University of Minnesota – Duluth

Bulldogs Get Set for Maroon-White Spring Football Game

Although admission is free, the team is asking fans to bring a food or clothing item to donate to Champ's Cupboard.

DULUTH, Minn. – Football in the spring is always a pleasant surprise. And after 12 practices, the UMD football are ready to put on a show for their fans. The 45th annual Maroon-White Spring Game will take place Friday at Malosky Stadium. The entire Bulldogs team will be split into two teams as they compete for bragging rights for the…

Sandelin Named 2020 U.S. National Junior Team Head Coach

This will be Sandelin's fourth stint with the juniors team, including serving as the head coach back in 2005.

DULUTH, Minn. – Just three days after leading the UMD men’s hockey team to back-to-back national championships, head coach Scott Sandelin was named the head coach of the 2020 U.S. National Junior Team. The team will compete in the IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic at the end of December, where the U.S. won silver at last year….

Former Thunderhawks Basketball Star Alex Illikainen Transfers from Wisconsin to UMD

Illikainen is Grand Rapids' all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s basketball team announced Wednesday that Grand Rapids native Alex Illikainen will join the Bulldogs roster for the 2019-2020 season. Illikainen will be a graduate transfer after spending three seasons at the University of Wisconsin. During his three years there, he helped the Badgers to 64 wins and a pair of Sweet 16 appearances. During…

UMD’s Riley Tufte Signs With Dallas Stars

Tufte was drafted by Dallas in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft.

DULUTH, Minn. – The first player on the two-time defending national champions has signed to an NHL team. Junior left wing Riley Tufte signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Dallas Stars, the club confirmed on Wednesday. Tufte was drafted by the Stars in the first round (25th overall) in the 2016 NHL Draft. Tufte finished out his junior year…

Bulldogs Softball Get Walk-Off Win Over Beavers

Taylor Koehnen gets the walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth.

DULUTH, Minn. – Lauren Oberle knocked in a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to send the game to extras and Taylor Koehnen would hit the walk-off three-run home run in the eighth as the UMD softball team swept Bemidji State Tuesday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. In game one, Koehnen’s walk-off home run gave the Bulldogs the…

Bulldogs Celebrate National Championship With Fans

The UMD men's hockey team held their championship celebration ceremony at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday night if you were in the mood to party, you would’ve been at Romano Gym for the 2019 UMD men’s hockey championship celebration. Fans from all across the Northland packed the stands to show their support and gratitude for the Bulldogs. The support in the Twin Ports goes without saying. But a large contingent made the…

UMD Fans Can Now Shop for Championship Gear

New merchandise rolls in.

DULUTH, Minn.- As students are celebrating the Bulldogs’ win, UMD Stores are preparing for the crowds to come get their gear. Official Frozen Four Championship merchandise has already been shipped in to the University bookstore. “We have orders from all 50 states, we have orders from foreign countries,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Julie Feiring. “We find that there are a…

UMD Welcomes Home National Champs

UMD Men's Hockey Team Greeted with Celebration Event.

DULUTH, Minn.- Everyone was a Bulldog at UMD’s Championship Celebration Tuesday. Students, staff, and longtime hockey fans welcomed the team home. To great fanfare, the 2019 NCAA Champions run through a big inflatable bulldog, greeted by a sea of maroon and gold. Three of the Bulldogs on the team are seniors this year so they get to end their college…

Bulldogs Softball Split Doubleheader Against Mavericks

The Bulldogs took game one 4-0 and lost game two 5-4.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD softball team would rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it would fall short as they split their doubleheader against Minnesota State-Mankato Monday at Saints Field. The Bulldogs blanked the Mavericks 4-0 in the first game, behind a stellar performance by freshman pitcher Sam Pederson. Kalynn Tilton led UMD with two hits and…

Bulldogs Celebrate Third National Championship in Program History

We talked with the Bulldogs on the ice after their historic win on Saturday night.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The UMD men’s hockey team held off UMass on Saturday night 3-0 to capture its third national championship in program history, and became the first team in more than a decade to win back-to-back titles. Saturday was the third straight national championship game appearance for the Bulldogs, where they fell to Denver in the title game two…

1 Arrested, Light Pole Toppled During Bulldogs Celebrations In Canal Park

Overall, Duluth police said the large crowd mostly remained in control

DULUTH, Minn.- Canal Park was alive Saturday night after the UMD Bulldogs’ historic National Championship back-to-back win. Soon, a large crowd flooded Lake Avenue near 310 Pub, causing Duluth police to block off the road to traffic. Some fans took their excitement a little too far. “The guy got up on the light post and started shaking it real hard,…

Back-To-Back: Bulldogs Knock Off Minutemen, Win 2018-2019 National Championship

UMD wins its third ever national championship.

