Bemidji State University football senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski became the program’s most awarded All-American after being selected to the 2018 Don Hansen NCAA Division II All-America Second Team Defense. Olszewski has earned four All-American honors and was selected to the list after making the Don Hansen All-Super Region Four First Team Defense earlier this month.
The Bemidji State University football program continued its standard with four selections of three student-athletes to the 2018 Don Hansen All-Super Region Four Team, which was released Tuesday. Senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski earned two spots on the list, a first-team selection as a safety and a third team selection as a kick return specialist, while senior center Parker Blakeslee and junior offensive guard Nick Niemi each landed on the third team offense.
Bemidji State University football senior corner back Gunner Olszewski tied the program record with his third All-American honor as the D2Football.com All-American list was released. Olszewski is one of 11 student-athletes named to the list from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference after being selected to the second team.
Bemidji State University football senior corner back Gunner Olszewski was selected to the 2018 Associated Press Division II All-America team, his second All-America honor coming off his senior season.
Bemidji State University football senior corner back Gunner Olszewski brought home his third postseason honor of 2018 as the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) released its Division II Coaches’ All-America Teams Wednesday. Olszewski was one of three Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference student-athletes named to the AFCA All-America First Team.
Senior corner back and return specialist Gunner Olszewski added to his collection of awards Monday as the Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association (D2CCA) released its 2018 All-Super Region 4 Team. Olszewski was selected D2CCA Super Region 4 Second Team as a corner back and return specialist.
Bemidji State University landed 31 student-athletes on the 2018 Fall Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference All-Academic Team, with 16 earning the NSIC's new All-Academic Team of Excellence distinction.
Senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski headlined Bemidji State University football’s 17 All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference team selections after being selected the NSIC Defensive Player of the Year. The Beavers totaled eight All-NSIC First Team, four All-NSIC Second Team and five All-NSIC honorable mention selections.
The seniors of the Bemidji State University football program finished their careers with a bang as the team ended the season on a 69-7 win over Minot State University at Chet Anderson Stadium. Senior running back Andrew Lackowski surpassed 1,000 rushing yards on the season as the team combined for 289 rushing yards in Saturday’s win.
Bemidji State University athletics will honor all active duty and veteran military personnel during its regular season games Nov. 9 and 10 by extending a special ticket deal. Join the Beavers at any one of our six regular-season home events this weekend and when you purchase a ticket and present a military ID, you will receive one ticket of equal value for free.
Bemidji State University will attempt to end the 2018 season with a win Saturday, Nov. 10 while extending a 15-game winning streak against Minot State University. BSU and MiSU will kick off the 20th game of the series at 1 p.m. from Chet Anderson Stadium.
Senior wide receiver Landon Jones tallied career highs with eight receptions and three touchdowns Saturday afternoon in a comeback effort by the Bemidji State University football team. BSU fell in the “Battle for the Axe” to Minnesota State University Moorhead, 31-26, after recovering a late onside kick and a chance for a game-winning drive.
Bemidji State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead renew the annual Battle for the Axe rivalry at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at Chet Anderson Stadium. The Beavers and Dragons will play for the 85th time since 1929, which includes the second-longest traveling trophy in NCAA Division II.
Senior defensive back John Vogeler added Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week to his resume after totaling two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, in Bemidji State University’s 37-24 win over St. Cloud State University.
Senior running back Andrew Lackowski rushed his way to another 100-plus yard game in 2018 to help the Bemidji State University football program to a 37-24 win over St. Cloud State University, Saturday, Oct. 27 at Husky Stadium in St. Cloud, Minn. Lackowski powered the Beavers offense with his fourth straight 120-plus yard rushing game while the “Gang Green” defense came up with four interceptions to snap BSU’s first losing streak under head coach Brent Bolte.
During the season of giving, two former Bemidji State University football student-athletes and captains have made their impact felt while serving on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota-based non-profit Best Christmas Ever (BCE). Former Beavers Jason Kunz and Dr. James Midboe put their talents to work to help give back to hundreds of families in need during Christmas throughout the United States, Canada and Costa Rica.
The Bemidji State University football program looks to snap its first losing streak under head coach Brent Bolte in the return to the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division schedule Saturday, Oct. 27 at St. Cloud State University. The Beavers and Huskies kick off at 1 p.m. from Husky Stadium, as BSU aims for a four-game winning streak against SCSU.
The Bemidji State University football program suffered its first home loss of the season Saturday at Chet Anderson Stadium to the hands of No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato, 47-20. Senior running back Andrew Lackowski topped the century mark on the ground for the third straight game, finishing with 141 yards on 22 carries.
The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Interdivisional series concludes Saturday as Bemidji State University hosts No. 1 Minnesota State University, Mankato at Chet Anderson Stadium. The Beavers and Mavericks kick off at 1 p.m. in the 48th game of the series and BSU’s first game against a No. 1 ranked opponent.
