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SMSU Stays Perfect Behind Play of Reiss at USF

SMSU Stays Perfect Behind Play of Reiss at USF

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The No. 1 ranked Southwest Minnesota State volleyball team remained undefeated with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over the University of Sioux Falls on Tuesday night at the Stewart Center. SMSU, which improves to 11-0 overall and 3-0 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, won by scores of 25-16, 21-25, 28-26 and 25-16. USF drops to 6-2 overall,…

Reiss Knows It’s Early To Be Excited About Top Ranking

Reiss Knows It's Early To Be Excited About Top Ranking

The SMSU Mustangs come into Tuesday night’s match at USF with a perfect 10-0 record. And they are ranked #1 in D-II after knocking off previously-ranked #1 Concordia-St. Paul 10 days agin. But junior Taylor Reiss knows it’s far too early to get caught up in the excitement of being ranked #1, even though it is still a nice honor…

Reiss Leading Charge For Mustang Volleyball

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MARSHALL, MN  —  It’s coincidence that Taylor Reiss wears the number one. “When I came here this was the jersey they gave me so I didn’t choose it or anything!” SMSU Junior Taylor Reiss says. That Southwest Minnesota State was her top choice to play college volleyball coming out of Minneota wasn’t. “I started playing volleyball when I was in…

Humble Ham Has Memorable Day

Augustana Alum Scores First NFL Touchdown

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  C.J. Ham ran for 29 touchdowns in his four years as a member of the Augustana Vikings. And yesterday he scored another Viking touchdown. His first as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Ham made his first career NFL carry count, burrowing in for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter of Minnesota’s 26-9 loss…

GRIDIRON GREATNESS-Week 4 (9-17-17)

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!

C.J. Ham Scores First NFL Touchdown

Augustana Alum Scores On First NFL Carry For Vikings

PITTSBURGH, PA  —  C.J. Ham scored 27 touchdowns in his career with the Augustana Vikings. On Sunday he ran for his first score with the Minnesota Vikings. On his first ever NFL carry, the Augustana alum burrowed into the Pittsburgh endzone for a one yard touchdown during the third quarter of the Vikings 26-9 loss to the Steelers on Sunday…

Strong Second Half Sends SDSU To Win Over Northern Colorado

Jacks Win 2-1

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  South Dakota State women’s soccer used a pair of second half goals to secure a 2-1 comeback win over Northern Colorado Sunday at Fishback Soccer Park. Playing in front of 270 fans on Hometown Heroes Day, SDSU (3-4-3) shook off a one-goal halftime deficit behind scores from Leah Manuleleua and Nicole Hatcher to secure the nonconference victory….

LaFavre Scores Winner For USF In OT Against Northern

Coo Win Soccer Match 1-0

SIOUX FALLS – After controlling the game for regulation, University of Sioux Falls Soccer broke through with Lauren LaFavre’s game-winning goal in overtime to defeat Northern State, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars are one of four teams who remain unbeaten in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play, improving their league record to 2-0-1 and matching last season’s win total with…

Coyotes Turn Corner In Rout Of UND

3-0 For First Time Since 2006

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  The South Dakota Coyotes appear well on their way to their first ever FCS Playoff appearance. USD is 3-0 for the first time since 2006 after their demolition of 10th ranked North Dakota 45-7.  USD racked up 575 total yards of offense while holding the powerful Fighting Hawk offense to just 257 total yards. It’s a win…

Jacks Happy With Non-Conference Performance

SDSU 3-0 After Beating Drake 51-10

BROOKINGS, S.D.  —  The South Dakota State Jackrabbits, as expected, had no problem staying unbeaten against the Drake Bulldogs. The 4th ranked Rabbits rolled over Drake 51-10 last night at Dana J Dykhouse Stadium.  It’s their fourth 3-0 start in the FCS era, and in each of the previous seasons the Jacks made the playoffs.  With Youngstown State looming after…

Resilient Vikings Pull Out Overtime Win

Improve To 2-1 With Win Over Bemidji

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Augustana’s roller coaster season hit a high yesterday as the Vikings rallied to beat Bemidji State 30-27 in overtime. They did so despite losing starting quarterback Ryan Rubley to an injury and showed resilience that’s developed in winning their last two games by 8 points or less. The Vikings visit St. Cloud State next Saturday.

Jackrabbits Drub Drake

SDSU Wins 51-10

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Fourth-ranked South Dakota State scored on all five of its offensive possessions in the first half and added a kickoff return for touchdown as the Jackrabbits rolled to a 51-10 victory over Drake Saturday night at Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium. Playing before a Beef Bowl crowd of 15,806, SDSU improved to 3-0 overall. Drake dropped to 1-2….

Trojans Trample Mayville State

Dakota State Wins NSAA Opener 48-16

MADISON, S.D.  —  Jacob Giles threw for 316 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Dakota State Trojans to a 48-16 win over Mayville State in their North Star Athletic Association opener in Madison on Saturday night.  DSU improves to 3-1 with the victory and hosts in-state rival Presentation next Saturday at 4 PM. Click on the video viewer for…

Sioux Falls Upsets 9th Ranked Augustana In Five Set Epic

USF Defeats Rival Augie 3-2

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Behind several career performances, University of Sioux Falls Volleyball toppled No. 9 Augustana in five sets, winning 3-2 (27-25, 22-25, 25-27, 25-22, 16-14) on Saturday evening. The Cougars improve to 6-1 on the season and even their Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference record to 1-1 while the Vikings drop to 8-3 on the year with a 0-2…

Mustangs Gallop Past Minot State

SMSU Beats MSU 28-20

MARSHALL, Minn. – Ashanti Payne rushed for 148 yards with a career-high three touchdowns on a career-high 29 carries to lead Southwest Minnesota State to a thrilling 28-20 Ag Bowl victory over Minot State in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference football on Saturday night at the Schwan Regional Event Center.   Payne rushed for a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to…

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…

Sioux Falls Rolls At Mary

USF Is 3-0 After 38-7 Win

BISMARCK, ND – With two touchdowns a piece from All-American running back Max Mickey and Jason Towns plus another shutdown defensive performance, the #7 University of Sioux Falls Football Team moved to 3-0 with a 38-7 NSIC road decision over U-Mary at the MDU Resources Community Bowl on Saturday. Mickey and Towns, along with junior quarterback Ian Fieber, led an…

Augie Wins OT Thriller Over Bemidji State

Vikings Win 30-27

SIOUX FALLS – Redshirt freshman running back Ryan Bradberry bounced an inside rush towards the pylon in overtime against Bemidji State on Saturday from five yards out, and hit pay dirt, giving Augustana a hard-fought 30-27 win over the Beavers in front of 4,171 fans at Kirkeby-Over Stadium in the annual Shrine Game.   The Vikings improve to 2-1 with…

Strong Start Fades In Wolves Loss To Upper Iowa

Northern State Falls 31-14 At Swisher Field

Aberdeen, S.D. – The Northern State University football team dropped their second home game of the season Saturday, 31-14 to Upper Iowa University. With the loss, the Wolves move to 1-2 overall with one game remaining in cross divisional play. Northern scored first in the game on a quick one yard pass from Jake Comeaux to Nicholas Truen. The Peacocks however answered back in…