Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO — Bruce Anderson was born in Germany and also lived in New Mexico, Japan and northern California during his childhood. The former North Dakota State running back finished his high school football career at Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida, before he came to Fargo where he had a standout football career. “It’s been a long path for him, I can tell you that,” said Norman Anderson, Bruce’s father. The Andersons moved frequently as Norman was a civil engineer for the Air Force. He retired as a master sergeant after more than 20 years of service.
FARGO — The last time former North Dakota State head coach Bob Babich was in Fargo, he estimated, was around 15 years ago. Babich was back in the Fargodome on Friday, April 12, as he was slated to be the keynote speaker for NDSU's annual football coaches clinic. While the event was canceled due to inclement weather, the Buffalo Bills linebackers coach still made his way to Fargo for a homecoming of sorts.
MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State Moorhead athletic director Doug Peters was in Alex Nemzek Fieldhouse, taking in a heated competition between two area colleges. Peters watched the drama unfold on one of the large video boards. The underdog emerged victorious. “There was an upset (Friday) night, and you could tell,” Peters said. While Peters has seen surprise outcomes before in Alex Nemzek, this was different. Keyboards, mouses and monitors were to tools that helped engineer the upset.
FARGO — Bruce Anderson received rave reviews from his college quarterback after working out Thursday during North Dakota State's annual football Pro Day at the Dacotah Field bubble. The former Bison running back showed his strength, speed and pass-catching ability. Anderson ran routes and caught passes from former NDSU quarterback Easton Stick.
FARGO - North Dakota State junior Tyson Ward is leading the Bison in scoring and rebounding in Summit League men's basketball games this season. NDSU head coach David Richman, however, challenged Ward despite the solid individual league statistics. "I said these are all-conference type numbers except for what?" Richman said. "I said you're not looking big enough at the scope of the page. We're 1-2 (in the league) right now. No one is going to vote somebody all-conference on a losing team."
FARGO — Tyler Roehl was happy to stay home. The former North Dakota State running back stood at the podium Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, in a suit and reflected on his journey from West Fargo High School to being promoted to offensive coordinator for the NDSU football team, saying he was humbled by the opportunity. “It’s been a wild ride,” said the 32-year-old Roehl.
FRISCO, Texas -- North Dakota State now has seven NCAA Division I FCS championship crowns and is the king of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Bison powered their way to a 38-24 victory against Eastern Washington on Saturday to repeat as national champions before 17,902 fans at Toyota Stadium. NDSU’s seven titles are the most in FCS history, surpassing Georgia Southern, which has six. The Bison (15-0) capped a perfect season, winning their seventh national crown in eight seasons. They have a 112-8 record during that run.
FARGO -- During the regular season, rivals North Dakota State and South Dakota State play for the Dakota Marker trophy. The stakes have been raised for their NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game Friday, Dec. 14, at Gate City Bank at the Fargodome. The winner earns a trip to Frisco, Texas, with a chance to play for another piece of hardware.
FARGO - North Dakota State needed only four plays to cover 96 yards on its opening drive Saturday, Dec. 8, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Runs of 6, 32 and 26 yards, with a 32-yard pass play sprinkled in, led to an early touchdown for the top-seeded Bison. That would prove to be the only points NDSU would need as it powered its way to a 35-0 victory against No. 8-seeded Colgate in the NCAA Division I FCS quarterfinals before 16,404 fans.
FARGO - Colgate senior T.J. Holl was recruited to the Raiders football program as a quarterback. Early in his first season, he changed positions after asking coaches if there was somewhere he could contribute immediately since Colgate appeared well-stocked at quarterback. "We had a lot of depth at the position," said Holl, who is from Cranberry Township, Pa. "They moved me to inside linebacker."