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Get Your Season Tickets for Dragon Basketball!

Posted on December 05, 2014

Join the 2014-15 Dragon Fire Booster Club and receive season tickets to all home Dragon Athletic events.   MSUM Employees can join via payroll deduction.

To renew or join Dragon Fire, sign-up online by clicking here.   You can also join by downloading the 2014-15 brochure and send the application to the address noted on the brochure.   For more information, contact Gloria Riopelle, riopelg@mnstate.edu or 218-477-5824

The Dragon Athletic sport schedule is available here Read the rest of this entry →

2014-15 Go Pink Scholarship Applications Due Today – December 5th

Posted on December 05, 2014

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Dec. 5, 2014.  The scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete and a non-student-athlete who have been directly affected by cancer. Award amounts are between $200 – $1,000 and will be awarded for the spring 2015 semester. Scholarship applications are available here and in the Athletic Department office, NZ 106.  The Go Pink with the Dragons Scholarship was founded in 2012 by the Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletic department from funds raised by the annual Go Pink initiative. Read the rest of this entry →

Jammy Party at Nemzek this weekend

Posted on December 02, 2014

Nemzek Noize supports Dragon Athletics this weekend with pajama dress-up theme! Show up in your pajamas and cheer on our athletes!
Friday Nov 14- 6pm Swimming and Women’s Basketball
Saturday Nov 15- 1pm Football, 5pm Women’s Basketball Read the rest of this entry →

Dragons Always There to Answer the Call

Posted on November 19, 2014

There was much about Minnesota State Moorhead that generated a full measure of pride for longtime President Roland Dille. He was always proud of the role his faculty and staff played in transforming Moorhead State College into a highly respected liberal arts institution, but he also found real delight in the rich history of military participation by members of the Dragon athletic department, dating to the career of the legendary Alex J. (Sliv) Nemzek.

When MSU Moorhead puts the wraps on the 2014 football season on Saturday, all veterans will be admitted free with military ID. Dille, who died in June at age 89, would surely appreciate the gesture.

After all, the Dassel native and University of Minnesota graduate was always quick to point out the willingness of Dragon coaches to serve to their country, and Dille made his own sacrifice as well. After a year at the University of Minnesota, he was inducted into the U.S. infantry in 1943.  During World War II, he served in England, France, and Germany, and, after the war, in Salzburg, Austria, during the Occupation before launching his career in higher education.

The seeds of patriotism at Moorhead State were sown long ago.

Read the rest of the story here.

Women’s Health: What College Women Need to Know – tonight in the CA

Posted on November 19, 2014

An event with experts focused on Women’s Health & Wellness specifically for college students is scheduled on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the Dille Center for the Arts, Gaede Stage.  The event will include short presentations on topics chosen by MSUM students and a panel discussion where the experts will answer anonymous questions from the audience. Read the rest of this entry →

Military Appreciation at the Dragon Football Game on Saturday!

Posted on November 14, 2014

Dragon Athletics is honoring Veterans with FREE admission to the Dragon Football game on Saturday, November 15th by showing their military ID.   The Dragons take on U of MN Crookston with kick off at 1:00 p.m. at Nemzek Field.

Women’s Health: What college women need to know

Posted on November 11, 2014

November 19 | 7 to 9 p.m. | Dille Center for the Arts Gaede Stage

Join MSUM & Sanford health experts for a free event focused specifically on health information for the college woman. The event will include short presentations by MSUM and Sanford experts covering topics such as: self-advocacy, women’s health, safe sex and birth control, eating right on a budget, and metnal health and sexual violence. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Pride: Head athletic trainer Andy Scott receives national award

Posted on October 30, 2014

Long-time Minnesota State University Moorhead head athletic trainer Andrea “Andy” Scott was named the Head Athletic Trainer of the Year for Division II by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) at their annual meeting last summer. Read the rest of this entry →

Watch the Full DragonsLIVE Episode

Posted on October 30, 2014

MSUM Dragon Athletics and WDAY have partnered to bring you the DragonsLIVE Coaches Show on the last Wednesday of every month. The show will feature exclusive head coach and student-athlete interviews for fans to get an insider’s look at MSUM Dragon Athletics on WDAY’Z XTRA. Read the rest of this entry →

Sarah Panzau – Inspirational Speaker Presents October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse

Posted on October 16, 2014

Sarah Panzau Evans, a two-time member of the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s volleyball All-America team, knew what it was like to be on top of her game – and on top of the world.  But, somewhere between life as a competitively driven high school athlete and the early years of college, Panzau Evans began heading down a destructive path.  Panzau Evans is now committed to speaking with students about how her life was forever changed because of the decisions she made.  Sarah’s presents on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Nemzek Fieldhouse.  The event is FREE and open to the campus and community. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Madness set for Oct. 21 from 7-8 p.m.

Posted on October 16, 2014

The MSUM Athletics Department is excited to announce it’s annual Dragon Madness event on Tuesday, October 21 from 7-8pm in Nemzek Fieldhouse. The event is a fun-filled kick-off to the 2014-15 Dragon basketball season.

