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 — It was about year ago when Omaha Creighton Prep quarterback Easton Stick and his coach got in a car after a Friday night game and made the drive from Nebraska to Fargo for an unofficial recruiting visit. Before going to the North Dakota State football game, they stopped downtown.
FARGO — It’s not often North Dakota State faces a football team that has been a Division I program for fewer years than NDSU has. But that’s what the Bison will get when the University of the Incarnate Word comes to the Fargodome on Saturday.
FARGO — The student from North Dakota State was about six weeks into his internship at The Arthur Companies in Arthur during the summer of 2013 when a few others in the office figured out that he did something other than business marketing. The Bison football fans in the workplace thought it was pretty cool.
FARGO — Gene Taylor isn’t done watching the North Dakota State men’s basketball team in person after all. This time, he’ll be on the other side.
FARGO — He was introduced to the college football world in celebrity fashion walking out of the Fargo Theatre with Lee Corso. The ESPN analyst didn’t get to keep him when the “College GameDay” show was in Fargo, but Corso can be assured his pet buffalo that carries his name is getting the star treatment.
FARGO — Labor Day was a work day for the North Dakota State football team on Monday. Not all was rosy in the 34-14 victory over Iowa State on Saturday.
AMES, Iowa — Maybe it was the run early in the third quarter when Carson Wentz took off running and leaped over a couple of Iowa State defenders for a 20-yard gain. The image of a 6-foot-6 quarterback jumping that high and that far was something else.
FARGO — The Trek 7200 hybrid bicycle is perfect for getting from one point on the North Dakota State campus to the other. You probably don’t want to ride it on the high-end trails in Colorado or Utah, but that’s not what Chris Klieman needs it for anyway.
FARGO — Adam Schueller is a sports management major with minors in business and patience. The first two have to do with his academics at North Dakota State.
FARGO — Chase Morlock left North Dakota State football practice on Wednesday in a yellow T-shirt and shorts. He hopes to leave Jack Trice Stadium in nine days in a white jersey and green pants.