University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Basketball Team Take Seven-Game Win Streak on the Road

The Bulldogs will take on Sioux Falls on Friday night and then against Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The cold temperatures as of late have definitely impacted the vast majority of the Upper Midwest. One place the temps haven’t been able to cool down is the UMD men’s basketball team. The Bulldogs are currently riding a seven-game win streak, including a perfect 5-0 at Romano Gym. That’s good for first place in the NSIC North…

UMD’s Berg, Balts Earn All-American Honors from AVCA

The Bulldogs have had a player named to the First Team in eight of the last nine seasons.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD volleyball’s Kate Berg and Emily Balts were both named to the AVCA All-American Team. Berg earned First-Team honors while Balts landed on the Third Team. As a program, UMD has had a player named to the First Team in eight of the last nine seasons. Berg was among the best in the country in kills per…

Top-Ranked Wisconsin Too Much for UMD Women’s Hockey

Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt scored the two goals for the Bulldogs.

MADISON, Wis. – The No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team came out strong and led 1-0 after the first, but No. 1 Wisconsin would take over after that to get the 5-2 win to sweep the weekend series. Gabbie Hughes and Sydney Brodt scored the two goals for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Rooney finished with 36 saves. UMD wraps up…

UMD Men’s Hockey Hangs On to Sweep Omaha

Cole Koepke, Justin Richards, Kobe Roth and Jackson Cates all scored for the Bulldogs.

OMAHA, Neb. – The No. 14 UMD men’s hockey team scored early then hung on late to get the 4-3 win over No. 18 Omaha and sweep the weekend series. Cole Koepke, Justin Richards, Kobe Roth and Jackson Cates all scored for the Bulldogs while Hunter Shepard made 26 saves. UMD (9-6-1, 5-1-1 NCHC) will be off for a few…

UMD Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader, Stays Undefeated in NSIC Play

Both the Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams got big wins over the University of Mary to improve to 3-0 in NSIC play.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both UMD basketball teams continued their winning ways, sweeping their doubheleader against the University of Mary to stay undefeated in NSIC play. In the women’s game, the Bulldogs started off strong and scored a season-high 87 points to get the 87-75 win to win their sixth straight. Maesyn Thiesen, Brooke Olson and Katie Stark each finished with…

Big Third Period Lifts UMD Men’s Hockey Over Omaha

Both Noah Cates and Cole Koepke each scored twice for the Bulldogs in the win.

OMAHA, Neb. – Six total goals were scored in the third period as the No. 14 UMD men’s hockey got the 6-3 win over No. 18 Omaha in the series opener on Friday night. Noah Cates and Cole Koepke each scored twice, while Nick Swaney and Louie Roehl each netted a goal. Hunter Shepard finished with 21 saves. The Bulldogs…

Coaches Corner: UMD Women’s Basketball

For this week's segment, we catch up with the Bulldogs women's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we spoke with the UMD women’s basketball team. Our guests include head coach Mandy Pearson and juniors Payton Kahl and Ann Simonet. The Bulldogs are off to a great start to the NSIC schedule, including an undefeated record at Romano Gym. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

UMD Volleyball Team’s Season Ends in NCAA Regional Semi-Final

The Bulldogs finish the 2019 season 25-7.

KEARNEY, Neb. – Just like in the NSIC Tournament semi-finals, the No. 2-seed UMD volleyball team was unable to get the job done, as No. 3-seed Concordia-St. Paul got the 3-0 win (25-22, 25-21, 25-17) in the NCAA DII Regional semi-final to end the Bulldogs’ season. Abby Thor led the Bulldogs with 12 kills, while Kate Berg tallied 11 and…

UMD Basketball Sweeps Doubleheader Against Minot State

Both the Bulldogs men's and women's basketball teams improve to 2-0 in NSIC play.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the first game of Friday’s doubleheader, the UMD women’s basketball team started off slow but got things rolling in the second half to get the 60-48 win over Minot State for their fifth straight win to improve to 5-3 (2-0 NSIC). Maesyn Thiesen led the Bulldogs with 13 points, while Sarah Grow finished with 11. Brooke…

UMD Women’s Hockey Lose Heartbreaker to Top-Ranked Wisconsin

A late goal from the Badgers would seal the deal for Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wisc. – After Anna Klein’s second goal of the night with less than three minutes to go tied the game at three, Alexis Mauermann would score with just over a minute to go to give top-ranked Wisconsin the win over UMD 4-3 Friday night at LaBahn Arena. McKenzie Hewett also scored for the Bulldogs as they will look to…

UMD Volleyball Open NCAA Tournament with Win over Central Missouri

The Bulldogs will face Concordia-St. Paul in the regional semi-finals on Friday.

