Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles.
Klieman, who agreed to a six-year contract, will be allowed to coach NDSU in the FCS semifinals against South Dakota State on Friday night. Whether he would remain with the team for the championship game should it advance is still under discussion.
Klieman, 51, is 67-6 with the Bison. He will be introduced Wednesday.
Gophers trio honored
Three Gophers earned Academic All-America honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, which ties a single-season program record. The players are senior long snapper Payton Jordahl and senior defensive lineman Gary Moore of the first team and junior defensive lineman Sam Renner of the second team.
• Gophers running back Dominik London, a redshirt freshman from East Ridge High School, said he intends to transfer and has received an offer from North Dakota.
Division I All-Americas
The Big Ten had three players named first-team All-Americas by the Associated Press: sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor and senior guard Beau Benzschawel of Wisconsin and freshman all-purpose player Rondale Moore of Purdue..
Division III All-Americas
Seven players from Minnesota schools were named to the American Football Coaches Association Division III All-America teams. St. John's quarterback Jackson Erdmann and Bethel safety Dawson Brown were first-team selections, while receiver Will Gillach, tight end Tommy Auger and guard Dan Greenheck of St. John's joined Bethel defensive end Kyle Kilgore and Macalester receiver Alec Beatty on the second team. All but Beatty are Minnesota natives.
Beatty is Macalester's first AFCA All-America since the organization began selecting teams in 1945.
Eden Prairie native Kyle Rademaker, an offensive lineman at St. Norbert in Wisconsin, also made the second team.
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