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Football teams at every level are starting practice this month and the topic of the sport’s ties to brain injuries is a more prevalent subject than ever before. For the first time in this region, two area high school football teams are using new technology to combat those safety concerns.
The Trek to the X is becoming a familiar path for the East Grand Forks Senior High boys hockey program. For the fourth time in five years, the Green Wave are headed to the Minnesota state tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Coby Stauss scored two goals as Senior High beat Warroad 5-1 in the Minnesota Section 8A championship game on Thursday night at Ralph Engelstad Arena.
UND officially will have new homes for its athletic programs in the upcoming seasons. On Thursday, UND announced it will leave the Big Sky Conference and move most of its athletic programs to the Midwest-based Summit League starting in the 2018-19 season. Also, school officials said UND football will become a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020. The move realigns UND athletics with its regional rivals—North Dakota State, South Dakota and South Dakota State.
UND track and field coach Kevin Galbraith has called his programs "the road warriors." The Fighting Hawks still will spend plenty of time traveling in the expansive Big Sky Conference, but UND will finally be able to host a meet, as well. The Fighting Hawks will host the UND Indoor Tune-Up on Feb. 18 at the High Performance Center, Galbraith announced Tuesday. It will be the first home indoor meet at UND since the spring of 1985.
East Grand Forks Senior High’s stranglehold on Minnesota Section 8A boys hockey has come to an end. Behind Ethan Johnson’s two goals and Kade Nelson’s 34 saves, Thief River Falls...
Mollberg starting the year at No. 3 on the depth chart in return from Achilles injury.
Former Lakers Joe Mollberg and Brian Labat are battling for starting positions on the football team at the University of North Dakota. The battle for the starting quarterback job at UND this fall will include a trio of players with starting experience. According to the UND depth chart released Friday, coach Bubba Schweigert will start practice with the youngest of the three signal-callers in the No. 1 spot. True sophomore Keaton Studsrud, who finished 2014 as the starter after injuries to Ryan Bartels and Joe Mollberg, is listed as the team’s No. 1. Bartels is No.
UND quarterback Keaton Studsrud spent the winter watching film of last season, where he started the last four games of the year. Yes, he even watched the film from Eastern Washington, where the true freshman experienced trial by fire in a 54-3 loss in Cheney, Wash. "We do sometimes, just to look at what I could have done or should have done," Studsrud said. UND began spring football practices last week and Studsrud and junior-to-be Ryan Bartels are battling out for the starting quarterback position. Quarterback Joe Mollberg, who will be a junior in the fall, is a limited participan
GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota football team lost more than a road game last Saturday in Cedar City, Utah. UND coach Bubba Schweigert announced Sunday evening that sophomore quarterback Joe Mollberg will miss the remaining four games of the 2014 season. Mollberg, a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., injured his right Achilles’ tendon in the first quarter of Saturday’s Big Sky game at Southern Utah. Mollberg had started the first eight games of the season, completing 78 of 143 passes for 919 yards and three touchdown passes. That leaves the quarterback duties to sophomore
The UND football coaching staff has done everything it could this season to avoid a quarterback controversy between sophomores Joe Mollberg and Ryan Bartels. Schweigert was set on preventing a revolving door that existed in 2013 when neither of the two took full control of the job during the 3-8 season. Even after UND fell hard 38-0 at Missouri State in Week 3, Schweigert said Mollberg was his guy during his weekly Monday press conference. But as hard as the staff has tried to eliminate any controversy, the quarterback questions are back. Bartels made sure of that Saturday during U