Donald J. Augustin (FB; BB 1952-56)
This former Rugby, N.D. star was a three-time All North Central Conference basketball forward and lettered three times as a powerful, standout football end. He ranks among North Dakota's All Time Top 10 basketball scorers and set a school individual game rebounding record of 32 in a game, which still stands. Augie's Sioux career spanned from1952-56.
Emmet C. Birk (BB 1934-37)
Native of Park River, N.D., Birk is considered one of the finest ball-handling and playmaking basketball forwards UND has produced. He played on Coach Clem Letich's great Sioux teams 1934-37, teams that produced 19-1, 16-2, and 15-3 records (50-6 overall) and handily won three NCC championships. He was a two-time All Conference forward. He says winning "big" from North Dakota State in 1936 and 1937 were highlights. He once scored 29 points against a South Dakota State player who had told him before the game he wouldn't score a point.
Louis D. Bogan (BB 1946-50; BB co1951-62; Go co)
Native of Grand Forks, Bogan starred as a great basketball playmaking guard 1946-50. He later achieved great success as UND freshman coach 1950-51 and as head basketball coach 1951-62, annexing North Central Conference cage titles in 1953-54 and 1954-55. He says t he Sioux four-game sweep of the basketball series in 1954-46 was a big thrill. He reports that when the late Glenn (Red) Jarrett was coaching the cagers in 1945-46 when the squad was shorthanded due to late labs, etc., Red would jump into the scrimmages and few whistles stopped action. "No harm, no foul," Bogan said.
Fred N. (Nip) Felber (FB; BB; Tr 1929-32)
"Nip" is a native of Fairmount, N.D., and ranks as one of the Sioux all-time great football ends. He was named to the Associated Press All America (major) third team at end in 1931 and performed very well for the winning west team in the East-West Shrine charity game in San Francisco. Twice he was an All Conference end, once an All Conference cager and a track standout. His UND career spanned 1929-31. "We waxed NCAD three straight years I was playing and that was a standout for me. We also remember our 1930 Army game at West Point when I caught a pass and lateraled to Red Jarrett, who scored. UND and Notre Dame were the only teams to score on Army that year," Nip said.
Jon O. Haaven (BB 1951-57)
A former East Grand Forks resident, Haaven was known as "The Touch." He had great basketball ability, was an All Conference center three times and scored nearly 1,500 points in his UND career, which was interrupted for two years service in the Army. His Sioux career spanned 1951-57. He was a Little All America center in 1954. He held many UND basketball scoring records until Phil Jackson broke them in the mid-1960's. Haaven had 10 games of scoring between 30 and 39 points and two 40-point games and was over 20 points many times.
Kenneth J. Johannson (H 1950-53)
Johannson, native of Edmonton, Alberta came to UND to play football (halfback), but earned his fame as a great hockey center, and during his UND playing days (1950-53) he had few peers north or south of the border in amateur hockey. He was a great playmaker and ranks third on the list of all-time hockey scorers with 139 points. "We remember all of the wins, none of the losses, and mostly the full houses with people hanging from the rafters. People in town and on campus got all together and we had fun and got things done- just like in real life," Johannson says. Fans remember one of his feats. During a league game, while UND was penalty-shorthanded he controlled the puck for nearly all of a two-minuet penalty, an amazing feat then and now.
Arthur F. Malo, Sr. (FB 1930-32)
Malo is a native of Fairmount, Minn., and lettered as a great football guard 1930-32. He was a three-year starter at guard, playing both ways, and twice an all conference guard. The late Red Jarrett once said of Malo: "He was the toughest, quickest and smartest offensive guard I ever saw, coached or played with or against." He delights in telling of the famous UND game against Los Angeles "Firemen" (Pacific Coast All Americans) whom the Sioux beat 14-9 Christmas Day 1930 when "I was backing up the line and they three consecutive plays through the center of the line and I tackled Don Moses (USC All American the year before) and they had to help him off the field."
Calvin C. Marvin (H 1947-50)
Marvin is a native of Warroad, Minn., and was instrumental in persuading UND athletic administrators to begin playing major college hockey after World War II. He lettered three times as a great hockey defenseman 1947-50. Marvin was a member of the 14-man (All Americans) UND team that went to University of Michigan and beat the national championship team, 6-5, to mark UND entry into the big-time ranks. The same team also stopped Colorado College's 17-game winning streak.
