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Defense Building Momentum as UMD Football Gets Set to Host Bemidji State

Kick-off for Saturday's game at Maloksy Stadium is set for 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is coming off a weird game of sorts. The Bulldogs knocked off Concordia-St. Paul 33-13, but the majority of the scoring happened in the late in the game. The UMD defense would pitch a shutout through the first three quarters against the Golden Bears. The Bulldogs will look to carry over the momentum…

UW-Superior Women’s Soccer Edges St. Scholastica in Bridge Battle

Allison Alessi scored two goals as the Yellowjackets won the "Golden Anchor" trophy.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two goals from Allison Alessi proved to be the difference as the UW-Superior women’s soccer team got the 2-1 win over St. Scholastica Tuesday afternoon at Saints Field. It was the Yellowjackets’ second win in 20 all-time meetings against the Saints, who got their lone goal from Morgan Friday. UWS will be back in action on Friday…

Minnesota Wilderness Pick Potatoes at Stokke’s Farm

The get-together was not only a way for the players to hang out together, but they plan on donating the potatoes to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Wilderness swapped their skates for spuds as the team met up at Stokke’s Farm to help pick potatoes. The get-together was not only a way for the players to hang out together, but they plan on donating the potatoes to the Second Harvest Food Bank. “With Thanksgiving coming up, there’s a lot of…

Traveling Trophy Added to CSS-UWS Women’s Soccer Match-Up

Both coaches also agreed that if the match ends in a tie, they will play a penalty shootout to determine who gets to take home the "Golden Anchor".

DULUTH, Minn. – One of the best rivalries in the Northland is the bridge battle between St. Scholastica and UW-Superior. Tuesday, the women’s soccer teams will go head to head and although they don’t play in the same conference anymore, they’ve found something special to play for. The rivalry match-up will now a feature a traveling trophy: the “Golden Anchor”….

UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to Top-Ranked Wisconsin in Overtime

Anna Klein and Elizabeth Giguere each scored twice while Gabbie Hughes recorded four assists for the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 7 UMD women’s hockey team continued to battle No. 1 Wisconsin on Sunday and forced overtime, but Casey O’Brien scored 23 seconds into overtime to give the Badgers the 5-4 win. Anna Klein and Elizabeth Giguere each scored twice while Gabbie Hughes recorded four assists for the Bulldogs. Emma Soderberg finished with 26 saves. The…

Northern Star: Alexie Pryd

For this week's segment, we feature a UW-Superior outside hitter who's making a name for herself in her first full season with the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Growing up in the Twin Cities, Alexie Pryd decided she wanted to go far away for college. But after a year at Division II’s Wingate University in North Carolina, Pryd decided to return home. “I’m such a homebody. When I first went to school in North Carolina, I totally was homesick. The girls were great, the coach…

UMD Men’s Hockey Wraps Up Ice Breaker With Win Over Providence College

Dominic James netted his first collegiate goal while Jesse Jacques and Noah Cates also scored for the Bulldogs

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 5 UMD men’s hockey team scored twice in the second period to get the 3-2 over win over Providence College in the consolation game of the Ice Breaker Tournament. Dominic James netted his first collegiate goal while Jesse Jacques and Noah Cates also scored for the Bulldogs. Ryan Fanti made the start in net and…

UMD Football Tops Concordia-St. Paul For Third Straight Win

The Bulldogs didn't score a touchdown until the fourth quarter, where Logan Graetz threw two touchdown passes to seal the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 18 UMD football team struggled to get much going early but found their offensive rhythm late, scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to get the 33-13 win over Concordia-St. Paul. Curtis Cox did all of the scoring for UMD early, making four field goals, the longest from 52 yards out, to give UMD the…

UMD Volleyball Dominates University of Mary for Second Sweep of Weekend

Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 14 kills as the Bulldogs swept the Marauders.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team dominated the University of Mary on Saturday, getting the 3-0 win (25-18, 25-18, 25-16) for their second sweep of the weekend. Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 14 kills while Samanath Paulsen finished with nine. Madison Gordon recorded 37 assists. UMD improves to 12-7 (5-6 NSIC) and will be back in action on…

Coaches Corner: Julianne Vasichek

For this week's segment, we chat with the new head coach of the St. Scholastica women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with St. Scholastica women’s hockey coach Julianne Vasichek, who is taking over for Jackie MacMillan. The Saints just wrapped up their first week of practices and will open their season next week with an exhibition against UW-Superior. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Michigan Offense Too Much for UMD Men’s Hockey

