NDSU Football

NDSU’s Watson Taking WR Role to Another Level With Maturity

Coming off season leading the team in receiving yards and touchdowns

FARGO, N.D. — 2019 was a breakout year for North Dakota State receiver Christian Watson. Watson became a primary target for quarterback, Trey Lance, in his first full season as a starter. The second team all-Missouri Valley selection led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns as a replacement to All-American and Green Bay Packers receiver, Darrius Shepherd. With great…

NDSU Linebackers Filling Void Left Behind By Cox, Mercadel

Hankey, Kaczor, Jasir Cox will start against Central Arkansas

FARGO, N.D. — Since returning to campus after the announcement of their game with Central Arkansas, North Dakota State football, has been going  at it with 11 practices. Heading in to the match-up, just 10 days away, defensive coordinator, David Braun is putting focus  on the linebacker position. That’s because 6th year senior, Aaron Mercadel, is moving on and grad…

Two Bison NFL Hopefuls Waived

Broncos' Derek Tuszka and Jaguars' Ben Ellefson didn't make final roster cuts on Saturday

FARGO, ND – Former Bison Football standouts Derek Tuszka and Ben Ellefson were waived by their NFL teams in the final roster cuts, which trim teams down to 53 players. Tuzska was taken in the seventh round by the Denver Broncos and signed to four year contract worth $3.37 million shortly after. The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up Ellefson as an…

Five Bison on Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America Team

CHICAGO – (NDSU Athletic) North Dakota State had five players named to the Stats Perform FCS Preseason All-America Team announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, featuring some of the top players in the Football Championship Subdivision. NDSU sophomore quarterback Trey Lance and senior left tackle Dillon Radunz were named to the first team, senior right tackle Cordell Volson and linebacker Jackson Hankey were named to the second team, and junior…

Fargodome to Allow 10K Fans for Central Arkansas Game

Game scheduled for Oct. 3

FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State’s home football game scheduled for Oct. 3 against Central Arkansas will be played in front of a reduced crowd along with other measures intended to provide a safe game day environment. Spectator seating capacity will be 10,000 according to the game day procedures developed in a collaborative effort between the Fargodome, City of Fargo,…

Former Bison Shepherd Looking to Make Most of Second Chance With Green Bay Packers

Was cut halfway through rookie season; signed to practice squad

GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Former Bison receiver, Darrius Shepherd, was the Cinderella story of Green Bay Packers Training Camp in 2019. Going undrafted, shepherd made the roster off a mini camp invite. After being cut halfway through his rookie season, the Packers are giving him a second chance. While the roster spot is not guaranteed, getting signed through the practice…

Former Bison Cox Catching Attention of LSU Coaches With Maturity, Focus

Cox transferred from NDSU before 2020 season

BATON ROUGE, L.A. — From one national champion to another. That’s the road linebacker Jabril Cox is taking to the NFL. After winning three FCS Championships and being named a two-time All-American at North Dakota State, Cox took his talents to Baton Rouge and the 2019 FBS champions, LSU, as a grad transfer. The Tigers lost their three top linebackers…

NDSU Completes 2022 Football Schedule With Drake, North Carolina A&T

Expected Games for 2022 season

FARGO, N.D. – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State has completed its 2022 football schedule with the addition of two home games against Drake and North Carolina A&T, director of athletics Matt Larsen announced Wednesday, Aug. 26. Both games were scheduled for 2020 but canceled due to the pandemic. NDSU will host Drake in the 2022 season-opener Sept. 3 followed by…

NDSU’s Wegner Named to FCS Punter of the Year Award Watch List

Was Third-Team All-American in 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. – (NDSU Athletics) North Dakota State’s Garret Wegner is one of 22 punters on the preseason watch list for the 2020 FCS Punter of the Year Award announced Wednesday, Aug. 26, by the Augusta Sports Council. The award, created in 2019, honors the nation’s top collegiate punter in the Football Championship Subdivision. The 2020 watch list was compiled based on…