Press & Events

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Podcasts and Radio Interviews

On Prairie Public Radio's Main Street Program. "We have lots of identities – sons and daughters, employees, artists, Americans, or athletes to name a few. Border Boys: How Americans from Border Colleges Helped Western Canada to Win a Football Championship explores national identity through the lens of football. Author Ryan Christiansen visits with Matt Olien." >> LISTEN HERE

Newspaper Articles

"Concordia Hall of Famer featured in book" by Sam Huseby in The Concordian.

Social Media Posts

"Just got this beauty from Amazon and looking forward to diving in." - @EdTaitWFC on Twitter - Ed Tait, Senior Writer & Reporter for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who is enshrined in the Football Reporters of Canada media wing in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum

News Announcements

Book looks at NDSU, Canadian football history in North Dakota State University News | 18 January 2022

MSUM alumni book Border Boys examines local, regional football history in Minnesota State University Moorhead News | 18 January 2022


  • The article in the Perham Focus mentions that Hanson scored 277 points in eight games while at Perham, but that is more likely the total for the entire team that season.)
  • The article in The Concordian mentions Art Stevenson, but he didn't join the Winnipeg team until 1937. Also, Bob Fritz did not finish the 1933 season for Concordia with a broken jaw, but he did finish the game. He missed the last game of the season.)