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Kolpack and Izzo Podcast

The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo discuss the latest happening with North Dakota State athletics and FCS Football weekly.

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Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: The Bison come home for a matchup with the Penguins
Thu Sep 29 17:40:00 EDT 2022
North Dakota State returns home for the first time in three weeks Saturday to match up with the 2-1 Youngstown State Penguins.

YSU enters off wins over Duquesne and Dayton and a loss to the SEC's Kentucky Wildcats.

The Bison come in after a 34-17 win over South Dakota to win its conference opener for the 12th straight year.

NDSU will be without the services of tight end Noah Gindorff, who's surgically repaired ankle is bugging him again.

The Bison have won 12 straight games against the Penguins, the last loss was in the 2011 regular season home finale for NDSU, a 27-24 YSU win.

Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo break down the matchup and chat about the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies surrounding homecoming, along with the other top FCS matchups on Saturday.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: NDSU opens Valley play at South Dakota
Fri Sep 23 14:06:25 EDT 2022
North Dakota State returns to the field Saturday afternoon as the Bison open Missouri Valley Football Conference play against South Dakota.

The Bison enter off its first FBS loss since 2009, a 31-28 defeat to Arizona. NDSU will match up with the Coyotes, who enter with a 1-2 record, they defeated Cal Poly in its home opener, 38-21.

Kolpack and Izzo discuss the impact that the late Darrell Mudra had on the Bison football program.

They also dissect the largely absent NDSU downfield passing game, which has yet to show itself thru the first three games of the season.

You can listen to past episodes here or at Apple ITunes or Google Play or wherever you find your podcasts.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: Arizona Game Preview
Thu Sep 15 17:59:23 EDT 2022
The stage is set. Six years in the making, North Dakota State is set to face off against the University of Arizona.

This game was originally scheduled in April of 2017, shortly after NDSU's last FBS win, a 23-21 victory over Iowa.

It's been six long years for Bison fans to finally get a taste of the FBS.

NDSU enters this game with a 2-0 record, facing an improved Wildcats team that beat San Diego State and lost to Mississippi State.

The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and WDAY's Dom Izzo break down the matchup and give you the keys to the game as NDSU looks for a seventh straight win against FBS opponents.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: North Carolina A&T preview
Fri Sep 09 12:44:23 EDT 2022
A new opponent once again comes to the Fargodome this Saturday as North Dakota State hosts North Carolina A&T.

The Aggies come in at 0-1 after losing to North Carolina Central last week.

NC A&T is a traditionally solid FCS program, winning three straight FBS games from 2016-18. 

Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo preview the matchup with the Aggies and what NDSU needs to do after a 56-14 win over Drake last week.

You can listen to past episodes at Apple Itunes and Google Play. 

Drake Bulldogs Game Preview
Thu Sep 01 16:45:20 EDT 2022
The 2022 North Dakota State football season is set to kick off Saturday as the Bison return to the field to host Drake University. 

The Forum's Jeff Kolpack and WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo visit on the big storylines heading into this weekend's game as NDSU hosts the Bulldogs for the first time.

Drake is coming off a 2-9 season in 2021, they play in the Pioneer Football League, which is the same conference that St. Thomas, Valparaiso and Butler play in.

The guys also discuss the big games of the upcoming weekend, which includes a number of FCS-FBS games.

You can listen to past episodes of the Kolpack and Izzo podcast at Apple Itunes or Google Play.

2022 NDSU Football Preview Episode
Fri Aug 26 16:22:52 EDT 2022
The 2022 North Dakota State football season is here. Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo begin their 13th year of covering the Bison together and they take a look at each of the position groups on the roster and the biggest concerns and question marks.

They also discuss the upcoming season on the broadcast side as WDAY begins its second year as the TV home for NDSU athletics.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: The Summit League stretch run and Bison wrap 2022 Signing Class
Fri Feb 04 14:19:27 EST 2022
North Dakota State enters the final month of the conference basketball season with everything at stake. The men are pushing for a top two seed at the Summit League Tournament, while the women are trying to turn around what has been a disappointing season to date.

The guys also discuss NDSU wrapping up the 2022 football signing class, which includes signing a cornerback from Florida that had Power 5 offers.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: Bison basketball chatter and a football update
Thu Jan 27 12:50:13 EST 2022
Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo break down the first half of conference play for the NDSU basketball teams as big weekends loom for both teams, starting tonight against South Dakota.

The guys also discuss a handful of players that have left the Bison football team since the conclusion of the regular season. 

They also dive into the search for a new president at NDSU and how close that president should be to athletics.

Kolpack and Izzo podcast: James Madison game preview
Thu Dec 16 13:04:29 EST 2021
The FCS semifinals return to Fargo after a two year absence as North Dakota State will welcome in rival school James Madison University for a trip to the FCS championship game.


This will mark the fourth all-time playoff matchup between the schools, the first being ten years ago in the second round, a Bison 26-14 win.


The Dukes got some payback in 2016, when they returned to Fargo for the semifinals and beat NDSU 27-17, ending the Bison five year title streak.


The schools have met two more times in Frisco, Texas. The 2018 title game saw NDSU end JMU's 26 game win streak with a 17-13 win. They met again in Frisco to wrap the 2019 season and it was another tremendous game, with the Bison getting a late turnover to beat the Dukes, 28-20.


Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: Why are fans staying away from the Dome and ETSU game preview
Thu Dec 09 13:04:57 EST 2021
North Dakota State's football team returns to the national spotlight Saturday morning as the Bison welcome in East Tennessee State out of the Southern Conference.

The biggest story surrounding the game is the lack of fan interest in attending the game. Wednesday the school announced that returned season tickets were going on sale to the general public, something that never happened during the early years of NDSU's FCS playoff runs.

Jeff and Dom discuss potential solutions to the Fargodome game experience as a way to get fans back inside to the game. 12,557 fans were in attendance for the game last weekend against Southern Illinois, the lowest for a game since the 2010 playoff opener against Robert Morris.