Colleges – South Dakota

Coyotes Spike Bison In Fargo

USD Sweeps NDSU 3-0

FARGO, N.D.—South Dakota ends the weekend 2-0 after the Coyotes came out on top after a tough three-set battle with North Dakota State to break the Bison’s three-game win streak. The score went 25-23, 27-25 and 26-24.   Who Stood Out The wealth was spread through the Coyote offense as Hayley Dotseth led the team with eight kills while Brittany…

Coyotes Suffer First Loss At Illinois State

USD Rally Falls Short In 37-21 Loss To Redbirds

NORMAL, Ill.—Illinois State running back James Robinson ran for 193 yards and two touchdowns, including an 87-yard touchdown run late, to hand fourth-ranked South Dakota its first setback of the season, 37-21, Saturday at Hancock Stadium.   Robinson and wide out Spencer Schnell led an Illinois State attack that compiled 567 yards against the Coyotes’ 29th-ranked defense. Schnell caught two…

Confident Coyotes Seek 7-0 Start At Illinois State

USD Boasts Top Offense In FCS

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Coyotes had no trouble belting ISU last week at the Dakota Dome 56-6. That was 0-6 Indiana State. This week USD faces a much tougher ISU in the Illinois State Redbirds. The 4thranked Coyotes will kickoff with the 24th ranked RedBirds tomorrow in Normal at 2 PM.  ISU is coming off a 42-7 upset loss at…

USD’s Streveler Honored for Big Week

USD's Streveler Honored for Big Week

South Dakota senior quarterback Chris Streveler has been named both the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Week and FCS National Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards. This marks the third time this season Streveler has earned the MVFC award and second time to earn the CFPA honor. A native of Crystal Lake, Ill.,…

Streveler Racks Up Awards As Deep Coyote Offense Racks Up Big Numbers

USD Over 700 Total Yards Of Offense In Win Over Indiana State

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  A season that began with the South Dakota football team just hoping to make the playoffs has instead seen USD vault to the top of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Coyotes improved to 6-0 for the first time in 12 years with a 56-6 demolition of Indiana State.  The final score was no surprise since the…

Coyotes Chop Down Sycamores

USD Is 6-0 After Beating Indiana State 56-6

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota racked up more than 700 yards of total offense and kept Indiana State out of the end zone in a 56-6 victory inside the DakotaDome Saturday.   The fourth-ranked Coyotes, one of seven unbeaten FCS teams heading into the weekend, moved to 6-0 for the first time since 2005 and to 3-0 inside the Valley. Indiana State…

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…

Coyotes Not Overlooking Winless Sycamores

USD Hosts Indiana State Tomorrow At 2 PM

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  After a gauntlet of ranked and FBS opponents, the 5-0 South Dakota football team is a heavy favorite to defeat 0-5 Indiana State when the two teams square off tomorrow at the Dakota Dome at 2 PM.  Now ranked 4th in the country, USD knows it can’t let up in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, even when…

Coyotes Showing They Can Close In Close Games

Win Over Youngstown USD's Second By Seven Points Or Less

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  If you’re waiting for the Coyote football team to revert to the losing ways of the past five seasons, yesterday’s win over Youngstown State seems to have proved that USD has turned a corner. The 6th ranked Coyotes won a back and forth affair with 3rd ranked Youngstown State 31-28 at a sold out Dakota Dome.  A…

FIVE ALIVE! Coyotes Win Showdown With Youngstown State

USD Wins 31-28 To Improve To 5-0

VERMILLION, S.D.—South Dakota senior kicker Ryan Weese kicked a 29-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining to give the sixth-ranked Coyotes a 31-28 win against third-ranked Youngstown State before a sellout Dakota Days crowd of more than 10,000 inside the DakotaDome Saturday.   It was South Dakota’s third straight win against a top-20 team and moves the Coyotes to 5-0…

Coyotes Happy To Be “Dome” At Last For Top Ten Showdown

6th Ranked USD Hosts 3rd Ranked Youngstown State

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Tomorrow is another busy college football Saturday headlined by a top ten showdown in Vermillion between the Coyotes and Youngstown State. USD is ranked 6th in the FCS while the Penguins come into Vermillion at 3rd.  The Coyotes 4-0 start is even more remarkable when you consider that they’ve played three of those games on the road. …

Coyotes Hold Off Western Illinois To Win Bob Nielson Bowl

USD Is 4-0 After 38-33 At Western Illinois

MACOMB, Ill.—Tenth-ranked South Dakota used four scores from quarterback Chris Streveler to build a 38-6 lead and held on late to secure a 38-33 road win at No. 16 Western Illinois Saturday afternoon at Hanson Field in the conference opener for both teams.   The Coyotes (4-0, 1-0 MVFC) moved to 4-0 for the first time since 2006 and won…

USD’s Nielson Set To Return To Old Stomping Grounds

Coyotes Visit Western Illinois Saturday at 3

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The Missouri Valley opener for Bob Nielson’s 10th ranked Coyotes will take him back to his old stomping grounds at 16th ranked Western Illinois on Saturday at  3 PM. Nielson coached the Leathernecks from 2013 through 2015-leading them to the playoffs in his final year before leaving for Vermillion.  He lost his first meeting with his old…

NDSU Hands USD First Summit Volleyball Loss In SCSC

Coyotes Lose 3-1

VERMILLION, S.D.—North Dakota State’s Erika Gelzinyte swatted down 15 kills and teammate Bella Lien added 10 kills with five blocks to hand South Dakota its first conference loss, 3-1, inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center in two seasons. The scores went 25-11, 20-25, 21-25, 22-25.   South Dakota junior Hayley Dotseth posted a double-double with 14 kills and 23 digs….

Coyotes Happy to be Back Home Friday

Coyotes Happy to be Back Home Friday

The USD volleyball team finally plays a home match Friday night after 4 tournaments in Kansas City, Greeley, Laramie and Hawaii. The 6-6 Coyotes love playing on their brand new floor and Leanne Williamson says the excitement is there every time they walk on the floor.  Senior setter and 4-year starter Brittany Jessen says the new facility is awesome in…


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!

Coyotes Crush North Dakota In Dome Opener

USD Rolls To 3-0 With 45-7 Win

VERMILLION, S.D.—The game of the week that wasn’t.   South Dakota dominated 10th-ranked North Dakota from start to finish, outgaining the Hawks 575-257 and rolling to a 45-7 win Saturday inside the DakotaDome to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2006. The Coyotes, No. 23 in the polls and climbing, won their 15th consecutive home opener dating back…

Coyotes Look To Boost Playoff Resume Against UND

Former NCC Rivals Collide At 2 PM In Dakota Dome

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  South Dakota’s bid for their first ever FCS playoff berth could get a big boost on Saturday with former NCC rival and Big Sky favorite North Dakota comes to the Dakota Dome. The Coyotes are 2-0 and ranked 23rd after their 35-27 win at FBS’ Bowling Green.  UND is in the FCS top ten at 1-1. Kickoff…