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Phillips Glad to be Back in the Dakota at Northern

Phillips Glad to be Back in the Dakota at Northern

ABERDEEN, SD… The Northern Wolves made a high profile hire Tuesday when they named Saul Phillips as their 6th men’s basketball coach since 1946. Phillips has spent plenty of time in this part of the world, at Wayne State and 10 years at NDSU where he led the Bison to a pair of NCAA appearances. After 5 years at Ohio…

Northern State Hires Saul Phillips As New Men’s Basketball Coach

Former NDSU & Ohio Coach Is Sixth Head Coach For Wolves Since 1946

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  Most Division 2 schools that lose a coach to Division One and wouldn’t be able to find a successor from that level. Northern State is the exception, and they believe they’ve found an exceptional coach in Saul Phillips. “You don’t get as many great coaches coming through here without having something special about you. To be a…

UND Introduces Former Northern State Coach Paul Sather

NSU Alum Tasked With Making The Fighting Hawks A Contender In The Summit League

GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  The University of North Dakota officially introduced former Northern State head coach Paul Sather as their new men’s basketball coach on Monday afternoon at a press conference in Grand Forks. After 62 wins the past two years in Aberdeen, back-to-back NSIC Championships and a Division Two National Runner-Up finish in 2018, Sather takes over a UND…

Paul Sather Leaves Northern State To Take Over At North Dakota

Went 188-89 In Nine Seasons At Northern State

ABERDEEN, S.D. & GRAND FORKS, N.D.  —  Since 1946 the Northern State men’s basketball program has had a total of five head coaches.  Perhaps most remarkable is that, despite quite a bit of success, Clark Swisher, Bob Wachs, Bob Olson and Don Meyer never moved up to Division One. Paul Sather will. The Northern State alum stepped down today to…

Northern’s Chevalier Survives Post Game Interview

Northern's Chevalier Survives Post Game Interview

ABERDEEN, SD… Monday the Northern Wolves baseball team completed a sweep of Concordia-St. Paul as Luke Chevalier tossed a complete game 3-hit shutout, fanning 6 Golden Bears in the process. Wolves pitching dominated the series. Afterwards, Luke was interviewed by his teammates and his composure despite being distracted was even more impressive than his efforts on the hill. Watch and…

Seniors Leave Legacy At Northern State

Central Regional Loss Ends Brilliant Careers

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  The Northern State men’s season came to a stunning end in the NCAA Central Regional Tournament yesterday in Maryville, Missouri.  The Wolves blew a 13 point lead in the final two minutes, falling to Southeastern Oklahoma State 115-103 in overtime. It’s a sad and uncharacteristic end for a Northern State senior class that won 102 games and…

CENTRAL REGIONAL: Southeastern Oklahoma State Stuns Northern State With Late Comeback

Wolves Season Ends With 115-103 Overtime Loss

Maryville, Mo. – The No. 19 Northern State University men’s basketball team ended their season in the first round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves fell to Southeastern Oklahoma State 115-103 in overtime, finishing the year with a 26-7 record overall.   Northern led for a majority of the contest, however things began to slip away late in…

Northern State’s Hannah Kastigar Wins National Title In 400 IM

Second National Title For Wolves' Standout

Indianapolis, IND – For the second time in her career, Northern State senior Hannah Kastigar is the NCAA National Champion in the 400 Individual Medley. The National Championship victory moved Northern State up to 18th in the NCAA overall team standings.   “I felt really strong tonight and it feels great to have been able to race and defend the…

Unfinished Business For Northern State Men At NCAA Tournament

Wolves Face Southeast Oklahoma State Tomorrow At 2:30 PM

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  The Northern State men’s basketball team begins central region play tomorrow in Maryville Missouri against Southeastern Oklahoma State at 2:30 PM. After coming up one shot short of the national title the Wolves weren’t picked by many to be back in the regional after some key graduations.  They proved themselves by winning a second straight NSIC title,…

