Bison Football

NDSU at No. 1 in STATS FCS Preseason Poll

Bison with 151 of 157 first-place votes.

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – Defending national champion North Dakota State was ranked No. 1 in the STATS FCS Preseason Top 25 media poll released Monday, Aug. 6. The Bison garnered 151 of the 157 first-place votes. No. 2 James Madison, the national runner-up a year ago, took the remaining six first-place votes. National semifinalists South Dakota State and Sam…

NDSU Unanimously Picked to Win Missouri Valley Football Confernence

NDSU captured all 39 first-place votes in a preseason poll

ST. LOUIS – (NDSU Athletics) Defending national champion North Dakota State is the preseason pick to win the Missouri Valley Football Conference after capturing all 39 first-place votes in a preseason poll of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and media released Monday, July 30. North Dakota State, which has won seven straight conference titles, won its third outright…

Former NDSU WR Coach Headed to New England

Atif Austin accepts RB coach job with New England Patriots.

FARGO, N.D. — Former NDSU wide receivers coach Atif Austin has accepted a job with the New England Patriots. He will be the running backs coach, the Bison confirmed today. Austin spent four years with the herd, and previously coached the running backs at Northern Iowa while Chris Klieman was the defensive backs coach there. NDSU won three national titles…

NDSU Football Wraps Up Spring Season, Hands Out Rings

NDSU had a ring presentation followed by a one-hour scripted practice to close out spring football

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State closed its spring football season on Friday, April 20, with a national championship ring presentation and an hour-long practice at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Doors opened at noon for the Bison Locker Room Sale, featuring game-worn jerseys and other official team apparel, followed by the Bison Tailgate Expo at 4…

NDSU Defense Settles in Without Former Stars

Bison are one week away from their spring game.

FARGO, N.D. — The NDSU football team is still a week away from its spring game. Until then, the herd continues to put work in to build up a defense that was one of the tops in the FCS last season. Robbie Grimsley and plenty others return to a secondary that will look to fill the gap of former star defensive…

Younger Guys Stepping Up on Bison Front

The Bison have six more spring practices before their modified spring game.

FARGO, N.D. — There will be a bit of a new look to the big men up front for NDSU football, but not for the guys they are blocking for. With Easton Stick returning for his senior season at quarterback and six returners at running back, the offensive line knows who it’s protecting. There are big shoes to fill with Austin…

KVRR Round Table: NDSU Football Building Depth in Spring

The KVRR Sports team gives us a look at what to watch for in NDSU spring football

FARGO, N.D. — The defending national champion NDSU Bison football team returned to the practice field this week for spring practices. Multiple starters will have a minimal role in the practices as they recover from injury. Coach Chris Klieman and the herd will take advantage of this and aim to create depth at many positions. The KVRR sports team tells…

KVRR Round Table: Bison Football Strike Big on Signing Day

NDSU signs Jabril Cox's little brother, Jasir

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State head football coach Chris Klieman announced the addition of four student-athletes to the Bison program Wednesday, Feb. 7, the first day of the National Letter of Intent regular signing period. The Bison signed three players from Florida and one from Missouri.  They are Jacksonville wide receiver Kenneth Channelle of Ribault High School,…

NDSU Football: A Storybook Senior Send-Off

The Bison's 20 seniors graduate from NDSU with another FCS Title under their belt

FRISCO, Texas — NDSU football’s 17-13 win over James Madison in Saturday’s FCS championship game gave the Bison their 6th national title in the last 7 years. But long before the herd hoisted the trophy, they agreed that the goal was to send their 20 seniors off with a storybook ending –winning another national title. Hear what the Bison had…

NDSU Football: Bison Claim 6th FCS Title

NDSU topped James Madison 17-13 in championship game

FRISCO, Texas – (NDSU Athletics) No. 2 seed North Dakota State won its sixth FCS national championship in seven years with a 17-13 victory over top-seeded defending champion James Madison on Saturday, Jan. 6, before a sellout crowd of 19,090 at Toyota Stadium. It was North Dakota State’s 14th football national championship since 1965 and tied the FCS record of six…