The 2019 UND spring football session officially concludes this Friday with the “Spring Wrap-Up” practice/scrimmage. It’s been a fairly uneventful spring session for the Hawks. No major injuries (a huge positive), quiet battles going on that will undoubtedly go on into late-August, etc. With that being said it doesn’t mean there aren’t things to look
It appeared to be a pretty good day overall for the five pro hopeful’s that represented UND today. Their were five Hawks present yesterday and all five performed the full range of tests. We have compiled as many results as we have access to (the results are often word of mouth and not formally presented).
The folks over at the UND Athletic department have been hard at work laying out the future of UND football scheduling. In the latest Bill Chaves Podcast, External AD Kyle Doperalski and Chaves lay out three new home & home FCS games along with the future FBS games that have been speculated at over the
After practice on Wednesday I was able to catch up with new OL Coach Joe Pawlak. Pawlak’s passion and intensity for offensive line play is apparent at all times. In fitting in with the rest of the offense, Pawlak always hustles everywhere he goes. Including running away from me as I was trying to catch
UND Football will once again be hosting their annual Signing Day Party tomorrow night at 5:30pm – only this time with a little twist. The event has been moved the the Ralph Engelstad Arena lobby this year. The reason being is there’s also a game going on immediately afterwards that people may want to attend.
It might be -22 degrees in Grand Forks today but things are definitely heating up as signing day approaches. Bubba Schweigert was able to snag a couple of big-time commitments yesterday from teammates Chandon Pierre and Caleb Nelson. Pierre and Nelson recently helped lead Folsom High School to the California 1-AA state championship over Catholic
The UND defense is coming off a 2018 season where they were dominant at times and dominated at times. Overall, their effort & results were playoff worthy, but we are sure ‘consistency’ will be the focus as they cast their gaze to the 2019 season. UND allowed 22.6 points/game in 2018, which was good for
Well, lets take another shot at this. We gathered up some names of potential candidates for the defensive line job that was recently vacated by Jordan Gigli. Gigli took a similar position at Northern Illinois. Some of these are corroborated names, while others have been researched on our own. Let’s take a look at some
Welcome to the latest UND Football 360 podcast brought to you by Development Homes and Rumors Sports Bar & Grill. Rumors and DHI have you covered for all your food, beverage and gaming needs! Topics in this podcast include coaching changes at UND, former Sioux great Chris Kuper hired by Broncos, Class of 2019 recruiting
This past weekend we predicted that Joe Pawlak would be named the new offensive line coach at UND. Today, Bubba Schweigert made it official. Pawlak comes to UND from the University of Iowa where he spent the past three seasons (2016-2018) as an assistant offensive line coach under OC Brian Ferentz. At Iowa, Pawlak helped
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In what wasn’t much of a surprise to us, UND Fighting Hawks Head Coach Bubba Schweigert has named Sam King as his new wide receiver coach. King, 26, was formerly a graduate assistant at UND from 2015-2016 where he helped on the offensive side of the ball alongside new OC Danny Freund. The past two
The ink has dried and their are 23 new Hawks in the nest. Head coach Bubba Schweigert had a pretty uneventful day yesterday as all the NLI’s came in on time and no drama was to be had. As we had stated in a previous post UND closed strong in the past month and added
The Sunday before Signing Day is always a nerve-racking night for football staffs across the country. They typically find out their fate with the few coveted recruits who have not committed at that point. Last night Bubba Schweigert and DC Eric Schmidt found themselves on the receiving end of great news as CB Samuel Fort
UND will not be holding a recruiting weekend tomorrow. They are currently at 21 commits and we believe they just added one more PWO commit to make 22. Signing Day is Wednesday, December 19th. Luke Herzog, 6’2″-200, of St. Thomas Academy in MN has recently committed to UND. We project Herzog as an OLB cut
What many had speculated could be happening – happened. UND head coach Bubba Schweigert announced Monday that OC Paul Rudolph will not return next season. OL coach Luke Knauf will also not be returning. It does appear however, that TE/ST coach Shawn Kostich, RB coach Malcolm Agnew and WR coach Danny Freund are staying on
UND had their destiny laid out in front of them before the ball was even kicked off Saturday. Win and go to the playoffs – more than likely hosting a home game. Lose and the season’s over. In what was a fairly ugly game overall, the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks jumped on the Hawks early and
The prodigal son has returned home to lead the proud Montana football program. Bobby Hauck is back in Missoula, looking to once again take the Griz back to the national championship game like he did twice before (2008-2009). The grand plan has been a roller coaster affair thus far in 2018, however. After beginning the
The UND Football team is currently on their bye week so we figured now would be a good time to recap what we saw in the first half of the season. The team currently sits at 3-2. As most know, they need to reach 7-4 to have a shot at the FCS playoffs. However, that
On the Tailgate Show with Shannon Schweigert we laid out our breakdown of the game along with our predictions, like we typically do. Kelly thought it would be a tight three point game for UND. Craig felt the Hawks would win by about 12. The Schweigert Brothers and Charlie Bridgeford predicted comfortable victories, as well.
Two teams desperately needing a win will be locking horns this Saturday out in Colorado. North Dakota, coming off a devastating 25-21 loss to Idaho State last week, currently has a 2-2 record and a daunting upcoming schedule. To drop this game and fall to 2-3 would be a near-fatal blow. Northern Colorado currently has
The UND Fighting Hawks went down to Texas in the sweltering heat and came back home with a well-deserved victory over the Sam Houston State Bearkats 24-23. With temperatures at 93 degrees and 80% humidity it certainly didn’t seem like UND had many advantages playing down in Huntsville on Saturday night. But, they made big
Remember the days when true freshmen were standing on the sidelines in sweatsuits cheering on their teammates (like in the picture below)? With the passage of the “freshmen four” rule those days are history. The UND coaching staff will be dressing all true freshman for home games this fall beginning with the home opener vs.
The theme for the University of North Dakota Football program in 2016 was “Leave No Doubt“. In the eyes of the NCAA Selection Committee, they did just that. UND was not only selected to be a one of 24 playoff teams, they were given the #7 overall seed. With the seed comes a bye week. For