University of Minnesota – Duluth

Freshmen Standing Out for UMD Men’s Basketball Team

Four of the top five players in minutes played are freshmen, who have helped the team get off to a 2-1 start to the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team has been a pleasant surprise this season. Four of the top five players in minutes played are freshmen, who have helped the team get off to a 2-1 start to the season. One of the keys has been the fact that those players are already used to winning as they come from…

UMD Men’s Hockey Return To Practice After Quarantine

It was their first pause of the season, which gave them a chance to hit the reset button following a less than ideal series against St. Cloud State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team are back from quarantine after a COVID-19 situation postponed their series last week. It was their first pause of the season, which gave them a chance to hit the reset button following a less than ideal series against St. Cloud State. “We were really hungry to play that Miami series and that…

UMD’s Brooke Olson Continues Dominant Play Thanks to Advice From Her Mom

Olson's mother Darla played college basketball at Michigan Tech.

DULUTH, Minn. – Last season, UMD’s Brooke Olson dominated on the hardwood, earning NSIC Player of the Year honors. And after the pandemic cut her sophomore season short, not allowing her to showcase her talents during the NCAA tournament, the Rice Lake native made sure to carry over that play into this year. Olson is currently tops in the NSIC…

UMD Men’s Hockey Series Against Western Michigan Moved to Saturday-Sunday

Puck drop on the first night is set for just after 6 p.m., while Sunday's game will start at 4:07p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend, the UMD men’s hockey team will be back at home as they host Western Michigan University. Usually their series begins on Friday night, but this one will have a slight delay. The Bulldogs-Broncos series will be moved to Saturday and Sunday at Amsoil Arena. Puck drop on the first night is set for just after…

Soderberg Records Career-High Saves as Bulldogs, Buckeyes Split Series

Junior netminder Emma Soderberg made 34 saves on Friday, recording her third shutout of the season, then made a career-high 44 saves on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team returned home this weekend, playing in their first games in over a month and split their series against Ohio State. It was a stellar weekend for junior netminder Emma Soderberg. The reigning WCHA goaltender  of the month made 34 saves on Friday, recording her third shutout in seven games, then made 44…

UMD Women’s Hockey Struggles Offensively in Loss, Split Weekend Series With Ohio State

Emma Soderberg recorded a career-high 44 saves in net and 74 total saves during the weekend split.

DULUTH, Minn. – Netminder Emma Soderberg recorded a career-high 44 saves in net, but a lucky bounce went Ohio State’s way as the No. 3 Buckeyes got the 1-0 win over the sixth-ranked UMD women’s hockey team to split the weekend series. The Bulldogs put 32 shots up but just couldn’t find the back of the net on Saturday. Soderberg…

UMD Men’s Basketball Handed First Loss of Season, Split Weekend Series With University of Mary

Joshua Brown led the Bulldogs with 19 points while Austin Andrews finished with 17 points and Mason Steffen recorded a career-high 11 points.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s basketball team battled back in the second half but it wasn’t enough, as the University of Mary got the 80-70 win to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season and split the series. Joshua Brown led the Bulldogs with 19 points while Austin Andrews finished with 17 points. Mason Steffen recorded a…

Soderberg Shines In Net as UMD Women’s Hockey Blanks Ohio State

Anna Klein and Taylor Anderson each scored for the Bulldogs, who won their 10th straight home game against the Buckeyes.

DULUTH, Minn. – Junior netminder Emma Soderberg finished with 34 saves and picked up her third shutout of the season as the UMD women’s hockey team defeated Ohio State 2-0 Friday night at Amsoil Arena. Anna Klein and Taylor Anderson each scored for the Bulldogs, who won their 10th straight home game against the Buckeyes. UMD will aim for the…

Blair Leads UMD Men’s Basketball Past U-Mary

Freshman Joshua Brown chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Austin Andrews also finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

DULUTH, Minn. – Sophomore Drew Blair scored 20 points as the UMD men’s basketball team returned to action in a big way, dominating U-Mary 72-50 Friday night at Romano Gym. Freshman Joshua Brown chipped in with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Austin Andrews also finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. UMD improves to 2-0 and…

Back to Work This Weekend for UMD Men’s Basketball Team

The Bulldogs will host the University of Mary beginning Friday night. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – When sports schedules get changed in the Northland, it’s usually because of the weather. But now, we’ve got a new enemy in COVID-19, which has left a lot of teams Having to start and stop their seasons, including the UMD men’s basketball team. But the Bulldogs will be back in action this weekend in their first game…

