The hockey team may be the pride and joy of UND, but on Saturdays, in the fall you’ll find fantastic support for the Fighting Hawks football team. Fans from all over the area come out to support the team and thanks to the team’s dome stadium you won’t have to worry about braving the cold late in the season. There isn’t a bad time to come to a Fighting Hawks game making every UND football game a must-see for fans, alumni, and students.
The fan support isn’t’ the only notable thing about attending a Fighting Hawks football game. The team itself isn’t too shabby, having finished number 12 in the country last season, and the band and spirit squads put on a fantastic show throughout the game. The Pride of the North marching band is an especially notable part of the game as they create a lot of the noise and atmosphere inside the Alerus Center on game days.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to take in a Fighting Hawks game at the Alerus Center, so start planning your trip to Grand Forks today.
Things to check out
Hanging from the stands are banners celebrating UND’s many football conference championship banners. The banners are a fun way to remember all of the best Fighting Hawks teams over the years, so take them all in during your trip to Grand Forks.
Formerly “Fight on Sioux
It’s For You, North Dakota U
It’s for you, North Dakota U
That we sing our sons and daughters true
Cheering our comrades to victory
Renewing allegiance to U-N-D
Your honor we uphold in every conquest
As your children aye shall do
And when you hear that cry of odz-zod-zi
It’s for you North Dakota U!
Stand Up and Cheer
Stand up and cheer;
stand up and cheer for North Dakota!
Pledge your loyalty
for she’s your Alma Mater true!
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Our teams are fighting,
and we are here to see them through!
We’ve got the team. Rah! Rah!
We’ve got the steam. Rah! Rah!
So North Dakota here’s to you!
Hail to thee, O Alma Mater,
Hail to thee with heart and tongue,
Pride we feel and love yet greater,
While we raise our grateful song.
Home of lofty thought and learning
Beacon o’er our western land,
Shrine wence still the ever burning
Torch is passed from hand to hand.