University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Volleyball Head Coach Jim Boos Reaches 500th Career Win

Boos becomes just the 15th head coach in DII volleyball history to reach the 500 wins mark. He will be honored during UMD's next home game on Oct. 1.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been a bit of a bumpy start to the season for the UMD volleyball team, especially in conference play. But luckily for this young group, they have a pretty experienced guy on their bench who just reached a pretty big milestone. Bulldogs head coach Jim Boos reached 500 career wins on Friday as UMD battled back…

UMD Football Suffers First Loss of Season to Wayne State

Cazz Martin rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard score.

DULUTH, Minn. – The No. 11 UMD football team got off to a sluggish start and never fully recovered on Saturday, as Wayne State got the 31-28 win to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. Cazz Martin rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard score. John Larson struggled, completing 11 of 28 passes for…

UMD Volleyball Back on Track with First NSIC Win of 2021

The Bulldogs will look to keep things rolling when they travel to Sioux Falls on Friday.

DULUTH, Minn. – Tuesday night, the UMD volleyball team oicked up their first conference win of the season with a home sweep over Minnesota Crookston. Cianna Selbitschka and Kate Berg combined for 29 kills on the night. The win allows the Bulldogs to break their early season slump after dropping their first two games of the NSIC schedule. “We learned…

UMD’s John Larson Becomes Fifth Bulldog to Hit 5K Passing Yards Milestone

Larson becomes just the fifth Bulldog in program history to hit that milestone, which includes offensive coordinator Chase Vogler.

DULUTH, Minn. – This past weekend, UMD’s John Larson reached 5,000 career passing yards in the team’s win over Winona State. He becomes just the fifth Bulldog in program history to hit that milestone, which includes offensive coordinator Chase Vogler. “John throws the ball a lot better than I ever did and we used that to our advantage now in…

UMD Volleyball Picks Up First NSIC Win Over Minnesota Crookston

Senior Kate Berg chipped in with 11 kills as the Bulldogs will be back in action at home Friday night against Sioux Falls.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 18 kills as the UMD volleyball team knocked off Minnesota Crookston 3-0 Tuesday night at Romano Gym. Senior Kate Berg chipped in with 11 kills as the Bulldogs will be back in action at home Friday night against Sioux Falls. Categories: College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD’s Carson Shanks Lands New Position with Milwaukee Bucks

Shanks has joined the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks as a player development and video assistant.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD men’s basketball assistant coach Carson Shanks has joined the defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks as a player development and video assistant. Shanks has spent the past two seasons with the Bulldogs under head coach Justin Wieck. Shanks played three seasons at the University of North Dakota and one season at Loyola Chicago during their Final…

UMD Soccer Falls at Home to University of Mary

Sophia Grenz finished with five saves for the Bulldogs

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team battled all game long but couldn’t find the back of the net, as the University of Mary got the 1-0 win on Sunday. Sophia Grenz finished with five saves for the Bulldogs as the drop to 0-5 on the season. They’ll be back in action on Friday at Upper Iowa. Categories: College,…

UMD Volleyball Drops Second Straight NSIC Contest

Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 14 kills for the Bulldogs.

DULUH, Minn. – For the second day in a row, the No. 16 UMD volleyball team battled against a tough NSIC opponent but it wouldn’t be enough, as Augustana got the 3-1 win on Saturday (25-23, 23-25, 25-16, 26-24). Cianna Selbitschka led the way with 14 kills for the Bulldogs while Grace Daak finished with 11 and Kate Berg added…

John Larson’s Milestone Day Leads UMD to Road Win Over Winona State

John Larson became the fifth quarterback in UMD history to record 5,000 career passing yards, joining Ted Schlafke, Drew Bauer, Ricky Fitz and current offensive coordinator Chase Vogler

WINONA, Minn. – John Larson became the fifth quarterback in UMD history to record 5,000 career passing yards as he led the Bulldogs to a 29-23 win over Winona State. Larson finished the day completing 12 passes for 206 yards and a touchdown as he joins Ted Schlafke, Drew Bauer, Ricky Fitz and offensive coordinator Chase Vogler in the 5,000…

Minot State Blanks UMD Women’s Soccer in NSIC Opener

The Bulldogs have a second chance this weekend to come back as they play the University of Mary at home Sunday at noon.

