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Undefeated Bulldogs Trying Not Look Ahead of Schedule

The UMD football is undefeated at 5-0 and they don't want to think about if they can pull off a perfect season.

DULUTH, Minn. – With a strong 32-3 win over Concordia-St. Paul last weekend, the UMD football team are just about halfway through the season and remain undefeated. Now the question is: with this constant success, how do the Bulldogs keep from getting ahead of themselves? “We talk about it as a team. We take it one week at a time….

Game Week Finally Arrives for UMD Men’s Hockey

This Saturday's home opener will be the first game for UMD since winning the national championship.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the Northland will have one thing on its mind as the UMD men’s hockey team will take the ice for the first time this season. The Bulldogs have been in camp mode for the past month, getting ready for their home opener this weekend against the University of Minnesota. The team is getting anxious though…

Rudolph, Saints Women’s Soccer Blank Yellowjackets

St. Scholastica's Roni Rudolph gets her sixth shutout of the season against Wisconsin-Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – Duluth native Roni Rudolph extends her shutout streak to 507 consecutive minutes as St. Scholastica blanks Wisconsin-Superior 1-0 Tuesday night at the NBC Spartans Sports Complex. Becca Rancour scored the lone goal of the match for the Saints as Rudolph notched her sixth shutout of the season and has yet to allow a goal in conference play….

Yellowjackets Go Distance Again, Get Win Over Saints

It would take UW-Superior five sets to claim the road win.

DULUTH, Minn. – For the second time this season, the UW-Superior and St. Scholastica volleyball teams battled through five sets to determine a winner. And for the second time this season, the Yellowjackets picked up the road win against the Saints, 3-2. UW-Superior won the first set 25-14 but St. Scholastica battled back in the second to get the 25-20…

UMD’s Maddie Rooney Named WCHA Goaltender of the Week

The junior saved 51 of 54 shots during UMD's sweep of Boston College.

DULUTH, Minn. – For UMD goalie Maddie Rooney, it had been a year and a half since she played college hockey. But this past weekend, she picked up right where she left off, earning her first of many WCHA Goaltender of the Week honors. The junior made a league–best 51 saves on 54 shots against then fourth-ranked Boston College, backstopping…

UMD Football Moves Up to #7 in AFCA Poll

The Bulldogs continue to climb the polls as they stay undefeated.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team are coming off a dominating home win over Concordia-St. Paul as they moved up in the national ranks. It wasn’t a big jump, but the Bulldogs climbed one spot to #7 on the AFCA poll. It is the highest ranking for the Bulldogs since the 2015 preseason poll, where UMD checked in at…

Yellowjackets Come From Behind to Take Down St. Mary’s

UWS gained momentum late to get the 4-3 win.

SUPERIOR, Wis.- After trailing throughout the first half, UWS powered through to get a 4-3 win over St. Mary’s. Blake Perry had two goals while James Bruce and Leonardo Paredes each had one. Dalton VonKaenel started in goal improving his record to 7-1-1 on the year. Next, the Yellowjackets travel to Hamline on Wednesday for a non-conference match. Categories: College,…

UMD Women’s Hockey Uses BC Sweep to Prepare for Minnesota

The team played well on all sides of the game starting the season 2-0.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD women’s hockey team swept No.4 Boston College in a 2 game home opener series. The Bulldogs are now 2–0 for the 12th time in it’s 20 season history. “I love the way that we finished it out. I think there were some momentum swings throughout the game and when we need to make key plays we did….

Strong Offensive and Defensive Performances Lead Bulldogs to 5-0.

Minnesota Duluth held Concordia St. Paul to a field goal while putting up 32 points.

