In The Spotlight

The NDSU Mens Basketball teams journey from winning the Summit League Men's B-Ball

Reaching Beyond The Summit

The Bison men’s basketball team has come a long way in the last five years. From a mediocre band of freshmen to a powerhouse team that has learned the art of the game, check out their evolution over the years.

April Cover of Bison Illustrated Interviews

On Top of Their Game

The dynamic duo of Saul Phillips and Gene Taylor had helped revitalize the men’s basketball program, brought a desperately needed new facility to Bison Athletics and made NDSU history by bringing the men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament and beyond. With so much behind them, the only question is what’s next?   Gene Taylor […]

Gold Star Men's B-Ball

While midnight strikes for Cinderella, Bison lay groundwork for big things with school’s first ever NCAA Tournament victory

By – Joshua A. Swanson North Dakota State made a big splash in the NCAA Tournament, beating Oklahoma in their second-round game to advance for a shot at the Sweet 16 against San Diego State. It was a story that captivated a state and, on some level, an entire nation. The win against the Sooners […]

NDSU Basketball Men's B-Ball

Best kept secret no longer: America gets to know its Cinderella, the North Dakota State Bison

By – Joshua A. Swanson When North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips was building the nucleus of his veteran-laden basketball team five years ago, a team that’s been dubbed “America’s team” after their second round NCAA Tournament win over Oklahoma, he wasn’t exactly fighting a pitched battle against other coaches to lure guys like […]

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Bison expect physical game with Aztecs: irresistible force meets immovable object in third-round tournament showdown

By – Joshua A. Swanson It’s a classic matchup – irresistible force meets an immovable object. The metaphor is fitting for North Dakota State’s third round NCAA Tournament showdown with San Diego State. The irresistible force, the Bison offense. The immovable object, the Aztecs defense. Something has to give. “They’re very big at all the […]


 
 
 

 
History in the making for the Bison Baseball Team

History In The Making

Buried in the success of the football and basketball teams are NDSU programs that have struggled to find their footing amongst Division I competition. The baseball team is a prime example. But now with more experience than ever...
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Softball Team Leaders

We’re Ready

Ruling the Summit League By Joe Kerlin The Bison softball team has reigned over the Summit League throne since joining its first ever Division I conference. The Bison joined the Summit League in 2008 and have finished first in ...
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Bison Illustrated Championship Issue

 
Women's Track and Field, Nationals Team

Going The Distance

What do you get when you add together two sprinters, a multi-event athlete and a mid-distance runner? One of the best relay teams NDSU has ever seen. Morgan Milbrath, Ashley Tingelstad, Ashley Heinze and Paige Stratioti (left t...
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The Heckendorf family with Bryce

The Heckendorf Way

FIGHTING A BATTLE AND PERSEVERING ON THE FIELD IS JUST A PART OF GROWING UP A HECKENDORF. KOLE HECKENDORF HAD A RECORD-SETTING FOUR YEARS AS A BISON RECEIVER, AND HE WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO TRY OUT FOR MULTIPLE NFL TEAMS. KOLE HAIL...
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Josh Swanson's articles called Swany Says

Swany Says

Cracking the glass ceiling: NCAA Tournament win causes nation to turn its head toward NDSU.
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Bison Baseball Player Kyle Kleinendorst

Explosive Talent

But for head coach Tod Brown, he's sure glad Kleinendorst chose the spikes over the skates and the diamond over the pond. Kleinendorst has developed into a heart-of-the-program athlete during his tenure at NDSU. His hard work ...
by Joe Kerlin
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Krista Menke of NDSU Softball Team

Art of Rotation

In 2012 Menke was named Summit League Pitcher of the Year and first team all-Summit League. We caught up with Menke on the mound to talk about what it is like being one of the top pitchers in the Summit League after coming from...
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The NDSU Mens Basketball teams journey from winning the Summit League

Reaching Beyond The Summit

The Bison men’s basketball team has come a long way in the last five years. From a mediocre band of freshmen to a powerhouse team that has learned the art of the game, check out their evolution over the years.
by Joe Kerlin
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April Cover of Bison Illustrated

On Top of Their Game

The dynamic duo of Saul Phillips and Gene Taylor had helped revitalize the men’s basketball program, brought a desperately needed new facility to Bison Athletics and made NDSU history by bringing the men’s basketbal...
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Gold Star

While midnight strikes for Cinderella, Bison lay groundwork for big things with school’s first ever NCAA Tournament victory

By – Joshua A. Swanson North Dakota State made a big splash in the NCAA Tournament, beating Oklahoma in their second-round game to advance for a shot at the Sweet 16 against San Diego State. It was a story that captivated a s...
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NDSU Basketball

Best kept secret no longer: America gets to know its Cinderella, the North Dakota State Bison

By – Joshua A. Swanson When North Dakota State head coach Saul Phillips was building the nucleus of his veteran-laden basketball team five years ago, a team that’s been dubbed “America’s team” after their second round...
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Bison expect physical game with Aztecs: irresistible force meets immovable object in third-round tournament showdown

By – Joshua A. Swanson It’s a classic matchup – irresistible force meets an immovable object. The metaphor is fitting for North Dakota State’s third round NCAA Tournament showdown with San Diego State. The irresistible ...
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