University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men Down, Women Up in Latest USCHO.com Hockey Polls

Both teams will be on the road this upcoming weekend as the men will travel to Wisconsin while the women will take on Bemidji State.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both UMD hockey teams have been among the best teams in the country. But in this week’s USCHO.com polls, they are going in opposite directions. Let’s start with the men who bounced back on Saturday following their shocking loss on opening night to UMass-Lowell. The Bulldogs split with the River Hawks, but took a hit in the…

Northern Star: Emily (Torve) Balts

For this week's segment, we feature the setter of the UMD volleyball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – If you’ve been to a UMD volleyball game over the past few years, you probably heard Emily Torve’s name blast through the speakers. But this year, she’s got a new name, as she married former football standout Jason Balts over the summer. “We just met through athletes in action, which is a bible study on campus for…

UMD Men’s Hockey Picks Up First Win of 2019 Season

Justin Richards and Nick Swaney both scored their first goals of the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team had a big bounce-back on Saturday, topping UMass-Lowell 2-1 to pick up its first win of the 2019 season. Justin Richards and Nick Swaney both scored their first goals of the season, with Richards scoring short-handed. The penalty kill was huge for the Bulldogs on Saturday night, killing of a River Hawks…

UMD Women’s Hockey Sweeps First WCHA Series

Gabbie Hughes has now scored a goal in each of the Bulldogs' first four games this season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 9 UMD women’s hockey team continues its strong start to the season, getting the 4-1 win over Minnesota State-Mankato on Saturday to sweep their first WCHA series. Gabbie Hughes, Anna Klein, Ashton Bell and Monique Aanenson all scored for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Rooney made 12 saves. Sydney Brodt recorded two assists, giving her seven…

UMD Volleyball Gets Back on Track With Sweep over Dragons

Abby Thor led the way with 13 kills, while Meredith Sutton finished with 10 for the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – After receiving their first NSIC loss of the season on Friday, the No. 4 UMD volleyball team had a big bounce-back on Saturday, sweeping MSU-Moorhead 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-18). Abby Thor finished with 13 kills, while Meredith Sutton had 10. Emily Balts finished the day with 46 assists. The Bulldogs will be back in action on the…

UMD Football Uses Big Second Half to Defeat Wayne State

The Bulldogs had another slow offensive start but got the job done in the fourth.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 23 UMD football team battled through snowy conditions on Saturday, but pulled away late to get back on track and get the 21-7 win over Wayne State. The Bulldogs had another slow start, not getting on the board until the second quarter and was tied with the Wildcat at 7 at the half. John Larson…

UMD Volleyball Handed First NSIC Loss in Top-10 Battle

The Bulldogs quickly took the first two sets, but the Wolves battled back to win the match in five sets.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 4 UMD volleyball team quickly took the first two sets from No. 8 Northern State, but the Wolves battled back, to winthe fifth set 15-11 and win the match 3-2, to hand the Bulldogs their first NSIC loss of the season. Up 2-0 in the match, the Bulldogs rallied to tie the set up at…

UMD Women’s Hockey Tops Mavericks Behind Brodt’s OT Winner

The team captain scored twice for the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – Team captain Sydney Brodt scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime as the UMD women’s hockey team knocked off Minnesota State-Mankato 3-2 Friday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. Gabbie Hughes would score in the third period to send the game into overtime. Maddie Rooney was solid between the pipes, finishing with 14 saves on the night. The Bulldogs…

UMD Men’s Hockey Unveil Championship Banner, But Fall Short in Season Opener

The Bulldogs unveiled their championship banner, but couldn't send their fans home happy with a win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team would rally late against UMass-Lowell, but the comeback would fall short as the River Hawks stun the Bulldogs 3-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Scott Perunovich and Noah Cates each scored in the third period for the Bulldogs. Hunter Shepard finished with 14 saves on the night as UMD will look to…

UMD Football Set To Host Wayne State for Homecoming Game

Kickoff for Saturday's game is set for 1 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team will be back at home this weekend looking to bounce back from their tough loss against Mankato. Some added motivation could be that it’s homecoming weekend as they welcome Wayne State College to Malosky Stadium. “It’s a good time because a lot of people come back for the game. I have a lot…

Another Championship Banner Going Up for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

