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Grand Forks Herald: UND, NDSU to play in 2015, 2019, ending 12-year hiatus

Good times have come our way... Finally, the North Dakota State University and North Dakota will resume their rivalry in football. It’s a start, and it’s also a step in the right direction. Seriously, the Bison didn’t have to play us and while some UND fans aren’t happy that the games will only played in Fargo for now, the series will eventually return to Grand Forks, ND...
Via Goon's World
5 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

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

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 Crystal Ball Run
April 11, 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

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

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

WATCH: North Dakota State Players Locker Room Dance is Awesome!

What do you do to cap off an incredible upset in the second round of the March Madness Tournament? Well---if you are a part of the No. 12 seed North Dakota State Bisons that upset the No. 5 seed Oklahoma Sooners 80-75 in OT you do something like this:@cjzero/Twitter Loading...
Via FatManWriting
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State’s Game-Tying Three-Pointer In Regulation Vs Oklahoma

This game-tying three-pointer by North Dakota State in regulation against Oklahoma reopens the argument about whether to foul before a shot.
Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: North Dakota State Coach Rocks Up ‘Go Bison’ Horns

Mover over Hook 'em Horns, it's Go Bison Horns time. Following North Dakota State's upset over Oklahoma, Bison coach Saul Phillips showed the student section some love.
Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State is This Year’s FGCU With its Locker Room Celebrations

After pulling off the 12-5 overtime upset over Oklahoma, the North Dakota State players were ready to let loose when they arrived in the team’s locker room after the game.  With coach Saul Phillips’ Bison Horn celebration, its really hard to not like this team and think back to last season’s Florida Gulf Coast Elite 8 run and terrific post-game parties: [@cjzero] The post...
Via Diehardsport
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State's Taylor Braun gets kicked in the head

North Dakota State star Taylor Braun got quite a knot on his head after he was inadvertently kicked in the noggin by Oklahoma's Cameron Clark.  Braun just hit a go ahead runner when he hit the deck and was kicked.  No penalty was called on the play even though the officials reviewed it on the replay monitor.
Via Sportz Assassin
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: NDSU Coach Saul Phillips Sprints Over To Fans, Gives “Go Bison” Hand Gesture In Celebration

When you’re the coach of a college basketball program that just notched its first NCAA Tournament victory, you get to celebrate however you want. North Dakota State Bison head coach Saul Phillips did just that Thursday night, running over to the NDSU section of fans to throw up the “Go Bison” hand gesture, which looks very similar to Texas’ “Hook ‘Em Horns” symbol....
Via College Spun
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

ND State Coach Saul Phillips Gives us Amazing March Madness Celebration after Oklahoma win

North Dakota State pulled off the thrilling overtime victory over Oklahoma, 80-75. Head coach, Saul Phillips, who led the Bisons to the school’s first ever NCAA Tournament win, was pretty pumped after the game, throwing up the Bison Horns to the school’s fans. They play the winner of the San Diego State/New Mexico State game. Are they this year’s Cinderella team? The post ND...
Via Diehardsport
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: North Dakota State Player Takes A Drop Kick To The Face

Not even kicks to the face could stop North Dakota State from upsetting Oklahoma.
Via Gamedayr
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State’s Marshall Bjorklund bloodied above eye

North Dakota State forward Marshall Bjorklund had the look of an NCAA Tournament warrior after being cut below his eye during the second half of his team’s game against Oklahoma on Thursday. Bjorklund was working with the ball inside and was defended by two Oklahoma players during the Bisons’ first-round game against the Sooners. Forward […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Oklahoma vs. North Dakota State – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@OU_MBBall Still trying to figure out which 12-seed you’ll pick to knock off a 5-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament? Well, Thursday night’s game between Oklahoma and North Dakota State just might be the game you’re looking for. The Sooners and Bison, both looking for respect, are set to square off in Spokane. Be sure to click here for more on Oklahoma and North Dakota...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

North Dakota State coach worried about Sooners

I chatted with North Dakota State basketball coach Saul Phillips on Monday evening and wrote about the North Dakota State success story for the Wednesday Oklahoman. You can read that column here. Talking with Phillips was a pleasure. He comes from a different world, as you know. I mean, Lon Kruger is as accessible and accommodating as it gets, but this was even moreso. The North...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA Tournament Giant Killers: North Dakota State Bisons

Watch out for the North Dakota State Bison in the NCAA Tournament. Every year the NCAA Tournament sees it’s fair share of upsets. Little no name schools get matched up with national powers, and everyone pencils in the power conference school to advance. Then, out of nowhere, they little guy pulls out a miraculous victory that ruins everyone’s brackets on the first weekend. These...
Via Standing O Sports
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Path To The Draft: Sam Ojuri

Sam Ojuri has worked his whole life to make it to the NFL. His dream is close to becoming a reality (via inforum) Sam Ojuri is one of many hopefuls who are looking to hear their name called on the second weekend of May, and Ojuri is anything but complacent. Sam Ojuri is the reigning leading rusher for the three-time FCS National Champion North Dakota State University Bison. Upon...
Via Grandstand University
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Braun Headlines Summit League Awards

Taylor Braun of North Dakota State has been named Summit League Player of the Year. Joining Braun on the First Team All-Summit are Marshall Bjorklund, Jordan Dykstra, Luis Jacobo, Brett Olson and Chris Udofia. On the Second Team All-Summit are Brayden Carlson, Garret Covington, Steve Forbes, Cody Larson and TrayVonn Wright. Udofia was also named Defensive Player of the Year and Covington...
Via RealGM
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

N. Dakota St. dumps S. Dakota to cinch title 82-54

Taylor Braun scored 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as North Dakota State clinched the Summit League title with an 82-54 blowout over South Dakota on Thursday night. North Dakota State (22-6, 11-2) never trailed, opening the game with a 24-3 run en route to a 36-15 advantage at the break, and then continued to pull away in the second half. The Bison needed just one win in...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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