Athletics - Archives 2015

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Staff changes mark new year for athletics department
Athletics 08/28/2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. With the new academic year underway at the University of North Dakota, athletics director Brian Faison made official today several additions and promotions within the athletics department.

Champions Club Golf Tour wraps up in Grand Forks
Athletics 08/28/2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The sixth and final stop of the 2015 North Dakota Champions Golf Tour took place Aug. 25 at Kings Walk Golf Course in Grand Forks. The tournament marked the first day of class for the 2015-16 UND academic year.

Sit Down and Cheer - Ep 7 - Quinton Hooker & Carson Shanks
Athletics 08/27/2015

Hoops in August? After their 4-0 European road trip, Quinton Hooker & Carson Shanks sit down and chat with the guys.

Champions Golf Tour makes Williston debut
Athletics 08/24/2015

RAY, N.D. -- The second-to-last stop on the 2015 North Dakota Champions Golf Tour took place on Aug. 12 at Red Mike Golf Course, better known as The Links of North Dakota, located in Ray, just outside of Williston.

Nearly 200 turn out for Bismarck Champions Tour stop
Athletics 08/21/2015

BISMARCK, N.D. -- The fourth stop on the 2015 North Dakota Champions Golf Tour took place on August 11 at Hawktree Golf Course in our state's capitol of Bismarck. The 177 golfers had a scorching day in western North Dakota.

Sit Down and Cheer - Ep 6 - Tom Miller
Athletics 08/20/2015

With fall camp underway, Mitch and Jayson sit down with Grand Forks Herald sports writer Tom Miller as they go in-depth on UND football -- discussing position battles, players to watch, injury concerns and the 2015 schedule. They also recap the men's basketball program's recent trip to Europe, deadline pressures, upset coaches, angry parents, hate emails, the UND-NDSU rivalry, and much more.

Sit Down and Cheer - Ep 5 - Paul Ralston
Athletics 08/13/2015

We're joined this week by UND men's basketball radio voice Paul Ralston, who speaks publicly for the first time about the infamous "choke job" suspension and its national coverage in 2013. Paul also talks about trying to toe the line between fan and broadcaster, his relationship with legendary coach Gene Roebuck, his love of game shows, how he honed his skills at a young age (hint: a Nintendo was involved), his alter ego, how he broke into the business and more!

Sit Down and Cheer - Ep 4 - UND Football Media Day
Athletics 08/07/2015

Jayson and Mitch invade (not really, we were invited) UND's annual football media day luncheon. After a long afternoon of media interviews, head coach Bubba Schweigert loosened his tie long enough to give us his thoughts on the upcoming season and what he's been up to this summer. We also catch up with one of the seniors, OL Brandon Anderson. He updates us on his summer routine and tries to explain what in the blue hell his big ol' red tattoo means. Longtime statistician Kent Keys, a UND Athletics Honorary Letterwinner, shares some stories about the great players and moments from his 40-plus years in the press box.

Sit Down and Cheer - Ep 3 - Brad Schlossman
Athletics 08/06/2015

Mitch and Jayson catch up with Grand Forks Herald college hockey reporter, Brad "Topspin" Schlossman. Brad unveils his UND Men's Hockey All-Media Team, reveals his new foray into the coaching profession, and also looks back on the Dave Hakstol era, what he was doing when the Hakstol news broke (hint: jack squat), how his working relationship with Hakstol evolved after a delicate first year and how he covered the Matt Frattin and Danny Kristo comeback stories. The guys also delve into pressing matters, including the best road trip concessions and the best opposing reporters to grab a beverage with.

Academic year punctuated by record-breaking GPA
Athletics 07/31/2015

GRAND FORKS, N.D. University of North Dakota Director of Athletics Brian Faison announced today that UND's 420 student-athletes combined for a 3.25 grade-point average during the Spring 2015 semester, the highest spring-semester GPA in UND Athletics history.

Sit Down and Cheer - Episode 2
Athletics 07/30/2015

This week Mitch and Jayson sit down with UND football assistant coach and former standout quarterback Danny Freund. Danny takes us inside with a sneak peek at the football program's upcoming fall camp and shares some of his most memorable games and teammates from his playing days at UND. He also discusses the golf and slo-pitch skills of his football coaching staff brethren, what it was like playing for his dad, engineering the highest-scoring game in NCC history, the moment he fell in love with UND, "House Money," which NFL legend he tried to pattern his game after and, of course, Tom Brady's balls.

Sit Down and Cheer Episode Index
Athletics 07/30/2015

Sit Down and Cheer is one of the University of North Dakota Athletics' official podcasts, and a member of the @UNDinsider Podcast Network. Our fight song is Stand Up & Cheer but this is less work.