Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO — If No. 1-ranked North Dakota State wants to keep the 75-pound Dakota Marker trophy in Fargo, the Bison need to contain the highest-scoring offense in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. No. 14-ranked South Dakota State is averaging 45 points per game entering Saturday's rivalry game against the Bison at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Jackrabbits sophomore quarterback Taryn Christion leads the conference in total offense.
FARGO — Illinois State was threatening to take the lead back early in the second quarter when the North Dakota State defense made a game-shifting play. Bison defensive tackle Aaron Steidl caused a fumble that linebacker Pierre Gee-Tucker recovered with the Redbirds near the goal line. Four plays later, No. 1-ranked NDSU was in the end zone to cap a sequence that sparked a 31-10 victory Saturday in Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
FARGO—Steve Dahl and his tailgating group started with a grilling trailer around 10 years ago. "Then we just kept upgrading," said Dahl, who played linebacker at North Dakota State from 1982-85 and was part of two NCAA Division II national championship football teams.
CHASKA, Minn.—David Johnson of Mayville, N.D., got called out by some of the best golfers in the world at Hazeltine National Golf Club. He ended up taking their money. Johnson was picked out of the gallery Thursday and sank a 12-foot putt at a Ryder Cup practice round after talking trash to some Team Europe players who couldn't make the same putt. European player Rory McIlroy tweeted video of the 30-year-old Johnson making the shot to his 3 million followers. Johnson, a State Farm Insurance agent, became an international sports story.
FARGO—Facing a legendary slugger in a historic ballpark is one of the moments that stand out for Kansas City Royals pitcher Matt Strahm in his brief time in Major League Baseball. "I get chills talking about it right now," said Strahm, a West Fargo High School graduate. In late August, Strahm came out of the bullpen to face Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz at Fenway Park. "That was very, very ... words can't explain that," Strahm said. "That was awesome."
IOWA CITY, Iowa – North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman didn’t look at kicker Cam Pedersen in the closing seconds. Bison quarterback Easton Stick got out of the way...
FARGO -- North Dakota State football first caught the attention of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz about a decade ago. The Bison earned a 27-21 victory against the Minnesota Gophers...
FARGO—Top-ranked North Dakota State continued its offensive overtime efficiency to cap a head-spinning afternoon Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Fargodome. Bison running back Lance Dunn scored on a 25-yard, walk-off touchdown run to lift his team to a 50-44 overtime victory against No. 8-ranked Eastern Washington in Division I FCS football before 18,906 fans at Gate City Bank Field. For a second consecutive game, the Bison (2-0) scored on their first offensive play in overtime to earn back-to-back dramatic, heart-pounding wins against top-10 FCS opponents.
FARGO — In the first overtime college football game North Dakota State has ever played in the Fargodome, the top-ranked Bison hung on for a 24-17 season-opening win over sixth-ranked Charleston Southern Saturday night, Aug. 26, in front of 18,881 Fargodome fans and a nationwide ESPN television audience. Getting the ball first in the overtime, NDSU scored on its first play when King Frazier bounced off a tackle at the line of scrimmage and ran 25 yards for a touchdown.
FARGO—Mack Brown won a national title at the top level of college football and the former Texas head coach thinks North Dakota State should stay put. The Bison, who have won an unprecedented five consecutive Division I FCS national championships, open their season against Charleston Southern at 6:36 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Brown will serve as the color analyst for ESPN, which will televise the FCS Kickoff game.