Monday, December 27, 2010

PTP Player of the Week

Jenna Lundon (Jr., Guard) from Waubun High School has earned Pine to
Prairie Girls Basketball Player of the Week honors for the week of
December 20th. Jenna played an important role in her team’s two victories
last week. Lundon led her team with a triple double against Norman County
West. She scored 20 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and had 10 steals in the
65-42 win. Lundon followed that effort up with a 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4
assists and 7 steals effort as the Bombers defeated Ada-Borup. The
Bombers are currently undefeated with a 6-0 record for the season.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Evje, George and Carlin Earn Pine To Prairie Conference

Tara Evje (Jr., Forward) from Fosston High School has been chosen as the Pine to Prairie Girls Basketball Player of the Week. Tyler George (Jr., Guard) from Bagley High School and Garrett Carlin (Sr., Forward) from Fosston High School have selected as the Pine to Prairie Boys Basketball Players of the Week.

Tara had 22 points and 6 rebounds in an exciting win over Lake Park-Audubon. She scored the winning basket with 9 seconds left in the game. Evje added 19 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Fertile-Beltrami. In the Fosston Holiday Tournament, Tara had 25 points and 23 rebounds while hitting the game winning shot against Roseau with 8 seconds remaining. For the past three games, Tara has averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds per game. Tara also earned a Pine to Prairie Conference Volleyball Player of
the Week award during the fall season.

Tyler George led the Flyers to a 3-0 record last week with wins over Waubun, Clearbrook-Gonvick and Mahnomen. Tyler was instrumental in the team’s success with his scoring and defense. Tyler has scored very consistently this season. He is averaging 22 points per game with his lowest point total being 21 points so far this season in 4

Garrett Carlin averaged 20 points per game, 9.5 rebound, 3 assist, 2 steals and 1.5 blocks in two games during the past week. Garrett led the Greyhounds to wins over Lake Park- Audubon and Fertile-Beltrami.
Other outstanding conference performers for last week include: Bailee Bartunek – Fr., Center from Lake ParkAudubon, Alex Wentzel – Jr., Forward from Climax-Fisher,Tanner Grunewald – Sr., Guard from Ada-Borup, and Mark Goss – Sr., Guard from Fosston.

Lynx to Tip-Off 13th Season at Target Center on Sunday, June 5 vs. Los Angeles Sparks

Lynx Open 2011 Season on the Road at Los Angeles on Friday, June 3

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team's schedule for the 2011 season. The Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks will tip-off the WNBA's 15th season on Friday, June 3 in Los Angeles at 9:30 p.m. The same two teams will meet two nights later on Sunday, June 5 at 2:30 p.m. as the Lynx open their 13th season of basketball at Target Center. The 2011 WNBA campaign consists of 34 regular-season contests (17 home/17 away) from June 3 through September 11.

The Lynx will play Western Conference teams Los Angeles (three times at home, two on the road) and Phoenix (three times on the road, two at home) five times each, and San Antonio, Seattle and Tulsa four times apiece, twice at home and twice on the road. Minnesota will play each Eastern Conference team (Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut, Indiana, New York and Washington) twice, once at home and on the road. Minnesota's 2011 schedule features a national television appearance on Tuesday, August 2 vs. Phoenix.

Minnesota's 17-game home schedule features 10 weekend dates (4 - Friday, 3 - Saturday, 3 - Sunday) as well as four Tuesday games, one Wednesday matchup and two Thursday evening contests. For the ninth straight year, Minnesota will host one weekday afternoon game, a noon tipoff against the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday, July 13.

Highlights of the home portion of Minnesota's schedule also includes: 2010 Regular Season and Finals MVP Lauren Jackson and the 2010 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm will make two visits to Target Center (Saturday, July 16 and Friday, July 29); Candace Parker's Los Angeles Sparks will travel to Target Center Sunday, June 5, Tuesday, July 26 and Saturday, August 20; Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury will make two appearances in Minneapolis (Wednesday, July 13 and Tuesday, August 2); Janel McCarville's New York Liberty take on the Lynx at Target Center on Friday, September 2.

Minnesota plays consecutive games at home five times during the 2011 season, including a stretch of four of five at Target Center beginning with a Tuesday, July 26 contest vs. Los Angeles and ending with a Thursday, August 4 game vs. San Antonio. Following that, the Lynx will begin a stretch of three consecutive games on the road (August 7 at Los Angeles, August 9 at Phoenix and August 12 at Chicago). Minnesota's regular season home finale will be on Thursday, September 8 v s. Chicago. The Lynx have only one back-to-back set this year, when they play at Indiana on Friday, July 15 before playing Seattle at home on Saturday, July 16.

Season and group tickets for the 2011 season are now on sale. For information on ticket packages, call 612-673-8400, e-mail, or visit the Lynx website at

Monday, December 20, 2010


The Pine-To-Prairie Wrestling Tournament will be held at the Fertile-Beltrami High School Gymnasium on Saturday, January 8, 2011.

The following teams will be participating: EGF/Sacred Heart, Fertile-Beltrami, Fosston-Bagley, United Clay Becker, Red Lake Co. Central, Moorhead, and West Marshall.

Referees: Brian Bakke, Matt Lessard, and Bruce Murphy

Weigh-in time is 9:00 a.m. and will begin seeding promptly at 9:30 a.m. so wrestling can start at 11:00 a.m.

Jr. High/B-Squad will begin at 9:30 A.M.