DULUTH, Minn. — The UMD women’s soccer team were not able to defend home turf as the Bulldogs fell to the Beavers 2-0 Friday night at Malosky Stadium. The Bulldogs have a second chance this weekend to come back as they play the University of Mary at home Sunday at noon. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota…

UMD Volleyball Falls to Wayne State in NSIC Opener

UMD will look for better results as they play Augustana on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. —  The UMD volleyball team took on 5th ranked Wayne State on Friday evening in the NSIC opener and it would be the Wildcats over the Bulldogs 3-1. It was a packed house for the first regular season home game in nearly two years. UMD will look for better results as they play Augustana on Saturday afternoon at…

Coaches Corner: Scott Sandelin

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD men's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, our guest was UMD men’s hockey head coach Scott Sandelin. The Bulldogs were picked to finish second in the NCHC as they will open their season October 8th against Bemidji State. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Coaches Corner: Maura Crowell

For this week's segment, we hear from the head coach of the UMD women's hockey team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD women’s hockey head coach Maura Crowell after learning that the Bulldogs were picked to finish fourth in the WCHA. UMD will open their season October 1st against Minnesota State Mankato. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey Team Chat About Upcoming Season at NCHC Media Day

UMD will open their regular season with a non-conference series at Bemidji State on October 8th.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Thursday, the Xcel Energy Center was home to Media Day for all eight members of the NCHC. That includes the UMD men’s hockey team, who were represented by head coach Scott Sandelin and team captain Noah Cates. We are just a few weeks away from the start of the season for the UMD men’s hockey team….

NSIC Schedule Begins This Weekend for UMD Volleyball Team

UMD will open things up Friday night against fifth-ranked Wayne State, and then battle Augustana Saturday afternoon.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team has wrapped up their non-conference schedule, and now it’s time for NSIC play. The Bulldogs will return to Romano Gym to play regular season matches for first time in nearly two years. And for a team with championship aspirations, they are glad to be playing in what many consider the best conference in…

Hibbing Native, Former UMD Star Scott Perunovich to Captain St. Louis Blues Prospects Team

Perunovich signed with the Blues after his junior campaign with the Bulldogs, which saw him win the 2020 Hobey Baker Award.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri – Former UMD men’s hockey star Scott Perunovich will serve as team captain for the St. Louis Blues at a prospects tournament this weekend. The tournament will take place in Traverse City, Michigan beginning Friday. Perunovich missed the entire 2021 season due to shoulder surgery. The Hibbing native signed with the Blues after his junior campaign with…

UMD Women’s Hockey Bringing Experience, Talent into Upcoming Season

The group of upperclassmen on this year's roster will feature 12 fourth- and fifth-year seniors who are not only experienced, but are among the most talented players in the conference.

DULUTH, Minn. – We are just over two weeks away from the start of the season for the UMD women’s hockey team. And after making it all the way to the Frozen Four last season, the Bulldogs are eager to get back on the ice. UMD was picked to finish fourth within the WCHA, as well as in the national…

Karly Brautigam Named New Head Coach of UMD Men’s and Women’s Track & Field, Cross Country

She comes over from Macalester College after spending two seasons as the associate track and field coach.

DULUTH, Minn. – Wednesday, Karly Brautigam was named the new head coach of the men’s and women’s rrack and field and cross country teams. She comes over from Macalester College after spending two seasons as the associate track and field coach. Brautigam says the position was a perfect fit for her vision for the future of Bulldogs track & field…

UMD Men’s Hockey Picked to Finish Second in NCHC Preseason Poll

UMD will have a handful of fifth-year returners, thanks to the NCAA's blanket waiver, including forwards Kobe Roth and Koby Bender.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team was picked to finish 2nd in the NCHC preseason poll, which was released Wednesday afternoon. First place went to St. Cloud State. The Bulldogs are coming off another successful campaign which saw them advance to the Frozen Four for the fifth straight season. UMD will have a handful of fifth-year returners,…

UMD Football Defense Key to Upset Win over Mankato

The 10 points scored by Mankato was their lowest in a regular season game since September 2nd, 2010.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday’s win for the UMD football team was dominant on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense. The 10 points scored by Mankato was their lowest in a regular season game since September 2nd, 2010. So how were the Bulldogs able to shutdown a powerhouse team that played in the national championship game just two…

