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Tim Madsen Named New Head Coach of CSS Men’s Hockey

The former Minnesota Wilderness coach was introduced to the public Wednesday morning.

DULUTH, Minn. – St. Scholastica announced Wednesday that former Minnesota Wilderness head coach Tim Madsen will be the 10th head coach of their men’s hockey team in school history. The Elk River native spent the past two seasons with the Wilderness, guiding them to back to back playoff appearances. The Saints are hoping that Madsen can carry over that success…

Duluth Huskies Ready to Begin NWL Season

The Huskies held a special Media Day Monday at Wade Stadium.

DULUTH — The Duluth Huskies are back in town, getting ready for the start of the season. The team practiced Monday at Wade Stadium, just over 24 hours before they start the season on Tuesday. It’s an exciting time for new head coach Tyger Pederson, who wants to make a great first impression in the Northwoods league. “It’s been great…

Kohlwey Places 3rd at Nationals

UMD Track member takes 3rd place in 100m hurdles

CHARLOTTE, NC- The Division 2 track and field national championships came to a close yesterday. Where UMD’s Danielle Kohlwey placed third in the 100m hurdles. Heading into yesterday’s finals, Kohlwey was named an All-American for the second year in a row. “I was just so grateful to have qualified again. I was All-American last year. I really wanted to better from…

UMD’s Schmoll, Wright, Smith Earn All-American Honors

The Bulldog trio were named to the NFCA and D2CCA All-American Teams.

DULUTH — The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and the Division II Collegiate Commissioners Association (D2CCA) released their softball All-American teams yesterday and there was no surprise for a trio of University of Minnesota Duluth seniors. Shortstop Becky Smith was selected to the 2018 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-American third team while outfielder Hannah Schmoll and second baseman…

Yellowjackets’ Noah Potratz Gets Set for Nationals

The senior will compete in the javelin throw this weekend.

SUPERIOR, Wisc. – UWS senior Noah Potratz is spending this week getting ready for the NCAA D3 national championship. Potratz has qualified to compete in the javelin throw, securing his spot just a week ago at the North Central Gregory final qualifier. Leading up to this weekend, his main focus is preparing his body. “Just working on form and making…

Saints’ Hovland Running to Nationals

The senior will be competing in the 5K run at the NCAA D3 national championships.

DULUTH — St Scholastica’s Casey Hovland has qualified to compete in the Division 3 national championship later this week at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse. Hovland will be competing in the 5K run. This will be her third NCAA championship appearance this year alone. “It’s a really neat atmosphere. It’s different for cross country and track. It’s all of the…

Kohlwey, Trost Eyeing All-American Finishes at Nationals

The pair are each making their third career trip to the NCAA D2 national championships.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two UMD Bulldogs will be heading to the NCAA Division II national championships this weekend. For junior Danielle Kohlwey, she will take part in the 100-meter hurdles for the third straight year. She finished sixth last season, earning All-American honors. But she knows she can do better. “I just need to do what I’ve been doing and…

Noah Potratz to Represent UWS at Nationals

The senior will compete in the javelin throw this Friday at the D3 national championships.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – Senior trackster Noah Potratz (Ripon, Wis./Ripon) will represent the University of Wisconsin-Superior at the NCAA Division III National Championships in javelin throw this week, May 23-26 at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Potratz had a record-breaking season, beating the school record on his first throw of the season at the Dingles Brueggen Open at St. Mary’s University…

Bulldogs Running to Nationals

Kohlwey and Trost qualify for the NCAA DII Track and Field Championships

DULUTH, Minn.- Two members of the UMD Track and field team have been selected to represent the Bulldogs at the 2018 NCAA Division 2 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Junior Danielle Kohlwey and senior Emi Trost are heading to Charlotte, North Carolina. Kohlwey will compete in the 100 meter hurdles and Trost will take part in the 800 meter run. This will be both girls’ third appearance…

St Scholastica Hosts NCAA Baseball Tournament

Wade Stadium was the field to be at for the NCAA Division III Baseball Regionals

DULUTH, Minn.- The NCAA division 3 baseball regionals are in town. St. Scholastica hosted the tournament at Wade stadium. “It’s one of those things where any time you have an opportunity to host a national tournament, we’d like to be considered for that. Considering we had never done it before, I thought it was a good opportunity for us to…

UMD to USA

UMD Women's Hockey Coach, Maura Crowell, named USA U18 head coach.

DULUTH, Minn.- UMD Women’s Hockey coach Maura Crowell has been tagged as the USA U18 head coach for the first time in her career. She previously served as both an assistant coach and associate head coach. So far Crowell’s hire has been a massive success for UMD, including a 6–4 WCHA post season record and a 2017 appearance in the NCAA Regionals….

