NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON NEWS

NDSU Tops the 2014 FCS Coaches Preseason Poll

Team (No. 1 Votes) W-L Points Final Rank 1. North Dakota State (18) 15-0 636 1 2. Eastern Washington (6) 12-3 615 3 3. Southeast Louisiana (1) 11-3 542 6 4. New Hampshire 10-5 510 5 5. Montana 10-3 505 8 6. Coastal Carolina 12-3 447 7 7. Towson (1) 13-3 438 2 8. Jacksonville...
Via Goon's World
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins re-sign reserve quarterback Jensen

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Miami Dolphins announced Sunday they have signed quarterback Brock Jensen and waived wide receiver Rantavious Wooten.Jensen was with the team during training camp prior to being waived at the end of July.The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder had a 23-2 mark as a starter at North Dakota State and finished as the all-time winningest quarterback in Football Championship Subdivision...
Via AFC East Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dolphins sign third-round pick Turner

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins have signed guard Billy Turner, it was announced on Friday. Turner was Miami's third-round selection (67th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State University. He played in 57 career games with 56 starts while with the Bison. A two-time consensus All-America selection, he was a starter on a team which won three straight NCAA Division...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins' draft class seems to have two starters; is there a third?

The two likely starters from the Dolphins' 2014 draft class — tackle Ja'Wuan James, the first-round pick from Tennessee, and guard Billy Turner, the third-round pick from North Dakota State — will be the two most watched players as the team begins its three-day, rookie mini-camp Friday. But look a bit deeper. Is there a chance the Dolphins' 2014 draft class could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcus Williams is Building a New Chapter with the Texans

“It is a great time. I am excited and ready to go out here to just be a great teammate. I want to come out here and show what I can do. To prove I can play at in the NFL.”   Marcus Williams arrived to North Dakota State in 2009, this is where the Bison would put together one of the most impressive college football runs in recent years. When Williams was added to the Bison’s...
Via State of the Texans
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins sign QB Brock Jensen, LB Chris McCain

The Dolphins have signed two more undrafted free agents. The club said Monday it had reached deals with quarterback Brock Jensen and linebacker Chris McCain. The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Jensen threw for 8,598 yards with 72 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in four seasons at North Dakota State, completing 62.5 percent of his passes (703-of-1,124).
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hickey says Turner's versatility attracted Dolphins

BY SEAN DONOVANThe primary objective for the Miami Dolphins in this draft, at least in the eyes of the fans and prognosticators, was to finish rebuilding an offensive line that was atrocious.Obviously, that need was not lost on general manager Dennis Hickey.After making multiple moves up and down the draft order, the Dolphins traded up with the Oakland Raiders to pick North Dakota...
Via AFC East Daily
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State Football Unveils FCS Championship Rings

North Dakota State’s 2013 season kicked off with a huge upset win over Big 12 opponent Kansas State. It ended with an FCS title game victory over Towson – the Bison’s third straight national championship. Today, the school unveiled this year’s version of the title rings. They pay tribute to the national championship, the Missouri Valley championship and the 15-0 record they...
Via College Spun
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NDSU documents the rise of their program with documentary

A few days ago the North Dakota State University Athletics department announced a film called “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions”. According to the press release, the film covers their move to the FCS through the end of their first decade and their three National Championships. The film is one hour and if you can’t go to the Fargo Dome on April 24th for the premier, it will...
Via Bloguin Best
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NDSU documents the rise of their program with documentary

A few days ago the North Dakota State University Athletics department announced a film called “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions”. According to the press release, the film covers their move to the FCS through the end of their first decade and their three National Championships. The film is one hour and if you can’t go to the Fargo Dome on April 24th for the premier, it will...
Via Crystal Ball Run
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio hires NDSU's Saul Phillips

North Dakota State's Saul Phillips has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at Ohio, a source told CBSSports.com on Saturday. The school subsequently confirmed the news on Twitter.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Scouts Eye View: Billy Turner OT North Dakota St

Billy Turner OT North Dakota State6'5 315 34" arms 10" hands5.16 40 yard..25 Bench Reps (225)..28" Vert. Jump..108" Broad Jump..4.71 20 yard shut...7.92 3 cone drillScouting Notes:-Outstanding durability, started 56 of 57 career games in college, four year starter, hasn't missed a game in two years- Good bloodlines, father was an NFL running back, brother...
Via Football Nation
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Farmer becomes Tournament Force for NDSU Bison

Photo is courtesy of http://www.thesummitleague.org/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Every year during March Madness, there always seems to be at least one major upset in the opening rounds. This year’s tournament has already been a blessing of upsets after Dayton took down...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

How Would North Dakota State Fare in Big XII?