UMD Women’s Hockey Return to Play After Long Layoff

Puck drop for Friday night's game is set for just after 6 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team will be making their return to action this weekend at Amsoil Arena. But for them, it’s been a long wait, well over a month to be exact. The team has been back to practicing since last week and they prefer to find the silver linings of their current situation. “I think it’s…

UMD Women’s Basketball Trying to Stay Positive Amidst Latest Schedule Change

Next up for UMD is a series on the road against Minnesota State Moorhead next weekend.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team will not be in action this weekend as they announced earlier this week that their series against the University of Mary has been cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols. The Bulldogs were already shorthanded in their home sweep over Minot State last weekend. But now, the team is split up due to quarantine…

UMD Men’s Hockey Series Against Miami Postponed

The series is now re-scheduled for January 29th and 30th in Oxford.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team announced Wednesday that their upcoming road series at Miami (OH) has been postponed. According to a press release, the decision was made due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of players within the program. The series is now re-scheduled for January 29th and 30th in Oxford….

UMD Women’s Basketball Cancel Upcoming Road Series Against U-Mary

Per NSIC scheduling guidelines for this season, this weekend's series between the Bulldogs and the Marauders will not be rescheduled.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team announced Monday that their road series versus the University of Mary has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols. According to a press release, due to previous exposure and testing protocols within the UMD women’s basketball program, the Bulldogs will not travel to Mary. Per NSIC scheduling guidelines for this season, this weekend’s…

Biondi, Stejskal Have Strong Home Debuts at AMSOIL Arena

Hermantown native Blake Biondi scored his first collegiate goal on Friday night while Cohasset native Zach Stejskal made 20 saves while allowing one goal on Saturday.

DULUTH, Minn. – This was not the home opening weekend that the UMD men’s hockey team was hoping for by getting swept by St. Cloud State. But it was a weekend to remember for the new guys. Two rookies scored their first career goals while one had a stellar home debut in net. Forwards Luke Mylymok and Blake Biondi both…

UMD Women’s Basketball Sweeps Minot State to Stay Undefeated

Brooke Olson led all scorers with 27 points while Sarah Grow finished with 16 points and Ann Simonet scored 14 as the Bulldogs improve to 3-0 on the season.

DULUTH, Minn. – Brooke Olson led all scorers with 27 points as the UMD women’s basketball team got the 72-57 win over Minot State on Saturday to sweep the weekend series. The Bulldogs were once again only playing with nine players due to COVID-19 quarantine protocols. Sarah Grow finished with 16 points while Ann Simonet finished with 14 points. UMD…

St. Cloud State Men’s Hockey Tops UMD in Overtime

Cohasset native Zach Stejskal made his second career start in net, first at home, and finished with 20 saves.

DULUTH, Minn. – It would require overtime to see any scoring, but Nick Perbix scored the lone goal to give No. 6 St. Cloud State the 1-0 win over No. 5 Minnesota Duluth on Saturday to sweep the weekend series. Cohasset native Zach Stejskal made his second start in net, first at home, and finished with 20 saves. This wraps…

UMD Men’s Hockey Drop Home Opener to St. Cloud State

Luke Mylymok and Blake Biondi each scored their first career goals while senior Nick Swaney capped off a three-goal second period

DULUTH, Minn. – For the first time in ten months, the UMD men’s hockey team played a game on their home ice at Amsoil Arena. But St. Cloud State spoiled the party as the Huskies held on for a 4-3 win Friday night. Luke Mylymok and Blake Biondi each scored their first career goals while senior Nick Swaney capped off…

UMD Women’s Basketball Rolls Past Minot State in Home Opener

Brooke Olson finished with 22 points while Taytum Rhoades scored a career-high 19 points as they led a short-handed Bulldogs squad to a home-opening win.

DULUTH, Minn. – After getting their second game of the season canceled last weekend, the UMD women’s basketball team picked up right where they left off on opening night, getting the 83-65 win over Minot State in their season opener. The Bulldogs were short on players on Friday night, with just nine players available due to quarantine protocols after a…

UMD Men’s Hockey To Host St. Cloud State in Home Opener

Puck drop for Friday night's game is set for 7:30 p.m. and it will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team will be back in action this weekend and for the second straight week, the Bulldogs will take on St. Cloud state. Head coach Scott Sandelin says the only difference this week will be playing on a much smaller sheet of ice. “Sometimes when you catch those teams that are playing on the…

UMD Volleyball Ranked 6th in First National Poll of the Season

UMD finished the 2019 season also ranked sixth in the poll.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD volleyball team come in at #6 in the first national poll of the season from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. UMD finished the 2019 season also ranked sixth in the poll. Last year, the Bulldogs were ranked in the Top 25 Coaches’ poll for the entirety of the season, finishing with a 25-7 record overall….