KEARNEY, Neb. – Abby Thor and Meredith Sutton combined for 34 kills as the UMD volleyball team got the win over Central Missouri 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA central region tournament. Emily Balts chipped in with 58 assists as the Bulldogs now get set to take on Concordia-St. Paul Friday in the regional semi-finals at 5 p.m….

UMD Women’s Hockey Wrap Up 2019 with Road Trip to Top-Ranked Wisconsin

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

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team will put a bow on 2019 with a road match-up against top-ranked Wisconsin. The Bulldogs will be looking for their first road win over the Badgers in almost nine years, going 0–15–2 in that time frame inside the always raucous LaBahn Arena in Madison. “They like playing there, obviously. They play in…

GNK’s Dylan DeChampeau Commits to UMD Football Team

The Titans standout helped GNK rack up a total of 15 wins tn the past two seasons.

COLERAINE, Minn. – Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin’s Dylan DeChampeau recently announced his commitment to the UMD football team. The Titans standout helped GNK rack up a total of 15 wins tn the past two seasons, including a runner-up finish in the section title game in 2018. Categories: College, High School, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Volleyball’s Emily Balts, Kate Berg Earn All-Region Honors

Balts was also named to the All-Region Second Team by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD volleyball duo Emily Balts and Kate Berg have been named to the AVCA Division II Central All-Region team. Balts ranks among the best setters in the entire country, averaging 12 assists per game. Berg was on the receiving end for most of those assists, averaging just under five kills per set. Balts was also named to…

No Excuses for UMD Men’s Hockey Team After Getting Swept at Home

The Bulldogs will head to Omaha this weekend for their final series before winter break.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, the UMD men’s hockey team were swept at home by a non-conference opponent for the first time since October of 2005. The team spoke Wednesday and no one offered any excuses, but instead looked to wipe the slate clean for this upcoming weekend’s road trip. “You want it to sting, but at the same…

UMD Basketball Teams Sweep St. Cloud State in NSIC Open

After getting their match-up postponed twice, the Bulldogs basketball teams each picked up a win over the Huskies.

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting their match-up postponed twice, the UMD basketball teams each picked up a win over St. Cloud State Monday afternoon at Romano Gym. In the women’s game, Brooke Olson led the way with 20 points as the Bulldogs topped the Huskies 71-59. Katie Stark chipped in with 15 points while Ann Simonet helped the cause with…

UMD Men’s Hockey Tumbles Outside Top 10 in National Poll

The Bulldogs have not been ranked this low since January 15th, 2018.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team took a huge tumble in the latest national polls. The Bulldogs dropped to #14 after getting swept at home by top ranked Minnesota State-Mankato. UMD hasn’t been ranked this low since January 15th, 2018. Bulldogs will be on the road this upcoming weekend as they take on Omaha. Categories: College, Sports, University…

UMD Men’s Hockey Swept by Top-Ranked MSU-Mankato

Justin Richards scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, while Hunter Shepard finished with 21 saves. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 8 UMD men’s hockey team struggled offensively against top-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato, as the Mavericks got the 3-1 win on Saturday night to sweep the series. Justin Richards scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs in the third period, while Hunter Shepard finished with 21 saves. Minnesota Duluth (7-6-1) will hit the road next weekend to…

UMD Women’s Hockey Ends Nutmeg Classic With Win Over UConn

Down 1-0 after one, the Bulldogs scored five unanswered to finish the Nutmeg Classic with a win.

HAMDEN, Conn. – After going down 1-0 after the first, the No. 9 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team scored five unanswered goals to get the 5-1 win over Connecticut in the final day of the Nutmeg Classic. Sydney Brodt scored two goals, one in the second and one in the third, while Ashton Bell, Kailee Skinner and Kylie Hanley each…

Mankato Overpowers UMD Men’s Hockey at Home

The Mavericks would prove to be too much for the Bulldogs on Friday night.

DULUTH, Minn. – Kobe Roth would score late in the third period, but it wouldn’t be enough as Minnesota State-Mankato defeated the UMD men’s hockey team 4-1 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. The Mavericks scored three goals in the second period which would be the difference in this one. The Bulldogs will look to split the series on Saturday night….

