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The UND football program's first recruiting weekend continues to produce verbal commitments. After picking up three verbal commitments on Sunday, UND added two more future players on Monday to grow the number of known commitments to nine. Kicker Reid Tauberheim of Farmington, Minn., and linebacker Hudson Walton of Cedarburg, Wis., are the latest additions. The pair joins Develyn Ferguson (Wauwatosa, Wis., wide receiver), Deion Harris (Hibbing, Minn., safety), Drew Greely (Wayzata, Minn., defensive end), Joe Montague (Minnetonka, Minn., defensive back), Keaton Studsrud (St.
UND's first big recruiting weekend under new head coach Bubba Schweigert has already started to collect some verbal commitments. The list of UND's known verbals grew to seven on Sunday as quarterback Keaton Studsrud of St.
UND senior Derek Rodwell's role isn't typically flashy. He's a big, fast forward who can grind in the corners and be miserable to play against. But he isn't a top power-play option or called on to carry a team on the scoresheet.
BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State men's hockey followers were greeted with a surprise Friday night during the starting lineups at the Sanford Center. Freshman goalie Jesse Wilkins -- the Beavers' hot hand in net -- was out with an injury. Junior Andrew Walsh was back starting in goal. Anyone thinking that switch favored North Dakota was wrong. Walsh looked like a guy not ready to hand his job over to a rookie quite yet. Walsh turned away 42 shots as Bemidji State earned a 1-1 tie with UND in the series opener. Walsh entered the season as the clear-cut No. 1 for the Beavers.
UND women's basketball coach Travis Brewster has shied away from most of the big-picture questions about his team's unbeaten mark in Big Sky Conference play, opting instead to focus on the immediate task ahead. On Thursday, though, Brewster did take a moment to sit back and note the night's significance. UND beat Montana for the first time since 1984 in a 62-57 victory in front of more than 1,400 fans at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. "That's the first time we've beat them since we've been Division I, and we talked about that this week," Brewster said.
The UND men's basketball team's frontcourt has received a boost for next season. Carson Shanks, a 7-footer from Prior Lake, Minn., will transfer to North Dakota from Utah State, where he redshirted this fall. Shanks, who announced his plans via his twitter account late Tuesday, will have three and a half years of eligibility remaining when he becomes eligible at semester break next season. Shanks was originally rumored to be walking-on at Minnesota.
UND football coach Bubba Schweigert met with his team Monday afternoon for the first time as a group. Schweigert laid out the plan. "We're going to talk about how we're going to run the program," said Schweigert, who was hired in late December. "We'll talk about responsibility and accountability. We're going to do it day by day. We won't look farther than what we can do today. That's how you have to approach this." Schweigert hasn't had much time to relax since his hiring. He's had to put an assistant staff in place and search for recruits with the Feb.
An injury has forced UND forward Mark MacMillan to miss only four games this year, but there have been plenty of others that the junior looked like a fraction of his usual self. As UND finished off a sweep of Colorado College on Saturday with a 3-2 victory at Ralph Engelstad Arena, it's clear that MacMillan has returned to form. MacMillan scored a highlight reel goal on Friday and pulled off a carbon copy of the play on Saturday. "You saw maybe what we were missing when he was out of the lineup," UND coach Dave Hakstol said.
The UND men's hockey team's trip to Vancouver last weekend wasn't a pleasure adventure as some expected. North Dakota's two exhibitions were a flop.
Idaho State men's basketball coach Bill Evans didn't want to blame one play. "I think we lost the game way before the last couple of minutes," Evans said. "We lost because we didn't rebound the ball and had 23 turnovers. One call doesn't win or lose this game ...