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The UND football team will resume its long-time rivalry with in-state foe North Dakota State next season in a tilt on Sept. 19 in Fargo.
UND-NDSU to resume football rivalry
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Updated: Monday 08/22/2014 09:09:39 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota Athletic Department officials announced on Friday that a contract has been signed for its football program to renew its rivalry with in-state foe North Dakota State. The contract calls for a pair of gridiron matchups that will be the first between the two programs as Division I foes and take place at Gate City Bank Field in Fargo on Sept. 19, 2015 and Sept. 7, 2019.

“Our football student-athletes deserve the chance to play against North Dakota State and the game has been off the schedule for too long,” Head Coach Bubba Schweigert said. “It is time to do whatever it takes to get the game back and if that means going down to Fargo a couple of times to renew this great rivalry, then that is something the football program, along with our administration, decided is necessary.”

UND owns a 62-45-3 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1894. The Green and White won the last meeting between the two programs in 2003 — a 28-21 decision in overtime. Both teams have made the full transition from NCAA Division II status to Division I since the last meeting 11 seasons ago. NDSU started its transition in 2004, while UND began its in 2008.

“I want our football players to have the full experience of being a UND football player and, to me, that includes playing North Dakota State. True rivalry games are a big part of college football,” Schweigert added. “You see Iowa State playing Iowa, Michigan State playing Michigan, Auburn playing Alabama and so on. There is no reason North Dakota and North Dakota State should not be playing.

“As I traveled around the region talking to some of our football alums, one of their fondest memories is playing against our rival North Dakota State. Too many young men have missed out on that opportunity over the last 11 years.”

UND will receive a cash guarantee of $125,000 for the 2015 contest and $140,000 for the 2019 contest.

— Go UND ­­—

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