Jeff and I are both bogged down with Fargo Marathon coverage this week, but wanted to give a couple updates on the NDSU front; Jeff has the story running in Wednesday’s paper about NDSU moving forward with a proposal to put a domed roof on Dacotah Field, you can read that here. To get a feeling what Dacotah is going to look like during the winter months, here’s a couple photos from Arizon Structures out of St. Louis, they will be the ones putting up the dome.
Many I’m sure saw the Big Sky announce its TV schedule for the fall, some may be wondering about why NDSU’s matchup with Weber State was not selected, Root Sports has an exclusive deal with the conference, so they stay away from non-conference matchups; Jeremy Jorgenson from NDSU Broadcasting tweeted this out today in reference to schedule:
NDSU at Weber St is not part of ROOT Big Sky FB TV package. TV plans in the works for this game.. details to come this summer
— NDSU Broadcasting (@NDSUbroadcast) May 6, 2014
While I know many poke fun of the Big Sky on this blog, there’s nothing to poke fun about their TV package, it’s impressive and to get games on Root Sports, which a good chunk of people have is a good deal.
Lastly, the NDSU softball team opens up the Summit League Tournament on Thursday at 12:30 in Fargo. You could argue that the most dominant team since the D1 transition has been softball, going to the NCAA Tournament four out of five years, just won a third straight Summit League regular season title. Darren Mueller has done a fantastic job with this team and you wonder how much longer he’ll be here, he’s had chances at Minnesota and Wisconsin and decided to stay in Fargo. The Bison will get a big challenge from Fort Wayne, who beat NDSU in Fargo in the title game last year and took two of three earlier this year in Fargo. We’ll have you covered as the tourney progresses. We’ll also be on coverage of the NFL Draft, plenty of possibilities for potential picks for Billy Turner, Marcus Williams and Brock Jensen, we’ll see what happens should be fun.