Domenic is the Sports Director at WDAY. He comes to Fargo from WNCE-TV in Glens Falls, NY where he launched the sports department at the independent station. Before that, Domenic worked at WSTM, the NBC affiliate in Syracuse, NY as a photographer and live truck operator for over two years. He graduated from Oswego State University in 2002 with a degree in Broadcasting. Domenic hails from the lake effect snow capital of the world, Oswego, NY, he joined the WDAY Sports Department in September 2006.
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FARGO - Brent Vigen isn't a man who needs the spotlight. He shies away from attention and adulation, it's just not the type of guy he is. But this week will be hard for the Buxton, N.D., native to avoid the spotlight. In fact, he'll be right in the heart of the national sports discussion. That's thanks to the NFL Draft beginning on Thursday, April 26, in Dallas. Vigen's former quarterback at the University of Wyoming, Josh Allen, is the projected number one overall pick to the Cleveland Browns.
North Dakota State had two players leave its men’s basketball program recently as Dylan Miller and Nnamdi Van Dulm will not return to Fargo for the fall of 2018. Those moves put the spotlight even larger on Dave Richman and his staff to find some size over the next couple of months either in a transfer or JUCO player. The Bison will not sign any players today as the late signing period opens for the next month. This historically has been a successful period for the school, Taylor Braun, Lawrence Alexander and Kory Brown signed in April.
North Dakota State began the fourth week of spring football earlier this morning at the Dacotah Field Bubble with eyes fixed on next Friday’s Green and Gold game. Several injured players are continuing to do more drills as camp has gone on, led by Dillon Radunz, Jalen Allison and Dan Marlette. Jeff and I take a look at a couple of position battles we’re interested in and some new blood hitting the field this fall. Click here to read more on the Bison Media Zone blog.
FARGO - The opening day of the 2018 North Dakota Class A basketball tournament was a definitve win for the western schools of the state. The WDA won six of the eight first round matchups, including all four girls games Thursday at the Scheels Center inside the Sanford Health Athletic Complex. The long East victories belonged to the West Fargo schools, as top seeded Sheyenne knocked off St. Mary's, 80-70. The Mustangs earned their first trip to the semifinals, after trailing 34-31 at halftime. Zach Westphal led Sheyenne with 18 points, one of four Mustangs in double figures.
WEST FARGO - The West Fargo boys basketball team returns to the state tournament for the fourth straight year and this might be the quietest 21-3 team around. The Packers took care of business during the regular season, while Davies and even their rivals from Sheyenne grabbed the headlines. Now as state is set to tip off, West Fargo ready to make some noise. The Packers survived a state qualifier game against Fargo South and enter the state tournament as the three seed out of the east.
WEST FARGO - It was a phone call that changed Matt Strahm's life. The West Fargo native was in the middle of rehab when the Kansas City Royals told him he was heading west to San Diego. Strahm picked up his life in the middle of trying to get his knee healthy after a patella injury and now gets set to start a new chapter with a young and up and coming team. Strahm says he will be ready when spring training opens February 14th for pitchers and catchers. The Padres first game in the Cactus League is set for February 23rd.
The calendar has officially changed to 2018, so now the previews for the upcoming season can begin. This is a look at the Missouri Valley schedules for each team as the new season approaches. Five schools have released their schedules for next season; NDSU, SDSU, Illinois State, South Dakota and Indiana State. This upcoming season starts a new two year cycle for teams on missing opponents. Indiana State drops off the Bison schedule for 2018 and 2019, while Southern Illinois is added.
The 2017 FCS season begins on Saturday with not one, but three games on that day (Texas Southern-FAMU, Jax State-Chattanooga and Colgate-Cal Poly), the game of the weekend is on Sunday and is a potential playoff preview as Richmond travels to take on Sam Houston State. With that as the background, I’m taking a stab at the potential playoff field for 2017. Last year I tried this and got just 15 of the 24 teams correct, you can laugh at it here .
KANSAS CITY - Matt Strahm was in the middle of physical therapy on his left knee when his phone rang. It was Royals general manager Dayton Moore and a phone call that would change Strahm's life. The West Fargo product had been traded, heading west to the San Diego Padres. Strahm has been on the shelf since July 1st after tearing his patellar tendon in his left knee. The midwest holds a special spot in his heart, beyond being raised here, the Royals were the team that drafted him out of Community College in 2012.
The hype for the 2017 football season is now in full swing as the Missouri Valley released its all-conference and preseason polls the last two mornings. The poll will make the rounds and draw some ire from fans, especially in Vermillion I expect.