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North Dakota State Signs Former Illinois WR Desmond Cain

North Dakota State is a bonafide dynasty in the FCS. The Division-II juggernaut has made a name for itself as a mean, green (and yellow), footballing team machine. On top of recruiting players right out of high school, the school often relies on talent that didn’t pan out at FBS schools and are looking for a reboot. After Carson Wentz was selected No. 2 overall in the NFL draft...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago

Bombers’ receiver Smith announces retirement

WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver Ryan Smith has announced his retirement from professional football. The news, which was revealed on Friday in a press release from the team, is sudden and surprising for the 25-year-old pass-catcher out of Wahpeton, N.D. Smith joined the Bombers in February 2016 as a free agent after spending his first two CFL seasons with Saskatchewan...
Via CFL.ca
26 days ago

JMU's Abdullah on 'road less traveled'

(STATS) - Rarely must a day go by that somebody doesn't ask former James Madison running back Khalid Abdullah about the Dukes' historic win at North Dakota State last December. "It was definitely one of the funnest games I've ever played in," he said about JMU ending the Bison's run of five straight FCS national titles. One game later, the Dukes were sized to wear the national...
Via FOX Sports
March 16, 2017

Brennan leads IUPUI to upset win over NDSU in Summit tourney

SIOUX FALLS, N.D. (AP) Aaron Brennan scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half to go with 11 rebounds, and IUPUI upset North Dakota State with a 76-57 win in the Summit League Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday night. IUPUI (14-17), the No. 7 seed, used a 19-4 run to take a 63-47 lead with 6:14 left over second-seeded North Dakota State, capped by a jumper from Brennan....
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Omaha dumps North Dakota State 96-92, blunts title hopes

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Marcus Tyus scored 27 points and Omaha withstood a frantic finish to beat North Dakota State 96-92 Saturday and ruined the Bison's chance to earn the top seed to the Summit League Conference Tournament. South Dakota (21-10, 12-4) earned the title outright with a 92-85 win over IUPUI not long before Omaha's (16-13, 9-7) win. North Dakota State (19-10, 11-5) enters...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

North Dakota St avoids upset at Oral Roberts 82-80

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Khy Kabellis had 18 points, Paul Miller had a double-double and North Dakota State held off Oral Roberts 82-80 on Wednesday night. Miller had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Carlin Dupree had 15 points for the Bison (19-9, 11-4 Summit League), who moved a half-game in front of South Dakota with one game to go. Oral Roberts battled back, after being down 48-36...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Fort Wayne pulls away from North Dakota State 77-61

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) Brent Calhoun tied his career-high with 19 points and Fort Wayne knocked North Dakota State from atop the Summit League standings with a 77-61 win on Wednesday night. The Bison (17-9, 9-4) entered the day one-half game ahead of rival South Dakota, but now sit tied with the Coyotes at 9-4. Calhoun added a team best eight rebounds. John Konchar finished with...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

College player tries to save ball, hits unreal no-look shot on his own basket

Sometimes it's best to just let a ball go out of bounds. North Dakota State sophomore Khy Kabellis tried to save a ball from bouncing out of bounds on the defensive end of the floor by blindly lobbing it behind his back, hoping that a teammate would grab the loose ball. Instead, he hit a three-pointer on his own team. Fortunately for Kabellis, NDSU went on to beat Denver 81-63, and...
Via FOX Sports
February 12, 2017

North Dakota State player sinks insane shot on wrong basket

Weird moments in sports happen all of the time. You’d think it would happen more often with the amount of games that are played. Own goals and other oddities happen nearly every weekend in soccer and hockey. It’s just part of the game.Scoring on your own hoop in basketball? Well, that takes a special sort of mess up.Khy Kabellis of North Dakota State had one of the craziest...
Via The Comeback
February 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Khy Kabellis helps keep North Dakota State in first place in win over Denver

FARGO, N.D. — Khy Kabellis scored 17 points and North Dakota State defeated Denver 81-63 on Saturday to stay atop the Summit League. Dexter Werner had 14 points and nine rebounds, A.J. Jacobson also had 14 points with Paul Miller adding 13 and Carlin Dupree 10 for the Bison (17-8, 9-3), who are a half-game ahead of South Dakota (9-4) and two up on Denver (15-10, 7-5). Miller and...
Via The Denver Post
February 12, 2017

Kabellis helps keep North Dakota State in first place

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Khy Kabellis scored 17 points and North Dakota State defeated Denver 81-63 on Saturday to stay atop the Summit League. Dexter Werner had 14 points and nine rebounds, A.J. Jacobson also had 14 points with Paul Miller adding 13 and Carlin Dupree 10 for the Bison (17-8, 9-3), who are a half-game ahead of South Dakota (9-4) and two up on Denver (15-10, 7-5). Miller...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beats South Dakota State 82-65

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A.J. Jacobson scored 26 points with 12 boards and North Dakota State snapped a two-game slide, beating South Dakota State 82-65 on Wednesday night. It was Jacobson's first double-double of the season for the Bison (16-8, 8-3 Summit). He was 8 of 13 from the floor including three from distance. Khy Kabellis added 16 points and Paul Miller and Dexter Werner had...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

South Dakota beats North Dakota State 76-66

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Matt Mooney scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds as South Dakota beat North Dakota State 76-66 on Saturday. Mooney was 9 of 18 from the floor and 6 of 9 from the line for the Coyotes (16-10, 7-4 Summit). Tyler Flack added 17 points and five rebounds along with four blocks and two steals. Tyler Peterson scored 12 points off the bench and Trey Dickerson chipped...
Via AP on Fox
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

