Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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FARGO - North Dakota State junior Tyson Ward is leading the Bison in scoring and rebounding in Summit League men's basketball games this season. NDSU head coach David Richman, however, challenged Ward despite the solid individual league statistics. "I said these are all-conference type numbers except for what?" Richman said. "I said you're not looking big enough at the scope of the page. We're 1-2 (in the league) right now. No one is going to vote somebody all-conference on a losing team."
FARGO — Tyler Roehl was happy to stay home. The former North Dakota State running back stood at the podium Thursday afternoon, Jan. 10, in a suit and reflected on his journey from West Fargo High School to being promoted to offensive coordinator for the NDSU football team, saying he was humbled by the opportunity. “It’s been a wild ride,” said the 32-year-old Roehl.
FRISCO, Texas -- North Dakota State now has seven NCAA Division I FCS championship crowns and is the king of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Bison powered their way to a 38-24 victory against Eastern Washington on Saturday to repeat as national champions before 17,902 fans at Toyota Stadium. NDSU’s seven titles are the most in FCS history, surpassing Georgia Southern, which has six. The Bison (15-0) capped a perfect season, winning their seventh national crown in eight seasons. They have a 112-8 record during that run.
FARGO -- During the regular season, rivals North Dakota State and South Dakota State play for the Dakota Marker trophy. The stakes have been raised for their NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision semifinal game Friday, Dec. 14, at Gate City Bank at the Fargodome. The winner earns a trip to Frisco, Texas, with a chance to play for another piece of hardware.
FARGO - North Dakota State needed only four plays to cover 96 yards on its opening drive Saturday, Dec. 8, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. Runs of 6, 32 and 26 yards, with a 32-yard pass play sprinkled in, led to an early touchdown for the top-seeded Bison. That would prove to be the only points NDSU would need as it powered its way to a 35-0 victory against No. 8-seeded Colgate in the NCAA Division I FCS quarterfinals before 16,404 fans.
FARGO - Colgate senior T.J. Holl was recruited to the Raiders football program as a quarterback. Early in his first season, he changed positions after asking coaches if there was somewhere he could contribute immediately since Colgate appeared well-stocked at quarterback. "We had a lot of depth at the position," said Holl, who is from Cranberry Township, Pa. "They moved me to inside linebacker."
FARGO -- The Colgate Raiders took on an NCAA Division I FCS power last weekend and flexed their muscle. Colgate forced five turnovers in a 23-20 home victory against James Madison, which played in the previous two FCS national title games and won the FCS championship two seasons ago. The No. 8-seeded Raiders wanted a shot at the Dukes, even if some around the Colgate program thought it was a difficult second-round draw. "The players inside the locker room, we wanted JMU," said Colgate quarterback Grant Breneman said. "They were probably the best non-seeded team."
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FARGO -- North Dakota State put an exclamation point on an undefeated regular season Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17, at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. The No. 1-ranked Bison piled up more than 600 yards and steamrolled to a 65-17 victory against Southern Illinois in Missouri Valley Football Conference play before 18,008 fans.
Q: What is the most embarrassing song on your playlist? I would say Katy Perry, Firework. Q: What is one thing most people wouldn't know about you? The one thing most people wouldn't know about me is I like to read. I just love reading books and it's entertaining. Q: Who is your favorite cartoon character? Favorite cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants.