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UND football figuring out what went wrong and turning the page

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The UND football season didn't go as planned. The preseason Big Sky favorites finished 2-6 in conference play and 3-8 overall.

The Fighting Hawks were hoping to make the playoffs for a second straight season but their performance this season won't be enough.

UND had numerous injuries throughout the year that certainly hurt the team's overall play and it didn't help that the Fighting Hawks had off the field distractions as well.

This past weekend the Fighting Hawks fell to Eastern Washington 21-14 inside the Alerus Center.

Now the team as a whole can step back and try to figure out what went wrong in 2017 and then turn the page to 2018.

Mark Pearson

Mark is the Sports Anchor at WDAZ. He comes to Grand Forks from his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. Mark graduated from Butler University in 2016 and started working at WDAZ in July of that year. Mark is the Monday-Friday Anchor for the 6 and 10 O'clock shows. During his time as the Sports Anchor at WDAZ, he has covered events like March Madness, Super Bowl 52, and interviewed many athletes--from kindergarteners to professionals. Mark loves playing and watching sports as much as he enjoys covering them--when he was in high school, he was the captain of his varsity basketball team, and he played on Butler's club basketball team. Mark's favorite part of being a sports anchor is capturing and sharing the moments in sports that connect the community. Aside from broadcasting and reporting, Mark loves when he has the opportunity to be the play-by-play announcer for athletic events. In his spare time, you can find Mark shooting hoops, eating ice cream, or hanging out with his wife, Kelly, and their cat, Stella. Fun fact: Mark loves math so much, he added a math minor, just so he could take more college calculus courses. 

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