Buffalo, N.Y. – The UMD men’s hockey team knocked off UMass 3-0 on Saturday to win back-to-back national championships, its third in program history. Parker Mackay, in his final game as a Bulldog, scored in the first, Mikey Anderson scored in the second and Jackson Cates finished things off in the third. The Bulldogs become the first team to win…

Bulldogs to Face Minutemen in National Championship

UMD and UMass will hit the ice at 7 p.m. at the KeyBank Center in the national championship.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – All eyes will be on the KeyBank Center on Saturday night as UMD takes on UMass in the national championship. This will be a battle of the rookies against the veterans. UMD is playing in its third straight title game while this will be the first time ever for UMass. The Bulldogs feel their experience will help…

Bulldogs Looking to Mackay, Exell During Frozen Four Run

The senior captain and alternate captain have been huge for UMD during the NCAA Tournament.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Bulldogs are using their experience to their advantage this week as they are playing in their third straight national championship game. The experience from their seniors, especially captain Parker Mackay and alternate captain Billy Exell, is helping their successful postseason run. Everyone remembers what last year’s captain Karson Kuhlman was able to do during the postseason, and now,…

Cates Brothers Enjoying Frozen Four Experience Together

Noah and Jackson Cates are spending their first season on the Bulldogs playing for a national championship.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – These Bulldogs have said how close this group is and how special it is to go through this experience together. But this year has been extra special for a pair of freshmen. Brothers Jackson and Noah Cates are in their first season with the Bulldogs and enjoy being able to share this journey. The Cates brothers played…

Bulldogs’ Richards Carrying Successful Sophomore Season Into National Championship

Justin Richards scored the first and final goals in UMD's win over Providence in the national semifinal.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – After two goals were overturned in the first period on Thursday night, sophomore Justin Richards officially got the scoring going for the Bulldogs in the second period, scoring both the first and the last goals of the night in the 4-1 win. He also dominated in the face-off circle, leading the team with 16 wins. Richards has come a long…

Exell Scores Game-Winner to Send Bulldogs Back to National Championship Game

Billy Exell's third period goal sent the defending champs back to the title game.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Billy Exell scored midway through the third period to send the defending national champ Bulldogs back to the title game for the third straight season. Two Bulldogs goals were waved off in the first period, one by Exell and one by Cole Koepke. UMD finally got on the board in the first from Justin Richards. Providence would…

Bulldogs to Face Friars in Frozen Four Semifinal

This will be the fourth NCAA Tournament meeting between UMD and Providence College, the most recent coming in 2016.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The defending national champ Bulldogs come to the KeyBank Center with a target on their back. They’re the highest remaining seed left in the Frozen Four and know there’s a lot on the line when they take on Providence on Thursday. It’s been three years since these two teams last met and the tables have completely turned…

Bulldogs Freshmen Ready For New Territory at Frozen Four

While this is their first time playing in the national semifinal, the UMD freshmen feel prepared for the new experience.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The UMD men’s hockey team is busy preparing for its program record third straight Frozen Four. While being in this position before is huge for helping the Bulldogs, head coach Scott Sandelin isn’t worried about his rookies. “A lot of these guys have played in good junior programs or high school programs and they’ve been fortunate to…

Bulldogs Softball Stay Undefeated at Malosky Stadium

The UMD softball team held on for two close wins Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD softball team got their third straight conference sweep as they knocked off Minot State Friday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. In game one, Emma Frost hit her first home run of the season while freshman pitcher Sam Pederson went the distance, pitching seven innings while allowing just three hits. In game two, the Beavers out-hit the…

Bulldogs Talk Sandelin’s Legacy at UMD

The Bulldogs are getting set for the Frozen Four and they feel their coach is well deserving of that top honor.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD head coach Scott Sandelin was named a finalist for the Penrose Award given to the top head coach in DI men’s hockey. The Bulldogs are getting set for the Frozen Four and they feel their coach is well deserving of that top honor. “Just the atmosphere that he creates around here is just so great, i…

