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“He has great chemistry with all the guys” Bison Alum Harm on Tyler Oakes as Head Coach

Oakes had interim tag removed to become 22th head coach of program

Photo courtesy: NDSU Athletics FARGO, N.D — The interim tag was short lived for Tyler Oakes. Five days after Tod Brown left to become the head coach at New Mexico, Oakes takes over as North Dakota State’s 22nd in program history. Since joining the staff in 2014, Oakes has played many roles. He came in as the pitching coach. In…

Moorhead’s Weah Named Preseason All-American for UND Football

Led conference in several different rushing categories

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Defenses make way for Otis Weah because the North Dakota running back is coming for some more hardware. The Moorhead native was named a preseason All-American by Athlon sports. Weah led the Missouri Valley this spring in rushing yards, yards per carry, rushing touchdowns and yards per game.. All were top ten nationally. Weah is one…

Volson, Watson Named Preseason All-Americans for NDSU Football

One of six schools with multiple selections

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State is one of six schools with multiple preseason All-Americans. Offensive lineman Cordell Volson and receiver Christian Watson headline the list. Watson led all Bison wideouts  with 19 catches for 442 yards and a touchdown. On special teams, he tied an NDSU single season record with two 100 yard-returns for touchdowns in a season. Volson…

UND Football was “Right Fit” for Moorhead’s Teiken

Spuds defensive end is committed to the Fighting Hawks as part of the 2022 class

MOORHEAD, Minn — Grand Forks might as well change its name to north Moorhead because a fifth Spuds player is set to play for North Dakota football. Defensive end Jack Teiken commits to the fighting hawks as part of their 2022 class. Teiken had 10 offers including NDSU, USD and Wyoming, Army and Air Force  from the FBS. While there…

Supreme Court sides with former athletes in dispute with NCAA

WASHINGTON – In a ruling that could help push changes in college athletics, the Supreme Court has unanimously sided with a group of former college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting certain compensation. The high court ruled Monday that NCAA limits on the education-related benefits that colleges can offer athletes who play Division I basketball and…

Payton Otterdahl On Making Olympic Team: “I’m Almost In Disbelief Still”

The former Bison finished third in the shot put trials, qualifying him for the games in summer games in Tokyo

FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Payton Otterdahl finished third in the shot put at the track and field qualifiers, just good enough to secure a spot on the US team. The 2x national champion did it in historic fashion, registering a personal best throw of 71-11 (21.92 meters), beating 2016 Olympian Darrel Hill by an inch. That mark is also good…

NDSU’s Parker Harm Makes More History On The Diamond

The senior takes home an honor no one else in the D1 era has for NDSU baseball

Courtesy: NDSU Athletics FARGO, ND (KVRR) – Parker Harm made some more history for NDSU baseball, becoming the first Bison in the D1 era to be named an ABCA All-American and the fifth in program history. It comes after the senior set a school record with over 15 strikeouts per nine and a tied one with 12 saves. Harm ends…

Former Bison WR Shepherd Signs With Kansas City

Won roster spot in mini-camp off tryout

Fargo, N.D. — A former Bison footballer has a new home in the NFL. Receiver Darrius Shepherd signs with the 2020 super bowl champs Kansas City Chiefs joining the 90-man roster after a tryout during mini-camp. Shepherd spent the last two seasons with the Green Bay Packers after going undrafted out of NDSU. He appeared in 14 games for the…

Former NDSU Thrower Otterdahl Going to Tokyo Olympics

Finished top three in the shotput at Olympic Trials

EUGENE, Ore. — Hopefully Payton Otterdahl has a valid passport because he’s heading to Tokyo for the Olympics. The North Dakota State alum makes Team USA for shot put with a third place finish at the Trials  in Eugene with a personal best throw of 71 feet 11 inches. 2016 Rio Olympics Gold Medalist Ryan Crouser took the U.S. Title…

Concordia’s Oliver To Try Out For African U23 Team

If the junior defenseman makes the cut, he'll compete for the U23 National Cup starting July 3rd

MOORHEAD, MINN (KVRR) – Nigaba Oliver has known the game of soccer his whole life. The rising senior at Concordia watched his uncle play in Africa when he was young. After moving to West Fargo as a child, he took up the game. “My love for soccer just grew and it led me here and I enjoy playing the sport,”…