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Should be a fun time and will take 3.5 hours off my commute.

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FARGO—North Dakota State will be returning to Minneapolis to play a football game, only it won't be against the University of Minnesota this time. The Bison and Butler University will face each other at Target Field on Aug. 31, 2019.
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Is there another football game that weekend? Surely they can't be doing this just for that game.
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89Hen wrote:Is there another football game that weekend? Surely they can't be doing this just for that game.
Bison will still have 6 home games that season. Coach said it's for exposure/recruiting in the Twin Cities, and the players getting to play in a big stadium. There is a large Bison fan base in the Twin Cities that could nearly fill the stadium, plus a wave of people from Fargo and out-state Minnesota.

Guess it's kind of an in-your-face game, being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
89Hen wrote:Is there another football game that weekend? Surely they can't be doing this just for that game.
Bison will still have 6 home games that season. Coach said it's for exposure/recruiting in the Twin Cities, and the players getting to play in a big stadium. There is a large Bison fan base in the Twin Cities that could nearly fill the stadium, plus a wave of people from Fargo and out-state Minnesota.

Guess it's kind of an in-your-face game, being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
I meant is Minny playing a game also at Target. Seems like a big venue (and expense to create) for just Bison vs Butler. I could see NDSU v UNI or something like that. Awesome if you guys can fill it for such a dud of an opponent.
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Gil Dobie wrote:being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
BTW, is that true going forward? I know Towson has games at Maryland as far as 2020 already booked.
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89Hen wrote:
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Bison will still have 6 home games that season. Coach said it's for exposure/recruiting in the Twin Cities, and the players getting to play in a big stadium. There is a large Bison fan base in the Twin Cities that could nearly fill the stadium, plus a wave of people from Fargo and out-state Minnesota.

Guess it's kind of an in-your-face game, being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
I meant is Minny playing a game also at Target. Seems like a big venue (and expense to create) for just Bison vs Butler. I could see NDSU v UNI or something like that. Awesome if you guys can fill it for such a dud of an opponent.
Gophers have their own stadium, TCF Bank Field, ECB, east of old Muddy. Twins Stadium is WCB, west of Old Muddy. Gophers are scheduled to play SDSU August 29th at TCF Bank Field.
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89Hen wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
BTW, is that true going forward? I know Towson has games at Maryland as far as 2020 already booked.
So we hear, no new games will be scheduled.
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Interesting that Georgia Southern is coming to Minnesota a few weeks later.
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Got my tickets today!
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Gil Dobie wrote:Got my tickets today!
I thought you said you were going to move to Florida.

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Gil Dobie wrote:Got my tickets today!
I thought you said you were going to move to Florida.
A couple months in the winter, see how that goes. Can't pass up Bison football season.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
89Hen wrote: BTW, is that true going forward? I know Towson has games at Maryland as far as 2020 already booked.
So we hear, no new games will be scheduled.
That's not true - Penn St just announced a slew of games last month for the 2020s that included both villanova and Delaware (as well as Temple). I'm sure Minnesota would balk at playing NDSU but that's a different matter.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
89Hen wrote:Is there another football game that weekend? Surely they can't be doing this just for that game.
Bison will still have 6 home games that season. Coach said it's for exposure/recruiting in the Twin Cities, and the players getting to play in a big stadium. There is a large Bison fan base in the Twin Cities that could nearly fill the stadium, plus a wave of people from Fargo and out-state Minnesota.

Guess it's kind of an in-your-face game, being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
Has there ever been a football game there before? I can't imagine Butler travels very many fans, if any. A game against SDSU there would be impressive.
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GannonFan wrote:
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So we hear, no new games will be scheduled.
That's not true - Penn St just announced a slew of games last month for the 2020s that included both villanova and Delaware (as well as Temple). I'm sure Minnesota would balk at playing NDSU but that's a different matter.
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GannonFan wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
Bison will still have 6 home games that season. Coach said it's for exposure/recruiting in the Twin Cities, and the players getting to play in a big stadium. There is a large Bison fan base in the Twin Cities that could nearly fill the stadium, plus a wave of people from Fargo and out-state Minnesota.