Six places will be scored, with medals given to the top five individuals at each weight. The top two teams will receive a trophy. Along with the cheerleaders Jump Award, we will also be presenting a “Pinners” and “MVP” trophy.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Elite Baseball Academy

The Elite Baseball Academy has space available in their Pitcher & Catcher Camp this weekend in Oregon WI. TO REGISTER AS A WALK UP, EMAIL them your information asap to reserve a spot in the camp. You can also REGISTER ONLINE through Thursday night – DO NOT MAIL YOUR FORM; we will not receive it in time to reserve your spot.

Sunday, December 19 – Oregon, WI – Pitcher & Catcher Professional Skills Camp – 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM - Grades 5-12.

All the registration information for our online registration and each registration form are posted on our website:

Help take your skills to the next level as you improve your game with our professional instruction in these valuable off-season opportunities! We are DEDICATED TO YOUR PREPARATION in becoming the best player you can be! We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming camps!

All Registration Information Will Be Posted Soon – Check their website!

Ripon College – Ripon, WI

Pittsburgh-Area, PA
Sunday, January 16 – “Energy Transfer” Professional Hitting Camp

Fergus Falls- Area -- Underwood, MN
Saturday, January 29 – Catcher & Infield Professional Skills Camp
Saturday, January 29 – “Energy Transfer” Professional Hitting Camp

Willmar, MN
Sunday, January 30, – “Energy Transfer” Professional Hitting Camp

Check the EBA website for more details at

Timberwolves Will Host Prep Hoops Powerhouses in 15th Annual Timberwolves Shootout

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the 15th annual Timberwolves Shootout will be held at Target Center on Saturday, Jan. 8. The Shootout will feature four of Minnesota's top boys basketball programs along with four elite entries from outside of the state.

2011 Timberwolves Shootout Schedule
1:00 p.m. Viborg (SD) vs. Roseville
3:00 p.m. Onalaska (WI) vs. Benilde-St. Margaret's
5:00 p.m. Cedar Rapids Washington (IA) vs. Chaska
7:00 p.m. Linn-Mar (IA) vs. Apple Valley

Knudsvig and Henrickson Selected as Pine to Prairie Basketball Players of the Week

Andi Knudsvig (Jr. Guard) from Lake Park-Audubon High School and Neil Henrickson (So., Guard) from Ulen-Hitterdal High School have been selected as the Pine to Prairie Girls and Boys Basketball Players of the week.

Andi scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a 51-36 win over Mahnomen. She also went 10-12 from the foul line for the game. Knudsvig followed that effort up with a 26 point and 6 rebound performance against Northern Cass. She went a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line in that contest.

Neil Averaged 18 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in leading Ulen-Hitterdal to a 2-0 record for the week. He went 16-17 from the free throw line as Neil and his team defeated Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton by a score of 47-36 and edged the Bagley Flyers 65-60.

Other outstanding conference performers for the week in girls basketball include Kari Skersick from Bagley High School and Jenna Lundon from Waubun High School. Notable boys basketball performances were turned in by Garrett Carlin and Kyle Arneson, both from Fosston High School and Tyler George from Bagley High School.

The Pine to Prairie Basketball Players of the Week are nominated and selected by the conference coaches and athletic directors

Monday, December 13, 2010

North Dakota State Men's Basketball Player Taylor Baxter to Transfer

FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State men's basketball coach Saul Phillips announced today that guard Taylor Baxter will transfer at semester break.

Baxter, a 6-foot-5 freshman out of Fieldcrest High School in Minonk, Ill., said he will attend Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Loras is an NCAA Division III athletics program.

"Taylor's efforts through the first half of the season are appreciated," Phillips said. "He badly wanted to be closer to home and I support him in that decision."

Baxter signed a National Letter of Intent with NDSU on April 26. He did not play in any of NDSU's nine regular-season games but did participate in two exhibition games.

North Dakota State (6-3) is scheduled to host UC Davis at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bison Sports Arena. The Aggies are at UCLA tonight.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


For the Dragons, this game is an opportunity to build on their current five-game win streak and possibly move to 3-0 in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.

Leading the Golden Eagles is a solid starting five and are led by Jamie Zelinsky and Bri Zabel. Zelinsky leads the Golden Eagles in scoring with 17.5 points per game and Zabel ranks second with 15.7 points per game.

Bri Zabel is the older sister of Dragon freshman, Morgan Zabel. The Zabel siblings played together at Northfield High School (Minn.) for one year, but this game will be the first time the two have had to share the floor wearing different jerseys.

Head Coach Karla Nelson said, “UMC has such a balanced lineup and that's what makes them so tough.”

Four starters for Minnesota-Crookston are averaging double digits, while only two MSU Moorhead starters, Angie Jetvig (21.3 ppg) and Betsy Dickson (11.0 ppg), can claim the same.

Jetvig is coming off her career high matching 25 point performance against Dickinson State University (N.D.) last Tuesday, and Dickson tallied her career high 17 points against Minnesota Duluth.

Much like the women's contest, the men's game also has a pair of former teammates facing off. The Dragon's Tarell Clark and the Golden Eagle's Larry Brown played together their freshman year at Western Nebraska.

Brown is tied for second with 12.8 points per game for Minnesota-Crookston along with senior Adam Hendricks. Leading the Golden Eagles in both scoring (14.3 ppg) and rebounding (4.3 per game) is Utah Valley State transfer Eric Dearden.

All five starters for the Dragon are averaging double digits. Junior Dennis Williamson leads the Dragons with 14.7 ppg, a close second is junior Jake Driscoll with 14.0 and Clark is third with 12.7.

Both men's teams are 4-2 on the season, but the Dragons have a one game advantage in the NSIC standings after beating Bemidji State last Friday. The Golden Eagles are still unbeaten however at home and are still searching for their first NSIC victory.

