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.
Jayden Price returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown and quarterback Cam Miller scored on a 6-yard run with 3:39 left in the game to spark No. 5-ranked North Dakota State to a 21-13 win over 22nd-ranked Illinois State on Saturday, March 13, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome.
Senior forward Rocky Kreuser was named to the All-Summit League first team, junior guard Sam Griesel claimed All-Summit League second team accolades, and freshman forward Grant Nelson was named the league’s Sixth Man of the Year as well as earning a spot on the All-Newcomer Team.
Maine, a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, is an eight-time FCS playoff participant including a national semifinal appearance in 2018. The Black Bears won CAA Football titles in 2013 and 2018.
Five teams from the Missouri Valley Football Conference are ranked including four in the Top 10. South Dakota State is second, Northern Iowa sixth and Illinois State ninth. Southern Illinois checked in at No. 16.