Earlier Start For Sioux

The last two years, UND only had one or two team skates (with coaches present) before the opening exhibition against Manitoba. While the exhibition hasn’t been moved, the Sioux should be more fine-tuned for the Oct. 1 contest against the Bisons. There is new NCAA legislation that will allow teams to practice with coaches present for two…
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Analysis: You Might Want To Wait

As my e-mail inbox became busy this week with angry Sioux fans sounding off, I couldn’t help but think back to the summer of 2004. Dean Blais had left UND for a job in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization. And once Dave Hakstol was hired as head coach of the Sioux, there was an immediate backlash by…
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The Best And Worst Of Hockey

Former UND defenseman Mike Commodore hauled the Stanley Cup around campus Tuesday, visiting familiar places and old friends. Nearly everywhere he went, people echoed the same words to the NHL champion. In Frank White’s Sociology of Sport class, three students separately stood up to tell Commodore what a great job he’s done representing UND and…
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Chat With Dane Jackson

Dane Jackson, who was named assistant coach at UND this week, is in the process of moving from Rochester, N.Y., to Grand Forks. Jackson said he hopes to be in town by next week. Here’s what he had to say about the new job: You’ve got to be pretty excited to have the opportunity to come back…
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Hockey’s Holy Grail

The most famous trophy in sports will be in Grand Forks this evening. Former UND defenseman Mike Commodore is bringing the Stanley Cup to Ralph Engelstad Arena, and there will be a short program beginning at 7 p.m. Highlight videos will begin at 6 p.m., which is when doors open. Here are a few facts about…
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