Colleges – Dakota Wesleyan

NAIA Will Merge Division One & Two Basketball Beginning In 2020-21

Will Effect Six Local Programs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Beginning with the 2020-21 season, basketball in the NAIA will look a lot different, and our six area programs could see some new competition. The NAIA announced today that men’s and women’s basketball will have just one division in 2020-21, effectively merging the current division one and two.  Dakota State, Dakota Wesleyan (whose women’s basketball team…

2017-18 Winter Sports Plays Of The Year

The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From An Historic Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite today’s evidence to the contrary, one of the best winter sports seasons in state history has come to a close. From national to state champions, rivalries and buzzer beaters, there was plenty of action to fire up cold nights.  We look back at some of the best sights, sounds and moments with our annual winter sports…

SOUND: DWU Makes History With NAIA National Title

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — As the buzzer sounded and the confetti fell, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team gathered on the court in jubilation, celebrating the first National Championship in program history. DWU downed Concordia University 82-59 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship Game, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Triumph Foods, Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center…

DWU Women Win NAIA National Championship!

DWU Women Win NAIA National Championship!

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – History has been made as the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team secured its first ever NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship. DWU defeated Concordia University, 82-59 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Tuesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Senior Chesney…

DWU Women Excited to be in NAIA Championship

DWU Women Excited to be in NAIA Championship

SIOUX CITY, IA… The Dakota Wesleyan women take a 31-6 record into Tuesday night’s NAIA title game with GPAC rival Concordia. It’s a dream come true for players like senior Ashley Bray. And they take confidence into the game with the #2 team in the country after beating the top team along the way to make the championship game. It…

DWU Women Advance to NAIA Championship Game

DWU Women Advance to NAIA Championship Game

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – For the second time in program history, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team will play for a national title after defeating Saint Xavier University (Ill.), 81-66 in the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Monday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Both…

Dakota Wesleyan & Northwestern Women Reach National Semifinals

Both Teams Play For Spot In National Championship Tomorrow

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  The NAIA women’s tournament resumes tomorrow in Sioux City with the Fab Four national semifinals.  That will include Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern after a fabulous weekend for both. The Tigers crushed the top ranked team in the tournament, Southeastern, 78-64, while the Red Raiders beat St. Francis in Overtime 89-83. It’s the Tigers first trip to the…

NAIA ELITE EIGHT-Dakota Wesleyan Women Shoot Down Top-Ranked Southeastern

Tigers Advance To Fab Four With 78-64 Win

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – In a game where they never trailed, the Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team shot past Southeastern University (Fla.), 78-64 thanks to 15 made 3-pointers in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Saturday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa.  …

NAIA SWEET 16-Dakota Wesleyan Drubs Southern Oregon

Tigers Advance To Elite Eight With 76-71

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Box Score) Second-seeded Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) fell at the hands of a directional Oregon school in the second round of the 2017 national championships. The Tigers weren’t going to let themselves suffer the same fate this time around. A battle-tested Dakota Wesleyan team followed the lead of sophomore Kynedi Cheeseman while vanquishing third-seeded Southern Oregon, 76-61, inside the Tyson Events…

NAIA SWEET 16-College Of Idaho Hands DWU Men Heartbreaking Loss

Late Shot Fells Tigers 62-60

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With 16.9 seconds to play, Ty Hoglund (Dell Rapids, S.D.) brought the ball up the court and swung the ball around the top of the key and found Nygel Drury (Madison, Wis.) for the game-winning 3-pointer, but the shot fell short. The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to the College of Idaho, 62-60 in…

DWU Men Advance in NAIA Tournament

DWU Men Advance in NAIA Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Dakota Wesleyan Tigers were thrilled to have the NAIA Tournament in Sioux Falls this year. All they had to do was make the field which they did despite 10 losses. But Matt Wilber’s team rose to the occasion Thursday night at the Sanford Pentagon in a first round game with Governor’s State. The Tigers rolled into…

DWU Women Roll Into 2nd Round at NAIA Tournament

DWU Women Roll Into 2nd Round at NAIA Tournament

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team received help from its bench as they outscored Indiana University-East 28-6 in bench points and defeated IU-East, 78-62 in the first round of the 2018 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship, presented by Mercy Medical Center and Seaboard Triumph Foods, Wednesday at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux…

GPAC TOURNAMENT-DWU Women Win At Northwestern To Advance To Championship

Tigers Beat Red Raiders 73-58

Orange City, Iowa – The No. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team advances to the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship Game for the third-straight year after a convincing victory over No. 10 Northwestern College, 73-58 in the GPAC Tournament Semifinals Saturday in Orange City, Iowa.   Both teams traded baskets early and used solid defense through the first few…

GPAC TOURNAMENT-Morningside Routs Dakota Wesleyan Men In Semifinals

Tigers Bounced 89-59

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The No. 18 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was unable to overcome an early deficit as they fell to No. 6 Morningside College, 89-59 Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa.   Trailing 5-0 early, Jason Spicer (Sioux Falls, S.D.) got the Tigers (22-10) on the board with a layup. Moments later, Tyson Smiley (Omaha, Neb.) found…

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

Wilber Says GPAC Has Plenty of National Tourney Teams

MITCHELL, SD…Matt Wilber’s DWU Tigers are one of many teams that could win the GPAC Tournament starting Wednesday and qualify for the NAIA National Tournament in Sioux Falls. He feels there are 6 or 7 teams from his conference that are plenty good enough to make it. Which just emphasizes how tough the league is on a nightly basis and…

2018 GPAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

Three Local Teams Qualify

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Three local squads will be a part of the 2018 GPAC Men’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Wednesday on campus sites. Northwestern (23-5, 13-5) is the 3rd seed and will host Concordia at 8 PM. Dakota Wesleyan (21-9, 11-7) is the 4th seed and will welcome Hastings into the Corn Palace at 8 PM. Dordt is…

2018 GPAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

Northwestern, Dakota Wesleyan & Dordt Qualify

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Three local teams will be a part of the 2018 GPAC Women’s Basketball Tournament which begins on Wednesday at campus sites. Northwestern (21-7, 16-4) is the 2nd seed in the tournament and will host 7th seed Dordt (14-16, 8-12) at 6 PM. Dakota Wesleyan (25-5, 16-4) is the 3rd seed and hosts Midland at 6 PM….

DWU Sweeps Northwestern at Corn Palace

DWU Sweeps Northwestern at Corn Palace

  (Men’s Recap) MITCHELL, S.D. – With less than five minutes to play, the No. 17 Dakota Wesleyan University men’s basketball team used a 15-4 run to close out the game and defeat Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent, No. 10 Northwestern College 85-69 Wednesday at the Corn Palace in Mitchell. Both offenses were slow to begin the game as the…

10th Ranked DWU Women Cruise Over Saint Mary

Tigers Win Sunday Matinee At Corn Palace 86-52

MITCHELL, S.D. – The No. 10 Dakota Wesleyan University women’s basketball team hosted the College of Saint Mary for Senior Day, as DWU took care of CSM, 86-52 in Great Plains Athletic Conference action Sunday in Mitchell.   The first field goal of the game came as Sarah Carr (Huron, S.D.) drove through the lane and made a layup, putting…