College Sports

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augustana Edges Top Seeded Florida Southern

Vikings Win 50th Game Of The Season And Remain Unbeaten With 6-5 Victory

CARY, N.C.  —   Augustana’s 50th win of the 2018 season was their wildest, and most important, one of them all. Fueled by mistakes by top seed Florida Southern, the Vikings built a 5-0 lead through two innings and held off the Mocs rally to win 6-5 at the College World Series on Sunday night in Cary, North Carolina. Augustana (50-9)…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Mitzel’s Complete Game Preserves Augie Bullpen For Sunday

Vikings Second World Series Game Moved Up

CARY, N.C.  —  The advantage of having time off between games at the College World Series for Augustana’s pitching staff is, for the moment, gone. With rain expected tomorrow in North Carolina, Augie’s second World Series game with Florida Southern has been bumped up to this evening at 6 PM. Fortunately for the Vikings, Tyler Mitzel made sure the bullpen…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Augustana Enjoys Rain Delay

Vikings Had An Hour And 45 Minute Rain Delay During First Game

CARY, N.C.  —  Augustana had plenty of fun on the field during their College World Series debut, a 5-2 victory over Southern New Hampshire. They had plenty of field off it during a one hour and 45 minute rain delay as well!  Click on the video viewer to see how the Vikings hilariously passed the time on Saturday!

USD Sends Six & SDSU Sends One To NCAA Track & Field Championships

Qualifier Over The Weekend In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA  —  The South Dakota Track & field progra will be sending a Division One record six competitors to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene Oregon June sixth through the ninth. At the West Preliminary in Sacramento, sophomore and Parker native Zack Anderson qualified for the high jump with a leap of 7 feet and one inches. Also qualifying…

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES-Mitzel Dominates As Augustana Wins Opener

Vikings Defeat Southern New Hampshire 5-2

CARY, N.C. — Strong pitching from starter Tyler Mitzel and efficient offense propelled the No. 5 seed Augustana Vikings to a 5-2 victory over the fourth seeded Southern New Hampshire in the first game of the 2018 NCAA Division II College World Series from the USA National Training Complex Friday afternoon.   It’s the Vikings first College World Series win…

Oral Roberts Claims 19th Straight Summit League Tournament Title At SDSU’s Expense

Jacks Fall In Championship Game 11-3

TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts continued its dominance on the diamond in the Summit League Baseball Championship, defeating South Dakota State, 11-3, in the title game Saturday afternoon at J.L. Johnson Stadium. The Golden Eagles, who claimed their 19th league tournament title, improved to 38-18 overall. SDSU had its season come to an end with an 18-32 overall record. For…

Jacks Jump On NDSU To Advance To Summit League Tournament Championship

SDSU Beats Bison 13-7 To Return To Tournament Title Game For First Time Since 2013

TULSA, Okla. – South Dakota State jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead and went on to defeat North Dakota State, 13-7, Friday night at J.L. Johnson Stadium to earn a spot in the Summit League Baseball Championship title game. With the win, the Jackrabbits improved to 18-31 overall. SDSU will face top-seeded Oral Roberts in the title game at…

World Series Format Could Give Augustana Pitchers A Big Advantage

Vikings 3rd Ranked Staff Will Get Plenty Of Rest Between Games

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s almost time for the Augustana to take the field in the Division Two College World Series. And time itself could be a key factor toward the Vikings winning a national championship. For an Augie team used to playing as many as four games in two days, the scheduling format of the World Series will see…

Augustana’s Wylie & Blank Named All-Americans

Helped Lead Vikings To College World Series

MARSHALL, Minn. — Senior right hander Jacob Blank and junior designated hitter Lucas Wylie – who are both student-athletes on the Augustana baseball team competing in Saturday’s Division II College World Series – earned All American honors by the D2CCA Friday afternoon.   Blank was named to the second team while Wylie garnered honorable mention honors.   Blank, a native…

Jacks Beat WIU at Summit League Baseball Tournament

Jacks Beat WIU at Summit League Baseball Tournament

TULSA, Okla. – Korey Kuhlmann led a solid performance by the South Dakota State bullpen with 4 2/3 strong innings to help lead the Jackrabbits to an 8-4 victory over Western Illinois in an elimination game Thursday afternoon at the Summit League Baseball Championship at J.L. Johnson Stadium. Both teams ended the day with 17-31 overall records. Western Illinois was…

Nilsen’s coach knew this would happen

Nilsen's coach knew this would happen

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track team is in Sacramento, CA for the West Prelims hoping to qualify as many of their 18 athletes for Eugene, OR as possible. One of those will almost certainly be sophomore pole vaulter Chris Nilsen who’s had an amazing spring with a personal best of just under 19′ 3″. While Chris was excited by the…

Barth wants Augie to continue with winning mentality

Barth wants Augie to continue with winning mentality

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team left Thursday for the Division II College World Series in Cary, NC. Freshman standout Jordan Barth who was MVP of the NSIC tournament just wants his team to continue with it’s winning mentality when they face Southern New Hampshire Saturday at 2:00 in their first game of the Series which features 2 brackets….

Ashley Thompson’s courageous finish helps USD

Ashley Thompson's courageous finish helps USD

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track and field team starts competition Thursday in Sacramento in the West prelims with 18 athletes in 21 events. One of those is senior Ashley Thompson who will compete in the triple jump Saturday. It’s a pretty amazing recovery from her hamstring injury during the 400 M hurdles finals in the Summit League championships in Tulsa….

Augie takes confidence to World Series

Augie takes confidence to World Series

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year were announced for all eight regions on Wednesday and the Augustana baseball team had four student-athletes garner recognition. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America…

Augie’s Region Champs Welcomed Home at Airport

Augie's Region Champs Welcomed Home at Airport

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… When the Augustana baseball team stepped off the plane Monday night in Sioux Falls, the players were welcomed by enthusiastic fans at the airport. Afterall, this team is headed to the Division II College World Series later this week in Cary, NC.  So for players like Tyler Mitzel, a Sioux Falls native and head coach Tim…

World Series is Next for Augie Baseball

World Series is Next for Augie Baseball

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The magical season continues for Augustana Baseball (48-9) as the stake claim to the Central Region title and a spot in the NCAA Division II College World Series in Cary, N.C. The Vikings had to play two against Southern Arkansas (41-19), but won when it counted, defeating the Muleriders in game two in Magnolia, Ark., 6-3. This…

Cannigan Leads USD to Summit Title

Cannigan Leads USD to Summit Title

VERMILLION, SD…For the first time since joining the Summit League the Coyotes can call themselves Summit League Champions. Senior Hurdler Shanice Cannigian knows how important this momentum will carry into the post season. Shanice Cannigan, USD Senior says:”We’ve been trying for years and to have that win in right now it gets you extra motivation to do better things.” Cannigan…

Augustana On Brink Of College World Series After Beating Central Missouri

Vikings Head To Central Region Championship With 9-6 Win

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Augustana baseball team’s magical season adds another chapter by defeating Central Missouri (39-16), 9-6, on Saturday night in Magnolia, Ark. With the victory, the Vikings will play for the Central Region Championship on Monday, May 21 at 12 p.m.   The Vikings move to 47-8 on the season and are 3-0 in the Central Region tournament…

Jacks Blow Another Big Lead & Are Swept By NDSU

SDSU Falls In Regular Season Finale 6-5

FARGO, N.D. – For the second day in a row, North Dakota State rallied in the late innings, downing South Dakota State, 6-5, on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth Saturday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field. In sweeping the three-game series, NDSU improved to 25-22 overall and 15-13 in Summit League play, earning the third seed in…