North Dakota Sports

NDSU’s Janssen saves her best for last, takes elusive Summit title

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — Fifth as a freshman. Third as a sophomore. Second as a junior. There was only one step of improvement left for North Dakota State senior Taylor Janssen in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Summit League Outdoor Track & Field ...

Twins, Santana shut down Indians

CLEVELAND — Ervin Santana pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Miguel Sano's first-inning homer produced the only run of the game as the Minnesota Twins shut out the Cleveland Indians 1-0 Friday night at Progressive Field. Santana (6-1) struck out four, walked five, and ...

NDSU softball stays alive in Summit tournament with win over South Dakota

FARGO — Three-time reigning Summit League softball tournament champion North Dakota State eyed elimination on Thursday, May 11. The No. 2 seed Bison didn't blink, rolling the University of South Dakota 14-3 in five innings, after falling to Western Illinois 4-3 in the conference tournament at ...

Twins claimed left-hander Adam Wilk

FARGO — It’s a story the North Dakota State football program has tapped into over the years when it comes to finding offensive and defensive linemen. Find some strong, under-recruited prospects from the region and develop them into Division I players. These days, the Bison men’s and ...

Dickinson State baseball, golf programs cut, Daniel steps down as AD

To keep everything safe and sound was the hope. The hope just wasn’t realistic. In a shake-up of the Dickinson State athletic department confirmed Tuesday afternoon by DSU President Thomas Mitzel, and later made official in a press release, it was announced that the baseball and men’s and ...

Bison softball looking to make amends for finishing second in regular season

FARGO -- A solar eclipse and a tornado in Alaska are among the rarities on earth. This month, you can add North Dakota State not being the prohibitive favorite in the Summit League softball tournament. The three-time defending champions and winners of the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament ...

UND reaches Big Sky tournament for first time

By Brad E. Schlossman Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — Jordan Stevens didn’t have to worry about the weather. He got a beautiful, 78-degree Friday afternoon for his key University of North Dakota softball doubleheader against Southern Utah. The head coach’s only concern was how the ...

Red Sox erupt early in rout of Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Young homered twice while Xander Bogaerts and Andrew Benintendi each had three hits as the Boston Red Sox used an eight-run second inning to cruise to an 11-1 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. Sandy Leon had three hits, including a late home run, as Boston ...

A refreshed Roesler off to a strong start in 2017 track season

FARGO — After the U.S. Olympic Trials last July, Laura Roesler needed a break from track and field. The next time Roesler raced was more than eight months later. While the time off from competition was longer than anticipated, it served as a mental and physical reboot for the Fargo South ...

UND goalie Matej Tomek to return to junior hockey

GRAND FORKS — Matej Tomek’s career at the University of North Dakota got off to the wrong start. He had groin surgery before the start of his freshman year and was out for several months. By the time he came back, Cam Johnson had established himself as an All-American goalie on a national ...

Offensive lineman Grady coming back to UND football

Elijah Grady's UND football career may have been brief in 2015, but the New Town, N.D., native has always drawn considerable buzz as a regional prospect with immense potential. On Saturday, Grady confirmed he's coming back to the Fighting Hawks after a year away from the program. He is ...

Trio of Bison looking for NFL shot

FARGO — North Dakota State was in the forefront of the NFL Draft a year ago thanks to quarterback Carson Wentz. There were more highlights of Bison football games than almost any other school in the country. And then, with the No. 2 overall pick, the Philadelphia Eagles took Wentz. This ...

Nickel Trophy may soon reside in Bismarck

GRAND FORKS — The famed Nickel Trophy may soon reside in Bismarck. The North Dakota Legislature is on the verge of giving the University of North Dakota two options for the Nickel Trophy, which has gone to the winner of the UND-North Dakota State football game since 1938: put it up for grabs ...

Brooks shows his speed in NDSU’s annual spring football game

FARGO — As if the North Dakota State backfield isn’t crowded enough, Ty Brooks gave the Bison football coaches something else to think about: Him. The sophomore from Fargo South scored two touchdowns including an electric 60-yard run on Saturday, April 22, in the annual Green and Gold ...

Plenty to be decided with personnel in Bison spring game

FARGO -- North Dakota State assistant football coach Bryan Shepherd showed on Friday, April 21, that he can still play the game. It just happened to be kickball. The former Bison defensive back was part of a coach’s team that took on some players in a fun pick-up game that ended the practice ...

The days of two-a-day practices are over in college football

MOORHEAD -- Two-a-day padded practices are now extinct in NCAA college football, a move that didn’t come as a surprise to any of the local head coaches. They were on the endangered list anyway. The NCAA management councils in Division I, Division II and Division III recently voted to ...

Kolpack: It’s no longer a game, it’s a festivus for the rest of us

The football fan will find plenty of options this weekend at the Fargodome thanks to the annual North Dakota State spring game. You can start with the Bison Showcase on Friday night, which includes a platform of auction items for any green-and-gold blooded man cave. On Saturday, the players ...

NDSU’s Olin among nation’s best javelin throwers after leave

FARGO – Alyssa Olin looks to the south wall of North Dakota State’s Shelly Ellig Indoor Track and Field Facility lined with banners of past NDSU All-Americans. The junior javelin thrower points to an empty spot on the wall next to the other banners. “I want that banner up there,” she ...

Bison starting point guard Kabellis decides to transfer

FARGO — The North Dakota State men’s basketball program took a punch in the gut of sorts on Thursday, April 20, with the announcement that starting point guard Khy Kabellis intends to transfer. The decision took everybody by surprise, including the head coach. Dave Richman said it was a ...

A 4,000-yard rusher in high school, Robbins may touch the ball again at NDSU

FARGO — As a high school football player in Cavalier., Brock Robbins carried the ball 453 times over the course of his career. That’s 453 more times than he touched the ball last season as a redshirt freshman at North Dakota State. That could change this season. Robbins has been moved ...