October 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) cancelled all fall sports. Teams are still allowed to participate in practices and lifting, but no competition will occur at Minot State for the fall semester. Athletes and coaches aren’t the only ones impacted by the cancellation of fall sports. All members of the athletic department are adjusting to the lack of competitions, including Minot State Athletics A...

October 15, 2020

The NFL had their first run-in with a COVID-19 outbreak when the season started. Patriots star quarterback Cam Newton, as well as several players from the Tennessee Titans, tested positive leading up to the week four games. This forced the Chiefs vs. Patriots game to be pushed from Sunday, Oct. 4 to Monday, Oct. 5 and the Titans vs. Steelers game to be rescheduled for later in the season. Initially, there was some panic follow...

October 1, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of everyone on campus, from virtual learning, to wearing masks, to quarantine and isolation. For the student-athletes on campus, the worldwide pandemic has not only changed their education but also their respective sports. Due to the pandemic, all fall competitions have been cancelled, but teams have been trying their best to make the most of what they’ve been given. Every sport has been impacte...

October 1, 2020

The repercussions of COVID-19 stretch far and wide. It affects everyone in more ways than one. Small businesses have gone bankrupt, employers have had to let go of personnel, and the unemployment rate in the United States has skyrocketed. These are some of the more widely heard tales of misfortune caused by the coronavirus.

Unfortunately, the hardships continue farther down the line, specifically at the college level.  

The Nort...

October 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything we knew about the world around us, and for Minot State athletics, those changes include new safety protocols for the on-campus weight room to ensure  the safety of student-athletes and staff.

The athletic department is constantly adapting in an attempt to return to regular training but now faces a new challenge: keeping more than 400 student-athletes safe and healthy. With this numbe...

October 1, 2020

The first couple weeks of the NFL season is in the books. With an abbreviated offseason, the talk was whether players would be mentally ready when the games began with no pre-season games, barely any training camps, and no rookie minicamps. With very little live reps to make mistakes and learn from them, would players be able to learn the playbooks and new schemes?

As important as the X’s and O’s of football are, many forgot to...

September 18, 2020

In response to the latest COVID-19 outbreaks across the nation, the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) announced on Aug. 13 the cancelation of fall and winter sports competitions, along with championships. Men’s and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, golf, cross country, and men’s football were the teams affected by the NSIC’s decision. 

With current restrictions and the coronavirus guidelines still in place, the c...

September 18, 2020

COVID-19 has surpassed the beliefs of many in its rampage on the world. With the United States currently confirming more than 2.5 million active cases, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Universities around the world have adapted as best as possible to operate at full capacity despite the spread of COVID-19. Among them is Minot State University, which updated and installed new technology and equipment over the summer to compl...

September 18, 2020

For many people in the athletic department, the Spring 2020 semester was supposed to be the beginning of a successful season. In March, all that changed when both the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) canceled their championship seasons due to the outbreak of COVID-19. As a result, many student-athletes lost that season of competition and for some, their last sea...

September 17, 2020

For most students, traveling back to campus in the fall is an exciting time to start the new school year. Bethany Theodore, a senior on the women’s basketball team from Melbourne, Australia, had a different experience compared to past years due to the new protocols for COVID-19. 

“To travel back here to Minot, I had to apply to leave my country which took around three months. I had to apply to fly through another state in my ow...

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