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The UND football program announced Wednesday its season opener for the 2020 season. UND will host Valparaiso on Sept. 3, a Thursday, at the Alerus Center. The Fighting Hawks will play the following week at Kansas State. Valpo plays in the non-scholarship Pioneer League. The Crusaders were 4-7 overall last year and 3-5 in league play. UND beat Valpo 69-10 to open the 2013 season. Jake Miller and Adam Shaugabay each ran for three touchdowns and Greg Hardin had both a receiving touchdown and a special teams score.
GRAND FORKS — As the University of North Dakota athletic department continues to rebrand its uniforms and athletic apparel with the new Fighting Hawks logo, the school would also like the change to take place on the same apparel brand across all of its athletic programs. Currently, the UND football team wears Adidas, the men's basketball program wears Nike and the men's hockey team wears Reebok. The school would like to land a deal that puts the department's apparel under one roof.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota safety Cole Reyes and running back John Santiago, along with North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca and defensive back Tre Dempsey, were named to the Athlon FCS Preseason All-America team, which was released Wednesday, June 14. South Dakota State had three picks (wide receiver Jake Wieneke, tight end Dallas Goedert, offensive lineman Jacob Ohnesorge) on the team. Reyes, a senior, was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year last season. He had 70 tackles and three interceptions.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota football team's opener for the 2018 season has been set. The Fighting Hawks will open the year Aug. 30—a Thursday—against Mississippi Valley State at the Alerus Center. UND had previously announced two other non-conference games for the 2018 season: Washington and Sam Houston State. The Delta Devils, the alma mater of former NFL star Jerry Rice, open the 2017 season against North Dakota State. The following weekend MVSU travels to Carbondale, Ill., to play Southern Illinois.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota men's basketball player Drick Bernstine, a key player in the Fighting Hawks' run to the NCAA Tournament last season, announced plans to transfer late Thursday night. Bernstine, who is 6-foot-8 and 220 pounds, didn't say where he would transfer. He graduated this year and will be eligible to play immediately. Bernstine, the son of former NFL player Rod Bernstine, finished his junior year with an average of 8.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. He started 30 of UND's 31 games.
GRAND FORKS — Grand Forks Central senior Ethan Knudson had never been a meet medalist. His team, the Knights, hadn't won the East Region meet for as long as anyone at the Grand Forks Country Club on Tuesday, May 30, could remember. Those streaks were stopped at the region meet, where Knudson shot a meet-low 72 to lead the Knights to a team title—topping Grand Forks Red River by a single stroke. "It's amazing," Central coach Josh Cichy said. "I'm so proud of him. He's come a long way. If I could pick one kid to win, it would be him."
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of North Dakota's track and field program has its first national qualifier. Junior thrower Molli Detloff made school history Thursday by advancing to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Detloff, of Elk River, Minn., broke her own school record on all three of her hammer throw attempts at the West Preliminary. Her best throw went 213 feet, 2 inches. She entered the day with the school record at 202-6. Detloff finished fifth in the hammer throw. Maggie Ewen of Arizona State won the event with a throw of 232-3.
GRAND FORKS — On the south end of the University of North Dakota campus, at the corner of Demers Avenue and 42nd Street South, Ray Richards Golf Course sits unused and empty. UND's administration closed the course this year as the school said it needed to narrow its focus during a budget crunch. Now, swimming enthusiasts in Grand Forks hope to avoid a similar fate. UND hasn't decided what's to become of Hyslop Pool after the university cut the men's and women's swimming and diving programs this spring.
GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota linebacker Keelan Poole has been suspended indefinitely from the football program after he was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, and possession of cocaine and cocaine paraphernalia. "We are aware of the situation involving Keelan Poole," UND football coach Bubba Schweigert said. "In cases like this, we have to allow the legal and university processes to play out before commenting any further."
OGDEN, Utah — Like the University of North Dakota softball program's winning percentage, senior outfielder Rachael Waynick's batting average the past four years has been trending upward. In Waynick's freshman season in 2014, UND won six of 45 games and Waynick batted .103. The Fighting Hawks have followed with records of 12-43, 17-37 and now 23-30 in 2017. Waynick's batting average has ticked up from .115 as a sophomore to .169 as a junior to .293 as a senior.