With the football team on their first bye of the year, it may give the appearance that Bison athletics are taking a break this weekend. That is not the case, here is what’s going on with the Herd this weekend.
If you are looking for the first volleyball action on campus this year, this weekend is the time. The Bison host the Bison Classic at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse this weekend. The Bison will play three games, one on Friday and a pair on Saturday.
A variety of teams will be setting up shop in Fargo, including Texas Tech, University of Texas at El Paso and Northern Illinois. Friday night’s match for the Bison against Texas Tech will be a double points game for Bison Rewards. Is there a better reason to get out to the games and trying to cheer the volleyball team to their first win of the season?
The Friday night game is at 7 p.m. against Texas Tech, then matches Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. against Northern Illinois and Bradley.
Both the men and women start their seasons on Friday. The Bison host the Bison Open at the Rose Creek Golf Course.
Both teams are expected to challenge for titles this year, and the women are currently ranked 11th in the Midwest region.
Action starts Friday at 5 p.m. with the women’s race, followed by the men at 5:35 p.m.
For those who fancy a little bit of travel, the women’s soccer team offers an excellent opportunity to dive into enemy territory. The Bison travel into Grand Forks to take on the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks.
Last year, the Bison hosted UND and played in front of the largest crowd of the season. The game was a midfield battle, and took overtime for the Bison to win. It is safe to say that the fans became the 12th man for the Herd, and it is acceptable to expect the Hawks to have advantage this time around.
Then the team leaves for a matchup with Washington State in Pullman, Washington. Kickoff for the game against UND is 4 p.m. on Friday. The game at Washington State starts at 9 p.m.
Both the men and women of the NDSU golf team will be in Nebraska this weekend for the University of Omaha Invitational. This will be the first tournament for both teams, as the fall golf season gets underway.
The teams will play at Arbor Links in Nebraska City, playing three rounds on the Arnold Palmer signature design course over Saturday and Sunday.