The University of North Dakota Athletic Department will be cutting three varsity sports programs, including women’s hockey and the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The programs will be cut at the end of the 2016-17 academic year as part of school-wide efforts to trim budgets because of an upcoming drop in state funding, a news release says. The athletics department needed to reduce its 2017-18 budget by more than $1.3 million, the release says. The UND women’s hockey program has been around since 2002, competing at the Division 1 level. At the last winter Olympics in 2014, UND sent eight players.
BSU Baseball team opens its 2017 home schedule this week as they will host Concordia University-St. Paul and University of Sioux Falls in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games. The Beavers and Golden Bears begin the week with a doubleheader today while the Beavers and Cougars play two doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. Listen to all the games on 1300 The Legends or online at beaverradionetwork.com
The Bemidji State University’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference opening series with University of Minnesota, Crookston has been moved to Bemidji, Minn., in favor of better field conditions. The Beavers (10-5, 0-0 NSIC) were originally scheduled to travel to Minnesota Crookston to open NSIC play but will now host the Golden Eagles at the BSU Softball Field, Thursday, March 30. The doubleheader is scheduled to start at the same time with first pitch of game one at 2 p.m.
After four stellar years at the University of Minnesota, Justin Kloos signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Wild on Wednesday. The deal won’t begin until next season. Kloos served as captain for the last two years at the U of M. The Lakeville native tallied 150 points during his NCAA career.
The Minnesota Wild are turning to a native Minnesotan to make a big start in goal in his hometown Thursday night. The Wild recalled goaltender Alex Stalock from Iowa to start when the Wild host Ottawa so they can give struggling goaltender Devan Dubnyk a night off. Stalock, 29, has been solid with Minnesota’s AHL affiliate Iowa. He’s posted a 20-16-7 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage. He also has four shutouts in 45 games in the AHL this season.
--------------------------------------Pro tennis gets structural shake-up following ITF review
March 30, 2017, 9:11 am
The number of players competing in professional tennis events will reduce drastically following a major structural shake-up aimed at helping more competitors earn a living and improving the pathway from junior level to the top of the sport.Cristiano Ronaldo bust strikes terror into Internet's heart
March 30, 2017, 8:00 am
Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honoring the Portugal star in his hometown.Women start off with a major, men to follow
March 30, 2017, 1:41 am
One tournament is the first major championship of the golf season.Tarasenko, Blues stay red-hot with win over Coyotes
March 30, 2017, 12:12 am
Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrik Berglund scored, Berglund added an assist and the St. Louis Blues beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Wednesday night.Capitals hold on to beat Avalanche for 6th straight win
March 29, 2017, 11:43 pm
Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov each had a goal and an assist, Jay Beagle and John Carlson also scored and the Washington Capitals kept rolling with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.