Bulldogs Baseball Split Doubleheader with Mavericks

UMD picked up their first win of the season against MSU-Mankato.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The UMD baseball team got better results Tuesday afternoon as they split their doubleheader series against Minnesota State-Mankato at NBC Spartan Sports Complex. In the first game, the Bulldogs earned their first home win of the season and beat Mankato 10-6. Centerfielder Henry George led the team with two runs and three hits in five at-bats. In…

Study Shows Former Bulldog Andrew Carroll Suffered From CTE

The tests were done at the Boston University CTE Center.

DULUTH, Minn. – Just over a year ago, the UMD hockey community lost a former team captain as Andrew Carroll died by suicide. His family donated his brain to the Boston University CTE Center and are now finding out the results of the study. According to a family blog post on the website “Jack’s Basket”, the Carroll family has learned…

Bulldogs Baseball Swept by Golden Bears in Home Opener

The two teams will meet again Monday morning for another doubleheader.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – The Minnesota Duluth baseball team couldn’t get enough done in either game of the doubleheader as Concordia-St. Paul swept the Sunday doubleheader 4-2, 10-8 in the Bulldogs home opener. Sean Flaherty gave up a three-run homer in the seventh inning which sealed the win for the Golden Bears in game one. In the second game, the Bulldogs…

Northern Star: Jordyn Thomas

For this week's segment, we feature a Minnesota Duluth softball player who always knew she'd be a Bulldog.

DULUTH, Minn. – Jordyn Thomas always knew she’d be a Bulldog. “Just being 15 minutes away from Hermantown, UMD has just been home and it’s always been that way so it feels right to be here,” Thomas said. The Hermantown native grew up playing basketball and softball for the Hawks and has always had deep ties to the Bulldogs. “With…

Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Defeats Bobcats, Advance to Third Straight Frozen Four

The UMD men's hockey team will play Providence in the Frozen Four semifinal on April 11.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The defending national champions are headed back to the Frozen Four for the third straight year as the Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team got the 3-1 win over Quinnipiac to win the Midwest Regional. Peter Krieger, Kobe Roth and Parker Mackay (empty-net) all scored in the Bulldogs’ win. UMD will play Providence in the national semifinal on Thursday,…

Mackay Scores Game-Winner to Send Bulldogs to NCAA Tournament Regional Final

Parker Mackay tied the game and scored the game-winner for UMD.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Parker Mackay would tie things up with 3:01 remaining in regulation, then scored the game-winner midway through overtime to give UMD the win 2-1 over Bowling Green and send the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Final. The Bulldogs were shut out through the first two periods, but Mackay was credited for the goal that bounced…

Familiar Faces Running Offense, Defense for UMD Football Team

Chase Vogler and Trey Dill are the new offensive and defensive coordinators for the UMD football team.

DULUTH, Minn. – When it comes to college athletics, change is inevitable. After a very successful season, the Bulldogs went through some big changes with their offensive and defensive coordinators. But the changes weren’t as drastic as you think. This past off-season, UMD head coach Curt Wiese announced that Chase Vogler and Trey Dill will be the Bulldogs’ new offensive…

UMD’s Hunter Shepard Named Top-5 Finalist for Mike Richter Award

The junior goaltender has been the cornerstone of the Bulldogs' run to the NCAA tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD junior goalie Hunter Shepard was named one of the top five finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award, given to the best goaltender in Division I men’s hockey. The 2018-19 NCHC Goaltender of the Year currently ranks sixth nationally in goals against average (1.87), tied for second in wins (25) and third in shutouts (6). Shepard…

Former UMD Wide Receiver Jason Balts Transitioning Well To Coaching Staff

The former Bulldog standout is now serving as the running backs coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD wide receiver Jason Balts is officially making the transition from player to coach. He will serve as the running backs coach this season. Balts was a three–year starter and two-time captain for the Bulldogs and his familiarity with the team is helping him make the transition in his first year coaching. “It’s a different dynamic…

Quick Start Will Be Key for Bulldogs Hockey

The UMD men's hockey team are looking to jump out early against Bowling Green.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team captured the NCHC championship this past weekend, but it wasn’t without a bit of tension including a first period that was less than ideal for the Bulldogs. Now the focus going into this week will be getting off to a good start, something the Bulldogs did really well last season and early…

Bulldogs Softball Sweeps Doubleheader Home Opener Against Huskies

The UMD softball team opened NSIC play at home with a pair of wins.

