NDSU Partners With CUE Audio for New Game Day Light Show

FARGO, N.D. – The North Dakota State University athletic department is excited to announce a new partnership with CUE Audio for the 2023-24 academic year. During the winter sports season, fans inside the Scheels Center at the Sanford Health Athletic Complex will participate like never before – using their smartphones and CUE Live technology to create a light show during pregame introductions for the Bison student-athletes.

To participate, fans simply download the NDSU Athletics app from their app store prior to heading to the game. When the announcer prompts the audience and lights go down, fans will open the app, click the “Bison Lights” option from the main menu, and CUE’s inaudible triggers will take over, pulsing fans’ smartphone flashlights and LED screens in sync to the beat of the intro video music.

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MSUM Hosts Dragon Open Inside Nemzek Fieldhouse Sunday

MOORHEAD, Minn. — MSU Moorhead wrestling will host the annual Dragon Open inside Nemzek Fieldhouse on Sunday, December 3. Wrestling is set to begin at 10 a.m. with 28 teams slated to compete at the open.

The Dragons have not competed since November 18 at the Younes Hospitality Open hosted by Nebraska-Kearney. MSUM had four place winners at the open, headlined by Will Price’s fourth place finish at 184 pounds. Price leads the Dragons with 12 total wins this season and is tied for the team-lead with six pinfall victories. Isaiah Huus placed at the Younes Hospitality Open at 197 pounds, moving his win total to nine in 2023-24. Freshmen Cade Rose (149 pounds) and Anthony Sykora (179 pounds) were the other place winners for MSUM. Sykora has 10 wins on the year with five pinfall victories.

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“It’s like a fairy tale:” Inside South Dakota State’s rapidly improving wrestling program

South Dakota State’s Tanner Sloan made history last March when he became just the second Division I NCAA finalist in program history after topping Gavin Hoffman, Jacob Cardenas, Bernie Truax and Rocky Elam during his run through the 197-pound bracket. His performance put South Dakota State’s brand on the center mat on Saturday night in March and brought a huge spotlight to a program that is rising quickly in the national rankings and becoming a prominent, competitive Big 12 team once again.

While Sloan’s championship dreams last year came to an end in a 5-3 decision against Pittsburgh’s Nino Bonaccorsi, the veteran Jackrabbit is now back for one last run with his team, hoping to bring individual honors back to Brookings and continue to grow the reputation of a program on the rise.

This 2023-2024 season could be a standout one for Sloan and his Jackrabbit team as a whole, but, to fully understand the development of this program and the stars that now fill its lineup, it’s important to go back six years to when Sloan first arrived on campus alongside current head coach Damion Hahn. Continue reading at ncaa.com →

Jackrabbits head to Las Vegas

The South Dakota State wrestling team will be part of a challenging field this weekend as it returns to tournament competition at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational.

Competition is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (11 a.m. Central) Friday at the Westgate Paradise Event Center. Action Saturday is set to begin at 10 a.m Pacific Time (noon Central). All matches will be available for viewing through the FloWestling.org streaming platform (subscription required).

Four Jackrabbit wrestlers are listed among the top eight pre-seeds in their respective weight classes for the two-day event, which will feature more than 175 ranked competitors from across the country. Returning All-American Tanner Sloan holds the top seed at 197 pounds, while three-time NCAA qualifier Cade DeVos is seeded third in the 174-pound weight class.

Rounding out SDSU’s pre-seeds are Tanner Jordan, seventh at 125 pounds, and Cael Swensen, eighth at 157 pounds.

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NDSU Hosts Virginia in Non-Conference Dual

FARGO, N.D. – After a week off over Thanksgiving Break, North Dakota State wrestling jumps back into action and returns to the Scheels Center for a dual against Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 2. The dual with the Cavaliers is set for a 7 p.m. start and will be televised live on WDAY Xtra.

Tickets are available online at GoBison.com/tickets or by calling or visiting the Bison Ticket Office, located in the south lobby of the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. Tickets will also be available on Friday night and Sunday at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth ages 3-17.

Saturday night’s dual against Virginia will be televised live on WDAY Xtra. Cullen Holt (play-by-play) and Jack Maughan (color) will have the call. Check GoBison.com for full channel listings and coverage areas.

The dual against the Cavaliers will also be streamed live on NDSU All-Access. The dual will also have live results. Links for coverage will be available on GoBison.com.

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Mustangs set to begin NSIC dual season

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State wrestling team will be competing on three consecutive days, with a pair of NSIC dual meets and an open this weekend. On Friday, the Mustangs will travel to Bismarck N.D. to square off with the University of Mary Marauders at 6 p.m. Saturday, in Minot N.D., SMSU will match up with the Minot State Beavers at 2 p.m. On Sunday, the Mustangs will end their weekend with the MSU Moorhead Dragon Open.

MUSTANGS IN THE RANKINGS: SMSU has two wrestlers ranked in The Open Mat rankings (Nov. 29). Caden Steffen leads the way for the Mustangs, ranking third at 197 pounds. Steffen is 7-1 on the season and was named NSIC Wrestler of the Week on Nov. 14. Steffen won the award after placing first at 197 in the Dakota Wesleyan Open. Jacob Dykes ranks 16th at 285 pounds. Dykes is 2-2 on the season, with a major decision and decision victories.

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