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Kolpack:NDSU has ESPN honorary residents now

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — The North Dakota State winter commencement is at 4 p.m. today at the Bison Sports Arena. We’re not sure of this, but rumor has it ESPN is going to televise the graduation ceremony live.
Why not? It’s been that kind of four months for t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Thousands fill downtown Fargo for ‘GameDay’

September 21, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Remember the rounds of boos that erupted Monday when ESPN announced “College GameDay” would be set downtown instead of by the FargoDome? Continue Reading

‘GameDay’ show to be 30 percent Bison

September 20, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO There won’t be many references to the movie. Yah sure, you betcha that. It was also revealed Friday that the celebrity guest picker for this morning’s ESPN’s “College GameDay” pregame show will have “Bison roots.” So that eliminates Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Kristin Rudrüd or any other actor from “Fargo.” Continue Reading

Who is going to be College GameDay’s guest picker?

September 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Broadway and a few adjoining streets were blocked off Thursday as the crew from ESPN constructed a television set that will go down as an “American Bandstand” moment in North Dakota State football history. Now I know what it must have been like when the Beatles played Shea Stadium.
OK, that’s a stretch, but Lee, Kirk, Desmond and Chris are the Paul, George, Ringo and John this weekend in Fargo. The Fab Four. Continue Reading

Other views: Downtown Fargo setting just right for ESPN GameDay

September 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

North Dakota State University football fans who are grousing about ESPN’s decision to broadcast its “College GameDay” program from downtown Fargo are an embarrassment to the university, the city and themselves. Continue Reading

College GameDay going downtown, not Fargodome

September 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO One would reason that Lee Corso’s inadvertent ‘F’ bomb would have created the most controversy ESPN’s College GameDay has ever endured during its 26-year history. Continue Reading

Downtown Fargo to be backdrop for ESPN’s College GameDay broadcast

September 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO ESPN’s weekly college football show will air this weekend in downtown Fargo, from the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue next to the historic Fargo Theatre. Continue Reading

NDSU hits ‘jackpot,’ hosts ESPN’s GameDay next Saturday

September 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO It’s been a sleepless week for the marketing folks in the North Dakota State University athletic department. It got even crazier Saturday morning when ESPN confirmed it is bringing its popular College GameDay pre-game show to Fargo next Saturday. Continue Reading

ESPN fires employee for offensive headline in reference to Knicks Jeremy Lin

February 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

ESPN says it fired an employee responsible for an offensive headline about Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin. The headline Friday on ESPN’s mobile website was used for a story about a New York loss in which Lin had nine turnovers. The headline was an idiom that contains a word that also can be used as a slur against Chinese. Continue Reading

NDSU MENS BASKETBALL: BracketBuster series comes to Bison Sports Arena

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The BracketBuster series comes to the Bison Sports Arena tonight for the first time in the form of Western Michigan. The annual event matches mid-major conferences against each another and for NDSU, it’s a bonus to get a Mid-American Conference school in Fargo. Continue Reading