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2012
 
December 26, 2012
Lights reloading and moving forward

Havre Daily News
To say the 2012 season was frustrating for the Montana State University-Northern football would be an understatement. The Lights entered the fall with high hopes and...
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December 14, 2012
George Ferguson Column: Frontier football changed dramatically in one season

Havre Daily News
When the Frontier Conference announced that it was adding Dickinson State and Southern Oregon to its stable of football programs, just shy of two years ago, everyone knew...
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November 27, 2012
Frontier All-Conference loaded with talent

Havre Daily News
There was plenty of excitement during the 2012 Frontier Conference football season, and plenty of great individual performances to boot. And that's why...
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November 26, 2012
Four Lights named Frontier All-Conference in football

Havre Daily News
For four Montana State University-Northern football players, the 2012 season officially ended last week with some...
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November 20, 2012
Southern Oregon moving on in NAIA playoffs

Havre Daily News
Two Frontier Conference teams are still alive in the NAIA's postseason, while a third bowed out this past weekend...
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November 14, 2012
Frontier Notebook: It's been quite the ride in the Frontier

Havre Daily News
The regular season is over. It went by so quickly, it's really hard to believe that only two Frontier Conference football teams are left standing...
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November 13, 2012
SOU, Tech headed to the NAIA playoffs

Havre Daily News
The 2012 Frontier Conference football season came to an end on Saturday – for all but two teams. Both the Montana Tech Orediggers and Southern Oregon Red Raiders ...
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November 11, 2012
Battlin' Bears leave Lights in the cold

Havre Daily News
A longer than usual game day turned into a long night for the Montana State University-Northern football team. And in the process, a...
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November 8, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Silva, Lights hope to keep running at RMC

Havre Daily News
It certainly has been an incredible season of Frontier Conference football. Just look at all that's happened since Carroll College beat the...
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November 6, 2012
SOU continues to rise in NAIA Poll

Havre Daily News
More shake ups in the NAIA Top 25, as the final Coaches Poll before the playoffs was released on Monday afternoon. Southern Oregon made...
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November 5, 2012
Toasted Blue Hawks

Havre Daily News
When nine seniors who have given their heart and soul to a football program step onto their home field for the last time, emotions are always going to run high. No one wants...
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November 5, 2012
Game Day Notebook: Senior running backs make memories

Havre Daily News
When the Montana State University-Northern Lights convene for spring ball next April, the starting tailback position is going to be...
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November 5, 2012
George Ferguson Column: Northern had a senior class I won't soon forget

Havre Daily News
I'm not one to go around talking about how hard my job is. After all, I get to watch sports for a living. I get paid to go to games...
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November , 2012
Lear, MSU-Northern beat Blue Hawks 42-10

The Dickinson Press
Montana State-Northern left no room for a last-minute comeback this time. The Lights got their payback against Dickinson State on Saturday afternoon as...
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November 2, 2012
Lights try to pay DSU back on Senior Day

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team needs a win. The Lights want a win and not just for this season, but for the future of...
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November 2, 2012
Game Day Feature: Impact seniors say goodbye

Havre Daily News
There comes a time when every football player has to hang up his cleats and pads. For nine Montana State University-Northern Football players, that time is...
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November 1, 2012
Running to Glory

Havre Daily News
Stephen Silva is about to finish his football career for the Montana State University-Northern Lights as the school's all-time leading rusher. He has a list of records at MSU-N a mile long, and...
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November 1, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Lights, Blue Hawks renew old rivalry

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights and the Dickinson State Blue Hawks aren't playing for much more than pride when they hit the Blue Pony Stadium turf...
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October 30, 2012
Red Raiders climb, Carroll tumbles in new NAIA Poll

Havre Daily News
The NAIA Game of the Week lived up to its billing. And it caused a major shake-up in the NAIA Coaches Poll and the Frontier Conference standings...
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October 28, 2012
Tech holds off Lights

Havre Daily News
Early in the season, the Montana State University-Northern Lights lost back-to-back road games by less than a touchdown. If the Lights...
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October 25, 2012
Lights try to spoil Tech's streak

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team has suffered back-to-back losses and is about to play its third straight game against a nationally-ranked...
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October 25, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Carroll/SOU, a huge game

Havre Daily News
Frontier Conference football games don't get much bigger than the one which will take place Saturday afternoon in Ashland, Ore...
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October 21, 2012
Saints trump Lights, again

Havre Daily News
Last November, Carroll College running back Dustin Rinker racked up 220 yards in place of injured star Chance Demarais as the...
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October 19, 2012
Rematch: Lights look to end drought at Carroll