UMD, DECC to Host Minnesota Wild for Open Practice

The practice will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Oct 12 and admission is free and open to the public at this time.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Athletics and the DECC will host the Minnesota Wild at AMSOIL Arena for an open practice on Oct. 12. The Wild will return to Duluth for the first time in six years at the end of their training camp for some team bonding and practice. It will come right after their final exhibition game in Chicago…

UMD Women’s Hockey Team Picked Fourth in USA Today Preseason Poll

The Bulldogs are tied with the University of Minnesota for fourth while Wisconsin, Northeastern and Ohio State take the top three sports

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team is ranked fourth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Preseason Poll. The Bulldogs are tied with the University of Minnesota for fourth while Wisconsin, Northeastern and Ohio State take the top three sports. This comes after the Bulldogs were ranked fourth in the WCHA poll. UMD will open the season Oct. 1…

UMD Captain Noah Cates Named to NCHC Preseason All-Conference Team

This is the second straight season Cates has been named to the NCHC Preseason All-Conference Team.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD forward and captain Noah Cates has been named to the NCHC Preseason All-Conference team for the second straight season. Last season, Cates tallied five goals and 14 assists in 28 games. Cates, who will captain UMD for the second straight season, finished second in forward voting. Cates and the Bulldogs will open the season at Bemidji…

No. 20 UMD Football Downs Third-Ranked Minnesota State Mankato in Home Opener

John Larson scored two rushing touchdowns and added a passing touchdown as the Bulldogs pulled off the upset in front of a Malosky Stadium record crowd of 6,536 fans in their first home game in nearly two years.

DULUTH, Minn. – In front of a Malosky Stadium record crowd of 6,536 fans, the No. 20 UMD football team put on a show, getting the 30-10 win over No. 3 Minnesota State Mankato in their first home game in nearly two years. The Bulldogs started out fast, jumping out to an early 14-0 lead and never looked back. John…

UMD Marching Band, Cheer Teams Bring Excitement, Energy to First Football Game in Nearly Two Years

It's also the first performances for the cheer teams and band since the pandemic.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD cheer teams and marching band returned to Malosky Field on Saturday night for the first UMD football game in nearly two years. It’s also their first performance they’ve had since the pandemic. In front of a record crowd, they added to the energy and excitement of the game day experience. Experience the sights and sounds…

Northern Star: Baamlak Haugen, Emilia McGiffert, Victoria Thorson

For this week's segment, we feature three former Duluth Marshall soccer standouts who are all in their first seasons together at UMD.

DULUTH, Minn. – Victoria Thorson, Baamlak Haugen and Emilia McGiffert have all been playing soccer together for as long as they can remember. “Me, Emilia and Tori have been playing since we were little, we were playing on Gitch together and school soccer too and it’s been really fun. We’ve had chemistry,” Haugen said. They then played together at Duluth…

Coaches Corner: Lynn Anderson

For this week's segment, we hear from the new head coach of the UMD softball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with Lynn Anderson who was named the new head coach of the UMD softball team. Anderson comes over from Grinnell College in Iowa after spending three years with the Pioneers. She takes over for Jen Walter, who stepped down last month. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University…

UMD Women’s Soccer Suffers Heartbreaking Loss in Home Opener

Jacqueline Jares scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as they'll try to get their first win of the season next Friday against Minot State.

DULUTH, Minn. – Rockhurst’s Olivia Van Belle scored in the 88th minute to give the Hawks a 2-1 win over the UMD women’s soccer team Friday night at Malosky Stadium. Jacqueline Jares scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as they’ll try to get their first win of the season next Friday against Minot State. Categories: College, Friday Night Frenzy,…

UMD Football Team to Celebrate Military Appreciation Day on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Some of the players will be wearing decals on their helmets to honor a member of the military or a first responder.

DULUTH, Minn. – Saturday, the UMD football team will host Minnesota State Mankato for their home opener at Malosky Stadium. It will also be Military Appreciation Day on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Some of the players will be wearing decals on their helmets to honor a member of the military or a first responder. The Bulldogs say they are…

UMD’s Gabbie Hughes Named to Preseason All-WCHA Team

As a team, UMD was picked to finish fourth in the WCHA as they look to build off of their historic run to the Frozen Four last season.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD’s Gabbie Hughes has been named to the preseason All-WCHA team. The senior center scored 21 points in 19 games last season, earning All-WCHA second-team honors. As a team, UMD was picked to finish fourth in the WCHA as they look to build off of their historic run to the Frozen Four last season. The University of Wisconsin…

Lynn Anderson Named New Head Coach of UMD Softball Team

She comes over from Grinnell College in Iowa, spending the last three seasons with the Pioneers.

