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Morning Kickoff

Saturday, Dec. 1

College cross country: NCAA Division II national championships, Pittsburgh, Penn., 11:15 a.m.

College football: FCS playoffs, second round: Montana State at NDSU, 2 p.m.

College hockey: Minot State at U-Mary, 7 p.m., Starion Sports Complex; North Dakota at Minnesota-Duluth, 7:07 p.m.

College men’s basketball: Minot State at U-Mary, 5:30 p.m., McDowell Activity Center.

College wrestling: U-Mary at Dragon Open, Moorhead, Minn., 10 a.m.

College women’s basketball: Minot State at U-Mary, 3:30 p.m., McDowell Activity Center.

College women’s swimming: U-Mary at Dragon-Cobber Invite, West Fargo.

High school boys basketball: Fargo North vs. Bismarck, 1 p.m. (Century Gym); South at Legacy, 3 p.m. (Century Gym); Fargo Shanley at St. Mary’s, 3:45 p.m.; Fargo Davies at Century, 5 p.m.; Mandan at West Fargo Sheyenne, 5:15 p.m.

High school girls basketball: Bismarck at Fargo North, 1 p.m.; Fargo Shanley at St. Mary’s, 2 p.m.; Legacy at Fargo South, 3 p.m.; Mandan at West Fargo Sheyenne, 3:30 p.m.; Shiloh at Hazen, 4 p.m.; Century at Fargo Davies, 5 p.m.

High school girls hockey: Fargo Davies at Bismarck Blizzard, 2 p.m., Wachter Rink; West Fargo at Mandan, 2 p.m., Starion.

High school wrestling: Mandan Lions Tournament, Mandan Middle School, 9 a.m.

NAHL: Bismarck at Brookings, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 2

No local events scheduled.



1:30 p.m.

KXMR (710 AM) – Montana State at NDSU


3:15/5:15 p.m.

KMBR (1130 AM) – Minot State at U-Mary


6:30 p.m.

KXMR (710 AM)/KDKT (1410 AM) – UND at Duluth



11 a.m.

FOX — Louisville at Seton Hall

FS1 — Oakland at Xavier


BTN — Northwestern at Indiana

ESPN2 — UNC Greensboro at Kentucky1

1 p.m.

FOX — Gonzaga at Creighton

1:30 p.m.

FS1 — Kansas State at Marquette

2 p.m.

ESPN2 — Villanova at La Salle

2:30 p.m.

ESPN — Purdue at Michigan

3:30 p.m.

FOX — Nevada at Southern Cal

4 p.m.

BTN — Penn State at Maryland

ESPN2 — HoopHall Miami Invitational: Vanderbilt vs. North Carolina State

FS1 — Rhode Island at Providence

4:30 p.m.

ESPN — Stanford at Kansas

6 p.m.

ESPN2 — Stetson at Duke

8 p.m.

ESPN2 — Oregon at Houston


11 a.m.

ABC — Big 12 Championship: Texas vs. Oklahoma, Arlington, Texas

ESPN — Sun Belt Championship: Louisian-Lafayette at Appalachian St.

2:30 p.m.

ABC — American Athletic Football Championship: Memphis at UCF

3 p.m.

CBS — SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Georgia, Atlanta

3:30 p.m.

ESPNU — SWAC Championship: Southern at Alcorn St.

6:45 p.m.

ESPN — Mountain West Championship: Fresno St. at Boise St.

7 p.m.

ABC — ACC Championship: Clemson vs. Pittsburgh, Charlotte, N.C.

FOX — Big Ten Championship: Northwestern vs. Ohio State, Indianapolis, Ind.


11 p.m./2:30 p.m.

GOLF/NBC — PGA Tour Golf: Hero World Challenge, third round, New Providence, Bahamas

8:30 p.m.

GOLF — European Tour Golf, Australian PGA Championship, final round, Gold Coast, Queensland

1:30 a.m. (Sunday)

GOLF — European Tour Golf: Mauritius Open, final round, Heritage Golf Course


7 p.m.

FSN — Boston at Minnesota


6 p.m.

FSN-Plus – Toronto at Minnesota



NBCSN — FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup: Men's Super G, Beaver Creek, Colo.

8:30 p.m.

NBCSN — FIS Cross-Country World Cup: Women's 10km Race, Lillehammer, Norway


8:30 a.m.

FS1 — German Bundesliga: Werder Bremen vs. Bayern Munich

8:55 a.m.

NBCSN — English Premier League: Manchester City vs. Bournemouth

11:30 a.m.

NBC — Premier League: Southampton vs. Manchester United


6 p.m.

BTN — NCAA Tournament, second round, TBD vs. Penn State

8 p.m.

BTN — NCAA Volleyball D1 Tournament, second round, TBD vs. Minnesota


10 YEARS AGO (2008): Maddy Gendreau scored three goals and added four assists as the Bismarck Blizzard blanked visiting Williston 10-0 in girls hockey. Lauren Kringstad chipped in with two goals and two assists for the Blizzard. Bismarck outshot Williston 34-14 with goalie Kasandra Cariveau picking up the 14-save shutout win.

20 YEARS AGO (1998): T.J. Olson and Justin Doll each scored three goals as Mandan trimmed visiting Wahpeton 6-2. Mandan jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period to gain the upper hand. Mandan pounded out a 27-13 advantage in shots on net.

50 YEARS AGO (1968): Mandan survived its ups and downs for a 65-55 season-opening basketball victory over Aberdeen Roncalli. Ron Just, Mandan's 6-foot-3 senior center, singed the nets at Mandan High School for 36 points. Dennis Erickson, with 11 points, was the only other Braves player to reach double figures. Roncalli's Bill Walz clicked for 22 points.

Trivia Answer

Fargo Davies defeated Bismarck St. Mary’s 62-55 in the 2014 title game.


Dave Selvig, Tribune sports editor, 250-8246 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Steve Thomas, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8244 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Michael Weber, Tribune sportswriter, 355-8839 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Scott Throlson, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8245 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

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