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Dragons March On

MSUM’s men’s basketball team defends its Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Tournament title. From there, the Dragons will almost certainly head to the NCAA Division II Championships by virtue of their record during the regular season. Meanwhile, our track and field athletes have been enjoying a noteworthy postseason with a number of Dragons taking first place in events at the recent NSIC Indoor Championships.

MSUM student-athletes earn national honor

MSUM has recently been named the 2023 recipient of the NCAA Division II Award of Excellence.

Communications grad enjoys early career success

Katie Merrick is using her experience and skills gained from her communication studies degree to aid her in her work for the Fargo Force.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Spenser Bland

Meet Spenser Bland, MSUM’s new assistant men’s basketball coach. He juggles recruiting, scheduling, coaching and much more while he helps our Dragons shine in the upcoming season. 

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Breck Stutz

Meet Breck Stutz, audio and video specialist on the Go Team. He assists with producing content for the MSUM athletics department.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily: Cade Niehaus

Meet MSUM’s graduate assistant basketball coach, Cade Niehaus. He is ready to help the men’s basketball team sharpen their skills!

Life in the Balance

At MSUM, Life in the Balance ensures that our student-athletes’ holistic well-being is at the center of our athletics program. It’s also a core commitment being sought in the next Director of Dragons Athletics.

Welcome to the Dragon Family: Mike Armitage and Jesse Delorit

Meet Mike Armitage (Head Softball Coach) and Jesse Delorit (Assistant Softball Coach), who are working together to help Dragon softball players sharpen their skills.

Welcome to the Dragon Family: Griffin Osing

Meet MSUM’s new assistant wrestling coach, Griffin Osing. 



There’s No ‘Price Tag on Excellence’

Alumni Pete and Tanya Dickinson are strong advocates of the Dragon wrestling program.

Alumna Named Host of The Local Show

Diane Miller graduated from MSUM in 2009 with a degree in music. Since then, she has been immersed in the music industry. Diane is now the host of The Local Show on The Current.

Welcome to the #DragonFamily Ben Spurgeon

Meet MSUM’s new athletic trainer, Ben Spurgeon. He is here to help student athletes recover from injuries and stay happy and healthy.