Jesse Jacques scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, who will face Providence in the Ice Breaker tournament's third-place game.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Michigan men’s hockey team would score five unanswered goals as they beat UMD 5-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Jesse Jacques scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, who will face Providence in the Ice Breaker tournament’s third-place game. The Wolverines will face Minnesota State-Mankato for the championship. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of…

College Volleyball: UMD, UWS Winners at Home; CSS Falls in Five Sets

It was a good night on the volleyball courts for the Bulldogs and the Yellowjackets.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball snapped a three-game losing streak as they defeated Minot State 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. In other college volleyball action, St. Scholastica fell in five sets to Hamline 3-2 while UW-Superior knocked off Bethany Lutheran 3-1. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD Women’s Hockey Shutout by Wisconsin at Home

The Bulldogs will take one day off before getting back at it Sunday to try and split the series. Puck drop is set for 1:01 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team struggled to get any offense going as they were blanked by Wisconsin 3-0 Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs will take one day off before getting back at it Sunday to try and split the series. Puck drop is set for 1:01 p.m. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UW-Superior Women’s Hockey Wraps Up First Week of Practices

The Yellowjackets will open their season next Thursday with an exhibition against St. Scholastica.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – While the college hockey season at the Division I level is already in full swing, Division III schools are just wrapping up their first week of practice. And that includes the UW-Superior women. The Yellowjackets are coming in with a larger than normal roster, which includes a big freshman class and three fifth-year seniors. UWS was able…

Another Tough Match-Up for UMD Women’s Hockey as Wisconsin Invades Amsoil Arena

Puck drop for Friday's game is set for 12:01 p.m. while Sunday's game will take place at 1:01 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to WCHA hockey, every week is a dogfight. After splitting their series this past weekend against rivals Minnesota, the UMD women’s hockey team now have to turn around and play hosts to the #1 team in the entire country. The Bulldogs will take on top-ranked Wisconsin this weekend at Amsoil Arena. The last time…

UMD Men’s Hockey to Open Ice Breaker Tournament Against #3 Michigan

Minnesota State Mankato and Providence will also take part in the tournament.

DULUTH, Minn – Last season, the UMD men’s hockey team was scheduled to host the 2020 Ice Breaker Tournament. COVIC-19 had other plans though as the event was rescheduled for 2021, specifically this upcoming weekend. The Bulldogs will host three of the top ten teams in the country, starting with third-ranked Michigan on Friday night. The much-hyped Wolverines were supposed…

UMD Football Continues to Find Ways to Win Close Games

UMD will be back at home this weekend as they host Concordia-St. Paul for their annual Homecoming Game.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team grinded out another win this past weekend on the road against the University of Mary. This makes it four straight weeks where the game was decided by less than a touchdown as the Bulldogs continue to find ways to win close games. “Yeah it’s our ability to finish. In our offseason training or…

New Coach, New Conference for St. Scholastica Women’s Hockey Team

This upcoming season will see the debut of new head coach Julianne "Montana" Vasichek, who was promoted to bench boss after the departure of the program's pioneer Jackie MacMillan.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s hockey team held its first practice of the season Monday afternoon at Mars Lakeview Arena. It was also the debut of new head coach Julianne “Montana” Vasichek, who was promoted to bench boss after the departure of the program’s pioneer Jackie MacMillan. Vasicheck served an assistant under MacMillan for the past five seasons….

St. Scholastica Athletics Kicks Off Second Annual Week of Giving

Now through Saturday Oct. 16, people can donate to any of the Saints 22 programs or the general athletic department as part of their Raise to Rise week.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s the first day of the St. Scholastica Athletics’ Raise to Rise week, their second annual athletics week of giving. Now through Saturday, people can donate to any of the Saints 22 programs or the general athletic department. There are 16 different campaigns and teams are raising money for specific trips, resources, and more. Last year, they…

Maggie Flaherty’s Game-Winner Gives UMD Women’s Hockey Overtime Win Against Minnesota

Gabbie Hughes scored twice while Mannon McMahon and Anna Klein also scored for the Bulldogs

