WDAY TV – The countdown to NDSU and UND playing as football conference rivals started as soon as the Fighting Hawks were accepted into the Missouri Valley Football Conference last January.
The Bison will host UND at the Fargodome in their first game as Valley opponents in 2020.
This means NDSU will host UND in 2019 and 2020.
The Fighting Hawks will come to Fargo next season as part of a non-conference agreement signed in 2014.
The last time the schools played was 2015, a 34-9 NDSU win in Fargo.
Valley commissioner Patty Viverito says that the league will protect regional rivalries, meaning NDSU will play UND, SDSU and USD every year.