Jack Hittinger is the sports editor of the Bemidji Pioneer. He is also the Bemidji State beat writer. He hails from the Great State of Michigan. Read his Bemidji State blog at http://thebeaverblog.areavoices.com/ and follow him on Twitter at @Jackhitts.
BEMIDJI — Expectations for the Bemidji State football team's 2016 season remain high. Earlier this summer, the Beavers were ranked No. 19 in Division II in the Sporting News College Football Magazine's poll. On Wednesday, the Beavers found out that they will have high expectations in their conference as well as nationally. BSU was picked to finish fifth overall in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and second in the North Division according to the preseason coaches poll, which was released Wednesday.