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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.

Men’s basketball home opener Nov. 17

Posted on November 17, 2015

The Dragon men’s basketball team plays host to crosstown rival Concordia College for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday night at Nemzek Fieldhouse. Come out to cheer on your Dragons and get a free popcorn!

Veterans Appreciation Day on Nov. 7th @MSUM_Football & @MSUM_VB

Posted on November 06, 2015

Dragon Athletics will be kicking off MSUM’s Veterans Week activities with Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, November 7th. Members who show a military ID will get free admission to the Dragon football and volleyball games. Free t-shirts will also be given to veterans upon admission. Active and former members of the military will be recognized for their service during Saturday’s games. Read the rest of this entry →

Club Rugby teams advance

Posted on November 04, 2015

Women’s rugby traveled to Rochester, MN this past weekend to the Minnesota Final Four Rugby tournament. Beating Wisconsin River Falls 72-7 and handing the loss to a previously undefeated Gustavus squad 63-5 for the Minnesota championship for the 3rd year in a row and advance to the Midwest regional playoffs in Nebraska. Read the rest of this entry →

“Digging for a Cure to Kick Out Cancer” Oct. 30

Posted on October 30, 2015

The MSUM Dragon Soccer & Volleyball Teams are “Digging for a Cure to Kick Out Cancer.” We are raising money for the Sanford Roger Maris Cancer Center Pediatrics Oncology Unit for the Brave Kids Bold Cures program. We will be selling t-shirt and suckers outside of Kise on Thursday and Friday from 11-1. The Soccer team will be raising awareness at their game on Friday, October 30th at 3:00pm. Read the rest of this entry →

New DragonsLIVE Coaches Show tonight at 6:30 p.m. on XTRA

Posted on October 28, 2015

Watch a new episode of the DragonsLIVE Coaches Show featuring pumpkin carving with swimmer Jackie Woods, diving into coach Todd Peter’s comic book collection, and of course the DragonsLIVE Top5 #DLTop5

Visit for more info.

Annual Dragon Madness event is Oct. 26

Posted on October 26, 2015

The MSUM Athletics Department is excited to announce it’s annual Dragon Madness event on Monday, Oct. 26 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Nemzek Fieldhouse. The event is a fun-filled kick-off to the 2015-16 Dragon men’s and women’s basketball seasons. 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, slam dunk contest, fan games and tons of prizes. This is the fourth annual Dragon Madness event.

2015-16 Go Pink Scholarship Applications

Posted on October 26, 2015

Applications for the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship are due on 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 →

MSUM hosts first Sports Communication Conference

Posted on October 19, 2015

MSUM hosts the region’s first Sports Communication Conference Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comstock Memorial Union and Nemzek Fieldhouse. The conference, open to all area high school and college students, explores the fastest growing careers in sports. Students can meet and network with the area’s top sports communication professionals and learn what happens behind the scenes at sporting events. Read the rest of this entry →

Take this short survey for Dragon Athletics

Posted on October 15, 2015

The Minnesota State University Moorhead Athletics Department strives to provide the best possible student fan experience at our sporting events. In an effort to learn more about your experience with Dragon Athletics, we have partnered with NACMA (National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators) to gather feedback on topics related to student attendance and participation at our sporting events. Read the rest of this entry →

2015-16 Red & White Scholarship Campaign – Support Dragon Athletics!

Posted on October 15, 2015

We encourage Dragon Athletic Alumni and donors to give their annual gift or multi-year pledge during the 2015-2016 Red and White Scholarship Campaign.

As an integral part of MSU Moorhead, Dragon Athletics provides more than 300 student-athletes the opportunity to excel both in the classroom and on their athletic playing field. Currently, Dragon Athletics offers 65 out of 116 allowable scholarships to our student-athletes. A full scholarship for academic year 2015-16 is $16,690 and covers the cost of tuition, room and board, and fees. By increasing our athletic scholarships dollars, we directly invest in our student-athletes – the next generation of Dragon Athletic Alumni and community leaders.