DULUTH, Minn. – In their first conference action of the season, the UMD softball team got the sweep over St. Cloud State Tuesday afternoon at Malosky Stadium. In game one, Hermantown native Jordyn Thomas would knock in the lone run of the game in the first inning as the Bulldogs shutout the Huskies 1-0. North Branch freshman Sam Pederson threw…

UMD’s Brandon Myer Named to NABC All-District Team

The Superior native led the Bulldogs in five major statistical categories.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD junior forward Brandon Myer was named to the All–District Second Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Superior native is coming off a stellar season, earning a spot on the All-NSIC First Team after averaging 21.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists, all career highs. Myer led the Bulldogs in all three stats, as…

Bulldogs Men’s Hockey Learns NCAA Tournament Fate

UMD will play Bowling Green on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Allentown, PA. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The Bulldogs are the second overall seed and number 1 seed in the Midwest Regional, they learned during Sunday’s selection show. UMD will play Bowling Green on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Allentown, PA. This is the Bulldog’s fifth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and they’re looking to make it back to the Frozen Four for the third straight…

Swaney’s Double OT Goal Wins NCHC Title for Bulldogs

The UMD men's hockey team won a marathon game against St. Cloud State.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The 2019 National Collegiate Hockey Conference championship is coming back to Duluth as the UMD men’s hockey outlasted St. Cloud State 3-2 in double overtime to win their second NCHC tournament championship Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Nick Swaney scored the game-winner for the Bulldogs, who capture their second conference title in the past…

Bulldogs Football Kicks Off Spring Practice

UMD will hold spring practice over the next month, and play in the spring game on April 19.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team kicked off spring practice on Friday. The Bulldogs will spend the next month out on Malosky Field getting in the reps and drills they’ve been waiting months to do. “You spend all winter, all the time in the weight room getting ready for this and you kind of get away from football too…

Shepard, Richards, Perunovich Earn NCHC Annual Awards

Hunter Shepard picked up two awards while Scott Perunovich and Justin Richards each won one.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team took home four awards on Thursday night at the annual NCHC Awards Celebration. Junior Hunter Shepard was selected as the Goaltender of the Year, plus he also received the NCHC Three-Star Player of the Game Award. Shepard had the best goals against average and most shutouts in the conference during NCHC action….

Experience Will Be Key for UMD Men’s Hockey Team

The Bulldogs will battle Denver in the Frozen Faceoff semi-finals.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are getting set for their fourth straight trip to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The Bulldogs are looking for better results this season as they fell in the semi–finals in 2018. But the experience will be key as UMD mentally prepares for the NCAA tournament next week. “It’s a great feeling and just…

UMD Men’s Hockey to Face Denver at Frozen Faceoff

The Bulldogs split their season series with the Pioneers.

DULUTH, Minn. – After Colorado College defeated Western Michigan in their first-round NCHC series, the UMD men’s hockey will be matched up with Denver in the Frozen Faceoff semi-finals this weekend at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Puck drop for the game is set for 7:38 p.m. Friday night. St. Cloud State and Colorado College will play in…

Northern Star: Parker Mackay

For this week's segment, we talk with the captain of the Minnesota Duluth men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – After winning their second ever national championship, the UMD men’s hockey team needed a trusty captain this year. That’s when they looked to their assistant Parker Mackay and decided to give him the “C”. “It was special honestly. I was excited for the challenge but a little nervous maybe just with the high expectations that this group had…

Bulldogs Hockey Sweeps Mavericks, Advance to NCHC Frozen Faceoff

Four different players scored as Minnesota Duluth advances to its fourth straight NCHC Frozen Faceoff.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team scored four unanswered goals to top Omaha 4-1 to sweep the quarterfinal round and advance to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff. The Mavericks struck first but then it was all Bulldogs. Jackson Cates, Kobe Roth, Cole Koepke and Peter Krieger all scored in the win while Hunter Shepard made 18 saves. The Bulldogs advance…

Swaney Scores Game-Winner as Bulldogs Take Game One From Mavericks

Riley Tufte and Nick Swaney scored for UMD in the first game of the NCHC playoffs.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the opening round of the NCHC playoffs, Omaha scored with less than a minute remaining to send game one into overtime. Nick Swaney would score in overtime to give the Bulldogs the 2-1 win. Riley Tufte scored the first goal of the night. The Bulldogs and the Mavericks will meet up again on Saturday at 7:07…

Bulldogs Women’s Basketball Fall to Dragons in First Round of NCAA Tournament

UMD finishes the season 23-7.

