NCAA Division II
Driven by a substantial size advantage on the offensive line, Minnesota State-Mankato defeated Concord University 47-13 in a semifinal game of the NCAA Division II football playoffs Saturday. The Mavericks had nine possessions in the game and scored touchdowns on the first six, adding a field goal on the seventh.
Two Northern Sun conference foes will play for the first time this year — in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Minnesota State has a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed right guard Brandon Fusco to a contract extension. The deal was done Saturday, just before the Vikings were scheduled to travel to St. Louis for the season opener Sunday.
The Minnesota men’s basketball team will return to Madison Square Garden in November.
Southern Illinois defensive coordinator Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert has been named new head football coach at the University of North Dakota. Schweigert is returning to Grand Forks after a decade away from the program. He was the defensive coordinator that helped UND win the 2001 NCAA Division II national title.
The unbeaten Minnesota State Mavericks have a first-round bye in the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Wayne State seemed right at home on the road once again, and likely earned another lengthy trip for its troubles.
Yes, winning football has been witnessed in Minnesota this season.
Reigning NCAA Division II champion Minnesota Duluth starts the new season on the road this weekend.