Bison Media Zone

Join WDAY's sports reporters as they keep you up to date with all of the latest NDSU Bison Football news. Brought to you by Gate City Bank.

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Latest Episodes
NDSU and FBS realignment in 2022
Fri Jul 08 16:37:37 EDT 2022
Is there a pathway for North Dakota State to move up to FBS?

That question is relevant again after USC and UCLA made the move to the Big Ten. 

There are likely more moves to come as the Big 12, PAC 12 and ACC need to decide how they beef up their leagues to compete with the SEC and the Big Ten.

The Forum's Mike McFeely and WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo break down the angles of a potential North Dakota State move and what it would entail for the Bison to make the move up.

2022 Summit League Tournament Preview
Fri Mar 04 15:04:38 EST 2022
The Forum's Mike McFeely and WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo preview the 2022 Summit League Tournament.

North Dakota State's men's team enters as the number two seed and will tip off against Denver Saturday night at 8:30. 

The Bison are aiming for a fourth consecutive Summit League title game appearance.

The guys also discuss the NFL Combine, where former Bison wide receiver Christian Watson was the talk of the NFL draft gurus after a blistering time in the 40 yard dash.

Bison Media Zone: The Summit League stretch run and Bison wrap 2022 Signing Class
Wed Feb 09 12:42:37 EST 2022
NDSU basketball still has a shot at the number two seed for the conference tournament
Bison Media Zone: NDSU basketball chatter and football updates
Thu Jan 27 15:31:30 EST 2022
The guys discuss the first half of conference play for the Bison basketball teams
Bison Media Zone: From 25,000 feet, a look ahead at Bison football next season
Mon Jan 10 11:23:20 EST 2022
Dom Izzo, Jeff Kolpack and Mike McFeely recap FCS title game, preview 2022 season
Monday Morning QB with Steve Walker, the FCS championship episode: 1/10/22
Mon Jan 10 11:19:59 EST 2022
Former North Dakota State quarterback Steve Walker breaks down the Bison football game against Montana State, giving his impressions and insights.
Bison Media Zone: Breaking down the Bobcats
Fri Jan 07 16:32:51 EST 2022
The Forum and WDAY crews are back to host the Bison Media Zone Pregame Show. They'll break down the matchup between the North Dakota State Bison and the Eastern Washington Eagles. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Fargodome.
Bison Media Zone: What's the future of FCS? Sam Herder offers his thoughts
Thu Jan 06 15:03:24 EST 2022
HERO Sports FCS analyst Sam Herder joins podcast host Mike McFeely in Frisco, Texas, to talk about the future of the Division I subdivision.

With programs like James Madison, Sam Houston and Jacksonville State moving to FBS, is FCS going to be North Dakota State and perhaps three other schools playing in the semifinals every year?

Sam and Mike disagree on what the FCS might look like in 10 years.

Bison Media Zone: Dom Izzo and Mike McFeely recap their first day in Frisco
Thu Jan 06 11:50:29 EST 2022
WDAY-TV sportscaster Dom Izzo joins podcast host Mike McFeely to recap their first day in Frisco, Texas, covering North Dakota State and Montana State playing in the FCS national title game.

The biggest news of the day? Probably that Bison receiver Christian Watson received a Senior Bowl invitation, meaning is NFL Draft stock is climbing quickly.

Bison Media Zone: James Madison Postgame Show
Mon Dec 20 11:11:37 EST 2021
No. 2-seeded North Dakota State held off No. 3-seeded James Madison, earning a 20-14 victory Friday night in the NCAA Division I FCS semifinals at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome before 16,550 fans.

Bison fullback Hunter Luepke rushed for 110 yards and added two touchdown catches to lead the offense, while NDSU cornerback Destin Talbert had a game-saving interception in the end zone with 3 minutes, 5 seconds to play in the fourth quarter.

The Bison (13-1) advanced to the FCS championship game for the ninth time in the past 11 seasons. NDSU has a 9-1 record in the FCS semifinals since 2011. The Bison play the Montana State-South Dakota State winner in the national title game, which is slated for Jan. 8 in Frisco, Texas.