The Dragon women lead the all-time series record over the Golden Eagles, 23-2. Last season MSUM swept UMC extending the winning streak to 13 over the Golden Eagles.

The MSUM men also lead the all-time series, 23-8. The Dragons took both contests last season but split in the season prior to have three-game winning streak against the Golden Eagles.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

26 Dragons Named to Fall Academic All-Conference Team

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference announced its All-Academic Teams for the 2010 fall athletic season on Wednesday. The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragon fall sports had 26 athletes featured on this list.

To be eligible for this honor, the student-athlete must be a member of the varsity traveling team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Furthermore, the athlete must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at her/his institution (true freshmen, red-shirt freshmen and ineligible athletic transfers are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at that institution.

The Dragon soccer team had 11 athletes on the list which was the highest among all conference teams. The cross country, football and volleyball teams each had five athletes on the list.

The soccer team's honorees included Katherine Adams, Abby Kettler, Laura Kohtala, Cody Krieg, Aimee Laurencelle, Shiree Lindholm, Shenae Morical, Katelin Roos, Rachel Thompson, Tricia Vanyo and Alison Wanner.

Cross Country selections are Kristina Anderson, Erik Hanson, Danielle Thompson, Kaeley Troyer and Anna VanWechel.

Tyler Hewson, Jeff Schuette, Matt Taffe, Robert Wilhelm and Barik Williams highlighted the football selections.

The Dragon volleyball All-Academic winners include: Heidi Lensing, Katy Ness, Anna Olson, Leigh Splittstoesser and Laura Tvrdik.

Erv Inniger to be Recognized Prior to NDSU-UND Men's Basketball Game

FARGO, N.D. - North Dakota State University will recognize the contributions of longtime coach and administrator Erv Inniger prior to Saturday's 7 p.m. NDSU-UND men's basketball game at the Fargodome.

Inniger, in his 33rd year at the university, will retire Jan. 18. He has been an associate and senior associate athletic director since 1992 after spending 14 seasons as the head men's basketball coach.

Over the past 18 years, Inniger has raised scholarship endowments from $356,000 to over $10.5 million, and Bison Athletics currently has 120 scholarship endowments.

He served two terms on the Fargo City Commission and played a major role in developing facilities such as the Ellig Sports Complex and Newman Outdoor Field on the NDSU campus that have benefited both the university and the community. He is currently working toward the Bison Sports Arena renovation project estimated at $32 million.

Inducted into the Bison Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001, Inniger is the winningest men's basketball coach in school history. He guided NDSU to a 244-150 record from 1978 to 1992 including one North Central Conference title in 1981.

He coached two 20-win teams and racked up 13 consecutive winning seasons from 1978 to 1991, including runner-up finishes in 1980, 1985 and 1987. The 1981 team finished third at the NCAA Division II regional, and the 1983 team advanced to the NCAA regional title game.

Inniger recruited and/or coached eight Bison Athletic Hall of Famers - Jeff Askew, Lance Berwald, Mike Driscoll, Brady Lipp, Joe Regnier, David Ryles, Dr. Paul Shogren, and Dan Wilberscheid.

A native of Berne, Ind., Inniger was a standout performer in high school, where his teams went 67-12 over three regular seasons. He was a member of the 1988 Indiana silver anniversary All-Star Team as selected by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

He played at Indiana University in the mid-1960s, where he was captain of the Hoosier team that won the 1967 Big Ten championship and was also a standout pitcher on the baseball diamond.

He went on to play two years in the American Basketball Association with the Minnesota Muskies and Miami Floridians before joining the coaching ranks. He spent four seasons at Golden Valley Lutheran Junior College and five seasons at Augsburg College before coming to NDSU. He had a career record of 409-224.

Erv and his wife Linda have two sons and five grandsons. One son, Bart, was captain of the 1991-92 Bison basketball team, and the other, Brett, played college ball at Concordia in Moorhead.

A formal event in recognition of Inniger's accomplishments is being planned for Friday, April 15.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Erin Fowle Invited to Represent USA Athletes International in 2011 Curacao Friendship Series

(Crookston, Minn.) – The University of Minnesota, Crookston’s Women’s Softball program announced today that Erin Fowle (P, 5-8, So, Winnipeg, Manitoba) has been selected by USA Athletes International to play in the 2011 Curacao Friendship Series on the island of Curacao from June 6- June 13, 2011. The team will play five games and have the opportunity to take part in several educational experiences during the event.

“This is a great opportunity for Erin to showcase her talents on an international stage,” says Head Coach Mitch Bakken. “As a freshman last season, she was one of our top pitchers and hitters. With another season at the Division II level under her belt, I think she will not only be able to compete, but be very successful in the five games the team plays in Curacao.”

Each player has to raise funds to pay for the cost of the trip. If you would like to help sponsor Erin, please contact Coach Bakken at 218-281-8414 or Donations can also be mailed to Erin Fowle, c/o Golden Eagle Softball, 2900 University Ave., Crookston, MN 56716.

USA Athletes International, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving amateur athletes and coaches the opportunity to participate in international Olympic-style sporting events throughout the world, while also allowing them to broaden their educational and cultural knowledge of the world through the experience. For more information on USA Athletes International, visit their website at

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at

The University of Minnesota, Crookston is an NCAA Division II Institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). The Golden Eagle Equestrian team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA).

WCHA names Bakala Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Madison, Wis. -- Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (WCHA) officials
today announced that Bemidji State University goaltender Dan Bakala
(Jr., Calgary, Alberta) has been selected WCHA Co-Defensive Player of
the Week after leading the Beavers to a sweep of then-No. 4 University
of Nebraska Omaha.

