Friday, April 24th Sports on Valley News Live at 6pm

Friday, April 24th Sports on Valley News Live at 6pm


FORMER BISON JOSH VAUGHAN IS LEAVING TO ACCEPT AN ASSISTANT COACHING POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARY UNDER NEW HEAD COACH AND FELLOW NDSU ALUM JOE KITTELL. VAUGHAN PLAYED FOR NDSU FROM 2006-2010 AND WAS A MEMBER OF NDSU’S FIRST TRIP TO THE NCAA DIVISION ONE TOURNAMENT IN 2009. HE WAS HIRED AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS UNDER SAUL PHILLIPS AND KEPT THE POSITION THROUGH THE TRANSITION TO RICHMAN. BEFORE RETURNING TO NDSU HE SPENT TWO YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT COACH AS MSUM. SPEAKING OF BISON ALUM … GARY BARTA WAS BACK IN TOWN TODAY SPEAKING TO THE NDSU SPORTS MANAGEMENT STUDENTS. THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR STARTED AS A QUARTERBACK AT NDSU AND BEGAN HIS CAREER AT HIS ALMA MATER … NOW HE’S BACK TO HELP THE FUTURE WORK FORCE. BARTA ANSWERED SOME OF THE HOT TOPIC QUESTIONS IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT THESE DAYS … INCLUDING STUDENT ATHLETE STIPENS THAT BEGIN THIS SUMMER FOR THE POWER FIVE CONFERENCES … RIVALRY GAMES LIKE THE UPCOMING NDSU- UND MATCH UP … TO THE GROWING STRUGGLES FOR AN F-C-S POWER LIKE NDSU TO SCHEDULE THE F- B-S GAMES. GARY BARTA – “NORTH DAKOTA STATE IS SO COMPETITVE AND SO STRONG AND SO GOOD AND SO YOU’RE GOING TO INVITED THEM TO YOUR CAMPUS AND THERES A GOOD CHANCE YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THE GAME. I STILL INVITED NORTH DAKOTA STATE TO COME IN 2016 BECAUSE I LOVE MY ALMA MATER AND IT’S A GREAT GAME FOR US TO PLAY GREAT COMPETITION AND PREPARE US FOR WHAT WE KNOW IS GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT BIG TEN SCHEDULE.” THE WORK ON NEXT SEASON IS WELL UNDER WAY WITH SPRING BALL WRAPPING UP TOMORROW … THEY’LL KICK OFF THE SCRIMMAGE WITH THEIR RING CELEBRATION THOUGH … OUR MORNING CREW GOT THEIR HANDS ON THE FOURTH INSTALLMENT OF THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HARDWARE TODAY … THE PLAYERS PICK UP THEIRS TOMORROW … THAT CEREMONY WILL KICK OFF OUR COVERAGE OF THE 2015 SPRING GAME … 1-O-CLOCK ON KVLY WE BRING YOU THE FARMERS UNION INSURANCE BISON FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW. AND STICK WITH US AS WE BRING YOU THE 2015 GREEN AND GOLD GAME WITH SPECIAL VISITS FROM SOME OF 2014’S BIGGEST NAMES AND A GOOD LOOK AHEAD AT YOUR 2015 BISON FOOTBALL TEAM. 1 PM ON KVLY WITH A FULL RECAP AT SIX AND TEN ON VALLEY NEWS LIVE. MINNESOTA AND ST. LOUIS ARE BACK IN ACTION TONIGHT … THE WILD OPENLY REFERRING TO GAME FOUR AS AN ALL AROUND BAD GAME … THEY NOW NEED TO GET BACK TO BUSINESS AND GET THEIR CONFIDENCE BACK. WILD HAD MORNING SKATE TODAY IN ST. LOUIS WHERE DEVAN DUBNYK WAS BACK IN NET AND GETTING READY TO DEFEND THE TEMPLE HE’S BUILT SINCE ARRIVING IN ST. PAUL MID- SEASON. ON THE OTHER END … THE WILD PUT UP A SEASON LOW 18 SHOTS WEDNESDAY AND LEFT PLENTY TO BE DESIRED MIKE YEO – “IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT TRYING TO GET BETTER. IT’S NOT A PUNISHMENT THING RIGHT NOW I MEAN YOU LOOK AT SOME CLIPS AND SOME OF THE CLIPS YOU THROW IN THE GARBAGE AND SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAD TO LOOK AT. FOR THE MOST PART, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, THIS IS NOT TRYING TO DO ANYTHING EXCEPT IDENTIFY WHAT WE NEED TO DO BETTER.” ZACH PARISE – “WE KNEW WE WEREN’T VERY GOOD. THAT’S N

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