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 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.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: Southern Illinois game preview
Fri Dec 03 15:12:38 EST 2021
The FCS Playoffs have returned to Fargo for a 12th consecutive year as North Dakota State opens the postseason against a familiar foe, league rival Southern Illinois.

The Salukis are here after a 22-10 win over South Dakota in Vermillion last week. SIU comes in with a mark of 8-4, they started this season at 6-1, before stumbling down the stretch, losing three of their last four games.

This is the first time these teams have met since February, when NDSU was blasted by Southern Illinois 38-14 in Carbondale, which ended the record 39 game win streak the Bison were on.

Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo preview the matchup and also discuss the big topics of the week in college football, from Lincoln Riley and Brian Kelly leaving their jobs, to the transfer portal and a quarterback transferring two days before his team plays in a playoff game.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: South Dakota Game Preview
Fri Nov 19 14:45:49 EST 2021
The winding road of the FCS regular season comes to an end this Saturday.

North Dakota State has everything to play for, a conference title outright and top three playoff seed with a win against South Dakota.

The Coyotes enter with a ton of momentum after the "Ver-Miracle" last weekend, scoring on a Hail Mary to beat South Dakota State 23-20. USD enters with a 7-3 record, they have wrapped up a playoff spot. for the first time since 2017. USD has lost its three games by a combined 17 points.

​The guys discuss the game and the seniors that have decided to either move on or return for an extra season. By our count, the Bison could have ten starters back for the 2022 season.

You can listen to the show here or at Apple Itunes. Past episodes are available at Inforum.com.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: Youngstown State game preview
Fri Nov 12 11:21:48 EST 2021
The regular season is wrapping up and North Dakota State has everything to play for.

The Bison will head back on the road Saturday to face Youngstown State, looking to avoid consecutive losses for the first time since 2009. NDSU sits at 8-1 and controls its own destiny. If the Bison win their final two games of the regular season they will win the Missouri Valley Football Conference outright and the league's automatic bid.

NFL Draft recap and Sam Houston preview
Fri Apr 30 15:18:01 EDT 2021
North Dakota State is all over the national football map. The Bison were mentioned plenty Thursday night when Trey Lance was drafted third overall by San Francisco.

Kolpack and Izzo break that down and what it means for the Bison.

They also preview this weekend's FCS quarterfinal game between NDSU and Sam Houston, as the two teams are set to meet in the postseason for a fifth time.

Kolpack and Izzo Podcast: Central Arkansas game preview
Thu Oct 01 11:22:35 EDT 2020
Game week has arrived for North Dakota State. The Bison will host Central Arkansas out of the Southland Conference Saturday afternoon. It figures to be a weird atmosphere inside the Fargodome with fans limited to just the families of the players. WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo and the Forum's Jeff Kolpack break down the game and everything surrounding the game Saturday.