DULUTH, Minn.- The Bulldogs dominated Concordia St. Paul 32–3 Saturday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. Both the offense and the defense showed up to play, allowing a mere field goal by the Golden Bears while sophomore QB John Larson went 20 for 32 for 283 yards and one touchdown while rushing 69 yards with 15 carries. “We were able to establish a…

Saints Men Dominate While Women End in Draw

St. Scholastica men's soccer came out on top 5-0 while the women ended in a scoreless draw.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both St. Scholastica soccer teams battled Northwestern today, but the men came out victorious while the women finished in a scoreless draw. The Saints men’s soccer team jumped out to an early lead, going up 3-0 at the half. They would score two more in the second half to get the 5-0 win. Jordan Finneran scored the…

Bulldogs Volleyball Sweeps Wildcats For Sixth Straight Win

No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth continues to roll as it dominated Wayne State on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth continued to dominate, sweeping Wayne State on Saturday, 25-14, 25-13, 25-18. UMD has now won 17 straight matches at home. Kate Berg led the Bulldogs with 15 kills, while Emily Torve had 43 assists. UMD (14-3) will now prepare for a tough test as it hosts No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul on Wednesday, Oct. 3….

Bulldogs Hockey Sweeps Eagles to Open Season

The women's hockey team took down No. 4 Boston College 2-1 on Saturday to pick up their second win.

DULUTH, Minn. – After picking up a big win to open their season, No. 9 Minnesota-Duluth continued to roll as it defeated No. 4 Boston College 2-1 on Saturday to complete the weekend sweep. Ryleigh Houston got it going for the Bulldogs on Saturday, scoring her third goal of the weekend. Maggie Flaherty also got on the board, netting her…

Bulldogs Football Continues Undefeated Season

Minnesota-Duluth came out firing in the second half to defeat Concordia University-St. Paul 32-3.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota-Duluth dominated the second half on offense and defense to go 5-0 on the season while defeating Concordia University-St. Paul 32-3. Quarterback John Larson threw for 238 yards and one touchdown as the Bulldogs continue their undefeated season. Larson recorded one rushing touchdown, while Wade Sullivan and Zach Ojile also recorded a touchdown on the ground. UMD (5-0)…

Bulldogs Win 16th Straight Match at Home, Sweep Vikings

UMD dominated the match, taking the second set 25-9.

DULUTH, Minn. – No. 5 University of Minnesota Duluth Volleyball won its 16th straight match at home as the Bulldogs swept the Augustana Vikings, 25-18, 25-9, 25-22. Morgen Makenzie finished with a team-high 15 kills, while Emily Torve had 44 assists. UMD will host Wayne State on Saturday at 4 p.m. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Women’s Hockey Wins Home Opener

Bulldogs knock off Boston College 4-2

DULUTH, Minn.- No. 9 Minnesota Duluth took down No. 4 Boston College 4-2 in their season and home opener. Ryleigh Houston had two goals for the Bulldogs. Syndey Brodt and Lizi Norton also chipped in. The Bulldogs and Eagles will wrap up their series Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: St. Scholastica Football

For this week's segment, we talked with the St. Scholastica football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with the St. Scholastica football team. We were joined by interim head coach George Penree, quarterback Zach Edwards and wide receiver Aaron Olson. The Saints talked about their emotional season-opening win over Westminster, plus their game this weekend against Martin Luther. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Host Third-Ranked Eagles for Home Opener

The UMD women's hockey team will open their season with a tough test.

DULUTH, Minn. – The regular season has finally arrived for the UMD women’s hockey team. And the Bulldogs are going to be tested right out of the gate. UMD will be taking on third–ranked Boston College this upcoming weekend at Amsoil Arena. The Eagles feature three Olympians on their roster, giving the Bulldogs great competition to start off their season….

UMD’s Nate Ricci Nominated as Comeback Player of the Year

The senior wide receiver has made a full recovery from a collarbone injury last season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Duluth wide receiver Nate Ricci has been named a nominee for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award. The senior will be among thirty nominees by the end of the season. The two-time team captain is grateful for his second chance to end his UMD career on a high note. “To still be out…

Perunovich, Shepard Named to All-NCHC Preseason Team

The pair were chosen after UMD was picked to finish first in the conference.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey defenseman Scott Perunovich and goalie Hunter Shepard were named to the NCHC All–Conference Preseason Team. Both players were also named to the All–Conference Team at the end of last season. Perunovich is coming off a stellar freshman year, racking up conference and national Rookie of the Year honors. Shepard was a semi–finalist…

Huskies’ Isaacson Receives Rawlings Award

Augie Isaacson recognized for highest batting average in the Northwoods League.

