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.
GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota will turn to Clarke Saunders to try to keep its nine-game unbeaten streak intact.RELATED CONTENT
GRAND FORKS – Get ready for a wild finish in the first season of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS - From the sacred to the profane. From Mr. Rogers neighborhood to Mr. Hyde’s laboratory. Make way for the anti-Les Frazier. The Vikings have hired hard-rock, tack-spitting, high-decibel Mike Zimmer as their new head coach. He has that wild-eyed Mike Shanahan look on the sideline, and when he goes off, his language can be psalty. He also can be, uh ... animated. Zimmer is more likely to take a balky player to the woodshed than to church. And instead of being a quiet fatherly type in the locker room, he trends toward the crazy uncle who lives in the basement. This could work out.RELATED CONTENT
Mike Zimmer became a bit of a media star last summer of the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” Now, he’ll hold down a starring role with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings on Wednesday offered the Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator their head coaching job and he accepted. He becomes the ninth coach in the team’s history, replacing Leslie Frazier, who was fired Dec. 30.RELATED CONTENT
MINNEAPOLIS - The Vikings have their man. A source confirmed Wednesday morning the Vikings will hire Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as the ninth coach in team history. ESPN first reported the story. The Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator conducted a second round of interviews Tuesday and Wednesday at Winter Park. As of 1 p.m., the Vikings had not confirmed Zimmer's hiring. "No announcement has been made from the organization," said a team spokesperson.
Join WDAY sports director Dom Izzo and The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and Eric Peterson for the 2013 Bison Video Blog End Of Season Awards Show! The boys will recap a history making season which culminated with the green and gold marching their way to a third straight FCS National Championship.RELATED CONTENT
SAN ANTONIO – Keisha Lee scored 22 points on 7 of 12 shooting to lead Northwestern State to a 57-50 win over North Dakota State at the UTSA Holiday Class women’s basketball tournament Sunday.
PLANKINTON, S.D. — Nick Lawson was fully engaged in Monday’s Mount Vernon/Plankinton boys’ basketball practice, something he didn’t think was possible six months ago. Lawson, who attends school in Plankinton, was shot in the chest June 22 by his friend Logan Evans, also of Plankinton, with a 9 mm pistol. Evans, who was later convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to 150 days in jail, didn't think the gun was loaded when he pointed it at Lawson and pulled the trigger. Lawson spent three weeks recovering in a hospital bed in Sioux Falls. The bullet entered the right side of his chest just below his nipple at a downward angle. It exited through his back after tearing a hole in his liver.RELATED CONTENT
The North Dakota State football players found out about their head coaching leaving for Wyoming last weekend on social media. The announcement of their next head coach was done in a more orderly fashion.RELATED CONTENT
How unique is UND sophomore forward Rocco Grimaldi? After UND’s 3-1 win over Northern Michigan on Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena, the dynamic and diminutive star described his own energy level as super-human.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – North Dakota State athletic director Gene Taylor said Sunday afternoon that Craig Bohl will coach the North Dakota State football team the rest of the season.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- It is the end of a great football dynasty. After 38 years as Dickinson State University’s head coach, Hank Biesiot is calling it a career. He officially resigned from the position Wednesday night. “Well, 40-something years I’ve been thinking about it and the last couple years I’ve given it more serious thought,” Biesiot said. “I don't know if there is a right time, a good time. We all want one more year as we’re starting to run out of road. … It’s a good time in some respects with the makeup of our team. We got a young team with some leadership there.RELATED CONTENT
Clay Willoughby was among 24 participants who tested their skills with foils at the UND Wellness Center in Grand Forks on Saturday for the regional 2013 Lewis and Clark Fencing Open.RELATED CONTENT