UMD Women’s Basketball Head Into Home Opener Shorthanded Due to Quarantine Guidelines

The Bulldogs will host Minot State Friday night in their home opener at Romano Gym.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team are coming off of a cancelled game on Sunday, but thanks to contact tracing, they’ll have enough players to compete this upcoming weekend in their home opener. Head coach Mandy Pearson did admit that the situation this past weekend did feel a lot like last March, when the NCAA tournament was cancelled…

UMD Men’s Basketball Team Talk Impressive Season Opener Despite Sunday’s Cancellation

The Bulldogs will not be in action this weekend as their series against Minot State was cancelled.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the majority of the UMD men’s basketball team will be in quarantine after being exposed to players from Winona State during their season opener this past weekend against the Warriors. The Bulldogs spoke Wednesday to get a sense of what it was like leading up to Sunday’s cancellation. “We just got done with shoot-around and…

UMD Men’s Basketball Series vs. Minot State Cancelled

Per the NSIC's scheduling guidelines for this season, the games will not be made up.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some tough news for the UMD men’s basketball team as the NSIC announced Monday that the Bulldogs series this upcoming weekend at Minot State has been cancelled. This comes after UMD’s second game against Winona State this past weekend was cancelled after positive tests came up on the Warrior’s roster. Per the NSIC’s scheduling guidelines for this…

Late Goals Gives St. Cloud State Win Over UMD Men’s Hockey Team

Jackson Cates scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs as the two teams split the weekend series. UMD will host St. Cloud State next weekend at AMSOIL Arena.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The No. 6 St. Cloud State men’s hockey team scored twice in the final seven minutes to get the 3-1 win over the fourth-ranked UMD men’s hockey team to split the weekend series. Jackson Cates scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs, early in the third on the power play. That was the first power play…

Sunday UMD Basketball Games Against Winona State Canceled

Both UMD basketball games against Winona State on Sunday have been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Winona State program.

DULUTH, Minn. – UMD Athletics announced on Sunday afternoon that both basketball games against Winona State have been canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Winona State men’s basketball program. The UMD men were set to finish out their weekend series at home on Sunday against the Warriors, while the women were scheduled to play Sunday afternoon at Winona….

Noah Cates Scores in Overtime as UMD Men’s Hockey Tops St. Cloud State

Tanner Laderoute, Nick Swaney, Kobe Roth and Noah Cates all scored as the Bulldogs open the second half of the season with a road win over St. Cloud State.

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Captain Noah Cates scored two minutes into overtime to give the N0. 3 UMD men’s hockey team the 4-3 win over No. 6 St. Cloud State to open the second half of the season. UMD jumped out to an early lead but a five-minute major penalty gave St. Cloud a 3-2 lead after two. Kobe Roth…

UMD Basketball Teams Dominate Winona State in Season Openers

Drew Blair led the men with 27 points while Maesyn Thiesen led the women with 15 points as both UMD squads won their season openers.

DULUTH, Minn. – As the only returning starting from last season, sophomore Drew Blair dominated on Saturday afternoon, scoring 27 points as the UMD men’s basketball team topped Winona State 81-59 in their season opener. Blair went 6-9 from three and added five rebounds. Three freshmen had stellar UMD debuts: Austin Andrews finished with 17 points while Joshua Brown had…

Coaches Corner: Justin Wieck

For this week's segment, we catch up with the head coach of the UMD men's basketball team.

DULUTH, Minn. – For this week’s Coaches Corner, we chat with UMD men’s basketball head coach Justin Wieck as the Bulldogs get their season started. Among the topics discussed are what the roster will look like this upcoming season and how the team will handle playing games during a pandemic. Categories: Coaches Corner, College, Sports, University of Minnesota – Duluth

UMD Men’s Hockey Get Set for Second Half of the Season

The Bulldogs will open things up on the road against St. Cloud State, a team the Bulldogs did not get to face in the pod.

DULUTH, Minn. – With the new year comes the return of the UMD men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs are back to practicing at Amsoil Arena after spending the majority of the month in the NCHC pod in Omaha. The team says they are excited to return to a familiar place where they can get back to their old routines. “We…

UMD Women’s Hockey Series vs. Minnesota Postponed

The Bulldogs will now have to wait until January 15th for their next series at home against Ohio State.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD women’s hockey team announced on Thursday that their upcoming series against the University of Minnesota has been postponed. The Bulldogs were set to open the second half of their season this Monday and Tuesday down at Ridder Arena against the Golden Gophers, but they will be unable to meet the minimum number of players required…

UMD Basketball Teams Ready to Return to Action

The men will open things up at home Saturday against Winona State, while the women will face the Warriors on the road.