Bakala, a native Calgary, Alberta, was the backbone of a BSU defense
that held a nationally-ranked Nebraska Omaha offensive attack, averaging
more than four goals per game, to a single goal on the weekend, while
BSU posted its first WCHA series sweep. Bakala stopped 64-of-65
Maverick shots on, while allowing just one goal and finished the weekend
with a 0.50 goals against average and .985 save percentage. He improved
to 4-4-0 on the season.

In addition, Bakala served as the last line of defense on a BSU
penalty-kill unit that held UNO’s power-play unit scoreless on nine
man advantage opportunities (0-for-9).

Friday, the junior turned away 26 shots for his second consecutive and
fifth career shutout, 3-0, before making a career-best 39 saves Saturday
en route to leading the Beavers to a 3-1 victory. Saturday’s
first-period goal by UNO snapped a 134:09 shutout streak by Bakala that
stretched back to Nov. 12.

The WCHA honor is a first for Bakala, while it stands as the second for
a member of the BSU men’s hockey team during its inaugural season in
the league. He follows sophomore Jordan George (F, Madison, Wis.) who
garnered individual honors Nov. 9 following a series at St. Cloud State

BSU, 5-8-1 overall and 4-7-1 in WCHA play, is back on the road Dec.
10-11 to close out the first half of the season with a trip to Madison,
Wis. to battle the University of Wisconsin. The Beavers and Badgers are
set for a 7:07 p.m. opening face-off from the Kohl Center Friday and

Monday, December 6, 2010

Coffee with Karla - MSUM Women's BB Coach

During the 2010-11 season, Head Coach Karla Nelson will host Coffee with Karla at Moxie Java in Moorhead.

Coffee with Karla is a social hour over coffee where fans and supporters are welcome to come chat, ask questions and listen to Coach Nelson’s plans for the women’s basketball program. The dates for this season’s Coffee with Karla are Dec. 8, Jan. 11 and Feb. 8 (and a date in March TBD). Each time will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be held at Moxie Java in Moorhead, Minn. (115 4th St. S). Limited refreshments will be available.

The Dragons are currently 4-1 on the year and 2-0 in the NSIC. They will host Dickinson State (N.D.) on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. before returning to conference play on Saturday in Crookston. The game at UMC will begin at 2 p.m.

NDSU/UND Men's Basketball Saturday

North Dakota State (5-3) returns to non-conference action against longtime Division II rival North Dakota (3-5) at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Fargodome (10,000). It will be the first meeting between the teams since February 2004. There will be a halftime performance by the F-M Acro Team.
Tickets for Saturday's game are on sale at and at the Bison Sports Arena ticket office. Reserved sideline seats are $15 and reserved endline seats are $10. For more information, call the Bison Ticket Office toll free at (888) 231-NDSU.

This will be the 283rd meeting in the series between North Dakota State and North Dakota, which is the most played series in both schools' history. UND has a 156-126 lead in the series dating back to 1904-05. The teams have not met since UND's 76-73 overtime win in Grand Forks on Feb. 7, 2004. The teams split home-and-home series four straight seasons from 2000-01 to 2003-04 and the split the last 10 meetings in Fargo.

AT THE FARGODOME: NDSU and UND are returning to the Fargodome for the first time since December 1999 when the teams each won two games in the Dakota Magic Classic against Montana State Billings and Florida Tech. UND has a 5-0 record in the Fargodome including wins over Minnesota State Mankato, Northern Colorado and Morningside in the 1994 North Central Conference tournament. NDSU is 2-1 in the dome including a first-round loss to Morningside in the 1994 NCC tournament.

Friday, December 3, 2010

UMC Teambackers to Host Coaches Luncheon on Friday, December 10

(Crookston, Minn.)- The UMC Teambackers will hold a Golden Eagle coaches luncheon on Friday, December 10 at the Crookston Eagles Club. Lunch will be served and coaches will give updates on their seasons to date, along with outlooks on their upcoming games. Selected student-athletes will speak about their season, upcoming games and opponents. On Saturday, December 11, the Golden Eagle Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams will host MSU Moorhead in NSIC action. Game times are set for 2 p.m. for the women and 4 p.m. for the men at Lysaker Gymnasium.

The luncheon begins at noon and runs approximately one hour. The cost is $7.00. Everyone is invited to attend this event.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Bemidji State Teddy Bear Toss to be held Dec. 4

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host its annual Teddy Bear Toss Saturday in conjunction with its hat and mitten drive at all BSU athletic events Dec. 3-4.

Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears or other stuffed animals, preferably new but used in good condition will also be accepted, wrapped in a clear plastic bag, to the men’s and women’s hockey games Saturday. When the Beavers score their first goal of each game, those in attendance will have an opportunity to toss their teddy bear and/or stuffed animal donation(s) onto the ice. The items collected will go directly to Bemidji Law Enforcement officials and will be distributed to children in the Bemidji area this holiday season.

Bemidji State athletics faithful are also encouraged to bring winter hats, mittens, gloves and/or other cold weather gear to contribute to at the main gate as they enter men’s or women’s hockey games at the Bemidji Regional Event Center or the BSU Gymnasium for the men’s and women’s basketball games this weekend. Items collected will be directed to the St. Phillip’s Catholic Church Outreach Program and disseminated to families in need this holiday season.

MSUM Cheer Camps

MOORHEAD, Minn. - The Minnesota State University Moorhead Dragon cheer team will be hosting two mini-camps in the coming months for youth in the Fargo/Moorhead area. The dates are Jan. 22 and Feb. 12.

The mini-camps are a chance for FM area youth to interact with and cheer for the Dragons. Each date includes a camp from 1-5 p.m. and a performance at the halftime of a Dragon women's basketball game (same date as camps).

