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MSUM Football Signs 37 Recruits in 2016 Class

Posted on February 04, 2016

Minnesota State University Moorhead head football coach Steve Laqua has announced the Dragons’ 2016 recruiting class. A total of 37 student-athletes have signed to continue their academic and athletic careers at MSUM starting this fall.

This year’s class features 31 individuals who signed national letters of intent and six who signed institutional letters of intent as preferred walk-ons. More than 2/3 of the class is from Minnesota (15) and North Dakota (11). Wisconsin (six) and Illinois (four) are also represented in the class, in addition to the country of Sweden. Read the rest of this entry →

No. 8 Dragons Return Home to Face Wayne State and No. 1 Augustana

Posted on February 04, 2016

The No. 8-ranked Minnesota State University Moorhead men’s basketball team returns home this weekend to face Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference rivals in Wayne State and Augustana.

Both games will be televised live on WDAY’Z Xtra with Steve d’Eustachio and Jared Bledsoe on the call. The games will also be broadcast live online at msumdragons.com. Read the rest of this entry →

Win a new car for a year at Dragon Basketball this weekend

Posted on February 04, 2016

Your last chance to win a car for a year is this weekend at Dragon basketball. Come on Friday and if you win one of the two halftime games that night, you’ll have a shot at winning the car on Saturday.

You can still come on Saturday and still have a chance to win the free car for a year. You have to come to the women’s game in order to qualify, and if you name is drawn, you’ll be entered to win the car that night. Someone WILL win a car for a year from Valley Imports, so why not come to the game? Please purchase your tickets online and skip the line at MSUMDragons.com/Tickets.

Dragons Pregame Party on Saturday, February 6th at BWW Moorhead

Posted on February 04, 2016

Join us for the Dragon Fire Pregame Party at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6th at Buffalo Wild Wings in Moorhead.

Steve Laqua, Head Dragon Football Coach, will join us at 1:00 p.m. to answer questions about our new 2016-2017 Dragon Football student-athletes who recently signed NLIs.

Dragon fans will then move to Nemzek Fieldhouse to cheer on the Dragon’s Basketball teams with games at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.   vs Augustana.    Learn more at www.msumdragons.com

Signing Day for @MSUM_Football & @MSUM_Soccer is today

Posted on February 03, 2016

Get #FiredUp for #MSUMSignDay on Wednesday, Feb. 3 when both soccer and football will be officially inking the NLIs of our newest additions to the Dragon family.

There are several ways to get all the info you want:

  • MSUMDragons.com/SignDay – The most composite list of all information with a full list of signees, videos, and more.
  • Twitter – We will Tweet the second an NLI becomes official using #MSUMSignDay.
  • Periscope – We’ll be checking LIVE with coaches and staff throughout the day on the 16s of every hour for the class of 2016. Starting at 7:15 a.m., we’ll be in Nemzek prepping to welcome all the new faces to the Dragon family. We will go all the way to 12:16 p.m. when we’ll have head football coach Steve Laqua on to take your questions. These will also be posted live to Twitter.
  • Snapchat – MSUMDragons will be posting all day long showing you what happens behind the scenes.

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Make a Difference at Dragon Basketball’s Pledge Night on Friday

Posted on February 03, 2016

Dragon Athletics would like to invite you to join us as we take a stand with the NSIC against drinking and driving and with the entire MSUM campus against sexual violence at Pledge Night on Friday, February 5th during the men’s and women’s basketball games starting at 4:00pm.

This is the fourth annual NSIC “It’s A Slam Dunk, Don’t Drive Drunk” campaign. It started in 2013 to commemorate Drake Bigler, the five month old son of Southwest Minnesota State University’s men’s basketball coach Brad Bigler, who was killed by a drunk driver. Read the rest of this entry →

Great Basketball, 1000 Free T-shirts, Win a Car Contest, Red Out and MORE at Fill the Fieldhouse this Saturday

Posted on February 03, 2016

MSUM Dragon Athletics’ sixth annual Fill the Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 6th is aiming to break the all-time attendance record at Nemzek Fieldhouse with a free car for a year, 1,000 t-shirts, and a great basketball matchup against the Augustana Vikings.

Starting at 4:00pm with the NSIC North No. 1 ranked Dragon women, Fill the Fieldhouse gets a jump-start with 1,000 red t-shirts that will be offered at the entrance in hopes to create a full Red Out atmosphere in Nemzek. Shirts are provided by Valley Imports, Valley Pre-Owned, Valley Reconditioning, and Advanced Auto Body & Glass and will be available starting at 3:30pm. Read the rest of this entry →

Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now for Fill the Fieldhouse Basketball on Feb. 6 vs. Augustana

Posted on February 03, 2016

Due to rising interest in the Fill the Fieldhouse basketball games against Augustana on Saturday, Feb. 6, MSUM Dragon Athletics and the Box Office will be selling a limited number of tickets available through online pre-sale on MSUMDragons.com/GetTickets.

