NDAPSSA Hall of Fame > Virg Foss
  • Virg Foss
    Grand Forks sportswriter

    Inducted to the Hall of Fame: February 2007

    Born: June 3, 1940 in Scobey, Montana.
    High School: Graduated from Northfield (Minn.) High School, 1958.
    College: Graduated from St. Olaf College, 1962.

    After stops at newspapers in Illinois and Wisconsin, Foss joined the Grand Forks Herald as sports editor in 1969 and remained with the paper until 2005. Foss twice was named sportswriter of the year (1969 and 1970). In 2010, he won the Jim Fullerton Award, selected by the American Hockey Coaches Association for lifetime contributions as a journalist to college hockey. Foss wrote news stories during the Herald's coverage of the 1997 Red River flood, helping the paper win the Pulitzer Prize that year. He's written two books, “Lankin Legend” and “Fight on Sioux,” the latter a history of UND hockey. Foss played football and hockey at St. Olaf. He served in the U.S. Navy for five years after graduating from college.

  • Virg Foss