NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON NEWS

Stick throws 3 TD's, N Dakota St cruises over Illinois St

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Easton Stick was 13-of-18 passing for 256 yards and three touchdowns and North Dakota State cruised 31-10 over Illinois State on Saturday. King Frazier added 76 yards rushing and Rj Urzendowski had 70 yards receiving for the Bison (4-0, 1-0 Missouri Valley), who have won their last six conference openers. Illinois State held a 10-7 lead early in the second after...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Bison hoopla at all-time high with Iowa win and Wentz mania

FARGO, N.D. (AP) About the only thing that can stop the Bison buzz is a bye week. North Dakota State has a break in its schedule after enjoying an unprecedented three-day stretch on the national stage. The Bison first knocked off another big-time football power when they defeated Iowa on the road with a last-second field goal in a nationally televised game. The next day, they nearly...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Why North Dakota State should be ranked in the Top 20

North Dakota State, the five-time defending FCS champs, defeated No. 13 Iowa on the road Saturday, and there was nothing fluky about it. It was the Bison's fifth consecutive win over FBS opponents and moved them to 8-3 in their last 11 against "the big boys."The Bison out-rushed a team that prides itself on being physical and tougher than everyone they play. The Bison out-rushed...
Via FOX Sports
September 21, 2016

Doug Pederson says Carson Wentz is like a 10-year veteran

So far, so good for Carson Wentz. The Eagles’ rookie quarterback completed 21 of 34 passes for 190 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Eagles’ 29-14 win at Chicago Monday night. Wentz is the first rookie quarterback to start and win the first two games of his career without any turnovers, according to ESPN.com. Eagles coach Doug Pederson says that Wentz has shown...
Via The Sports Daily
September 20, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State keeps getting paid big bucks to beat FBS teams

Why on earth do FBS schools keep scheduling North Dakota State?Don’t they know that it only ends in embarrassment?The Bison beat No. 13 Iowa 23-21 Saturday in Iowa City. It didn’t even seem like an upset — North Dakota State was every bit as good as the Hawkeyes the entire game.North Dakota State has won five straight FBS national championships and now their last six games...
Via FOX Sports
September 17, 2016

North Dakota State beat No. 13 Iowa thanks to game-winning FG as time expires

For some reason, FBS teams continue to schedule North Dakota State. The Bison are an FCS dynasty, and have shown no problem in stepping up and taking on their supposedly superior FBS opponents. Entering today’s game with the No. 13 Iowa Hawkeyes, the Bison were 5-0 in their last five match ups with FBS teams. However, the Hawkeyes were supposed to be different. They were the...
Via The Comeback
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Bison Beat Iowa, Continue FBS Streak

The greatest mystery in college football is why FBS teams continue to schedule North Dakota State. The Bison, who have won five straight FCS national championships, stunned No. 13 Iowa 23-21 on Saturday on a 37-yard Cam Pedersen field goal as time expired.
Via Sports On Earth
September 17, 2016

Iowa football drops hype video for North Dakota State game

Week 3 is upon us. While a majority of the focus is on the ranked vs. ranked match ups on this weekend’s schedule, the Iowa football team has one of the toughest tasks on Saturday when it plays host to the five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State Bison. Iowa is heavily favored despite the Bison’s recent success, but the Hawkeyes refuse to take their opponent...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 17, 2016

Dunn gives ND State 50-44 win over Eastern Washington in OT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Tre Dempsey intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud on the first possession of overtime and Lance Dunn ran 25 yards on North Dakota State's first offensive play as the Bison defeated the Eagles 50-44 on Saturday. North Dakota State forced overtime by going 71 yards in 14 plays, tying the game at 44 on Cam Pedersen's 28-yard field goal. Eastern's...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

FCS Football: North Dakota State edges Charleston Southern in OT

The top-ranked North Dakota State Bison gave fans a show at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome by kicking off the FCS football season with an overtime win over Charleston Southern. King Frazier, who rushed for 79 yards on 11 carries, scored the game-winner for the Bison. Frazier bolted around the right side of the line on the very first play of overtime to scamper 25-yards for...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Bold Bison: FCS kingpins not shying away from FBS challenge

FARGO, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State rolled to its fifth straight Football Championship Subdivision title last year and then watched its star quarterback walk to the stage as the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. Yet there was still something missing for Bison fans. They didn't get a chance to play a Football Bowl Subdivision team. ''The years we don't play an FBS school, there...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Marcus Williams Expected to Have Bigger Role this Season

In 2014, North Dakota State’s Marcus Williams found himself without a job after all 32 NFL teams passed on him during the NFL draft. Today, Williams finds himself competing for the starting cornerback job with the New York Jets, thanks to the hard work and dedication he put into his craft. After a 10-6 season, the Jets are NFL betting favorites to make the playoffs, and with Tom...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State president: Some texts 'not appropriate'

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) North Dakota State University President Dean Bresciani said Monday that some text messages he sent regarding heavily criticized and now-rescinded media guidelines for covering Bison athletics were ''not appropriate.'' Bresciani in a campus-wide email also continued to maintain that he wasn't consulted on the guidelines that were roundly panned by journalists...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State rescinds media ban, delivers apology from AD

Late last month, Fargo newspaper The Forum reported North Dakota State University was essentially banning media outlets from covering any athletics unless they paid for exclusive media rights. Well, that policy did not last long. Under the previous policy, media outlets that did not acquire exclusive rights would have been prohibited from interviewing any athlete or coach and...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 03, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State president rescinds restrictions on non-rightsholder media

There’s a long-standing pattern in college sports of schools restricting access to local media, getting called out by national media for it, and then changing their tune. It happened with Louisville, South Carolina, Michigan and even Canada’s Queen’s University, and the latest to follow suit is five-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State. The Bison drew national attention...
Via Awful Announcing
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

5-time national champ NDSU tops MVFC preseason poll

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Five-time defending national champion North Dakota State has been tabbed as the favorite to win this year's Missouri Valley Football Conference title. The Bison earned 37 of a possible 39 first-place votes in the preseason poll conducted among the league's coaches, sports information directors and select media representatives. Northern Iowa received the other...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State wants media outlets to pay to cover their sports teams

North Dakota State University is in essence holding media outlets hostage to cover their games. Unless local outlets such as newspapers, radio, TV, websites and any other media don’t make an agreement in place with the school, they won’t be able to conduct one-on-one interviews, show extended highlights, air or stream live press conferences, air live radio shows from school...
Via Awful Announcing
July 31, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State essentially bans media unless they pay for rights

There is some interesting news regarding the North Dakota State athletic department. According to Fargo newspaper The Forum, the university is essentially banning media outlets from covering any athletics unless they paid for exclusive media rights. Without media rights, outlets will be prohibited from the following: • Won’t be allowed to show extended game highlights on special...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Montana QB Brady Gustafson could be this year’s Carson Wentz

Last year, former North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz became the surprise of the college football season and ended up being the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. This year, it looks like Montana quarterback Brady Gustafson could be that surprise. While Gustafson shouldn’t have such high expectations placed on him this year, he can certainly make a surprising move...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Thank you Carson Wentz – the bison is now the official mammal of the USA

It has been a good couple of weeks for bison in the United States. First, we saw North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz drafted with the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Now the country that recognizes the eagle as the national bird will now officially recognize the bison as the official mammal of the United States. Yes, the distinction of being the national mammal...
Via The Comeback
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Colts pick 'other' NDSU prospect, Haeg

(STATS) - Carson Wentz was worthy of the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft. He's the first to say his left tackle deserves some of the credit. The Indianapolis Colts thought the same, selecting Joe Haeg of North Dakota State in the fifth round with the 155th overall selection of the draft Saturday. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Haeg, a former walk-on, protected Wentz's blind side over the...
Via FOX Sports
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Oh what a night!! Wentz is Eagles’ new QB—but that’s just the half of it…

Howie Roseman says Carson Wentz is “the Total Package”… well, I hope so for Howie’s sake… if the red-headed kid from North Dakota State turns out to be a total bust, Howie will end up working for H&R Block… After trading up from No. 13 to No. 8 to No. 2 in the 2016 NFL draft, the Eagles identified their franchise quarterback. He is Carson Wentz, the 6-foot-5, 237...
Via Eagles Eye
April 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Eagles grab North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz with No. 2 pick

The Philadelphia Eagles have selected North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz second overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Eagles went through a small arsenal of trades to secure this year's No. 2 pick and draft a would-be franchise quarterback. The strong-armed 6-foot-5, 237-pound Wentz, who was initially seen as a second- or third-day selection, vaulted to the top of the draft...
Via FOX Sports
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Eagles get quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles have selected North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz with the second overall pick in the NFL draft. A potential franchise quarterback was Philadelphia's goal after the team traded up twice to get the second pick from Cleveland. The Eagles moved from No. 13 to No. 8 to No. 2 to get in position to select Jared Goff or Wentz despite signing Sam Bradford...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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