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Earl emerged at quarterback spot for USD


FARGO — The preseason talk at the University of South Dakota was how quarterback Josh Vander Maten was poised to have a solid junior season. That lasted less than a month.

Today, Vander Maten will be at receiver when the Coyotes face North Dakota State at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. The starting quarterback, meanwhile, has emerged as a big presence — both in stature and in performance.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.