The cost to attend is $35 for one camp and $60 for both camps. If your child is a member of Scorch's Kids Club, you can attend this camp for $25 or both camps for $40.

Click here for registration & information

UND Athletics I Phone App

UND athletics launches iPhone, iPod mobile solution

UND sports are now available on the iPhoneTM platform

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The University of North Dakota athletics department and leading technology service provider NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN) today announced the launch of UND's new mobile solution for the Apple iPhone(tm).

Powered by NeuLion technology, the app gives fans access to a complete repository of video that includes various highlight packages, interviews and more which users can share with friends on Facebook and Twitter. The University of North Dakota's iPhone(tm) solution has been specifically designed and developed with a suite of video, audio, statistics, content and more, all in one convenient app.

Additional features include: Field Tracker, featuring a visual representation of important events, sort by specific stats, preferred team, or player stats and personalized features based on user-defined settings.

"This app continues our goal of providing content through a variety of channels as our fans change the way they follow UND athletics," said Matt Schill, new media editor for UND athletics. "It provides news, live stats, videos and other features directly to the users' handheld device."

UND will continue to develop its use of the app, Schill said, and hopes to deliver live streaming audio and video in the near future.

With an emphasis on ease of use and access to content anywhere at any time, UND athletics and NeuLion continue to focus on providing the ultimate destination for Fighting Sioux fans on-the-go.

"With NeuLion's platform, we can take video one time and stream to many different consumer devices. Our mobile solution brings the exact same PC viewing experience to mobile. The look is sleek and seamless. All of the features and functionality are the same. Our platform is able to synchronize all the video that is distributed to both the PC and mobile consumer," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President of NeuLion.

The University of North Dakota iPhone(tm) app can be downloaded at

The premium video app can be downloaded at

Monday, November 29, 2010


During the 2010-11 season, MSU-Moorhead Head Men's Basketball Coach Chad Walthall will be hosting "Wings with Walthall", a social hour at Buffalo Wild Wings (Moorhead) where fans and supporters are welcome to come chat, ask questions and listen to Coach walthall's plans for the men's basketball program. The dates for this season's Wings with Walthall are Dec. 1, Jan. 5 and Feb. 2(and a date in March TBD). Coach Walthall and other staff members form men's basketball will be at BWW in Moorhead, Minn. (2201 2nd Ave. N.) at 7 p.m. each date. Limited appetizers will be available.

Gratzek, Prelvitz Earn First Team All-MVFC, Seven Bison Named Overall

ST. LOUIS, Mo.--Defensive tackle Matthew Gratzek and punter John Prelvitz were named first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference, while seven North Dakota State University student-athletes earned postseason conference honors. Gratzek was second in balloting for the MVFC Defensive Player of the Year. The all-conference team was selected by the head coaches, sports information directors and media, and announced Monday.

Defensive end Coulter Boyer, running back D.J. McNorton and offensive guard Paul Cornick were second-team picks, while cornerback Marcus Williams and wide receiver Warren Holloway were honorable mention.

North Dakota State (8-4) is scheduled to play at Big Sky champion Montana State (9-2) at 1:07 p.m. (Central) Saturday, Dec. 4, at Bobcat Stadium in Bozeman in the second round of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs.

Western Illinois quarterback Matt Barr, a Walter Payton Award finalist, has been named the Missouri Valley Football Offensive Player of the Year. Barr led the league in pass efficiency, total offense, passing yards, passing TDs and touchdowns accounted for.

Meanwhile, for just the second time in league history a pair of Leathernecks share the league's top honors as linebacker Kyle Glazier has been tabbed as the league's Defensive Player of the Year. A finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, Glazier led the league in tackles and spent several weeks leading the nation in tackles. They are the first pair of teammates to share the league's top honors in the same year since 2007, and are just the second pair of Western teammates to earn Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors in the same season (the other was during 2000 when RB Charles Tharp and LB Edgerton Hartwell accomplished the feat).

Indiana State head coach Trent Miles, a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award, is the first Sycamore to win the league's top coaching honor in the league's 26-year history as ISU was 6-5 and tied for third place. ISU entered 2010 having won just two of its past 64 games.

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Jetvig Earns NSIC Player of the Week Honors

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota State University Moorhead junior forward Angie Jetvig was named Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.

Jetvig posted career highs in both points (25) and rebounds (16) as she led the Dragons to 98-72 victory over Mayville State. Jetvig went four of six from three point range and eleven of twelve from the free throw line in the game. Her route to career highs began with a first half double-double with eighteen points and ten rebounds. Jetvig also posted one blocked shot. This is Jetvig's second double-double of the season, but vastly improved on her 15 points and 10 rebounds against Southern Indiana and 22 points and 8 rebounds in the win over Queens at the Grand Canyon/Crowne Plaza Tournament in Phoenix, A.Z.

The Dragons will begin NSIC play on Dec. 3 at Bemidji State University and their next home contest is Dec. 7 against the Blue Hawks from Dickinson State (N.D.) at 6 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

BSU and BREC announce ticket specials for men’s hockey Nov. 26-27

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji State University, BSU men’s hockey and the Bemidji Regional Event Center have announced several ticket specials for this weekend’s nonconference series with Northern Michigan University.
In an effort to help restock the Bemidji Community Food Shelf this holiday season, BSU and the BREC will discount single-game tickets for Friday or Saturday $5 to all Beaver hockey fans that donate a non-perishable food item at the BREC box office a the time of ticket purchase. The Bemidji Community Food Shelf provides emergency food to Beltrami County families and/or individuals who have short term, emergency food needs.

In addition, high school or college students that present a valid school/university ID at the box office at the time of purchase will be eligible to purchase a $5 ticket to sit in the Bemidji State student section either evening.

