Sep
16

KQ92 Sports

KQ92 Sports

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SIXTH ANNUAL NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY FAN FEST, PRESENTED BY MIDCO SPORTS NETWORK, WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER. 21ST, AT RALPH ENGELSTAD ARENA…THE EVENT STARTS AT 3 P.M. CENTRAL AT ICE LEVEL IN THE MAIN ARENA…BOTH THE MEN’S AND WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAMS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AND WILL TAKE PART IN AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS, A SKILLS STATION (FOR 8TH-GRADERS AND YOUNGER) AND QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSIONS ON THE MEDIA STAGE…A FREE LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED TO FANS COURTESY OF MIDCO SPORTS NETWORK, AND THE FIRST 1,500 FANS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A MIDCO SPORTS NETWORK COMMEMORATIVE PUCK…FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE UND ATHLETICS MARKETING OFFICE AT 701-777-1373.

 

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL BOYS BASKETBALL COACHES IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA IS THE NEW HEAD BOY’S BASKETBALL COACH AT WIN-E-MAC…VERN JOHNSON SPENT THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF HIS COACHING CAREER AS AN ASSISTANT COACH AT ERSKINE…HE ACCEPTED THE POSITION AS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH AT GRYGLA-GATZKE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1980, A POSITION HE HELD FOR 33 SEASONS UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2012-13 SEASON…COACH JOHNSON LED HIS EAGLES SQUADS TO EIGHT CONFERENCE TITLES AND SECTION 8A RUNNER-UP FINISHES IN 1995, 2006, AND 2012…JOHNSON EARNED SECTION 8 COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS FIVE TIMES AND WAS NAMED 2012-13 MINNESOTA CLASS A COACH OF THE YEAR…IN ADDITION TO COACHING BOYS BASKETBALL HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FOOTBALL STAFF FOR 14 YEARS, HELPING LEAD THE EAGLES TO TWO STATE TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES, INCLUDING A RUNNER-UP FINISH, AND THREE CONFERENCE CROWNS…JOHNSON ALSO SERVED 22 YEARS AS THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT GRYGLA-GATZKE…JOHNSON HAS A  COACHING RECORD OF 456-321 AS A VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL COACH…HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE MINNESOTA BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME IN 2013…

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT A CONTRACT HAS BEEN SIGNED FOR ITS FOOTBALL PROGRAM TO RENEW ITS RIVALRY WITH IN-STATE FOE NORTH DAKOTA STATE…THE CONTRACT CALLS FOR A PAIR OF GRIDIRON MATCHUPS THAT WILL BE THE FIRST BETWEEN THE TWO PROGRAMS AS DIVISION I FOES AND TAKE PLACE AT GATE CITY BANK FIELD IN FARGO ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 AND SEPTEMBER 7, 2019…NDSU BEGAN DIVISION I FOOTBALL IN 2004 AS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE GREAT WEST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE BEFORE MOVING IN 2008 TO THE MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL CONFERENCE…UND BEGAN IN 2008 AS A MEMBER OF THE GREAT WEST AND JOINED THE BIG SKY CONFERENCE IN 2012…UND HAS A 62-45-3 ADVANTAGE IN THE ALL-TIME SERIES WITH NDSU DATING BACK TO 1894, INCLUDING A 35-30 EDGE SINCE THE NICKEL TROPHY WAS INAUGURATED IN 1938…THE TROPHY IS A 75-POUND REPLICA OF A PREVIOUSLY MINTED U.S. COIN THAT MEASURES IN 2 INCHES THICK AND 22 INCHES IN DIAMETER…THE GREEN AND WHITE WON THE LAST MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO PROGRAMS IN 2003 A 28-21 DECISION IN OVERTIME…UND WILL RECEIVE A CASH GUARANTEE OF $125,000 FOR THE 2015 CONTEST AND $140,000 FOR THE 2019 CONTEST.

 

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