DULUTH, Minn. – After a delayed start to their season, the UMD basketball teams will be back in action beginning this weekend. For the women, it will be their first time playing since the pandemic cancelled the NCAA tournament before they even got to play their first round game. “We do have some unfinished business because of the whole way…

Former UMD Hockey Player Bob Bell Turns Hockey Sticks Into Walking Canes

If you would like to donate any or if you know someone who needs a walking cane, contact the Duluth Heritage Center.

DULUTH, Minn. – The old saying goes: if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Former UMD men’s hockey player Bob Bell loves hockey, just as much as he loves making things. So he decided to combine his two passions to help out others in the community. Many people who know Bell would consider…

UMD Men’s Hockey Announces Changes to Upcoming Schedule

The Bulldogs' games this upcoming weekend against St. Cloud State will no longer be a home-and-home series as both games will now take place at the Herb Brooks Arena.

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday, the NCHC announced changes that are being made to the second-half schedule, which impacts the UMD men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs’ games this upcoming weekend against St. Cloud State will no longer be a home-and-home series as both games will now take place at the Herb Brooks Arena. It will also be a Saturday-Sunday series rather…

UMD Women’s Soccer Team Continues Tradition of Sponsoring Local Families During Holiday Season

Even during the pandemic, the Bulldogs came through and brought Christmas joy to four different families.

DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the UMD women’s soccer team continued their annual partnership with the Duluth Salvation Army to sponsor families for the holidays. And even during the pandemic, the Bulldogs came through and brought Christmas joy to four different families. “It’s kind of like all of your hard work and wrapping all the gifts, the anticipation of it,…

UMD Men’s Hockey Bid Farewell to the NCHC Pod

The Bulldogs head into winter break and will be back in action New Year's Day against St. Cloud State.

OMAHA, Neb. – Monday, Baxter Arena hosted its 38th and final game for the NCHC pod and what a ride it was for the UMD men’s hockey team. The Bulldogs finished pod play with a 5-2-2 overall record, good enough for second place behind North Dakota. And after a rocky start of getting acclimated to all of the protocols, head…

UMD Women’s T&F Picked to Finish 5th in NSIC Poll; Men Come In at 6th

The U-Mary women and Minnesota State Mankato men earned the top spot in each poll.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – This week, the NSIC released their preseason coaches poll for indoor track and field. The UMD women’s team were picked to finish 5th for the second straight year. Senior Lundsay Maruska and junior Haleigh Reindl were the Bulldogs’ two athletes to watch. On the men’s side, they were slotted in the sixth spot. The NSIC named seniors…

UMD Men’s Hockey Falls Late to North Dakota in Bulldogs’ Final Game of NCHC Pod

Grant Mismash scored with 48 seconds remaining in regulation to give North Dakota the win in Saturday's top-5 battle. UMD leaves the Omaha pod with a 5-2-2 record.

OMAHA, Neb. – Grant Mismash scored with 48 seconds remaining in regulation to give No. 4 North Dakota the 2-1 win over the No. 3 UMD men’s hockey team on Saturday afternoon in the Bulldogs’ final game of the NCHC pod in Omaha. The game started off slow offensively, with North Dakota striking first late in the second period on…

Remembering UMD Football’s Thrilling 2010 National Championship Win

David Nadeau kicked the game-winning field goal to give the UMD football team their second-ever Division II national championship.

DULUTH, Minn. – On this day ten years ago, David Nadeau kicked the game-winning field goal to give the UMD football team the 20-17 win over Delta State to capture their second-ever Division II national championship. So let’s jump into the time machine and head back to Florence, AL to relive that magical moment, including comments from Nadeau, head coach…

UMD Men’s Hockey to Wrap Up Pod Play Against North Dakota

Puck drop for Saturday's game is set for 12:05 p.m.

DULUTH, Minn. – The UMD men’s hockey team have one more game left in the first half of their season and what better way to wrap up the NCHC pod than with a match-up against the top team in the country. The Bulldogs will play their final game in Omaha against rivals and top-ranked North Dakota. The last time these…

UMD Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish 4th in North Division; Drew Blair Named “Player to Watch”

UMD will open their season January 2nd at Romano Gym against Winona State.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Thursday, the NSIC released their preseason coaches poll for men’s basketball. UMD was picked to finish 4th in the North Division. Northern State was the top selection while Augustana was picked to win the South Division. Sophomore Drew Blair was chosen as a “Player to Watch” for this upcoming season. The Stevens Point native averaged just under…

UMD Men’s Hockey Settle for Tie vs. Omaha; Mavericks Earn Shootout Win

Senior winger Nick Swaney scored both goals for UMD, who gave up a two-goal lead going into the third period.

