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 — If the only goal for North Dakota State defensive end Cole Jirik was to play professional football, he would have had surgery earlier this fall. It would have virtually assured him good health in front of the pro scouts.
FARGO — Now that they’re on opposite sides of the recruiting trail, the North Dakota State athletic department appears to be keeping a close eye on former Bison head football coach Craig Bohl.
FARGO — In football, North Dakota State plays in the FCS, one step below the major college FBS. In basketball, the Bison are classified as a “mid-major” program. That doesn’t mean NDSU can’t compete with the big boys in the power rankings game.
FARGO — It was about 6:15 in the morning on Sunday when North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman’s cell phone received a text message alert. It was from quarterback Carson Wentz, who wanted to meet the team’s new quarterbacks coach.
FARGO – North Dakota State returned from its third consecutive Division I FCS national title on Saturday night. By Sunday morning, a new coaching regime was in place to lead...
FRISCO, Texas — There were times in Saturday’s Division I FCS national title game where Towson University’s Terrance West looked every bit of the higher-end NFL prospect that he’s been tabbed.
FRISCO, Texas — It was a collection of thousands and thousands of hellos and a few goodbyes on Saturday afternoon at Toyota Stadium. Hello history, it’s nice to meet you. My name is North Dakota State, and you can put us in that dynasty category, thank you very much.
FARGO — The kid just out of middle school football got in line to get his equipment his freshman year of high school. He was a running back, tight end and linebacker.
FRISCO, Texas — When Dean Bresciani left his administrative position at Texas A&M three-plus years ago, he figured he would get his holidays back. The Aggies are a perennial FBS bowl-playing program after all.
FRISCO, Texas — Sept. 11, 2010, is a day the veteran members of the North Dakota State offensive line will not soon forget. That was the Saturday when Northern Iowa gave them a harsh Missouri Valley Football Conference lesson.