UMD Softball Advances to NCAA Super Regional

No. 25 Bulldogs to Face No. 8 Southern Arkansas

DULUTH, Minn.- True to their word the UMD Softball team went on quite a run through the NCAA DII Central Regional to claim their first ever title and punch their ticket to the Super Regional round. It was no easy task of course, as the Bulldogs started off with a bang only to fall in game two, then the bats came…

Bulldogs Are On To The Super Regionals

UMD beats Emporia State 9-1, winning their first NCAA Regional title

WINONA, Minn.- The lady Bulldogs took on Emporia State Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division II Regionals. Freshman, and Hermantown native, Jordyn Thomas would get things started in the first with a three run homer. After that, there was no stopping UMD. Seniors Hannah Schmoll and NAtalie Wright also had back to back home runs, making this the seventh time…

CSS Falls In UMAC Championship Game

Bethany Lutheran breaks the Saints' 20 year winning streak

DULUTH, Minn.- For the past 20 years, St. Scholastica Baseball has been the reigning champion of the UMAC Tournament title. Today the Saints went head to head with Bethany Lutheran, losing game one 17-7, leading to a winner take all Championship game Saturday evening. The score was tied at 1 through the 7th inning. In the top of the 8th,…

Coaches Corner: New UMD Men’s Hockey Assistant Coach Adam Krause

The former UMD Bulldog and Hermantown native talks about the new gig.

DULUTH, Minn. — For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from new UMD men’s hockey assistant coach Adam Krause as he talks about his decision to join Scott Sandelin’s staff, as well as what he brings to the team in terms of local ties and playing experience. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports

‘Jackets Eliminated, Saints Advance in UMAC Tournament

UWS falls to Northwestern 10-9 while CSS advances to the UMAC title game.

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMAC baseball tournament continued at Wade Stadium Friday afternoon. Wisconsin-Superior played in an elimination game against Northwestern. The Yellowjackets led 9-5 going into the seventh. Then the Eagles scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh, including a walk-off two-run double to eliminate UWS from the playoffs. St. Scholastica took care of business on their…

CSS Dominates UWS in UMAC Baseball Tournament

The Saints defeat the Yellowjackets 19-4

DULUTH, Minn. – UWS started their day taking on Northland College at Wade Stadium. The Yellowjackets showed no mercy, crushing the Lumberjacks 14-2. But that luck would not continue with them into the second game against CSS. The Saints got things going early, putting up 8 runs in the first inning alone. Jake Sande was on the mound for St…

UMD Softball Preps for 2nd NCAA Appearance Under Coach Walter

The Bulldogs face Arkansas Tech in the NCAA Central Regional

DULUTH, Minn.- After another 40 win season for the UMD Softball team the Bulldogs have found themselves back in the NCAA’s big dance for the 2nd time in just 3 years. Incidentally, this is also Head Coach Jen Walter’s 3rd year since taking over the job. Under Coach Walter, UMD has earned an impressive 110 wins, with just 46 losses, 59…

Saints Split Season Finale, Earn At Least Share of UMAC Title

The CSS baseball team split with Bethany Lutheran, 7-6 in Game One and 5-2 in Game Two.

DULUTH — With the #1 seed in the UMAC playoffs on the line, St. Scholastica faced off against Bethany Luthern Saturday at Wade Stadium. It was the final home conference series for the Saints. After losing Game One 7-6, CSS bounced back to win Game Two 5-2. With the split, the Saints have guaranteed at least a share of the…

UWS Baseball Win Sixth Straight

The Yellowjackets knocked off Minnesota Morris for their eighth win in their past ten games.

SUPERIOR — The Wisconsin Superior baseball team kept their playoff hopes alive on Saturday, sweeping Minnesota Morris at Ted Whereatt Field. Braedan Barr knocked in five RBIs in Game 1 to help UWS win 16-6 in seven innings. In Game 2, the Yellowjackets needed extra innings as Corey Albertson hit a two-run homer to give UWS the walk-off 10-8 win….

New UMD Men’s Basketball Coach Justin Wieck Talks Bulldog Hoops

Wieck stopped by our studios for this week's Coaches Corner segment.

DULUTH — Justin Wieck, who spent the past four seasons on the Minnesota State University-Moorhead coaching staff, has been named the University of Minnesota Duluth head men’s basketball coach. The 33-year old Wieck becomes the 17th head coach in the 88-year history of the Bulldog program and just the fourth since the 1984-85 season. During Wieck’s successful four years of…

Adam Krause Named New Men’s Assistant Hockey Coach

The Hermantown native will replace Brett Larson, who left to become head coach at St. Cloud State.

