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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
April 10, 2017

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
March 31, 2017

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

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

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

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 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

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 erases 16-point deficit, beats SDSU 80-69

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) Paul Miller had 21 points, 10 rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night and North Dakota State erased a 16-point, second-half deficit to open the Summit League season with an 80-69 win over South Dakota State. The Bison (9-5) trailed by 15 at halftime and fell behind 53-37 with 14:51 left in the game. Dylan Miller and A.J. Jacobson then scored on back-to...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Top five moments from North Dakota State’s 2016 season

The 2016 season for North Dakota State’s football program has ended earlier than they would have liked. The Bison won’t get a chance to defense their national championship. Instead, they will watch as Missouri Valley Football Conference foe Youngstown State and James Madison battle for the title on January 7. (Who knows how many players either team will be bringing with them...
Via EndZoneScore
December 21, 2016

Five takeaways from James Madison’s 27-17 victory over North Dakota State

The amazing championship run for North Dakota State came to an end on Friday night in Fargo. The Bison lost 27-17 to James Madison in the FCS Semifinals. It was NDSU’s first postseason loss since 2010 and their first loss at the Fargodome in the playoffs. The loss snapped a 22-game postseason winning streak for the Bison. Ironically, the Bison began that winning streak with a win...
Via EndZoneScore
December 18, 2016

Miller scores 22, North Dakota St beats North Dakota 87-70

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller hit three 3-pointers and finished with 22 points and eight rebounds, A.J. Jacobson scored 18 with eight boards and North Dakota State beat North Dakota 87-70 on Friday night. Dexter Werner added 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, Carlin Dupree finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Khy Kabellis had 10 points and five assists...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2016  |  Discuss

James Madison shocks North Dakota State, ends the streak

James Madison has ended one of the most impressive streaks in recent college football memory. On Friday night, the Dukes stunned FCS powerhouse North Dakota State, ending a remarkable five-year championship run with a 27-17 win. The Bison also had a 22-game FCS playoff win streak dating back to 2011. With the win, James Madison will wait on the winner of Eastern Washington vs. Youngstown...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 16, 2016

James Madison circled possible Bison game in spring practice

FARGO, N.D. (AP) James Madison's Mike Houston might not be the only Football Championship Subdivision coach to make five-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State the focus of the entire season. He's probably the most blatant about it. When Houston took over an already solid program last spring, he immediately set about to ''change the culture'' and emphasize a physical,...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota St battles back in second half, beats UC Davis (Dec 14, 2016)

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Paul Miller scored 17 points and North Dakota State came back from 10 down midway through the second half to beat UC Davis 74-70 on Wednesday night.UC Davis led 58-48 after a Brynton Lemar steal and layup with 7:57 to go. However the Bison (7-4) quickly responded by scoring the next six and it was back-and-forth the rest of the way.Miller drilled a 3 with 3:54 left...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

South Dakota State Befuddles North Dakota State With Wacky Trick Play

Outside Army vs. Navy, there wasn’t much FBS college football action Saturday. But there still was no shortage of highlights thanks to an incredibly bizarre trick play at the FCS level. South Dakota State entered its matchup with North Dakota State as a big underdog, as the Bison have won five straight FCS championships. In short, the Jackrabbits had nothing to lose, which perhaps...
Via NESN.com
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

FCS playoff matchup gives Bison chance to clear lone blemish

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The only thing that's been worse than playing Football Championship Subdivision powerhouse North Dakota State in the last five years is playing the Bison more than once. Thanks in part to a playoff system that once grouped teams from the same region, the Bison have faced four teams in the postseason after seeing them a few weeks earlier. They have won all four...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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