The Bulldogs men's hockey talked about what it means to raise another banner at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – Friday night, Amsoil Arena is the place to be as the UMD men’s hockey team will unveil their championship banner from last season. Earlier this week, we spoke with the Bulldogs about what it means to enjoy that moment once again. “You get chills seeing the highlight video from last year. And when they unveil it, there’s…

UMD Volleyball Team Returns to Romano Gym This Weekend

The Bulldogs have won 12 straight as they currently boast a 13–1 record, including an undefeated record within the NSIC.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team have been on absolute tear so far this season. The Bulldogs have won 12 straight as they currently boast a 13–1 record, including an undefeated record within the NSIC. And finally, the Bulldogs return home this weekend for the first time in three weeks and for just the second weekend series of the…

UMD’s Annual Take Back the Night Raises Voices Against Power-Based Violence

Dozens of people marched carrying signs and chanting for safe streets, campuses, and freedom from power-based violence.

DULUTH, Minn. – The Women’s Resource and Action Center at UMD held its annual Take Back the Night march and rally around campus. Dozens of people marched carrying signs and chanting for safe streets, campuses, and freedom from power-based violence. “It makes me happy Obviously I’m upset that we still have to do stuff like this. But I’m glad that…

UMD Women’s Hockey to Open WCHA Play Against MSU-Mankato

Puck drop for Friday's game at Amsoil Arena is set for 3 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team will be back at home at this weekend and already, people are buzzing about the Bulldogs. UMD split their season opening series last week with third-ranked Clarkson, continuing the tradition of playing one of the toughest schedules in the entire country. And for the Bulldogs, they wouldn’t want to have it any…

UMD Football Team Looking to Move On From Blowout Loss at Mankato

Next up for the Bulldogs is a home battle against Wayne State College for their homecoming game.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been almost two years since the UMD football team lost an NSIC regular season game. But this loss is one the team wants to forget about immediately. The Bulldogs are back at work this week after allowing 52 points to Minnesota State-Mankato, the most allowed by either team in their all-time series. When talking about Saturday’s…

Junior Justin Richards Named Assistant Team Captain for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

Richards is coming off a breakout year last season which saw make a 21-point improvement from his freshman year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Before the season started, the UMD men’s hockey team announced that Hunter Shepard and Nick Wolff would wear the “C” on their jerseys this upcoming season. And this past weekend, we found out who would be wearing the “A”. Junior forward Justin Richards will serve as assistant team captain this upcoming season. The Columbus, Ohio native is…

Bulldogs Women’s Soccer Falls to Wildcats in Overtime

Sophia Grenz made four saves in the loss.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team once again battled through regulation to force overtime, but the Bulldogs could not get the job done as Wayne State got the 1-0 win. Abby Sutton scored five minutes into overtime to give Wayne State the win. Sophia Grenz finished with four saves for the Bulldogs. Logan Nash led the way with…

Mavericks Hand Bulldogs Football First Loss in Top-15 Matchup

Armani Carmickle caught the only touchdown pass for UMD in Saturday's loss.

MANKATO, Minn. – The No. 12 Minnesota Duluth football team had another slow offensive start on Saturday, but could never really get anything going, as No. 3 Minnesota-State Mankato got the 52-7 win to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. This was the Bulldogs’ first NSIC loss since Sept. 16, 2017, when the Mavericks defeated them, a…

No. 1 Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Falls in Exhibition

Justin Richards, Dylan Samberg and Nick Swaney all scored for No. 1 UMD.

DULUTH, Minn. – Justin Richards, Dylan Samberg and Nick Swaney all scored in UMD’s first game since the national championship, but the University of Alberta got the 5-3 win over the No. 1 Bulldogs in Saturday’s exhibition. Each goaltender played a period in the tune-up. Hunter Shepard made nine saves, Ben Patt made five saves and Ryan Fanti made nine…

No. 10 Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Shuts Out No. 3 Golden Knights to Split Series

Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt both scored for No. 10 Minnesota Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team had a big bounce back win on Saturday, upsetting No. 3 Clarkson 2-0 to get its first win of the season and split the series. Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt both scored in the win, and also scored both goals for the Bulldogs in Friday’s loss. Maddie Rooney posted her…

#10 UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to #3 Clarkson in Season Opener

Golden Knights beat the Bulldogs 4-2.