Havre Daily News
Week-in-and-week-out, there's something big riding on seemingly every game in the Frontier Conference. That's just life in...
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October 18, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Carroll gaining momentum

Havre Daily News
There have been a couple of common themes when reflecting on each week in the Frontier Conference. One is the play and steady rise up the NAIA...
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October 14, 2012
Lights suffer an Air Raid

Havre Daily News
The first quarter was like a dream come true for the Montana State University-Northern Lights. But the next 15 minutes were more like...
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October 14, 2012
Game Day Notebook: Lights show they can throw the ball too

Havre Daily News
There's no question the Southern Oregon passing attack is special. It didn't take a person with a P.H.D. to figure that out as the Red Raiders beat the..
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October 14, 2012
George Ferguson Column: SOU's passing attack was all it was hyped to be

Havre Daily News
When it comes to watching football, as a huge fan of the game, I love the deep pass. I love the vertical bombs and I love the home..
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October 12, 2012
Game Day Feature: Don't blink, or you'll miss KJ

Havre Daily News
Speed is something you can't teach. Sure you can improve it, but initially, you either have that raw speed on the football field or ...
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October 11, 2012
Leeds has blazed a trail at Northern

Havre Daily News
Once upon a time, Scott Leeds used to tear the Blue Pony Stadium turf up as a speedy Havre High wide receiver and defensive ...
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October 11, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Defenses will be tested in Havre

Havre Daily News
Halfway home and many Frontier Conference football teams got much-needed rest last week. Carroll College, MSU-Northern, Rocky Mountain College and UM-Western all are...
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October 5, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Halfway home in the Frontier

Havre Daily News
It's getting colder, it's getting darker and yes, some snow has even fallen around the state of Montana. Point of fact, it's football weather finally, and...
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October 2, 2012
MSU-N's Silva, Baum earn Frontier accolades

Havre Daily News
For the second straight week, the Montana State University-Northern Lights scored big in a win. And for the second straight week, the Lights are earning...
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October 1, 2012
Lights cage Bears

Havre Daily News
The last couple of weeks have been all about the Montana State University-Northern offense. And with the numbers the Lights have been able to put up...
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October 1, 2012
MSU-N Game Day Notebook: MSU-N's Silva was ready to explode

Havre Daily News
Since day one, a lot of the attention has seemed to fall onto Montana State University-Northern quarterback Derek Lear, and all of his receiving weapons. Just look...
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October 1, 2012
Daniel Horton Column: Lights overcome penalties and interesting calls

Havre Daily News
If the idea of home field advantage, and the idea of getting hometown calls by officials is a legitimate assumption by teams, don't tell the coaches and players of the...
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September 28, 2012
Lights ready to tangle with angry Bears

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern Lights haven't left Havre since their record-setting 46-39 win over the UM-Western Bulldogs last Saturday...
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September 28, 2012
MSU-N Game Day Feature: Hyder has paved the way for MSU-N

Havre Daily News
In the game of football, offensive linemen are monsters. The trenches are typically crowded with 6-3, 300-pound (or bigger) behemoths, and normally, after the dust...
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September 27, 2012
Hi-Line Athlete Profile: James Chandless, MSU-N Football

Havre Daily News
If you can literally switch positions in the first game of your season and by switching positions, I mean go from playing offense to defense, there's no question...
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September 26, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Frontier QB's are lighting it up

Havre Daily News
A few weeks ago, Rocky Mountain College quarterback Bryce Baker went absolutely crazy, throwing for 544 yards in a 52-30 win over...
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September 25, 2012
MSU-N's Lear earns Frontier, NAIA honors

Havre Daily News
First, the Montana State University-Northern football team got its first win of the season. And now, the Lights have their first Player of the...
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September 23, 2012
Lights strike back

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team started the 2012 season in a major offensive slump. Three losses in three games, averaging a...
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September 23, 2012
Game Day Notebook: Dawgs can never seem to catch O'Brien

Havre Daily News
Two years ago, Montana State University-Northern wide receiver Brandon O'Brien made his Lights' debut with two long touchdown catches in a season-opening...
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September 23, 2012
George Ferguson Column: Lights' receivers are way too good to be collared

Havre Daily News
Coming into the 2012 Frontier Conference season, the thought around the league was, nobody had a better receiving corps then the...
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September 22, 2012
Lights get first win of 2012, beat Bulldogs in a thriller

