Bison-Northern Iowa Draws Most TV Viewers Ever For NDSU Game

North Dakota State’s FCS playoff quarterfinal victory against Northern Iowa drew the most television viewers ever for a Bison football game, according to director of broadcasting Jeremy Jorgenson. The game Saturday drew 1.644 million viewers on ESPN, according to a tweet by Sports TV Ratings. That’s 200,000 viewers more than watched the Bison defeat Illinois…
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Lesson Of The Day: Every Fan Base Has Its Idiots

A number of people have alerted me to a Facebook post made by Dan Huber of Fargo, which indicated Northern Iowa fans and ESPN staff departing Fargo on a plane after the Panthers’ loss to North Dakota State were overheard making comments about “how they wished the Bison fans would’ve treated them better in the…
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Richmond Can Thank Puss And Ragland For The Nickname

First off, we answer the most interesting question about Richmond: Why the Spiders? One of the best nicknames in college athletics came about thusly, according to the school’s official athletic web site: “From 1876-1893, Richmond carried the nickname “Colts” into its athletic contests, so dubbed for their play as an “energetic group of young colts.”…
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Drama For Today’s Bison-UNI Game Began Building On July 22, 2008

Saturday is the pinnacle of a college football rivalry that began on July 22, 2008. That was the day the Missouri Valley Football Conference released its preseason poll and North Dakota State, in its first year of playoff eligibility in Football Championship Subdivision and in its first year as a member of the league, was atop…
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General Agrees: N.D. Veterans Cemetery Is Not A Parking Lot

UPDATED at 5:30 p.m. with Gen. Sprynczynatyk rejecting lights at cemetery. You can read Mike Nowatszki’s story at www.inforum.com by clicking here: Sprynczynatyk rejects lighting at veterans cemetery. Veterans cemeteries are hallowed ground, not amusement parks or shopping mall parking lots. Thankfully, Gen. David Sprynczynatyk agrees. Sprynczynatyk on Friday rejected a proposal to install 48 light…
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