yard rushing performance against No. 4 Southern Illinois, as announced by the league.
The University of North Dakota played with a spirited gumption at South Dakota State in the first match of a three-match road trip this week, grinding out long rally points to shift momentum in its favor.
he University of North Dakota got off to a hot start in its first FBS game since 2018, scoring 21 points in the first quarter against host Utah State (2-0). However, UND (1-1) could not establish its run game and build momentum as the Aggies outscored the Fighting Hawks 21-3 in the second half to win its home-opener, 42-24.
UND (17-31) trailed by five entering the top of the fifth, but rallied for six straight runs to earn its first win in the Summit League Championships since joining the league in 2018-19 and the second overall postseason win in the program’s Division I era (2008-present).
Top-ranked James Madison jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it, defeating No. 7 North Dakota, 34-21, in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs of Sunday evening from Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, Va.
The Penguins played a league-high seven games in eight weeks this spring and determined earlier today they could not play the game on Saturday. With the announcement, YSU plans to focus on finishing the semester strong academically while starting preparations for the upcoming fall campaign.
Pinto’s standout sophomore season saw him make history by picking up NCHC Player of the Year, Forward of the Year and Defensive Forward of the Year accolades. He was the first player to win the player of the year unanimously and also became the first to win forward and defensive forward of the year.
Kiersted was an All-NCHC First Teamer as a senior. A two-time assistant captain, the Elk River, Minn., product finished his senior season with 22 points (3-19--22). That assist total tied for second-most in the country among defensemen. His 52 blocked shots were second most in the NCHC and in the top 10 nationally.
Bernard-Docker was selected by Ottawa in the first round (26th overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He helped Team Canada to a gold medal at the 2020 IHF World Junior Championships, scoring a goal and leading the Canadians in time on ice in the tournament.
The Missouri Valley Football Conference has canceled the North Dakota-Missouri State football game (Saturday, April 3) at Alerus Center in Grand Forks, N.D., due to positive COVID-19 test results and subsequent contact tracing in UND’s Tier 1 personnel, which consists of student-athletes, coaches, managers and staff.
The match marked UND’s (4-5 Summit) first comeback win of the season and its first by a two-goal deficit under Head Coach Chris Logan. Wright’s goals were her first and second of the season, while Giddings’ game winner was also her second. In addition, Giddings tallied the Fighting Hawks lone assist of the match.