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PHOTOS: Scenes from the opening days of Bison Football Fall Camp – InForum

FARGO — North Dakota State began its fall football camp this week and dedicated its new artificial turf field on Friday, August 5. The surface is in the shade of the indoor exercise facility under construction.

Bison senior offensive tackle Cody Mauch said the size of the new practice facility was a topic of conversation when the structure was built and is now nearing completion.

“It just became a joke. Every time we drove by, we’d be like, ‘Hey, what’s this thing gonna be? It’s going to be huge.’ We joked about it,” Mauch said during his sixth season on the program. “It feels like six years have flown by. Seems like six years ago I was that little dude who didn’t know what was going on, running everywhere. … Six years ago this (exercise facility) was unthinkable. It’s cool to see the program developing like this.”

The bison opened fall camp Thursday and held their first official practice session at Dacotah Field before moving to the new practice field on Friday. NDSU will open the regular season on September 3 at 2:30 p.m. against Drake at Gate City Bank Field in the Fargodome.

Below are pictures from the opening days of fall training:

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North Dakota State’s offensive lineman performs drills during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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North Dakota State wide receiver Phoenix Sproles checks his helmet during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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North Dakota State Head Coach Matt Entz provides instructions during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller fires a pass under the watchful eye of coach Randy Hedberg during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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The North Dakota State running backs complete drills Friday, August 5, 2022 during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex.

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North Dakota State defenders prepare for practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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The North Dakota State defenseman gets ready for drills during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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North Dakota State punter Kaedin Steindorf and teammates get to work on Friday, August 5, 2022 during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex.

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North Dakota State players stretch out during practice on the new turf at the Nodak Insurance Football Performance Complex on Friday, August 5, 2022.

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Former North Dakota State linebacker Nick DeLuca watches drills on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field on Thursday, August 4, 2022. DeLuca interns with Bison’s strength training staff.

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North Dakota State defensive end Spencer Waege takes a break on Thursday, August 4, 2022, on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State Security Michael Tutsie conducts drills on Thursday, August 4, 2022, on the opening day of training at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State safety Michael Tutsie jumps to grab a pass on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller fires a pass while practicing with teammates on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field Thursday, August 4, 2022.

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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller stretches out on Thursday, August 4, 2022, the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State quarterback Cam Miller takes aim during opening day of practice at Dacotah Field on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

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North Dakota State Defense Attorney Spencer Waege chats with head coach Matt Entz on Thursday, August 4, 2022, the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State defensive end Spencer Waege prepares for drills on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field on Thursday, August 4, 2022.

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North Dakota State Defenseman Spencer Waege warms up with his teammates on Thursday, August 4, 2022, on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State Quarterback Cole Payton runs on Thursday, August 4, 2022, the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State quarterback Cole Payton conducts drills on Thursday, August 4, 2022, on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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Jalen Bussey and Raja Nelson of North Dakota State run Thursday, August 4, 2022 on the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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The North Dakota State running backs take a break on Thursday, August 4, 2022, the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State University football players perform on Thursday, August 4, 2022 for the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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North Dakota State University football players perform on Thursday, August 4, 2022 for the opening day of practice at Dacotah Field.

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