In the past several months, North Dakota State University has proven it can compete with the big boys. The football program scored another signature road win at defending Big XII champion Kansas State, marking the start of a 15-0 campaign and third consecutive FCS Championship. The basketball team was crowned Summit League champion before securing the school’s first ever NCAA...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Saul Phillips Personifies What This Tourney Is All About...

((HT: NDSU Athletics))Some of us had North Dakota State in our picks for the early part of the tournament...A lot of you did not...But it's "teams" that do well early on if they get the chance to hang around against higher seeds, and the Bison did that beating Oklahoma.Along with teams like Mercer, Dayton, and Stephen F. Austin, it has reminded us what makes this month...
Via Online Sports Guys
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Barkley Makes Fun of Crying Coach After Saying He Wouldn’t (Video)

Once North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips cried in the postgame press conference, he knew Charles Barkley would make a “Charles Barkley-ish” joke about it, making fun of his tears. However, Barkley went on to make a speech showing the coach his tender side: “Coach, I’ve been in the situation when you lose. It’s tough, man. I’ve been so blessed in my life. Basketball’s...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Parity in the NCAA Tournament

So far, the NCAA Tournament has introduced us to a new old friend. World, meet parity. Parity, meet world. Duke, meet another early March Madness exit at the hands of, who? Aside from the major upsets handed out by North Dakota State, Dayton, etc., there have been more close games and a bevy of talented players that we wish we’d known about. It makes for an enjoyable NCAA Tournament...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NDSU’s Carlin Dupree’s Behind the Back And-1 Against SDSU (Video)

Carlin Dupree had the move of the night so far with this silky smooth behind-the-back move that left a San Diego State defender hanging, and then finished with the and-1. I feel like Clark Kellogg describing a teams “spurtability.’ Dupree is a North Dakota State freshman who averaged just 3.1 points in 8 minutes a game this season. H/T Yahoo Sports
Via Thacover2
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NDSU’s Carlin Dupree’s Behind the Back And-1 Against SDSU (Video)

Carlin Dupree had the move of the night so far with this silky smooth behind-the-back move that left a San Diego State defender hanging, and then finished with the and-1. I feel like Clark Kellogg describing a teams “spurtability.’ Dupree is a North Dakota State freshman who averaged just 3.1 points in 8 minutes a game this season. H/T Yahoo Sports
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Farmer becomes Tournament Force for NDSU Bison

Photo is courtesy of http://www.thesummitleague.org/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook!   Every year during March Madness, there always seems to be at least one major upset in the opening rounds. This year’s tournament has already been a blessing of upsets after Dayton took down...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A Perfect Bracket After The Round of 64?!

  The majority of America has their March Madness Bracket busted due to losses such as Duke being defeated by Mercer, North Dakota State coming out on top over Oklahoma, and Harvard, Dayton, and S.F. Austin winning the rest of their games. There remains however (allegedly) one perfect bracket!  Twitter user  https://twitter.com/Brad_Binder  His bracket remains unblemished after...
Via KC Sports Ninja
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State eyes encore on NCAA's 'big stage'

The recognition came very late. Taylor Braun had fouled out. It was overtime. North Dakota State had somehow retaken the lead, anyway. A few more seconds remained in overtime, but it was becoming clear the Bison would upset Oklahoma. The senior guard drank in the scene: Many in the crowd at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena were chanting "Let's go Bison!" His teammates...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Upsets 16 Still Alive For $1 Billion Bracket Challenge

Despite wins by Mercer over the Duke, Dayton over Ohio State, Harvard over Cincinnati and North Dakota State over Oklahoma, 16 unknown contestants got all four upsets right, along with 16 other games completed through 4:30 p.m. ET Friday. Quicken Loans says that there are still 16 perfect brackets still eligible for the $1 billion. — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 21, 2014...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: San Diego State Vs. North Dakota State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers, Line, Predictions

Both San Diego State and North Dakota State were involved in games after 7 pm on Thursday night, so you know things got pretty crazy in each game. The Bison took down Big 12 runner-up Oklahoma down in overtime, while the Aztecs also won an extended game, with a close overtime win over New Mexico State. The winner of this match-up will face Arizona, Gonzaga, or Oklahoma State. Be...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cougar hoops search: Skip the call to Saul

AS SAUL PHILLIPS danced across my TV screen yesterday in the wake of his North Dakota State Bisons’ overtime upset of Oklahoma in the Spokane Arena, two thoughts occurred to me. First, that this game proved again why March Madness is the greatest sporting event on the planet. And second, that Phillips is exactly NOT who the Cougars need as their next basketball coach.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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