DULUTH, Minn.- Rawlings announced the recipients of the 2018 Big Stick Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2018 regular season. Huskies’ second baseman Augie Isaacson leads that list of award winners batting .364 this summer. To honor this achievement the New Prague native, along with the 8 others, will…

UMD Volleyball Moves Up to No.5 After Taking Down No.1

The Bulldogs have moved up four spots after defeating No.1 Northern State.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD volleyball team had an epic win taking down No. 1 Northern State earning the Bulldogs a new spot in this week’s AVCA division II top 25 poll. Originally No. 9 Minnesota Duluth has moved up and is now ranked No. 5 with an overall record of 12–3. Junior setter Emily Torve has been selected the NSIC setter of…

Denfeld’s Nelson Commits to UMD Football

Hunters tight end Erik Nelson will play for the UMD Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn.- Denfeld native Erik Nelson has got four more years to rep that maroon and gold. The tight end and lineman announced on twitter his commitment to play football for the Bulldogs come the Fall of 2019. Saying quote: “I am happy to announce that I will be continuing my education and football career as a UMD Bulldog. Thanks everyone.”…

Defending National Champions Ranked No.1 in Preseason Polls

Minnesota Duluth has been chosen as the top team in this years USCH and NCHC polls.

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Bulldogs are ranked No. 1 in both the USCH and NCHC preseason polls. The Bulldogs took the USCH top spot receiving 44 of the 50 first place votes followed by Notre Dame No. 2, Ohio state No. 3 and Michigan No. 4. As for the NCHC, UMD has been voted by the media as the favorite to capture…

Former Bulldogs Stauber and McGovern Back at Amsoil For Exhibition Game

The Whitecaps and Bulldogs faced off in an exhibition game before the start of the season.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Minnesota Whitecaps defeated UMD 4-3 in an exhibition game. This was the Whitecaps first game as an NWHL franchise. While it started off rough down 3–0 in the first period, their ability to stage a comeback is a testament to the character of this group. “It feels good. Obviously we got handled in the first period. We were down…

Northern Star: Maddie Rooney

The redshirt junior is back after her time with team USA.

DULUTH, Minn.-Maddie Rooney is rejoining the Bulldogs after taking time off to backstop Team USA to victory in the 2018 winter Olympics. The redshirt junior’s game has reached new heights and she’s ready to make it known. “Over the past year I’ve definitely matured a ton as a player. All the experiences I’ve had, my game has developed so much…

College Volleyball: UMD, UWS, and CSS All in Conference Play

All three college volleyball teams in the Northland competed in strong conference play.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth took down No.1 Northern State in 5 sets, winning 5-2. Sophmore Kate Berg had 22 kills setting a new collegiate high. The Bulldogs are now 12-3 on the season looking ahead to their next match Friday against Augustana. In division III, St. Scholastica fell to University of Northwestern 3-0 following it with a 3-0 win over…

Bulldogs Take Down the Beavers in Double OT To Remain Undefeated

After being scoreless until late in the second quarter, both sides came to life.

DULUTH, Minn.- After heading into double overtime, Minnesota Duluth came out on top 26-19 in their game against Bemidji State. John Larson threw 19 for 36 for 242 yards and one touchdown. Ed Sullivan had himself a night with 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs remain undefeated sitting at 4-0. They look ahead to next Saturday’s game against…

UMD Volleyball Extends Win Streak to 3 Straight in Win Over MSU Moorhead

Minnesota Duluth now 11-3 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn.- Minnesota Duluth is now 5-1 in conference plays as they defeated to Minnesota State Moorhead 3-1. The Bulldogs had a strong first set winning 25-15 with seven kills form Mackenzie Morgan. UMD is now 11-3 on the season and will look to extend their win streak Saturday against Northern State. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: UMD Football

In this week's segment, we spoke with head coach Curt Wiese and wide receiver Jason Balts

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Coaches Corner, we talked with UMD head coach Curt Wiese and wide receiver Jason Balts about their 3-0 start, the big win over St. Cloud State and having the 2008 team back on the field this weekend. The Bulldogs face Bemidji State on Saturday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday…

St. Scholastica Prepares for Home Opener Against Westminster

The Saints looking forward to playing in front of their home crowd.

