North Dakota Sports

Bison happy how fast Hendricks learned linebacker position

FARGO — It’s not certain how flexible James Hendricks’ neck is, but the North Dakota State sophomore must have a pretty good rotational aspect to it. He did so many jobs in practice last week that it would make most players’ head spin. The backup safety, and also the team’s backup ...

A look at today’s Dakota Bowl games at the Fargodome

9-Man championship, 9:10 a.m. Bismarck Shiloh Christian vs. Wyndmere-Lidgerwood Wyndmere-Lidgerwood Warbirds Record: 11-0 Head coach: Scott Strenge Top passer: Wyatt Harles, Sr., 78 of 114 for 1,348 yards and 16 TDs Top rushers: Hunter Churchill, Sr., 76 carries for 481 yards and 7 TDs; ...

Peter Thome jumps right in at UND

GRAND FORKS – Jeff Dodson distinctly remembers Andrew Thome’s first-career start. It came at national baseball power Wichita State, which had gone to seven College World Series and won an NCAA national championship under legendary coach Gene Stephenson, who sat in the opposing ...

ND, SD governors wager $128 on rivalry game

BISMARCK — The governors for North Dakota and South Dakota are wagering $128 on the Dakota Marker rivalry game on Saturday, Nov. 4, with the loser donating to the winning school’s foundation. The game between North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University begins at 2 p.m. ...

UND not embracing spoiler role as motivation against Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah -- The University of North Dakota football team closes out the 2017 season with a pair of Top 25 matchups against Southern Utah and Eastern Washington. At the start of the year, many anticipated these two games would help shape the Fighting Hawks’ playoff picture. But an ...

UND set for showdown against old rival Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The bus pulled into the Kohl Center on Thursday morning, Nov. 2, through the loading dock. The University of North Dakota men's hockey players hopped out, tossed their hockey bags in the locker room and walked down the tunnel that leads to the ice rink. They gazed at the ...

NDSU gets first look at renovated SDSU football stadium on Saturday

FARGO — North Dakota State senior offensive guard Austin Kuhnert, from Sioux Falls, S.D., said a charter bus loaded with friends and family will originate in the nearby Sioux Falls communities of Rowena and Brandon before making its way north to Brookings for the Dakota Marker game against ...

Bison, SDSU bring opposite styles of offense to Dakota Marker game

FARGO — The weather forecast for Brookings, S.D., on Saturday, Nov. 4, calls for temperatures in the 40s with the potential for rain or freezing rain early in the day. No. 2-ranked North Dakota State probably wouldn’t mind temperatures in the 20s and blowing snow. No. 8-ranked South ...

Mismash brings family ties together at UND

GRAND FORKS — Larry Mismash’s phone rang at home in Hoyt Lakes, Minn. He picked it up, but didn’t recognize the voice on the other end. “Mismash, that you?” “Yes,” he answered. “You won’t believe who this is. It’s Jay LaDue.” “What the heck?” Mismash ...

McFeely: Bison defense a nightmare for Northern Iowa

FARGO — If somebody in Cedar Falls, Iowa, wants to scare the stuffing out Eli Dunne on Halloween, they’ll dress in a green and yellow football jersey with the No. 49 on it. The Northern Iowa quarterback will be seeing it in his nightmares for awhile anyway. Nick DeLuca, the North Dakota ...

No. 2 Bison overpower Northern Iowa, remain undefeated

FARGO -- North Dakota State maintained its stronghold on the Missouri Valley Football Conference Saturday afternoon, Oct. 28, with just that -- strength. A relentless defense was too much for Northern Iowa to handle and the Bison went on to a 30-14 victory before 18,687 fans at Gate City Bank ...

The gift of Nick: Adoption was a blessing for the parents of Bison linebacker

FARGO — This having-a-child thing was hard. As the years went by, each one seemingly more painful than the previous, Chery DeLuca would look at friends, neighbors or anybody out and about with a family, and wonder why me. Why couldn’t she have a little boy or a little girl? She wanted to ...

Kolpack: Toughest player on the field Saturday may be the Bison head coach

FARGO – Asked to name the toughest player on the North Dakota State football team, head coach Chris Klieman said he wouldn’t want to do that out of the risk of discrediting the other players. Suffice to say, there are plenty of options on the team. “We have a lot of tough kids,” ...

Poganski searches for first point

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Austin Poganski started the season with more career college hockey points than anyone on the University of North Dakota roster. Three weeks in, he hasn't been able to add to that total. Poganski, UND's senior captain, is oddly one of two skaters on the roster who ...

Bison punter Koonce adds new role to his nationwide football experience

FARGO — Football has taken Jackson Koonce on a road trip to more places than he probably could have imagined. From his hometown of Oceanside, Calif., to Southern Methodist University (Texas) for a couple of years and then to North Dakota State, the country has been reduced in size in his ...

O’Reilly scores in OT to rally Sabres past Bruins, 5-4

By KEN POWTAK, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres hope their exciting victory can turn around what's been a slow start so far. Ryan O'Reilly scored 2:59 into overtime to give the Sabres a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, capping a comeback from a pair of ...