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2016 Big Sky Coach of the Year, Bubba Schweigert, has developed quite a pattern in his four years at UND: every season the team produces more positive results than the season before. Along with talented senior quarterback Keaton Studsrud and top running back John Santiago, they hope to lead the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks to another championship season. Undefeated in 2016 conference play, UND is picked to finish atop the Big Sky once again in 2017!

You’ll also be able to enjoy all of the Alerus Center’s indoor comforts and jumbotron screens that capture every play you missed or just have to see one more time. A few of this season’s enhancements include a brand new sound system, top-of-the-line LED sports lighting and free public access Wi-Fi. Feeling hungry? Make sure to check out the large concession area with a variety of delicious food and beverages, including a new featured Panini of the Game, The Grand Hot Dog and Coach Bubba Burger: quarter pound beef patty with garlic chipotle bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles. Forgot to wear your Green ‘n’ White gear? No worries; there will be a pro shop set up with the latest, greatest, most stylish Fighting Hawks apparel around.

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If you’d like to partake in some pre-game fun, make sure to stop by Tailgate Village. The Alerus Center south parking lot will be filled with live music, food vendors, merchandise sales and giant inflatables for the kids…and it’s free for fans! While this lot is completely sold out, those wishing to tailgate on their own just need to arrive early (8 AM) and purchase single-game tailgate spots for $15. Fans can also park for $5 and enjoy the festivities by foot. If you stop by Tailgate Village before the first home game, September 9, don’t forget to pick up an official “Fighting Hawkerchief” and wave it like crazy at all the 2017 games!

2017 Home Schedule

  • September 9 at 4 PM vs. Missouri State (52nd Annual Potato Bowl)
  • September 23 at 2:30 PM vs. Montana State (Military Appreciation/Family Day)
  • October 7 at 2:30 PM vs. Northern Colorado (101st Homecoming/Hall of Fame)
  • October 21 at 12:30 PM vs. Sacramento State
  • November 11 at 1 PM vs. Eastern Washington

Tickets for UND football may be purchased by going to Ticketmaster, calling 800-745-3000 or in person at the Alerus Center Box Office, 10 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday-Friday and on game days.

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