Kevin Schnepf is the sports editor for The Forum. He has been working at The Forum since 1986.
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FARGO — The North Dakota State football team's six-year run of playoff perfection came to an end Friday night against the team it all started with. James Madison University claimed a 27-17 semifinal win in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision playoffs before a raucous and stunned crowd of 18,282 at the Fargodome. The upset marked the first FCS playoff loss since 2010 for the Bison—which began its 22-0 playoff run in 2011 with a 26-14 opening-round Fargodome win over James Madison.
1 James Madison is located in Harrisonburg, Va., a city with a metro-area population of 126,000 that is situated in Shenandoah Valley. 2 The school was founded in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School of Women. It was renamed Madison College in 1938 in honor of President James Madison. It was renamed James Madison in 1977. It has an enrollment of 19,144 students. 3
FARGO — A 16 seed has never beaten a 1 seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. And it wasn't going to happen in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in the Fargodome Saturday. Nor should it have happened. North Dakota State, the top seed for the FCS playoffs and the five-time defending national champions, won — as expected — in a 45-7 victory over the University of San Diego. Not only was San Diego the 16 seed, it was a team that somehow made it this far in the playoffs without one scholarship player.
CHICAGO—Carson Wentz made a small bit of NFL history with the Philadelphia Eagles Monday night. The former North Dakota State quarterback became the first rookie quarterback to start and win his first two games of the season with no turnovers. It's been that kind of two weeks for Wentz. The Eagles defeated the Bears 29-14 on Monday Night Football and Wentz became the story of the game with a second straight solid performance and a cool demeanor. Wentz completed 21 of 34 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown. He did not throw an interception.
Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be? A: Super strength because nobody would be able to stop me. Q: What is the most embarrassing song on your phone or iPod? A: Probably Florida Georgia Line "Round Here." Q: Who has the best hair on the team? A: Probably MJ (Stumpf) Q: Who is the best dancer on the team? A: Probably me. Q: Where do you see yourself in five years? A: I see myself somewhere around sports. I just want to be associated with sports. It's something I've always been into.
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