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NDSU senior adept in the classroom and the batter's box PressPass

Fargo - You have to search long and hard to find something not perfect about North Dakota State senior Tim Colwell, and that includes his personality. He’s not only the baseball team’s best player, but he’s probably the nicest guy.

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Bison football has fared well with retention rate of recruiting classes PressPass

Fargo - The path to three straight Division I FCS national titles really starts that first Wednesday in February. That’s when North Dakota State announces its football recruiting class on national signing day.

NDSU will play top-seeded Oregon State in NCAA baseball tournament PressPass

FARGO – School is no longer in session, but North Dakota State was not done. On Monday morning, it was the baseball team’s turn to watch an NCAA Division I tournament selection show.

Redesign of Oxbow Country Club nearer PressPass

OXBOW, N.D. – A light wind was blowing over a large plot of vacant farmland just south of the Oxbow Country Club on Friday. Officials say it won’t be long before the heavy lifting begins in the golf course redesign.

Ex-Colorado State men's basketball guard considering transfer to NDSU PressPass

FARGO – Former Colorado State men’s basketball guard Dwight Smith had quite the list of schools he was considering transferring to for his senior year. It’s down to North Dakota State and Northern Colorado.

Ponderosa's golfing days could end if MSUM receives grant PressPass

GLYNDON, Minn. – It was a perfect morning for a round of golf or a walk through wild prairie, which was the case near Buffalo State Park on Tuesday.

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Bison lose three players before summer workouts, including two from area PressPass

FARGO – North Dakota State’s football team will head into summer workouts minus three players, including two from the area, but nobody who played a significant role on last season’s FCS national championship team.

Longtime Bison wrestling assistant Bret Maughan steps down PressPass

FARGO – For the first time in 50 years, a Maughan won’t be coaching wrestling at North Dakota State. Assistant coach Bret Maughan resigned on Monday, saying it’s something that mentally has been in the works for him for the last year or two.

VIDEO: Final surge gives Kemboi win in Fargo Marathon men's race

FARGO – The return to downtown almost provided a down-to-the-wire finish in the Fargo Marathon. For a 26.2-mile race, it was about as close as it gets in this sport.

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Final-mile surge gives Kemboi victory in 10th annual Fargo Marathon PressPass

FARGO – The return to downtown almost provided a down-to-the-wire finish in the Fargo Marathon. For a 26.2-mile race, it was about as close as it gets in this sport.

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Kolpack: Spring game puts emphasis on reserves now, and rightfully so PressPass

FARGO - They’ll line up on the east sideline behind a table full of small boxes at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome on Saturday. One by one, members of the North Dakota State football team will step forward to receive their FCS national championship ring.

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Kolpack: Back when the Bison Sports Arena really rocked PressPass

Fargo - As a singer in the popular local band The Front Fenders, Paul Bougie knows the value of combining a little fun with a good product.

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Kolpack: Time to restore Bohl's title as best ever PressPass

Fargo - The image will not be soon forgotten by those of us who saw it outside a Toyota Stadium locker room in Frisco, Texas. Craig Bohl was walking west and Chris Klieman was walking east.

Kolpack: Smock returns, but her old stomping grounds have a new look PressPass

Fargo - One of the featured speakers at this weekend’s Blue Key Honor Society national conference will be addressing the topic of inspiration and achievement. It’s an area Amanda Smock could probably write a book about.

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Kolpack: National exposure makes for honorary ESPN residents PressPass

Fargo - The North Dakota State winter commencement is at 4 p.m. today at the Bison Sports Arena. We’re not sure of this, but rumor has it ESPN is going to televise the graduation ceremony live.

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Kolpack: 24-hour rule pays for coaching moves, too PressPass

Fargo - It was 2007 when the University of Illinois football fans were frustrated and outraged by the school deciding to get rid of Chief Illiniwek, the school mascot. For a period of time, the Illini backers probably forgot that mascots don’t win football games, the players do.

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Kolpack: A little bit of history just adds to career of NDSU's Williams PressPass

Fargo - Marcus Williams was better known in high school as a basketball player who also was a receiver on the football team. He was a guard on an undefeated Minnesota state championship team at Hopkins that could have beaten most prep teams in the country.

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Kolpack: Post-Bison effect has left a mark on a few teams PressPass

Fargo - As long as the wind is blowing from the north, air traffic into Hector International Airport takes a southerly approach into the runway, giving opposing college football teams a good view of the Fargodome.

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Kolpack: Teenagers helped change culture of Bison football team in 2010 PressPass

Fargo - Nobody can express the exact reasons why, but for some reason, the fall football camp at North Dakota State in 2010 was different. The atmosphere, the chemistry, the team dynamic – all just a little bit different.

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Kolpack: Special teams shine as Bison blow out Indiana State early PressPass

Terre Haute, Ind. - There were 67 seconds left in the halftime intermission when the football players from Indiana State emerged from the locker room. There were folks wondering if they were going to come out at all.

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