Mathew is slated to retire June 30 as the NDSU vice president of student affairs. He said he’s going to take a little time off before taking over for Gene Taylor, who resigned Monday to take the deputy director of athletics position at the University of Iowa. (Photo via NDSU)

NDSU interim AD just hoping to keep the ship afloat


FARGO, ND – Don’t expect Prakash Mathew to walk into his first day as interim athletic director at North Dakota State and proclaim the Bison are moving to the FBS. In fact, don’t expect much at all other than a longtime NDSU administrator, in his words, trying to keep the ship afloat.

The ship is already a well-oiled vessel.

“My role is to stay the course and support the staff,” he said.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.