Theodore R. Meinhover (FB; BB; Tr 1930-33)
If UND ever had an athlete it could truly call an All Arounder it was big Ted, who at 6-8 terrorized North Central Conference opponents with his super play between 1930-33. He was a three-time All Conference tackle, three-time all conference basketball center and at one time held both the NCC shot put and discus records. He is a navtive of Bismarck, N.D. He remembers the late Coach Clem Letich "chasing me off the floor during a basketball game at Mitchell, S.D. because I was a little lazy." Meinhover wasn't lazy, he was a great star.
Reginald P. Morelli (H 1957-60)
Morelli is a native of Hamilton, Ont., and was a great playmaking hockey center and scorer 1957-60. He still holds the UND season record for points-65-made in 1959-60. Morelli scored the overtime goal against Michigan State that gave UND its first national hockey championship in 1959 at Troy, N.Y. After college he played two years with the St. Paul Saints, some years with the Warroad (Minn.) Lakers. One highlight, he says, was playing with a Regina (Sask.) team in the First World Oldtimers Hockey Tourney in Amsterdam, Holland and winning the title.
David V. Osborn (FB; Tr 1962-64)
This Cando, N.D. native has had a great career that just ended with the Minnesota Vikings- 11 hard season- which, in itself, is noteworthy in that runningbacks in the NFL rarely can play and produce effectively that long. When he retired he ranked among the leading active career rushing leaders in the NFL. He played at UND 1962-64 and was an All-Conference choice. "The first game I started against Minnesota-Duluth I scored four touchdowns and the last game I played at UND I scored four TD's," I remember that clearly. "My UND education helped me become a leader. I learned that hard work leads to success," he added. Osborn played his last football season with the Green Bay Packers before retiring.
Clifford J. (Fido) Purpur (H co 1949-56)
The only native North Dakotan ever to play in the National Hockey League, Fido was named to coach the UND hockey team in 1949-50 and ver successfully brought us into big-time hockey in a very substantial and beneficial manner spanning seven great seasons (1949-56). Sioux teams under his expert guidance had a 94-75-8 record. He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame in 1975. He is a younger brother of Al Purpur, who was inducted into our Hall of Fame in 1976. Fido is a living hockey legend, a great man. Purpur left Grand Forks as a young man to play pro hockey with St. Paul, then became a living legend at St. Louis for the Flyers before moving up to the Chicago Black Hawks and Detroit Red Wings. "We beat Michigan U twice in a row when they were the powerhouses of the league," Fido said about his UND career.
William Lloyde (Boots) Richmond (FB 1929-31)
Everyone knows this man as "Boots." He was a great football back 1929-31. The late Jack West, who coached Boots, called him "the greatest defensive back and greatest blocker he'd ever coached." He was a great placekicker and punter and that's how he got his nickname. But he consistently scored well too, he was a great passer and named MVP in 1931. He led the NCC in scoring his senior year. His blocking carried UND to three conference titles and national recognition. His wife, Billie, a UND journalism graduate, says the first semester she knew him she didn't know he played football, but always wondered why he had all those bruises on his face. She later learned about football and today is still very enthusiastic Sioux fan. He earned his nickname following a 75-yard TD run by Red Jarrett. He has two sons, William Lloyde Jr., and Rodney, both former tennis lettermen.
Richard R. Ryan (FB; BB; Tr 1951-54)
Native of Chicago, Ryan is the only player at UND or any NCC school ever to be named an All Conference player four years-twice at end and twice at halfback. There is no question he ranks among a handful of great UND receivers. Twice he was named to Little All America teams in Sioux career 1951-54. He also lettered three times as a fine track sprinter. After leaving UND he spend seven years at Willows, Cal., and 12 years at Walnut Creek. He had a tryout with the then Chicago (now St. Louis) Cardinals. In 1950 he scored the first time he handled the football as a back. "Excellent preparation for coaching under Frank Zazula enabled me to enjoy a degree of success as a football coach," he said. Many say he was the greatest NCC player in the early 1950's.