College Sports

Nilsen’s coach knew this would happen

Nilsen's coach knew this would happen

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track team is in Sacramento, CA for the West Prelims hoping to qualify as many of their 18 athletes for Eugene, OR as possible. One of those will almost certainly be sophomore pole vaulter Chris Nilsen who’s had an amazing spring with a personal best of just under 19′ 3″. While Chris was excited by the…

Barth wants Augie to continue with winning mentality

Barth wants Augie to continue with winning mentality

SIOUX FALLS, SD… The Augustana baseball team left Thursday for the Division II College World Series in Cary, NC. Freshman standout Jordan Barth who was MVP of the NSIC tournament just wants his team to continue with it’s winning mentality when they face Southern New Hampshire Saturday at 2:00 in their first game of the Series which features 2 brackets….

Ashley Thompson’s courageous finish helps USD

Ashley Thompson's courageous finish helps USD

VERMILLION, SD… The USD track and field team starts competition Thursday in Sacramento in the West prelims with 18 athletes in 21 events. One of those is senior Ashley Thompson who will compete in the triple jump Saturday. It’s a pretty amazing recovery from her hamstring injury during the 400 M hurdles finals in the Summit League championships in Tulsa….

Augie takes confidence to World Series

Augie takes confidence to World Series

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Region teams and Regional Players of the Year were announced for all eight regions on Wednesday and the Augustana baseball team had four student-athletes garner recognition. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. II All-America…

Augie’s Region Champs Welcomed Home at Airport

Augie's Region Champs Welcomed Home at Airport

  SIOUX FALLS, SD… When the Augustana baseball team stepped off the plane Monday night in Sioux Falls, the players were welcomed by enthusiastic fans at the airport. Afterall, this team is headed to the Division II College World Series later this week in Cary, NC.  So for players like Tyler Mitzel, a Sioux Falls native and head coach Tim…

World Series is Next for Augie Baseball

World Series is Next for Augie Baseball

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The magical season continues for Augustana Baseball (48-9) as the stake claim to the Central Region title and a spot in the NCAA Division II College World Series in Cary, N.C. The Vikings had to play two against Southern Arkansas (41-19), but won when it counted, defeating the Muleriders in game two in Magnolia, Ark., 6-3. This…

Cannigan Leads USD to Summit Title

Cannigan Leads USD to Summit Title

VERMILLION, SD…For the first time since joining the Summit League the Coyotes can call themselves Summit League Champions. Senior Hurdler Shanice Cannigian knows how important this momentum will carry into the post season. Shanice Cannigan, USD Senior says:”We’ve been trying for years and to have that win in right now it gets you extra motivation to do better things.” Cannigan…

Augustana On Brink Of College World Series After Beating Central Missouri

Vikings Head To Central Region Championship With 9-6 Win

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The Augustana baseball team’s magical season adds another chapter by defeating Central Missouri (39-16), 9-6, on Saturday night in Magnolia, Ark. With the victory, the Vikings will play for the Central Region Championship on Monday, May 21 at 12 p.m.   The Vikings move to 47-8 on the season and are 3-0 in the Central Region tournament…

Jacks Blow Another Big Lead & Are Swept By NDSU

SDSU Falls In Regular Season Finale 6-5

FARGO, N.D. – For the second day in a row, North Dakota State rallied in the late innings, downing South Dakota State, 6-5, on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth Saturday afternoon at Newman Outdoor Field. In sweeping the three-game series, NDSU improved to 25-22 overall and 15-13 in Summit League play, earning the third seed in…

Augie Baseball Wins Again at Central Region

Augie Baseball Wins Again at Central Region

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – Senior Jacob Blank struck out the first batter of Friday’s NCAA Central Regional game to set an Augustana record with 210 strikeouts, and even though he did not figure in the decision, he did contribute to a 4-2 win over Emporia State to send the Vikings into Saturday with a perfect 2-0 mark in the tournament. The…

