College Sports

Rolling Northern State Basketball Teams Sweep Bemidji State

Women Win 65-55 While Men Are Victorious 75054

WOMEN’S RECAP Aberdeen, S.D. – The No. 14 Northern State University women’s basketball team took down Bemidji State in their third conference victory of the season, 65-55. The Wolves improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the league, notching their sixth straight win.   The Wolves led from the first basket of the game scoring 15 points in the first,…

South Dakota State Men Rout Concordia

Six In Double Figures To Lead Jacks To 103-67 Win

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Six Jackrabbits scored in double figures as South Dakota State cruised to a 103-67 win over Concordia (Neb.) Friday night at Frost Arena Playing in front of 2,105 fans at home, SDSU (8-4) snapped a two-game skid with the dominant victory, shooting 54.4 percent as a team with a 17-for-30 effort beyond the arc. The Jackrabbits have…

Augustana Women Roll While Men Stunned By Minot

Viking Women Win 83-52 While Men Fall 78-75

WOMEN’S RECAP SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A big run to start the second half and a balanced attack throughout propelled the Augustana women’s basketball team to a comfortable 83-52 win over Minot State on Friday in the Vikings Northern Sun home-opener at the Sioux Falls Arena.                     The win keeps the Vikings perfect on the season, as they move to…

Jackrabbits Ready To “Weather” Conditions In FCS Quarterfinals

SDSU Hosts New Hampshire Tomorrow At 2 PM

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  Tomorrow’s FCS Quarterfinal game with New Hampshire is the latest a South Dakota State football team has ever played. And as the only Division One team in the Dakotas playing outdoors, that means the elements will play a role. That could hurt the high octane Jackrabbit offense.  State has had near perfect conditions for most of the…

Northern State Hoops Fulfilling High Expectations

Wolves Men Are 8-1 While Women Are 6-1

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  It’s a busy night in the NSIC and up in Aberdeen, where the Barnett Center will be rocking as per usual as Northern hosts a doubleheader with Bemidji State. This year there’s a little more excitement surrounding both teams.  The Northern women were picked second in the preseason poll while them men were picked to win the…

SDSU Prepare For Physical New Hampshire In FCS Quarterfinals

State Hosting Second Straight Playoff Game

BROOKINGS, S.D.  — In the first 126 years of South Dakota State football, the Jackrabbits played just one home playoff game. On Saturday the Rabbits will play their third playoff game in two year old Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium, which gives you an idea of why their national championship dreams seem closer to reality. “We can almost taste it. We’re getting…

SDSU Women Learn From Louisville & Build Resume With Oklahoma

Jacks Now 7-2

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The SDSU women’s basketball team has good reason to believe they’ll be in the NCAA Tournament come March after another resume building win over Big 12 power Oklahoma. Three days after losing by four to fourth ranked Louisville, SDSU held on to beat the Sooners 67-61 at Frost Arena last night to improve to 7-2.  It’s another win…

Strong Effort At Duke Helps Fuel Coyotes Big Win Over Drake

USD Improves To 8-3

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  In men’s hoops, the Coyotes probably made Craig Smith feel even better about his decision to turn down Drake’s head coaching job and stay in Vermillion last March, after defeating those same Drake Bulldogs 93-65 last night. USD improved to 8-3 with a blistering second half barrage that buried the Bulldogs 46-22.  It was a great bounce back…

Mike Daum Is Summit League Male Athlete Of The Month

Averaged 20 Points & Eight Rebounds Per Game In November

ELMHURST, Ill. — South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was selected as the Summit League’s November Male Athlete of the Month, announced Dec. 7 by the conference office. Daum helped the Jacks to a 7-2 record through the opening part of the season and averaged a near-double-double, posting 20.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while hitting 22 3-pointers. The Kimball,…

Jackrabbit women beat Oklahoma at Frost Arena

Jackrabbit women beat Oklahoma at Frost Arena

BROOKINGS, SD…The South Dakota State women’s basketball team made its last six free throws as the Jackrabbits held off Oklahoma 67-61 Wednesday night in front of 2,068 fans at Frost Arena. State, which made 12 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter, finished the game with a season-high 20 made free throws. The 7-2 Jackrabbits were led in scoring…

