North Dakota State

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…

Koep Shining in Two-Way Role for Bison Baseball

Koep leads the team in home runs and has only allowed four earned runs in 12 innings pitched.

FARGO, N.D. — The Bison baseball team was out at Newman Outdoor Field doing some prep work Wednesday afternoon. Twenty-three games in, and the team has not been able to play any home games. The schedule has them set to host Valley City State on Tuesday after a series against South Dakota State this weekend. NDSU is 6-6 in Summit…

AJ Blazek Brings one-on-one Attention to First Season as NDSU O-Line Coach

Blazek comes to the Bison after three years as Rutgers' offensive line coach

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State football is one-third of the way through its spring practices. You might think the team will have a different look in the 2019 season with only seven returning starters, a new head coach and five brand new members of the coaching staff. But, they are trying to keep the same look the same. The…

Former NDSU Standout Emanuel Retires from NFL

Kyle Emanuel spent four years with the Chargers

FARGO, N.D. — After four seasons representing North Dakota State in the NFL, linebacker Kyle Emanuel is retiring. The former Bison great made the announcement on Twitter Thursday morning. Emanuel said in the statement that there is no specific reason why he decided to retire, but listed injury concerns as a contributing factor. He played for NDSU from 2010-2014 as a…

NDSU Receivers Benefiting from Multiple Quarterbacks in Spring Practice

Tight end Ben Ellefson says it makes them better having to adjust to different guys

FARGO. N.D. — Four spring practices down for the bison football team, and they have 10 to go, plus the modified spring game. There is still no update on the quarterback situation as four guys compete for the starting job. Last year there were six returning starters on offense, but there are only three starters returning on that side of…

NDSU RBs Believe They Can Fill Holes Left by Anderson, Dunn

Ty Brooks says it's time to forget about Bruce and Lance

FARGO, N.D. — Until the 2019 football season begins, a lot of the talk is going to be about comparing this year’s team to the undefeated squad that just won a national championship. That seems a little unfair, considering the offense is losing its starting quarterback, its three most productive receivers and the top two running backs. And that’s just…