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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SPOKANE, Wash. — North Dakota State center Marshall Bjorklund on Friday looked more like somebody who just went through a boxing match than an NCAA basketball tournament game. His teammate, guard Taylor Braun, didn’t look much better.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Trending on Twitter. Another No. 12 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with upset hopes. North Dakota State pulled it off Thursday night.
SPOKANE, Wash. — A school year in the national spotlight that started with ESPN’s “College GameDay,” carried over to an FCS national championship in Frisco, Texas, and has mushroomed to Spokane, Wash. North Dakota State takes to the biggest stage in college athletics today with an appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The University of Oklahoma went through its open practice Wednesday at the Spokane Arena in front of a few hundred spectators. It was a routine all eight teams in the West Region went through during the day.
FARGO — The players from the North Dakota State men’s basketball team were given all-green letterman’s coats a while back that they wear from time to time. Everybody except one player, anyway.
FARGO — The legions of people filling out their NCAA men’s basketball tournament brackets this week will certainly be familiar with the Big 12 Conference. Seven teams made it.
FARGO — The states of Indiana and Illinois and their respective rich high school and college basketball traditions will not be found anywhere in this NCAA men’s basketball tournament. On the other side, you’ll be able to find cheesehead connections all over CBS, TNT, TBS and truTV telecasts this weekend.
FARGO – North Dakota State learned its opponent in the NCAA tournament on Sunday. There wasn’t much familiarity with the University of Oklahoma, however. The two schools have never played...
FARGO – There was one final cheer in the Bison Sports Arena after all. It was reserved for the biggest announcement any Division I basketball program in the country could...
FARGO — North Dakota State learned in 2009 that there’s more than basketball to the NCAA tournament. When the Bison won the Summit League tournament title, the ensuing 10 days were a test in organizational skills.