President Trump invites NDSU Bison team to White House to be honored

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FARGO, N.D. - For years, winners of professional sports championships have been honored in Washington with a meeting with the president. It looks like the seventh time is the charm for North Dakota State’s football program.

Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., announced Friday that President Donald Trump has invited the Bison to the White House.

NDSU won its seventh FCS Championship in eight years last month in Frisco, TX. Hoeven says he has spoken with NDSU President Dean Brasciani, and is working with NDSU, Trump and the White House to coordinate the visit.

NDSU Athletic Director Matt Larsen said, "What a great opportunity to go there, nation's Capitol, the White House, sitting president and to be honored at the White House for, Coach Entz and I, we were just talking before, it's not about the 2018 football team, this is about the long history of Bison football and to be able to be honored on this stage is pretty special."

Head Coach for the Bison, Matt Entz, added, "This is probably more of a reflection of what our program has done over the course of its history, more than just the 2018 team winning the National Championship, but excited to represent Bison nation and NDSU."

The Bison capped off their undefeated season by beating Eastern Washington.