It wasn't that long ago, North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl says, that Bison football fans were complaining to athletic director Gene Taylor about spectators standing up during games and blocking their view.
No longer is the atmosphere inside the Fargodome like a dog show.
Fresh off their first Division I football championship, the Bison have sold out every home game for the first time in school history. They open the season Saturday against visiting Robert Morris, after a brief ceremony planned to commemorate the Championship Subdivision title.
''It's going to be really loud. The dome is going to be rocking,'' NDSU quarterback Brock Jensen said.
Bohl, now in his 10th year, guided the team through a transition from NCAA Division II to a national title in their fourth year of eligibility. He has a 75-31 record, including 16-8 against nationally ranked FCS teams and 5-3 against Bowl Subdivision clubs.
The most surprising number for Bohl, perhaps, is 18,700. That's roughly the nu...