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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.

COLUMN: In Mike Zimmer, Vikings choose anti-Frazier

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.

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Vikings hire Mike Zimmer as head coach

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.

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Minnesota Vikings to hire Mike Zimmer as head coach

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.

Bison Video Blog: 2013 Year End Awards Spectacular!

Bison Video Blog: 2013 Year End Awards Spectacular!

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.

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