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Parenting Perspectives: Grandma relishes time with grandson PressPass

Last week, my older grandson celebrated his 10th birthday. It is unbelievable to me that it has been a decade since I held him in my arms just minutes after his birth. Until his mother became a business owner and his brother arrived, both when he was 3½, he and I spent a lot of time together – a great deal of it sitting on the floor.

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Winning wounded: Bison women lose another player, yet claim victory PressPass

The roster devil threw another setback at the North Dakota State women’s basketball team. This time, guard Nicole Vigil went down with an apparent season-ending knee injury Saturday against Western Illinois.

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Women's basketball: NDSU enjoying time at top of Summit PressPass

The benefits of conference affiliation for North Dakota State were never more popular for the Bison players this week. They may be 5-7 overall but they’re also tied for first place in The Summit League.

Women's basketball: NDSU holds off Western Illinois PressPass

FARGO – The roster devil threw another blow at the North Dakota State women’s basketball team. This time, guard Nicole Vigil went down with an apparent knee injury Saturday against Western Illinois.

Summit focuses on hoops setup: League to reconsider Thursday-Saturday-Monday schedule PressPass

It was the third day of March last year and 2,000 fans populated the Bison Sports Arena. It was by far the busiest Monday of the season for North Dakota State, but they were there for another reason besides a women’s basketball game.

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NDSU hoops games against Western Illinois, SDSU will be televised PressPass

The North Dakota State and Western Illinois women’s and men’s basketball games Saturday will be aired by two different television stations.

Faison says he wants UND to face NDSU, but Summit commissioner cautions against it PressPass

The Summit League commissioner Tom Douple on Wednesday cautioned his members to wait until the nickname controversy at the University of North Dakota is resolved before moving into further scheduling agreements with the Fighting Sioux.

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Summit to examine Thursday-Saturday-Monday schedule setup PressPass

Summit League commissioner says he's cautioned league members to wait to schedule UND PressPass

Summit commissioner urges caution in scheduling UND PressPass

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Softball gaining attention PressPass

There was a time not too long ago when North Dakota State softball was short on funding, recruiting, facilities and victories. Coaches had the longevity of high school superintendents.

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Stadium excites Lennon PressPass

New Southern Illinois head football coach Dale Lennon is about halfway through his first spring practice with the Salukis. He’s impressed with the athletic ability of his players and the work ethic of his team.

WNIT qualifying in ’07 has helped SDSU PressPass

Memo to the University of South Dakota and the University of North Dakota: Need a way to help cure the Division I transition blues?

Summit lacks nice tracks PressPass

North Dakota State heads to its first Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships today. The destination is Sterling, Ill., and if you’re wondering what Summit school is in Sterling, you’re not going crazy.

Zaruba doing well backing up Penley PressPass

Not surprisingly, the emergence of Jerri Penley at center coincided with North Dakota State’s recent six-game winning streak in the Summit League.

Hermanson facing stellar competition PressPass

The roll call of runners entered in the women’s 800-meter run at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend read like a running shoe all-star team. Nike, adidas, Reebok and Brooks Racing Team all have entrants.

UMKC not enjoying three home gyms PressPass

University of Missouri-Kansas City plays close to half of its women’s home basketball games at Municipal Auditorium, close to another half at Swinney Recreation Center and two games at Kemper Arena.

Bison boosters double up PressPass

The check presented to North Dakota State president Joe Chapman at midcourt of a recent men’s basketball game was so big it probably couldn’t fit into the president’s about-to-be-demolished garage. Then again, that garage got crowded with a couple of bikes.

Monday matchups struggle to draw fans PressPass

The traffic around the Indiana-Purdue Indianapolis campus on a January Monday was at a standstill, as is customary around 5 p.m. Getting from one street corner to another took patience.

Bison finding good kids PressPass

The reporter trying to track down the whereabouts of Yuen Taufetee called the Butte Community College athletic office in Oroville, Calif., earlier this week. A woman, presumably an office assistant, significantly raised the excitement level of her voice when asked about him.