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North Dakota Sports

NDAPSSA announces 2019-20 high school awards

By Greg DeVillers Grand Forks Herald GRAND FORKS — Langdon-Edmore-Munich won both the volleyball and girls basketball Class B state championships during the 2019-20 high school year. On both teams, Callie Ronningen was the player who led the Cardinals to the titles. Ronningen has been ...

NDAPSSA announces 2019-20 college awards

FARGO — A football dynasty and its new quarterback, a hockey coach, an NAIA volleyball team and its coach and a junior college basketball player received college year-end awards from the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. North Dakota State's football ...

A rare fake punt kick-started Bison FCS national title run in Frisco

FARGO — To a lot of players and fans it probably seems like a few years ago when North Dakota State descended on Frisco, Texas, for its first appearance in the NCAA Division I FCS national title game. The reality is that game against Sam Houston State was nine seasons ago. It was a tight game ...

NDSU Dining Center went above and beyond during blizzard

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — Nineteenth Avenue North just in front of Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome was closed for more than a day because of the weekend blizzard that hit the Red River Valley. That didn’t mean it was a vacation storm day for the North Dakota State ...

Bison offense looking to rebound from Illinois State performance

FARGO — Sixty minutes of Division I FCS playoff football. And no touchdowns. That’s what the North Dakota State offense took away from last weekend’s 9-3 victory over Illinois State and it’s something that didn’t go unnoticed this week as the Bison prepared for Saturday’s semifinal ...

UND lands two St. Cloud State players

GRAND FORKS — In a matter of six days, Devon Krzanowski and Adam Stage went from veteran members of NCAA Division II St. Cloud State to verbal commitments to Division I University of North Dakota. Krzanowski, an inside linebacker with two years of eligibility remaining, and Stage, a kicker ...

New Bison assistants reveling in playoff run

FARGO — North Dakota State assistant football coach Nick Goeser could probably write a doctorate on what it's like to work during the Division I FCS playoffs. He's been a part of all 35 Bison games since the school first qualified for postseason in 2010. That 2010 run ended in a loss at ...

NDSU QB Lance one of four finalists for Walter Payton Award

FARGO — North Dakota State quarterback Trey Lance is among the top four finalists announced Monday, Dec. 9, for the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award, which is presented annually to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Lance, a 6-foot-3, 221-pound redshirt freshman ...

UND QB, WR no longer with team

GRAND FORKS — As the University of North Dakota football program turns from the 2019 season ahead to the 2020 campaign, two offensive players have left the team. Quarterback Noah Grover and wide receiver Izzy Adeoti are longer on the roster. Adeoti, a 5-foot-10 junior from Plano, Ill., had ...

Sleepless away from Seattle: Retired Bison fan driving to every game in 2019

FARGO — The road trip Dan Mitchell has been on this year is by no means approaching the status of Bob Clark. The latter is the North Dakota State “Road Warrior” who this Saturday will be attending his 475th straight Bison football game. Bob just keeps truckin’ along, sometimes flying ...

FCS football playoff matchups at a glance

(FNS) — Here is a quick look at Saturday’s matchups for the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. (Seed ranking for the top eight teams are indicated): Nicholls State (9-4) at No. 1 North Dakota State (12-0) NDSU leads the series against Nicholls 2-0, with a ...

Postseason is different this year for younger Bison players

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — There’s the Thanksgiving holiday feast for the North Dakota State football players, many of whom went home to spend it with family and friends late last week. And then there’s the day after when the business of the Division I FCS playoffs ...

Salmon spawn finished

Fisheries crews have completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System, after collecting more than 1.6 million eggs. North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System supervisor Dave Fryda said crews easily collected enough eggs to stock the 400,000 smolts ...

Mountain lion late season opens

North Dakota’s early mountain lion season in Zone 1 closed Sunday, Nov. 24, and the late season, when hunters can pursue lions with dogs, is now open. During the early season, hunters took six cats from a harvest limit of eight. Under the season structure, a conditional season could open ...

Late-season hunting opportunities end soon

North Dakota waterfowl hunters are reminded the statewide duck and white-fronted goose seasons closed Dec. 1. However, duck hunting in the high plains unit reopens Dec. 7 and continues through Dec. 29. In addition, the season for Canada geese closes Dec. 16 in the eastern zone, Dec. 21 in the ...

Entz plans on following same postseason routine as previous Bison teams

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — North Dakota State head coach Matt Entz was asked on Monday, Nov. 25, what he’s thankful for on the week of Thanksgiving. He pointed to his family, his assistant coaches, the Bison fans and the Fargodome and NDSU administrations. As for the ...

UND’s locker room at Nicholls State will be temporary tents

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota football team won't exactly receive red-carpet treatment for the program's first trip to Louisiana in 10 years. Nicholls State's visiting locker room consists of temporary tents located outside John L. Guidry ...

UND back in the playoffs

By Tom Miller Forum News Service GRAND FORKS — For just the second time in the Division I era, the University of North Dakota football program is in the FCS playoffs. The Fighting Hawks (7-4) will play Nicholls State (8-4) on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Thibodaux, La., in a first-round ...

Bison will take No. 1 seed into FCS playoffs, host winner of UND at Nicholls

By Jeff Kolpack Forum News Service FARGO — As the only remaining unbeaten team in Division I FCS football - and it’s been that way for a while - there was no suspense for North Dakota State when the playoff bracket was announced on Sunday morning. The Bison were instilled as the No. 1 ...