College Sports

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…

Pair Of Locals Star In Hawkeyes Win Over Illinois

West Lyon's Brandon Snyder & Brandon Valley's Matt VandeBerg Score

IOWA CITY, IA  —  Yesterday in college football a couple locals had big days during the Iowa Hawkeyes 45-16 win over Illinois. West Lyon Alum Brandon Snyder, back just six months after an ACL tear, took an interception back 89 yards for a score that helped Iowa begin to pull away.  Then in the fourth Brandon Valley alum Matt Vandeberg…

NSIC Alums Have College Fun As Vikings Prep For Bears

CJ Ham Pays Price For Augustana's Loss To Adam Thielen's Alma Mater

CHICAGO, IL  —  The Minnesota Vikings are off in preparation for their Monday Night game tomorrow at Chicago. That didn’t stop a couple of NSIC alums from being locked into this week’s college action. As we showed you yesterday, the Augustana Vikings lost at MSU-Mankato 42-21.  The Minnesota Vikings have a pair of alums from each team in CJ Ham…

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…

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…

Tigers Trounced At Morningside

Dakota Wesleyan Loses To Powerful Mustangs 76-21

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  Morningside had a happy homecoming at the expense of the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers. The 4th ranked Mustangs scored the games first 42 points and never looked back, cruising to a 76-21 win over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa in NAIA College Football action.  DWU falls to 4-3 and 2-2 in GPAC play…

Mustangs Fall Flat At Wayne State

SMSU Loses 20-6

WAYNE, Neb. – Wayne State used a strong defensive effort and used a long fourth quarter touchdown run to earn a 20-6 victory over Southwest Minnesota State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday afternoon.   SMSU, which has now lost three straight games, drops to 2-4 overall, 0-2 NSIC South. The Mustangs were limited to 244 yards of…

Augustana Falls At Mankato

Vikings Lose 42-21

MANKATO, Minn. – True freshman quarterback Kyle Saddler tossed three touchdown passes to three different Augustana receivers, and the Vikings defense played tough all day, but Minnesota State won the field position battle, and used that to secure a 42-21 win on Saturday at Blakeslee Stadium. The No. 5 ranked Mavericks remain undefeated on the season at 6-0, with a…

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. …

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.

Northern Wins at Minot as Truen Shines

Northern Wins at Minot as Truen Shines

The Northern Wolves traveled to Minot State Thursday night for the NSIC game of the week and got off to a great start. Noah McPherson’s pick 6 got Tom Dosch’s team on the board as they built a 27-5 half-time lead. Hunter Trautman hit Cameron Eisenhauer for a touchdown and Nicholas Truen scored twice. He ended the night with 23…


Best Of Prep & College Football!

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The past week in prep and college football was a bit bizarre. Due to weather issues games were played on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday! Fortunately Gridiron Greatness is back at its regularly scheduled time to bring you the best from every game!  Click on the video viewer to watch our sixth edition!

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…

Saints Stumble At Dickinson

Presentation Falls To 20th Ranked Team 40-17

DICKINSON, N.D. – The Presentation College football team fell to No. 20 Dickinson State on the road earlier today by a final score of 40-17. With the loss, the Saints drop to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in conference play. DiSU would light up the scoreboard first off a 20-yard rush by Karsten Mack for the early lead. DiSU’s Cody Johnson would…

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…

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…

Mickey & Cougars Outlast Southwest Minnesota State

USF Is 5-0 After 24-10 Win In Marshall

MARSHALL, Minn. – The #5/7 University of Sioux Falls Football Team (5-0, 1-0 NSIC South), led by 212 yards rushing and two TDs from senior All-American running back Max Mickey and another shutdown defensive effort, picked up a fifth straight win to open the season in a 24-10 NSIC decision over Southwest Minnesota State (2-3, 0-1 NSIC South) on Saturday…

Truen & Wolves Run Past Moorhead

Northern Wins On Gypsy Days 28-20

Aberdeen, S.D. – The Northern State University football team came away with a 28-20 victory in the 102nd Gypsy Days game over Minnesota State University Moorhead. With the win, the Wolves improve to 2-3 overall and 1-0 in NSIC North Division play.   The Wolves scored first on their first possession of the game, as Nicholas Truen rushed for his…

Tigers Throttle Midland

Turner Leads Dakota Wesleyan In 55-21 Rout

MITCHELL, S.D. – In front of over 3,500 people, the No. 25 Dakota Wesleyan University football team scored early and often as they ran away from the No. 24 Midland University Warriors in a Great Plains Athletic Conference matchup, 55-21 on Blue and White Days Saturday at Joe Quintal Field in Mitchell, S.D.   In the Tigers’ (4-2, 2-0 GPAC)…