League: NCAA Division II FCS
Head Coach: Bubba Schweigert
Team Mascot: The Fighting Hawk
Year Opened: 2001
City / State: Grand Forks / North Dakota
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Rival Team: North Dakota State Bison
The rivalry between North Dakota and North Dakota State dates back to 1894 and is always one of the Fighting Hawks biggest games of the year when it's played. The winner of the rivalry game takes home not only bragging rights but also the Nickel Trophy giving the game extra importance. The rivalry is currently only played sporadically because the two teams are in different conferences. However, the rivalry is expected to be re-established as an annual contest in 2019. You won’t want to miss it when the UND-NDSU rivalry starts up against, so make sure to get tickets to the next matchup between these two longtime rivals.
Sitting Bull Trophy
Rival Team: South Dakota Coyotes
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and South Dakota Coyotes play for the Sitting Bull Trophy when they square off on the gridiron. The rivalry dates back to 1903, and it was an annual contest from 1919 to 2007. While the rivalry may no longer take place every year, you still want to be in attendance when the Fighting Hawks and Coyotes battle it out for the Sitting Bull Trophy.