117 episodes

Bison Illustrated magazine senior columnist Josh Swanson and editor Nolan Schmidt take their free-flowing North Dakota State University thoughts off the page and into your ears. You can subscribe to the weekly podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play and iTunes. Presented by Fargo Basketball Academy.

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Bison Illustrated magazine senior columnist Josh Swanson and editor Nolan Schmidt take their free-flowing North Dakota State University thoughts off the page and into your ears. You can subscribe to the weekly podcast on SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play and iTunes. Presented by Fargo Basketball Academy.

    Ep: 117: The Bison & Dukes, nothing less than the fate of the FCS world is at stake!

    Ep: 117: The Bison & Dukes, nothing less than the fate of the FCS world is at stake!

    Toss the stats and records out the window because nothing less than the fate of the FCS world is at stake! It's Rocky v. Ivan Drago, the Globetrotters v. the Washington Generals, and the Sons of Liberty v. The Red Coats all rolled into one. North Dakota State. James Madison. The championship collision draws near, and only one team will emerge with the much-coveted championship trophy. Putting the hyperbole aside, the outcome of this game will shape the FCS narrative for next year, and potentially beyond. Will North Dakota State cast aside the would-be usurpers, or will James Madison show it can beat NDSU in Frisco. With so many stories, the intrigue abounds! What playmakers will shine bright? Can each team counterpunch when adversity strikes, and, or course, the chess-match between two coaching staffs. Pull up a chair, pop the top, and saddle up with your pals at the Bison Illustrated Podcast as we bring you the FCS CHAMPIONSHIP EXTRAVAGANZA!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 116: Rock meets immovable object as NDSU and JMU to collide in Frisco

    Ep. 116: Rock meets immovable object as NDSU and JMU to collide in Frisco

    All season, North Dakota State and James Madison have separated themselves by leaps and bounds from the rest of the FCS. Only one, though, can emerge victorious as the National Champion. It's a heavyweight battle with two seasoned teams. What will be the difference between the Bison and Dukes? At least statistically, they are nearly equal in every category from total offense, total defense, third-down conversion percentage, to red zone efficiency. Each roster is filled with playmakers that can tip the scales, and each team is staffed with high-caliber coaches. Swany and Nolan preview the matchup, and tell you what will be the difference, and why, in Frisco. Giddy up for one helluva football game, folks, this week, on the Bison Illustrated Podcast!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 115: Bison Illustrated Special - NDSU thumps Montana State, set to face James Madison in Frisco

    Ep. 115: Bison Illustrated Special - NDSU thumps Montana State, set to face James Madison in Frisco

    Get in the Christmas and holiday spirit by enjoying North Dakota State's 42-14 semifinal thumping of Montana State all over again! On this special Bison Illustrated Podcast, we replay Saturday's Herd It Hear with Swany. Swany is joined by Nolan, and 740AM The Fan's Chase Miller, live from Buffalo Wild Wings where the guys discuss an already historic season, and foreshadow the offensive fireworks from the Bison against the Bobcats. Swany has a special message for Bison Nation, telling the Herd to enjoy this team and moment. It's a Ho-Ho-Ho great time on this special Bison Illustrated Podcast!

    • 48 min
    Ep. 114: On the Line, Key to Frisco Rests with NDSU's Offensive Line

    Ep. 114: On the Line, Key to Frisco Rests with NDSU's Offensive Line

    In this special joint Bison Illustrated/Thundering Herdcast, it's one of the best weeks of the year for Bison Nation: semifinal week! All that's standing in the Bison's way on the Road to Frisco is a resurgent Montana State program and their garbage-talking head coach, Jeff Choate. Choate made headlines when he whined about NDSU's winning ways, saying the Bison were bad for the FCS. Choate went so far to say that the semifinals should be played at a neutral site. Swany Says Choate is a big cry baby. Will Choate's comments be a distraction, serve as bulletin board material, or are they much ado about nothing? Swany and Nolan are joined by Chase Miller from 740AM The Fan. The group talks about Code Green's dominance this playoff season, and the inconsistency from the NDSU offense and red zone woes. The key to this game, and getting back to Frisco, rests with the Rams -- NDSU's offensive line, and converting in the red zone. Get ready for the party with your pals at the Bison Illustrated Podcast!

    • 50 min
    Ep. 113: MVFC powers clash as Bison take on Redbirds in FCS Quarterfinals

    Ep. 113: MVFC powers clash as Bison take on Redbirds in FCS Quarterfinals

    North Dakota State is in the National Quarterfinals for the tenth straight year, and in pursuit of their eighth national championship in nine seasons. Standing between the Bison and another trip to the national semis is a familiar foe, James Robinson and the Illinois State Redbirds. The high-powered Bison offense is looking for a faster start after their second round win over Nicholls State, while ISU looks to feed the rock to Robinson. It's no secret what these teams plan to do. The only question is, who will executer cleaner and keep moving on The Road To Frisco. Swany and Nolan think the Bison come out gangbusters this week. It's the most wonderful time of the year, this week, on the Bison Illustrated Podcast.

    • 56 min
    Ep. 112: FCS Playoff Preview Special. Is NDSU v, JMU in Frisco inevitable

    Ep. 112: FCS Playoff Preview Special. Is NDSU v, JMU in Frisco inevitable

    North Dakota State and James Madison have separated themselves from the field this season. The top two seeds in this year's FCS playoffs look for a rematch of their epic playoff games in 2016 and 2017. Swany and Nolan go through the field, and tell you why NDSU's Road to Frisco has fewer stumbling blocks than JMU's. Swany Says that the Dukes will have a tough quarterfinal matchup against either South Dakota State or Northern Iowa, and predicts a Valley surprise. We tell you who will be lifting the national championship trophy, and why, on this week's Bison Illustrated Podcast!

    • 1 hr 11 min

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New World

Our son came from Florida to attend NDSU so I listen to the podcast to get a feel of the Bizon atmosphere. This is a great podcast that provides a local feel for people even in Fla.

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Brings Bizzon News to NC!

Having listened for nearly a full year congratulations on the upcoming 100th episode!

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Listen all the time. Every episode. Great listen. Would be better if Swany pronounced Kieran with one n and if he would say Jackrabbits normally.

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