Finally, Saturday, Nov. 27 is Bemidji Youth Hockey Night at the BREC. Area youth hockey players wearing their team jerseys can purchase single-game tickets for just $12. The youth are also invited to bring their skates to “Skate with the Beavers” immediately following the game.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UND has six selections to All-Great West team

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - University of North Dakota senior outside linebacker Ryan Kasowski has been named to the 2010 All-Great West Conference first team, one of six Fighting Sioux who earned all-conference honors in vote of the league's coaches.

It was the second straight first-team selection for Kasowski, a Grand Forks, N.D., native who appeared in all 11 games and recorded 48 tackles (29 solo), seven tackles-for-loss, three sacks and two quarterback hurries in 2010.

UND's five other All-GWC selections were all named to the second team, including: defensive lineman Ty Boyle (Sr., International Falls, Minn.), wide receiver Greg Hardin (RFr., Bellevue, Neb.), inside linebacker Dan Hendrickson (Jr., Minot, N.D.), running back Josh Murray (Jr., Pepin, Wis.) and defensive back Joel Schwenzfeier (Sr., Hallock, Minn.).

Boyle recorded a career-high 38 tackles (16 solo) in 11 games in 2010, adding 3.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack, one interception, two quarterback hurries and two pass breakups. He recently accepted an invitation to play in the FCS Senior Scout Bowl next month in Hillburn, N.Y.

Hardin enjoyed a spectacular freshman season, leading the Sioux in receptions (41), receiving yards (736), touchdown receptions (nine) and total touchdowns (10). He recorded three 100-yard receiving games, including the two biggest single-game freshman totals in Sioux history: 177 yards vs. Northwestern State (Sept. 25) and 171 yards at Southern Illinois (Sept. 11).

In his first year as a starter, Hendrickson led the Sioux in tackles (78) and solo tackles (24), tied for the team lead with eight tackles-for-loss and tied for second with 3.5 sacks. He also registered two pass breakups and two quarterback hurries.

Murray appeared in 11 games, starting nine, and led the Sioux with 1,165 all-purpose yards. He ran for a team-leading 670 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry, and added 32 receptions for 237 yards, both of which ranked second on the team.

Schwenzfeier tied for the Great West Conference lead with four interceptions and finished his career tied for eighth all-time at UND with 11. A third-year starter at strong safety in 2010, Schwenzfeier also recorded 42 tackles (24) solo, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, three pass breakups and one blocked punt.

An additional five Sioux were named All-GWC honorable mention: defensive back Kris Ankenbauer (Sr., Murphy, Texas), defensive lineman Ross Brenneman (So., Omaha, Neb.), punter Brett Cameron (So., Winnipeg, Manitoba), outside linebacker Ross Cochran (Sr., Kenosha, Wis.) and offensive lineman Keith Queoff (Sr., Milwaukee, Wis.).

Abby Cleveland Signs National Letter of Intent with UMC

Crookston, Minn.)- University of Minnesota, Crookston head women's volleyball coach Lee Anderson announced today the signing of Abby Cleveland to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Golden Eagles
in 2011.

Cleveland is a 6-0, middle hitter, from Andover High School in the North West Suburban Conference. She was a section champion and state participant in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She was named the team's rookie of the year and was selected as an All-State Academic Award winner.

"Abby is a physical middle hitter who is excellent on the slide approach. She comes from an outstanding high school program with a winning tradition and that experience will serve her well at UMC," says Coach Anderson. "We are very excited that Abby decided to pursue her goals as a member of the Golden Eagle Volleyball family."

Cleveland plans to major in criminal justice at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. She is the daughter of Tom and Diane Cleveland.

Monday, November 22, 2010

MSU-M Dragons Men's BB schedule

MOORHEAD, Minn. - The Minnesota State University Moorhead men's basketball team (2-0) will travel across the street to their cross town rival Concordia Cobbers (Minn.) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. It will mark the first time in Head Coach Chad Walthall's career that he will face off against his alma mater.

The Dragons lead the all-time series 99-80. The Cobbers took the 2009 meeting on a last second shot 54-53.

In the first half, the Dragons managed to gain the lead twice but neither squad jumped out to more than a two possession lead. After a quick Cobber run towards the end of the half, sophomore Andrew VanHavermaet made his first three point shot of the game to end the Cobbers momentum at halftime and the Dragons cut the lead down to three.

VanHavermaet stepped up in the second half, going 4-5 from beyond the arc in an effort to rally his team. After a jump shot by sophomore Jake Driscoll that tied the game with 7:33 left to play, the lead switched hands eight more times with no lead going past one possession. The Dragons took the lead on a pair of Driscoll free throws but a last second shot by Cobbers junior forward John Fraase gave the lead back to Concordia. The Cobbers would hold on after a jump ball with 1.3 seconds left. The scoreboard final was 54-53.

The Dragons will return to Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse on Sun., Nov. 28 to host Gustavus Adolphus at 4 p.m.

UMC Men's Basketball schedule

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Men’s Basketball team returns to action on Tuesday, November 23 and Saturday, November 27. The Golden Eagles will travel to Mayville State University on Tuesday and host Cross Roads College in their home opener on Saturday. Tip-offs will take place at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.

Golden Eagles @ Mayville State University Tuesday, November 23rd at 7 p.m.

The Comets have an overall record of 3-1 after dropping a 77-73 decision at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Friday evening. Going into their game against the Dragons, Mayville State University was led by Shavonte Samuels who was averaging 23.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Wiley Jiles was averaging 14.7 points and seven rebounds per game. Ross Aman was averaging 11.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game while Adam Edwards was averaging 10.7 points per game.