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Dragons Hall of Fame Banquet Oct. 16

Posted on October 14, 2015

Join us on Friday, October 16, 2015 for the Dragons Hall of Fame Banquet!  It will be held in the Comstock Memorial Union Ballroom on the campus of MSUM.

Social hour will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m. Register online at by October 12, 2015

Learn more about the 2015 Dragon Hall of Fame members: Read the rest of this entry →

‘Scotty’ set to reach milestone, not missing Dragons football game since 1967

Posted on October 09, 2015

MOORHEAD—Larry Scott still remembers details from that fall day even though it was nearly 50 years ago. The Minnesota State Moorhead football team was playing at Bemidji State, the fourth game of the 1967 season.

“It ended in a tie, and the bus broke down on the way back,” the 70-year-old Scott said with a chuckle. “It was a strange day.”

Now it would be strange if the former longtime MSUM sports information director wasn’t part of Dragons game day. Affectionately known as “Scotty,” he hasn’t missed working a football game since.

“It’s mind-boggling when you really think about it,” Dragons athletic director Doug Peters said.

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Posted on October 06, 2015

When the streak began, Lyndon Johnson was president. Postage stamps cost $.05. The top grossing movie in the United States was The Graduate. And it was the year of the first Super Bowl.

Larry Scott worked his first Minnesota State University Moorhead football game in 1967. He hasn’t missed a game since. On Saturday at Northern State, his streak of working consecutive Dragon football games will hit a big milestone – 500.

“Larry Scott is an icon for the Dragons,” MSUM athletic director Doug Peters said. “When you think about 500 straight football games and begin to translate that to how many student-athletes he has impacted — it is mind-boggling.” Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Football Tackles Cancer with a Bake Sale & Silent Auction!

Posted on October 02, 2015

The Dragon football team and their parents will “Tackle Cancer” by holding their sixth annual bake sale and silent auction in the lobby of Alex Nemzek Hall during the Oct. 3 football game against Minnesota Duluth. The proceeds from the bake sale and silent auction will benefit the MSUM Go Pink Scholarship fund and the Dragon Football Scholarship Fund.   Pink “Tackle Cancer” shirts will be sold during the game for $10.   For more information on how to get involved, contact Gloria Riopelle at or 218-477-5824

DragonsLIVE Coaches Show airs tonight at 6:30 on WDAY’Z XTRA

Posted on September 30, 2015

The DragonsLIVE Coaches Show airs this Wednesday, September 30th at 6:30pm on WDAY’Z XTRA and features recaps of all the fall sports, a special interview with head coach Rollie Bullock about 20 years of Dragons soccer, and a feature on the three sets of brothers on the Dragon football team.

Visit for a fill channel list and past episodes.

Congratulations to MSUM’s Women’s rugby team

Posted on September 28, 2015

On Saturday, September 26th MSUM’s Women’s rugby team traveled down to Marshall Minnesota for a double header against Southwest Minnesota State and the University of Minnesota Morris. In the hot autumn heat, the women kicked off at 2:30pm and ran up the score against SMSU to 81-0 until they forfeited the remainder of the game midway through the second half. No more than ten minutes later, MSUM kicked off against Morris. With a score of 67-0 at the end of the second half, Morris forfeited the remainder of the game, giving MSUM their 2nd win of the day. Read the rest of this entry →

Sign up for the First Annual Women’s Tennis Fundraiser Golf Scramble

Posted on September 21, 2015

Register by Sept. 25 for the First Annual Women’s Tennis Fundraiser Golf Scramble will be held Sept. 29, 2015 at the Moorhead Country Club (2102 River Drive)!

Check in is at 11 a.m. with the shotgun tee off at noon. Sign-up cost is $100 per person (four-person teams) and includes green fees, 2 carts, lunch and a gift.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the tournament. All proceeds will go toward the MSUM women’s tennis team. Read the rest of this entry →

Dragon Tailgating is this Saturday

Posted on September 18, 2015

Big Al’s Grill is back on Saturday, Sept. 19 for Dragon Tailgating!  Serving starts at 11 a.m. in the parking lot directly west of Nemzek. Get there early to get Big Al’s delicious pork chops! Free will offering. Football game begins at 1 p.m. and volleyball at 4 p.m.

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