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

Mike Nolan explains why 49ers drafted Alex Smith over ‘cocky’ Aaron Rodgers

More than a decade later, Mike Nolan is still explaining the decision behind not drafting one of the league’s best quarterbacks. The ex-San Francisco 49ers head coach said Tuesday on NFL HQ that the team considered Alex Smith the safe pick over the “cocky” and “arrogant” Aaron Rodgers with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2005 draft. “Basically, we thought in the long...
Via The Sports Daily
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Five NFL general managers on the hot seat entering the draft

While the players that are drafted get the majority of the attention during the NFL draft, the executives who draft them are being watched just as closely. If the general managers take the wrong players and draft a generally unproductive class, they quickly become the least popular people in town. These general managers have all produced too many bad drafts to get any more slack...
Via Sportsnaut
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Chris Klieman, North Dakota State agree to six-year extension

The North Dakota State Bison are the best football team in the country at the FCS level and will go down as one of the best to ever take the field in the history of the sport. They have had some pretty great coaches and they just nailed down Chris Klieman for the next six years. Klieman’s contract had expired following the team’s fifth straight national title earlier this year...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Lindy’s put the wrong North Dakota State QB on its draft magazine cover

If you’re in the draft magazine business, the one thing you probably want to make sure you do is get your cover athletes right.  You want them to be Top 5 or Top 10 selections, and ideally you want them to be the most talked-about athletes heading into the draft or ones that will have notable professional careers. You also want to make sure you get their identities right. Lindy’s...
Via Awful Announcing
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Preview: QB Carson Wentz

The Sports Quotient’s annual Draft Preview series returns! Over the course of the 10 weeks leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft, we will take a look at the top NFL prospects at each position. This seventh week, the focus is on quarterbacks. Today we will look at Carson Wentz from North Dakota State. Collegiate Career A two year starter, quarterback Carson Wentz led the Bison...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz girlfriend: Melissa Uhrich

Carson Wentz may very well be the top quarterback taken in the upcoming NFL Draft, and the man has a top-flight quality girlfriend in Melissa Uhrich. Wentz, a quarterback out of North Dakota State, pretty much has four interests in his life: football, religion, hunting and his girlfriend. Both Wentz and Uhrich attended Bismarck High School in North Dakota. Uhrich played basketball...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz’s Pro Day Prompts Comparison To Andrew Luck, Cam Newton

Carson Wentz’s introduction to the NFL went about as well as the North Dakota State quarterback could have hoped. Wentz dazzled Thursday at North Dakota’s pro day, according to multiple reports, and there’s now increased talk that the 23-year-old could be the first quarterback taken in next month’s NFL Draft. His performance was so impressive, in fact, that NFL Network analyst...
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Wentz's NDSU pro day has TV spotlight

(STATS) - A pro day at an FCS school has never drawn as much attention as the one that will take play at North Dakota State on Thursday. ESPNews and NFL Network will broadcast live from Fargo to give viewers a closer look at quarterback Carson Wentz, who is projected to be a high first-round pick in the draft next month. Most if not all 32 NFL teams will have a representative in...
Via Associated Press
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Things got weird with Carson Wentz and Jon Gruden

North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz was the signal caller of honor on this week’s Gruden QB Camp special and things got just a little weird between the two.  It makes you realize that these draft prospects, especially quarterbacks, earn every cent of their rookie contracts for the strange things they have to do. First, let’s watch ESPN’s highest paid personality hit a potential...
Via Awful Announcing
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Browns willing to give up third round pick for Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick is apparently willing to move from the beautiful city of San Francisco to the football wasteland of Cleveland, and the Browns are reciprocating that interest. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns are willing to give up a third round pick to the 49ers in exchange for the disgruntled QB, but only if he restructures his hefty contract. Kaepernick is...
Via The Comeback
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Evaluator says Carson Wentz is ‘by far’ best QB in the draft

North Dakota State Bison quarterback Carson Wentz has been one of the most intriguing names in the 2016 draft class, with some going so far as to say he will be a Top 5 pick come April, and NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones has heard that’s definitely possible. Speaking to a talent evaluator at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Jones reported that said evaluator thinks that...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: NFL Network Accidentally Airs Analysts Making Fun Of Joel Stave, Carson Wentz

The NFL Network’s broadcast of today’s NFL Combine has had some really weird moments. One unfortunate stretch of technical difficulties led to two quarterbacks getting accidentally roasted on live television. First, the broadcast accidentally cut to two analysts comparing Wisconsin’s Joel Stave’s passing ability to his singing ability. @BarstoolBigCat Hot mic at the combine...
Via College Spun
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz posts impressive 40-yard dash time

