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FARGO—North Dakota State hired a women's head soccer coach with 13 years of experience in the college ranks. Michael Regan is only 33 years old. It's been a quick ascent in the business and on Friday, NDSU introduced its fifth head coach in program history. Regan was 20 years old when he took the head men's coaching position at North Iowa Area Community College. He was a player at North Iowa for two years before taking over for Colin Murphy, a coach who was also a lawyer in town.
FARGO—The home court doesn't mean much in the North Dakota State and University of North Dakota men's basketball series these days. For the fifth straight game, the visiting team left the arena in a celebratory mood. And so continued NDSU's up-and-down men's basketball season.
FARGO—It was a two-hour layover in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Monday morning, two more hours for Tom Hoge to perhaps contemplate what could have been and what actually happened. That's the thing about the PGA Tour; if you don't win the tournament, there is always something.
FARGO—It was a time out that was more about attitude than strategy. North Dakota State men's basketball coach Dave Richman had seen enough when a lazy offensive rebound turned into an Oral Roberts 3-point field goal. Richman's face turned a few shades of red in a 30-second rant that had his players paying attention. "He was getting after us a bit," said guard A.J. Jacobson. "We were giving up some offensive rebounds and we lost a little focus there."
FARGO—The home court has not been so homey for the North Dakota State men's basketball team. This one was like walking outside of the Sanford Health Athletic Complex on Thursday night with a T-shirt on. It was about 10 below with a decent wind chill factor for the weather record.
FRISCO, Texas—You see these stories around the time of the North Dakota Class B boys basketball tournament, where small towns literally shut down because everybody is at the state's biggest high school sporting event. It's only early January, but if you drive through the communities of Drake, Anamoose and Balfour this weekend, you'll probably wonder where everybody is at. Wendy Volson can tell you. Everybody is in Frisco. "Don't go and rob us now, nobody is there," she joked.
FARGO -- North Dakota State head coach Chris Klieman said Monday running backs Ty Brooks and Lance Dunn and cornerbacks Jalen Allison and Jaylaan Wimbush have been participating in practice. But whether that translates into the four playing in Saturday’s Division FCS national championship game is unknown. Klieman turned the question into a type of cat-and-mouse game.
FARGO—What at what time looked like a certain season-ending injury for North Dakota State cornerback Jalen Allison may not be after all. And that also goes for Jaylaan Wimbush, the other starting Bison cornerback. NDSU head football coach Chris Klieman said Thursday that both have an "outside" chance of playing against James Madison in the NCAA Division I FCS title game on Jan. 6 in Frisco, Texas. Both were hurt in the semifinal victory over Sam Houston State.
FARGO—The photo is a cherished memory on Jake Kava's phone, taken not long after one of the more prominent throws and receptions in North Dakota State football history. The fact Carson Wentz threw it makes it all the more valuable.
FARGO—North Dakota State's non-conference series with one of the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference will go down as a split. The Summit League Bison couldn't close a sweep at home against Missouri State on Monday night at Scheels Center at Sanford Health Athletic Complex. An untimely scoring drought late was NDSU's downfall and the Bears took a 71-58 victory on a night when blizzard warnings were common in the Red River Valley. NDSU got cold, too.