Spring Practice

New NDSU Cornerbacks Coach Lewis Walker Making Immediate Impact

Hired in March after spot opened on defensive coaching staff

FARGO, N.D — When defensive end coach Buddha Williams left North Dakota State this summer for Colorado State roles on that side of the ball were shifted and a new cornerbacks coach was welcomed in. It’s the last week of spring practice for North Dakota State and the end of the first for Lewis Walker on the coaching staff. The…

NDSU’s Mathis Back Healthy This Spring After Multiple Injury Setbacks

One of returning receivers who will get opportunities this fall

FARGO, N.D — “I messed up my hip flexor. I broke my pinky. I dislocated my pinky. I broke my elbow. Tore my mcl and tore my meniscus twice. That’s it.” It’s been a long road to recovery for north Dakota state receiver Zach Mathis. Limited to just 23 games over the last four years, Mathis is finally healthy and…

NDSU Football Holds First Spring Practice

One of 12 over the next month

FARGO, N.D — Just a month and a half ago, NDSU football was lifting their 9th FCS Championship trophy in 11 years. Now the road to Frisco 2023 officially begins as spring practice gets underway. “We’re going to have 125 kids on the roster, we can only bring 110 into camp so it’ll be very competitive, that’s something that we…

NDSU Football Starts Spring Practice

75 percent of Bison roster has not gone through spring practice

FARGO, N.D — After 25 games over a two year period North Dakota State football finally gets back in to the normal routine of development with spring practice starting up Wednesday morning. 75 percent of the roster has not been through the process where 12 practices over a month long stretch are catered just for individual improvement. While many of…

MSUM Football: Getting Ready For Upcoming Season Will Take Different Measures

Dragons prepping for upcoming season with no spring practice

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With spring practice not able to take place on the field for Minnesota State-Moorhead football, the Dragons have spent the time putting in work virtually. Head coach Steve Laqua and his staff meet with the players a couple times a day diving into the playbook and doing what they can with what’s allowed through technology With the…

Round Table: UND Football Spring Practice Recap

The Fighting Hawks conclude Spring Ball on Friday

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — UND football returned to the field for Spring practice with a new offensive system under first-year offensive coordinator Danny Freund. The team is also looking to add depth on defense, while bringing back a sold linebacker core. KVRR’s sports team analyzes the Fighting Hawks as they finish up the spring season. Categories: College, KVRR Sports Extra,…

NDSU’s Olson Implementing Changes to Linebacker Group

Olson returns to NDSU after playing for Bison from 2010-2013

FARGO, N.D. — Grant Olson is the new face behind the North Dakota State linebacking corps. He’s not exactly a new face after his time playing with North Dakota State, but now he can put his own touch on the position group. Current linebacker Jabril Cox is getting more reps at the Will linebacker position, while converted safety Jaxon Brown…

Grant Olson Brings Experience as Former Bison Player to First Season as NDSU Linebackers Coach

Olson spent the last two seasons as Indiana State's Linebacker coach

FARGO, N.D. — Grant Olson is back at his alma mater coaching the linebackers. “Being back in the bubble, being back in the same meeting rooms that I had meetings in, the same practice fields, same locker room, I’m very comfortable and confident,” Olson said. “I enjoy being back.” Olson’s message to his players is twofold. “Understanding the guys who…

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 CB Bridges Excited to Live up to High Expectations

The senior cornerback is embracing his leadership role

For the team’s third spring practice Monday, North Dakota State football wore pads for the first time. The players say it doesn’t just mean the physicality is amplified; the tempo is increased too. The 16 seniors are the roster are leading the charge with what to expect for some of the younger guys just getting into the swing of things….