OMAHA, Neb. – In their second-to-last game in the NCHC pod, the UMD men’s hockey team settled for a 2-2 tie against Omaha. But the Mavericks would earn the shootout win to pick up the extra point in the NCHC standings. Senior winger Nick Swaney scored both goals for UMD, who gave up a two-goal lead going into the third…

WCHA Releases Second-Half Schedule; UMD Women to Open 2021 Against Minnesota

The Bulldogs will take on the Gophers in their first series of 2021.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Wednesday, the WCHA announced the schedule for the second half of the season. The UMD women’s hockey team will be back in action for a rare Monday-Tuesday series on January 4th and 5th against rivals Minnesota at Ridder Arena. The Bulldogs will be back at home the following week as they host Ohio State on the 15th…

UMD Women’s Basketball Picked to Finish First in North Division; Brooke Olson Named Preseason POTY

Junior forward Brooke Olson was named NSIC North Division Preseason Player of the Year after winning the top award last season as a sophomore.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – The UMD women’s basketball team have been picked to finish #1 in the North Division, according to the NSIC preseason coaches poll. Minnesota State was the top selection in the South Division as this season, the conference will only crown division champions. Junior forward Brooke Olson was named NSIC North Division Preseason Player of the Year after…

Minnesota Wilderness GM Dave Boitz Talks Watching Former Goalie Ryan Fanti at UMD

The Thunder Bay native spent two seasons between the pipes for the Minnesota Wilderness.

CLOQUET, Minn. – UMD sophomore goalie Ryan Fanti has been the breakout star of the NCHC pod. But did you know that before he ever suited up for the Bulldogs, he played junior hockey up in Cloquet? The Thunder Bay native spent two seasons between the pipes for the Minnesota Wilderness. In 75 games, Fanti had a goals against average…

Former UMD Captain Parker Mackay Retires from Pro Hockey

Mackay holds the record for most NCAA tournament games played by one player.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former UMD captain and two-time national champion Parker Mackay announced Tuesday that he retiring from professional hockey after two years. The 2019 Frozen Four’s Most Outstanding Player cited personal health concerns for the decision. After leading the bulldogs to their second straight national championship, The Irma, Alberta native signed with the Texas Stars. Mackay holds the record…

UMD Men’s Hockey Coach Scott Sandelin Says Fatigue Is Not An Excuse After First Loss of the Season

The Bulldogs will be back in action Wednesday against Omaha in their penultimate game of the pod.

DULUTH, Minn. – Monday, the UMD men’s hockey team are taking a well-deserved break following their first loss of the season Sunday against Colorado College. That game was the Bulldogs’ third in four days, leading some to question if UMD was showing signs of fatigue. But head coach Scott Sandelin quickly squashed that notion and made no excuses for his…

Colorado College Hands UMD Men’s Hockey First Loss of 2020 Season

Luke Loheit scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs with just over a minute left in regulation while Ryan Fanti made 23 saves.

OMAHA, Neb. – After five games in the past eight days, the No. 3 UMD men’s hockey team ran out of steam on Sunday afternoon, as Colorado College got the 4-1 win to hand the Bulldogs their first loss of the season. Luke Loheit scored the lone goal for the Bulldogs with just over a minute left in regulation. Hermantown’s…

UMD Men’s Hockey Stays Unbeaten With Top-10 Win Over Denver

Jackson Cates, Koby Bender, Jesse Jacques and Cole Koepke all scored while Ryan Fanti finished with 26 saves..

OMAHA, Neb. – The No. 3 UMD men’s hockey team continued to dominate in the NCHC pod, getting the 4-1 win over No. 9 Denver in a top-10 showdown to stay unbeaten. Jackson Cates, Koby Bender, Jesse Jacques and Cole Koepke all scored while Tanner Laderoute and Nick Swaney each recorded two assists. Ryan Fanti finished with 26 saves. UMD…

Hermantown Natives Koepke, Jacques Help UMD Men’s Hockey Stay Undefeated in the Pod

The two goals in regulation were scored by Hermantown natives Cole Koepke and Jesse Jacques.

OMAHA, Neb. – Last night, the UMD men’s hockey team stayed undefeated in the Omaha pod as they picked up the shootout win over top-ranked North Dakota. The two goals in regulation were scored by Hermantown natives Cole Koepke and Jesse Jacques. Head coach Scott Sandelin spoke after the game about the former Hawks, especially what he wants to see…