Golden Eagles vs. Cross Roads College Saturday, November 27th 2 p.m.

The Knights have an overall record of 2-4 after dropping an 82-54 decision at Ashford University on Tuesday. No other information is available.

UMC Women's Basketball schedule

(Crookston, Minn.)- The University of Minnesota, Crookston Women’s
Basketball team travels to warmer climates this week as they play Barry
University in Miami, Fla. The non-conference game with the Buccaneers is
scheduled for Wednesday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Barry University is 2-2 on the season. The Buccaneers are led by Shanna
Suttington who is averaging 13 points/game through the first four games.
She also leads the team in assists and steals. Nadia Tijani leads the
team in boards with 26 and in turnovers with 10.

The Golden Eagles open the NSIC season on Friday, December 3 when the
team travels to Duluth to play the Bulldogs. Tip-off is scheduled for
6:00 p.m.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three Wolves Players Featured On 2011 All-Star Ballot

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The 2011 NBA All-Star Ballot was unveiled today during a special tip-off event in Los Angeles, the Official Host City of NBA All-Star 2011. Michael Beasley, Corey Brewer and Kevin Love will represent the Timberwolves on the ballot as fans worldwide have the opportunity to vote for their favorite players as starters for the 60th NBA All-Star Game. The 2011 NBA All-Star Game, which will air live on TNT and ESPN Radio in the U.S., and reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages, will be played at STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011.

Beasley currently ranks 15th in the NBA in scoring at 22.0 points per game and has topped 25 points in each of his last five outings, the first such streak by a Wolves player in over a decade. He poured in a career-best 42 at Sacramento on Nov. 10, becoming the youngest player in franchise history with a 40-point game, and has surpassed 30 three times this season. Last night, Beasle y capped a 33-point night with the game-winning jumper from the elbow in the closing seconds.

Brewer has now scored in double figures in eight of his last nine games, averaging 11.6 points per game over that span. He's also swiped at least two steals in five of the last six games (10 of 13 on the season) and ranks seventh in the league at 2.15 thefts per game. A candidate for the league's Most Improved Award last season, Brewer more than doubled his previous career scoring average by tallying 13.0 points per game in his third season, and also established a new club record by hitting at least one three-pointer in 33 consecutive games.

Love is the league's leading rebounder at 14.3 boards per game and his nine double-doubles on the season trail only the Lakers' Pau Gasol (10). Love tallied career highs of 31 points and a franchise-record 31 rebounds in the Nov. 12 win over New York, becoming just the 19th player in league history to record a 30/30 game and the first since Moses Malone in 1982. Three days earlier, Love posted 23 points, 24 rebounds and five assists in a narrow defeat to the Lakers to become the youngest player with a 20/20/5 game since Shaquille O'Neal in 1993.

Beasley, Brewer and Love are all looking for their first NBA All-Star Game appearance.

Balloting for Wolves fans starts in-arena tomorrow night when the Wolves host the Los Angeles Lakers at 7 p.m. Fans can cast their votes at each NBA arena; in 20 languages on; and through mobile phones by texting the player's last nam e to 6-9-6-2-2 ("MYNBA") or by visiting on any wireless carrier. Balloting will conclude Jan. 23, with the starters announced live on TNT on Jan. 27 during a special one-hour pregame show at 7 pm ET featuring Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith.

The NBA All-Star ballot lists 120 players – 60 each from the Eastern and Western conferences – with 24 guards, 24 forwards, and 12 centers from each conference comprising the list. Voters select two guards, two forwards and one center from each conference. The 120 players on the ballot were selected by a panel of media who regularly cover the NBA: J.A. Adande (, Marv Albert (TNT), Art Garcia ( Marc Spears (Yahoo! Sports), Doug Smith (The Toronto Star) and Ian Thomsen (Sports Illustrated).

NBA All-Star 2011 in Los Angeles will bring together some of the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The week leading up to the 60th NBA All-Star Game will feature a full slate of community-enhancing activities, fan festivals and events, including the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service, the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam, and NBA All-Star Saturday Night presented by State Farm. NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas, the hugely successful interactive basketball celebration, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles and the STAPLES Center will host NBA All-Star 2011, marking the fifth time The City of Angels and the second time STAPLES Center will be the site of the annual celebration. STAPLES Center last played host to NBA All-Star in 2004, and L.A. also hosted the All-Star Game in 1963, 1972, and 1983.

Men's Hockey - UND at UNO game notes

#8 North Dakota (7-4-1, 6-2-0 wcha)at #4 Nebraska Omaha
(8-1-1, 5-0-1 wcha)
Nov. 19-20, 2010 • 7:37/7:07 pm CT • Qwest Center Omaha (15,595) • Omaha, Neb.

THIS WEEK: Eighth-ranked North Dakota (7-4-1, 6-2-0 WCHA) returns to the road to face fourth-ranked Nebraska Omaha (8-1-1, 5-0-1 WCHA) on Friday and Saturday at the Qwest Center.

It will be the first-ever meetings in hockey between the two schools, who are former North Central Conference rivals in all other sports.

UND enters the series in second place in the WCHA with 12 points, one point behind first-place Minnesota Duluth and one point ahead of third-place UNO and Denver.

Bemidji State inks two during early signing period

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The Bemidji State University men's ice hockey
program today announced the signing of defensemen Matt Prapavessis
(Oakville, Ontario) and Sam Windle (Maple Grove, Minn.) to National
Letters of Intent. Both signed NCAA National Letters of Intent with the
Beavers during the early signing period and will join the Bemidji State
program for the 2011-12 campaign.

