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2019’s Harlon Hill snub: Blaster the Burro

Last month, Slippery Rock University quarterback Roland Rivers III won the Harlon Hill award. The honor is the highest that can be received by an NCAA Division II football player, and is considered the “Heisman Trophy of DII.” Rivers posted an astonishing 4,460 passing yards for 52 touchdowns on the season. But the nation’s true […]

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Mines alum follows his dream in the CFL

Last year’s Oredigger football team was led by an extremely talented group of athletes. Among these players was quarterback Isaac Harker, a transfer from Indiana State. According to Mines Athletics, Isaac was a major contributor to the prolific Orediggers offense last year that led Division II with 556.8 yards of offense per game and was […]

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Athlete Spotlight Scott Marshall

As the regular season for Mines football passes the halfway mark, the Orediggers are well underway for being on track with a great season at 7-0. Their most recent victory over Fort Lewis College ended in a shutout, 42-0. This Mines football team has seen a great amount of success this season, with a margin […]

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Fresh Face Leads Mines Football to Undefeated Start

   I doubt that there were many oddsmakers paying attention to the Mines-CSU Pueblo matchup on September 21st, but they would have probably favored Pueblo. Going into the game, the Thunderwolves were ranked ninth in the country, while the Orediggers were 17th in the national polls. Mines would also be facing the longtime rival on […]

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Mines dominates Black Hills State

     Blaster the Burro got in a workout during the Mines football game against Black Hills State (BHS) on September 14th. The Orediggers won with a final score of 52 to 7 in their first home game of the season.       Mines started out strong with five touchdowns in the first half of […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Cameron Mayberry

While Mines football as a program has been just as successful as previous years, there is a new star on the field: Junior Cameron Mayberry. In Mayberry’s first career start on September 9th, he scored an impressive four touchdowns and rushed for 189 yards, helping the Orediggers in their 70-0 win against New Mexico Highlands […]

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Athlete Spotlight: Justin Dvorak

Year: Senior (Fall ’16 grad) Major: B.S. Petroleum Engineering Hometown: Tomball, TX Honors and awards: Dvorak has had a multitude of accolades during his time at Mines, with some notable awards including RMAC Offensive Player of the Week (x4), Harlon Hill Trophy nominee, and First-Team All-RMAC (x2). Why Mines: While Dvorak wanted to continue playing […]

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Mines Football Ranked Number Eight in Nation

The excitement continues around the electric, fast paced and high volume football team. As they continue their success going forward, there are many obstacles that they look to overcome. Being the 8th ranked team in the nation can add great amounts of pressure to the game, but the team has stayed tough and look to […]

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CSM Dominates in Stadium Opener

South Dakota School of Mines 63-28 in their home opener, highlighted by an impressive performance by Junior Justin Dvorak, throwing for 555 yards and eight touchdown passes. “We’ve had a lot of success in past years against South Dakota Mines and with the personnel we had back I feel like we would continue that success,” […]

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Orediggers end on a high note

The Orediggers’ season finale went as well as anyone could have hoped as Mines shut out the Chadron State Eagles 23-0 to finish second place in the RMAC.