Hosts Quinnipiac Too Much for UMD Women’s Hockey in Day One of Nutmeg Classic

Despite getting the loss, the Bulldogs outshot the Bobcats 44-21 on Friday.

HAMDEN, Conn. – The No. 9 Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team outshot Quinnipiac 44-21 on Friday afternoon, but the hosts would find a way to get the job done, as the Bobcats got the 4-2 win in the first game of the Nutmeg Classic. Jalyn Elmes and Ashton Bell both scored for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Rooney made 17 saves….

UMD-Mankato Matchup Becomes Family Affair for Sandelins

Scott Sandelin will be coaching against his son, Ryan, a freshman forward at MSU-Mankato, for the first time ever.

DULUTH,  Minn. – This weekend, UMD men’s hockey head coach Scott Sandelin will be coaching against his son Ryan, who is a freshman forward at Minnesota State-Mankato. The two have been around hockey Ryan’s whole life, but this will be Sandelin’s first time coaching against his son. “I think it’s something that’s been circled on both of our calendars, we…

UMD Women’s Hockey Continues Tradition of Spending Thanksgiving Together on the Road

This is the fourth straight year that the Bulldogs have celebrated Thanksgiving together on the road.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team is in Hamden, Connecticut right now preparing for the Nutmeg Classic this weekend, which means they’re spending another holiday away from their families. But they get to spend Thanksgiving together, which has become a tradition for the team over the past four years and they said they’re thankful for road trips like…

Another Tournament Awaits UMD Women’s Hockey Team

The Bulldogs will take part in the Nutmeg Classic in Camden, CT.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s team will be back on the road this upcoming weekend. And it will be another east coast tournament for the Bulldogs as they will take part in the Nutmeg Classic in Camden, CT. And even with the inclement weather, the team is very excited to maybe bring home another trophy after winning the IceBreaker…

UMD Men’s Hockey Team to Welcome Top-Ranked MSU-Mankato This Weekend

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

DULUTH, Minn. – This Thanksgiving holiday, the UMD men’s hockey team might be mostly thankful that they don’t have to travel this weekend as they’ll be at home for another marquee match-up. The Bulldogs will renew their in–state rivalry with Minnesota State-Mankato. This time though, the Mavericks come into the match-up as the #1 ranked team in the country, winners…

NSIC Schedule to Begin for UMD Women’s Basketball Team

The Bulldogs take on the Huskies Saturday at Romano Gym. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team did not get off to the best start for their non-conference schedule, dropping their first three games to some really tough competition. But since then, the Bulldogs have turned it around. UMD has rattled off three straight wins to wrap up their non-conference schedule with a .500 record. And this weekend, they…

UMD Volleyball To Open NCAA Tournament Against Central Missouri

The central region will feature seven of the top nine teams in the country.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team finished their season with a 24–6 record, falling in the NSIC tournament semi–finals to eventual champs Concordia-St. Paul. But the Bulldogs never dropped lower than #7 all season in the national polls, so there was little drama during Monday night’s NCAA selection show announcement. The Bulldogs earned the #2 seed in the central…

UMD Men’s, Women’s Hockey Teams Move Up One Spot in USCHO Polls

The men are coming off of a weekend sweep of Colorado College, while the women took two points from the top-ranked Gophers.

DULUTH, Minn. -After solid weekends, the UMD men’s and women’s hockey teams are up one spot in their respective USCHO.com polls. The men are at No. 8 following a weekend sweep of Colorado College, while the women are at No. 9 after getting a tie Friday (then getting the extra point in 3-on-3 overtime) and losing on Saturday to top-ranked…

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Wraps Up Non-Conference Schedule With Road Win

UMD's road win over Michigan Tech gives them a 3-3 non-conference record.

HOUGHTON, Mich. – The University of Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team used a strong second quarter then hung on late to get the 69-59 road win over Michigan Tech to close out the non-conference schedule and improve to .500. Maesyn Thiesen led the Bulldogs with 13 points while Brooke Olson tallied 11 points and nine rebounds and Katie Stark had…

UMD Men’s Hockey Shuts Out Colorado College to Sweep Series

Hunter Shepeard picked up his second shutout of the season and 17th of his career, and also set a school record for career wins with 61.

DULUTH, Minn. – Hunter Shepard made 25 saves on Saturday en route to his second shutout of the season and 17th of his career, as the No. 9 UMD men’s hockey team got the 5-0 win over Colorado College on Saturday to sweep the weekend series. Shepard also picked up his 61st career win, setting a school record. While Shepard…

UMD Volleyball Falls in NSIC Tournament Semi-Finals in Five Sets

The Bulldogs will now wait for Monday's NCAA Selection Show to see if they get a bid to the tournament.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The No. 2-seed UMD volleyball team and No. 3-seed Concordia-St. Paul battled like they have all season, but the Golden Bears advance to the NSIC Tournament Championship game with the 3-2 win (25-22, 17-25, 20-25, 25-17, 15-11). The Golden Bears took the first set, but the Bulldogs stormed back in the second to tie things up….

UMD Women’s Hockey Falls to Top-Ranked Minnesota

Despite getting the loss, the Bulldogs outshot the Gophers 71-59 on the weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team battled but could not complete the rally, as No. 1 Minnesota got the 4-3 win on Saturday to leave with four of six WCHA points for the weekend. Anneke Linser, Sydney Brodt and Ashton Bell all scored for the Bulldogs on Saturday, while Maddie Rooney made 24 saves. The Bulldogs…

Koepke Nets Game-Winner as UMD Men’s Hockey Tops Colorado College

The Hermantown native would score with less than 20 seconds to go for the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – A three-goal three period would be the difference as the UMD men’s hockey team completed the comeback win over Colorado College 4-3 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Jackson Cates, Kobe Roth and Tanner Laderoute scored for the Bulldogs. Then with less than 20 seconds left, Cole Koepke would net the game-winner to seal the comeback win. UMD…

UMD Volleyball Advances to NSIC Semi-Finals with Win over Vikings

The Bulldogs advance to the semi-finals to face Concordia-St. Paul on Saturday.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Meredith Sutton and Hanna Meyer would combine for 30 kills as the UMD volleyball team knocked off Augustana 3-1 in the NSIC tournament quarterfinals. Emily Balts finished with 48 set assists to help the Bulldogs advance to the semi-finals to face Concordia-St. Paul. That match will take place Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Sanford Pentagon…

UMD Women’s Hockey Tie With Minnesota; Elmes Scores in Double OT for Extra WCHA Point

Anna Klein and Sydney Brodt also scored for the Bulldogs.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against top-ranked Minnesota Wednesday afternoon at Amsoil Arena. Senior co-captain Jalyn Elmes would score in the 3-on-3 double overtime period to give the Bulldogs the extra WCHA point. Anna Klein and Sydney Brodt also scored for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Rooney finished with 32 saves on the…

UMD Men’s Hockey Begin Homestand with Colorado College

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

DULUTH, Minn. – After a surprising road split against unranked Miami (OH), the UMD men’s hockey team will return this weekend to the friendly confines of Amsoil Arena. The ninth-ranked Bulldogs will take on Colorado College, a team they outscored 15–5 in four games last season. But going into this week, the Tigers are tied for third place with UMD…

UMD’s Rooney, Brodt, Morin Invited to USA Women’s Hockey Camp

Rooney and Morin were part of the national team that won gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. – Three UMD women’s hockey players have been invited to the 2019 USA Hockey Women’s Winter Training Camp. Current players Maddie Rooney and Sydney Brodt, and former Bulldog Sidney Morin will take part in the camp which will take place starting December 9th in Hartford, CT. A total of 46 players will participate and from that pool,…

UMD Men’s Basketball Knock Off Rangers to Stay Unbeaten at Home

The Bulldogs improve to 3-0 at Romano Gym so far this season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Logan Rohrscheib led the way with 26 points, including six three-pointers, as the UMD men’s basketball team knocked off Wisconsin-Parkside 89-69 Wednesday night at Romano Gym. Brandon Myer finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds while Alex Illikainen chipped in with 16 points to help the Bulldogs pick up their third straight win. Next up for UMD…

UMD’s Larson, Pearson Earn Second Straight All-NSIC North Division First Team Honors

A grand total of 20 UMD football players received recognition from the NSIC.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Wednesday, the NSIC released their end-of-season awards and for the second straight year, UMD quarterback John Larson and linebacker Nate Pearson earned first-team recognition for the North division. In seven starts this season, Larson finished with 23 total touchdowns: 19 passing, two rushing and even two receiving. It was another stellar year for Pearson as the former…

