The No. 4-ranked North Dakota State football team returned a punt for a touchdown and scored on eight of nine offensive possessions in a 64-0 rout of Valparaiso on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
Defending national champion Sam Houston is ranked No. 1 with 39 first-place votes, James Madison is No. 2 with eight first-place votes, and national runner-up South Dakota State is ranked third with three first-place votes.
Otterdahl placed third in the shot put at the U.S. Olympic Trials for track & field, securing his spot at the Tokyo Games. He registered a lifetime-best throw of 71-11 (21.92m) on the fifth of six attempts, edging 2016 Olympian Darrell Hill (71-10 / 21.89m) by a margin of one inch.
The record-breaking season for the North Dakota State baseball team came to a close on Sunday, as 17th-ranked UC Irvine beat the Bison 18-3 in an elimination game at the NCAA Regional at the Sunken Diamond.
The North Dakota State baseball team will face ninth-seeded Stanford Friday in the opening round of the NCAA Regional in Stanford, Calif. UC Irvine and Nevada will face each other in the other matchup at the regional site.
For the second time in school history, the North Dakota State baseball team has won the Summit League Tournament title, advancing to an NCAA Regional. After dropping the first game 15-5, the Bison bounced back to beat Oral Roberts 11-6 in the second championship game.
NDSU improved to 39-16 on the year, while the Mavericks dropped to 22-24. The second-seeded Bison will face top-seeded Oral Roberts in the winner’s bracket on Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Tal Anderson Field in Omaha.
The Bison tied the game in the seventh before taking the lead in the eighth inning Saturday afternoon, as North Dakota State beat South Dakota State 5-3 in a Summit League baseball game at Newman Outdoor Field.
NDSU improved to 33-14 overall, the third-most wins in school history. The Cobbers dropped to 15-17 on the year. The Bison return to action on Friday for the final home series of the season against South Dakota State. The first pitch of Friday’s doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. at Newman Outdoor Field.
Eric Schmid’s 6-yard touchdown run with 3:39 remaining in the game lifted No. 2 seed Sam Houston to a 24-20 victory over North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on Sunday, May 2, before a crowd of 4,984 at Bowers Stadium.
The Jayhawks scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning, beating North Dakota State 10-2 in the second game of the three-game series. NDSU dropped to 27-13 overall, while the Jayhawks improved to 24-20.
Nicole Licea and Cameryn Maykut hit back-to-back doubles in the 11th inning to lift North Dakota State to a 3-2 victory over North Dakota in the first game of a Summit League softball doubleheader Saturday, May 1, at Tharaldson Park.
North Dakota State rushed for 422 yards and scored 35 unanswered points to beat Eastern Washington 42-20 in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs on Saturday, April 24, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
Freshman quarterback Mark Gronowski rushed for 126 yards and passed for 149 yards to lead No. 4-ranked South Dakota State to a 27-17 victory over second-ranked North Dakota State on Saturday, April 17, in the Missouri Valley Football Conference before a crowd of 8,762 at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced the game will not be rescheduled. South Dakota is already scheduled to play Western Illinois on April 17. The open date left by the league for COVID-19 postponements.
The North Dakota State volleyball team won its fifth straight meeting with the University of North Dakota, sweeping the Fighting Hawks 3-0 on Friday night in Grand Forks. Set scores were 25-19, 25-18, and 25-22 in favor of the Bison.
The North Dakota State baseball team extended the nation’s fifth-longest winning streak to eight games Saturday, as the Bison took a pair from Western Illinois. NDSU won the opener 7-3 before taking the nightcap 8-4 in extra innings.
Fullback Hunter Luepke accounted for 195 yards and three touchdowns in his first football game of the spring to lead No. 4 North Dakota State to a 34-13 victory over second-ranked North Dakota on Saturday, March 20, before a crowd of 9,121 at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
North Dakota State saw its run through the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships come to an end on Friday, March 19, inside the Enterprise Center with losses in the consolation bracket by sophomore 157 Jared Franek, senior 165 Luke Weber and freshman 197 Owen Pentz.