Colleges – South Dakota State

Jacks Back On Track After Smacking Missouri State

SDSU Wins 62-30

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – South Dakota State’s dynamic offense was on full display Saturday as the Jackrabbits scored their most-ever points against a Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent and racked up nearly 600 yards of a total offense in a 62-30 win at Missouri State. The 13th-ranked Jackrabbits improved to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the MVFC with their 100th win…

Omaha Sweeps SDSU Volleyball At Pentagon

Jacks Still Winless In Summit Play

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Junior Sierra Peterson recorded 10 kills for the fifth time this season but it was not enough as the South Dakota State volleyball team suffered a 25-18, 26-24 and 25-21 loss to Omaha Friday night at the Sanford Pentagon in The Summit League action before 669 fans. Sophomore Ashlynn Smith and freshman Macy Smith each added…

SDSU Season On The Brink Heading To Missouri State

Rabbits Have Lost Two Of Their Last Three

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Confidence is also a key word for 13th ranked South Dakota State. Just not in a good way. The Jacks will also have a 2 pm kickoff at Missouri State.  MSU is at the bottom of the conference with an 0-3 record and 1-5 overall mark. That shouldn’t mean a whole lot to SDSU after the Jacks were…

Head Coach Chris Bono Eyes Next Step For Jacks


BROOKINGS, S.D. — SDSU’s wrestling season is right around the corner, and we caught up with the team at media day. The Jackrabbits are tabbed at #15 on the FloWrestling Preseason Poll after finishing in the top 20 nationally last season. Four rabbits are ranked with Seth Gross being the top wrestler at 133 pounds. He finished runner up last year….

SDSU WBB Media Day: Head Coach Aaron Johnston and Macy Miller

SDSU WBB Media Day: Head Coach Aaron Johnston and Macy Miller

BROOKINGS, S.D. — The SDSU women are also the preseason conference favorites despite losing in the Summit League Semifinals last year for just the second time in nine years. A big reason why is the return of Macy Miller. The Mitchell native tore the ACL in her right knee last December and missed the rest of the year. It’s the second…

SDSU MBB Media Day: Head Coach T.J. Otzelberger and Mike Daum

SDSU Media Day With T.J. Otzelberger and Mike Daum

BROOKINGS, S.D. —  The Jackrabbit men are seeking their third straight Summit League Tournament title and trip to the NCAA Tournament. Reigning Summit Player of the Year Mike Daum’s return is a big reason why the Jacks are favored to three-peat. In addition the team is more comfortable in the second year under T.J. Otzelberger, especially after winning 9 of…

Stumbling SDSU Takes Hit To Playoff Hopes

Jacks 38-18 Loss To UNI Puts Them In Tough Spot

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Coming into the season the consensus was that one of South Dakota’s Division One college football teams would be fighting for a Missouri Valley Conference Championship while the other would be fighting to get one of the final spots in the FCS playoffs. More than halfway through the season that is the case, except it’s the Coyotes…

Panthers Punish Jackrabbits On Hobo Day

SDSU Stunned In 38-18 Loss

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State dug itself an early hole with multiple uncharacteristic mistakes on special teams and couldn’t recover in dropping a 38-18 Hobo Day decision to Northern Iowa in Missouri Valley Football Conference action Saturday afternoon at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. With the loss, the seventh-ranked Jackrabbits fell to 4-2 overall and 1-2 in league play. UNI…

Coyotes Control Jacks In Sweep

USD Volleyball Wins 3-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—Reigning Summit League Offensive Player of the Week Hayley Dotseth and senior Meagan Kerns powered the offense for South Dakota to a 3-0 victory over South Dakota State Friday in the Sanford Coyote Sports Center with scores of 25-16, 25-17, and 25-17. The win for South Dakota give the Coyotes the first point in this year’s South Dakota Showdown…