DULUTH, Minn.- After being 1–1 on the road St. Scholastica is back in the Northland preparing for their home opener against Westminster. The Saints are expecting it to be a tough test. “They have a really good quarterback. He can run it. He can throw it. We definitely have to minimize his impact on the game. They have some other really…

2008 National Champion Bulldogs Return Home

The 2008 UMD Football team will be the guests of honor at Saturday's game against Bemidji State.

DULUTH, Minn.- The 2008 national championship football team will make their way back home for Saturday’s game against Bemidji State. It’s been ten years since this team has been at Malosky stadium. Current head coach Curt Wiese served as the offensive coordinator for this returning group and he’s ready to welcome back his former players. “You certainly remember the wins and…

Hawks’ Darian Gotz Commits to UMD Hockey

The Hermantown hockey standout won't be going too far to play college hockey.

HERMANTOWN, Minn. – Hermantown hockey defenseman Darian Gotz announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to playing college hockey at Minnesota Duluth. The senior was a main part of the Hawks’ ninth straight trip to the state tournament this past season. Gotz played well at the Xcel Energy Center, earning a spot on the Class A All-Tournament team,…

Bulldogs Welcome Beavers in Battle of Unbeatens

Both teams come into the game ranked among the best in the country in offensive scoring.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is now 3–0 on the season heading into their upcoming game against Bemidji state, who is also currently undefeated. Head coach Curt Wiese anticipates that both sides will be pushed to their limits this Saturday and that the game will be a true testament to just how good this Bulldog team is. “Facing…

UMD Volleyball Return to Romano Gym

After months of renovations, the gym is now ready for practices and Friday night's home opener.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team have made their return to the newly renovated Romano Gym for a couple practices in the past week. Head coach Jim Boos says getting back has been a long time coming. “It’s awesome to be back here and back into our routine. It allows the student-athletes to walk here from class versus having…

Yellowjackets Volleyball Sweep Triangular Meet

Wisconsin-Superior got wins over Northland College and St. Scholastica.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica volleyball team held their home opener on Tuesday, hosting Northland College and Wisconsin-Superior in a triangular meet at the Reif Gym. In the first match, the Saints made quick work of the Lumberjills, getting the sweep 3-0. The Yellowjackets would also do the same in their match against Northland. In the final match of…

Rooney Named WCHA Preseason Player of the Year, Bulldogs Picked to Finish Fourth

The junior goaltender is back with UMD after winning a gold medal with Team USA.

DULUTH, Minn. – The WCHA announced Tuesday that Minnesota Duluth goalie Maddie Rooney has been named the conference Preseason Player of the Year. The junior spent last season backstopping Team USA to a gold medal win in the Winter Olympics. Before that magical run, Rooney posted a 1.65 goals against average as a sophomore, en route to earning the 2017…

Small Dip in the Polls for UMD Volleyball

The Bulldogs fall to #9 in the latest polls.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team took a dip three spots to #9 in the latest AVCA poll. The Bulldogs started the week with a loss the St. Cloud State, but rebounded with sweeps over Minot state and the University of Mary. UMD will play their first game in the newly renovated Romano Gym on Friday when they host…

Two Huskies Named Rawlings Finest in the Field Award Winners

Gilbody and Sogard were both also named All-Stars during the regular season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Northwoods League announced the recipients of the 2018 Rawlings “Finest in the Field” award, which recognizes the top fielders at each position, and two Duluth Huskies were named to the list. Georgetown College catcher Chris Gilbody and Loyola Marymount shortstop Nick Sogard were the two Huskies to received the honor. Gilbody had a fielding percentage of…

QB Edwards Highlights Five Saints Earning UMAC POTW Honors

Edwards broke several personal records Saturday against Crown.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, five St. Scholastica student athletes were named UMAC Players of the Week, including Saints quarterback Zach Edwards. Edwards was named  UMAC Football Offensive Player of the Week after breaking several of his own records in the team’s win over Crown on Saturday. Edwards threw for a career-high 371 yards and matched a career-best four touchdown…

UMD Football Climbs to #11 in AFCA Poll

The Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start to the season, winning all three games in dominating fashion.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team keeps climbing the national ranks as they come in at #11 in this week’s American Football Coaches Association poll. This is following another stellar performance by the Bulldogs as they topped St. Cloud State in the “Battle for the Bone” last Thursday. Up next for UMD is their biggest test yet as they…

UMD Women’s Hockey Open Season Ninth in USCHO Poll

The Bulldogs will be one of the best teams coming into this season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team will begin their season ranked 9th in the country. That’s according to the poll from USCHO.com. This puts the Bulldogs back in the national ranks for the first time since October of last season. This season’s squad will feature the return of Olympic gold medalist Maddie Rooney in goal, as well as…

UMD Soccer Falls to Bemidji State Before Home Opener

The Bulldogs unable to get a road win before returning home.

