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UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

John Blanchette: Geno Crandall knows all about dogged determination at NCAA Tournament

Though they all seem to get lumped together as happy Cinderellas, there are subtle degrees of underdog baked into March Madness.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 11:07 p.m.

EWU assistants, U-Hi grads Jeff Schmedding and Heath Pulver share many common threads

Twenty years after meeting as assistant coach and player at University High School, Jeff Schmedding and Heath Pulver are key assistants in EWU’s run at a second FCS national title.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

FCS playoff roundup: Easton Stick leads top-seed North Dakota State past Colgate

Easton Stick threw for three touchdowns, Bruce Anderson ran for 124 yards with a touchdown and top-seeded North Dakota State advanced to the FCS semifinals for the eighth straight year …


UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Gonzaga adds homes games vs. North Dakota State, North Alabama and Cal State Bakersfield

Gonzaga’s 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule is nearly complete. The Zags will entertain North Dakota State (Nov. 26), North Alabama (Dec. 28) and Cal State Bakersfield (Dec. 31) at the McCarthey …


Eastern Washington, North Dakota State haven’t forgotten epic 2010 playoff game

Seven years later, it’s still a fumble. North Dakota State football fans will get another poignant reminder of that fact on Saturday.


Top 25: North Dakota State stuns No. 13 Iowa

With the biggest win in school history less than 3 yards away, North Dakota State went for two and failed. The Bison earned the ball back though – and they …


North Dakota State wins fifth consecutive FCS title

Carson Wentz got one more game as North Dakota’s quarterback before the NFL draft – and another FCS title.


North Dakota State goes for fifth FCS title in row

North Dakota State has gone from Fargo to Frisco for the fifth year in a row, and will get one last game with NFL prospect Carson Wentz at quarterback.


Crimson Tide aren’t only Alabama team with title hopes

They are from Alabama and playing for a Division I national football championship.


College Football: NDSU starting QB Carson Wentz out 6-8 weeks with broken wrist

North Dakota State starting quarterback Carson Wentz will miss the rest of the regular season after breaking a bone in his throwing wrist.


Bison-sized Werner gives Zags fits

SEATTLE – With more buzzer-beaters, upsets and general madness soon to come, college basketball fans won’t long remember a No. 15 seed from a game that ended after midnight in …


Wiltjer, Pangos navigate Zags past Bison

SEATTLE – When the game got tight in the second half, probably tighter than it should have, Kyle Wiltjer got more animated. And more clutch. Same with Kevin Pangos. The …


Favored Gonzaga won’t change its style against plodding Bison

SEATTLE – There are few mysteries here. Second-seeded Gonzaga wants to play up-tempo. In the half-court, the Zags want to play through their trio of bigs.


North Dakota State proves you don’t have to have glitter to sparkle

The coaching offices are in an industrial park off campus. Players lift weights in a vacant grocery store. “The fresh produce and meat signs are still up,” North Dakota Statemen’s …


NDSU thrives despite meager surroundings

North Dakota State, Gonzaga’s first opponent in the NCAA tournament, often practices in a 140-foot long, 60-foot wide building with a 20-feet ceiling.


No. 17 just as special as the first for Zags

There were few Selection Sunday surprises for Gonzaga, which begins its NCAA tournament trek close to home – at Seattle’s KeyArena – with the expected seeding – No. 2. The …


Crockett, defense lead North Dakota State past Sam Houston State

FARGO, N.D. – John Crockett ran for three touchdowns and North Dakota State’s defense returned to form with a 35-3 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night in the …


Thames carries load for Aztecs

Xavier Thames is one of the few players who can earn national acclaim for his defense despite the offensive skill to account for nearly half of his team’s points in …


Thames leads Aztecs into Sweet 16

Xavier Thames putt on an offensive show for San Diego State, scoring 30 points against North Dakota in the Aztecs’ 63-44 victory on Saturday at the Arena.


North Dakota State goes after encore upset against San Diego State

North Dakota State coach Saul Phillips chews gum, not glass. He’d rather throw a party than a chair, and when he asks to speak to his players they expect a …


NCAA Arena notebook: Harvard players made smart decision

The Harvard players admitted as much Friday. The biggest recruiting draw was the school’s academic reputation. “Academically, Harvard is second to none, and that was a big reason why I …


NCAA notes: NDSU freshman point guard Carlin Dupree shows poise down stretch in upset victory

After San Diego State’s 73-69 victory coach Steve Fisher joked that he would take the team white water rafting the next day. But the Aztecs wouldn’t have had time to …


Bison capture 3rd title in row

FRISCO, Texas – From Fargo to Frisco again, and a perfect championship ending for senior quarterback Brock Jensen and coach Craig Bohl at North Dakota State. Jensen threw a touchdown …


N.D. State looks for perfect FCS ending vs. Towson

FRISCO, Texas – North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl and record-setting senior quarterback Brock Jensen have a chance for a perfect ending and a third consecutive championship. Before moving to …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2013, 8:05 p.m.

North Dakota holds off Eastern

Troy Huff scored a career-high 34 points, including a game-sealing three-point play with 7 seconds left, to give North Dakota a 78-74 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday afternoon.


FCS title rematch a do-over for both offenses

FRISCO, Texas – The FCS championship rematch between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State is something of a do-over for several key returning offensive players. They didn’t have much …


North Dakota State defeats Sam Houston State for FCS crown

FRISCO, Texas – North Dakota State quarterback Brock Jensen made the most of the big plays by special teams and defense, and the Bison are finally champions again. This title …


North Dakota State to play for FCS title

FARGO, N.D. – Quarterback Brock Jensen accounted for 231 total yards despite playing with the flu and receiver Warren Holloway scored twice to help North Dakota State defeat Georgia Southern …


Bison: Let’s get physical

For a second consecutive weekend, the defensive unit on Eastern Washington University’s No. 1-ranked and fifth-seeded football team is preparing to drop anchor, settle in and gear up to stop …


North Dakota State’s Anderson never backed down

Even while wearing the halo brace that was attached to his skull following surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck, Matt Anderson never considered the real possibility that …