Havre Daily News
It was a classic game between the Montana State University-Northern Lights and the UM-Western Bulldogs at Blue Pony Stadium - a shootout, just like it...
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September 21, 2012
Lights look to turn it around against Western

Havre Daily News
Right now, the Montana State University-Northern football team is feeling like a great baseball hitter in a slump. The Lights are close, but they can't seem to...
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September 21, 2012
MSU-N Game Day Feature: He's taking leadership head on

Havre Daily News
Football teams need leaders. Leaders who've been through things. Leaders who have risen above adversity. Leaders who can set an example through...
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September 20, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Tech making Frontier waves

Havre Daily News
Losing streaks are never easy to deal with, no matter the sport, no matter the time of year and no matter...
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September 17, 2012
Blue Hawks take one away from Lights

Havre Daily News
For the second straight week, the Montana State University-Northern Lights had a victory taken away from them in the final seconds of a...
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September 14, 2012
Lights seek the win column at DSU

Havre Daily News
It's early in the 2012 Frontier Conference football season, and it's not time to hit the panic button quite yet. But make no mistake, the Montana State University-Northern Lights...
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September 11, 2012
Four Frontier teams ranked in NAIA Top 25

Havre Daily News
Though the Montana State University-Northern football team isn't one of them, there are a Frontier-record tying four teams ranked in the first regular season NAIA...
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September 9, 2012
Mounties nip Lights in LaGrande, again

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team has suffered some gut-wrenching defeats at the hands of the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers in...
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September 7, 2012
Lights start over in Oregon

Havre Daily News
he Montana State University-Northern football team has already played one game in 2012. But it still seems like the Lights are getting ready to play their...
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September 6, 2012
Frontier Notebook: Bears, Raiders off to hot starts

Havre Daily News
It's already been two weeks since the Montana State University-Northern Lights and Carroll College Fighting Saints kicked off the 2012 football season...
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August 26, 2012
Game Day Notebook: Montelius brothers fight together to the end

Havre Daily News
Senior MSU-N running back Justin Montelius is one of the most veteran players the Lights have. And when his number was called on Friday night he stepped up in the..
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August 26, 2012
A Dark Night

Havre Daily News
A new season and a new Frontier Conference – but it looks like the same old Carroll College. In a highly-anticipated showdown...
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August 26, 2012
Full MSU-Northern/Carroll Box Score

Havre Daily News
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August 26, 2012
George Ferguson Column: Carroll was Carroll, but these Lights didn't back down

Havre Daily News
There's no question the Carroll College Fighting Saints sure know how to take the wind out of a home crowd's sails. They've done it game-after-game, in stadium...
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August 24, 2012
MSU-N Game Day Feature: Lights are on the verge in 2012

Havre Daily News
In eight seasons under head coach Mark Samson, the Montana State University-Northern football team has made plenty of history. The Lights have...
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August 24, 2012
George Ferguson Column: Plenty to see tonight at Blue Pony Stadium

Havre Daily News
When it comes to the Montana State University-Northern Lights and Carroll College Fighting Saints playing each other on the football field, or any venue for that matter, fans...
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August 24, 2012
Lights and Saints, Enough Said

Havre Daily News
The last time the Montana State University-Northern Lights played a regular season home game, they were ending the 2011 season with a difficult, but exciting game...
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August 23, 2012
MSU-Northern Football Preview 2012: Lights' offense will be explosive

Havre Daily News
The cat's out of the bag so to speak. In 2011, the Montana State University-Northern football team was really, really good on offense. And as the 2012 season gets...
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August 21, 2012
MSU-Northern Football Preview 2012: Lights looking to be stingy defensively

Havre Daily News
In 2011, the Montana State University-Northern offense garnered a lot of attention, and rightfully so. The Lights put up some staggering numbers...
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August 21, 2012
MSU-Northern Football Preview 2012: Northern should excel on special teams

Havre Daily News
Special teams win football games. Whether it's the kicking game, a big special teams tackle or a punt return for a score that sparks a squad, there's no doubt...
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August 21, 2012
2012 Frontier Conference Football Preview: It's going to be a wild three months

Havre Daily News
It's a new era in Frontier Conference football. Two new teams, a new look to the schedule and new rivalries. But will it also be...
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August 17, 2012
Lights sharp on both sides of the ball in second scrimmage

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team will be playing Carroll College next Friday night under the Lights at Blue Pony Stadium...
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August 15, 2012
2012 Frontier Conference Football Preview: Special Teams

Havre Daily News
In football, there's not two phases of the game, but three, and the third one might be overlooked, but often can be the difference between...
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August 12, 2012
Lights look sharp in early scrimmage

