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Bellator To Make South Dakota Debut With Logan Storley August 17th

Webster Native Will Put Perfect MMA Record On The Line

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Bellator will make its first appearance in South Dakota on August 17 at the Sanford Pentagon with the co-main event featuring South Dakota native and undefeated welterweight fighter Logan Storley. The event is headlined by Bellator’s bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1) facing Noad Lahat (12-3) in a non-title featherweight bout. The entire main card of Bellator…

Coyotes Sending Four To USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Chris Nilsen Wins 8th Summit League Athlete of the Month Honor

VERMILLION, S.D.  —  Several current and former members of the USD track and field team are competing there this weekend at the United States Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Most notable will be the first competitor tomorrow, pole vaulter Chris Nilsen, who today won Summit League Athlete of the Month for May and June, his 8th such award.  He won…

Zenner Coaches At Clinic As He Prepares For Fourth NFL Season

SDSU Alum Re-Signed With Detroit In Offseason

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Being able to bring in a professional running back is always a boon to the Riggs Sanford Power Football running back clinic. And in his third year doing them, former Jackrabbit Zach Zenner has become a pro at coaching the little kids! The Detroit Lions’ running back was in South Dakota today at the Sanford Fieldhouse this…

Comeback Falls Short In Streveler’s CFL Debut With Winnipeg

USD Alum Throws Three Touchdowns In 33-30 Loss

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  On a night where lightning caused several delays, Chris Streveler almost led an electric comeback in his CFL debut for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Down 17-7 Streveler, who was the first rookie to start a season opener since 1994, helped Winnipeg rally to take the lead before ultimately falling to Edmonton 33-30 on Thursday night in Winnipeg….

Streveler Takes Hold Of Opportunity In Winnipeg

USD Alum Starting Season Opener

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  Chris Streveler’s first impression at South Dakota led to him winning the starting quarterback job and becoming one of the greatest players in program history. He’s hoping for the same kind of success when he begins his CFL career, and becomes the first rookie quarterback to start an opening game since 1994, for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers…

Ham & Thielen Impressed With New Vikings QB Cousins

Minnesota Signed Former Redskin To 3-Year, 84-Million Dollar Deal

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Minnesota Vikings have bet 84 million dollars on Kirk Cousins being the franchise quarterback who will end a 57 year championship drought. We’ll begin to find out what kind of return that gets in a few month, but so far several of his new teammates like what they see. C.J. Ham and Adam Thielen were…

HYVEE/SANFORD LEGENDS-Thielen & Ham’s Football Journey Inspires

Undrafted Free Agents Worked Their Way Into Starting Roles With Vikings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The HyVee/Sanford Legends week really ramps into high gear today with an array of camps, including a football clinic featuring a pair of Minnesota Viking players who’ve gone from supporting cast to headliners. Adam Thielen and CJ Ham are no strangers to the Legends football clinic.  C.J. especially has worked plenty of the camps dating back to…

Stampede Alum Oshie Revels In Stanley Cup Win With Ailing Father

Fourth Former Member Of The Herd To Hoist The Stanley Cup

LAS VEGAS, NV  —  T.J. Oshie became world famous for his heroics in the 2014 Winter Olympics.  And last night the former Sioux Falls Stampede forward raised the ultimate prize in hockey. The Stanley Cup. Oshie became the fourth Stampede alum to hoist the Stanley Cup last night when his Capitals beat Vegas 4-3 to take the series 4-1.  T.J….

Goedert Adjusting Well To Philadelphia Eagles System

SDSU Alum Wraps Up First Mini-Camp

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Britton native Dallas Goedert got his first work in with the Philadelphia Eagles over the weekend. And while there’s plenty to learn, Dallas certainly sounds up to the task. Though it may take South Dakota State fans time to get used to him wearing the number 88, Goedert seems to be acclimating pretty well to his new…

Dallas Goedert’s NFL Career Begins At Eagles Mini-Camp

Britton Native Begins Rookie Mini-Camp Practices

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit and Britton native Dallas Goedert’s NFL career officially began this weekend in Philadelphia.  The rookie began his first mini-camp with the team yesterday wearing his new number 88. You’d think the Britton native would be gobsmacked moving on up to the NFL.  For the most part, that’s not the case as Dallas…

