North Dakota State
“I thought we could pull it together, not undefeated,” said Miki Lee after scoring 22 points to lead the Cougars to an 82-65 win Saturday over Maranatha Christian Academy (29-4) in the Class 1A final at Williams Arena.
Kory Brown sank the winning free throw with 2 seconds remaining to lift North Dakota State to a 64-63 win over Minnesota-Crookston on Tuesday night. Leading by double digits, North Dakota State (3-2) saw its advantage vanish in the final minutes of the game as Minnesota-Crookston closed the gap on a 10-0 run to tie it at 63-all on a 3-pointer by John Huges with 24 second left.
Brock Jensen and North Dakota State got their perfect ending, capping a 15-0 season with a 35-7 victory over Towson on Saturday as the Bison claimed their straight FCS championship in coach Craig Bohl’s final game at the school.
There is almost a Minnesota team playing for a national football championship. North Dakota State plays Furman, looking to win a third straight title. One big reason? A record-setting cornerback from Hopkins coming back from injury this week.
North Dakota State has proven over the years that it’s not afraid to play anybody. The two-time defending national champions in the Football Championship Subdivision have knocked off Colorado State from the Mountain West, Minnesota from the Big Ten and Kansas from the Big 12 over the last few years, each time planting a flag for smaller schools everywhere.
The FCS championship rematch between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State is something of a do-over for several key returning offensive players.
Rodney Williams scored a season-high 19 points, including a 360-degree dunk off a fast break, and Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds to lead 13th-ranked Minnesota past North Dakota State 70-57 on Tuesday night.
Former North Dakota State and Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Phil Hansen is entering a new career — in Minnesota politics.
Former North Dakota State and Buffalo Bills player Phil Hansen plans to make a political announcement Thursday in Minnesota.
Authorities are beefing up security for this weekend’s college hockey series in Grand Forks between rivals North Dakota and Minnesota.
Former North Dakota State head football coach Rocky Hager says he’s been contacted by Minnesota State Moorhead about that school’s head coaching vacancy but he won’t apply because of timing and geography.
Blake Hoffarber scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 15 Minnesota cruised to a 84-65 win over North Dakota State on Wednesday night.