DULUTH, Minn. – Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt each lit the lamp but the UMD women’s hockey team fell to #3 Clarkson 4-2 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Maddie Rooney finished with 28 saves on the night as the Bulldogs will look for better results on Saturday. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Soccer Falls to Augustana at Home

Bulldogs lose to the Vikings 1-0.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team battled in a close game, but they would fall to Augustana 1-0 Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The match was scoreless in the first half. But in the second half, the Vikings would score in the 81st minute. Bulldogs goalkeeper Sophia Grenz kept it close with eight total saves on the night….

UMD Men’s Hockey Welcome University of Alberta for Exhibition Game

Puck drop Saturday night at Amsoil Arena is set for just after 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will take the ice this weekend for the first time since winning back-to-back national titles. The Bulldogs will open their season with an exhibition against the University of Alberta, one of the best teams north of the border. “It kind of shows what the guys have and where guys need to step…

Slow Starts Not a Concern as UMD Football Team Get Set for Clash Against #3 MSU-Mankato

The Mavericks are the last team to defeat the Bulldogs in conference play back in 2017.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. That will be the mantra this weekend for the UMD football team. After averaging over 20 points in the first half of the first two games of the season, the Bulldogs have scored 17 points combined in the last two weeks. Head coach Curt Wiese says slow…

UMD Women’s Hockey to Open Season Against Third-Ranked Clarkson

Puck drop for Friday night's game is set for just after 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team are getting set to open their season this weekend at Amsoil Arena. The Bulldogs are coming off a mixed bag of results from their exhibition against the Minnesota Whitecaps. The team says there was a lot they liked from that game and a few things they need to clean up before the…

UMD Volleyball Climb to #3 in AVCA Poll

Meredith Sutton was named Offensive Player of the Week and Emily Balts was named Setter of the Week.

DULUTH, Minn. – Two UMD volleyball players were honored with NSIC Players of the Week awards. Meredith Sutton was named Offensive Player of the Week and Emily Balts was named Setter of the Week. Balts currently leads the NSIC with 12.53 assists per set. The pair helped the Bulldogs move up a spot to #3 in the AVCA Week 4…

UMD Football Moves Up in Latest AFCA Poll

The Bulldogs are up to #12 after a big win at Bemidji State.

DULUTH, Minn. – For one half of football, UMD fans were wondering if Saturday was going to be the day the Bulldogs would suffer their first loss. But just like Eminem in “Lose Yourself”, they snapped back to reality in the second half and get the win over Bemidji State. That allowed UMD to move up one spot to #12…

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Tie With Whitecaps in Exhibition

Ryleigh Houston and Anna Klein scored for UMD.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team opened the 2019 season with a 2-2 draw against the NWHL Isobel Cup champions Isobel Cup, the Minnesota Whitecaps, in an exhibition. The game was scoreless until Ryleigh Houston scored in the second period. Anna Klein scored the other goal for the Bulldogs. Maddy Rooney, Emma Soderberg, and Hanna Markel each spent…

Bulldogs Football Use Big Second Half to Claim Top Spot in NSIC North

After getting shutout in the first quarter, UMD scored 42 unanswered points to get the win.

BEMIDJI, Minn. – The UMD football scored 42 unanswered points to defeat Bemidji State 42-7, to stay undefeated and claim the top spot in the NSIC North Division. The Bulldogs were shutout in the first quarter, but turned it up from there. John Larson finished the day with 12 completions for 198 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Armani Carmickle…

UMD Women’s Hockey Team Excited for Exhibition Game Against Whitecaps

This is the fourth straight year that UMD will open with the Whitecaps at Amsoil Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hockey has returned to Amsoil Arena, specifically for the UMD women’s hockey team. The Bulldogs will open their season Saturday with an exhibition against the defending NWHL champions, the Minnesota Whitecaps. This is the fourth straight year that UMD will open with the Whitecaps at Amsoil Arena, which gives the Bulldogs a great chance to iron out…

Bulldogs, Beavers to Meet in NSIC Football Unbeatens Showdown

The UMD football team travels to Bemidji State this weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a tough “Battle for the Bone” against St. Cloud State, things don’t get easier for the UMD football team as the Bulldogs get set to take on longtime rivals Bemidji State in a battle of two teams who are 3–0 in the NSIC North division. “They’ve had a lot of great players. We’ve had a lot…

UMD Tennis Team Practices at Glensheen’s Clay Court

The courts are one of only two natural clay courts still intact in Minnesota.

