Beavers love Bison. Bison love buttons.
Though Fargo is miles away from our sweet home Chicago, the staff here root for North Dakota State University each year, excited to make another batch of buttons for their 13-time national championship-winning football team.
This year was no exception, but it was exceptionally special: NDSU won the Division 1 FCS national title for the fifth year in a row, and are the first team at any NCAA football level to do so.
NDSU students, staff, and alumni have good reason to be proud of their Bison, and they’re not afraid to show it. Every year for the past five years, the university’s commissioned Busy Beaver to make a sizable batch of buttons for distribution over the football season. The buttons are handed out during events or before games to help attendees show their support—and we must say, it seems to be working.
The team’s surely been on an impressive winning streak, but the buttons have been gaining attention too. “Our fans & alumni love the buttons and [they’ve] become a collector’s item over the years,” says NDSU Director of Events and Student Programs, Danielle Bratvold. Though they’ve added different designs to each order, she’s particularly fond of this year’s use of oval buttons—the perfect shape for a football.
We’ll be watching next year to see if the team goes for six consecutive wins, and you know we’ll be wearing our own Bison buttons in support.
Cheer on *your* favorite team with custom buttons from Busy Beaver. Big or small, we make it all!