DULUTH — Three years after closing out a rewarding playing career at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Adam Krause is returning to the Bulldog men’s hockey program to serve as an assistant men’s hockey coach. He replaces Brett Larson, who accepted the head coaching position at St. Cloud State University last month. “I couldn’t be more excited to be back,”…

Saints March Into Round 2 of UMAC Softball Championship

St Scholastica beat Crown College Thursday, advancing to second round of championship

DULUTH — The fight for the UMAC Championship title began Thursday. St. Scholastica faced Crown and for the majority of the game it was tied. But then, in the bottom of the sixth, the Saints strung together three at bats with RBI’s from Josie Fouree, Arianna Cremers, and Alexa Bremer. Final, Saints 5, Crown 4. The Saints play again Friday…

Former Bulldog Headed to the Pros

UMD linebacker, Zach Bassuener, set to attend Vikings and Bills mini camps

DULUTH — Over the past few years, more and more NFL athletes have been produced by division two programs. The most well known here in Minnesota is current Vikings receiver and Minnesota State Mankato product, Adam Theilen. But there’s other examples as well, such as Denfeld native CJ Ham and now hopfully, former UMD linebacker, Zach Bassuener who is set to appear in…

Four Bulldogs Named to NSIC All-Conference Team

Senior outfielder Hannah Schmoll headlines quartet of UMD softball players receiving conference honors.

DULUTH — For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Minnesota Duluth has secured a spot on the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Sun first team while two other Bulldogs were bestowed with second team honors. Senior outfielder Hannah Schmoll was selected to the 16-member All-NSIC first team after making the second team her first three seasons. Seniors shortstop Becky Smith and…

Justin Wieck Hired as UMD Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Wieck is the 17th Coach in UMD Men's Basketball History

DULUTH, Minn.- It was clear At the end of last season Romano gym wasn’t the only entity on campus that needed a make over. After parting ways with head coach Matt Bowen, UMD began their search for a new head men’s basketball coach, and Tuesday they announced they’d found their man. Former Minnesota State Moorhead. Associate Head Coach Justin Wieck…

Yellowjackets Tennis Playoff Bound in Inaugural Season

The Yellowjackets are going to the UMAC playoffs in their first year of existence.

DULUTH — The Wisconsin Superior men’s and women’s tennis teams finished the UMAC regular season with a loss against St. Scholastica. Both teams wrapped up the season with 10–6 records, including a 5–2 mark within the UMAC. This is their first year as a program so the playoff experience will be invaluable to the younger players on the team. Categories:…

CSS Tennis Teams Finish UMAC Regular Season Undefeated

Both the men's and women's tennis teams will enter the UMAC tourney as #1 seeds.

DULUTH — Sunday was the final day of the UMAC tennis regular season. St. Scholastica and Wisconsin Superior had their first match this season against each other. And it happened to fall on the final day of the season. The Saints came away with the win 9–0 for the men and 8–1 for the women. Both squads finish conference play…

Yellowjackets Win, Clinch UMAC Playoff Berth

UWS swept Minnesota Morris as they get set to close their regular season Sunday afternoon.

SUPERIOR — Sophomore Bailey Kinnunen hit a solo home run in game one of the doubleheader as Wisconsin Superior defeated Minnesota Morris 4-1. The Yellowjackets would top the Cougars 12-5 in five innings, which helped them clinch a berth in the UMAC playoffs. UWS will wrap up their regular season at home on Sunday against Northland. Categories: College, Sports

Veterans Provide Consistency Amidst UMD Roster Questions

Comments From Head Football Coach Curt Wiese

DULUTH- After last seasons campaign was racked with injuries there’s plenty of question marks heading into Friday’s spring game. The biggest being which one of UMD’s three starting quarterbacks will take the reigns this coming fall. Last season, Juniors Mike Rybarczyk and Ben Everhart both suffered injuries after emerging as front runners for the full time gig. At the end of the…

Governor Dayton Celebrates UMD Bulldog Day at Statehouse

Wednesday is "UMD Men's Hockey National Championship Day"

The UMD Bulldogs National Championship win put the school and Duluth on the map, and now even Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is giving them their own day. Governor Dayton a former division one hockey player for Yale, revealing at Wednesday’s press conference that the semi-final round of the Frozen Four kept him on the edge of his seat. He officially…

UMD Third in Central Region Rankings

NCAA DII College Softball Rankings

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD Softball team checked in at 3rd in the NCAA Division II Central Region rankings. The NSIC in general is strongly represented, Winona State is number one, Augustana and Minnesota State Mankato also sneaking in the top five. The Bulldogs are an impressive 23 and 7 against in-region competition and are back home Thursday against Northern State….

