2020 North Dakota-Kansas State football game rescheduled for 2025

By Kevin Kelley -

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Kansas State Wildcats have agreed to reschedule their postponed football game in 2020 to the 2025 season.

A copy of an amendment to the original football game contract was obtained from Kansas State University via a state public records request.

Kansas State was previously scheduled to host North Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, but the game was canceled due to the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Kansas State will now host North Dakota at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2025, according to the copy of the contract amendment. The Wildcats will pay the Fighting Hawks a $475,000 guarantee for playing the game.

The 2025 Kansas State-North Dakota matchup will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

The addition of North Dakota tentatively completes Kansas State’s non-conference schedule for the 2025 season. The Wildcats are also scheduled to host Army on Sept. 6 and travel to face Arizona on Sept. 13.

In Big 12 play in 2025, Kansas State is scheduled to host Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma, TCU, and West Virginia and travel to Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, and Texas Tech.

North Dakota has also completed their non-conference schedule in 2025 with the addition of Kansas State. The Fighting Hawks are also slated to host Portland State on Sept. 6, travel to Montana on Sept. 13, and host Valparaiso on Sept. 20.

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