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Walz Considering Legislation to Pay College Athletes

Walz says college athletics is a multi-billion dollar business and athletes should have a right to agent representation.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–Gov. Tim Walz says he’s willing to look at legislation that would allow college athletes in Minnesota to hire agents and make money off endorsements, like the law signed in California. Walz says he’s always been fairly uncomfortable with NCAA rules that prohibit athletes from earning endorsements. California’s first-in-the-nation law is cast as an attempt to bring more…

Two More NDSU Throwers Earn NCAA Championships Berth

Payton Otterdahl placed second in the discus and Brendan Artley took 12th in the Javelin

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Payton Otterdahl kept his discus title hopes alive on Friday when he took second in the event at the NCAA Track and Field West Prelim. Otterdahl threw 59.61 meters, finishing behind Dotun Ogundeji by 0.7 meters. Freshman Brendan Artley barely makes the cut for nationals by taking the final spot with his 12th place finish in the…

Wahpeton Native Tylee Irwin Plays in NCAA Tournament

The Sophomore Forward plays for SDSU

PORTLAND, Ore. — As the NCAA women’s basketball tournament continues to whittle the field down, a former North Dakota high school standout is hoping to keep carrying her team. Wahpeton native Tylee Irwin is a sophomore forward for South Dakota State. The six-seeded Jackrabbits beat Quinnipiac in the first round and then upset Syracuse in the round of 32. She…

Mascot Bracketology: Who has the Best D-I Team Name?

KVRR Sports Anchors Keith Albertson, Nick Couzin and Kathryn Gallo discuss the top team names in D-I Basketball

FARGO, N.D. — With the NCAA Tournament coming up next week, millions of people are getting ready to fill out their basketball brackets. At KVRR, we are changing things up by putting together our favorite mascots from the 351 Division-I basketball programs. See if your favorite school made the cut! Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra, Top Sports Headlines Tags: Best…

Maui Madness Gives People Chance to Win Big and Meet Road Warrior Animal

There will be chances for people to win trips to Maui, Las Vegas, and more

FARGO, N.D. — Maui Madness will be in town on Sunday, and organizers say there will be lots of surprises to look forward to. The event is a party centering around the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Participants pick an envelope that has one of the 68 teams playing in the tournament. If the team you have ends up winning, you have…

Bison Men Play For Trip to NCAA Tonight

NDSU faces University of Nebraska-Omaha in Summit League Championship.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sam Griesel had a season-high 20 points as North Dakota State narrowly defeated Western Illinois 76-73 in the semifinals of the Summit League Conference Tourney on Monday night. Vinnie Shahid had 14 points for North Dakota State (17-15). Deng Geu added 11 points. Tyson Ward, the Bison’s leading scorer heading into the contest at 13 points…

NDSU’s Otterdahl Wins Second National Title; Sweeping Throwing Events

Otterdahl Claimed the Indoor Title in the Weight Throw

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – (NDSU Athletics) It took North Dakota State University a decade to crown its first individual national champion at the Division I level.   On Saturday, Payton Otterdahl made it two titles in two days.   Otterdahl won the weight throw at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, throwing a career-best 79-01.25 (24.11m) on his final attempt…

KVRR Round Table: NCAA Adjusts College Football Redshirt Rule

The KVRR sports team analyzes the rule change in college football.

FARGO, N.D. — The NCAA amended the red shirt rule to allow players to play in up to four games per year without losing a season of eligibility. Division I college football players will now be able to play in up to four games per season without using a season of eligibility, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The KVRR sports team analyzes the rule change and how…

NDSU’s Klieman Reacts to NCAA Redshirt Rule

Redshirted football players will be allowed to play four games without losing a year of eligibility.

FARGO, N.D. — The NCAA announced a rule change that will affect redshirt freshmen, and actually increase their roles on teams. Beginning this season, players will be allowed to play up to four games while still retaining their redshirt status. This could have big implications for North Dakota State, which had to pull running back Seth Wilson’s redshirt last season due…

NDSU MBB Coach Richman Weighs in on NCAA Scandals

Dave Richman says he doesn't think the scandals end with the teams at the top

FARGO, N.D. — College basketball has been soaked in controversy over the past few days. Dozens of men’s programs are accused of violating NCAA rules by giving players improper benefits. Potentially the biggest scandal involves Arizona. The FBI reportedly has wiretaps that allege head coach Sean Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure a top freshman signed with his school. NDSU played…