Miller has been with the Grand Forks Herald sports department for the past 13 years. He's also a Grand Forks native and UND graduate.
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GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota men's basketball coach Brian Jones searched a relevant statistic recently. He discovered the NCAA men's basketball graduate transfer list features more than 100 names. In 2011, the grad transfer list had 15 players. The gap between those two numbers speaks to the new era in college hoops.
GRAND FORKS—The University of North Dakota men's basketball program has been bit by the NCAA graduate transfer rule once again. Two-time all-Big Sky Conference guard Geno Crandall plans to graduate transfer, the school confirmed Monday, June 11.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota's biggest athletic department priority has taken a step forward and an unused golf course might be providing a financial boost. UND received approval Wednesday from the State Board of Higher Education at a meeting in Bismarck to privately fundraise $35 million for the second phase of the school's High Performance Center. UND's request included language suggesting a land sale could provide up to $8 million toward the price tag.
A logo at center court is at the center of a feud between UND donor Kris Engelstad McGarry and UND President Mark Kennedy. In the months leading up to McGarry telling the Herald editorial board about the fractured relationship with Kennedy, the two parties disagreed over a floor marking at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, according to emails obtained by the Herald through an open records request.
GRAND FORKS -- The North Dakota University System opted Thursday to stay out of the fray between University of North Dakota President Mark Kennedy and Engelstad Family Foundation trustee Kris Engelstad McGarry. On Wednesday, McGarry, the daughter of late UND donor Ralph Engelstad, requested to meet with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board and discussed a fractured relationship between the Engelstad family and UND’s administration. On Thursday, NDUS Chancellor Mark Hagerott and State Board of Higher Education chair Don Morton were contacted for comments.
GRAND FORKS—During a nearly 90-minute interview with the Grand Forks Herald editorial board Wednesday, May 9, Kris Engelstad McGarry—the daughter of late University of North Dakota donor Ralph Engelstad and the head of the Engelstad Family Foundation—outlined a damaged relationship with UND President Mark Kennedy. Her current discontent with the school's administration, however, isn't a result of the university's retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, she said.
GRAND FORKS — Former University of North Dakota safety Cole Reyes isn't putting any expectations on the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday night, april 26, and runs through Saturday in Arlington, Texas. The All-American and 2016 Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year will be in his hometown near Chicago with family, trying to keep his mind off the process. "I'll be at my brother's house hanging out," Reyes said. "Every year I watch it, seeing who goes first. But when you're in this situation, it's a little different.
GRAND FORKS—With the University of North Dakota defense claiming the edge over the offense during the Fighting Hawks' annual spring game at High Performance Center on Friday night, only two pass plays went for more than 20 yards. But for UND's offensive progression, there was a silver lining in the limited passing attack. Both long pass plays went to running backs, an area of emphasis this spring that was on display in front of an estimated 850 fans.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota cornerback Deion Harris never felt as good as he did last July, as he prepared for a senior season that was expected to be filled with NFL draft aspirations and lofty expectations for the Fighting Hawks. That all changed during a mid-July team conditioning workout at Memorial Stadium when Harris planted his foot and attempted to turn.
GRAND FORKS—University of North Dakota defensive ends Drew Greely and Brandon Dranka were seniors in 2017. The two played as true freshman in coach Bubba Schweigert's first season and started nearly all four years. Defensive end Austin Cieslak, a raw athlete from Hazen, North Dakota, was also in the first recruiting class for Schweigert in 2014. Now, after redshirting his first season and relegated to reserve duty behind Greely and Dranka the years after that, Cieslak is projected as a starter in 2018, and his position coach thinks he could have a big year.