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"Thundar" is the nickname of the mascot for North Dakota State University's Bison athletic program. The name is derived from an additional nickname that the teams use, the "Thundering Herd". Thundar is a caricature of a bison. He is known for his exaggerated features, including a large head and tail. Thundar should not be confused with the similarly named Thunder (the Wolf) of nearby Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

North Dakota State University

North Dakota State University of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, more commonly known as North Dakota State University (NDSU), is a public research university in Fargo, North Dakota. The institution was founded as North Dakota Agricultural College in 1890 as the research land-grant institution for the state of North Dakota. NDSU is a comprehensive doctoral research university with programs involved in very high research activity. NDSU offers 102 undergraduate majors, 170 undergraduate degree programs, 6 undergraduate certificate programs, 79 undergraduate minors, 81 master’s degree programs, 47 doctoral degree programs of study and 10 graduate certificate programs. There were 14,358 students attending NDSU from 47 different states and 79 different countries as of Fall 2017.

North Dakota State Bison

The North Dakota State Bison is the name of the athletic teams of North Dakota State University (NDSU), which is located in the city of Fargo, North Dakota. The teams are often called the "Thundering Herd". The current logo is a bison.

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