POTATO BOWL NEWS!
- 2018 POTATO BOWL TO BE REMATCH OF FIRST POTATO BOWL – In 2018 we look forward to a rematch with the same team UND played in the first-ever Potato Bowl in 1966 – the Idaho State University Bengals! The game was played on September 24, 1966 at Memorial Stadium. It was billed as a battle between two of the largest potato growing regions in the United States (Idaho and the Red River Valley).
- 2018 PARADE LOCATION YET TO BE DETERMINED – The location of the 2018 Kem Shrine Potato Bowl Parade is tentatively set to return downtown, but the final decision cannot be made until officials are sure the Kennedy Bridge on Highway 2 will be open on the day of the parade, September 22nd. If it is not open, heavy traffic will be detoured through downtown making it impossible to stage the parade on DeMers Avenue. If that is case, the parade will remain on University Avenue for one more year. A final decision is not expected until later this summer.
- SIMPLOT CRUSHES FRENCH FRY RECORD! – Scott Lund and the crew at Simplot absolutely fried the old record at the 2017 French Fry Feed when they served 8,154 pounds of french fries! The old record was 5,220 pounds was set in 2015. Congratulations to Simplot and all the people that turned out to help beat the record! It is estimated over 10,000 people attended the event.