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NAIA Championships: Dordt Can’t Top #1 Lindsey Wilson

NAIA Championships: Dordt Can't Top #1 Lindsey Wilson

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — The Defenders, looking for their first national title against undefeated and top-ranked Lindsey Wilson. First set – Dordt working it to Leah Kamp – she pinballs it through – Kamp was great in this match – with a team-high 20 kills. It was Lindsey Wilson that won the first two sets – Elly Burke with one of…

FCS Playoffs: Coyotes Rally Falls Short in Houston 54-42

FCS Playoffs: USD Falls Short in Houston 54-42

HUNTSVILLE, Texas—Sam Houston State took a 41-14 lead into halftime, survived a furious South Dakota rally, and advanced to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs with an explosive 54-42 win Saturday at Bowers Stadium. The two best quarterbacks in all of FCS put on a show for an ESPN3 audience and the nearly 5,000 fans in attendance. South Dakota’s Chris…

Coyotes Come Up Short Against #1 Duke

Coyotes Come Up Short Against #1 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Playing the No. 1 team in the nation for the first time in the Division I era, the South Dakota men’s basketball team fell 96-80 at Duke Saturday. “In the college experience, everybody wants to win,” South Dakota head coach Craig Smith said. “But it is also about the experiences you gain and the relationships that last…

NAIA Semifinals: #4 Dordt Defeats #2 Viterbo in 4 Sets

NAIA Seminals: #4 Dordt Defeats #2 Viterbo in 4 Sets

SIOUX CITY, I.A. — #4 Dordt taking on #2 Viterbo in this morning’s semifinal matchup. First set – here’s some great placement from Ema Altena – the junior had 17 kills as Dordt built a 19-15 lead in the set. Viterbo came all the way back – Natalie Geidel had 9 kills in the first, 23 in the match – as…

Dordt Advances To NAIA National Semifinals While Northwestern’s Season Ends

Defenders Two Wins From National Title

SIOUX CITY, IA  —  One local team is two wins from an NAIA National Volleyball Championship. The other is heading home. Westmont put an end to the Northwestern Red Raiders season on Friday afternoon in the first round of elimination play at the NAIA Tournament in Sioux City, sweeping the Red Raiders 3-0.  Anna Kiel led the way for Northwestern…

Harris’ Buzzer Beater Highlights USF Sweep Of Winona State

Coo Women Win 61-60, Men Win 80-64

WOMEN’S RECAP COURTESY USF ATHLETICS SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Freshman guard Jasmine Harris had a career-high 22 points and converted a game-winning lay-up with one second to play to rally the University of Sioux Falls Women’s Basketball Team (4-1, 2-0 NSIC) to a dramatic 61-60 victory over Winona State (5-1, 1-1 NSIC) before a 665 in attendance Friday night at…

Top Ranked SMSU Stunned & Upset By Duluth

Mustang Volleyball Season Ends With 3-0 Sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Top-seeded Southwest Minnesota State suffered its second lowest hitting percentage (.179) of the season and had its seven-match win streak snapped by Minnesota Duluth, which came away with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 sweep over SMSU on Friday night in the second of two NCAA Central Region semifinal matches in the PE Gym. The loss drops the Mustangs’ record to 11-4…

Jacks Eager To Return To Pentagon For Battle With Missouri State

SDSU Men Face MVC Favorite Tomorrow At 7:00 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Jackrabbit men’s basketball teams returns to the Sanford Pentagon against a fellow mid-major power. SDSU faces Missouri State at the Pentagon tomorrow at 7.  The Bears are 6-2, which included a home loss to SDSU rival North Dakota State.  The Jacks are coming in at 7-2 after a win at Ole Miss on Tuesday, and look…

Coyotes Set To Duke It Out With Top-Ranked Duke

USD Visits National Power Tomorrow At 2:30

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  As their football team faces a tough playoff game, the Coyote men’s basketball team faces perhaps their toughest test ever tomorrow at 2:30 in the top ranked Duke Blue Devils. They’ll do it in front of a national audience on ESPN 2  at one of the most historic venues in all of college basketball, Cameron Indoor Arena. …

