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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SHEYENNE RIVER VALLEY — The landmark is the West Prairie Free Lutheran Church on the corner of county Highways 46 and 18. From there, reaching the Plankers homestead is a series of turns where each road is narrower and primitive in construction.
SADDLE BUTTE TOWNSHIP — The greeting party is a chocolate Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Lilly, a friendly dog who wags her tail at any human being who approaches her domain. She chews rocks for fun.
FARGO — North Dakota State has found an offensive lineman recruiting pipeline that hardly anybody bothers to tap into at the NCAA Division I level, and it's not in Texas or Florida. They are little-known farm kids from north-central North Dakota who happen to take the meaning of hard work to a different level.
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.