North Dakota State product Carson Wentz posted an impressive 40-yard dash time that should further cement his status as a top quarterback prospect entering the NFL draft. Wentz tested tied for second in his quarterbacks group at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis with a 40-time of 4.77. That tied him with TCU’s Trevone Boykin. Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel, who transferred...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-teammate praises Carson Wentz’s ability to ‘tear up defenses’

One of the most intriguing names in the 2016 NFL Draft class is that of North Dakota State Bison quarterback Carson Wentz, who is projected by some as a Top 5 pick in spite of his playing at a Division I-AA program. However, a former teammate of Wentz’s, NDSU left tackle Joe Haeg, says that playing at an FCS school isn’t at all indicative of Wentz’s overall talent. Haeg is...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State releases 2015 highlight video

Like previous years, the 2015 season for the North Dakota State Bison was a successful one. The Bison finished as national champions once again, thanks, in large part, to the play of quarterback Carson Wentz. To celebrate the championship season, the school released a highlight video for the team. It’s pretty long, but definitely worth the watch. Check it out for yourself Can’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beats Oral Roberts 67-63 behind Jacobson

FARGO, N.D. (AP) A.J. Jacobson scored 20 points in shooting 7 for 11 from the field and Malik Clements added 14 points to lead North Dakota State past Oral Roberts 67-63 Thursday night. Obi Emegano and Javan White made jumpers to give Oral Roberts a 57-51 lead with 6:21 to play. Dylan Miller responded with a jumper and Kory Brown's 3 cut the lead to a point. Emegano and Brown...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

NDSU's Haeg invited to Senior Bowl

FRISCO, Texas (STATS) - All-America left tackle Joe Haeg isn't necessarily done blocking for quarterback Carson Wentz even though they played their final game for North Dakota State on Saturday - a 37-10 win over Jacksonville State in the FCS Championship. Haeg learned on Friday that he has been invited to the 67th Senior Bowl, to be played Jan. 30 in Mobile, Alabama. "Well deserved...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Turned closer, Wentz 'MOP's up another NDSU title

FRISCO, Texas (STATS) - It seemed like a ritual to North Dakota State football players at the start of many recent practices. They hadn't even walked onto the practice field to begin stretching, let alone go through hard drills, and there was quarterback Carson Wentz drenched in sweat, trying to work his way back into the Bison lineup after breaking his right throwing wrist in mid...
Via Associated Press
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State stakes its claim as the greatest dynasty in college football

For the fifth consecutive year, the North Dakota State Bison are champions of the FCS. The Bison (13-2) handled Jacksonville State (13-2) with relative ease Saturday afternoon, defeating the Gamecocks, 37-10, for the program’s 12th championship overall, its fifth since joining the FCS in 2004. The Bison were propelled on offense by the return of quarterback Carson Wentz...
Via The Comeback
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz to start in FCS title game

The North Dakota State Bison are going to get a major shot in the arm this weekend with the return of their starting quarterback. After missing months because of a broken wrist, Carson Wentz will return for the Bison to start in the FCS Championship Game on Saturday against Jacksonville State. Official: QB Carson Wentz will start tomorrow for NDSU in FCS Title Game. — Dane Brugler...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

North Dakota State beats UNI, back in FCS semis

(STATS) - The one place no team wants to visit on the Road to Frisco and the NCAA Division I FCS championship game is North Dakota State's Fargodome. Dome-field advantage, indeed. Northern Iowa was about as equipped as any team to end the four-time defending national champion's run of perfection at home in the FCS playoffs. But the third-seeded Bison used a familiar script to...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: North Dakota State WR Zach Vraa Reaches Over Defender To Make Catch Behind His Head

Normally, whenever the North Dakota State Bisons are being talked about it is because they have won another FCS Championship (they'e won four in a row). It is not time for the FCS playoffs yet, but this play by Bisons wide receiver Zach Vraa deserves to be replayed on every broadcast of SportsCenter for the next week.If it isn't we'll see it again whenever talk starts about the catch...
Via FatManWriting
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota State WR reaches over defender’s head for great TD catch

North Dakota State wide receiver Zach Vraa made the catch of the day in Saturday’s game against Western Illinois. Vraa ran a go route and had his defender beat downfield by a few steps. The pass thrown in his direction was underthrown, but Vraa made a great adjustment and reached over the defensive back’s head to make a great catch. He then pushed off the defender to disengage...
Via The Sports Daily
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

North Dakota State’s Zach Vraa makes amazing TD catch

This was such a great catch that the defender had no idea that Zach Vraa made it as Vraa basically walked into the end zone. North Dakota State's Zach Vraa makes a RIDICULOUS #SCtop10 catch then runs into end zone for 41-yard TD. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 7, 2015
Via The Student Section
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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