DULUTH, Minn. The UMD women’s tennis team had a special opportunity Wednesday to wrap up their fall practices with an old school feel. The Bulldogs practiced at the seldom-used clay tennis courts at Glensheen, one of the oldest in the country. It is the first time that UMD practiced on the courts, which have a lot of historical significance being…

UMD Offensive Line Keeping Pocket Clean for QB Larson

The Bulldogs have allowed just one sack through three games.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team came into the season with a lot of question marks up front. But through the first three games they have only give up one sack. And with how the offense is designed that’s good news for quarterback John Larson. “It’s a been a good start to the year that’s for sure. We came…

Former Bulldog Justin Faulk Traded to St. Louis

The 27-year-old is a three-time All Star and has been one of the top scoring defenseman since joining the NHL back in 2012.

ST. LOUIS, Miss. – Big news in the NHL as former UMD men’s hockey star Justin Faulk has been traded from Carolina to St. Louis. The Blues also announced a seven-year, $45.5 million extension for Faulk, who was the Hurricanes highest-scoring defenseman in franchise history. In exchange, Carolina received Joel Edmundson, Dominik Bokk and a seventh-round pick. The 27-year-old is…

Bulldogs Soccer Falls to Beavers

Emily Hinz scored her fourth goal in as many games.

DULUTH, Minn. – After coming off a big win on Friday, the UMD soccer team couldn’t get much going offensively, as Bemidji State got the 2-1 win. Emily Hinz scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, her fourth goal in as many games. The Bulldogs had just three shots on goal during the game. UMD (3-2) will be back in…

Bulldogs Football Wins “Battle for the Bone” to Stay Undefeated

The No. 13 UMD football team overcame a slow offensive start to top St. Cloud State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 13 UMD football team overcame a slow offensive start to top St. Cloud State 20-14 in the “Battle for the Bone”. Saturday’s game was also military appreciation night, and there was a special pregame ceremony with military members. The Bulldogs stay undefeated and improve to 3-0. The Bulldogs will hit the road next Saturday, Sept….

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Opens 2019 Practices

The UMD women's hockey team is ranked 10th in the USCHO preseason poll.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team officially opened practices on Saturday to get the 2019 season started. The Bulldogs are ranked 10th in the USCHO preseason poll and are an older, more experienced team this year. The Bulldogs will have a deeper core of defenders, plus are bringing back almost all of their goal scorers from last season…

Bulldogs Sweep Warriors for Eighth Straight Win

No. 4 UMD has now swept eight straight matches.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 4 UMD volleyball team continued their strong start to the season, sweeping Winona State 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-19) to sweep eight straight matches. Hanna Meyer led the way with 15 kills, while Abby Thor had 11 and Emily Balts finished with 39 assists. The Bulldogs (9-1) will hit the road on Friday, Sept. 27, to…

Friday Night Frenzy Highlights and Scores 9/20/19

Here's all the action from Friday night including big wins for Hermantown, Esko, Grand Rapids and South Ridge.

MN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Hermantown 30 Duluth Denfeld 8 (F) Cloquet 50 Hibbing 14 (F) Mora 44 Esko 36 (F) Grand Rapids 30 Proctor 3 (F) Two Harbors 20 Virginia 8 (F) Duluth East 36 North Branch 16 (F) International Falls 14 Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin 56 (F) MN NINE-PERSON FOOTBALL Northeast 0 South Ridge 52 (F) McGregor 16 Cromwell-Wright 13 (F) WI…

UMD Volleyball Opens NSIC Play with Home Sweep

The Bulldogs would make quick work of Upper Iowa as they win it 3-0.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kate Berg led the way with 15 kills as the UMD volleyball team swept Upper Iowa 3-0 Friday night at Romano Gym. Meredith Sutton chipped in with 11 kills of her own while Emily Balts recorded 42 assists. The Bulldogs will be back in action Saturday as they host Winona State. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports,…