Big 2nd half powers USD past Drake

Big 2nd half powers USD past Drake

VERMILLION, S.D. – A 22-3 run in the second half carried the South Dakota men’s basketball team to a 93-65 victory over Drake Wednesday night in Vermillion. The Coyotes improve to 8-3 on the season, and a perfect 4-0 inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center, while Drake falls to 4-4. Four Coyotes scored in double-digits led by Triston Simpson with…

Wedel’s 46 leads NW past Dordt 116-111

Wedel's 46 leads NW past Dordt 116-111

ORANGE CITY, IA… In a wild GPAC game at the Bultman Center, the Northwestern Red Raiders rallied late on 3 free throws by Colton Kooima to send the game with Dordt to overtime tied at 102. And Nathan Wedel took over. He scored 46 points in the 116-111 victory for the Red raiders in one of the wildest games ever…

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

Reiss named national AVCA Volleyball Player of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky.- The American Volleyball Coaches’ Association (AVCA) announced on Wednesday that Southwest Minnesota State junior outside hitter, Taylor Reiss was named the Division II Player of the Year. The announcement comes just one day after Reiss was named first-team AVCA All-American for a second consecutive season. Reiss, a native of Taunton, Minn., and a 2015 graduate of Minneota High School, was…

Bob Nielson to Remain as USD Football Coach

Herbster says his coach is staying put at USD

VERMILLION, SD…The past couple of days have seen a wild flurry of reports regarding USD head football coach Bob Nielson. One site reported Sunday night that he had accepted the job offer to be the new head coach at Kent State, where former USD Athletic Director Joel Nielsen is in charge. But Wednesday David Herbster told KDLT Sports that his…

Josh Heupel Says UCF is Dream Job

Josh Heupel Says UCF is Dream Job

Tuesday Aberdeen native Josh Heupel was named head football coach at UCF, replacing Scott Frost who left for Nebraska. It was a tough decision for Frost to leave his 12-0 team, but a no-brainer for Heupel who has been offensive coordinator at Oklahoma and Missouri following his playing days with the Sooners when he quarterbacked them to a national championship….

Jacks come up just short in upset bid at Wichita State

Jacks come up just short in upset bid at Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. — South Dakota State men’s basketball battled and put No. 6 Wichita State on the ropes Tuesday, but ultimately fell, 95-85, at Charles Koch Arena. The Jackrabbits (7-4) shot 50 percent in the game and nailed 14 3-pointers while the Shockers finished 35-for-64 (54.7 percent) from the field with 10 from long range. Neither team was automatic from…

Aberdeen’s Josh Heupel is new FB coach at UCF

Aberdeen's Josh Heupel is new FB coach at UCF

Josh Heupel called becoming UCF’s new head football coach a life-long dream fulfilled. And the first-time head coach understands the high expectations he faces replacing Scott Frost, who led the Knights to the first 12-0 season in school history. “There’s pressure, absolutely,” said Heupel, 39. “But there’s no greater pressure than that than I would have already put on myself. “I’ve played…

Wieneke in New York for Campbell Trophy Awards Banquet

Wieneke in New York for Campbell Trophy Awards Banquet

NEW YORK – South Dakota State University wide receiver Jake Wieneke will be in the Big Apple over the next two days to take part in the 60th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner and related festvities. A senior from Maple Grove, Minnesota, Wieneke has been selected as one of 13 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which is presented by…

Jacks head to Wichita State for another big test

Jacks head to Wichita State for another big test

The SDSU Men’s Basketball team continues a rugged road schedule Tuesday night in Wichita against the 6th-ranked Shockers. TJ Otzelberger’s team has already been to Kansas and Ole Miss where they beat the Rebels 99-97 in OT and he knows it will be a big test…his team will have to be at it’s best against Gregg Marshall’s very talented squad.