Northern Wolves Confident Heading to Regional

Northern Wolves Confident Heading to Regional

ABERDEEN, SD… This is really one of those feel good stories. None of the experts picked the Northern men to have the same kind of season they did last year when they won the NSIC and eventually lost in the National Championship game at the Pentagon. They lost several key contributors to that team by graduation. But Ian Smith, Gabe…

Northern Men Repeat as NSIC Champions

Northern Men Repeat as NSIC Champions

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Northern State Wolves had 3 very challenging games in the NSIC Tournament and they responded in all three with hard-fought victories. The widest margin of victory was in Tuesday night’s title game against SMSU when the Wolves prevailed 72-68. Afterwards, MVP Ian Smith and junior Gabe King talked about what it meant to them to repeat…

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Northern Defends NSIC Title with 72-68 Win Over SMSU

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The No. 25 Northern State University men’s basketball team defeated Southwest Minnesota State 72-68, en-route to their second straight NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament Championship. The Wolves defeated the Mustangs for the second straight year in the title match, improving to 26-6 overall this season. The title is the fourth NSIC Tournament crown for the Wolves in…

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

Northern and SMSU to Meet in NSIC Title Game Again

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The NSIC men’s championship game is Tuesday night at the Sanford Pentagon. The same two teams that met in the finals last year will play again. But for the Mustangs of SMSU, they realize they have to win with a record of 18-13 and get the league’s automatic bid into the region tournament or their season is…

Northern Advances to NSIC Championship on Last Second Game Winner

Northern Advances to NSIC Championship on Last Second Game Winner

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Northern State University men’s basketball team advanced Monday in the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament, following a game winning shot by Mason Stark with under one second remaining. The Wolves defeated the Warriors 77-76, improving to 25-6 overall this season. Winona State led by three with 21 seconds left in regulation. Ian Smith drove the lane…

NSIC TOURNAMENT: Northern State Men Outlast Sioux Falls In Quarterfinals

Wolves End Cougars Season With 79-76 Win

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The Northern State University men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of the NSIC/Sanford Health Basketball Tournament, following a 79-76 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday. The Wolves improve to 24-6 overall this season, with their second postseason victory of the year.   Northern trailed by six with 4:41 to play in…

NSIC Basketball Tournament Quarterfinal Previews

Tournament Shifts To Pentagon Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The NSIC Basketball tournament shifts to the Sanford Pentagon tomorrow for quarterfinal play with a bevy of local teams still alive. Perhaps the most intriguing matchup of the weekend comes at high noon on Sunday when the top seeded Northern State men face Sioux Falls. At 23-6 and 3rd in the central region rankings, the defending National…

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF, Northern and SMSU Advance, Augie Loses in NSIC Tournament

USF Recap SIOUX FALLS — Keyed by a fast start and high energy throughout the night, the University of Sioux Falls Men’s Basketball Team (19-10) rolled to a 96-51 victory over Minot State (14-18) in the NSIC Sanford Health Postseason Tournament at the Stewart Center on Wednesday. USF opened with a 15-3 lead and led 44-25 at halftime. In the…

Hannah Kastigar Takes Home NSIC Swimmer Of The Year Honors On Final Day Of Championships

St. Cloud State Takes Team Title

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Northern State’s Hannah Kastigar was named NSIC Swimmer of the Year after wrapping up competition on the final day of the NSIC Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday evening in Sioux Falls.  Kastigar finished in 2nd in the 200 Breast Stroke, about a half a second off the 2:12.78 record pace of Mankato’s Lilly Borgenheimer. Click…

Northern Signs 40 on National Letter of Intent Day

Northern Signs 40 on National Letter of Intent Day

Aberdeen, S.D. – Northern State University head football coach, Tom Dosch, announced the signing of 40 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent today. The incoming student-athletes hail from eight different states and eight position groups. The large class is just the second in Dosch’s tenure that has reached 40 or more signees following the 44-member class of 2017.   “The…