BEMIDJI, Minn.- UMD soccer played fellow NSIC member Bemidji State. The Beavers put up two goals in the first half and limited the Bulldogs to scoring just one in the second half to keep the lead and ultimately win the game. UMD is 16–6–4 in 26 lifetime meetings against Bemidji State and haven’t won against the Beavers since 2014. The Bulldogs…

Womens Soccer: Saints Shutout Yellowjackets

UWS unable to get past CSS defense.

DULUTH, Minn.- St. Scholastica dominated Wisconsin-Superior in a 5-0 shutout victory at Saints field. Two goals by Rachel Dixon and Morgan Friday along with one more by Janelle Rouillard sealed in this win. The Saints are now 2-3-1 on the season and travel to St. Paul on Tuesday to face Northwestern. Categories: College, Sports

Thunder Gains Momentum Late to Get Win Over Yellowjackets

Fon Du Lac Tribal and Community College wins home opener.

DULUTH, Minn.- After only being up by three points at halftime, Fon Du Lac Triabl and Community College went on to defeat Rochester Community and Technical College 37-17 in the Thunder’s home opener. The Thunder look forward to next Saturday’s game against Mesabi Range Technical and Community College. Categories: College, Sports

Coaches Corner: Fond Du Lac Thunder Football

We talk with the Thunder ahead of their home opener on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we talk with the Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College football team. We spoke with head coach David DePoe, defensive coordinator Robert Smith, cornerback Cedric King and linebacker Dante Jones. The Thunder will have their season opener Saturday at Duluth East High School. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

Bulldogs Top Huskies in “Battle for the Bone”

UMD puts up over 300 yards of offense as they beat St. Cloud State 41-17.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Sophomore quarterback John Larson threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota Duluth to a road win over St. Cloud State 41-17 Thursday night at Husky Stadium. Senior wide receivers Nate Ricci and Jason Balts each finished with a receiving touchdown, while Wade Sullivan chipped in with two touchdowns on the ground. The Bulldogs improve…

Thunder Coming into Home Opener with 2-0 Record

The Fond Du Lac Tribal & Community College is looking to go 3-0 this Saturday at home.

CLOQUET, Minn. – The Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College football team are off to a great start to their season. The Thunder are 2–0 following a big comeback win this past weekend against Northland Community and Technical College. And that victory has the team believing they can do more this season. “It’s a great start to get off…

Bulldogs Ready for “Battle for the Bone” with Huskies

This will be the second year that the UMD-St. Cloud State rivalry will have the traveling trophy.

DULUTH, Minn. – Traveling trophies are a nice addition to any college football rivalry. Minnesota Duluth and St. Cloud have dubbed their rivalry game the “Battle for the Bone”. The Bulldogs–Huskies rivalry dates all the way back to 1933. But last season, a traveling trophy was introduced to spice things up. UMD won the first “Battle for the Bone” last…

Saints Women’s Soccer Ready for UMAC Play

St. Scholastica will be searching for their first win and first goal of the season this week.

DULUTH, Minn. – The St. Scholastica women’s soccer team are still searching for their first win of the season after struggling in non–conference play. But issues were expected and the Saints have their to–do list as the conference schedule is right around the corner. “There’s a lot of young players in the lineup and they’re still trying to figure out…

Yellowjackets Win Fourth Straight in 4-1 Victory Over Auggies

Four different UW-Superior players scored in the win.

SUPERIOR, Wis. –  Four different Yellowjackets would score as UW-Superior picked up its fourth straight win, beating Augsburg 4-1 on Tuesday night. The game would be quiet until the 28th minute as Felix Blick sends on in for his first goal of the season. Blake Perry would also score to give UWS a 2-0 lead at the half. James Bruce…