Summit League

No Rivalry Brewing Between NDSU and UND Softball

The Bison and Fighting Hawks play a three game series this weekend

FARGO, N.D. — NDSU softball will finish the regular season this weekend in a three game series against North Dakota. The Bison-Fighting Hawks matchup usually means a big rivalry, no matter the sport, but things aren’t as dramatic between the two softball programs. This is just the first year UND has played in the Summit league and the teams haven’t squared…

NDSU Baseball Drops Series Opener against Western Illinois

The Bison lost 7-2

FARGO, N.D. (NDSU Athletics) — Western Illinois scored three runs in the third and three in the eighth to down the North Dakota State baseball team 7-2 Friday night at Newman Outdoor Field. With the loss, the Bison drop to 11-20 overall and 8-11 in the Summit League. The Leathernecks took a two-game lead over the Bison in the standings,…

Vargas Having Strong Freshman Season for the Bison

The Pitcher has won twelve games, including four shutouts

FARGO, N.D. — K.K. Leddy has been leading the NDSU softball team all season as the Summit League’s top pitcher. But she is not the only Bison who has been throwing lights out this season. Paige Vargas is having a season of her own to remember, and she is only a freshman. Vargas has started 18 games and has won 12…

Shoultz Uses Team-First Mentality to lead Bison

The outfielder holds the team's highest batting average

FARGO, N.D. — Halfway through Summit League play, NDSU softball is continuing what has been a successful 2019 campaign. Before its loss on Monday to South Dakota State, the Bison were on a twenty-game winning streak. Outfielder Katie Shoultz has played a huge part in that good fortune, boasting a career and team-high batting average of .412. This season, Shoultz has…

NDSU Softball Returns to Summit League Play Against SDSU

The Bison will play a three-game series against the Jackrabbits

FARGO, N.D. — Due to the ongoing winter weather, Saturday’s softball doubleheader between NDSU and South Dakota state has been moved to Sunday. Consequently, Sunday’s game is pushed back to Monday. This series gets NDSU back to conference play after a break from it in the Seattle University Tournament. The Bison are 6-0 in the Summit with an 18-game winning streak…

NDSU’s KK Leddy Earns 2nd Pitcher of the Week Honor

Leddy gave up one earned run in 14 innings over the weekend.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Summit League) – South Dakota senior Jamie Holscher has been named the Summit League Player of the Week, while North Dakota State senior Kk Leddy earns pitcher of the week honors.   South Dakota’s Holscher picked up her third player of the week honor of the season after an impressive weekend. Holscher posted a .545 batting average…

NDSU Softball Preparing for League Play

The Bison play a double header against Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday

FARGO, N.D. — The Bison softball team is on a hot streak at the moment. The team is 18-and-11 overall and have won the last eight straight games. It’s the perfect kind of momentum NDSU will need as they head into the start of Summit League play with a double header against Purdue Fort Wayne on Saturday. Things will likely…

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Plus, Recapping The Summit League Title That Earned NDSU An NCAA Tournament Birth

  Bison Illustrated editor Nolan Schmidt is tired this morning. He didn’t get back from the Summit League tournament in Sioux Falls until 2 a.m. this morning. But he’s still thrilled to talk with Adam about NDSU. He breaks down whether or not the Bison’s tournament win can be considered an upset. He also speculates about where they may be…

Summit League Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview

NDSU is the four seed, while North Dakota is the seven seed

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State men’s basketball coach Dave Richman refers to tournament time as the third season. The slate is wiped clean as all eight teams in the Summit League Tournament are three wins away from an NCAA Tournament berth. The Bison match up with Oral Roberts in the first round, a team they beat twice already this…