DULUTH, Minn. – Maggie Flaherty scored the game-winner just over two minutes into overtime to get the UMD women’s hockey team the 5-4 win over the University of Minnesota to split the weekend series. Gabbie Hughes scored twice while Mannon McMahon and Anna Klein also scored for the Bulldogs. Both of Hughes goals came on the power play to bring…

UMD Men’s Hockey Defeats Bemidji State in Home Opener

Kobe Roth and Blake Biondi scored while Ryan Fanti made 15 saves as the Bulldogs earned their first series sweep of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team returned home for the first time this season on Saturday in front of a packed AMSOIL Arena and delivered, getting the 2-1 win over Bemidji State to sweep the series. Kobe Roth and Blake Biondi scored while Ryan Fanti made 15 saves in his first start of the season. The Bulldogs improve…

Late Touchdown Gives UMD Football Road Win Over University of Mary

Graetz completed 13 of 24 passes for 150 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. 

BISMARCK, N.D. – A Logan Graetz touchdown pass to Sam PItz with 7:30 left proved to be the game-winner, giving the UMD football team the 31-27 road win over the University of Mary. Graetz completed 13 of 24 passes for 150 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. UMD improves to 5-1 on the season and will be back home next…

St. Scholastica Women’s Soccer Plays to Scoreless Draw Against Hamline

Brianna Jorgenson finished with six saves for the Saints. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s soccer team had plenty of chances but couldn’t find the back of the net, as they settled for a scoreless draw against Hamline. Brianna Jorgenson finished with six saves for the Saints. St. Scholastica will be back in action on Tuesday at Macalester. Categories: College, Sports

St. Scholastica Football Falls at Home to Gustavus Adolphus

Grand Rapids native John Bonner recorded his first career interception for the Saints. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica football team struggled to get anything going on Saturday, as Gustavus Adolphus got the 72-7 road win. The lone score for the Saints was a 70-yard touchdown pass from Byron Bishop to Pete Saint Fleur in the third quarter. Grand Rapids native John Bonner recorded his first career interception for the Saints. The Saints…

UMD Men’s Hockey Top Bemidji State in Season Opener

Luke Loheit, Noah Cates, Quinn Olson and Koby Bender each scored for the Bulldogs.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team opened their season with a road win over Bemidji State 4-2 Friday night at the Sanford Center. Luke Loheit, Noah Cates, Quinn Olson and Koby Bender each scored for the Bulldogs. UMD will look to sweep BSU Saturday in their home opener at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:07 p.m….

UMD Women’s Hockey Drops Home Opener to Minnesota

The Bulldogs will look for better results in Saturday's game. Puck drop for that one is set for 3:01 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Elizabeth Giguere would score her second goal of the season in the second period, but it would be the only goal on the night for the UMD women’s hockey team as they fall to Minnesota 3-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs will look for better results in Saturday’s game. Puck drop for that one is…

UMD Planning to Enhance Fan Experience at AMSOIL Arena

A record number of student season tickets were sold for men's hockey for this season. UMD says they're planning to really enhance the fan experience with new videos and bringing back in-game activities

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD hockey fans are certainly excited to return to AMSOIL Arena as a record number of student season tickets were sold for men’s hockey. UMD says they’re planning to really enhance their fan experience with video and in-game activities to help not only the fans but also the players enjoy the experience. “We have some great fan…

UMD Hockey Players Excited for Return of Fans to Amsoil Arena

UMD also announced that they have broken the record for most student season tickets ever sold.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, Amsoil Arena is the place to be as the UMD men’s and women’s hockey teams will both be in action on Saturday. It will also mark the return of fans to the venue, which has the players even more hyped for this weekend’s games. “We know they are unconditional family members that will always be…

St. Scholastica Men’s Soccer Drop Home Match to UW-Eau Claire

Nevin Bajic and Miki Lumsden each scored for the Saints in the second half.