HAYES, Kan. – In the fourth meeting of the season, the Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team couldn’t come back late as MSU-Moorhead got the 63-54 win in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Brooke Olson led the Bulldogs with 22 points. UMD ends the season 23-7. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Northern Star: Danielle Kohlwey

For this week's segment, we sit down with a UMD track senior who recently made program history at the NCAA Tournament.

DULUTH, Minn. – Third time’s the charm for senior Danielle Kohlwey.  In her third straight trip to the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championship, she finally came out on top. Kohlwey captured the 60-meter hurdle title on Saturday with a time of 8.24 seconds. But going into the weekend, Kohlwey just wanted to enjoy the moment. “With this being my…

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Falls to Gophers in WCHA Tournament; Men Drop Regular Season Finale to Huskies

No. 1 Minnesota defeated the UMD women in the WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal, while St. Cloud State topped the UMD men in the final game of the regular season.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Gabbie Hughes would score the first goal of the game, but No. 1 Minnesota would score four unanswered as the Gophers got the 4-1 win over the UMD women’s hockey team in the WCHA Final Face-Off Semifinal. Maddie Rooney finished the game with 40 saves. The Bulldogs finish the season 15-16-4. For the UMD men, they couldn’t…

Bulldogs Sending Kohlwey, Reindl to NCAA D2 Indoor Track and Field Nationals

The pair will be representing UMD at nationals.

DULUTH, Minn. – Senior Danielle Kohlwey and freshman Haleigh Reindl will be representing Minnesota Duluth this weekend at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships at Pittsburgh State University. Kohlwey is making her third straight appearance at nationals in the 60–meter hurdles, while Reindl will take part in the 800-meter run. “It’s incredible. It was a goal of…

UMD Men’s Hockey Wrap Up Regular Season Against #1 St. Cloud State

The Bulldogs will take on the Huskies in their final series of the regular season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will be wrapping up their regular season in the toughest way possible. The Bulldogs will travel to St. Cloud State to take on the #1 ranked Huskies. UMD split their home series against SCSU back in mid-January. But the Huskies are undefeated at the Herb Brooks Arena and will celebrate their regular…

UMD Women’s Basketball Win First NSIC Title Since 2004

The Bulldogs defeated MSU-Moorhead 52-48 in the NSIC championship game.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Minnesota Duluth women’s basketball team knocked off Minnesota State-Moorhead 52-48 to capture the 2019 NSIC tournament championship Tuesday night at the Sanford Health Pentagon. Sarah Grow finished with 17 points and four blocks, taking home NSIC Tournament MVP honors. Grow, Sammy Kozlowski and Katie Stark were named to the All-Tournament Team. Categories: College, Sports, University…

UMD Women’s Basketball Advances to NSIC Finals

The UMD women's basketball team defeated St. Cloud State in the NSIC semi-finals

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Ann Simonet led all scorers with 13 points as the UMD women’s basketball team knocked off St. Cloud State 68-50 in the NSIC semi-finals Monday afternoon at the Sanford Health Pentagon in Sioux Falls. Brooke Olson chipped in with 10 points and six rebounds as the Bulldogs move on to the NSIC championship game Tuesday night….

Bulldogs Women’s Hockey Advance to WCHA Final Face-Off; Bulldogs Men Sweep Redhawks

Both UMD hockey teams picked up weekend sweeps.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team got out to a quick start and hung on to defeat Bemidji State 4-3 and are moving on the WCHA Final Face-Off. Ryleigh Houston, Anna Klein, Gabbie Hughes and Anneke Linser all scored in Saturday’s win. The Bulldogs will travel to Minneapolis next weekend and take on No. 1 Minnesota in the…