Author: Nick Couzin

Force Bring In Former Player Nick Oliver As New Head Coach

Spent last three year as assistant at St. Cloud State

WEST FARGO, N.D — Life has come full circle for new Fargo Force coach, Nick Oliver, first as a player 12 years ago and now taking his first head job leading the organization. Oliver has coaching experience from many different levels most recently with St Cloud State as an assistant helping lead the program to its first frozen four. Before…

NDSU Men’s Golf Heads into Summit League Tournament After Historic Regular Season

Bison set scoring average and tournament victories record

FARGO, N.D — “It’s not as hard as people think it is. It’s like riding a bike in the spring. You get back into it pretty quickly.” Other than their tournaments, North Dakota State men’s golf has played all but 12 practice holes this spring limited by weather to the turf of the bubble and short game area. “We hit…

Green Bay Packers Pick NDSU’s Christian Watson With No. 34 Pick

LAS VEGAS, Nevada —  The Green Bay Packers used the 34th pick in the Draft from the Minnesota Vikings to select North Dakota State Receiver Christian Watson. Watson joins four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and the NFC North Champions. The FCS All-American becomes the first NDSU receiver to be drafted since 1985.   Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports…

Kirchoffner Resigns as Sheyenne’s Boys Basketball Coach

Ends 10-year coaching career at the school

WEST FARGO, N.D — Sheyenne boys basketball head coach Tom Kirchoffner is stepping down from the position. Coach is starting a new job outside of teaching. It ends an impressive run starting the program from scratch 10 years ago. Kirchoffner delivered the program its first EDC title and made it to the semifinals of the state tournament three of the…

MSUM Removes Interim A.D. Tag From Markuson

Takes over position full-time after serving in the interim for over a year

MOORHEAD, Minn — Minnesota State-Moorhead has a new athletic director.. Serving as the interim for over a year, Chad Markuson’s title has turned permanent starting May 2nd. Markuson was among three finalists from a national search. He joined the staff in 2011 as deputy athletic director then associate A.D. before taking over the department as a whole. Outside of his…

Scott Langer No Longer Coach of Fargo Force

Spent one season with the USHL franchise

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Scott Langer has told KVRR Sports he is no longer the head coach of the Fargo Force. In one year as the bench boss, Langer led the franchise to the Clark Cup Playoffs before falling to the Omaha Lancers in the first round. The Force clinched the five seed after finishing the regular season 28-28-4.  …

Local Talent Playing Key Part in NDSU Baseball’s Success This Season

Calen Schwabe and Tristen Roehrich helping Bison to first place in Summit League

FARGO, N.D — With over 22 thousand miles of bus trips, 48 thousand total including air travel, hearing news of another cancelation or series being moved away from home is nothing new for North Dakota State baseball. In fact, its something they’re use to by now. Going on games 37-38-39 on the road this weekend, the Bison have made the…

Former NDSU Tight End Ellefson Gears Up For Year Three in NFL

Hawley native entering second year with Minnesota Vikings

FARGO, N.D. — Former North Dakota State tight end, Ben Ellefson enters his third year in the NFL and second with the Minnesota Vikings. It was quite the journey getting back to playing for the childhood team. In year one, Ellefson went undrafted then was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars shortly after. The Hawley native played 133 snaps over seven…

Sheyenne Alum Bartley Continuing Success at Collegiate Level With Minnesota-Crookston

Had best finish in 9 years for Crookston at NSIC Championships

CROOKSTON, Minn — As just a freshman Minnesota-Crookston’s Layton Bartley set the bar high finishing in the top 10 of the NSIC Tournament posting a 9 over par score, the best by any golden eagle golfer in 9 years by carding three consecutive rounds in the 70’s. “Earlier in the season, I was really nervous coming in and looking at…