FRISCO, Texas — North Dakota State University, one of the schools for which Sanford Health is the exclusive sports medicine provider, won the FCS national championship game Saturday 17-13 over James Madison.
The win over the top-seeded defending champion was the sixth title in seven years for the No. 2-seeded Bison and the Fargo, North Dakota, school’s 14th football national championship since 1965. NDSU finished the season with a 14-1 record.
Sanford Health had several physicians on the sidelines who tended to orthopedics and sports medicine needs during the game.
The health system is the exclusive sports medicine provider of all NDSU sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, track and field, volleyball and wrestling.
Two other Sanford Health schools also qualified for the 24-team playoffs. The University of South Dakota made it for the first time and advanced to the round of 16. South Dakota State University earned a sixth consecutive playoff berth and made it to the semifinals before losing to JMU.
Other Sanford Health colleges: Augustana University, Bemidji State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Northern State University, Concordia College, Dickinson State University, Mayville State University, Valley City State University, Bismarck State College, North Dakota State College of Science, Northland Community & Technical College-Thief River Falls and United Tribes Technical College.