The games begin with the women at 4 p.m. with the men at 6 p.m. Anticipation for the currently ranked No. 3 Dragon men against the No. 1 ranked Vikings has generated more than usual demand for tickets. Read the rest of this entry →

Pre-Sale Tickets Available Now for Fill the Fieldhouse Basketball on Feb. 6th vs. Augustana

Posted on January 29, 2016

Due to rising interest in the Fill the Fieldhouse basketball games against Augustana on Saturday, Feb. 6, MSUM Dragon Athletics and the Box Office will be selling a limited number of tickets available through online pre-sale on MSUMDragons.com/GetTickets.

The games begin with the women at 4:00pm with the men at 6:00pm. Anticipation for the currently ranked No. 3 Dragon men against the No. 1 ranked Vikings has generated more than usual demand for tickets. Read the rest of this entry →

Viewing Party for Dragon Basketball Saturday at Rustica

Posted on January 29, 2016

MSUM Dragon Athletics would like to invite you to join us for a viewing party of the women’s and men’s basketball games against Mavericks of Minnesota State University, Mankato on Saturday, January 30th starting at 4:00pm at Rustica in Moorhead.

The Dragon women are in a three-way tie for second in the NSIC North Division, and the nationally ranked No. 3 Dragon men are on a five-game win streak heading into the weekend. Don’t miss good company, good food, and of course good basketball at Rustica on Saturday, January 30th at 4:00pm.

New DragonsLIVE Episode Airs tonight at 6:30pm on WDAY’Z XTRA

Posted on January 27, 2016

DragonsLIVE is a monthly show based totally on MSUM Dragon Athletics and the next episode airs this Wednesday, January 27th at 6:30pm on WDAY’Z XTRA and features interviews from the swim and dive team in Puerto Rico, nationally ranked No. 2 wrestler Blake Bosch, coach Karla Nelson identifying her baby Dragons, a wrestling teammate game, and much more.

Volunteers Needed ~ 9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons ~ February 16-19, 2016

Posted on January 22, 2016

Mark Your Calendar for the 9th Annual Go Pink with the Dragons!  This year’s event is set for February 16-19, 2016 and brings awareness to breast cancer and skin cancer.  Sign up to volunteer at the Go Pink Volunteer Online Sign-Up.

For more information about Go Pink with the Dragons, contact Gloria Riopelle at riopelg@mnstate.edu or 218-477-5824.

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Dragon Basketball TONIGHT

Posted on January 15, 2016

The MSUM Dragons will host their annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day at Dragon basketball this Friday at 6:00pm and 8:00pm. All MSUM faculty and staff will recieve free admission with a valid school ID.

“Our faculty and staff are incredible,” said Athletics Director Doug Peters. “Faculty are winning awards left and right and our staff are second to none. It’s great that we can thank them for everything they do for us and our student-athletes.” Read the rest of this entry →

Meet the Animals from the Red River Zoo at Frostival Night this Saturday

Posted on January 15, 2016

MSUM, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, the Red River Zoo, and the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitor’s Bureau have all partnered to bring you Frostival Night at Dragon basketball this Saturday at 4:00pm and 6:00pm against Southwest Minnesota State University. Read the rest of this entry →

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day this Friday at Dragon Basketball

Posted on January 14, 2016

Friday’s MSUM Dragon basketball games against the University of Sioux Falls at 6pm and 8pm will be the annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day. All MSUM faculty and staff are welcome to come to the game absolutely free after presenting a valid MSUM faculty or staff ID card.

Women’s Rugby to be honored at Friday’s basketball game

Posted on January 14, 2016

The Women’s Rugby 2015 National Championship Team will be honored at halftime of the Men’s Basketball game on Friday night. Come out and show your Dragon Pride for their excellent achievements this fall.

Color Scorch & Enter to Win a Pool Party at Nemzek

Posted on January 05, 2016

The Dragon Fire Booster Club is sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Color Scorch”  for a chance to win a pool party for 10 people at the MSUM Swimming pool.  Children 0-12 years of age are eligible to enter the drawing (one entry per child) which will be held on Friday, February 19th at the Dragon basketball games at Nemzek Hall.  “Color Scorch” sheets are available at the Dragon Athletic office and at Dragon home events.   Submit your drawing to:

Dragon Athletics, Color Scorch, MSU Moorhead, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563 by February 6th.  Please contact Dragon Athletics at 218-477-5824 for questions.

2015-16 Go Pink Scholarship Applications – Due December 4th

Posted on December 03, 2015

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015.  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 2016 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 →

One fan will win one-year lease on a 2016 Passat at tonight’s basketball opener

Posted on November 24, 2015

Start the basketball season out with a BIG WIN at Dragon basketball conference home opener games this Tuesday against Northern State University, where one lucky fan WILL WIN a one year lease on a 2016 Passat Limited Edition from Valley Imports. Fans will be able to sign up at the door for a chance to play a halftime game that could have them behind the wheel of a new car! The women tip-off at 6 and the men’s game begins at 8. Use the coupon code DIGEST4 for $4 off tickets to the event. Students can attend games for free.

Wrestling season opener Wednesday

Posted on November 18, 2015

Come one down to Nemzek Fieldhouse on Wednesday, November 18 at 7 p.m. to support your Dragon wrestling team as they take on the Concordia Cobbers for there season home opener.

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