Hayden Goethe, Published December 27 2012
NDSU, Sam Houston State return from short holiday breaks
“I know our players are pumped,” SHSU head coach Willie Fritz said. “We just got back (Wednesday). Back into practice mode.”
NDSU head coach Craig Bohl said his players had strong practices on both Wednesday and Thursday.
“I thought it was fairly good coming back after Christmas break,” Bohl said. “It was a little but rusty, which you would expect. We had a very robust practice (Wednesday) and then we had another good one (Thursday).”
Neal, Ware will handle ESPN2 duties again
The NDSU football team will appear on ESPN2 for the second straight game when it plays for the FCS title at noon on Jan. 5. And the same broadcast team that was in Fargo for the semifinals earlier this month will handle duties for the title game in Frisco.
Dave Neal will do play-by-play alongside former NFL quarterback Andre Ware, who will provide color commentary.
Cara Capuano will be the sideline reporter.
NDSU center Lund wins prestigious award
North Dakota State senior Joe Lund collected another honor Thursday.
Lund was named the FCS recipient of the Rimington Award, which is presented annually by the Boomer Esiason Foundation to the top center in each level of college football.
Lund was a first-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection in helping lead NDSU to a 13-1 record.
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