A game-opening 96-yard kickoff return set up a quick start for the Bemidji State University football program Saturday afternoon, but the team stalled over the stretch in a 27-24 loss at Upper Iowa University. The Peacocks outscored the Beavers 21-0 to end the game despite BSU winning the turnover battle, 4-1.
Bemidji State University heads to Fayette, Iowa for a 2 p.m. kickoff against Upper Iowa University in a battle between Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Interdivisional opponents. The Beavers and Peacocks will face off for the eighth time in the series from Harms-Eischeid Stadium.
The Bemidji State University football program received votes in the American Football Coaches Association Top 25 Poll released Monday. BSU (5-1, 3-1 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division) completed a 25-21 comeback victory over University of Sioux Falls to earn its first votes in the AFCA Top 25 Poll since Sept. 11, 2017.
A combination of the “Gang Green” defense and a 100-plus-yard rushing day for senior running back Andrew Lackowski helped the Bemidji State University football program to a comeback, 25-21 win over No. 21 University of Sioux Falls for its ninth straight Homecoming victory.
The Bemidji State University football program returns to Chet Anderson Stadium at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 for Homecoming against (RV) University of Sioux Falls. The Beavers host the Cougars on Homecoming for the first time in program history and have won their last eight Homecoming games overall.
Senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski totaled 100 kickoff and punt return yards during Bemidji State University football’s 27-10 win over Wayne State College to earn Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.
The special teams unit of the Bemidji State University football program provided an edge Saturday during its 27-10 win over Wayne State College at Memorial Stadium in Wayne, Neb. Senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski totaled 100 return yards, including a spectacular 94-yard punt return combined between Olszewski and junior defensive back Michael Junker, while adding three pass break ups and three tackles.
Bemidji State University looks to bounce back from its first loss since October 2017 with a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday, Sept. 29 at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. The Beavers and Wildcats open the first week of interdivisional play in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Extra time was needed Saturday night as the Bemidji State University program fell in double overtime against No. 11 University of Minnesota Duluth at James S. Malosky Stadium in Duluth, Minn. The Beavers scored 19 second-half points to force overtime led by wide receivers Jacob Anderson and Landon Jones with touchdown receptions.
The Bemidji State University and University of Minnesota Duluth football programs face-off for the 58th time in the series while battling for the lead of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Saturday, Sept. 22 in Duluth, Minn. Both teams enter the 6 p.m. kickoff with a 3-0 record and boast the conference’s top scoring offenses and defenses.
Junior defensive back Michael Junker tallied three takeaways and a defensive touchdown to secure his first career Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor. Junker helped guide the Bemidji State University football program to a 69-0 shutout, its second shutout in as many weeks.
The Bemidji State University football program’s “Gang Green” defense continued its incredible start to the season with its second straight shutout in a 69-0 win in the Hubcap Rivalry against University of Minnesota Crookston at Chet Anderson Stadium. Junior defensive back Michael Junker tallied three of the defensive unit’s six takeaways while the Beavers offense totaled two 100-yard running backs.
Bemidji State University football junior quarterback Jared Henning was announced as one of 22 members to the 2018 Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team®. The Good Works Team® designation celebrates Henning’s unparalleled commitment to the Bemidji community.
The Bemidji State football program returns to the home turf of Chet Anderson Stadium Saturday, Sept. 15 to face University of Minnesota Crookston in the Highway 2 Rivalry. The Beavers and Golden Eagles meet for the 26th time in the series, during BSU’s annual Shrine Game, with kickoff scheduled for 4 p.m.
The rushing attack and defense for Bemidji State University excelled for the second straight game to push the program to a 66-0 win at University of Mary Saturday afternoon. The Beavers finished with their second shutout in as many seasons and also its second straight performance with two 100-yard running backs.
Bemidji State looks to come off its high-flying season-opener with another Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division matchup against University of Mary. The Beavers and Marauders will play in the 13th game of the series at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck, N.D.
Sophomore linebacker Gabe Ames’s performance in Bemidji State University football’s season-opening win helped secure the program’s first Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor since 2016. The 2017 All-NSIC First Team member led the nation in forced fumbles and led the conference in tackles for a loss.
New faces across the offense and defense helped bring the Bemidji State University football program a season-opening 38-17 win against Northern State University Thursday night at Chet Anderson Stadium. A new face, redshirt quarterback Brandon Alt, threw for three touchdowns while senior safety led the veteran BSU secondary and tied a career high with 17 tackles.
Senior kicker Isaac Aanerud represents the Bemidji State University football program as one of 34 members of the 2018 Fred Mitchell Kick-Off Watch List, recognizing place-kickers for their excellence on the football field and for continued community service during their off-season. Aanerud enters his senior campaign as Beaver Football’s all-time leader in field goals.
