North Dakota Sports

Game and Fish offers food plot seed

Landowners interested in planting wildlife food plots for pheasants can now sign up to receive free seed from the North Dakota Game and Fish Department for the 2019 growing season. Rather than a more traditional corn or sunflower food plot, Game and Fish is offering a seed mix that provides ...

North Dakota Earth Day patch contest

The state Game and Fish Department’s annual Earth Day awareness campaign is accepting entries for design of a 2019 Earth Day patch. North Dakota students ages 6-18 are eligible to participate. The deadline to submit entries is March 15. The Game and Fish Department will announce a winner in ...

Midwinter waterfowl survey

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual midwinter waterfowl survey in early January indicated there are about 99,000 Canada geese in the state. Andy Dinges, migratory game bird biologist, said that number likely would have been higher, but the blizzard that hit North Dakota in ...

NDSU, former football player disagree

FARGO — Former North Dakota State fullback Brock Robbins said the ingested supplement that ended his Bison football career was supplied by somebody within the program and he had no idea it contained a banned substance. His mother, Lori Robbins, said a “trusted program staff member” ...

Former Minn. high school state champ on doorstep of NCAA shot put record

By Jeff Kolpack jkolpack@forumcomm.com FARGO — Explaining how he is just 3½ inches from tying a Division I NCAA record in the shot put was easy for North Dakota State senior Payton Otterdahl. He looked over his left shoulder at the NDSU throwers coach. Justin St. Clair was sitting on a ...

Bison spanning the country looking for final recruits

FARGO — North Dakota State head football coach Matt Entz was in Lakeland, Fla., early Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23. He wasn’t there for a winter vacation from the cold weather in North Dakota. Then again, recruiting in late January isn’t nearly the tension storm that it used to be thanks ...

UND’s faceoff success has been a solid predictor of the team’s fortunes

GRAND FORKS — The most important faceoffs of the University of North Dakota’s 2016 NCAA national championship season were taken by a freshman. Holding a one-goal lead over rival Denver in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals, coach Brad Berry called on rookie Rhett Gardner to take back-to-back ...

Watchable Wildlife checkoff on state tax form

North Dakota citizens with an interest in supporting wildlife conservation programs are reminded to look for the Watchable Wildlife checkoff on the state tax form. The state income tax form gives wildlife enthusiasts an opportunity to support nongame wildlife like songbirds and birds of prey, ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Saturday – Devils Lake Volunteer Fire Dept. Fishing Derby, Six-mile Bay, Devils Lake. Feb. 2 – New Town Chamber/Parshall Van Hook Ice Fishing Derby. Feb. 2 – Harvey Wildlife Club Ice Fishing Derby, Goose Lake, 399-9042. Feb. 9 – Douglas Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Derby, North ...

Defense lifts Bison women over UND for first series win in Division I era

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — North Dakota State put a screeching end to several years of women’s basketball frustration against the University of North Dakota. The Bison shut down the Fighting Hawks with some good old-fashioned defense in beating UND for the first time in ...

Keep fish caught deep

A push to encourage open-water anglers to keep fish caught from deep waters should carry over into the ice fishing season, according to the State Game and Fish Department. Catch-and-release fishing, no matter the time of year, is discouraged for fish caught in 30 feet or more of water because ...

Nonresident any-deer bow licenses

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 607 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2019. Applicants must apply online at the Game and Fish website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 1. Up to five hunters can apply ...

Bison men fight to the finish to knock off rival UND

FARGO — The old reliables were present on Saturday, Jan. 19, when North Dakota State hosted the University of North Dakota in men’s basketball. A festive crowd. The Fargo-Moorhead Acro Team at halftime. A recognition of a Bison national football title. And a fight to the finish. The Bison ...

With no seniors, Bison turn to junior Shahid for leadership

FARGO — The intensity meter for the North Dakota State men’s basketball team is expected to take another step forward Saturday afternoon. The University of North Dakota comes to town for the first conference matchup between the two schools since 2004. Make no mistake, Bison head coach Dave ...

UND goalie Scheel learned how to shoulder a heavy workload with Penticton

GRAND FORKS — When the Penticton Vees hit the stretch run in the British Columbia Hockey League last season, they repeatedly started goaltender Adam Scheel. Scheel made 19 starts in the span of 51 days — an average of one start every 2.68 days. The move paid off. Scheel went 15-3-1 in ...

UND goalie Thome injured; Hawks to bring in new goalie immediately

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota sophomore goaltender Peter Thome is out longterm with an undisclosed injury and UND will bring in a new goaltender immediately to help give depth to the position, according to the Grand Forks Herald. Thome was injured last Thursday, Jan. 10, in ...

Entz introduces new hires to Bison football coaching staff

FARGO — Tyler Roehl was happy to stay home. The former North Dakota State running back stood at the podium Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, in a suit and reflected on his journey from West Fargo High School to being promoted to offensive coordinator for the NDSU football team, saying he was ...