UMD Women’s Hockey Hosting Top-Ranked Gophers This Weekend

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

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend will be a big one for the UMD women’s hockey team as they take on top-ranked Minnesota in a rematch of last season’s WCHA tournament semi–finals. And although it’s early in the season, UMD feels that it’s crucial to get a win over their rivals to make a statement in the first half of the…

UMD Volleyball Team Set to Defend NSIC Tournament Title

The Bulldogs will open the tournament against Augustana.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team has spent the majority of their season near the top of the national ranks. And now that “X” on their back becomes amplified with the start of the NSIC tournament around the corner. The Bulldogs did not end their season well as they dropped their final two games of the regular season to…

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Uses Big Second Half to Earn Second Win of the Season

Brooke Olson led the way with 19 points and six rebounds in the win.

DULUTH, Minn. – Down by 1 at the half, the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team dominated the rest of the way, getting 81-65 win over Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday for their second win of the season. Brooke Olson led the way with 19 points and six rebounds, while Ann Simonet had 13 points and five rebounds and Sarah Grow had 15…

UMD Men’s Hockey Hangs On, Splits Series With RedHawks

Nick Swaney, Tanner Laderoute and Noah Cates each scored in the win, while Scott Perunovich tallied an assist on every UMD goal during the series.

OXFORD, Ohio – The No. 6 Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team had a much-needed bounce-back on Saturday, getting the 3-2 win over Miami to split the weekend series. Nick Swaney got things started for UMD, scoring less than four minutes in. The RedHawks would tie things up, but Tanner Laderoute and Noah Cates both tallied goals in the second to…

UMD Football Wins 12th Straight NSIC North Division Title in Season Finale

The Bulldogs finished the year undefeated in NSIC North Division play for the fourth year in a row.

ABERDEEN, S.D – The UMD football team got all the scoring they needed in the first half to cruise past Northern State 48-10 to win the NSIC North Division title. This is the Bulldogs 12th straight title, winning it every year since returning to the league in 2008. The Bulldogs also finished undefeated in North Division play, the fourth-straight time…

UMD Women’s Hockey Skates to 1-1 Tie; Ohio State Wins Shootout

Anna Klein scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, while Maddie Rooney finished with 33 saves on the day.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Anna Klein gave the No. 10 UMD women’s hockey team the lead in the second period, but that would be all they could get, as the Bulldogs settle for a 1-1 tie after two overtimes, before No. 7 Ohio State grabbed the extra WCHA point in a shootout win. Jenn Gardiner scored the shootout winner in the…

UMD Men’s Basketball Pulls Away Late to Top Northern Michigan

Alex Illikainen led all scorers with 24 points while Drew Blair had 14 and Brandon Myer finished with 13 points.

DULUTH, Minn. – Tied 31 at the half, the UMD men’s basketball team used a big second half to get the 84-62 win over Northern Michigan on day one of the American Family Insurance Classic. Alex Illikainen led all scorers with 24 points while Drew Blair had 14 points. Brandon Myer tallied 13 points and led the Bulldogs with eight…

RedHawks Get the Upset Win at Home against the UMD Men’s Hockey Team

The lone goal for the Bulldogs came from the stick of Tanner Laderoute.

OXFORD, Ohio – The UMD men’s hockey team just couldn’t figure out Miami (OH) as the RedHawks get the upset win over the Bulldogs 3-1 at Steve Cady Arena. Tanner Laderoute scored the lone goal for UMD while Hunter Shepard finished with 14 saves on the night. Bulldogs will look for revenge as they wrap up the series Saturday night….

Depth Beginning to Contribute for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

Puck drop for Friday's game against the RedHawks is set for just after 7 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are getting set for their first conference road trip this weekend against Miami of Ohio. The Bulldogs are coming off a stellar weekend, taking four of six points from then top-ranked Denver. One of the keys was UMD’s depth, which has been one of their strengths that led them to winning back-to-back…

UMD Football Seniors Look Back at Final Season in Maroon and Gold

The Bulldogs will wrap up their regular season on the road against Northern State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team will wrap up their season this weekend against Northern State. Earlier this week, we spoke with some of the Bulldog seniors about what they’ll miss most from their time wearing the Maroon and Gold. “It’s going to be hard to not be a part of the team. I’ll miss the boys and just…