Prapavessis, a six-foot, two-inch blueliner for the United State Hockey
League's (USHL) Lincoln Stars and the addition of the 6-4 Windle, a
defenseman for the Chicago Steel, also of the USHL, brings an obvious
increase in sheer size to the BSU line up for 2010-11.

"Both Matt Prapavessis and Sam Windle bring great length, talent, and
presence to our blue line," said BSU assistant coach and recruiting
coordinator Ted Belisle. "They both are talented defenders with USHL
experience and we are excited to welcome them to Beaver Hockey."

Matt Prapavessis (D, 6-2, 189; 6/1/1991; Oakville, Ontario) is in his
first year with Lincoln and through 12 games, he has netted two goals
and four assists for six points to lead all Stars' defensemen, while
he is tied for the team's lead with a pair of power-play goals.

A true offensive threat from the blue line, Prapavessis has recorded a
point in five of his first 11 games with the Stars, which includes a
season-high two-point (1-1=2) night Oct. 8 and a game-wining goal versus
Windle and Chicago Oct. 23. He has posted an assist in each of the
Stars’ last two outings helping to extend the team's winning streak
to four games. At 7-5-0, Lincoln currently sits fifth in the USHL's
Western Conference but is just four points off the pace set by
first-place Dubuque.

Prior to this season, Prapavessis spent two seasons with the
Mississauga Chargers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League. During his
time in the OJHL, he piled up 14-63=77 points, which included a
career-best 43 points (8-35=43) in 49 games to rank fourth on the
Chargers roster in 2009-10.

"Matt comes to us from Lincoln where he has had a great start to his
first year in the USHL," said Belisle. “He possesses a good ability
to run the power-play from the blue line and has the knack of creating
offense for his teammates whenever he has the puck. We are certainly
excited about his potential."

Sam Windle (D, 6-4, 200; 3/10/1992; Maple Grove, Minn.) is in his
first season with Chicago and has posted 1-1=2 points to rank second
among Steel defensemen after just 10 games played.

Windle's goal this season came in just his third game in the USHL and
stood as the decisive goal in a 2-1 victory versus Indiana. The
blueliner has posted a negative plus/minus rating in only two games this
season and carries a +5 rating into the Steels' Nov. 19 game versus
Cedar Rapids.

Windle was also selected to participate in the 2010 World Junior A
Challenge Nov. 8-14 in Princeton, British Columbia, where he helped the
United States Junior Select team to a perfect 5-0-0 record en route to
capturing the gold medal.

Windle is ranked 19th in a recent release of NHL Central Scouting's
rankings of Tier I Junior A leagues in North America, setting the future
Beavers up as a potential NHL pick in the upcoming draft.

A native of Maple Grove, Minn., Windle played high school hockey for
former Beaver captain Mark Phenow (1998-2001) at Osseo High School,
where he recorded seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points, finished the
season with a plus/minus rating of +32 and scored in 12 of the first 14
games as a junior. He helped lead the Orioles to fifth place in the
North Suburban Conference and a trip to the sectional playoffs with an
overall record of 15-9-3 in 2009-10.

Listed at 6-4, Windle will be one of just four players on record at BSU
to measure over 6-3--a group that includes BSU great Joel Otto
(1980-84). Windle also joins a group of seven current Beavers that hail
from the state of Minnesota.

"Windle is an exciting prospect that is blooming as a player right
now." Belisle added, "He is a tall, athletic defenseman who has the
necessary skills to be very successful in the WCHA. As a defenseman
that can play in any situation, we are excited about his talent and we
are very happy to have him as a part of our program."

Prapavessis and Windle are the 19th and 20th early-period signees at
Bemidji State since the program made the jump to Division I in 1999.
That group includes senior Matt Read (F, Ilderton, Ontario), junior
Darcy Findlay (F., Bristol, Quebec), sophomores Jordan George (F,
Madison, Wis.), Matt Hartmann (F, Hugo, Minn.) and Aaron McLeod (F,
Ottawa, Ontario) and freshmen Radoslav Illo (F, Bystrica, Slovakia) and
Jeff Jubinville (F, Edmonton, Alberta).

The Beavers (2-5-1; 2-5-1 WCHA) continue Western Collegiate Hockey
Association play this weekend as they travel to No. 14 University of
Denver for the first league series between the teams. The two-game set
will begin Friday at 8:35 p.m. (CST) with the finale scheduled for an
8:05 p.m. opening face off Saturday.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

NSIC Recognizes Three Golden Eagle Football Players with All-Conference Honors

The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) has announced that three UM-Crookston Golden Eagle Football players earned All-Conference recognition following the 2010 season. Cecil Brown (DB, 5-10, 205, So., Edison, Ga.), Cody Hendrickson (DB, 5-10, 185, Jr., Wright, Minn.) and Scott Steuck (OL, 6-6, 290, Jr., Dassel, Minn.) were all recognized as NSIC North All-Conference Honorable Mention team members.

Brown started in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles. He led the defense in tackles with 92 (46 solo, 46 assisted), over 30 more than the next UMC defender. The 92 tackles earned him the fourth spot on the single season tackles list. He earned 1.5 tackles for a loss, grabbed one interception for 32 yards, broke-up two passes and defended three passes.

Hendrickson started in all eleven games this season. He finished second on the team in tackles with 60 (43 solo, 17 assisted) and led the team with four interceptions for 81 yards. The four interceptions tied him for third place on the single season record list. He broke up four passes and defended against eight others.

Steuck started in all eleven games this season at the left tackle position on an offensive line that was decimated by injuries. He was the key blocker for the Golden Eagle running attack that accumulated 1,157 yards and averaged over 100 yards per game.

For more information, visit the Golden Eagle Athletics website at

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