SENATE RESOLUTION 476--CONGRATULATING THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY BISON FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2019 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP...; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 10
(Senate - January 16, 2020)

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SENATE RESOLUTION 476--CONGRATULATING THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY 
 BISON FOOTBALL TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2019 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC 
     ASSOCIATION DIVISION I FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION TITLE

  Mr. HOEVEN (for himself and Mr. Cramer) submitted the following 
resolution; which was considered and agreed to:

                              S. Res. 476

       Whereas the North Dakota State University (referred to in 
     this preamble as ``NDSU'') Bison football team won the 2019 
     National Collegiate Athletic Association (referred to in this 
     preamble as the ``NCAA'') Division I Football Championship 
     Subdivision title game in Frisco, Texas, on January 11, 2020, 
     in a well-fought victory over the James Madison University 
     Dukes by a score of 28 to 20;
       Whereas, including the 2019 NCAA Division I Football 
     Championship Subdivision title, the NDSU Bison football team 
     has won 16 NCAA football championships;
       Whereas the NDSU Bison football team has won 8 of the last 
     9 NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision titles, 
     an achievement that continues to be unmatched in modern 
     collegiate football history;
       Whereas the NDSU Bison football team completed the 2019 
     NCAA football season with a perfect record of 16 wins and 0 
     losses, becoming the first collegiate football team in any 
     division to accomplish this feat since the Yale University 
     Bulldogs in 1894;
       Whereas the NDSU Bison football team has recorded 
     consecutive undefeated seasons and extended its winning 
     streak to an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision record of 
     37 wins in a row, displaying remarkable skill and commitment;
       Whereas head coach Matt Entz and his staff led the NDSU 
     Bison football team to a dominant season and a championship 
     during his first year as head coach at NDSU, instilling 
     leadership and excellence in the members of the NDSU Bison 
     football program;
       Whereas quarterback Trey Lance became the first player in 
     the history of the NDSU Bison football team and the first 
     freshman player in the history of the NCAA to win the Walter 
     Payton Award, which is awarded to the top offensive player in 
     the Division I Football Championship Subdivision;
       Whereas thousands of Bison fans once again attended the 
     championship game, reflecting the tremendous pride and 
     dedication of Bison Nation, which has supported and helped 
     drive the achievement of the NDSU Bison football team; and
       Whereas the 2019 NCAA Division I Football Championship 
     Subdivision title was a victory for both the NDSU Bison 
     football team and the entire State of North Dakota: Now, 
     therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) congratulates the North Dakota State University Bison 
     football team for winning the 2019 National Collegiate 
     Athletic Association Division I Football Championship 
     Subdivision title;
       (2) commends the players, coaches, and staff of the North 
     Dakota State University Bison football team for--
       (A) their tireless work and dedication; and
       (B) fostering a continued tradition of excellence; and
       (3) recognizes the students, alumni, and loyal fans for 
     supporting the North Dakota State University Bison football 
     team during its successful quest to bring home yet another 
     NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision trophy for 
     North Dakota State University.

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