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BEMIDJI — Despite the steady improvement during his time at Bemidji State, Graeme McCormack isn’t satisfied. The senior defenseman has seen the program in hard times. During his 2012-13 freshman season, the Beavers finished 6-22-8 — their worst record since the early days of the Division I era. The next year they improved and won 10 games before going 16-17-5 last season, which was good enough for fifth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association and, thanks to extenuating circumstances, home ice in the WCHA playoffs. The Beavers lost to Ferris State in the first round.
BEMIDJI — Bemidji State’s volleyball team looked like a well-polished unit after taking the first set from Minnesota State Moorhead Friday night. The Beavers passed the ball around well, had solid communication and serve receive and it all led to a 25-19 victory. That turned out to be all the Beavers could get. The Dragons won the next three sets, 25-16, 25-21, 25-21, to win their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference game 3-1. “That was a lot on us,” BSU junior outside hitter Jessica Yost said. “They adjusted from the first game and I think we didn’t adjust to what they adjusted to.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State football team hasn’t always jumped into Lake Bemidji following a homecoming victory. In fact, it was just 20 years ago that the Beavers started an annual tradition that now seems timeless: The 1995 edition of the BSU football squad beat Winona State 25-14 that season — snapping what had previously been a five-year homecoming losing streak. When BSU head coach Jeff Tesch was named BSU head coach in 1996, he kept that practice alive — the Beavers are 14-5 on homecoming since. “They didn’t win a lot of games in their career here, but that’s one of their highlights,”
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Following a long journey from Bemidji to Vermont, the Bemidji State women’s hockey team was glad to escape the first game of their nonconference series at Gutterson Fieldhouse with a victory. The ninth-ranked Beavers scored twice in the first period and those goals held up, as the Beavers beat the Catamounts 2-1 on Friday afternoon. “I told the team after the game, you look up at the scoreboard and the shots were 33-12,” BSU head coach Jim Scanlan told Beaver Radio Network following the game. “We were the better team all night long, no question.
BEMIDJI — A five-day, 1,200-plus mile journey to the New England isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. But the Bemidji State women’s hockey team is looking forward to its first long road trip of the season. The ninth-ranked Beavers (1-0-1) left Bemidji on Wednesday night en-route to Burlington, Vt., where they will take on Vermont in a nonconference series starting tonight at Gutterson Fieldhouse. “This is a pretty veteran team that we have,” BSU head coach Jim Scanlan said when asked about improving team chemistry on the way to Vermont.
BEMIDJI — The Bemidji State women’s hockey team was just seconds from picking up its first sweep of the season and starting out 2-0. Robert Morris had other plans. The Colonials scored on an empty net with 18 seconds left to force overtime against ninth-ranked Beavers; and the two teams skated to a scoreless tie in the extra period and the game ended as a 4-4 draw Saturday afternoon at the Sanford Center.
BEMIDJI — It was understandable that there may have been some jitters in the locker room during the Bemidji State women’s hockey team’s season opener Friday night. The Beavers, ranked No.
ST. PAUL—When Bemidji State's offensive and defensive powers combine, they have the potential to wreak some havoc on opposing teams. On Saturday afternoon in St. Paul, the Beavers played a complete game and dominated in all aspects as they defeated Concordia-St. Paul 47-7—their first victory of the season. The Beavers (1-3) racked up 517 yards of total offense, with quarterback Jordan Hein throwing for 272 yards and four touchdowns on 22-for-30 passing.
BEMIDJI — Jeff Tesch doesn’t like to think about the “what-ifs,” but after the past two games for his Bemidji State football team — both close losses — those “what-ifs” have been tough to avoid. “I’m not a giant statistic guy, but we counted it up: 12 plays and we could be 3-0,” the BSU head coach said Thursday. “But you don’t get those chances back. And we are playing at a high caliber, we just have to find a way to finish off a game right now.” The Beavers are 0-3 but lost the last two games by a combined seven points — a 34-30 loss at Southwest Minnesota State on Sept.
BEMIDJI — For a guy who normally is an ESPN junkie, the fact Jordan Noskowiak wasn’t watching SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays on Tuesday night is a bit ironic. It was the Bemidji State wide receiver’s 23rd birthday that night, and he wasn’t watching the show live. That turned out to be a mistake. Noskowiak’s leaping touchdown grab off the helmet of a Winona State defender ( which you can view here ) during Saturday’s game at Chet Anderson Stadium had gone viral, making it all the way to ESPN’s flagship highlight program. It was the No.