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Big day for the Bison and the Big 12

Big day for the Bison and the Big 12

As the college sports world convenes in Indianapolis this weekend for the Final Four, NDSU athletic director Matt Larsen will be brushing shoulders with all of the blue bloods in the NCAA from Kentucky to Kansas. In a short amount of time, his school will be included in a blue blood conference.

News broke on Friday that North Dakota State will be added as an affiliate member to the Big 12 wrestling conference for the 2015-16 season. OSU head coach John Smith told the school’s newspaper that NDSU and the other five Western Wrestling schools (SDSU, Northern Colorado, Air Force, Wyoming and Utah Valley) will join up with Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

The significance of this move probably can’t be understated; for NDSU it’s a chance to have its wrestlers go up against the best in the nation. It’s also an opportunity for the Bison to welcome Iowa State, Oklahoma State and OU on a regular basis to Fargo and the brand new SHAC.

As one Twitter follower pointed out to me; “what other scheduling possibility could come from this?” Football may be off the table after NDSU improved to 3-1 against the Big 12 last year. Read Jeff’s story here.

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