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Consistency Key To Zenner On Eve Of 3rd NFL Season

Begins Training Camp With Lions July 29th

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Though most NFL training camps, including the Detroit Lions, begin on Monday for rookies and a select few players, SDSU alum Zach Zenner has the benefit of being a veteran who doesn’t have to report till the 29th. Zenner certainly seems to be entrenched with Detroit heading into his third season.  In his second season, the…

Gerry Ready To Prove Himself At Eagles Training Camp

Sioux Falls Native Begins First NFL Season Monday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  NFL Training camps begin over the course of the next week including in Philadelphia where one Sioux Falls native will begin trying to fulfill a lifelong dream. Former Washington Warrior and Nebraska Cornhusker Nate Gerry will begin training camp with the Eagles on Monday.  Philadelphia took him in the fifth round of the draft this year…

SDSU Alum Blake Treinen Traded To Oakland

Former Jackrabbit Had Spent Four Season With Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.  —  Former South Dakota State Jackrabbit pitcher Blake Treinen is on the move for the first time in his major league career. Blake was sent to Oakland as part of a five player deal between Washington and the A’s.  He’ll head to Oakland along with two minor leaguers in exchange for Ryan Madson and Sean Dolittle. Treinen had…

Storley Dominates Bellator Debut

Knocks Out Kemmyelle Haley In 1:44

THACKERVILLE, OK —  Logan Storley didn’t get the “storm” nickname for being quite. And his MMA debut with Bellator was thunderous. The Webster native needed just 1:44 to knock out Kemmyelle Haley in Welterweight action at Bellator 181 in Thackerville, Oklahoma on Friday night.  Storley improves to 6-0 professionally with four wins in the Resurrection Fighting Alliance and one in…

Kaufman Enjoys Proving South Dakotans Can Play

Kaufman Enjoys Proving South Dakotans Can Play

Clark’s Kim Kaufman gets asked all the time about being from South Dakota, especially in pro-ams. It seems that it provides a little extra incentive for the LPGA Tour player who’s playing in the Women’s U.S. Open this week. She’s always been inspired to be the best and that hasn’t changed now that she’s a professional.

Miller Released by Denver Nuggets

Miller Released by Denver Nuggets

Mike Miller was released by the Denver Nuggets Tuesday.  Miller’s $3.5 million contract for the upcoming season (the last in a two year deal he signed in 2015) would have become fully guaranteed tomorrow. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Miller won’t be back with the Nuggets next season, but as of right now he is not part of the team…

Kaufman Tied For 7th After Three Rounds At Women’s PGA Championship

Clark Native Shots Two Under Par 69

CHICAGO, IL  —  Though she’ll need some help and a big final round, Clark’s Kim Kaufman is in contention to win her first LPGA event at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Olympia Fields. Kaufman fired a two under par 69 during third round play on Saturday.  She’s currently tied for 7th place at -5 for the tournament.  She’s five…

Zach Zenner & CJ Ham Return For Camp At Fieldhouse

NFL Backs Give Back In South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A pair of former standout college running backs returned to Sioux Falls today for a camp at the Riggs Academy at the Sanford Fieldhouse. Zach Zenner, who had a record-setting career at South Dakota State, and C.J. Ham, who bowled tacklers over when he was carrying the ball for Augustana, were both in town to talk…

Area’s Growth Attracts USA Basketball

Coaches Camp At Pentagon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Yesterday we showed you a bit of the USA Basketball Coaches Academy which concluded today at the Sanford Pentagon. Normally these academies are held in bigger metropolitan cities like Boston or New York.  Sioux Falls, South Dakota and this region have become a player now though with the explosion of facilities and the growth of the…

Brandon’s Jake Adams Homers In First Pro At-Bat

Playing For Tri-City Valley Cats In New York

TROY, NY —  After he was selected in the Major League Baseball Draft by Houston, Brandon’s Jake Adams told us that he thought his game would transfer well to the professional level where they swing wood bats instead of the BB Core. And the NCAA’s top homerun hitter didn’t waste any time proving that correct. In his first at-bat for…

USA Basketball Brings Coaches Clinic To Sioux Falls

Pentagon Hosting Two Day Event

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  We see plenty of basketball clinics for young players throughout the summer. This weekend USA Basketball is holding one to make their coaches better. The USA Basketball Coaches Academy began today at the Sanford Pentagon.  Via lectures, panel discussions, on-court exercises and more, the Academy gives coaches of all levels a chance to learn different styles…

Thibodeau & Wolves Excited To Land Versatile Butler

Blockbuster Trade Nets Minnesota Proven Veteran

MINNEAPOLIS, MN —  For the first time in more than a decade there is some real buzz around the Minnesota Timberwolves. That’s what happens when you pull off a blockbuster trade and bring in a three time all-star. Minnesota sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the 7th overall pick in last night’s draft to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for…

Timberwolves Deal For Butler & Draft Creighton’s Patton

Blockbuster Deal Sends LaVine & Dunn To Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS, MN  —  This is the 12th time in the last 13 years the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a lottery pick in the NBA draft.  That’s because they haven’t made the playoffs in 13 years. Those are streaks they’d like to end, and it’s why they pulled off a blockbuster deal in tonight’s draft. Minnesota sent Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn…

Miller A Mentor In Denver

Mitchell Native Plans On Playing In 18th NBA Season

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In these parts on NBA Draft night it’s hard not to think back to 17 years ago when Mitchell native Mike Miller went 5th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft. Now he’s gone from the young kid nicknamed “skinny” to the old man on the young Denver Nuggets. Miller just completed his 17th NBA season. He…

Timberwolves Team Up With Fitbit

Fitbit Logo Will Serve As Jersey Patch During Next Season

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — The Minnesota Timberwolves are joining the jersey patch fad. The team announced Tuesday it has agreed to a three-year partnership with Fitbit, a health and sleep monitoring device. The Fitbit logo will appear on Timberwolves and Iowa Wolves jerseys next season. The jersey patch will be unveiled alongside the new uniforms for the team this summer. The…

NBA G-League Becomes Official

NBA Development League, Formerly Known As D-League, Gets A Brand New Look

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Since 2006, the Sioux Falls Skyforce has been a part of the NBA Development league, or D-League. On Tuesday, their league got an official makeover. The NBA and Gatorade announced the D-League will now be known as the NBA G-league. The G-league will expand to 26 teams, an addition of four teams since last year. For…

Rapid City Rush Become Minnesota Wild Affiliate

ECHL Team Joins Iowa In Wild Minor League System

RAPID CITY, S.D.  —  Some future Minnesota Wild stars could begin their careers in South Dakota. The Wild have partnered with the Rapid City Rush to make them their official ECHL affiliate.  The ECHL is essentially the second tier of minor league hockey behind the AHL.  Minnesota’s AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild, play in Des Moines, IA.

Zenner Joining Ham At RB Camp Next Monday

Sanford Fieldhouse Will Host It From 5-7 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  If you’re going hold a camp for running backs in South Dakota you should probably give them a standard to aspire to. The Sanford POWER Riggs Premier Football Academy will certainly have that next week with Zach Zenner and CJ Ham. It was announced today that Zenner will be joining Ham for the special camp at…