O'Leary scores 24; IUPUI beats North Dakota St. 86-81 in OT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Matt O'Leary hit a career-best six 3-pointers and finished with 24 points to lead five IUPUI players in double figures and the Jaguars beat North Dakota State 86-81 in overtime on Wednesday night. Aaron Brennan scored a career-high 18, Ron Patterson had 13 points, T.J. Henderson added 11 and Darrell Combs 10 for IUPUI (10-14, 4-6 Summit League), which snapped...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Bison recruits arriving from 10 states

(STATS) - It's not as though many FCS recruiting classes can be welcomed by the No. 2 selection in an NFL Draft, but there was Carson Wentz welcoming North Dakota State's 2017 class with a short video on Wednesday. "There's been a culture and tradition of excellence that's been established there," said the former Bison quarterback, fresh off his rookie season as the Philadelphia...
Via FOX Sports
February 01, 2017

Werner leads North Dakota St to 81-71 win over Oral Roberts

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Dexter Werner scored all of his 19 points in the second half, Khy Kabellis added nine of his 12 after the break and North Dakota State overcame a 13-point, second-half deficit for an 81-71 win over Oral Roberts on Wednesday night. Carlin Dupree finished with 14 points and Tyson Ward scored 12 with eight rebounds for North Dakota State (15-6, 7-1 Summit League...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Rain of 3s powers N. Dakota St. past W. Illinois 89-57

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) A.J. Jacobson tied his career-best with six 3-pointers and North Dakota State connected on 13 of 16 long-range shots in an 89-57 defeat of Western Illinois on Saturday. North Dakota State's 81-percent 3-point shooting is a school record. The Bison (14-6, 6-1 Summit League) made four of their first six shots for a 10-0 lead and sped away from there, taking a...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Miller, Kabellis lead North Dakota St past Fort Wayne, 89-83

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller hit seven 3-pointers and scored 33 points, Khy Kabellis made five 3s and added 25 points - all career highs - and North Dakota State closed the game with a 18-5 run to beat Fort Wayne 89-83 on Thursday night. Kabellis and Miller combined to make 17 of 28 from the field, including 12 of 19 from behind the arc. Dexter Werner had 11 points and eight rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Denver Pioneers roll past North Dakota State 79-55

DENVER — Daniel Amigo scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Denver rolled to a 79-55 win over North Dakota State on Saturday. It was Amigo’s seventh double-double this season. He was 13 of 20 from the floor for the Pioneers (11-7, 3-2 Summit League) who finished with a 49-27 rebounding edge over North Dakota State. Thomas Neff, Joe Rosga and C.J. Bobbitt added 10 points...
Via The Denver Post
January 15, 2017

Denver rolls past North Dakota State 79-55

DENVER (AP) Daniel Amigo scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Denver rolled to a 79-55 win over North Dakota State on Saturday. It was Amigo's seventh double-double this season. He was 13 of 20 from the floor for the Pioneers (11-7, 3-2 Summit League) who finished with a 49-27 rebounding edge over North Dakota State. Thomas Neff, Joe Rosga and C.J. Bobbitt added 10 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Miller's 26 points, Werner's free throws propel N. Dakota St

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) Paul Miller scored 26 points, Dexter Werner drilled the game-winning free throws with five seconds left, and North Dakota State survived South Dakota State's second-half comeback bid 70-69 on Wednesday night. North Dakota State (12-5, 4-0 Summit League) led 41-28 at the half and 55-47 with 10 minutes to play. Trey Dickerson hit a free throw and Trey Burch...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Kabellis has 21, Jacobson 20, N Dakota St tops IUPUI 93-89

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Khy Kabellis scored 21 points, A.J. Jacobson had 20, including the clinching free throw with 5.6 seconds left, and North Dakota State edged IUPUI 93-89 on Thursday night. Paul Miller added 18 for the Bison (11-5, 3-0 Summit) and Dexter Werner had 15. IUPUI took its last lead, 76-75 on a 3-point play by Kellon Thomas with 6:51. Kabellis, who matched his career...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Miller, Werner lift ND State to 82-70 win over Omaha

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller scored 22 points, Dexter Werner had a double-double off the bench and North Dakota State defeated Omaha 82-70 on Saturday. Werner had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Bison (10-5, 2-0 Summit League), Carlin Dupree added 18 points and A.J. Jacobson 13 points. Miller and Jacobson had three 3s and six rebounds apiece. Miller had 12 points in the first...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State Football in 2016: Part 2

We continue the countdown of the top 10 moments from 2016 for the North Dakota State football program. You can read about moments 6-10 here. 5. Carson Wentz’s Pro Day All the major sports media outlets showed up to the Fargodome on March 24 to see quarterback Carson Wentz throw a ball. It would have been attended by many more NFL types if not for bad weather that grounded those...
Via EndZoneScore
December 30, 2016

North Dakota State Football in 2016: Part 1

North Dakota State’s football program had quite the 2016 calendar year. They started the year with a national title and ended it with a loss in the FCS Semifinals. The moments in between were monumental even for a program with five straight national championships. What follows are the top 10 moments from the 2016 calendar year that either involved the team or a player for NDSU...
Via EndZoneScore
December 29, 2016
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