DULUTH, Minn. – In the last 40 years of the UMD softball program, there have only been four head coaches. The last one was Jen Walter, who stepped down last month. And Thursday, we found out who the fifth will be. Lynn Anderson has been named the new head coach of the UMD softball team. She comes over from Grinnell…

UMD Football Set to Welcome Third-Ranked Minnesota State Mankato for Home Opener

Kick-off at Malosky Stadium is set for 6 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – We’ve got a big match-up this Saturday as UMD will host Minnesota State Mankato for their home opener at Malosky Stadium. The Mavericks come into this game ranked #3 in the country, but the 20th-ranked Bulldogs are not backing down from the challenge. “We always know they got a good team. They got a good fanbase. It’s…

UMD Volleyball Show Off Resiliency at Opening Weekend Tournament

The Bulldogs dropped their opening match in the Keweenaw Classic to Michigan Tech, but then bounced back to win their final three, which included two sweeps.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team came into this season with a lot of question marks. But last weekend, like a great gameshow contestant, they kept coming up with great answers. The Bulldogs dropped their opening match in the Keweenaw Classic to Michigan Tech, but then bounced back to win their final three, which included two sweeps. The team’s…

UMD Quarterback John Larson Named NSIC Offensive Player of the Week

Larson threw for 447 yards and six touchdowns, which tied the UMD single-game record, as they got the 44-14 win over Upper Iowa in their season opener

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD quarterback John Larson has been named NSIC Offensive Player of the week after a monster performance on Thursday. Larson threw for 447 yards and six touchdowns, which tied the UMD single-game record, as they got the 44-14 win over Upper Iowa in their season opener.  This is Larson’s second player of the week honor and he…

UMD Volleyball Drops Four Spots to No. 11 in AVCA Coaches Poll

The Bulldogs dropped their season opener but then won the next three matches, including two sweeps, to sit at a 3-1 record.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team fell from No. 7 to No. 11 in the first AVCA Coaches Poll of the regular season. The Bulldogs dropped their season opener but then won the next three matches, including two sweeps, to sit at a 3-1 record. NSIC foe Concordia-St. Paul is the top ranked team, while five other NSIC teams…

Former Duluth Marshall Standout Emilia McGiffert Scores First Collegiate Goal With UMD Soccer

The former Hilltopper scored her first collegiate goal in just her second game and it was also the first UMD goal of their young season.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s been a few years since the UMD soccer team had a Duluth native on their roster. This year they have three, all from Duluth Marshall, and one former Hilltopper had an opening weekend to remember. Former Duluth Marshall standout Emilia McGiffert scored her first collegiate goal on Saturday in the Bulldogs loss to Northern Michigan. It…

Northern Star: Brent Laing

For this week's segment, we feature a UMD offensive lineman who was recently named to the 2022 Senior Bowl Watch List.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD offensive lineman Brent Laing is the first to credit his teammates for his work ethic. “We have a great group of guys on the defense as well as fellow linemen and those defensive linemen push me ever day and honestly just make me a better player,” Laing said. UMD played its first game in nearly two…

Larson’s Five First-Half Touchdowns Powers UMD Football Past Upper Iowa in Season Opener

The Bulldogs now prepare for next week's home opener against top-ranked Minnesota State Mankato.

FAYATTE, Iowa – Senior quarterback John Larson threw five touchdowns in the first half and finished with a program record-tying six total as the UMD football team got their season off to a great start with a road win over Upper Iowa 41-14 Thursday night. Armani Carmickle caught two of those touchdown passes and finished with 209 receiving yards. The…

UMD Volleyball Set to Open Season at Keweenaw Classic

The tournament will feature four NSIC teams taking on four teams from the GLIAC.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team will hit the road Thursday as they will open their season with the Keweenaw Classic, hosted by Michigan Tech. The tournament will feature four NSIC teams taking on four teams from the GLIAC. Tournaments like these help teams play multiple matches in a single weekend. The difference here is that the GLIAC teams…

UMD Football Elevates Former Standout Wide Receiver Jason Balts to Full-Time Assistant Coach

Balts currently serves as the Bulldogs defensive backs coach as well as the team's recruiting coordinator. 

