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Jeff Kolpack


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Summit League sees coaching turnover for men's basketball PressPass

FARGO – When the Summit League puts out its men’s basketball guidebook next fall, introductions may be in order. Half of the teams will have new head coaches.

Smith is gone from Bison football team, but his productive spot remains PressPass

FARGO – Former North Dakota State receiver Ryan Smith no longer has any eligibility and may be on the verge of signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.


Bison football's King Frazier to have surgery today PressPass

FARGO – King Frazier’s first three practices in a North Dakota State uniform were impressive. Unfortunately, that’s all the evaluation he’ll get from the Bison coaches.

NDSU names assistant Richman as head men's basketball coach PressPass

FARGO – The Fargodome was lively on Tuesday night with a concert featuring the Christian group Casting Crowns. Outside the football team room on the lower level, the four young daughters of Dave and Stephanie Richman, all decked out in their Bison outfits, were playing like they had the world’s biggest playroom.


North Dakota State bringing Penn State women's basketball assistant to campus PressPass

FARGO – The smell of fumes from construction equipment and the sounds of heavy machinery were common at the Bison Sports Arena on Tuesday afternoon. Finally, the long-awaited renovation has begun.


Bison players react to head coach's departure PressPass

FARGO – The North Dakota State men’s basketball players didn’t sit around on Sunday and mope about losing their head basketball coach. The team’s lone returning senior called a players-only meeting.

Phillips-to-Ohio hiring came together quickly PressPass

FARGO – In terms of hiring time, the Saul Phillips-to-Ohio University process was done in warp speed. The Bobcats hired the North Dakota State head men’s basketball coach, making it official on Saturday night, just one day after the first contact from Ohio was made to Phillips’ agent.


Turner's journey toward NFL Draft being filmed PressPass

FARGO – Billy Turner’s journey with the North Dakota State football team was documented since his freshman year with the Bison. These days, his quest for the NFL is being filmed, at times, every step of the way.


Scheels Arena could be an option for Bison basketball during BSA renovation PressPass

Fargo - The North Dakota State men’s basketball program soared to new heights last month when it won a game in the NCAA tournament. The next time the Bison take the court at home, they will also be on new ground.


Lechler ahead of the curve for the Bison football team PressPass

FARGO – The Fargodome played host to a rodeo last week and a circus this weekend. Those events and the animals that go with them are probably more at home to some players on the North Dakota State football team than others.


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Kolpack: Get ready for 'Fire and Ice: Part 2' PressPass

Fargo - The combined records of Delaware State, Missouri State, Illinois State and South Dakota are currently 4-13. They are four of the five Division I FCS home opponents for North Dakota State.


Kolpack: Defense bottles up Zenner again in victory PressPass

Brookings, S.D. - The practice fields for the South Dakota State football team are located a stone’s throw from Coughlin-Alumni Stadium.


Kolpack: Big Ten's arrogance is laughable PressPass

Fargo - The mailing address for the Big Ten Conference office is 1500 West Higgins Road, Park Ridge, Ill., 60068. Lately, it’s also central headquarters for AAA – Arrogance in American Athletics.


Kolpack: Thrilling win on national stage nothing new for NDSU PressPass

Manhattan, Kan. - So the North Dakota State fan leaving the Fargodome in 2002 took a wrong turn and ended up in a time machine. He pushed the fast forward button and ended up 11 years later in the middle of Kansas.


Kolpack: KSU football a covert operation PressPass

Fargo - The reporter got about 11 words into the question on why Kansas State didn’t release a depth chart earlier this week. About 1/16th of a second after “is that normal?” the North Dakota State head football coach jumped offsides on the remainder of the inquiry.


Kolpack: Putting a spin on promotion for Bison blog PressPass

Fargo - The email regarding FCS football came across the inbox this morning like so many of them in the last month. It was The Sports Network, announcing its “Watch List” for the Buck Buchanan Award.


Kolpack: Harsh Fargo winters may provide Bison football team with an edge PressPass

Fargo - It’s below zero and the wind was blowing the snow horizontally through the streets of Fargo. It’s commonly called a blizzard in this neck of the world.


Kolpack: Bison may need 2013 class to be the next big thing PressPass

Fargo - The 2010 season was something special for the Auburn Tigers, who went undefeated behind Heisman Trophy quarterback Cam Newton. When it came to football in the state of Alabama, the Crimson Tide had to take a back seat.


Kolpack: UMKC's move to WAC is just plain wacky PressPass

Fargo - Maybe the Western Athletic Conference was using old stationary when it was in communication with the Missouri-Kansas City athletic department in the last several months. Maybe at the top of the letterhead were Boise State, TCU, Tulsa, Hawaii, SMU, Rice, Fresno State, UTEP and San Jose State.


Kolpack: NDSU’s cowboys take to Texas PressPass

Merely putting on boots and a cowboy hat does not make anybody a cowboy, unless you attend an ’80s party and go as John Travolta in “Urban Cowboy.” No way.