Guess it's kind of an in-your-face game, being the B1G won't play FCS schools anymore.
Has there ever been a football game there before? I can't imagine Butler travels very many fans, if any. A game against SDSU there would be impressive.
DII St Thomas vs St John's last year, 37355 fans attended.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
GannonFan wrote:
Has there ever been a football game there before? I can't imagine Butler travels very many fans, if any. A game against SDSU there would be impressive.
DII St Thomas vs St John's last year, 37355 fans attended.
Wonder if that's a D2 record.
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GannonFan wrote:
Gil Dobie wrote:
So we hear, no new games will be scheduled.
That's not true - Penn St just announced a slew of games last month for the 2020s that included both villanova and Delaware (as well as Temple). I'm sure Minnesota would balk at playing NDSU but that's a different matter.
I'm not so sure. Back in '95, Oregon State lost a roadie at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. UOP was in the Big West (back when the BWC actually fielded football; current BWC members Cow Poly and the Manure Pile now park their football teams in the Big Sky), a conference that SHOULD have been FCS given the caliber of the entire conference. Heck, I'm not even sure any Big West team (short of the autobid) would have made the FCS playoffs. And UOP itself finished 3-8 that season despite beating OSU, largely because of the incredibly difficult bodybag season-opening schedule (Fresno State, Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon all on the road and Oregon State at home). If a Pac-10 (as it was then) school can take a game like that on the road, why wouldn't Minnesota (a middle-of-the-road Big Ten at best) take a roadie at NDSU? Other than fear of a loss, that is. Heck, an NDSU win wouldn't even rate the awe of App over Michigan....
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SuperHornet wrote:
GannonFan wrote:
That's not true - Penn St just announced a slew of games last month for the 2020s that included both villanova and Delaware (as well as Temple). I'm sure Minnesota would balk at playing NDSU but that's a different matter.
I'm not so sure. Back in '95, Oregon State lost a roadie at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. UOP was in the Big West (back when the BWC actually fielded football; current BWC members Cow Poly and the Manure Pile now park their football teams in the Big Sky), a conference that SHOULD have been FCS given the caliber of the entire conference. Heck, I'm not even sure any Big West team (short of the autobid) would have made the FCS playoffs. And UOP itself finished 3-8 that season despite beating OSU, largely because of the incredibly difficult bodybag season-opening schedule (Fresno State, Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon all on the road and Oregon State at home). If a Pac-10 (as it was then) school can take a game like that on the road, why wouldn't Minnesota (a middle-of-the-road Big Ten at best) take a roadie at NDSU? Other than fear of a loss, that is. Heck, an NDSU win wouldn't even rate the awe of App over Michigan....
Butler is FCS, same division as NDSU. :nod:

NDSU plays at Oregon next year.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:
I'm not so sure. Back in '95, Oregon State lost a roadie at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. UOP was in the Big West (back when the BWC actually fielded football; current BWC members Cow Poly and the Manure Pile now park their football teams in the Big Sky), a conference that SHOULD have been FCS given the caliber of the entire conference. Heck, I'm not even sure any Big West team (short of the autobid) would have made the FCS playoffs. And UOP itself finished 3-8 that season despite beating OSU, largely because of the incredibly difficult bodybag season-opening schedule (Fresno State, Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon all on the road and Oregon State at home). If a Pac-10 (as it was then) school can take a game like that on the road, why wouldn't Minnesota (a middle-of-the-road Big Ten at best) take a roadie at NDSU? Other than fear of a loss, that is. Heck, an NDSU win wouldn't even rate the awe of App over Michigan....
Butler is FCS, same division as NDSU. :nod:

NDSU plays at Oregon next year.
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kalm wrote:
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Butler is FCS, same division as NDSU. :nod:

NDSU plays at Oregon next year.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
SuperHornet wrote:
I'm not so sure. Back in '95, Oregon State lost a roadie at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. UOP was in the Big West (back when the BWC actually fielded football; current BWC members Cow Poly and the Manure Pile now park their football teams in the Big Sky), a conference that SHOULD have been FCS given the caliber of the entire conference. Heck, I'm not even sure any Big West team (short of the autobid) would have made the FCS playoffs. And UOP itself finished 3-8 that season despite beating OSU, largely because of the incredibly difficult bodybag season-opening schedule (Fresno State, Arizona, Nebraska, and Oregon all on the road and Oregon State at home). If a Pac-10 (as it was then) school can take a game like that on the road, why wouldn't Minnesota (a middle-of-the-road Big Ten at best) take a roadie at NDSU? Other than fear of a loss, that is. Heck, an NDSU win wouldn't even rate the awe of App over Michigan....
Butler is FCS, same division as NDSU. :nod:

NDSU plays at Oregon next year.
You don't play them until 2020.

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Grizalltheway wrote:
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Butler is FCS, same division as NDSU. :nod:

NDSU plays at Oregon next year.
You don't play them until 2020.
That's right, we go to Delaware next year to finish the home and home, with UC Davis and UND at home for next year, after the Butler game. It will give our Freshmen QB next year, some time to get ready for the big time.
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