DULUTH, Minn. – An early hole was too deep to dig out of as the St. Scholastica men’s soccer team fell to UW-Eau Claire 5-2 Thursday afternoon at Saints Field. Nevin Bajic and Miki Lumsden each scored for the Saints in the second half. CSS will host Hamline on Saturday. Categories: College, Sports

Maddie Rooney Returns to UMD Women’s Hockey as Goaltending Consultant

The Andover native is currently in the U.S. national team's residency program in the lead up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD goalie Maddie Rooney is returning to her alma mater as the new volunteer goalie consultant for the women’s hockey team. The Andover native is currently in the U.S. national team’s residency program in the lead up to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Rooney is the program’s all-time leader in saves, games played and minutes played…

UMD Men’s Hockey Set for Season Opener Against Bemidji State

Friday night's game will be in Bemidji, while Saturday's will take place at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop for both games is set for just after 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team is coming off a solid 4-2 exhibition win over Wisconsin. All three goaltenders played a period and a few of the younger players got some valuable ice time. As far as the lineups, head coach Scott Sandelin says it’s still a work in progress. “We’re going to go in and have a…

UMD Women’s Hockey Welcomes Rivals Minnesota for Home Opener

Puck drop for Friday night's game at Amsoil Arena is set for 6 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s back to work for the UMD women’s hockey team as they get set for another week of WCHA play. But it will be tough to act like it’s just a normal weekend series as the Bulldogs will welcome arch rivals Minnesota to town. These two teams met only twice last season with the Gophers coming out…

UMD Football Talks Thrilling, Last-Second Win Over MSU-Moorhead

Freshman QB Logan Graetz connected with an eight-yard touchdown pass to Armani Carmickle with two seconds left in the game.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, the UMD football team was without quarterback John Larson, who was out due to injury. The Bulldogs went with a game plan that would feature both Logan Graetz and Garret Olson, with the former coming up with the most clutch play of the season: an eight-yard touchdown pass to Armani Carmickle with two seconds…

Duluth Marshall Alum Maren Friday Named ECAC Rookie of the Week

Friday scored a goal and picked up an assist in each game against RIT.

SCHENECTADY, New York – This past weekend, it was a college hockey debut to remember for Duluth native Maren Friday. The former Duluth Marshall standout has been named ECAC Rookie of the Week after recording four points in her first two collegiate games for Union College. Friday scored a goal and picked up an assist in each game against RIT….

UMD Men’s Hockey Opens Season with Win over Wisconsin in Exhibition Game

Bulldogs Carter Loney, Hunter Lellig, Casey Gilling and Jesse Jacques each scored one in the win over the Badgers.

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. — The UMD men’s hockey team opened their season with an exhibition game against the University of Wisconsin and defeated them 4-2 on Sunday. Carter Loney, Hunter Lellig, Casey Gilling and Jesse Jacques scored in the exhibition helping the Bulldogs win over the Badgers. UMD gears up for their first official game of the season at Bemidji…

UMD Women’s Soccer Fall to SMSU

Emilia McGiffert scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the second half.

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD women’s soccer team fell to Southwest Minnesota State University on Sunday 2-1 at Molasky Stadium. Emilia McGiffert scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the second half. UMD is back in action Friday, October 8th at Bemidji State University at 3 p.m. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Northern Star: Blake Perry

For this weeks segment, we highlight the record-breaking accomplishments of one senior on the UWS Men's Soccer team.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The sky is the limit for senior Blake Perry of the UWS men’s soccer team as he continues to raise the standards for the yellowjackets. “The boys all love him, there’s no question who they’re trying to follow, he just sets a great example,” Joe Mooney, the UWS Head Coach said. He sets records too, on Friday,…

UWS Men’s Soccer Blows Past Minnesota Morris

Protus Babaya scores 3 for the Yellowjackets for a hat trick, Phillip Eriksen, Nicolai Stokker, Brandon Conklin, and Blake Perry each had one.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The UWS men’s soccer team dominated the field in Saturday afternoons 7-0 victory over Minnesota Morris at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex. Protus Babaya scores 3 for the Yellowjackets for a hat trick, Phillip Eriksen, Nicolai Stokker, Brandon Conklin, and Blake Perry each had one. The Yellowjackets look to extend this 3 game win-streak against Saint Olaf…

UMD Women’s Hockey Look to Strengthen Special Teams After Loss to Mankato

Lizi Norton and Elizabeth Giguere each score one for the Bulldogs, but Mankato scores 3 on the power play.

MANKATO, Minn. — The UMD women’s hockey team fell to Minnesota State Mankato Saturday afternoon 4-2. Lizi Norton and Elizabeth Giguere each score one for the Bulldogs, but Mankato scores 3 on the power play. UMD is back in action for their home opener October 8th versus the University of Minnesota at AMSOIL arena. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota…

UWS Women’s Soccer Full Speed Ahead in Win Over Minnesota Morris

Niya Wilson scores 4 goals, Annah Schussman and Ava Giswold each add one for the Yellowjackets.

SUPERIOR, Wis. — The UWS women’s soccer team defeated Minnesota Morris 6-1 at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex Saturday afternoon. Niya Wilson scores 4 goals, Annah Schussman and Ava Giswold each add one for the Yellowjackets. They are back in action Friday, October 8th at Northwestern. Categories: College, Sports

Perry Breaks School Record, Holmquist Nets Four Goals as UWS Soccer Teams Earn Home Sweeps Over Crown

The Yellowjackets had a pair of historic performances Friday afternoon at the Spartan Sports Complex.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UW-Superior men’s soccer team defeated Crown 8-0 as Blake Perry became the program’s all-time leading scorer with his 44th career goal. In the women’s match, Mya Holmquist scored four goals in the first 44 minutes as the Yellowjackets topped the Storm 5-0. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

UMD’s Cazz Martin Brings Balance to Bulldogs’ Offense

Martin has exploded on the scene, coming in at #3 in the NSIC in rushing yards.

DULUTH, Minn. – After showing flashes two years ago, UMD’s Cazz Martin has exploded on the scene, coming in at #3 in the NSIC in rushing yards. And with the stellar play of quarterback John Larson, UMD can now open up the playbook and become more balanced with their offensive attack. “Really just getting used to the playbook, knowing my…

UMD Volleyball Shuts Out Mankato at Romano Gym

The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday as they will host 4th ranked Concordia-St. Paul

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD volleyball team shut out Minnesota State Mankato 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday as they will host 4th ranked Concordia-St. Paul. Categories: College, Frenzy Spotlight Game, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women’s Hockey Opens Season with Road Shutout Over Mankato

Naomi Roagie and Gabby Hughes each score twice as the UMD Bulldogs defeat the Mankato Mavericks 7-0 in their season opener Saturday night

DULUTH, Minn. —  Naomi Rogge and Gabbie Hughes each scored twice as the UMD women’s hockey team defeated Minnesota State Mankato 7-0 in their season opener Friday night. These teams will be back in action on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Mankato. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey Team Meets Wisconsin in Exhibition Game

Puck drop at the Chippewa Falls Ice Arena is set for 1 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will be in Chippewa Falls this Sunday for an exhibition game against 11th-ranked Wisconsin. It will be the Bulldogs’ first game since last April’s Frozen Four with the goal of getting tuned-up before the start of the regular season. This will be the first time theses two teams have met since October…

UMD Women’s Hockey Set to Open Regular Season in Mankato

The Bulldogs are unbeaten in their last 17 meetings against the Mavericks.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the UMD women’s hockey will open the 2021-2022 up in Mankato. UMD brings back 13 seniors from last year’s squad, but only one won’t be on the ice this season former captain Ashton Bell, Who is centralized with Team Canada. And while losing a stellar offensive defenseman will ding the blueline a bit, the Bulldogs…

UMD’s Jim Boos Looks Back On 500th Career Coaching Win

Boos will be honored before UMD's game Friday night against Minnesota State Mankato.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD head volleyball coach Jim Boos picked up his 500th coaching victory in last Friday’s five-set thriller over Sioux Falls. He becomes just the 15th Division II coach to hit that milestone. Boos is going into his 20th season at UMD and he’s helped guide the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament in 17 of those years. “He…

St. Scholastica Volleyball Fall at Home to 11th-Ranked UW-Eau Claire

Jessica Remer led the Saints with nine kills on the night as the Saints will try to rebound with a road trip Friday night at Saint Mary's.

DULUTH, Minn. – The search for their first MIAC win will continue as the St. Scholastica volleyball was swept by UW-Eau Claire 3-0 Tuesday night at the Reif Gym. Jessica Remer led the Saints with nine kills on the night as the Saints will try to rebound with a road trip Friday night at Saint Mary’s. Categories: College, Sports

UMD Football Looks to Bounce Back Following First Loss of the Season

The Bulldogs will look to bounce back this weekend against Minnesota State Moorhead.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, the UMD football team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of Wayne State. And coming off their historic win over Minnesota State Mankato makes the loss to the Wildcats sting just a little bit more. But the Bulldogs are determined to move on and improve on their mistakes. “Looking back…