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North Dakota Sports

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 ...

UND hopes this Weber State matchup isn’t 2018 all over again

OGDEN, Utah — The University of North Dakota football program has been in this position before. Just a year ago, the surging Fighting Hawks faced a top 5 Weber State team with an opportunity to build an FCS playoffs resume and catapult the team through the stretch run of a schedule that was ...

UND men’s basketball team ready for game time

GRAND FORKS — On Thursday, Nov. 7, the University of North Dakota opens its men’s basketball season against Crown College — a private, NCAA Division III college located in St. Bonifacius, Minn. Five days after the Crown game, UND will take on national power Gonzaga — ranked No. 8 in ...

Bison men’s basketball team opens season against a high-major opponent

FARGO — The last time North Dakota State played a men’s basketball game that counted, the center was Zion Williamson. Add to that Duke’s lineup of NBA prospects and the Bison were beaten in the first round of the NCAA tournament last March. It was the second time the Bison played a team ...

Bison superfan seeks tickets for veterans

CAMPBELL, Minn. — Alana Christensen remembers the day she was inspired to get as many veterans as she could to North Dakota State football games. It was during the Bison's Football Championship Subdivision NCAA playoff game last December against Montana State at the Fargodome, during a break ...

NDSU’s Davis not ready to concede Bison football career is over

FARGO — The graduation day is already set in December when Dom Davis will walk onto the stage at North Dakota State and receive his diploma. His hope is he’ll still be playing football for the Bison. At one time a career that looked finished, Davis is giving it another shot. The senior ...

Roseau’s Borowicz, North Dakotans could provide instant impact for UND

GRAND FORKS — Travis Brewster and his staff made it a priority to go around the area and lock down all of the top recruits. They succeeded. They landed North Dakota Miss Basketball, Megan Zander of Mandan. They also landed Miss Basketball runner-up Lilly Keplin of Bismarck Century. They ...

Bison, Penguins prone to close games in Youngstown

FARGO — It was an August and September of doing nothing but winning for Youngstown State, which started the year 4-0, including an Aug. 24 FCS Kickoff game on ESPN against Samford. October, however, wasn’t so kind. The weather got colder, and so did YSU. The Penguins dropped three straight ...

UND ranked No. 24 this week in FCS poll

GRAND FORKS — The University of North Dakota slipped into the national FCS polls on Monday, Oct. 28, rankings that were met with little fanfare at Memorial Stadium. “I didn’t even know about that,” said UND cornerback Evan Holm. “I’m just focused on Weber State. They have a good ...

Fighting Hawks hope for more Alerus Center magic

GRAND FORKS — Montana State football coach Jeff Choate wasn't focusing on the University of North Dakota's road losses at Idaho State and Eastern Washington. He was zeroing in on the Fighting Hawks' home wins against Top 25 teams Sam Houston State and UC Davis. "They're playing very well at ...