Dakota schools lure Minnesota prep football stars

  • Article by: JIM PAULSEN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 6, 2013 - 12:06 AM

Many prep football stars are seeking success and happiness by leaving Minnesota and playing in North and South Dakota.

  • 38
  • Comments

  • Results per page:
gorabbits57Feb. 5, 1311:02 PM

Go Jacks!

ndsulakesFeb. 5, 1311:17 PM

No one cares about NDSU in Minnesota? Over 50% of NDSU is Minnesotans and they win national titles and beat kansas Minnesota Colorado st. You gopher fans can only hate and be jealous of NDSU s success. Top 5-6 stars at NDSU are Minnesota kids!! You keep hating, NDSU will keep winning

khunterFeb. 5, 1311:24 PM

I am from Minnesota and I care about NDSU. They know how to run a program.

thinkpadFeb. 5, 1311:27 PM

The Big 10 should just let NDSU in. They are already beating up on BCS teams like DII schools. Relegate the U to FCS and promote NDSU to the BCS. What's even scarier, is NDSU was ranked as one of the top 25 schools in the FBS even though they play in the FCS. Now, with Kill at the helm at the U, not a chance they will play NDSU again. He just wants soft teams to play against to try to get to a bowl game. You want to get into a bowl game, fine. You want to test your team, and see really where they are? Play NDSU.

footballubetFeb. 5, 1311:33 PM

Ok, without doing an internet search name players from any of these 4 schools that made it to the NFL. Right, Jimmy K. That's the easy one. Now name some Gophers that made it to the NFL. Yep, that's a lot easier.

ndsulakesFeb. 6, 1312:14 AM

5 NDSU players in nfl right now. Rams starting safety craig dahl for 3 years now (from mankato gophs offer walk on) Denver starting MLB Joe Mays for last 3 years. Saints LB & special teamer Ramon Humber (st paul no gophs offer) Jacksonville TE matt veldman (becker minn goph pwo offer) & denver 2nd string ot Paul Cornick Orono (gophs pwo offer)

fargokidFeb. 6, 1312:18 AM

footballubet- Without doing an internet search: Joe Mays (NDSU) was a STARTING LB for Denver this year before an injury knocked him out. Matt Veldman was signed as an undrafted TE by Jacksonville. And the article mentions Stacy Robinson playing for the Giants. That's just off the top of my head.

fargokidFeb. 6, 1312:21 AM

I forgot about Craig Dahl. I knew there was another starter I forgot. I don't think NDSU should be FBS or in the Big Ten. But as a Michigander living in Fargo I say this: There's no way that ANY Gopher fan should be looking down on NDSU, or SDSU for that matter, right now.

garagewineFeb. 6, 1312:59 AM

"What's even scarier, is NDSU was ranked as one of the top 25 schools in the FBS even though they play in the FCS."---No, they weren't. And don't bother coming here and complaining about non-conference strength of schedule. NDSU played Prairie View A&M and Robert Morris this year. Nobody is impressed by their "signature" victory over a 4-win Colorado State team.

datelessnerdFeb. 6, 13 3:02 AM

This article is long, long overdue. Despite its success as a revenue-raiser, the Gophers are scared to play NDSU. Why? Because it obliterates all of the U's excuses for its pathetic program. NDSU has a better team. That's no longer up for debate. It has more Minnesota kids than the Gophers do. They have a less expensive stadium and facilities. Their conference doesn't have its own cable network. And their college is in a cold windswept town with much less nightlife. Until the Gophers can go up to Fargo and beat the Bison, they're wimps.


Comment on this story   |  


Pittsburgh - LP: F. Liriano 0 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: J. Cueto 4
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Odorizzi 0 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 3
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Hammel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Tanaka 3
St. Louis - LP: J. Kelly 1 FINAL
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 5
NY Mets - WP: D. Gee 5 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. McCarthy 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 1 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee 0
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 2
Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister 3 FINAL
Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez 2
Washington - WP: D. Storen 6 FINAL
Miami - LP: M. Dunn 3
Seattle - LP: F. Rodney 2 FINAL
Texas - WP: P. Figueroa 3
Boston 3 Top 11th Inning
Chicago WSox 3
Kansas City 6 Bottom 11th Inning
Houston 4
Toronto 0 Postponed
Minnesota 0
Oakland 4 Bottom 6th Inning
LA Angels 1
Colorado 1 Bottom 6th Inning
San Diego 3
Los Angeles 1 Bottom 6th Inning
San Francisco 1
Chicago 86 FINAL
Charlotte 91
Indiana 101 FINAL
Orlando 86
Atlanta 111 FINAL
Milwaukee 103
Dallas 105 FINAL
Memphis 106
Detroit 111 FINAL
Oklahoma City 112
Houston 100 FINAL
New Orleans 105
LA Lakers 113 FINAL
San Antonio 100
Brooklyn 85 FINAL
Cleveland 114
Philadelphia 100 FINAL
Miami 87
Utah 136 FINAL
Minnesota 130
Washington 118 FINAL
Boston 102
Toronto 92 FINAL
New York 95
Golden State 67 3rd Qtr 10:27
Denver 52
LA Clippers 54 3rd Qtr 11:44
Portland 68
Phoenix 60 3rd Qtr 4:49
Sacramento 65
Montreal 5 FINAL(OT)
Tampa Bay 4
Columbus 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh 4
Dallas 2 3rd Prd
Anaheim 4
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Red Bull New York 2





question of the day

Poll: Grade the Timberwolves season

Weekly Question


Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters