FARGO, N.D. -- Fresh off its fourth straight visit to the MCLA National Championships sponsored by New Balance and a year removed from its Division II national championship in 2018, North Dakota State has announced its schedule for the 2020 campaign.
The Bison will play a 10-game regular season slate split evenly between Division I and II opponents.
Contests against UMLC West rivals St. John's and St. Thomas bookend the season while UMLC East foe Grand Valley State will make the trip to Fargo mid-season. A trip to Bozeman, Mont., to face College of Idaho and Montana State rounds out the Division II slate.
In early March, Zach Bosh send his troops west to face D-I opponents Colorado and Colorado State. A month later, the Bison will face Nebraska, Iowa State and Minnesota in a three-day span in the Twin Cities.
"Our schedule this season will be the most unique schedule we have ever had," said Bosh. "Not only are we still playing the top teams in D-II, but we are able to play a couple of the most most storied programs in D-I in Colorado State and Colorado. I guess we will see what we are made of after that weekend."
2020 North Dakota State Men's Lacrosse Schedule
|Feb. 27||ST. JOHN'S *|
|March 7||at Colorado|
|March 8||at Colorado State|
|March 15||vs. College of Idaho #|
|March 16||at Montana State|
|March 27||GRAND VALLEY STATE|
|April 3||vs. Nebraska ^|
|April 4||vs. Iowa State ^|
|April 5||at Minnesota|
|April 18||at St. Thomas *|
|April 24-26||UMLC Conference Tournament @|
|May 4-9||MCLA National Championships|
sponsored by New Balance
* - indicates UMLC West contest
# - indicates contest played in Bozeman, Mont.
^ - indicates contest played in Minneapolis
@ - indicates contests played at Crown Point, Ind.