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD football announced that they have prompted former star wide receiver Jason Balts to a full-time assistant coach. Balts had previously held the title of postgrduate intern assistant coach since wrapping up his playing career in 2018. He currently serves as the Bulldogs defensive backs coach as well as the team’s recruiting coordinator. During his four year…

Noah Cates to Captain UMD Men’s Hockey Team for Second Season

Kobe Roth, Tanner Laderoute and Louie Roehl will all serve as assistant captains this upcoming season

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team officially announced their team captains for the 2021-22 season. After deciding to not head out to Philadelphia just yet and to return for his senior season, forward Noah Cates will once again wear the ‘C’. Cates is the first Bulldog to be named captain for two years in a row since current…

UMD Cross Country Teams Ranked Fifth in NSIC Preseason Polls

The NSIC Athletes to Watch for UMD are Mackenzie Hall and Matthew Trutna.

DULUTH, Minn. – Both the UMD men’s and women’s cross country teams are ranked fifth in their respective NSIC Preseason Coaches Polls. The women’s NSIC Athlete to Watch for UMD is Mackenzie Hall, who is coming off of an 18th place finish at the 2019 NSIC championships, and 34th in the central regionals. To view the full women’s release, head…

UMD Volleyball Ranked No. 7 in AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll

UMD is one of five teams in the NSIC to be ranked in the top 25, with Concordia-St. Paul earning a No. 2 ranking. Northern State, St. Cloud State and Wayne State also make the list. 

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team has been ranked in the top 10 nationally in the AVCA Preseason Coaches Poll, coming in at No. 7 with 684 points. UMD is one of five teams in the NSIC to be ranked in the top 25, with Concordia-St. Paul earning a No. 2 ranking. Northern State, St. Cloud State and Wayne…

Former UMD Defenseman Matt Cairns Signs AHL Deal With Rochester Americans

Cairns spent just one season with the Bulldogs after playing three seasons for Cornell, tallying six assists.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Former UMD defenseman Matt Cairns has signed a one-year contract with the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Cairns spent just one season with the Bulldogs after playing three seasons for Cornell. This season, he tallied six assists with a +18 rating. Cairns was selected in the third round of the 2016 NHL Draft…

Coaches Corner: UMD Volleyball

For this week's segment, we chat with the UMD volleyball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we hear from the UMD volleyball team, including head coach Jim Boos and team captain Kate Berg, as the Bulldogs began their first week of fall practices. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Friday Night Frenzy, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

Potential COVID Issues Could Test Depth of UMD Football Team

With regards to vaccines, Wiese says the goal is to educate his players and stay within the guidelines outlined by the school and the state.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD football team is wrapping up their second week of practice. And although for the most part are normal, the Bulldogs are still aware that COVID-19 could still have an impact on their season. Head coach Curt Wiese says getting everyone involved with weekly game plans will be more important than ever before. “That’s going to…

Former UMD Assistant Hockey Coach Jason Herter Joins Western Michigan’s Coaching Staff

He will join the coaching staff of new Broncos head coach Pat Ferschweiler.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Former UMD men’s hockey assistant coach Jason Herter has joined Western Michigan University in the same position. He will join the coaching staff of new Broncos head coach Pat Ferschweiler. Herter left the program last year after nine years with the team. In his time at UMD, the Saskatchewan native has been a part of two national…

Expectations Still High for Young, Inexperienced UMD Volleyball Squad

This year's team could go through some growing pains early on with more than half of their roster made up of freshman.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some things in life are inevitable. Death, taxes and the UMD volleyball team making the NCAA tournament. In fact, they’ve done that 17 times since head coach Jim Boos took over in 2002. The Bulldogs come into this season with high expectations as they were picked to finish 2nd in the NSIC. But this year’s team could…

UMD Soccer Opens Fall Practice With Mix of Returners and New Faces

This year will be a balancing act for head coach Greg Cane as UMD brings back a roster full of players with different levels of experience.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s soccer team held their first fall practice on Monday in nearly two years. This year will be a balancing act for head coach Greg Cane as UMD brings back a roster full of players with different levels of experience. “Being split with a lot of newcomers and upperclassmen, it’s definitely motivating. Everyone coming in…