The boys of fall are back for the Bemidji State University football program as the squad takes on Northern State University in the 2018 season opener at 6 p.m. Thursday night at Chet Anderson Stadium. The Beavers and Wolves have been near the top of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division standings for the past few seasons and will meet in the season opener for the first time in the series history.
Bemidji State University football senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski was announced as a member of the 2018 D2Football.com Preseason All-America Second Team Friday, earning his third career nod to a preseason All-America team. Olszewski is the lone defensive back from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to be named to the D2Football.com Preseason All-America Teams.
The 93rd season of Bemidji State University football kicks off Monday, August 6 as head coach Brent Bolte begins his third season leading the program. The Beavers open the season at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 30 at Chet Anderson Stadium against Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division opponent Northern State University.
Bemidji State University football was tabbed fifth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released Thursday morning by the conference office. Senior defensive back Gunner Olszewski earned his second straight NSIC North Division Defensive Preseason Player of the Year honor.
Former Bemidji State student-athletes Denis Lemieux (men’s hockey 1968-72), Len Rothlisberger (men’s swimming 1968-72), Rich Schwartz (football 1981-85), Karen (Morrissey) Stellrecht (women’s basketball 1993-97) and Andrea (Block) Zenner (softball 1998-2001) will be inducted into the Alumni B Club Athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 16. They will be joined by Alumni Coaching Achievement Award recipient Wynn Gmitroski (1982) and the BSU Coaches Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Muriel Gilman. In addition, Bemidji State’s 1992 women’s cross-country ski team will be enshrined into its Team Hall of Fame.
Four student-athletes from the Bemidji State University football program were included in an all-time high list as the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame released its 2018 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. Seniors Blake Holder, Jordan Johnson, Jake Krause and Evan Tompkins were named to the list that is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers.
Bemidji State University Soccer captain Miranda Famestad and Jake Krause, of the football team, were named 2017-18 Female and Male Athletes of the Year as a part of the Beaver Nation Celebration Thursday at the Beaux Arts Ballroom. In addition, Allyson Smith, of the soccer team, and Andrew Lackowski, of the football team, took home Female and Male Newcomer of the Year honors.
The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced Bemidji State University’s Raquel Thelen and Evan Tompkins to its list of 2018 Honor Student-Athlete and scholarship award winners.
The defense came up victories for the second year in a row during the Bemidji State University football program’s annual Green and White Spring Game Sunday afternoon at Chet Anderson Stadium. Defensive backs John Vogeler and Jake West each recorded an interception to help lead the “Gang Green” defense over the offense.
The 2018 Bemidji State University football program announced the rescheduled Green and White spring game as well as its annual youth camp. The annual Green and White football spring game is now scheduled for 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15 while the youth camp is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, both held at Chet Anderson Stadium in Bemidji, Minn.
The 2018 Bemidji State University Green and White spring football game has been postponed due to weather conditions with a make-up date to be announced.
Bemidji State University football head coach Brent Bolte announced today the hiring of Jamie Bisch as the Beavers’ defensive coordinator for the 2018 season. Bisch comes to BSU after serving at Midland University for two seasons in the same position.
Former Bemidji State University football offensive lineman Jake Krause will participate in the University of Minnesota’s Pro Day March 28 at the program’s new indoor practice facility at Athletes Village. The offensive guard will aim to continue his football career in front of NFL scouts.
The Bemidji State University football program will get its first look at the 2018 squad as spring practices are set to begin March 29 at Chet Anderson Stadium. The Beavers will host 15 practices with the annual Green and White spring game scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at 1 p.m.
Bemidji State University head football coach Brent Bolte announced the 2018 schedule Wednesday, which includes six home contests and 11 total Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference games. For the first time since 2011, the Beavers will not open the season against NSIC South teams.
Bemidji State University head football coach Brent Bolte announced the additions of seven midyear transfers to join the program, beginning with the 2018 Spring semester. The Beavers will bring on three wide receivers, three defensive back and one linebacker.
Bemidji State University football head coach Brent Bolte announced Monday that two high school seniors will join the 2018 National Signing Day class. Alec Ogden, a quarterback from Marshall, Wis., and Sage Booker, a running back from Minneapolis, put the program’s incoming freshmen total at 34.
The 2018 National Signing Day class for the Bemidji State University football program includes 32 additions, head coach Brent Bolte announced today. Joining the program in the fall of 2018 includes student-athletes from eight states across the country.
The Bemidji State University football and soccer programs will announce the newest members of Beaver Territory Wednesday, Feb. 7 on National Signing Day while hosting press conferences beginning at 3:30 p.m. BSU football head coach Brent Bolte and soccer head coach Jim Stone will speak at the live press conference in room 231 of the Physical Education Building on the BSU Campus.