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North Dakota Sports

Lance, NDSU rally to win in their only fall appearance

FARGO (AP) — Trey Lance threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores and three-time FCS defending champion North Dakota State rallied with a 21-point fourth quarter to beat Central Arkansas 39-28 on Saturday in the Bison's lone fall game The Bison extended their winning streak to ...

Bison: 1-game fall season worth the uncertainty with virus

FARGO (AP) — Perennial Football Championship Subdivision champion North Dakota State may play one division down from the big-time programs, but any doubts about its commitment to staying on top were answered when the Bison scheduled a single game this fall. Coach Matt Entz made it clear he ...

Guide and outfitter exam scheduled

The next guide and outfitter written examination is Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department office in Bismarck. Preregistration is required no later than Sept. 11 by calling the Department’s enforcement office at 701-328-6604. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ...

Whopper Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Whopper Club entries, date & weight for July: Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Donald Loeb, Mandan, July 6, 3 lbs., 2 oz. Ila Berg, Minot, July 17, 3 lbs., 8 oz. Missouri River chinook salmon: Marty Schumann, Coleharbor, July 4, 12 ...

Duck brood numbers increase

State Game and Fish Department biologists expect a fall duck flight from North Dakota that is up 9% from last year, based on observations from the annual mid-July duck production survey. This year’s duck brood index was comparable to last year’s estimate and showed 4.5 broods per square ...

OUTDOORS CALENDAR

Today – Outlaw Walleye Derby, White Earth Bay, Lake Sakakawea, 770-1442. Today – Youth Shooting Event, Velva Wildlife Club, 720-2134. Aug. 14-15 – AIM Walleye Series, Beulah Bay, Lake Sakakawea, 920-505-0122. Aug. 15 – Badlands Bass Bandits Lake Audubon Derby, Cabin Site ramp. Aug. ...

CATCH-N-RELEASE Club

Here is the North Dakota Game and Fish Department Catch-and-Release Club qualifiers, date & length for July: New Johns Lake tiger muskellunge: Cayla Bendel, Lincoln, July 10, 44 inches. Lake Audubon smallmouth bass: Brock Mattson, Minot, July 5, 19 inches. Lake Sakakawea ...

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 ...