GRAND FORKS – The third defeat in North Dakota State’s men’s basketball season may have made the 75-mile trip back from Grand Forks rather long on Sunday night. The University of North Dakota owned the Bison all game.RELATED CONTENT
North Dakota State was tabbed as the No. 1 overall seed in the FCS playoffs and will host the winner of South Carolina State and Furman in the second round on Dec. 7. The 24-team field was unveiled Sunday morning on ESPNU.
FARGO – Ryan Smith piled up the yards from his wide receiver position. He gobbled up field position as a punt returner.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The Big Mountain had the end zone in mind when North Dakota State called a hook-and-ladder play in the first half Saturday afternoon. Nothing would have made Senior Day more mesmerizing than to see 6-foot-6, 314-pound left tackle Billy Turner score a touchdown.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The preseason talk at the University of South Dakota was how quarterback Josh Vander Maten was poised to have a solid junior season. That lasted less than a month.
FARGO – One week after hosting one of the biggest football games in recent program history, Youngstown State will have to do it all over again today. This time, it’s for a berth in the FCS playoffs.
Fargo - The first order of business for Andrew Nack coming out of high school in small-town Osakis, Minn., was figuring out which college fit him best academically. It was a tough choice, but he picked North Dakota State because of its engineering program and campus atmosphere.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – One down, one approval to go for the Bison Sports Arena renovation. The North Dakota state Board of Higher Education unanimously supported the Sanford Health Athletic Complex without any discussion on Thursday.
FARGO – North Dakota State has a few walls to climb if it wants to return to the NCAA volleyball tournament. But at least the Bison have a seat at the Summit League tournament.
FARGO – The Marshall Thundering Herd were the last team to do it. Another Division I FCS team that uses the same nickname is hoping to accomplish what the Randy Moss-led Herd did in 1996.
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.RELATED CONTENT
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.RELATED CONTENT
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.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The North Dakota State men’s basketball players were on a bus from Washington, D.C., to Baltimore last Friday night when they rigged a radio system that would make an engineering graduate student envious. Without access to ESPN2 to watch the NDSU and Georgia Southern semifinal football game, it was the next best thing.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - Well, all those Division I Football Championship Subdivision title tickets that were bought in advance are good to go, cowboy. This time, the suburbs of Frisco and Plano, Texas, will probably be better prepared to handle one massive green and yellow party.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The last public picture of Anthony LaVoy was the North Dakota State offensive lineman sitting on the sidelines with a cast on his injured wrist. That was in August. He sort of faded away.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The last conference playoff rematch of this magnitude ended when a man, presumably a North Dakota State fan, jumped on the goal post at Memorial Stadium in Grand Forks before the game ended. He got a blast of mace in the face.RELATED CONTENT
Normal, Ill. - In the last few weeks, this wasn’t working. And then that didn’t go so well. This looked like three years ago.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - One of these years, the governors of North Dakota and South Dakota are going to put some teeth into their wager on the inter-state football game between the two state universities. Dinners are routine and boring. Think of something better.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO - Not many people know this, but North Dakota State has changed its football schedule next season. The Bison are playing every game on the road.RELATED CONTENT