Dragon Madness is free to attend and open to the public. The event features an opportunity to meet the men’s and women’s basketball teams, dance team performance, three-point contest, slam dunk contest, fan games and tons of prizes. Read the rest of this entry →

Watch the Latest DragonsLIVE Episode Here

Posted on September 26, 2014

MSUM Dragon Athletics and WDAY have partnered to bring you the DragonsLIVE Coaches Show on the last Wednesday of every month. The show will feature exclusive head coach and student-athlete interviews for fans to get an insider’s look at MSUM Dragon Athletics on WDAY’Z XTRA. Read the rest of this entry →

Celebrate Homecoming and Inauguration week at the community block party tonight!

Posted on September 22, 2014

Today from 5:30 to 8 p.m., celebrate Homecoming 2014 #DragonPride and Inauguration week at the community block party! Enjoy food, inflatable games, caricatures, a photo booth, face painting, art, airbrush tattoos, prizes, and music by Heart & Soul on the campus mall! Read the rest of this entry →

Avoid the Lines, Get Your Tickets Online

Posted on September 10, 2014

Online tickets are now available for purchase at msumdragons.com/tickets or on the MSUM Dragons mobile app including the upcoming football game versus Minnesota State University Mankato this Saturday the 13th at 1 P.M. Skip the line, get your tickets online and bring your print at home ticket, e-ticket or send them to will call for pick up.

The entire campus of MSUM has initiated a new ticketing system that will make it easier and more convenient for everyone to attend events on campus. Features include online ticket purchasing, e-tickets, print at home tickets, and receive great coupons on your purchases. Read the rest of this entry →

New Dragon Athletics Live Coverage Options

Posted on September 10, 2014

MSUM Dragon Athletics has new live coverage options for fans to enjoy their favorite Dragons teams. All video and audio game coverage will now be available completely online through the newly redesigned GameCentral portal and all home football and basketball conference games will be televised on WDAY’Z XTRA.

All Dragons games will feature an audio-only stream through the new Dragons GameCentral portal and through the MSUM Dragons mobile app. Home games will continue to be video streamed online through the same options and more. Read the rest of this entry →

#LetsPlay – Join Intramurals

Posted on September 03, 2014

Intramural league registration ends TODAY, Wednesday, September 3rd at midnight. Sign up as a Team or a Free Agent @ www.imleagues.com/mnstate. Mandatory Captain’s tonight in Nemzek Hall Room 204 at 8:30 p.m.

Any questions or interested in any of the Club Sport Teams: Contact kari.peterson@mnstate.edu.

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DragonsLIVE Coaches Show – Episode 1

Posted on September 02, 2014

MSUM Dragon Athletics and WDAY have partnered to bring you the DragonsLIVE Coaches Show on the last Wednesday of every month. The show will feature exclusive head coach and student-athlete interviews for fans to get an insider’s look at MSUM Dragon Athletics on WDAY’Z XTRA.

The latest episode was aired on August 27, and featured comments from football, volleyball and soccer coaches and student-athletes as well as an interview with new MSUM President, Dr. Anne Blackhurst. Blackhurst covered questions about her vision for athletics, recent move to television on WDAY’Z XTRA and the $1M gift from Scheels that will be used to put artifical turf at Nemzek Stadium. Watch the full episode below or by clicking the play button behind the main image of this story. Read the rest of this entry →

Run a Lap with President Blackhurst to help raise over $1 million for MSUM students

Posted on September 01, 2014

In an effort to raise money for student scholarships and other student centered priorities, President Anne Blackhurst will be running 50 laps around the Ron Masanz Track at Nemzek Field on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. for the “Laps for the Long Run” event.

President Blackhurst invites MSUM supporters including sponsors, faculty, staff, and students to demonstrate their Dragon Pride by pledging and joining her for a lap.  Options include running the lap at President Blackhurst’s pace, creating a four-person relay team, or running a lap at your own pace. There is also the opportunity for area businesses to sponsor a lap. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Doug Peters via email at petersd@mnstate.edu. Read the rest of this entry →

Scheels supports MSUM’s Laps for the Long Run with $1 million pledge

Posted on August 28, 2014

A fundraising challenge at Minnesota State University Moorhead has attracted its first major gift with a $1 million pledge from Scheels. The challenge, Laps for the Long Run, was announced Aug. 20 as an event in honor of the inauguration of MSUM Pres. Anne Blackhurst.  Blackhurst will run 12.5 miles, or 50 laps, around the Ron Masanz track at Nemzek Fieldhouse and has personally pledged $1,000 per lap, or $50,000, to start the challenge.

Yesterday, Steve Scheel, CEO of Scheels, accepted the challenge by pledging $20,000 per lap for every lap up to 50 that Blackhurst runs during the Homecoming Week event.

“SCHEELS has been a good partner with NDSU and Concordia over the years and we look forward to partnering with MSUM and President Blackhurst, to help MSUM become a stronger player in our community of Fargo-Moorhead,” said Steve Scheel. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM & WDAY Partner to Televise Dragon Games

Posted on August 22, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead and WDAY announced last night that they will partner together to carry all 2014-15 home football and basketball conference games as well as 11 DragonsLIVE coaches shows on the newly branded WDAY’Z EXTRA channel.

View the whole release and the video. Read the rest of this entry →

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