North Dakota State

Collins Focused on ‘Winning Style’ of Basketball as he takes over NDSU’s Women

The Bison won just 40 games over their previous five seasons under Maren Walseth.

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State’s new women’s basketball coach is eager to raise expectations for a program that has floundered for several years. Jory Collins took over a national championship D-II program and coached them for eight years before one year as an assistant at Kansas. He says he isn’t locked in on one specific style of play when it…

Jory Collins Introduced as NDSU Women’s Basketball Coach

Collins spoke about how he hopes to turn the Bison program around.

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU women’s basketball introduced its new head coach Tuesday afternoon. Jory Collins comes to Fargo, N.D. after most recently working as an assistant at Kansas. He also has head coaching experience, something his predecessor, Maren Walseth, did not have prior to her tenure NDSU. Collins coached Emporia State for eight seasons, averaging nearly 25 wins per year…

NDSU Names Former Kansas Assistant Jory Collins as Next Women’s Basketball Coach

Collins replaces Maren Walseth, who coached the Bison for five seasons

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) – North Dakota State University director of athletics Matt Larsen has named Jory Collins the next head coach of the Bison women’s basketball program. The announcement was made Monday, April 29. Collins will be the 11th head coach of the Bison. Collins just finished his first year as an assistant at the University of Kansas after spending eight seasons…

Coach of the Week: NDSU O-Line Coach AJ Blazek

AJ Blazek is in his first year at North Dakota State after three seasons at Rutgers

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State offensive line coach AJ Blazek is the KVRR Coach of the Week. Blazek is in his first year with the Bison after spending three at Rutgers. NDSU capped off its spring practices on Friday with the Green and Gold game, and now Blazek is hitting the recruiting trail in Kansas City, Mo. Categories: College,…

Bison Softball ‘Humbled’ by Loss to SDSU but Strives to Keep Improving

NDSU had a 20-game winning streak snapped Monday

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a bit of a short week for NDSU softball. The herd wrapped up a series against South Dakota State on Monday and now travels to South Dakota for a three-game set beginning on Friday. Monday’s loss to the Jackrabbits snapped a 20-game winning streak for the Bison. They are 30-12 overall with just one conference loss….

NDSU Faced with Rare Kicking Vacancy after Pedersen’s Departure

Sophomore Jake Reinholz is practicing with a new intensity, hoping to be the new kicker

FARGO, N.D. — For each of the last four years the Bison have leaned primarily on one guy to be their kicker. Now, they  have to move on from Cam Pedersen. Pedersen tied the FCS record for points after touchdowns with 261 in his collegiate career. He helped deliver one of the biggest non-conference wins in NDSU history by kicking…

Bison Searching for Production at Defensive End after Three Players Graduate

The once-deep position group of defensive end saw three players graduate after 2018.

FARGO, N.D. — Perhaps a debate that will carry on for several years is whether NDSU had a better football team in 2013 or 2018. Ask any coach from last year, and they will praise the great depth at defensive end. The D-ends kept the quarterbacks off balance, they contained the opposing run game and consistently dealt out plays for…

Karcz Stepping into Leadership Role at Defensive Tackle

Cole Karcz has played 34 games for the Bison in his career

FARGO, N.D. — With so many seniors on last year’s North Dakota State football team, it’s tough to find a position group without several holes to fill. Defensive tackle is no exception with both Aaron Steidl and Blake Williams graduating. Upcoming senior Cole Karcz is the only returner with starting experience, and that comes from one game last year. He…

Loven Providing Consistency to NDSU’s Rotation

The Bison Freshman has a 2.55 ERA

FARGO, N.D. — With a blizzard hitting the Dakotas, NDSU’s upcoming baseball series is getting moved from Brookings, S.D. to Omaha, Neb. The Bison will still play South Dakota State with a doubleheader on Saturday. The team is only 8-15 on the year, but a bright spot in the starting rotation has been Max Loven. In his seven starts, the…