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WDAY’s Mr. and Mrs.: Husband-wife team anchor weekend news

WDAY’s Mr. and Mrs.: Husband-wife team anchor weekend news

FARGO, N.D. – Jody Norstedt, WDAY’s weekend sports anchor, grew up in Montevideo, Minn., watching husband-and-wife team Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello on WCCO in the Twin Cities. So when his wife, Amy Unrau, who previously worked as a multimedia journalist/anchor for Valley News Live, expressed interest in getting back behind the camera after a stint in marketing, he jokingly said, “Oh man, we could be just like them!”

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Champion horse Skoal’s Centennial among Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees

MEDORA, N.D. -- There’s no set formula for what makes a good rodeo horse: some combination of breeding, buck, personality and prize-money potential. Whatever it is, Skoal’s Centennial had it.

UND nickname supporter tell her story: It was a ‘set up’

UND nickname supporter tell her story: It was a ‘set up’

A group of Sioux people who fought to keep UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname probably never had a chance of success, according to a book one of the group members have written. In a recent interview, author Eunice Davidson called the deal with the anti-nickname NCAA to keep the nickname a “set up.” “Everything that we faced… everything we did, everything we were asked to, and every time we do something they seem to set the bar higher,” she said. And by “they” she said she meant big players involved in the struggle, such as state officials who negotiated a deal that required the approval of not just one but two Sioux tribes in North Dakota.

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Newly formed semi-pro football team hopes new approach leads to longevity

Newly formed semi-pro football team hopes new approach leads to longevity

Fargo The Fargo-Moorhead area is no stranger to semi-pro football. In the last five years, two semi-pro clubs – the F-M Liberty and the F-M Lumberjacks – experienced one-and-done seasons, going defunct for reasons ranging from money issues, lack of interest and poor organization.

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Saul Phillips named new men's basketball coach at Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio University athletics announced late Saturday night on its website that the school had hired North Dakota State men’s basketball head coach Saul Phillips to fill its head coaching vacancy.

Though far from ’70s heyday, bowling leagues making a comeback

Though far from ’70s heyday, bowling leagues making a comeback

FARGO, N.D. -- Finding Kathy Pausch on a Thursday night is simple. She’ll be the slender woman with glasses and blond bangs by the lanes at The Bowler in Fargo, chatting with her teammates. When it’s her turn, she’ll grab a ball, take a few steps and roll a strike with ease. Pausch and her friends play in a women’s league that runs through the winter and lasts 28 weeks. There was a time when bowling on a team like hers was commonplace, but now many people aren’t willing to make the commitment.

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Beyond the barrel: Life of a professional rodeo clown goes beyond what the crowd sees

Beyond the barrel: Life of a professional rodeo clown goes beyond what the crowd sees

Fargo - The question was as simplistic as it was outrageous. What’s it like getting hit by a bull?

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UND wins in double overtime for berth in Frozen Four

CINCINNATI – Two summers ago, Connor Gaarder had no Division I offers and was about to go play Division III hockey.

UND women's basketball team falls in the first round of the NCAA tournament

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Yes, the University of North Dakota players were glad to be here, competing in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament for the first time in the program’s history.

San Diego State ends North Dakota State's bid for Cinderella run

SPOKANE, Wash. – The players from North Dakota State were issued new lime green Nike basketball shoes for the NCAA tournament. None of them turned into slippers on Saturday night.

A perfect bracket?

A perfect bracket?

NDSU statisticians use data to predict NCAA tournament winners
FARGO, N.D. – While March Madness may be a gambler’s paradise with 63 games in less than three weeks, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is also a golden opportunity for statisticians to develop and test their models. For the last three years, the statistics department at North Dakota State University has experimented with models to predict the outcome of tournament games based solely on data and probability, said Rhonda Magel, the department chairwoman.

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Small-town crowds to make big impact with state basketball tourney

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The most coveted state high school tournament in North Dakota — at least from an economic perspective — is in Grand Forks this week. The community should savor it because it will be awhile before it returns.

UND goalie Gothberg sidelined with lower-body injury

UND goalie Gothberg sidelined with lower-body injury

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota will turn to Clarke Saunders to try to keep its nine-game unbeaten streak intact.

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UND still has shot at conference title

GRAND FORKS – Get ready for a wild finish in the first season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

National championship for extreme racing coming to Badlands

KILLDEER, N.D. -- A national extreme racing championship is going from tropical Belize to the North Dakota Badlands. The race, said Dunn County Jobs Development Authority economic development director Carie Boster, will show others “not only legendary North Dakota but legendary Dunn County.” The North American Adventure Racing Series coming to North Dakota is no small feat — the 2013 championship, which for weather reasons takes place next month, is in Belize.

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