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Headline Story: GRAND FORKS — UND has placed volleyball coach Jeremiah Tiffin on administrative leave.

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"Upon learning of some potential issues within the program, we felt that a review of these issues be conducted immediately," UND athletic director Bill Chaves said in a statement Wednesday night.

Assistant coaches Erin Green and Steve Rindfleisch will serve as co-interim coaches during this period of time, the school said.

UND is off to a 1-19 start this season and 0-8 in the Summit League. Last season, the Fighting Hawks went 2-16.

Tiffin, in his third year as head coach, has another year left on his initial contract, which began May 31, 2019 and ends Dec. 31, 2022.

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UND head volleyball coach Jeremiah Tiffin watches a replay on the video board at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center during Thursday's UND Classic tournament against Eastern Washington. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald
UND head volleyball coach Jeremiah Tiffin watches a replay on the video board at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center during Thursday's UND Classic tournament against Eastern Washington. Nick Nelson / Grand Forks HeraldNick Nelson / Grand Forks Herald

  • MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings, like other teams, script plays to start a game. Now, they plan on doing it to start the second half.

    In each of the past four games, the Vikings (2-3) have failed to score a touchdown on offense in the second half. Head coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday the team has been doing a lot of research in order to correct that heading into Sunday’s key game at Carolina (3-2).

    “I gave the coaches a lot of projects to do this week, on Monday,” Zimmer said. “So, I think probably being a little bit more specific coming out of halftime, instead of saying, ‘Hey, these are the plays that we’re thinking about running,’ and going, ‘All right, here’s what we’re going to run. Here’s the first play, second play, third play,’ and we go from there.”

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) hands off to fullback C.J. Ham (30) in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 19, 2021, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Billy Hardiman / USA Today Sports
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) hands off to fullback C.J. Ham (30) in the second half against the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 19, 2021, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Billy Hardiman / USA Today Sports

  • BISMARCK — Dom Izzo has been beyond lucky to meet some great people during our state tournament coverage over the last eight years.

    One of those great people died Wednesday, Oct. 13. Brent DeKok passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    DeKok was the long time coach at St. Mary's, who guided his Saints to the 2014 state title game. He left an unforgetable impression laughing on the sidelines during the middle of that game as teams were trading three-pointers.

    His battle with cancer became known across the state, which included him returning to coach a week after he had brain surgery.

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Brent Dekok, long-time coach of St. Mary's coach, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Brent Dekok, long-time coach of St. Mary's coach, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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