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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FARGO — The circus catch Sunday against Toronto was a thing of highlight-reel beauty for Ryan Smith. The 5-foot-7 Saskatchewan wide receiver leaped over a defensive back, caught the ball while virtually horizontal to the turf and held on to the ball despite a hard landing.
FARGO — The North Dakota State representation in overseas professional basketball is starting to border on being overcrowded. Lawrence Alexander on Tuesday made it five former Bison on European rosters.
North Dakota State football fans saw what Carson Wentz could do last season. It didn't go unnoticed by Mel Kiper Jr., either. On Wednesday, the veteran ESPN analyst ranked Wentz...
FARGO — It was Monday morning and Tom Hoge had no idea where his caddie was. Malcolm Baker got stranded in Chicago on Sunday because his flight to Seattle was canceled. He was expected to find something the next day.
FARGO — Picture this: All 125 athletic directors who have Division I FCS football, are sitting at a large table playing a poker game called “cost of attendance.” And the...
FARGO — The University of Montana will play its rivalry football game away from Washington-Grizzly Stadium this season, traveling to Montana State for the last game of the season. But that doesn’t mean the school’s ticket office has it easy this season.
FARGO — As a college student who played football at North Dakota State, the days were busy for Kyle Emanuel, whether it was something academically that got him inducted into Blue Key Honor Society or a move athletically that got him on ESPN. His Bison career ended in January in Frisco, Texas, but the busyness has not.
FARGO — North Dakota State built the top defense in NCAA Division I FCS football over the past four years, and there appears to be some work ahead for the Bison to maintain that status. The offense, after all, had its way Saturday in the annual Green & Gold Spring Game at the Fargodome.
FARGO — The Saturday itinerary for North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman is packed with radio interviews, an appearance on statewide television, a ring ceremony and meeting recruits, parents of recruits, boosters and fans. Oh, and he still has to pay attention to what he actually does: Coach his team in the annual Green & Gold Spring Game.
The annual North Dakota State Green vs. Gold spring game will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. The Bison return 12 starters from last year’s fourth straight FCS title team, but not all of those will play because of injury. Some notable players most likely being held out will be cornerback C.J. Smith, offensive guard Jeremy Kelly, offensive tackles Landon Lechler and Jack Plankers, defensive tackle Brian Schaetz and nose guard Nate Tanguay.