Coyotes Ready For Road Playoff Game After Rigors Of Missouri Valley

USD Visits Sam Houston State Tomorrow In FCS Playoffs

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  We’re less than 24 hours away from seeing South Dakota and South Dakota State in the playoffs together for the first time ever. And if both are to advance and stay alive, a big reason for that will be just how much they’ve tested each other in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. USD heads to Sam Houston…

SDSU’s Confidence Never Wavered Between UNI Games

Jacks Host Panthers In FCS 2nd Round Tomorrow

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  For the fourth time in six years the Jackrabbit football team faces a Missouri Valley Football Conference rematch in the playoffs with Northern Iowa. Entering their October 14th meeting the Jacks were scuffling and would lose for the second time in three meetings.  Entering tomorrow’s game State has won five in a row.  A lot has changed,…

Stig wants home fans to make the difference Saturday

Stig wants home fans to make the difference Saturday

The South Dakota State football team got a first round bye in the F-C-S playoffs last Saturday. This week they have a re-match with Northern Iowa. The Panthers spoiled Hobo Day with a 38-18 win back in October. Head coach John Stiegelmeier wants to see a big-time turnout to support his team, knowing that a vocal home crowd can effect…

Nielson glad his Coyotes are still playing

Nielson glad his Coyotes are still playing

Bob  Nielson is excited that his USD football team will be continuing it’s season Saturday at Sam Houston State in a game featuring the top 2 offenses in the F-C-S. The Coyotes won a 38-31 thriller at Nicholls State last Saturday in a game that came down to the final play when USD forced a fumble at the goal line….

Guebert leads Jacks past Northern Iowa

Guebert leads Jacks past Northern Iowa

BROOKINGS, SD…Senior guard Alexis Alexander scored all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter to lead the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to a 57-47 win over Northern Iowa in a non conference game before 1,760 fans at Frost Arena Thursday night. The Jackrabbits, now 6-1, were led by junior Madison Guebert’s 16 points. Freshman Myah Selland and…

On to region semi’s for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

On to region semi's for SMSU Mustangs after sweep

MARSHALL, Minn.- Southwest Minnesota State (29-3) held the third team in the nation in hitting percentage, Arkansas Tech (35-1), to just .165 hitting in a 25-9, 25-20, 25-21 sweep on Thursday night in the PE Gym. Taylor Reiss led the Mustangs with 17 kills on 35 swings including a six-kill first set that helped SMSU jump on top of Arkansas…

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Wolves Drop Heartbreaker at Central Region VB

Marshall, Minn. – The No. 11 Northern State University volleyball team fell to No. 7 Minnesota Duluth in a heartbreaking five set match in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Central Region Tournament. The Wolves finish the season with a 23-7 record overall, after qualifying for their third NCAA Tournament in school history. The Wolves dropped the first two sets,…

Northwestern and Dordt lose final pool play games Thursday

Northwestern and Dordt lose final pool play games Thursday

They are still in the round of 16 that starts single elimination play Friday, but Thursday night’s pool play games didn’t turn out well for Northwestern or Dordt. The Red Raiders had 3 players in double figures with kills (Kiel, Fink, Hilger) but were no match for The College of Idaho which had also won the first 2 pool play…

Kloth excited that her Creighton Blue Jays are hosting Region Tournament

Kloth excited that her Creighton Blue Jays are hosting Region Tournament

Former O’Gorman standout Taryn Kloth has gone on to a fabulous college volleyball career at Creighton. The junior was named the MVP of the Big East Tournament as the Blue Jays won the title for the 4th straight year. Up next is the NCAA Regional Tournament that will be hosted in Omaha, a first for the program. Needless to say,…

Dordt, Northwestern remain unbeaten in NAIA pool play

Dordt, Northwestern remain unbeaten in NAIA pool play

Dordt and Northwestern have looked impressive in pool play at the NAIA National Tournament with back to back wins heading into Thursday night’s matches. The 4th-ranked Defenders have had a bulls-eye on their backs all season after coming so close in 2016. Chad Hanson likes how his team has responded. The Red Raiders are ranked 5th in the country with…

SMSU and Northern begin play in Central Region

SMSU and Northern begin play in Central Region

The Mustangs of SMSU are hosting the Central Region volleyball tournament as the #1 seed. They are still a young squad, but with Region Player of the Year Taylor Reiss they have been improving all season and winning a lot of close matches along the way. The Northern Wolves brought a 23-6 record into the tournament and will be motivated…