North Dakota Sports

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 ...

TV ratings drop for Bison title game

FARGO — Before we get to the details, national television viewership numbers for Bison football games need to be kept in perspective. Since North Dakota State began its dynasty in 2011, more people around the United States have watched Bison football games than ever before. This is mostly ...

Olson to return to NDSU to coach Bison linebackers

FARGO — Grant Olson was one of the most memorable players when North Dakota State's Division I dominance began. Now he'll return to Fargo to try and keep it going as a coach. Olson will be named the linebackers coach at NDSU as part of Matt Entz's new staff, sources say. Olson spent the last ...

Bison seniors say football talent cupboard isn’t bare

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FRISCO, Texas — At some point on Sunday, Jan. 6, the day after North Dakota State completed its seventh NCAA Division I FCS national title, Chris Klieman became the full-time head coach at Kansas State and Matt Entz likewise at NDSU. The Bison players ...

Bison avoid errors, finds end zone under Messingham

FRISCO, Texas — It didn’t take long for the entire North Dakota State offense to realize new offensive coordinator Courtney Messingham meant business with turnovers. One of the Bison backs fumbled the football at one of the first workouts in spring football of 2017, and that meant it was ...

North Dakota St. RB Wilson says four-game rule a blessing

FRISCO, Texas — There is no more saving anything for North Dakota State running back Seth Wilson. But whether that means the Bison sophomore is ready to go Saturday, Jan. 5, for the NCAA Division I FCS national title game may still be somewhat in question. Wilson says he is. “It’s been ...

Ten things to know about UND’s hockey series at Canisius

GRAND FORKS — For the first time in the 73-year history of its hockey program, the University of North Dakota will play a two-game series on the road against an Atlantic Hockey team. UND will take on Canisius College at 6:35 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 4 and 5, in the HarborCenter in ...

NDSU trying to cap an undefeated season, match the 2013 team

FARGO — Former North Dakota State defensive end Cole Jirik started on the last NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision team that went undefeated on the way to a national championship. The Bison capped the 2013 season with an unblemished 15-0 record after cruising to a 35-7 victory ...

Bison center Volson saving his best season for last

FARGO — The awards have come at such a fast pace that Tanner Volson could probably hand one to everybody in his hometown of Balfour, N.D., and still keep a couple for himself. You name the offensive line honor and Volson is part of it. The biggest keeper is probably the Rimington Award, which ...

A midseason look at UND hockey

GRAND FORKS — The first half of the University of North Dakota’s season was a rollercoaster. It started with a three-game winless streak. Then came a five-game winning streak. That was followed by a three-game losing streak. The first half ended with a pair of splits against the last two ...

Bison hold on to recruiting class after a week of change

FARGO — North Dakota State named Matt Entz as the next Bison head football coach on Monday, Dec. 17, effective after the NCAA Division I FCS national title game Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas. The reality is Entz had two days to prove himself. It ultimately was his job to retain NDSU’s 25 verbal ...