Wieneke Living Dream At Vikings Rookie Mini-Camp

SDSU's All-Time Lead Receiver Signed As Rookie Free Agent Last Week

EAGAN, MN  —  A week ago, SDSU alum Jake Wieneke’s dream of signing with his hometown Minnesota Vikings became a reality. And you’d think he hasn’t woken up from the dream after hearing from him at his first mini-camp. Wearing the number nine, Wieneke was one of the rookies at Vikings mini-camp this week.  SDSU’s all-time greatest receiver signed on as…

Going Undrafted Allows Wieneke To Live Dream & Sign With Vikings

Maple Grove Native Hopes To Follow In Footsteps Of Adam Thielen & CJ Ham

MAPLE GROVE, MN  —  On the final day of the NFL draft most prospects are hoping that they get a call from a team wanting to draft them. South Dakota State alum Jake Wieneke was praying that his phone wouldn’t ring. During the draft process no team had shown more interest in the Maple Grove native than his hometown Minnesota…

SDSU Alum Goedert Excited To Team With Former NDSU Rival Wentz In Philly

Dallas Will Make NFL Debut On KDLT September 6th

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Philadelphia Eagles’ second round draft pick Dallas Goedert is eager to start working with a player who used to be an enemy, Carson Wentz. The last time they were on a football field together was in Brookings when South Dakota State hosted North Dakota State on October 3rd, 2015.  On that day SDSU’s Goedert, then a sophomore,…

Ohnesorge, Kuhnert, Mickey & Lee Get NFL Mini-Camp Tryouts

Mickey & Kuhnert With Vikings, Ohnesorge With Seahawks, Lee Gets Two Opportunities

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will be getting NFL opportunities. Last night we told you about USF’s Dennis Gardeck signing with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, and SDSU’s Kellen Soulek and Brandon Valley Alum Matt Vandeberg getting tryouts with the Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. Today comes news that SDSU center…

Eagles Introduce Britton Native & SDSU Alum Dallas Goedert In Philadelphia

Goedert Picked In Second Round Of NFL Draft

PHILADELPHIA, PA  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit and Britton-Hecla star Dallas Goedert began taking flight with the Philadelphia Eagles one day after they selected him with the 49th overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft. Less than 24 hours after watching and celebrating with his family just north of Britton, the Eagles flew Goedert to the…

SDSU’s Jake Wieneke Signs As Undrafted Free Agent With Minnesota Vikings

Maple Grove Native Signs With Hometown Team

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  SDSU alum Jake Wieneke didn’t get selected during the final three rounds of the NFL Draft today, and he may prefer it that way since it allowed the Maple Grove, Minnesota native to sign with his hometown Vikings as an undrafted free agent. During a stellar career in Brookings from 2014-17, Wieneke became SDSU and the Missouri…

Trio Of Locals Get Undrafted Opportunities In NFL

Gardeck Signs With Arizona, Soulek & Vandeberg Get Mini-Camp Tryouts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Several other local college football stars will get a shot at the NFL thanks to undrafted deals. Sioux Falls linebacker Dennis Gardeck, second in Division Two last year in Sacks with 14, has signed on with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent. SDSU defensive lineman and Yankton native Kellen Soulek has also received an…

Dallas Goedert Picked by Eagles in 2nd Round

Dallas Goedert Picked by Eagles in 2nd Round

ARLINGTON, Texas – South Dakota State University tight end Dallas Goedert was selected by the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the National Football League Draft Friday night. He was the 49th overall pick and the third tight end taken in the 2018 draft. A Britton native, Goedert was a unanimous All-America selection as both…

Logan & Larson Win At LFA 37

But Winner Native Sid Bice Loses Main Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of Sioux Falls were victorious in front of the hometown crowd at the Sanford Pentagon in LFA 37 on Friday night. Sioux Falls native Bryce Logan won a unanimous decision over Dakota Bush to improve to 9-2 at 155 pounds on the main card of the fight.  In the next bout at 170 pounds,…

Timberwolves Feel Ready For First Postseason Appearance In 14 Years

Minnesota Opens Playoffs At Houston Tomorrow

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  Tomorrow Minnesota Timberwolves’ fans will get to enjoy a moment 14 years in the making. Their return to the NBA Playoffs. In an odd bit of symmetry, the Wolves make their return to the postseason against the first team they ever played in the playoffs way back in 1997, the Houston Rockets.  That Wolves team got swept, and…