FARGO – The first post-college employment interview for Marcus Williams was a week-long job fair called the East-West Shrine game. His assessment: There were six or seven corporations known as NFL teams that seemed to have the most interest in him.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – A new name to FCS Division I and certainly a new name to North Dakota State fans will come to Fargo Sept. 13 for a non-conference football game. The University of Incarnate Word (Texas) is an independent that just completed its first season in a Division I transition.
FARGO – The street fight mentality returned to the Bison Sports Arena on Saturday afternoon. Playing Western Illinois will do that to North Dakota State.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - Jordan Aaberg is a fifth-year senior at North Dakota State who at times feels like a veteran NBA player in his 30s. There are days when it takes the body a while to warm up.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The Bison Sports Arena is no longer a track and field facility, and North Dakota State had no intention of traveling back in time on Thursday night. The Bison kept high-flying, fast-breaking Nebraska-Omaha from running all over the place.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – If the only goal for North Dakota State defensive end Cole Jirik was to play professional football, he would have had surgery earlier this fall. It would have virtually assured him good health in front of the pro scouts.
Fargo - As impressive as the conference RPI has been for the Summit League – it’s at an all-time Division I high – the funds being put into a construction boom is even more grandiose. Four schools are spending a combined $244 million on facility upgrades.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – When running back King Frazier decided the University of Nebraska was not for him, all signs pointed him to North Dakota State. So he enrolled this week and will have three years of eligibility.
Bison recruit Collins, who graduated early from HS, enrolled at NDSU before signing letter of Intent
FARGO – Sitting in the Memorial Union on the North Dakota State campus, in his yellow “Bison Nation” T-shirt and faded jeans, Marcus Collins looked like any other college student. He’s not, however, like any other Bison football player.RELATED CONTENT
FARGO – The North Dakota State football coaches are at the annual American Football Coaches Convention this week. Perhaps there should be a seminar titled: “How to get a verbal commitment, and then sweat it out until signing day.”
Fargo - There were two worlds on display at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome on Saturday afternoon. One involves the fans that come in droves to watch their team, North Dakota State.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The North Dakota State women’s golf team leaves in two weeks for a tournament in Hawaii, which will be yet another adventure for the team’s best player. In the last five months, Amy Anderson has been to the Czech Republic, Scotland and all over the United States in the name of golf.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The hope for recording artist William Turner was for his latest song to go viral on the internet. The big fella gave it a shot this week.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The two-year starter who will be a junior on the Staples-Motley girls basketball team this year is a quiet kid who doesn’t draw attention to herself. She’s mentally tough.RELATED CONTENT
Cedar Falls, Iowa - There is no assistant coach of the week award in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, so just give some sort of honorable mention nod to North Dakota State offensive coordinator Brent Vigen.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - Tired of reading about a string of negative stories on the North Dakota State football team, Dirk Kringen grabbed his computer and sent an email to The Forum. He had a story to share.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The Prairie View A&M Panthers boarded a charter airplane and flew out of Fargo on Saturday night, with the exception of one player. Defensive back Rickey Simpson got a ride on the back of a North Dakota State player.RELATED CONTENT
Fort Collins, Colo. - The final gun sounded and the players from North Dakota State shook hands with the players from Colorado State. The Bison took a direct turn south and headed to their locker room.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo - The national championship banner was raised to the Fargodome rafters in an Olympic-style moment Saturday night. Lights off. Spotlight on.RELATED CONTENT
Fargo Dear Mr. Espegard, Hjelmstad, Hull, Morton, Shaft and Ms. Diedrich and Neset – better known as the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education:RELATED CONTENT