Sandelin, Bulldogs Look to Future while in St.Paul

Comments from UMD Head Coach Scott Sandelin

ST.PAUL, Minn.- UMD Men’s Hockey Coach Scott Sandelin met with Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday and also responded to questions about next season and the future of hockey in Minnesota. Sandelin on next season, “Very excited about next year, we’re excited about the nucleus coming back, with young players and certainly our recruits that are coming in, but we know, like…

UMD Narrows Search for Head Men’s Basketball Coach

The Bulldogs Top Job is Down to Four Finalists

DULUTH, Minn.-  After parting ways with previous men’s basketball coach Matt Bowen, UMD has now narrowed their list of candidates own to four finalists. All of the ‘Dogs potential coaches will be on campus this week for interviews. Current UMD Assistant Coach Matt Hockett is one of UMD’s finalists, a former bulldog baller himself, Hockett has coached as an assistant…

Rooney’s Road to Gold

The UMD goalie talks about how she went from Bulldogs goalie to Olympic darling.

DULUTH — “I just knew I was going to go into it working hard. Put my head down and work hard. I didn’t know what to expect. I knew I was seen as the third goalie there in the beginning and I knew I was going to get a shot and to just capitalize on my opportunity and it kind…

Joey Anderson Signs with New Jersey Devils

The sophomore becomes the third Bulldog to head to the pros.

NEWARK, NJ — Sophomore Joey Anderson has signed a three–year, entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils. Anderson was selected 73rd overall by the Devils in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 19-year-old scored 11 goals and recorded 16 assists this past season, helping UMD capture its second national title in school history. Anderson was also the captain of the U.S….

UMD’s Brett Larson Named New Head Coach at SCSU

The Duluth native has been on the Bulldogs' staff for both national championships.

ST. CLOUD — This is usually that time of the year when the UMD men’s hockey team starts to experience some early departures. Most of the time it’s players who go to the pros. But now it’s a coach who is heading out. Assistant coach Brett Larson has been named the new head hockey coach at St. Cloud State. The…

Jared Thomas Signs with AHL’s San Antonio Rampage

The former Hermantown star is the second Bulldog to head to the pros.

DULUTH– Senior forward Jared Thomas has signed with the San Antonio Rampage. They are the AHL affiliate for the Colorado Avalanche. The contract is for next season, however Thomas will be on an amateur tryout for the remainder of this season. The former Hermantown star recorded a career–high 11 goals and 15 assists in his senior campaign, while also scoring…

Rooney, Morin Celebrate Golden Moment

U.S.A. Women's Olympic Hockey Team

DULUTH, Minn.- The story of the 2018 U.S.A. Women’s Olympic team has become a house hold tale for even the casual sports fan, and at the center of it all is UMD junior red shirt goalie Maddie Rooney, who overnight went from a Duluth sensation to an Olympic hero as team U.S.A. captured their first gold medal in 20 years….

Rooney, Morin Return for Welcome Home Celebration

The two UMD Bulldogs were part of the gold medal U.S. women's hockey team.

DULUTH — It was a packed house at the Sports Garden Thursday night as two Bulldogs returned home with some hardware around their neck. For the first time since winning the gold medal in the 2018 Winter Olympics, Maddie Rooney and Sidney Morin came back to Duluth for a “Welcome Home Celebration” with their fans who cheered them on from…

Large Crowd Shows Up for Bulldogs Championship Celebration

The UMD hockey team was welcomed back at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH — The Bulldogs are back at Amsoil Arena, but this time they brought a national championship with them. The team held a special welcoming ceremony with the fans on Tuesday night. And it was an improbable run for a program that usually goes into the tournament as favorites. The Bulldogs squeaked into the tourney by a one-ten-thousandth of a…

Karson Kuhlman Signs 2-Year NHL Entry Deal

UMD's Senior Captain Signs with the Boston Bruins

ESKO, Minn.-  It seems that just as quickly as one journey ends, a new one begins as UMD Senior Captain Karson  Kuhlman has signed a 2 year entry level deal with the Boston Bruins. During his time with UMD, Kuhlman played in an astonishing 166 consecutive games, the 7th longest streak in NCAA history. The Esko native will join the Providence…

Gearing Up for the Champs

UMD bookstore will be getting in National Championship gear starting tomorrow

DULUTH, Minn.- The UMD bookstore has been getting ready for weeks, placing contingent merchandise orders with various NCAA vendors. All to make sure the shelves would be full of championship gear if the Bulldogs won the title. And as exciting as this all is, with the new shipment comes more work. “It’s pretty crazy, we’ve had over 500 online orders…