Jacks Rebound From First Loss With Rout Of SIU

State Wins First MVFC Game

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  After getting pushed around in their first loss at Youngstown State coach John Stiegelemeier wanted to see his team come back strong against Southern Illinois. And he was not disappointed. The Jacks had no problems bouncing back last Saturday with a 49-14 win over the visiting Salukis.  Whether it was racking up 584 total yards of offense,…

Jacks Bounce Back & Bounce SIU

SDSU Rolls To 49-14 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D. – South Dakota State scored touchdowns on all five of its first-half possessions as the Jackrabbits bounced back with a convincing 49-14 victory over Southern Illinois in the annual Hall of Fame Game Saturday night at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. The Jackrabbits, ranked eighth in the STATS FCS media poll and ninth by the FCS coaches, improved to…

SDSU & Defense Look To Bounce Back

8th Ranked Rabbits Host Southern Illinois At 6:00 PM

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The 8th Jackrabbits will look to bounce back against Southern Illinois at 6.  Though State’s potent offense was held to just seven points in last week’s loss at Youngstown, it’s the defense that has John Stiegelmeier’s attention.  Their in-ability to get off the field helped the Penguins to a 45-15 time of possession advantage.

Denver Keeps SDSU Winless In Summit Play

Jacks Swept At Frost Arena

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State volleyball team lost in three sets to Denver in a Summit League match Sunday afternoon in front of 231 fans at Frost Arena. The Jackrabbits (2-15, 0-4) lost 25-15, 25-20 and 25-10 to the Pioneers (10-5, 2-1). Sophomore Ashlynn Smith led SDSU with nine kills. Senior libero Ellie Benson had a match-high 13…

Penguins Push SDSU Around In Valley Opener

Jackrabbits Fall At Youngstown State 19-7

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State’s Tevin McCaster paced a ball-control offense with 183 rushing yards and a touchdown on 35 carries to lead the Penguins to a 19-7 victory over fourth-ranked South Dakota State in the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams Saturday night at Stambaugh Stadium. The Penguins, ranked fifth in the FCS coaches’ poll and sixth…

Jacks Open Valley Play With Top Ten Showdown

4th Ranked SDSU at 6th Ranked Youngstown Saturday

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  4th ranked South Dakota State has a top ten showdown at 6th ranked Youngstown State Saturday night at 7. The Jacks have been pretty good against Bo Pelini’s Penguins, beating the former Nebraska coach in each of their two head to head meetings and are 8-1 overall against Youngstown since joining the Valley in 2009. But after losing…


The Best Sights, Sounds & Moments From Local Prep & College Football!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Click on the video viewer for a special look back at the best sights, sounds and moments from the fourth week of local prep and college football!

Strong Second Half Sends SDSU To Win Over Northern Colorado

Jacks Win 2-1

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State women’s soccer used a pair of second half goals to secure a 2-1 comeback win over Northern Colorado Sunday at Fishback Soccer Park. Playing in front of 270 fans on Hometown Heroes Day, SDSU (3-4-3) shook off a one-goal halftime deficit behind scores from Leah Manuleleua and Nicole Hatcher to secure the nonconference victory….

Coyotes Turn Corner In Rout Of UND

3-0 For First Time Since 2006

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The South Dakota Coyotes appear well on their way to their first ever FCS Playoff appearance. USD is 3-0 for the first time since 2006 after their demolition of 10th ranked North Dakota 45-7.  USD racked up 575 total yards of offense while holding the powerful Fighting Hawk offense to just 257 total yards. It’s a win…

Jacks Happy With Non-Conference Performance

SDSU 3-0 After Beating Drake 51-10

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State Jackrabbits, as expected, had no problem staying unbeaten against the Drake Bulldogs. The 4th ranked Rabbits rolled over Drake 51-10 last night at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium.  It’s their fourth 3-0 start in the FCS era, and in each of the previous seasons the Jacks made the playoffs.  With Youngstown State looming after…