Several trees in the south entrance of the BSA were toppled, and then eliminated by the Monday storm. It brought about the following wisecrack: it’s the first phase of the BSA renovation. On the reality note, look for the track and field portion of the project to go in first and the first shovel for the arena perhaps not until next summer.
Other Bison stuff:
- What was probably feared, Mike Sigers not making it academically, became a reality. Head coach Craig Bohl said the explosive Sigers will not return to the team. That’s too bad, I thought the 5-foot-6 Sigers had a nice role with his speed and the different look he gave defenses backing up D.J. McNorton. Eastern Washington got a good view of his speed when Sigers returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown. Sigers was also one of NDSU’s top threats on special teams defense with four blocked kicks last season including two field goals at Eastern Washington.
- Bohl said he is not aware if Jose Mohler has committed to another program yet. Mohler told the coaching staff he was transferring after this semester.
- Head strength and conditioning coach Jim Kramer said he pretty much expects that every player will be in town this summer participating in summer workouts. Bohl said it’s not mandatory that the players stay, “but I think all the players recognize the value of off-season conditioning and believe in coach Kramer’s workouts.”
- I can’t see the two Jucos the Bison women’s team signed making a major impact next season, especially offensively. Catavia Jones averaged 2.5 points and Britney Gaines 5.3 points for Paris Junior College last season. Both shot 34 percent, not exactly eye-popping numbers. But NDSU head coach Carolyn DeHoff said both will be needed defensively and with competition in practice. Recruiting the Juco route in women’s basketball seems to be different from the men’s game, in that there just isn’t as many players out there for D-I teams to find.