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The first Potato Bowl USA football game took place on Sept. 24, 1966 between UND and Idaho State. It was billed as a battle between two of the largest potato-growing regions in the United States: Idaho and the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota. UND stomped Idaho State 41-0 in that first meeting. UND holds an impressive 39-12 Potato Bowl record, dating back to that first game.

Making the mascot

March 6, 2018

Student-led Mascot Committee named, begins process of shaping new Fighting Hawks ‘head of hype’

With new UND Director of Athletics Bill Chaves coming on board in March and a reset of the department’s financial situation, there’s renewed energy in the Hawk’s Nest and an opportunity to soar higher and farther. UND Archives.

After 2017 pivot, UND Athletics set to soar

January 23, 2018

Fighting Hawks more than ever ready to build on athletic and academic successes

UND President Mark Kennedy (left) introduces UND's newest Director of Athetics, Bill Chaves, at a public gathering and celebration Tuesday at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Photo by Shawna Schill/UND Today.

Raves for Chaves

January 18, 2018

Fighting Hawks community welcomes new UND Athletics Director at public introduction and celebration all in one

Bill Chaves, UND's next Athletics Director, has served as director of athletics at Eastern Washington University since 2007 and is a two-time recipient (2012-13 & 2015-16) of national Athletic Director of the Year honors. Photo by Jackie Lorentz/UND Today.

Chaves named UND’s next Athletics Director

January 16, 2018

Former Eastern Washington AD will succeed Brian Faison, who will serve as a special advisor for Athletics through June

UND Provost Tom DiLorenzo, who is heading up the search for UND's next Athletics Director, addresses a crowd Monday afternoon at the Energy & Environmental Research Center, which hosted a public forum for one of the finalists for the job. Photo by Tyler Ingham/UND Today.

Meet finalists for ‘Head Hawk’

January 9, 2018

Provost DiLorenzo offers insight on why four stood out in quest to become UND’s next Athletics Director

UND coach and Athletic Department staff members gathered on May 1 for a special dinner at the home of President Mark Kennedy and First Lady Debbie Kennedy (pictured center) to celebrate a previous academic year filled with conference championships and two national tournament appearances on the heels of a national championship in men’s hockey in 2015-16. Among the coaches present that night: Chris Logan, soccer; Kevin Galbraith, track& field; Dick Clay, cross country; Katie Martinson, women’s golf, Mark Pryor, volleyball, Travis Brewster, women’s basketball; Brian Jones, men’s basketball; Jordan Stevens, softball and Brad Berry, hockey. Head Football Coach Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert, who was interviewed for this story, was not present because he was on a recruiting trip. Photo courtesy of the Office of the UND President.

Moving forward together

August 1, 2017

Fighting Hawks coaches embrace higher expectations as champion culture re-emerges on campus

UND hockey alum Carter Rowney skates for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The rookie forward became the latest University of North Dakota product to hoist the Cup after his Penguins defeated Nashville 2-0 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Photo courtesy of UND Athletics/Jayson Hajdu.

UND Hockey’s cup runneth over

June 13, 2017

Carter Rowney becomes 13th alum to hoist Lord Stanley’s iconic trophy with latest Pittsburgh Penguins’ victory over the Nashville Preds

Two of UND's championship coaches and "best friends" sit down together to help us get to know them a little better. Photo by Tyler Ingham.

Bubs on Bubba, Bubba on Bubs

January 19, 2017

Two of UND’s championship coaches and “best friends” sit down together and help us get to them a little better

Members of the UND men’s hockey team raise their sticks in a salute to the “home” crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Saturday, Dec. 3, after a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Boston College Eagles in the National Collegiate Hockey Association’s College Hockey Showdown. As a member of the NCHC, UND was considered the home team for the event, which drew thousands of Fighting Hawks fans to the Big Apple. Photo by Russ Hons/UND Atletics.

Three-ring frenzy (and more)

December 7, 2016

UND Athletics keeps busy, and smiling, with three appearances on the national stage this weekend in volleyball, football and men’s hockey

Art of professional tailgating

Art of professional tailgating

December 1, 2016

As UND football preps for its first Division I playoff game this Saturday at the Alerus Center, former player and expert tailgater John Roche gives insight on how Hawks’ fans get ready outside the arena

The 2016 UND Volleyball squad pose for a team photo shortly after securing its first-ever berth in the 64-team NCAA Division I national tournament. The Fight Hawks defeated the Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks in straight sets Saturday night at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center in its quest to become the Big Sky Conference and Tournament champion. Photo by Shawna Schill.

Dance for two

November 22, 2016

UND volleyball and football make Division I school history on consecutive days as each is selected for spots in the NCAA post-season

UND Football coach Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert and UND President Mark Kennedy (right) are surrounded by celebrating Fighting Hawks players after they came from behind to stun the Northern Arizona Lumber Jacks Saturday, Nov. 12, to earn the team’s first Big Sky Conference Championship in football in school history. Photo by Shawna Schill.

We are the champions

November 15, 2016

UND Fighting Hawks teams win not one but two Big Sky Conference titles in one day, and in thrilling fashion, on Saturday

UND sophomore forward Mike Gornall takes a shot on Minnesota goal tender Eric Schierhorn at Mariucci Arena Saturday night on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. This past weekend’s two-game series was the first time in three years that the two teams had faced off in a game. Photo by Russ Hons/ UND Athletics.

Rivalry renewed

November 10, 2016

UND and Minnesota men’s hockey teams resume their storied cold war after a three-year hiatus with two instant classics in Minneapolis