Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at www.bisonmedia.areavoices.com. 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.
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FRISCO, Texas -- This week, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer can look forward to two dozen caramel cupcakes from a Normal, Ill., bakery he won by virtue of a bet...
FRISCO, Texas — As history goes, there are not many football minds from the state of North Dakota who have the credentials of Randy Hedberg. There are not many who can say they started the first game of their NFL rookie season, at quarterback no less.
FRISCO, Texas — Ready or not, Zach Vraa is going to give it a go Saturday when North Dakota State plays in the Division I FCS national title game.
FRISCO, Texas — The North Dakota State football team flew to Frisco on Wednesday morning, the fourth time in four years for the Division I FCS national title game. Freshman offensive tackle Luke Bacon isn’t so experienced; it was his first time on an airplane.
FRISCO, Texas — The grass field at Toyota Stadium looked like a postcard Wednesday afternoon. In other words, it was almost the direct opposite of the field conditions in last year’s Division I FCS national title game.
FARGO — The Missouri Valley Football Conference office on a daily basis has been putting out fun facts on the Jan. 10 FCS title matchup of two of its members. In the spirit of modern day technology, it’s marketing it with a Twitter hashtag: #OneTrueChampion.
FARGO — The first trip to Frisco, Texas, was an experiment in FCS title games. That experience turned the second championship game into a big event and the third into a Bison crowd domination of Toyota Stadium.
FARGO — The amount of time between the FCS semifinals and the title game Jan. 10 in Frisco, Texas, is like a bye week on steroids for the two finalists. In the case of North Dakota State, the Bison are hoping the extended period means top receiver Zach Vraa will return to the lineup.
FARGO — The FCS playoff stakes are going up. And so is the talent at wide receiver the North Dakota State defense is expected to face Friday night against Sam Houston State.
FARGO — North Dakota State announced Wednesday all 18,000-plus fans at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome on Saturday will be handed yellow poms for the FCS quarterfinal game against Coastal Carolina. They may get sore shoulders waving them while waiting for the Chanticleers to run a play.