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27th April 2017

Today marks the final Beaver Fever Friday for the Beaver Radio Network.  We will be at Buffalo Wild Wings today from 11am-til-2pm to talk with a senior athlete from each of BSU's 13 athletic teams.  We will talk about their careers, why they chose BSU, and what is in store for their futures.  Join us at BW's today starting at 11am for a Beaver Fever Friday.  If you can't make it, listen on 92.,1 The River or online at beaverradionetwork.com.


Bemidji State University volleyball and softball standout Jessica Yost and Michael Bitzer, of the men’s hockey team, were named 2016-17 Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year as a part of the Beaver Nation Celebration athletic appreciation banquet Thursday at the BSU Gymnasium. The award winners were selected from a pool of nominated student-athletes from the Beavers’ 15 intercollegiate sport programs for the spring of 2016 through the 2016-17 winter sport season.

In addition, Tia Neuharth of the soccer team and men’s hockey defender Zach Whitecloud were selected BSU’s 2016-17 Female and Male Newcomers of the Year, while Mackenzie Bruch, Anna Fobbe, Courtney Anderson and Kaitlyn Christianson, as well as Ben Skaar, Dan Billett, Brendan Harms and Reid Mimmack picked up Female and Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

In all, over 60 seniors were recognized in addition to public recognition of BSU’s top academic teams, it’s men’s hockey and soccer programs, a record BSU’s nine NSIC/Myles Brand Academic with Distinction Award winners and Volunteer of the Year Sue Engel, with the presentation of the student-athletes and newcomers of the year, serving as the culminating event of the program.


Several inches of snow over the past two days has forced Bemidji State University baseball to move its scheduled home games against Southwest Minnesota State University on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 to Marshall, Minn. The four-game series will be moved up one day and be played Friday and Saturday at Alumni Field.

The Beavers (13-29, 10-20 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference) and the Mustangs (13-27, 8-22 NSIC) will play at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Friday with 12 and 2 p.m. start times for Saturday.


The Bemidji State University softball team closes out the 2017 regular season this weekend by traveling to University of Sioux Falls and Southwest Minnesota State University, Saturday and Sunday. The Beavers (24-15, 14-10 NSIC) first face the Cougars (26-23, 13-11 NSIC) Saturday, April 29 at 1 p.m., followed by the Mustangs (19-21, 10-14 NSIC) Sunday, April 30 at noon.

The Beavers currently hold fifth in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference standings and can clinch a spot in the NSIC Softball Tournament for the second consecutive season.


The NFL Draft is underway.  The Vikings didn't have a first round pick, trading it away for Sam Bradford last off-season.  Despite falling off multiple big boards after a diluted urine sample at the NFL Combine, the Cleveland Browns took University of Michigan safety, Jabrill Peppers with the No. 25 pick.

Leading up to Thursday’s draft, some thought he could land with the Vikings.  The picks for the NFC North rivals were:

Chicago - QB Mitchell Trubisky (North Carolina)
Detroit - LB Jarrad Davis (Florida)

Green Bay traded out of the first round, get the Browns picks at 33rd and 108th in exchange for their 29th pick.  Round two and three are today.  Rounds four through seven are tomorrow.


Yadier Molina catches Reds runner napping on spectacular pickoff at 3rd base
April 29, 2017, 8:19 am
Never turn your back on an 8-time Gold Glove winner

Saturday, April 29: Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview
April 29, 2017, 8:04 am
The Tampa Bay Rays continue their series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Day 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft: Start time, TV, streaming and more
April 29, 2017, 7:55 am
Everything you need to know for Day 3 in Philadelphia.

David Branch 'smelled fear' during his first UFC stint but now he only smells money
April 29, 2017, 7:30 am
David Branch is ready to re-introduce himself at UFC 211

Frittelli leads China Open by 3 going into last day
April 29, 2017, 5:44 am
Dylan Frittelli of South Africa moved three strokes clear of the China Open field after carding an 8-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday.

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