Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at www.bisonmedia.areavoices.com. On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.
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FARGO — It’s that time of the year when kids in full sweats can be spotted running around the outside of the Fargodome with the temperatures at their Midwestern peak. It’s called the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet national championships, but Fargo could just as well be in the name. The city and North Dakota State have hosted the Junior tournament since 1993 and the combined Junior and Cadet event since 1996. NDSU is in the last year of a three-year contract with USA Wrestling, so it remains to be seen if the tournaments will return next year, but don’t bet against it.
FARGO – School is no longer in session, out for the summer, but North Dakota State was not done watching a Division I NCAA tournament selection show. Monday morning, it was baseball’s turn. For the ninth time this year, the Bison won a conference title and this time, they got a date with the No. 1 seeded team in the country. NDSU will play Oregon State Friday night at 10 p.m.
SPOKANE, Wash. – Trending on Twitter. Another No. 12 seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament with upset hopes. North Dakota State pulled it off Thursday night. Freshman Carlin Dupree, in the game only because Bison star Taylor Braun fouled out, hit two free throws and a key basket in overtime and the Bison won an NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament game Round of 64 for the Summit League for the first time since 1998. The 80-75 win over No.