Hi everyone…want to thank Jeff for inviting me to start blogging Bison stuff here..know it’s a pretty high traffic web site, so I’ll try and blog as much as I can when I can with some good Bison info and anything we can’t fit on the sports that particular night. That being said, I’m sure there were plenty of Bison fans watching the UNI-Kansas game last night wondering why the Bison couldn’t do that last year to Kansas. UNI has a ton of height on this team, much more so than the 2009 NDSU team had.
That being said, it’s pretty cool to see a Mayville kid, former Bison assistant Ben Jacobson lead the Panthers to the Sweet 16..it’s the first Sweet 16 appearance for a MVC team since 1979 and Indiana State..who had a guy named Larry Bird. Check out Kevin Schnepf’s great article about the win here….www.inforum.com/event/article/id/272960/Jacobson’s name is shooting up the ladder for big time openings, none more so than in his own state at the University of Iowa, where coincidentally enough, the current AD is a Bison alum, Gary Barta, who I’m sure knows of Jacobson’s North Dakota roots and obviously his success at UNI.
The Missouri Valley is a tough conference, and to win back to back titles and 30 games is no small feat. I know too it didn’t get lost on any NDSU fans last night that the two teams playing hoops are the same squads that NDSU will play to open the football season in September..at Kansas, at Northern Iowa…also in case anyone missed it Spring Football begins THIS Saturday, March 27th..till next time!