FCS Football

Coaches were selling point for NDSU football Transfer LaCilento

Fourth Bison transfer added through portal

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football adds its fourth transfer from the portal for the fall season and its depth to the offensive line by landing San Diego’s all-pioneer league first team selection Luke Licilento. With the Toreros, Licilento went to the playoffs in 2018 and 2019. Because he’s graduating early once on campus will have two years of…

UND Football Taking Away Lessons From Spring Season

Learning how to win more on the road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The spring season brought history for the North Dakota football program seeing the FCS playoffs quarterfinal round for the first time. Not making it further isn’t bringing anyone down. There are still many goals left to accomplish the Fighting Hawks want to see through. One is winning on the road, which is something that continues to…

Noland’s Play at Quarterback Reaching High for NDSU Entering Regular Season Finale

Had no turnovers in last game against Northern Iowa

FARGO, N.D. — An automatic bid into the FCS playoffs and keeping the Dakota Marker in Fargo is what’s at stake for North Dakota State football on Saturday against South Dakota State. In order for that to happen, the improved play of QB1 needs to continue. Zeb Noland had no turnovers for the first time since week one. In the…

Former MSUM WR Richter Has Been “Perfect Transfer” for UND Football

The Detroit Lakes native has a touchdown and 126 yards receiving yards for the Hawks this spring

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — One of the many successful moves North Dakota football has made this season is bringing in talent from the Northern Sun at the division two level. One of those players added? Receiver Jake Richter from Minnesota State-Moorhead. The Detroit Lakes native used his final year of eligibility to play this spring at UND. It’s been quite…

Mostaert, Thomas Becoming Big Part of NDSU’s Defensive Line This Spring

Both lead the D-line in tackles and sacks

FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota State defensive line has always had one standout lead the way. In 2018, it was Greg Menard’s 40 tackles and 9.5 sacks. In 2019, it was Derrek Tuszka’s 48 tackles and 13.5 sacks. However, this spring the production has been lineman by committee. Two of those heading up the committee are redshirt freshman, Eli…

UND Football Sees Positives in COVID Layoff as Team Returns to Game Action

Fighting Hawks play first game since March 20th Saturday at Youngstown State

GRAND FORKS,  N.D. — North Dakota football returns to the field Saturday for the first time since March 20th with their last three games were affected by COVID. With the layoff comes an important task: beat Youngstown state and a share of the conference title is theirs. The Fighting Hawks will be back at full strength come Tuesday’s practice. Sunday…

NDSU Football Not Taking SDSU’s Month Long Layoff For Granted

Dakota Marker will be Jackrabbits first game since March 20th

FARGO, N.D. — Not only is it Dakota Marker week for North Dakota State football, their conference title streak is on the line as a win over South Dakota State would give them a 10th consecutive Missouri Valley Football Title. The Bison and jackrabbits head into the game with different situations. NDSU is coming off a win where the offense…

NDSU Football Coaching Staff Key Part in Keeping Players Minds at Ease Through Cancellations/Postponements

Coaches kept looking ahead to next opponents when bad news struck

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State football is getting closer and closer to reliving a feeling that has been taken away over the last two weeks: Gameday.  After having a cancellation and postponement a match-up with Northern Iowa is four days away. During the break, the Bison worked through many adjustments just to stay ready. Having less practice time, both…

Missouri Valley Football Conference Committed to Finishing Spring Season; FCS Releases First Playoff Rankings

NDSU number two, UND number five

ST LOUIS, MO — Over the last two weeks the Missouri Valley Football Conference had eight games postponed — or canceled. Most recently, Friday’s South Dakota and Western Illinois game. Plus Illinois state opting out  for health concerns, however, the league is staying committed to finish the season. In a statement, associate commissioner Mike Kern said the conference has reached…

NDSU Football Players Finding Silver Lining Through Canceled/Postponed Games

This Saturday's game against South Dakota State is PPD until April 17th

FARGO, N.D. — The Dakota Marker game is put on pause as COVID-19 continues to impact North Dakota State football as its game scheduled for Saturday against South Dakota State has been postponed due to multiple positive tests and contact tracing within the program. The match-up with the Jackrabbits is moved to April 17th, the open week made by the…