SDSU Softball Season ends in NISC Region Title Game

SDSU Softball Season ends in NISC Region Title Game

GREELEY, Colo. – The Jackrabbit softball program saw its historic season come to an end Friday in the National Invitational Softball Championship regional final, dropping a 7-1 winner-take-all contest to Loyola Marymount after forcing an if-necessary game with a 6-5 victory in the first game of the day against the Lions. South Dakota State finishes the season at 37-18, posting…

Jacks Split Games at NISC, Play for title Friday

Jacks Split Games at NISC, Play for title Friday

GREELEY, Colo. – South Dakota State bounced back from an 8-0 defeat to Loyola Marymount Thursday with a 7-3 victory in an elimination game later that evening to advance to the National Invitational Softball Championship Greeley Regional title game. The Jackrabbits improved to 36-17 on the season and are two wins away from advancing to the NISC Championship Round. Game…

Augie Beats Pittsburg State at Central Regional

Augie Beats Pittsburg State at Central Regional

MAGNOLIA, Ark. – The 5th seeded Augustana baseball team (45-8) took down 4th seeded Pittsburg State (33-20) in the first game on the Central Regional in Magnolia, Ark. on Thursday, 9-4. With the win, the Vikings move to the winner’s bracket and guarantee their stay in Arkansas to go to at least Saturday. It was also Augustana’s second NCAA tournament…

SDSU Softball Team Wins Big in NISC Tourney

SDSU Softball Team Wins Big in NISC Tourney

GREELEY, Colo. – South Dakota State opened the National Invitational Softball Championship in dominant fashion Wednesday, rolling over Colorado State in five innings, 11-1. The Jackrabbits improved to 35-16 on the season in their second-ever postseason victory and gave head coach Krista Wood earn her 100th win at SDSU. Madison Hope (22-8) threw all five innings in the win, taking…

Augie Women in 10th at D-II Golf Tourney

Augie Women in 10th at D-II Golf Tourney

HOUSTON — In the first round of the NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championship, Augustana sits in tenth place from the Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston. The Vikings, who shot a combined 18-over-par (306) are just three strokes shy of being inside the top eight after day one. The University of Indianapolis is two-under-par and is in first place,…

Augie Baseball Confident Heading to Central Region

Augie Baseball Confident Heading to Central Region

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 5th seeded Augustana baseball team (44-8) will open Central Region action against 4th seeded Pittsburg State (33-19) at Walker Stadium at Goodheart Field in Magnolia, Ark. on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. The Vikings earned a spot in the Central Regional after winning the NSIC Tournament on May 12 and were selected at the…

SDSU Softball Happy for Post Season

SDSU Softball Happy for Post Season

BROOKINGS, SD…For the first time in 22 years, South Dakota State softball is headed for the postseason. After reaching the 2018 Summit League Championship finals last weekend, the Jackrabbits were announced as a part of a 17-team field in the 2018 National Invitational Softball Championship Sunday evening. The Jackrabbits (34-16) earned the automatic bid from The Summit League and are…

MVP Performance for Shanice Cannigan

MVP Performance for Shanice Cannigan

TULSA, Okla.–For the first time since joining the Summit League, the South Dakota women’s track and field team is bringing home a Summit League Championship title after three days of competition at the ONEOK Sports Complex. South Dakota head coach Lucky Huber garnered Summit League Coach of the Year honors as his Coyotes totaled 263 points to tie North Dakota State for…

Mooney Headed to Texas Tech

Mooney Headed to Texas Tech

Texas Tech’s basketball team is getting some help at just the right time. In March, coach Chris Beard led the program to its first ever Elite Eight, where they lost to the eventual national champion Villanova Wildcats, 71-59. After the season, leading scorer Keenan Evans graduated and star freshman Zhaire Smith declared for the NBA Draft. Smith is expected to be selected in the first round, while…