ST. PAUL —The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference board has voted to consider adding two teams. The league said its board members meeting Monday asked NSIC Commissioner Butch Raymond to solicit potential new members immediately. They will be asked to submit a letter of interest to the league by next June 1.
Kevin Ratzsch scored26 points as Northern State beat Minnesota Duluth69-64 on Saturday in a game between two of the top men’s basketball teams in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference before 6,613 spectators in Aberdeen, S.D.
Minnesota Duluth’s defense shut down Minnesota State-Moorhead in the second half as the Bulldogs began their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference season with a pair of road victories, including a 68-48 win Saturday night in Moorhead, Minn.
The playoff-bound Minnesota Duluth football team had 17 players recognized on Monday when the NSIC all-conference team was released. The Bulldogs claimed three of the five major conference awards, including offensive player of the year (quarterback Ted Schlafke), newcomer of the year (receiver D.J. Winfield) and coach of the year (Bob Nielson).
Minnesota Duluth football coach Bob Nielson was prepared when his players dumped a bucket of ice water on him after the Bulldogs’ 38-7 victory over Winona State on a frigid Saturday afternoon before 1,011 spectators at Malosky Stadium.
Isaac Odim rushed for 131 yards and a career-high four touchdowns on 10 carries and running back Brad Foss ran for 95 yards and two scores on 10 carries as Minnesota Duluth scored touchdowns on nine of its first 10 series in a 63-7 victory over Minnesota-Crookston in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game Saturday in Crookston, Minn.
Freshman Morgan Place and senior Liz Palkie placed 1-2 in Saturday’s Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference meet to lead No. 16-ranked Minnesota Duluth to a second-place finish at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen, S.D.
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