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Up North Sports Report: Meet Matt Bowen, Bemidji's boldest coach

Bemidji State men's basketball coach Matt Bowen is the perfect coach for Bemidji and reflects what I see in the hard-working professionals around town.

Accountability, no excuses, honesty, humble, an occasional outburst and a relentless pursuit of success: those are the words I would use to describe Bowen's personality.

Only Matt Bowen could take Bemidji State into Madison and expect the Beavers to beat Wisconsin. The Badgers. He didn't come out and directly say that, but after working with the coach for three years, I know he and the Beavers are not just 'happy to be there.'

Click here to read more of Pioneer sports reporter Eric Stromgren's blog: the Up North Sports Report.