Havre Daily News
It is always tough to gauge a team when scrimmaging themselves, but after the Montana State University-Northern Lights football team completed...
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August 12, 2012
2012 Frontier Conference Football Preview: Linebackers

Havre Daily News
To say there have been some great linebackers who have played their college football in the Frontier Conference would simply not been doing the history of...
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August 8, 2012
2012 Frontier Conference Football Preview: Defensive line

Havre Daily News
The Frontier Conference has long been known for its offensive prowess. It's been a pass-happy league at times, and at others, it's been a...
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August 7, 2012
Lights ranked No. 27

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team received high marks in the Frontier Conference Preseason Coaches Poll...
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August 5, 2012
2012 Frontier Conference Football Preview: Running backs

Havre Daily News
Sometimes it's the quarterbacks who get all the attention. Sometimes it's the wide receivers. But right now, in the Frontier Conference, running backs...
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August 5, 2012
Lights picked second by league coaches

Havre Daily News
Coming into the 2011 Frontier Conference football season, the Montana State University-Northern football team wasn't picked to contend for...
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August 3, 2012
Frontier Conference Football Preview 2012: Offensive Linemen

Havre Daily News
In football, if teams want to score points, if teams want to move the ball, then a top-notch offensive line is paramount. The Frontier Conference...
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August 2, 2012
Lights hit the field Sunday

Havre Daily News
As of today, the Montana State University-Northern football team has exactly 22 days to prepare for its season-opening game against...
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August 1, 2012
Frontier Conference Football Preview 2012: Tight ends

Havre Daily News
On offense, the tight end position can be a forgotten one at times. But it isn't ever forgotten to coaches and players, as it's one of the most...
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July 30, 2012
2012 Frontier Conference Football Preview: Wide Receivers

Havre Daily News
When it comes to big-play wide receivers, teams at the NAIA level search high and low to find one. Some teams even have two if...
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July 27, 2012
MSU-N's Lear tops best QBs in the league

Havre Daily News
When it comes to offense, the Frontier Conference as a whole knows how to put up big numbers. Sometimes it's the passing game, or...
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July 22, 2012
Five MSU-N gridders touted for 2012

Havre Daily News
It's just a little over a month away from the Frontier Conference opening game between the Montana State University-Northern Lights and...
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July 8, 2012
George Ferguson Column: When it comes to the Frontier, change is good

Havre Daily News
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July 5, 2012
Frontier to get another football only member

Havre Daily News
Expansion to the growing Frontier Conference isn't over yet. The College of Idaho will join the Frontier Conference as a...
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June 6, 2012
Youths learn the game at Northern

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football program has a great following here in Havre, as well in...
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April 17, 2012
Lights wrap up the spring with a bang

Havre Daily News
On a sunny afternoon at Blue Pony Stadium, the Montana State University-Northern football team took its last...
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April 3, 2012
Lights get it rolling on both sides of the ball

Havre Daily News
It's only spring drills and the Montana State University-Northern football team's 2012 opener against...
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March 27, 2012
Havre's DeVries among new Lights

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team has begun spring practice, but the Lights' coaches are also till on the....
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March 26, 2012
MSU-N's Andrews making NFL noise

Havre Daily News
When Montana State University-Northern defensive end Will Andrews walked off the Blue Pony Stadium Field for the final time back on...
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March 21, 2012
Lights look to build in the spring

Havre Daily News
When it comes to spring football, it's generally hit or miss for the Montana State University-Northern Lights as Havre's version of Mother Nature always...
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March 20, 2012
Lights prepare for spring drills

Havre Daily News
After winter without much winter, the Montana State University-Northern football team will get back to work on Wednesday afternoon...
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March 20, 2012
Frontier enters a new era

Havre Daily News
When the MSU-Northern and UM-Western men's and Lewis-Clark State and Westminster women's basketball teams lost out at the 2012 NAIA national men's and women's...
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February 24, 2012
Lights announce more football recruits

Havre Daily News
The Montana State University-Northern football team's 2012 recruiting class continues to grow. Earlier this week, the Lights and head coach Mark Samson...
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February 2, 2012
MSU-N announces 17 new Lights

Havre Daily News
National signing Day is all about restocking the cupboard and building up your football program. And with the list of recruits they released on Wednesday night,...
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January 26, 2012
Lights announce three stellar football transfers

Havre Daily News
It's time for prospective college football players to start making the difficult decision of where to continue their football career. Three such players have already decided...
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