Bulldogs Soccer Shuts Out Golden Eagles in NSIC Opener

Four different players all scored in Minnesota Duluth's win.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team battled the fog and came out on top on Friday, topping Minnesota Crookston 4-0 to win the NSIC opener. Mikayla Iaquinto, Emily Hinz, Haley Ford and Tiana Degrande all scored in the win, while Hinz also tallied an assist. The Bulldogs will be back in action on Sunday at 1 p.m. as…

UMD Football to Take On St. Cloud State in “Battle for the Bone”

Kickoff for Saturday's game at Malosky Stadium is set for 6 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – Many college football rivalry games have a nickname. Colorado state and Wyoming play for the Bronze Boot. Wisconsin and Minnesota play for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. Akron and Kent State play for a Wagon Wheel. This weekend, the UMD football team will take on St. Cloud State in the “Battle for the Bone”. The tradition is only two…

UMD Volleyball to Open Conference Play at Home

The Bulldogs will take on Upper Iowa on Friday and Winona State on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s going to be a busy weekend for college sports in Duluth, but the best show might be inside Romano Gym as the UMD volleyball return to their home court. The 4th-ranked Bulldogs are currently 7–1 with their only loss coming against Cal State-San Bernadino, the top team in the country. But now it’s time to take…

Former Bulldog, Current Mirage Head Coach Emma Stauber Re-Signs with Whitecaps

The Duluth native will make her return to Amsoil Arena next Saturday when the Bulldogs host the Whitecaps in an exhibition game.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Former UMD Bulldog Emma Stauber has re–signed with the Minnesota Whitecaps. Stauber, who is currently the head coach of the Proctor/Hermantown Mirage hockey team, was the third-highest scoring defender for the Whitecaps last season, helping them capture the 2018 Isobel Cup in their inaugural season. The Duluth native was a standout player at UMD and will…

UMD Men’s Hockey Sits Atop NCHC Preseason Media Poll

UMD will open their season with an exhibition game at home on October 5th against the University of Alberta.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The two-time defending champions UMD men’s hockey team received 23 out of 28 first-place votes to be named the favorites to win the Penrose Cup. The Bulldogs finished second in the NCHC regular season last year before going on an amazing run that saw them win the conference title and national championship. Denver comes in at…

Defense Still Elite for UMD Football Team

The UMD defense continues to be ranked among the best units, not just in the NSIC, but in the entire country as well.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team’s defense continues to be ranked among the best units, not just in the NSIC, but in the entire country as well. The Bulldogs rank 18th allowing just 24 first downs this season and ninth in red zone defense at 50 percent. Opponents have averaged just 54.0 rushing yards against the Bulldogs, the 18th…

Four Bulldogs Named to NCHC All-Conference Team

The league's Preseason Media Poll will be released Wednesday.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The NCHC released their Preseason All-Conference Team Tuesday afternoon and four UMD Bulldogs were honored. They are forwards Justin Richards and Nick Swaney, defenseman Scott Perunovich and goalie Hunter Shepard, who was picked unanimously. Richards was the league’s best defensive forward last season while Perunovich has been the NCHC’s best offensive defenseman for the past two…

Bulldogs Volleyball Moves Up Two Spots in AVCA Poll

The UMD volleyball team is now ranked No. 4 after a sweep at the St. Cloud State invitational over the weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team continues to move up the national ranks, as it was announced on Monday that the Bulldogs are up to No. 4 in the latest poll from the America Volleyball Coaches Association. UMD, who is coming off a weekend sweep at the St. Cloud State invitational, also received one first place vote. The Bulldogs…

UMD Women’s Hockey Cracks Top 10 of USCHO.com Poll

Bulldogs will open their season Saturday September 28th at home against the Minnesota Whitecaps.

DULUTH, Minn. – USCHO.com released their preseason poll Monday and the UMD women’s hockey team start the season ranked 10th in the nation. The Bulldogs have been ranked or received votes in the poll dating back to the 2006–2007 season. Wisconsin opens the season as the top team in the country, same as how they finished last season as the…

Minnesota Wild, UMD Bulldogs Team Up for Little Wild Learn to Play Program

The two teams came together for the sixth consecutive year to run the youth hockey camp.

DULUTH, Minn. – This month, two of the greatest hockey forces in the state of Minnesota have teamed up once again for a special youth camp in the Northland. For the sixth consecutive year, the UMD Bulldogs have teamed up with the Minnesota Wild for the Little Wild Learn to Play Program. The clinic is designed for kids age 5…