Commissioner: ‘I Think It Was A Conscious Decision’ To Put Five MVFC Teams In Same Bracket

Missouri Valley Football Conference commissioner Patty Viverito said she believes the Football Championship Subdivision playoff committee made “a conscious decision” to put five Valley teams in the same bracket. When the FCS playoff pairings were announced Sunday, all five Valley teams were placed in the same bracket. Second-seeded Illinois State, third-seeded North Dakota State, South…
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FCS Playoffs Taking On Division II (Boring) Feel

North Dakota State football fans were burning up Twitter on Sunday morning when it was revealed the four-time defending national champion Bison received the No. 3 seed in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and conference rival Illinois State was rewarded with the No. 2 seed. This was a crucial decision by the FCS playoff committee…
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Sen. Heitkamp Non-Committal On Syrian Refugees; Franken Says U.S. Can’t Close Its Doors

U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is non-committal on whether the United States should accept Syrian refugees. The Democrat from North Dakota, in a statement issued by her office, says she is studying the vetting process of all refugees. “My focus right now is on reviewing the vetting process for refugees coming into the U.S. from any…
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Why UND Having A New Nickname Is So Important

I’ll expand more broadly on the topic of why the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks is so important to the school and sports teams in Thursday’s Forum, but I wanted to re-run something that UND sports information director (and 2000 UND graduate) Jayson Hajdu wrote and shared (on Twitter of all places!) earlier this…
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Gov. Dalrymple Does Not Call For Ban Of Syrian Refugees

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple stopped short Monday of saying the state would not accept Syrian refugees, instead issuing a statement saying the state is in contact with federal officials to make sure all refugees “receive the highest level of background and security screening” to be considered for resettlement. The Republican governors of Maine, Nebraska,…
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