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Polasek Leaving Bison

For the first time in six season the NDSU football team did not win a national championship and now they will have to make their first coaching changes during the Chris Klieman era. The Bison had already lost Jamar Cain to San Jose St., which opened a spot at defensive ends coach, now they will have to fill a bigger role on the opposite side of the ball. Offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tim Polasek is leaving the green and gold for Iowa City to become an offensive assistant with the University of Iowa football program.

Bison Sweep Jackrabbits Behind Career Night from Jacobson

The NDSU men’s basketball team got a season sweep against the SDSU Jackrabbits with an 82-65 win at the Scheels Center. Junior guard AJ Jacobson scored a career high 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting while sophomore guard Khy Kabellis tallied 16 points and both Dexter Werner and Paul Miller dropped in 12 points.

Brady, Belichick Win Fifth Superbowl

The New England Patriots mounted the biggest comeback in Superbowl history  to win Superbowl LI in overtime 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons.

The Patriots, who trailed 28-3 in the third quarter, scored 31 unanswered points including a James White touchdown run in overtiem to clinch their fifth NFL championship. This Superbowl was the first superbowl to make it to overtime and featured 24 record setting performances.

Werner's Big Second Half Lifts Bison to Third Straight Win

Senior Dexter Werner put up 19 points in just 20 minutes as NDSU earned their third straight win with a 81-71 win over Oral Roberts. Werner was held scoreless and played just two minutes in the first half because of early foul trouble. The fouls might have been what some would call ticky-tack fouls against ORU big an Albert Owens. When asked about his frustration with the first half foul trouble the response was simple from the all summit league senior “very”.

Former NDSU Shortstop to Start Professional Softball Career in Italy

Former North Dakota State University softball shortstop Logan Moreland has signed to play professionally for Collecchio Softball of the Italian League. With her signing, Moreland becomes the fourth Bison to sign a contract to compete professionally. The other three were Moreland's former teammates Krista Menke and Whitney Johnson, both of which were all-region pitchers, and former All-American catcher Shelly Rhein.

Wild's Brodin out for a month with broken finger

The Minnesota Wild have lost a key piece on the blue line as defenceman Jonas Brodin has been sidelined for a month with a broken finger. The injury was sustained in a 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils. This season Brodin has tallied three goals and 16 points in 43 games on the blue line.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau has said the Nate Prosser will start in Brodin's spot when the Wild paly the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. There is the possibility of a call up from the Iowa Wild (the Wild's minor league affiliate) coming at some point.

Bison Avenge Regular Season Loss in Playoffs

The NDSU Bison took on the SDSU Jackrabbits in the FCS quarterfinals aiming to avenge their lone loss of the season against the Jacks earlier this season 19-17. The Bison did just that rolling the rabbits 36-10 and staying perfect when facing an opponent for the second time in a season in the FCS playoffs.

SDSU got out to a good start with a 10-0 lead half way through the first quarter. Brady Mengarelli rushed for a touchdown and Chase Vinatieri converted a 34-yard field goal giving the Jacks the early lead. It was all Bison from there on however, with 36 unanswered points.

Werner's Career Night not Enough as Bison Fall to Hawks

The NDSU Bison fell to the UND Fighting Hawks 74-56 Wednesday night inside the Scheels Center. The Bison looked lethargic early and fell behind 25-11 after the first ten minutes. NDSU did close the gap by halftime but only to ten with a 33-23 score in favor of the Hawks.

Bison Get Ahead and Stay Ahead to Advance in FCS playoffs

The NDSU Bison took on the Toreros in the second round of the FCS playoffs and came away with a 45-7 victory picking up their 17th straight home win in the playoffs.

Bison battle back but fall late to Broncos

The NDSU women's basketball team lost to Western Michigan 68-63 in their first home game in a week. The bison showed more balanced scoring with four scorers in double figures. Led by Emily Spier scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds resulting in her third double-double of the season. “Emily is playing like a senior” said head coach Maren Walseth “she Is not taking possessions off (and) is not wasting possessions she understands each and every one is an opportunity”.

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